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Nibel
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(05-01-2013, 09:13 AM)
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if old

Speculation about the name being called “Xbox Fusion” isn’t anything new. But what separates “Xbox Fusion” and only a few other names from the rest of the list, is that not only does Microsoft own the dot-com (WHOIS), it owns a slew of other domains like XboxFusion.info, XboxFusion.biz, XboxFusion.de, XboxFusion.co.uk – the list goes on and on.
Speculation of the next gen console’s name has gone wild, fueled lately by the recent leak on Reddit of what may be the logo.

Names being kicked around include the Xbox 720, Xbox Infinity, Xbox Infinite, Xbox Gold, Xbox 8, Xbox Durango, Xbox Next, and more.

Domain investor Andy Booth – who knows a thing or two about domains with names like samurai.com – dropped me an email out of the blue saying he believes Microsoft will go with “Xbox Fusion” based on the number of names the company has registered and that the “infinity” symbol is also interpreted as “fusion”.

In case you haven’t been keeping a score card of Microsoft’s matching domains, here’s a look:

Xbox720.com (WHOIS) – Microsoft does not own the domain.
XboxInfinity.com (WHOIS) – Microsoft does not own the domain.
Xbox8.com (WHOIS) -Microsoft does not own the domain.
XboxDurango.com (WHOIS) – Microsoft does not own the domain.
XboxInfinite.com (WHOIS) – Microsoft does not own the domain.
XboxFusion.com (WHOIS) – Microsoft owns the domain.
XboxNext.com (WHOIS) – Microsoft owns the domain.
XboxGold.com (WHOIS) – Microsoft owns the domain.

So will Microsoft go with a name it doesn’t currently own? Or with a name already in its portfolio?

We should know in late May.

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GrizzNKev
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(05-01-2013, 09:14 AM)
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Sounds like it might be the name of their BC solution. Plugging in the new old xbox to the new new xbox to play old xbox games on your new xbox.
Miles Quaritch
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(05-01-2013, 09:15 AM)
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So far - Loop, Infinity, Infinite and now Fusion.

Hmm...

Originally Posted by GrizzNKev

Sounds like it might be the name of their BC solution. Plugging in the new old xbox to the new new xbox to play old xbox games on your new xbox.

Good call.
civilstrife
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(05-01-2013, 09:15 AM)
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Fusion might be the Xbox mini. Or the rumored cable box?
nhlducks35
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(05-01-2013, 09:15 AM)
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xxracerxx
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Majine
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(05-01-2013, 09:16 AM)
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Oh god, it's terrible. But after 360 I guess I shouldn't be surprised any longer.
Bryan Newman
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(05-01-2013, 09:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by nhlducks35

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HA! Nice!
Madness
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(05-01-2013, 09:17 AM)
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I think it's just to throw people for a loop. How much does it cost to buy a website domain or name? As opposed to having your product name/details revealed earlier.

Besides, the names they don't use they can always keep for the future.
CrunchinJelly
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(05-01-2013, 09:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by GrizzNKev

Sounds like it might be the name of their BC solution. Plugging in the new old xbox to the new new xbox to play old xbox games on your new xbox.

Yeah, Fusion does sound like a service name
Wario64
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(05-01-2013, 09:17 AM)
Seems like a coincidence that this comes from "FUSIBLE"
industrian
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HadesGigas
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(05-01-2013, 09:18 AM)
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Finally their time has arrived.

playingwithfire
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(05-01-2013, 09:18 AM)
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I reckon MS are 'leaking' a bunch of generic names just to throw people off the scent.
luffeN
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Originally Posted by Madness

I think it's just to throw people for a loop. How much does it cost to buy a website domain or name? As opposed to having your product name/details revealed earlier.

Besides, the names they don't use they can always keep for the future.

A .com domain name costs about 20 dollars a year. A .de is a little bit cheaper.
gofreak
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(05-01-2013, 09:19 AM)
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Fusion is the most plausible of candidates so far in my mind.

Xbox Fusion.

It sounds reasonable. And it would fit with their high level message of Xbox being a place for all kinds of entertainment - 'fusing' TV, games, music, movies etc.
shira
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(05-01-2013, 09:19 AM)
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Xbox Fission is the gimped one?
Coxy
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(05-01-2013, 09:19 AM)
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this is actually really old, these domains were around 2+ years ago
CrunchinJelly
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(05-01-2013, 09:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Coxy

this is actually really old, these domains were around 2+ years ago

Yeah, seems it is very old.


Domain Name: xboxfusion.com
Created on..............: Sun, Feb 08, 2004
Expires on..............: Sat, Feb 08, 2014
Record last updated on..: Tue, Feb 05, 2013
gofreak
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(05-01-2013, 09:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Coxy

this is actually really old, these domains were around 2+ years ago

Well that kind of puts a different colour on things.
antitrop
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(05-01-2013, 09:21 AM)
No way in hell.
Hoya Destroyer
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(05-01-2013, 09:23 AM)
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Fusion sounds better than Durango.
creamhackered
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(05-01-2013, 09:25 AM)
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This is a super old domain that they name grabbed years ago. I can't see them naming it anything but just Xbox.
Kusagari
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(05-01-2013, 09:26 AM)
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The return of Fuzion Frenzy is nigh.
Branduil
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(05-01-2013, 09:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by HadesGigas

Finally their time has arrived.

