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Yeah, that is a bit odd. Can't say I like it, but I do think there's something to the idea that XBox 2 will somehow seem inferior to PlayStation 3 in the mind of the consumer. Stupid as that may be.

I don't dislike the name, it just seems like an odd choice. But I do agree that "Xbox 2" does sound "inferior" in some ways.

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I think it's because Microsoft is going to do a 360 degree turn and head off in a TOTALLY new direction with their new console!

 

Well wouldn't that be a 180 though? If they did a 360 they would be right back where they started. :P

 

But then again, I'd buy an "Xbox Shitballs" or an "Xbox Venereal Disease" if it had Halo 3 on it.

 

ewwww. :thud

 

I do have to commend Sony on thier ridiculously simple yet effective naming scheme for thier console line. You just replace a number and you're done. It even sounds right "Playstation 3". No worries about messing with you're name recognition or anything.

 

I personally like the name Xenon but the lack of "Xbox" would be abandoning the name recognition they have built over the years (Xenon Live anyone? ;) ). Xbox 2 sounds like a crappy B-movie sequel. Xbox Venereal Disease is out for obvious reasons (though we know we have one buyer!). Xbox Next just seems most natural to me.

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I was kind of hoping they were going to just keep adding x's...

 

Xbox 2 = Xboxx

Xbox 3 = Xboxxx (guaranteed best seller :D )

 

Seriously, I tend to prefer new names over just adding a number (even if it is non-sequential like 360). I think I can get on the "Xbox Venereal Disease" bandwagon. Xbox VD is kind of catchy. I can imagine the tagline now:

 

Xbox VD... Return of the Joystick! :D

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You see what you started Chris? :wtf

 

To go along with the rumored name "360" apparently there are still rumors circulating (pun intended ;) ) that the new Xbox will be circular in design. We've already heard reports that the console will be much smaller than the current system (hell, my car is!), perhaps the 360 name would fit right with the right console design...ok, maybe not.

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Don't forget that if you want to play games in hi def via component or HDMI you'll have to buy the HD Vas Deferens Pack sold separately.

 

 

In terms of design I really don't have a problem with a larger console as long as it is a front loader similar to most HT components. I'll take an Xbox or PS2 (old design) over a Gamecube/Dreamcast style top loading machine any day. Much easier to fit into a component rack.

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:lmfao

 

 

 

Yeah, that is a bit odd. Can't say I like it, but I do think there's something to the idea that XBox 2 will somehow seem inferior to PlayStation 3 in the mind of the consumer. Stupid as that may be.

 

So what are the chances that Kutaragi pulls a Price is Right and launches the Playstation 361?

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For a second there, I thought that was Ryan Seacrest dancing. :D

 

If that movie "Hitch" is right and women do equate dancing with how a man will be in bed, JCVD must be one lonely individual.

 

So what are the chances that Kutaragi pulls a Price is Right and launches the Playstation 361?

 

Wouldn't that be funny if Microsoft went with Xbox Infinity and Sony then countered with Playstation Infinity +1? :D

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