Rejected Xbox Names Revealed in List

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Karoshi:
Well, all this list does is make me realize, that they are even more stupid than they appear to be. While Xbox One is an eyerolling name, abandoning an old and popular brand for no apperant reason is just idiotic. The fans of Xbox want the "next Xbox", not the "new Microsoft console". Brand loyalty is powerful and you can't just jump ship like that.

synobal:
They are just releasing this so they can say "See you think our name is stupid but it could of been so much worse!". I honestly doubt any of that list was ever considered. Like they would drop the Xbox Brand name for even a second.

TL;DR List is fake, released to make the decision to name it Xbox One seem intelligent.

Reading comprehension? Those were the names on the table for the original Xbox, before it was even called "Xbox" in 2001.

By the way, as some people have mentioned in the thread by now, back then it was simply known to the dev team as the DirectX Box. Some very corporate people thought "Xbox" didn't sound corporate and committee-designed enough, so they had their boring corporate list whipped up. I'm glad the devs won out.

The problem with the Xbox One, then, is that it probably went right back to the fucking corporate committees with a hard-on for "All In One".

They should've called it MITH. Would have opened brilliant oppurtunities to make fun of it.

They really dodged a bullet with most of these.

Especially P2P. Which my mind sees as "Pay to play." And that suits the Xbox well.

This is the most 90s thing I've seen in years!

These are absolutely dreadful. I can't believe they ever considered using any of these. I mean "Optimal Ozone"? What?

And why are they all short for something. What's wrong with Xbox 3? (other than being close to 360). 720 would be a better name.

Also why is "TSO - Three Six Zero" on the list? I thought naming it Xbox 1 was lazy...but naming it directly after the previous console.

These make WiiU seem like a good idea.

But I wonder now, what does "One" stand for?

EDIT: I do quite like Lex...but not because of what it stands for...for the villain reason.

EDIT 2: my mistake.. know this is about original Xbox now.

arc1991:
Glad they didn't call it "FACE"...otherwise if i went to a friends I would playing on their FACE...

And if you brought a competing gaming console over to play and stacked it on top of theirs, you'd be putting your Wii on their FACE.

I'm going to Hell for that one.

HOLY crap, EACH of those is truly godawfull!!!
Some of them are so bad I want to travel back in time just to punch the people coming up with it... :O

F'Angus:
These are absolutely dreadful. I can't believe they ever considered using any of these. I mean "Optimal Ozone"? What?

And why are they all short for something. What's wrong with Xbox 3? (other than being close to 360). 720 would be a better name.

Also why is "TSO - Three Six Zero" on the list? I thought naming it Xbox 1 was lazy...but naming it directly after the previous console.

These make WiiU seem like a good idea.

But I wonder now, what does "One" stand for?

EDIT: I do quite like Lex...but not because of what it stands for...for the villain reason.

Read closely, these are considdered names for the *ORIGINAL* XBOX, the one from 12 years or whenever ago...

I find myself really disappointed that they didn't go with the FACE.

I'd buy one.

I'm a Fan of Amp and Max

- IS1 (Interactive System In One)

there is already an IS1 and it is a tank going by the name Iossef Stalin One

That would be a very interesting name for a console :)

synobal:
They are just releasing this so they can say "See you think our name is stupid but it could of been so much worse!". I honestly doubt any of that list was ever considered.

TL;DR List is fake, released to make the decision to name it Xbox One seem intelligent.

I hope so, whoever thought of the calling the TSO needs to be punched. Repeatedly. In the FACE.

Speaking of faces, who would call it the face? I could imagine some awkward conversations coming from that.
"You got a U?! That's it mister, no more face for you!

Or: "we're going to break your face and won't fix it until your grades improve!"

"Hey Steve! Lets go watch porn on your face!""

Captcha: sticky wicket. That is disgusting Captcha.

synobal:
They are just releasing this so they can say "See you think our name is stupid but it could of been so much worse!". I honestly doubt any of that list was ever considered.

TL;DR List is fake, released to make the decision to name it Xbox One seem intelligent.

This is about the original Xbox. The only thing it does to the One is make the Xbox part of the name look better, as we've already seen less stupid proposals on the Bone front.

mad825:

How is "Xbox One" intelligent in any shape or form? The name "Xbox" was a good one compared to those on the list but how they've stretched it out was done very badly and very campy.

Synobal is clearly talking "in comparison."

Headdrivehardscrew:

Show me the names and faces of the folks responsible for this.

You mean FACEs, right?

Simple Bluff:
That's odd - they're all acronyms.

They described this as being from the "acronym phase" within the article.

Dango:
Well I sure am glad they didn't name it the "FACE". I would've actually liked if they named it the E2 (Extreme Experience), sounds like a good time.

arc1991:
Glad they didn't call it "FACE"...otherwise if i went to a friends I would playing on their FACE...

FACE would be awesome with Kinect. >.>

Wow some of those are really stupid. No wonder they were rejected.

synobal:
They are just releasing this so they can say "See you think our name is stupid but it could HAVE been so much worse!". I honestly doubt any of that list was ever considered.

TL;DR List is fake, released to make the decision to name it Xbox One seem intelligent.

Fixed that for you, pal.

But yeah, all of these are terrible.

This reminds me of Dilbert. You always present One obviously good choice next to one or more horrible choices. That way the "Boss" thinks he's making a choice when in reality he's just picking the obvious one.

