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Sorry for the late start today, guys and gals. On top of my busted heel, I’ve caught a cold. I’m going to blame it on the weather shifting from 70F to 90F in a week. Anyway, one of the latest rumors on Microsoft’s next console is that it will be called Xbox Infinity. A few of my sources said that the name is legit, while a few have said that it’s not. Let’s forget about that for now and judge the name Xbox Infinity. Do you love it or hate it?
On one hand, it’s a dynamic name that should make for some cool branding. There’s also that built-in Buzz Lightyear marketing. On the other hand, some tech pundits believe that Xbox Infinity is too close to Comcast’s Xfinity brand. Additionally, the name kind of boxes Microsoft in, no? Where does the company take it from here? Xbox Infinity + 1? Xbox Infinity and Beyond?
As a fan of the Scott Pilgrim books and movie, I immediately thought of the scene pictured above when I heard the name Xbox Infinity. It’s not that I think the name is bad (it does nothing for me either way), but rather I’m going enjoy reading about Sony fanboys going off on the name (should it pan out).
What do you think? Xbox Infinity — yay or nay?
12 thoughts on “Coffee Talk #584: Xbox Infinity, Good Name or Bad?”
I think two names for your machine is only good with a number as the second half.
The name doesn’t stand out to me, but it isn’t bad either. I think it can grow on me. I’m just glad that it can finally be called something other than Xbox 720, because I absolutely hated that name.
I like Xbox 3.
I’m just going to wait until there is an official announcement from Xbox until I comment any further on this. There is just WAY too much speculation, rumor and hearsay about this next console going on for the past six months now that it’s just getting SO incredibly tiring.
Personally, I think we’re going to all look like idiots when Microsoft announces that the next Xbox is really going to just be the Ouya (or just something completely unexpected that nobody saw coming from a mile away).
Well, the press event is next week, so we won’t have to wait long. The next month should be exciting, but the market has changed so much that it feels very different from the weeks leading up to the last few console reveals.
That’s because consoles used to be state of the art tech…now they are 2-4 year old tech and woefully behind PCs and ARM upgrades.
Those are definitely legit points, but for me it’s more about the markets. Console gaming will always be my first love, but I don’t think it’s the most interesting segment at the moment. There’s more growth and excitement in mobile games. There are newer and more interesting players in that scene too.
Agreed about the mobile growth but I don’t see the immersion in touchscreen outside of a point and click like Walking Dead or King’s Quest.
I think consoles might have to have F2P games on them to succeed this next gen. Just allow keyboard and mouse. Let gamers download League of Legends.
If they do name it that and put the infinity symbol next to xbox, then i can call it my x-balls
Damn! I was hoping for Xbox 3000.
I want to talk about E3 judges weej.
Is that like weejing the juice? I love encino man.
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