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Submitted by fusible 503d ago | rumor

Next-generation Xbox may be called Xbox Gold, according to recent domain activity

As we get closer to Microsoft revealing its next-generation Xbox console, there will be a lot more talk about the name. Over the years, people have been suggesting possible names like the Xbox 720, Xbox Infinity, Xbox 8, Xbox Next, and the list goes on and on. Given all the information already known about the next-gen console, here’s another name to throw into the ring: Xbox Gold. Now before you say to yourself, “No way it will be called this”, this speculation isn’t entirely from left field, as Microsoft has left a new trail of domain bread crumbs recently involving the name “Xbox Gold”. (Industry, Microsoft, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Update "Xbox Gold & Entertainment" is mentioned in this internal Microsoft event agenda that was leaked. It does have a "services" ring to it... http://www.gamechup.com/int...

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bebitech  +   503d ago
This likely has more to do with subscriptions than the console name.
GribbleGrunger  +   503d ago
Agreed. It could also be the name for their rumoured Cloud service.
Chaostar  +   503d ago
Whatever the case they have this guys pre-order in the bag...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_U...
secretcode  +   503d ago
@Chaostar

That's not a photo of Goldmember at all. :(
Gildarts  +   503d ago
Its probably a website with exclusive content for gold members.
Blackdeath_663  +   503d ago
yep more dodgy subscription services i hope this means they will make it so that you can play online for free. paying to play a game that you already paid for is absolutely unacceptable i can't believe that there are millions of people around the world who will willing pay for absolutely nothing. you pay your internet service provider for the internet, you pay your local shop for the game there is absolutely no reason to pay microsoft anything to be able to play that game online.
its like buying a lamp then buying a lightbulb and being told you can't use it unless you pay a subscription fee.complete nonsense.
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ApexHell  +   503d ago
haha but actually if you buy a lamp then buy the lamp bulb you do pay a subscription fee to the electric company for electric service monthly xD.
Chug  +   503d ago
In this analogy, the electricity bill would be your internet service xD.
Blackdeath_663  +   503d ago
@chug and @ApexHell
Xbox= Lamp
Game= Lightbulb
internet connect= electricity
Xbox live subscription = ???

i knew someone would mention the electricity bill should have made it more clear but my point still stands you don't get anything you haven't already paid for with xbox live maybe a few extra services here and there but you certainly shouldn't be forced to pay it just to play online. i don't mean to upset anyone but thats the reality of it
Temporary  +   503d ago
there are many ways to justify being ripped off...I'd rather just come to terms with the ugly truth, Xbox Live Gold subscriptions are taking advantage of people who dont know better, or who "trapped" themselves into the subscription service because they dont want to abandon friends theyve made online.
Gaming_Guru  +   503d ago
To: Blackdeath_663

The Xbox Live subscription is a special outlet with a separate electricity bill doing the exact same thing as the original outlet. So the device is powered by two outlets doing the same thing, lol.
nukeitall  +   503d ago
@Blackdeath_663:

Xbox= Lamp
Game= Lightbulb
internet connect= electricity

Xbox live subscription = Government taxes!

I.e. the government puts in the infrastructure to deliver said electricity. MS provided the infrastructure for you to enjoy the games online. Get it?

"you haven't already paid for with xbox live maybe a few extra services here and there but you certainly shouldn't be forced to pay it just to play online."

Nope, you paid for access to their platform that makes certain features available, such as cross game chat, party system, maintenaince and so on. You are NOT forced to do anything, you are free to purchase the system which clearly spells out there are additional fees.

"i don't mean to upset anyone but thats the reality of it"

You aren't upsetting anyone, because everyone else knows this and willingly participate or they moved to another system.

It is generally fanboys that complain, because there are alternatives abound.
amiga-man  +   503d ago
Nukeitall your argument is crazy, there is no infrastructure that M$ needs to provide for you to access your internet in fact they have gone out of their way to take it away from you.

If you want to pay for cross game chat thats up to you M$ at least provide that but to take away your internet and expect you to pay to get it back is the biggest scam this gen and is only done because M$ know free online would mean a huge drop in subsciptions.