Given that MAX is on top of the list I bet that is the one the dev team wanted him to pick. XBox Max does sound like a final system that will never need to be replaced. Which is the intent of the XBox One. Whoever presented XBox One probably thought it was a clearly stupid choice, and never thought the boss would pick it.

I'm curious which they'll choose from next. We got TSO and AIO already.

I wish I could see their rejected 'car names' from phase 2.

synobal:
They are just releasing this so they can say "See you think our name is stupid but it could of been so much worse!". I honestly doubt any of that list was ever considered.

TL;DR List is fake, released to make the decision to name it Xbox One seem intelligent.

This is about the original XBOX, not the Xboner.

They need to fire their acronym guys. Those were all terrible.

rofltehcat:
Urgh those are horrible... how can they possibly not be able to afford people who can come up with a better name (and avoid stuff like Xbone)?

i'm free, just ask me.. here ya go 'Oracle'

either that or 'Kinkt adapter'

because that's what it is becoming at this point.

synobal:
They are just releasing this so they can say "See you think our name is stupid but it could of been so much worse!". I honestly doubt any of that list was ever considered.

TL;DR List is fake, released to make the decision to name it Xbox One seem intelligent.

This is the list for the original xbox, nothing to do with the Xbox One.

And why the hell would they take the time to make a fake list like this? What is there to gain?

TL;DR: Stop being so cynical.

Scars Unseen:
Let's see if we can beat that. I'll start.

-COCK (Community Oriented Creativity Kit)

"Hey Billy, can I cover over and play with your COCK?"

"Sorry, bro. My COCK's got the red ring of death, so I'm waiting for a new one."

But the 360 had the RROD

"Hey Bill can I come over and play with your COCK 360?" just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Though the COCK 2 could work.

I dunno about you guys, but I would kill for a console called "FACE"

"Can't talk, I'm playing on my FACE right now"

Was there a rule that the name had to be some sort of acronym? I hate acronyms, fuck originality let's just string a bunch of stupid words together and take the first letter of each word.

Well it could be worse better.

It could have been called "All-Star Systems"

or "Extreme Game Operator"

or the Systeflasher

I'm calling bullshit here. Microsoft are smart enough not to even THINK about calling it any of those things, especially if it deviated from the Xbox name. I'm going to have to agree this is probably just another terrible PR move by Microsoft.

That list is pretty sad. I would have liked to have read the non-acronym/initialism list, i.e. the "car name" list instead.

In the other list posted, the name "Utopian Turtletop" really jumped out at me. I think that is a name that is in need of a suitable product.

Though I would say all the selections at least make SOME sense, which is more than I can say for the Wii. Does Wii have a similar longer name that I've never read of? Because it has all the juvenile mockery potential, with none of the misplaced logic of a legitimate acronym as far as I could ever tell.

And then its succeeded by the Wii U, its not even fun to say out loud. You sound like you are making an ambulance noise.

I never had the chance to play one, but Dreamcast...that's how you name a console.

Jaguar always seemed a little "trying to hard" and its the same as a car company.

Neo Geo is fun to say. Turbo Graphix 16 is a little wordy.

But Gameboy? That is perfect. Why Nintendo abandoned the Gameboy name in favor or DS and 3DS is beyond me. I know they stand for Developer System and (i assume) Three Dimensional System, but "Gameboy Duo" and "Gameboy 3D" would probably have sold a bit more initial units.

Wow. That list was just bad. And I thought I was bad with names. But those were bad.

It almost makes the Xbox One sound better by comparison. Almost. That's still a stupid confusing name. And if you're wondering why, notice how many people thought this article was talking about the Xbox One rather than the Xbox. I didn't even realize it till I went back and reread it.

synobal:
They are just releasing this so they can say "See you think our name is stupid but it could of been so much worse!". I honestly doubt any of that list was ever considered.

TL;DR List is fake, released to make the decision to name it Xbox One seem intelligent.

The fan made xbox infinite logo was so good. Shame Xbox One is a terribly boring name.

It only sounds deep or intelligent to marketing teams.

You know... the Xbox Max sounds pretty cool. it also sounds likew hat you call the last system oyu make but it sounds better than the xbox one. The acronym sucks, but jsut calling it a max and saying well, we wanted gamers to have the max expereience probably would have made it sound less ridiculous.

synobal:
They are just releasing this so they can say "See you think our name is stupid but it could of been so much worse!". I honestly doubt any of that list was ever considered.

TL;DR List is fake, released to make the decision to name it Xbox One seem intelligent.

This isn't for the Xbox One, its for the original Xbox (confusing, i know)

I'm a fan of "- MEA (Microsoft Entertainment Activator)"

Time to go activate my entertainment!

Actually, I think X-TAC might've been good enough a name.

Disappointing list, there was no XAB. Xtreme! Action! Box!

What a terrible list of terrible names. The Xbox was just fine, and it really let them go wild with the design. Too bad that they completely forgot about the whole "let's make it look cool" thing with the latest incarnations.

In fact, what's up with that? Console designs used to be cool. Not NES or Atari... those weren't that cool... but the Xbox, the PS, the Nintendo 64, the Genesis, and even the SNES... all of those had superfluous doodads and shapes to make them look sleek or futuristic. Now it's just "Look at our big black bricks! Don't you just want to play with our big black bricks all night long?"

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