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Hilarious: Triple-A Gaming Websites Getting Tricked - Yet Again - By A Reddit User

DSOGaming writes: "What really surprised everyone though was the fact that big gaming websites (Eurogamer, Gamespot, ibtimes, etc.) have included this image in their latest X720 rumor posts, suggesting that this could very well be the logo of the next-Xbox. Not only that, but these websites claim that this logo was leaked on Reddit. Leaked you say? Well… not exactly."

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Christopher1145d ago

***And sadly, this won’t change anytime soon. You see, it’s better posting something tagged as a rumor (and getting lots of hits thanks to that rumor story) than not posting anything at all.***

And that's why I've been failing so many rumors in the last two months that don't provide a credible source.

People, be careful with what you read and accept as fact. Wait for an official response, be patient, eventually all the truths will come out. But, don't build up hype and anticipation by trusting in the plethora of rumors out there. And this goes for all platforms.

konnerbllb1145d ago

The internet. Where rumors are fact and facts are ignored.

jsslifelike1144d ago

And "journalists" are born.

Blues Cowboy1145d ago

Agreed. Rumours can be really fun to theorise about and make for great talking points, but should always be treated with suspicion (if not full-on contempt in some cases).

More to the point, though, the sites that jumped on this bandwagon should have done some research themselves and traced the logo back to its source IMO.

ALLWRONG1145d ago

Then why do only the negative rumors get through? I still see post about "always on" and that rumor has as much credibility as all the others. Sorry no offense, but it comes off like you mods cherry pick the rumors that will generate the most hits. Anything with a positive vibe gets buried in the failed section, fast. Sites like IGN, CVG and Gametrailers will post but not N4G.

Elwenil1145d ago

For me the always on rumor had a bit more credibility just because of the MS employee raising hell about it. MS letting him go just adds to that credibility to me as well. Some are just spun out of thin air and never get anything to back them up, other rumors seem to get things stirred up and little details get leaked out that can confirm them. The always on rumor seems to be one of the latter. Just my .02

AngelicIceDiamond1145d ago (Edited 1145d ago )

Wait, so the logo on top isn't real then?

EDIT: I agree with @Wrong

https://www.google.com/url?... Many sites have picked this up already.

Ilovetheps41145d ago

You are still trying to justify failing that one article about the MS memo. I don't agree with it getting failed. It was labeled as a rumor. Half of these always online rumors are quoting a source that didn't want to be named. I don't see the difference. Then other mods are like I wonder why they didn't have a screenshot of the memo. Well in all of the negative rumors, hardly any of them have a screenshot of anything. Either both the negative and positive rumors should be failed or they should all be okay. And that is coming from a Sony fan. Look at my name even. I like to get the full picture on a gaming website though instead of just one side.

Christopher1145d ago (Edited 1145d ago )

***You are still trying to justify failing that one article about the MS memo.***

You think it's just about the MS memo submission and not a ton of others? In the end, my job is about explaining why things are failed. You can disagree, it's fine. But, there's some benefit to the decisions made as well as some downsides.

***I don't see the difference. ***

And that's why false rumors are so easy to create in today's day and age.

And, you guys don't see all the rumors I fail. There's a forum post where I share a few, check it out if you have time. You might find it's not as one-sided as you think.

DOMination-1145d ago

I can understand the need for some moderation but I don't see how it's right that a no name blog can post something (for example) about MS being six months behind on first party games with no source, yet when IGN, Gamespot or the very reliable Ars Technica do it, that's suddenly not allowed! That memo was quite big news - not only confirming no always-online but also a blu-ray drive and rumour or not - if the biggest websites in this industry are reporting it, surely it should be on a news aggregator?

Christopher1145d ago (Edited 1145d ago )

***but I don't see how it's right that a no name blog can post something (for example) about MS being six months behind on first party games***

Because it's a podcast that discusses a lot of things other than just that, though they do focus on that in the title. If it were just that, a rumor piece and nothing else, it would get failed. But, it's not. Kind of the same way opinion pieces talking about the various rumors tend to be allowed as well.

I am also limited in my ability to utilize the rules to ensure better content. Per the rules, I can't not allow that because of the content it has outside of the rumor.

cl19831143d ago

Can we (I) have a link to the forum post of fail articles.

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legendoflex1145d ago

To be fair, it really doesn't matter which logos they're using before the official logo has been revealed.

GamersRulz1145d ago

Bummer...this logo was good actually!

GraveLord1145d ago

That logo looks unprofessional. Didn't believe it was real.

I believe the next Xbox will be called Xbox Fusion. Go to XboxFusion.com and you'll see that it redirects to the official Xbox website.

Jek_Porkins1145d ago (Edited 1145d ago )

Microsoft did the same thing when the Xbox 360 was being named, I don't know how old you are, and that isn't a knock, but the Xbox 360 came out 8 years ago, and the rumors before it released were Xbox Fusion.

Still from Destiny game reveal with the Xbox logo next to the Infinity logo. Plus throw in the fact that Windows 8 will probably be heavily used with it, turn the 8 on the side, there ya go. That makes the most sense to me, the marketing will just be crazy easy.
http://i.imgur.com/lcAeopT....

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