Do you take someone less seriously when they use the term "Xbone"?

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Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) 1 year, 2 months ago

Poll: Do you take someone less seriously when they use the term "Xbone"? (399 votes)

Yes 34%
No 66%

I don't know about you guys, but at this point I'll often stop reading a forum post if I see this term being used. Not everyone seems to use it to imply negativity, but even so, it's an annoyingly ugly term that just screams "Let's try to be clever on the internet!" Key word, of course, being try.

If you legitimately believe this term to be a good shorthand for Xbox One, then, well, I'm sorry—it's really not.

Perhaps I just hold words to too high a standard.

#51 Posted by CommanderGermanShepard (303 posts) -

@irvandus said:

No. It's the best option we have. Now if you refer to it as "the one" we have a problem.

"Xbox One" just never occurred to you, or....?

Oh you mean the original Xbox?

#52 Posted by PenguinDust (12491 posts) -

Yes, but I say XBO as in "ecchs-bo", so I'm not much better.

#53 Posted by Brendan (7753 posts) -

I just say Xbox, because I don't think about it.

#54 Posted by Popogeejo (614 posts) -

You picked a bad day to make this thread, didn't you? It's gonna be Xbox180 from here on out.

But to address you question: I like the term Xbone. People naturally contract a name when they can and this one works terribly well. It's almost like it was intended. The actual name is simply bad. Even if you don't like "Xbone" "Xbox One" sounds/reads worse to me. It's the same with Playstation. On it's own it sounded fine but Playstation 2 and 3? Sounds dull. Initialising the names then made it sound somewhat better and, importantly for the internet, gave you good shorthand. Losing two letters isn't as much of a deal but it still tidies up the name, makes it one word and can be used without sounding positive or negative.

People could go for XB1 but then you have the PS4. That's +3 on the XB. It's also not the first XB which makes things kind of silly.

On the whole the proper name is terrible and Xbone just feels better to a lot of people. Can't blame them for MS giving their console a bad name and reacting. If you're letting a term like this affect your opinion of what they're saying and how seriously you take what they say then you're already taking thee whole concept far too seriously.

#55 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@likeassur said:

@irvandus said:

No. It's the best option we have. Now if you refer to it as "the one" we have a problem.

"Xbox One" just never occurred to you, or....?

Oh you mean the original Xbox?

No, the Xbox One.
It goes Xbox, 360, then Xbox One.

Microsoft was never that good at numbers. Just.. don't stare at them or you'll weird them out.
When they talk then just nod politely and act like you listen.

#56 Posted by MoonwalkSA (430 posts) -

Yes, but I say XBO as in "ecchs-bo", so I'm not much better.

Binary Domain 2, starring X-Bo.

#57 Posted by CommanderGermanShepard (303 posts) -

@commandergermanshepard said:

@likeassur said:

@irvandus said:

No. It's the best option we have. Now if you refer to it as "the one" we have a problem.

"Xbox One" just never occurred to you, or....?

Oh you mean the original Xbox?

No, the Xbox One.

It goes Xbox, 360, then Xbox One.

Microsoft was never that good at numbers. Just.. don't stare at them or you'll weird them out.

When they talk then just nod politely and act like you listen.

Oh you mean the first Xbox or the XBone?

#58 Posted by Chibithor (574 posts) -

Nah, I use it and I think Xbone's the best we got. I say use whatever you like (except Xone).

#59 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@zeforgotten said:

@commandergermanshepard said:

@likeassur said:

@irvandus said:

No. It's the best option we have. Now if you refer to it as "the one" we have a problem.

"Xbox One" just never occurred to you, or....?

Oh you mean the original Xbox?

No, the Xbox One.

It goes Xbox, 360, then Xbox One.

Microsoft was never that good at numbers. Just.. don't stare at them or you'll weird them out.

When they talk then just nod politely and act like you listen.

Oh you mean the first Xbox or the XBone?

Oh, you're one of those people that Don Mattrick talked about.
You should probably stick with the 360.

#60 Posted by EXTomar (4670 posts) -

No but I take Microsoft less seriously for picking a name that is so easily abused.

