Accepted shortened name for the xbox one

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  1. FAST6191
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    Humans by and large can only count to three and xbox one is longer than that, also most people aspire to be as bone idle as I (inspirational material) so we need a short form. For added fun we also have the issue of the original xbox technically also being the xbox 1 in retrospect but that is a different matter. Thankfully "original xbox" seems to be used often enough as it is.

    Today we are here to discuss the accepted short forms the xbox one name will take
    Candidates so far

    The one -- has the added perk of being able to be used with toff form English (one needs to get your one out and play with it, this one broke their one, this one's one is not seeing any use) but is a bit vague and is also the name of a somewhat underrated Jet Li film.
    The XB1 -- sadly it already gained some traction as the short form of the original xbox.
    The X-Bone -- 2 or 3 letters is ideal, 4 is a stretch and ideally wants to be an acronym or word but 5 (and maybe a bit of punctuation) is pushing it a bit far for the lazy. On the other hand x-bone is the puerile type's (and let us face it we are all that) ideal name. Discussions on the suitability of "the bone" also want to happen.
    XBO -- better but puerile types have surely moved beyond BO and thus is not ideal there (dick jokes never get old). On the other hand XB.... Oh yeah is possible.
    The xbox -- though "playing nintendo"/"playing sega" is considered quaint and American it seems "playing xbox" and "playing playstation" have some traction. If we are to eventually hack, mod and otherwise fiddle with these things this is not ideal though.

    Attempts to still use 720, infinity or some such will not be accepted -- if nothing else look how many people still call the Wii (a truly abysmal name) the revolution in serious conversation.
     


  2. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    The Xone.
     
  3. ShadowSoldier

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    Everytime I hear "The One" I think of The Matrix.

    Can't we just call it "the only console to ever exist that doesn't require an internet connection, but requires an internet connection" ?
     
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    Would that not be technically incorrect?
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    Also people still remember the matrix?
     
  5. ShadowSoldier

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    That actually required online though... didn't it? You know, Cloud Streaming
     
  6. Lemmy Koopa

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    accepted shortened name for xbox one: xbox won.
     
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  8. Veho

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    X-Bone?
     
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  10. emigre

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    XBone. The real issue is what do we call the original Xbox?
     
  11. ShadowSoldier

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    And people said WiiU is confusing?

    Everybody I know, when they said "xbox", they were referring to the 360. We said " Xbox one" or "the first xbox" when talking about the original xbox.
     
  12. EZ-Megaman

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    Don't you know? Microsoft called this the Xbox One because they were embarassed about original and the 360 being huge failures, so they're pretending they don't exist. :tpi:
     
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    not sure
    "costly" seems good
     
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  16. Gahars

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    X-1

    The X makes it sound cool.
     
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    You don't call it, you go to the store yourself.
     
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