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Re: New Xbox releases in Nov. Will be called "Xbox"

by Raiiban Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:10 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:Oh no!!! The term Xbox will lose all meaning:

"I have a great collection of Xbox games."

"No, you don't. The system isn't even out yet!"

"I was referring to the old Xbox."

"The 360?"

<kills self>


The original xbox had games? I thought it was just used for Halo.
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Re: New Xbox releases in Nov. Will be called "Xbox"

by AppleQueso Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:15 pm

Raiiban wrote:The original xbox had games? I thought it was just used for Halo.

It had Panzer Dragoon Orta and that mech game with the huge controller!
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Re: New Xbox releases in Nov. Will be called "Xbox"

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:18 pm

Ack wrote:Xboxtrex
AstroXbox
MemorXbox VIS
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Brilliant.

The Sinclair ZXbox Spectrum
Sharp Xbox68000
MSX-box (...this one kind of works and would be totally sweet name...)
Microsoft LynX-box
Microsoft Pippin

Better yet, Microsoft's marketing department could just say: "F*ck it. We are naming this thing The Casio Loopy. That's right...The...Casio...Loopy..."

EDIT: If they were really gonzo, the next Xbox really would be a re-skinned Casio Loopy, and we could use its thermal printer to make custom Halo 7 stickers!
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Re: New Xbox releases in Nov. Will be called "Xbox"

by Ack Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:21 pm

Now I want a Microsoft Pippin.

All in favor of calling it the Microsoft Pippin, say "Aye."
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Re: New Xbox releases in Nov. Will be called "Xbox"

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:21 pm

Aye.

EDIT: Seriously, I would buy the sytem at launch if they named it the Microsoft Pippin. Otherwise, I just don't see it happening.
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Re: New Xbox releases in Nov. Will be called "Xbox"

by Retrodude Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:44 pm

Ack wrote:The idea of a $99 Xbox 360 sounds nice. I might buy one just to have a way to play the few 360 games I own, though I am still concerned about hardware failure.


Actually, I was surprised by how easy it was to fix both of the non-working ones my friend gave me. If you put some time into diagnosing what the exact problem is, it's easy to find youtube videos that will walk you through the repair. You'd have to void the warrenty, though, so keep that in mind.
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Re: New Xbox releases in Nov. Will be called "Xbox"

by Ack Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:52 pm

Retrodude wrote:
Ack wrote:The idea of a $99 Xbox 360 sounds nice. I might buy one just to have a way to play the few 360 games I own, though I am still concerned about hardware failure.


Actually, I was surprised by how easy it was to fix both of the non-working ones my friend gave me. If you put some time into diagnosing what the exact problem is, it's easy to find youtube videos that will walk you through the repair. You'd have to void the warrenty, though, so keep that in mind.


Well, first I tried contacting Microsoft's tech support for the repair. They claimed they would help and send me all the information I needed but then never did. I called multiple times, received the same promise each time, but then never again heard a word from them. So I took it upon myself to repair my Xbox. And it died again. So I got another, but it also died from a different ailment. So I frankensteined them together to make another Xbox 360. And then it died. So I bought another from a small business several friends had running Halo tournaments. That one died too.

At that point I gave up. I'm happy with my PS3.
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Re: New Xbox releases in Nov. Will be called "Xbox"

by fastbilly1 Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:01 pm

Ack wrote:
Retrodude wrote:
Ack wrote:The idea of a $99 Xbox 360 sounds nice. I might buy one just to have a way to play the few 360 games I own, though I am still concerned about hardware failure.


Actually, I was surprised by how easy it was to fix both of the non-working ones my friend gave me. If you put some time into diagnosing what the exact problem is, it's easy to find youtube videos that will walk you through the repair. You'd have to void the warrenty, though, so keep that in mind.


Well, first I tried contacting Microsoft's tech support for the repair. They claimed they would help and send me all the information I needed but then never did. I called multiple times, received the same promise each time, but then never again heard a word from them. So I took it upon myself to repair my Xbox. And it died again. So I got another, but it also died from a different ailment. So I frankensteined them together to make another Xbox 360. And then it died. So I bought another from a small business several friends had running Halo tournaments. That one died too.

At that point I gave up. I'm happy with my PS3.

On the flipside I have a similar experience with PS3s, Ive had three and all have died. But my Xbox 360 Arcade I bought third hand still runs fine (though it does not get a whole lot of play).
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Re: New Xbox releases in Nov. Will be called "Xbox"

by wclem Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:37 pm

Always on, forget it. Bet you this is there last console. Force crap on me, nah. PS4 only next gen.
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Re: New Xbox releases in Nov. Will be called "Xbox"

by TheSonicRetard Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:56 pm

Ack wrote:But the idea of a $99 Xbox 360 sounds nice. I might buy one just to have a way to play the few 360 games I own, though I am still concerned about hardware failure.


According to most of the rumors surrounding this $99 xbox, it will lack the ability to play games. It's being sold as a $99 Xbox media player. So, like a Roku box, but with Xbox live.
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