#61 Posted by Demoskinos (14757 posts) -

Its fun to say. Thats basically it. I like saying it. I don't think its clever or funny but its just a fun word.

#62 Posted by CommanderGermanShepard (303 posts) -

@commandergermanshepard said:

@zeforgotten said:

@commandergermanshepard said:

@likeassur said:

@irvandus said:

No. It's the best option we have. Now if you refer to it as "the one" we have a problem.

"Xbox One" just never occurred to you, or....?

Oh you mean the original Xbox?

No, the Xbox One.

It goes Xbox, 360, then Xbox One.

Microsoft was never that good at numbers. Just.. don't stare at them or you'll weird them out.

When they talk then just nod politely and act like you listen.

Oh you mean the first Xbox or the XBone?

Oh, you're one of

those

people that Don Mattrick talked about.

You should probably stick with the 360.

I will, who would seriously pay $499 for a console that came out 12 years ago...

#63 Edited by BoOzak (906 posts) -

When spoken out loud I call it "The One" I know it's not funny, but Microsoft's forced my hand (or tongue but that also sounds wrong) It really is a terrible name. I do take people less seriously when they say "M$" though as it's meant to be insulting. I'm not insulting the console whenever I call it the "XONE" or whatever the hell people would prefer it to be called. Just the name.

#64 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@zeforgotten said:

@commandergermanshepard said:

@zeforgotten said:

@commandergermanshepard said:

@likeassur said:

@irvandus said:

No. It's the best option we have. Now if you refer to it as "the one" we have a problem.

"Xbox One" just never occurred to you, or....?

Oh you mean the original Xbox?

No, the Xbox One.

It goes Xbox, 360, then Xbox One.

Microsoft was never that good at numbers. Just.. don't stare at them or you'll weird them out.

When they talk then just nod politely and act like you listen.

Oh you mean the first Xbox or the XBone?

Oh, you're one of

those

people that Don Mattrick talked about.

You should probably stick with the 360.

I will, who would seriously pay $499 for a console that came out 12 years ago...

People who still think penis jokes are funny, of course.
So.. I guess the parents of those people? since there's no way in hell a 13 year old has enough money to spend $499 on something like that.

#65 Posted by CommanderGermanShepard (303 posts) -

@commandergermanshepard said:

@zeforgotten said:

@commandergermanshepard said:

@zeforgotten said:

@commandergermanshepard said:

@likeassur said:

@irvandus said:

No. It's the best option we have. Now if you refer to it as "the one" we have a problem.

"Xbox One" just never occurred to you, or....?

Oh you mean the original Xbox?

No, the Xbox One.

It goes Xbox, 360, then Xbox One.

Microsoft was never that good at numbers. Just.. don't stare at them or you'll weird them out.

When they talk then just nod politely and act like you listen.

Oh you mean the first Xbox or the XBone?

Oh, you're one of

those

people that Don Mattrick talked about.

You should probably stick with the 360.

I will, who would seriously pay $499 for a console that came out 12 years ago...

People who still think penis jokes are funny, of course.

So.. I guess the parents of those people? since there's no way in hell a 13 year old has enough money to spend $499 on something like that.

Lighten Up Ze Forgotten.

#66 Edited by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@commandergermanshepard said:

@zeforgotten said:

@commandergermanshepard said:

@zeforgotten said:

@commandergermanshepard said:

@zeforgotten said:

@commandergermanshepard said:

@likeassur said:

@irvandus said:

No. It's the best option we have. Now if you refer to it as "the one" we have a problem.

"Xbox One" just never occurred to you, or....?

Oh you mean the original Xbox?

No, the Xbox One.

It goes Xbox, 360, then Xbox One.

Microsoft was never that good at numbers. Just.. don't stare at them or you'll weird them out.

When they talk then just nod politely and act like you listen.

Oh you mean the first Xbox or the XBone?

Oh, you're one of

those

people that Don Mattrick talked about.

You should probably stick with the 360.

I will, who would seriously pay $499 for a console that came out 12 years ago...

People who still think penis jokes are funny, of course.