Blackdeath is making perfect sense its the fanboys with their fingers in their ears that refuse to see it.
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This would be funny! lol pay for everything on xbox gold!
dcbronco  +   503d ago
I think you're right. It's all about coming additions to Gold accounts. TV Apps and exclusive content. IPTV or streaming of original content. This has nothing to do with the naming rights. And having others own naming rights to websites doesn't mean anything. Microsoft could buy or sue for them. Their is no doubt the name Xbox belongs to Microsoft.
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Gimmemorebubblez  +   503d ago
LOL
~And now, what you have all been waiting for.........the Xbox GOLD~
*shows black console*

Personally I think Xbox Infinity has the best ring to it.
DivineAssault  +   503d ago
xbox gold has got to be the service... Not the machine itself..
abc1233  +   503d ago
Xbox Cold more like. Sorry, couldn't resist.
clintagious650  +   503d ago
Xbox Kinect Gold Digger, I kid I kid. Maybe it means xbl will be free. Lets all hope.
BattleReach  +   503d ago
Launching in 2019, Xbox Platinum.
Lol.
sdozzo  +   503d ago
Pretty sure 720 will be the name.
InMyOpinion  +   503d ago
Xbox Gold Timed Exclusive DLC Edition.
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soultecc  +   503d ago
sounds stupid
Tei777  +   503d ago
it should definitely be called xbox8 or xboxnext-

everything else just sounds like a service, including xbox infinity
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theDECAY  +   502d ago
Xbox 8 makes no sense, even if it comes shipped with Windows 8.
Tei777  +   502d ago
why?

8= 2 circles
8= The OS
8= 2xs 4 (ps4 :p)
8-cores
8= GB ram

Theres already more reasoning here then there is behind the name xbox 360
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MxRBrobaFett  +   503d ago
Suuuuper lame name
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Galacticos  +   503d ago
Terrible name.
Jockamo  +   503d ago
no one knows what this thing is gonna be called. just like no one knew what natal was going to be called. ms is pretty good at keeping secrets.
MasterCornholio  +   503d ago
XBOX Gold the only console that requires a gold subscription to play.

LOL kidding.
mochachino  +   503d ago
Shouldn't kid, it's completely true.
fsfsxii  +   502d ago
/s
The most important two letters in this site...
CPTN MITCHELL  +   503d ago
sorry but that's a lame a$§ name
Ashunderfire86  +   503d ago
Xbox Gold would be great, because it could mean milestone, like when games are finished and ready for release.
Jake_the_Dog  +   503d ago
This console gave me cancer.
reznik_zerosum  +   503d ago
xbox gold lol,it should be xbox america_fuck_yeah_720 :D
kingmushroom  +   503d ago
perfect because you'll need to have it to play online.
contradictory  +   503d ago
i just hope you don't need to pay for online again...
but what's wrong with X720?
glennco  +   501d ago
sounds like a chinese knock off
gamernova  +   503d ago
If they're trying yo be different they should go with xbox blue and stuff like that and design the console with the color in mind. Like next would be xbox red and so on. Don't use the colors for rank. Use them to be different. Xbox 720 just isn't catchy. Worse will be xbox 1080 lol
ironmonkey  +   503d ago
360 people didnt mind paying but im sure the minds are thinking different for the next one. Wallets are steep.
hazardman  +   503d ago
obviously it has ...
Something to do with XBL. MS wants to bring original content to Xbox Live. They're probably revamping the Xbox Live service. I see the Sony militia is out in full force!
Max-Zorin  +   503d ago
*Eustace* Stupid name
SDF Repellent  +   503d ago
Where do you people find these stuff? Fusible.com? Never heard of them until just now. Is there a Sony fanboy search engine that detect these kind of things that I wasn't aware of?
level 360  +   503d ago
Naming the next XBox the "720" is literally a double turn from 360.

With an "8" sort of sounds like it's upping the PS4 x2.

Still think though Microsoft is going to tag their next XBox with a numerical name instead of a word.
nigelp520  +   502d ago
KILLER INSTINCT GOLD ( O_O )
Npugz7  +   502d ago
stupidest name ever!!!
Amigaengine  +   502d ago
How about just Xbox ?
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