http://boards.4chan.org/b/res/481146020 [EDIT: thread 404'd]
I don't think this is legit, but I've gathered that a lot of people do so I thought it'd be worth posting. why anybody would risk their employment to post details on 4chan is beyond me, and the fact that anyone with the potential to leak so many details would know this much also seems bizarre. credit goes to this neogaf thread for pulling these quotes from the thread.
Referred to as neXtBox throughout development period, KineXbox to those looking for a beating, but the official title is... "Xbox Now!"
Yes, it even has that little explanation point at the end, the "Xbox Now!"
Specs; 7000-series AMD, Backwards compatibility, access to featured 'channels' and social networking dependent on membership status, as previously stated, and subscription to the "Now!" service.
At launch capable of viewing in 3D, with added option of playing disc media such as DVD's and Blu-Ray's once again depending on Now! and membership period.
Also, I'd hate to sound condescending to the newer generation of gamers, but in the eyes of advertisement executives and marketing maestros everywhere, the name Xbox Now! fits in perfectly as a buzzword to just filter through the industry.
While the Xbox Now! uses Kinect like its predecessor, "Xbox, Turn on" is a defunct command.
Instead, gamers can turn on their consoles with an issued command of "Xbox, Now!".
I get it, really, it ties in with the instantaneous world of social networking, and being informed of events as they happen, down to the last second.
Sure, everything is needed now, right away, this second.
But spare a thought for those with more patience as you shout, over and over...
Like Kinect, Xbox Now! required adequate space to function properly. The design has remained largely unchanged from the previous Xbox 360 Slim version, a bit of artsy decal on the side that has "Now!" written across it.
It looks gaudy as hell, and extremely tacky, but what do I know...
|The new Xbox is nearly equal in weight to a slab of concrete, is that close enough?|
he also makes a lengthy post about why "banjo-threeie" was canned in favour of nuts and bolts.
xboxnow.com does indeed redirect to xbox.com, but I think someone mentioned this domain was registered 13 years ago