So.. I guess the parents of those people? since there's no way in hell a 13 year old has enough money to spend $499 on something like that.

Lighten Up Ze Forgotten.

I am, hence the lighthearted joke aimed at the dick loving teenagers.

Edit: that came out wrong but I'm sticking with it, dammit.

#67 Posted by Liquidus (946 posts) -

Xbone's a better name than Xbox One.

#68 Edited by SpoogeMcduck (186 posts) -

I say Xbone, and now that they're getting rid of the DRM stuff I'll probably be buying an Xbone at some point. The only time I might not say Xbone is if I'm on a date and the girl asks about hobbies, I would avoid telling her I have an Xbone...

#69 Posted by Unavailable (56 posts) -

No, because I'm not mentally disturbed.

#70 Posted by Freshbandito (678 posts) -

@irvandus: ....Okay, let's break this down.

Xbone = 5 characters.

Xbox One = 8 characters (if you count the space).

So you're saying that an additional three keystrokes is just too much?

LET'S break this down is only one singular keystroke less than LET US break this down, do we disregard the opinions of the complete strawheaded imbecile that first commited to writing LET'S on the grounds that the extra effort was too much?.

People will generally look to abbreviate and shorten terms they feel they may use often, in the case of hardware like the consoles it also implies knowledge of the subject, familiarity and helps keep a casual bonhomie about the discussion.

People who use it as a "Sick burn duder!" however should be shot at high speed into a hard surface in front of their families.

#71 Posted by Dalai (7017 posts) -

Microsoft had to know the name could create such an abbreviation to exist so it's their fault. Not mine.

Xbone.

#72 Posted by LikeaSsur (1510 posts) -

@freshbandito: I applaud your gusto, but here's the thing about grammar: Contractions are allowed. "Xbone" is not a contraction.

#73 Posted by afabs515 (1019 posts) -

My brother says "The One", and every time he says it I say, "Don't call it that." As long as people don't call it that, I'm cool. Also, I thought Xbone was very accurate considering all their DRM nonsense. I'll probably keep calling it that or "the 180", cuz that's really funny to me.

#74 Edited by Freshbandito (678 posts) -

@likeassur: Contractions, abbreviations even colloquialisms all just stem from people taking the language and making it more concise or making it fit their linguistic usage more comfortably. To limit language variations to definitions as set down in grammatical teaching is far too limiting for the world we live in. This is where society takes a stand and makes a new collins accepted contraction! we here at microsoft are pleased to unveil.... The Xb'ne!

I just think Xbox one is just an awful name that doesn't flow and in my local accent tends to sound particularly odd also due to the use of the word 'one' interchangably with 'thing' in my area of Wales.

#75 Posted by Pr1mus (3869 posts) -

Yes

#76 Edited by Bill_Rizer (120 posts) -

You can easily spot Sony fanboys and weeaboos by their use of the word xbone.

http://i.minus.com/ib04oymE3m3fjV.gif

#77 Posted by YukoAsho (2017 posts) -

I dunno, I just use it because it's catchy.

Now, people who use "snes" as a word instead of spelling out the initials, THOSE guys are pretentious douche-bags.

#78 Edited by AlexGlass (688 posts) -

I tend to lean towards X1 because it's short. Not really less serious, but I take the explanation that it's only being used because it's shorter less serious. If that's the case, X1 is about as short as it gets. On GB it works especially great for thread titles.

#79 Posted by Corvak (1003 posts) -

Depends on context.

I would take them less seriously if it was a published article, but not for using it in casual online conversation.

#80 Posted by MormonWarrior (2569 posts) -

@thegreatguero said:

If anything, people could type XB1

I don't know. That looks weird. Who mixes numbers and letters? How gauche.

It's like when I'm chatting with my sister on Facebook and she says something is "10der." I read it in binary and get all confused.

#81 Edited by Verendus (348 posts) -

No, It's usually the tone of post overall that matters. If someone references to Xbox One as Xbone, I don't mind. Usually posts I ignore are just ones like "Xbone sucks lol" it doesn't matter if it would say "Xbox One sucks lol", it's still just as pointless.

