#1 Edited by bjorno (1433 posts) -

I think we can all agree that the best possible abbreviation to use for this console is XBONE (XBox ONE).

"XONE", as it is now, is not ideal. Can you pronounce xone??? zone?? kone?? exone??? No, because it is dumb.

The members of this wonderful site seem like the smart kind of people to be at the helm of making sure that this new console will be referred to by the proper abbreviation for years to come (XBONE).

Come with me, Bombers to the land of XBONE.
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XBONE XBONE XBONE XBONE XBONE XBONE

#2 Posted by Zeik (2751 posts) -

"XBONE" sounds like what dudebros would call a console.

...So yeah, I guess that makes it perfect.

#3 Posted by Marino (4761 posts) -
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#4 Posted by JasonR86 (9723 posts) -

Eh. It sounds like a derogatory term for an ex-girlfriend and I ain't sexist like that.

#5 Edited by Chaser324 (6739 posts) -

My initial reaction was XONE, and that happens to be what Jeff wanted and what Marino immediately changed it to.

We really don't need to base this decision on just enabling lazy "bone" jokes.

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#6 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2402 posts) -

I'm going to call it the "X1" or the just the xbox.

#7 Posted by TruthTellah (9468 posts) -

It's the Space Battleship X1. Get used to it.

#8 Posted by YI_Orange (1172 posts) -

@zeik: I think we have a problem.

#9 Posted by mandude (2666 posts) -

I am in favour of Xbone.

Our threadmates disappoint me, however. :(

#10 Posted by bjorno (1433 posts) -

It's like you guys don't even LIKE FUN.

:(

#11 Posted by Zeik (2751 posts) -
#12 Posted by Mezmero (2057 posts) -

Are you suggesting it be pronounced Xbwun or Xbohn?

#13 Posted by tonyp2121 (169 posts) -

I prefer Xbone, mostly because Xone (I think its pronounced closer to zone than anything else) sounds too cool for a console with that bad of a name.

#14 Posted by CatsAkimbo (644 posts) -

Ex-bone is pretty fun to say. I may use it the same way I use blops or sweater (SW:TOR).

#15 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12102 posts) -

XONE? That sounds like a future drug to me. Of course, I am #teamX1, so I'd rather have that then XBONE.

#16 Posted by triple07 (1198 posts) -

No, you are dumb.

#17 Posted by Soapy86 (2617 posts) -

I'm fully in support of calling it the XBONE.

#18 Posted by ReverendHunt (376 posts) -
#19 Edited by Skytylz (4039 posts) -

XBONE 4 LIFE

#20 Posted by GnomeonFire (778 posts) -

#TeamXBone

#21 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1203 posts) -

Sorry guys, but I gotta go #TEAMXBONELESS on this one.

#22 Posted by MEATBALL (3468 posts) -

DMX will be the official spokesperson along with a cross-media marketing plan for Call of Duty Ghosts

#23 Posted by casper_ (910 posts) -

agreed

#24 Posted by Dalai (7069 posts) -

XONE might end up being the official abbreviation, but we'd just be kidding ourselves.

#25 Posted by MEATBALL (3468 posts) -

Alternatively, the pronounciation "XBWAN" as a nice Rasta flavour to it. I'm gwan play xbwan mahn.

#26 Posted by bobafettjm (1473 posts) -

I am fully in support of never naming it the Xbone.

#27 Edited by OurSin_360 (947 posts) -

Well after seeing this thread every time i see the words xbox one, i see xbone instead lol.

#28 Posted by Dezinus (329 posts) -

I completely agree! It makes sense as an abbreviation, as well as showcases core technology for dog mo-cap. I will call it XBONE until I die. XBONE!

#29 Edited by StarFoxA (5163 posts) -

XONE is worse than XBONE. I was in support of XB1.

#30 Posted by Reisz (1527 posts) -

I very rarely refuse to see the other side of an argument. That having been said; Xbone is garbage and I won't have it. Xbox for real talk or the "zone" for humour, done.

#31 Edited by Sergio (2243 posts) -

I think they already picked out a name. Now it's time to petition the XOne apps to be called snapps because of the "Snap Mode" apps.

#32 Posted by SpoogeMcduck (191 posts) -

Gonna call it Jimmy. Jimmy hates playing movies. Jimmy hates FPS games. Jimmy just red ringed.

#33 Edited by Zaccheus (1805 posts) -

Anonymous asked:

Word on the twitvine is that the hip abbreviation for the XBOX One is the "XBONE", what say you Jeff Gerstmann

Five characters is too many for an abbreviation. XONE.

Jeff Gerstmann on Tumblr

I consider this to be the final word.

#34 Posted by wrecks (2317 posts) -

XBone was fun to goof about for a couple hours. I'm over it. I support XBO or XB1.

#35 Posted by villainy (595 posts) -

If the soul-less masses have decided against XBone then I'l much rather go with X1 (Ecks One) . Anyone pronouncing Xone like zone can go right straight to hell.

#36 Posted by bjorno (1433 posts) -

You must reach inside yourself past your ego's haze to the inner being, XBONE will appear.

#37 Posted by Superkenon (1505 posts) -

Me and my friend happened to arrive at XONE as well. And now that it seems to be Jeff-sanctioned, I guess that settles it.

#38 Posted by TheHT (11767 posts) -

HAARP is five letters Jeff. WHATCHU THINK ABOUT THAT.

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#39 Edited by supamon (1334 posts) -

How about the One.

#40 Posted by ripelivejam (4827 posts) -

XBAWK WAN MIRRION TWOOP ^_____________________^

#41 Edited by Jimbo (9979 posts) -

Nobody is ever going to call that thing XONE (as in 'zone') or type that out. 'Xbone' won't stick either, of course, but it's amusing enough for a day or two.

#42 Posted by SlashDance (1843 posts) -

We had a good laugh with XBone yesterday, but I'm with Jeff.