LOL

"Xbox Fusion" is a ridiculously '90s name, so that's pretty appropriate.
onimushroom
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(05-01-2013, 09:28 AM)
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LOL, everybody has a different Fusion in mind.

C4Lukins
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(05-01-2013, 09:28 AM)
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I do not like Fusion.

Infinity sounds a little cheap in my mind.

Infinite is probably the best of the bunch, but it does not roll off the tongue. It does tell you that "This is a new XBOX," and it has "infinite" capabilities. And having seen Kinect evolve into a buzz word, Infinite is quite superior in message and ability to pronounce the word.

720 makes absolutely no sense.

XBOX 8 is less then 360, and again makes very little sense when this is actually only the third XBOX.

Durango- I do not know where that comes from, but it does not sound like a fun device. XBOX Dingo, maybe.

XBOXNEXT- Probably the second best choice. Again it states in the title that "this is a new more advanced gaming system." But I think what you really want is for people to talk about your new console with a different name then before. Nobody is going to say , yeah I am playing the next.... They will say I am playing the new XBOX which has zero ring to it unlike Infinite.

XBOX Gold- That is just silly. It is confusing on a number of levels, the first being that it is the very name of an online service they currently offer. It makes zero sense to use that.

So IMO, in order of likelihood.

1. XBOX Infinite
2. XBOX Infinity
3. XBOXNext
4. XBOX 8
5. XBOX 720
6. XBOX Fusion
7. XBOX Durango
8. XBOX Gold
adelante
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(05-01-2013, 09:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by xxracerxx

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/OM1IIUb.jpg[//IMG]

Lol i just stumbled upon this movie the other day on youtube...some dude uploaded the whole thing.
malfcn
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(05-01-2013, 09:29 AM)
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How do people follow domain registrations like this?
enzo_gt
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(05-01-2013, 09:30 AM)
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Sooner or later we will find out which is the console and which of the rest are just in case domains and service/feature names.
MuseManMike
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(05-01-2013, 09:30 AM)
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Well, no. It could be a number of things. Fusion is a terrible name.
polyh3dron
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(05-01-2013, 09:31 AM)
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my guess is that fusion is the BC solution.
C4Lukins
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(05-01-2013, 09:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by polyh3dron

my guess is that fusion is the BC solution.

Fusion would make a lot of sense as the mini 360 attachment to Durango that has been rumored.
Dreamgazer
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(05-01-2013, 09:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by C4Lukins

Fusion would make a lot of sense as the mini 360 attachment to Durango that has been rumored.

Even then it's still quite a horrible name.
Especially if the mini 360 is expected to be a stand alone device on its own also.
gamemadmax
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(05-01-2013, 09:37 AM)

XboxGold.com (WHOIS) – Microsoft owns the domain.

This is amazing
UberTag
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(05-01-2013, 09:37 AM)
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New Details Emerge On Microsoft's XBox 360 "Fusion" Processor - Saturday, August 28, 2010

False alarm, guys.
Dreamgazer
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(05-01-2013, 09:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by UberTag

New Details Emerge On Microsoft's XBox 360 "Fusion" Processor - Saturday, August 28, 2010

False alarm, guys.

Let's not...nm...saw your edit
MrTroubleMaker
(05-01-2013, 09:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Majine

Oh god, it's terrible. But after 360 I guess I shouldn't be surprised any longer.

I had the same thought.
Tinkleberry
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(05-01-2013, 09:41 AM)

Originally Posted by HadesGigas

Finally their time has arrived.

that kid to the right, was the biggest little bitch... so of course I always picked him
C4Lukins
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(05-01-2013, 09:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tinkleberry

that kid to the right, was the biggest little bitch... so of course I always picked him

I really want me some Fuzion Frenzy launch game.
NinjaBoiX
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(05-01-2013, 09:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Majine

Oh god, it's terrible. But after 360 I guess I shouldn't be surprised any longer.

You just didn't get it mang.

It surrounded you socially, 360-like.
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(05-01-2013, 09:46 AM)
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LegoArmo
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Defensive domain registering is something a lot of big companies do, with no plans to use it as a product name at all.
AOC83
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(05-01-2013, 09:48 AM)
The fusion of Kinect and Multimedia.
Canis lupus
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(05-01-2013, 09:49 AM)
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SSJ4 Gogeta strong



One thing is for sure, its not gonna be called xbox 8, its gonna be integrated with windows products and wouldn't make sense once windows 9 come out in 2-3 years time.
Inorigo
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(05-01-2013, 09:52 AM)
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"Xfusion" I can dig it!
raphier
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(05-01-2013, 09:53 AM)
hmm, looking at the WHOIS, they registered this website a long ago. I still think that the next name will be Xbox Trinity, Trias or Trini, basically anything to do with a triangle an a three. I even put a bet on that.
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Kajiba
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Bad name lol.
Slayer-33
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Originally Posted by Kajiba

Bad name lol.

Yeah like totally of Wii and Wii U levels..

Nothing will ever get close to that mess lol
infinityBCRT
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(05-01-2013, 09:56 AM)

Originally Posted by HadesGigas

Finally their time has arrived.


Still don't know why Fuzion Frenzy 2 isn't available on GoD. Was an awesome party game.

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