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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”.

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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bebitech1222d ago

This likely has more to do with subscriptions than the console name.

GribbleGrunger1222d ago

Agreed. It could also be the name for their rumoured Cloud service.

Chaostar1221d ago

Whatever the case they have this guys pre-order in the bag...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_U...

secretcode1221d ago

@Chaostar

That's not a photo of Goldmember at all. :(

Gildarts1221d ago

Its probably a website with exclusive content for gold members.

Blackdeath_6631221d ago (Edited 1221d 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.

ApexHell1221d 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.

Chug1221d ago

In this analogy, the electricity bill would be your internet service xD.

Blackdeath_6631221d 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

Temporary1221d 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_Guru1221d 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.

nukeitall1221d 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-man1221d ago (Edited 1221d 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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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1221d ago

This would be funny! lol pay for everything on xbox gold!

dcbronco1221d ago (Edited 1221d 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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Gimmemorebubblez1221d 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 1221d ago

xbox gold has got to be the service... Not the machine itself..

abc12331221d ago

Xbox Cold more like. Sorry, couldn't resist.

clintagious6501221d ago

Xbox Kinect Gold Digger, I kid I kid. Maybe it means xbl will be free. Lets all hope.

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