Poll: What Should Microsoft Name Its Next Console?

May 8, 2013 -

On Tuesday, May 21st, Microsoft is set to tell us all about the successor to the Xbox 360 and how utterly offended it is that anyone would think it's stupid enough to try and sell an always-on console.  I wouldn't expect pricing or a solid release date but I'm sure we'll hear what it's going to be called.

But, we've got two weeks of time to kill before then so what do you think Microsoft's next should be called?  Should it keep the codename Durango as its official moniker?  Maybe it should go with the rumored Xbox Fusion?  How about sticking with the obvious and calling it the Xbox 720?

Nope.  We all know it should be called Xbox Steve!

Wii U, Playstation 4 and Xbox Steve.  Rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it?

Of course, different strokes for different folks and all that so vote for the one you like best (vote Xbox Steve!) and if you've got a better name, let us know in the comments or send us an email at SuperPACpodcast@gmail.com.  EZK and I will reveal the poll results and share any awesome names you come up with on the next podcast.  Then, about a week later, we'll learn what name Microsoft actually went with.

Hey, maybe we'll even get to see what the console itself looks like!

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-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen


Comments

Re: Poll: What Should Microsoft Name Its Next Console?

I am also going to have to go with "Steve".  It should also be a cube, with controllers shaped like little green penises that start to hiss and explode when they see the console.

Re: Poll: What Should Microsoft Name Its Next Console?

Although I did vote for Xbox Steve, It should be noted that it's rather odd name after the death of Steve Jobs. Just sayin' smiley

Re: Poll: What Should Microsoft Name Its Next Console?

The "Xbox We Were Never Even Considering Always Online You Bunch Of Conspiracy Theorist Five Year Olds".

That being said, I still want to make the joke that it might also be the "Xbox #dealwithit".

/b

Re: Poll: What Should Microsoft Name Its Next Console?

Xbox 8 since it will force-feed unpopular features of a horrid OS. After the PS3's horrid launch and it's horrid announcement telling us we should work two jobs to be able to afford the system I waited years to buy the PS3. It seems all that anger and being upset I missed out on the opening of a great console.

To where after how we were tried by Sony I decided to jump fully into the 360 only to have three consoles die and I have had to buy tons of accessories. 

I have no idea yet on what console or if any that I will choose from since Sony wishes to force me to buy all my digital content for the PS Store on their new Gakai thing I might pass on the PS3 until they right this wrong. 

Also streaming games is not going to take off no time soon. As much as Sony is betting on this new streaming service they just announced that the PS4 would never be considered online only since certain countries do not have reliable internet service.

What they do not comment on is that many countries including the U.S have ISP's like Comcast, Time Warner, At&t and plenty more who put caps on how much one can use.

Yes you have Google Fiber but it is just still testing in a few (I believe two) areas in the U.S. 

MS is going to have to do a lot of convincing to make me come back. Sony needs to change its stance on the digital download situation. The fact they want us to buy content all over again won't fly.

Re: Poll: What Should Microsoft Name Its Next Console?

Call it "XBox Hate".

Re: Poll: What Should Microsoft Name Its Next Console?

Well, all indications are it won't be backwards-compatible, so I'm feeling spiteful. It needs a name that will ensure it will crash and burn, but unfortunately "Wii U" is already taken.

Bah, who am I kidding? The only logical choice is XBOX 41,253 (this being the number of square degrees in a full sphere).

Re: Poll: What Should Microsoft Name Its Next Console?

I love how the Wii U hasn't even had a year yet and people are so sure it's going to be a failure no matter what.

Re: Poll: What Should Microsoft Name Its Next Console?

Xbox Ebay? Xbox Amazon? Nah, they're already taken and they imply that games are still a focus by having 'Xbox' in the title. Xflix? Xtube? Hmm... sounds a bit pornographic. May not go down well with parents. How about - Give-Us-Your-Money-and-We'll-Give-You-What-We-Say-You-Want... -720-Next.

Re: Poll: What Should Microsoft Name Its Next Console?

XXXbox for all your adult gaming needs!

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Poll: What Should Microsoft Name Its Next Console?

I didn't think to include it in the poll but another name I heard a while back was Xbox Next.

How about Xboxzilla?

Nah, I'm sticking with Xbox Steve.

 

Andrew Eisen

 
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