"Gaystations" and "Shitboxes" are different thing though.

I usually refer to it as X1.

#82 Posted by Syed117 (387 posts) -

Only when someone says "you got xboned"

That proves they are educated and have an extremely sophisticated sense of humor.

#83 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4192 posts) -

XONE.

#84 Posted by Zaccheus (1792 posts) -

I don't like it, but it's so common that I don't really even notice anymore.

#85 Posted by Dixavd (1344 posts) -

I've got used to calling it "The new Xbox" since no one else I know understands what I'm taking about if I call it anything else. I don't care what anyone calls it as everyone else understands the term.

In fact, I've always thought that "Xbox" was one of the worst names of any video game console ever; so I see Xbone as a sizeable improvement.

#86 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2679 posts) -

No, I just don't care what they call it. It is all in how YOU interpret the nickname.

- If you feel confident in the system, you would see XBone as a sign of affection like any nickname.
- If you feel deep down MS has messed up and the system will be marred than, guess what, you will always see XBone as an insult.

But, it is about your interpretation of it. You give it power and you decide what it means.

#87 Edited by OurSin_360 (842 posts) -

It's the Xbone, Xone sounds stupid and Xbox one is too long.

Honestly, the system name is hard to take serious at all. I still keep thinking of the actual xbox 1, should have just called it xbox.

#88 Edited by Tesla (1918 posts) -

I say Xbone because it is only one more letter than Xbox. Really though if you feel threatened by how someone abbreviates a video game console perhaps you should step back and take a break from video game forums.

X is a great letter, and bone is a great word. What some see as a slight to me sounds kinda badass.

#89 Edited by MonkeyKing1969 (2679 posts) -

@syed117 said:

Only when someone says "you got xboned"

That proves they are educated and have an extremely sophisticated sense of humor.

On formal occasions you really should say, "Xfornicate" or "Xcoitus" intsead of Xbone

#90 Posted by mano521 (1222 posts) -

I don't even say it in jest it's just the easiest way to say it.

X = X + B = Box + one = XBone.

not necessarily true. I just say X1. take out the b. or just go full retconn and say xbox

Anyways more to the point, i dont really take people less seriously, but it sure helps figure out what kind of person im dealing with. Same with the M$ nonsense. Its just people who dont know what they want as far as im concerned. They complain, then the people listen and change the product, then complain some more. Makes no sense

#91 Posted by Brenderous (1099 posts) -

That's that new Microsoft console, right? Cool.

*goes back to playing pc games with superior controls, graphics, and framerate*

#92 Edited by Fearbeard (826 posts) -

No Microsoft brought in on themselves with a shitty name that can be easily be shortened to Xbone.

The only reason it has such strong negative connotations outside the name is because Microsoft fucked up their messaging about the system completely. They did just about everything wrong so now when someone says Xbone it's no longer just a comment on the name but a comment on the entire way Microsoft has handled the system.

And this is coming from someone who's had one pre-ordered since they opened up pre-orders and done most of my current gen console gaming on the Xbox 360.

#93 Posted by Juzie (168 posts) -

Personally I think JJWeatherman sounds much worse than Xbone. I take your post less seriously now unless you either remove the JJ or say what it actually stands for.

See how stupid that sounds? Yep... your thread in a nutshell.

#94 Posted by Sergio (2080 posts) -

I take them just as seriously as the folks who decided to call their third console One.

#95 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3228 posts) -

Judging people based on their word choice is a fast way to hate everybody in the world.

#96 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

When someone uses 'xbone' in a post, you know they're not a marketer. That's a valid enough reason for me.

#97 Posted by Slaegar (699 posts) -

Xbox Vita

Xbox 420

P$4(00)

Take your pick.

#98 Edited by EnemaEms (155 posts) -

Xbox One Eight Tee

#99 Posted by JasonR86 (9657 posts) -

I take people less seriously when they mention Xbox One.

#100 Edited by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

Only if it's included in a sentence such as "I think the XBone looks great!" or "TheXBone is way better then the PS4!"

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