Xbox One | 360 | XBLA  PS4 | PS3 | PSN  Wii U | VC    3DS  PS Vita  iOS    PC    Retro    


  » news
  » reviews
  » previews
  » cheat codes
  » release dates
  » screenshots
  » videos

  » specials
  » interviews

  » facebook
  » twitter
  » contests

  » games list
  » franchises
  » companies
  » genres
  » staff
 

Which service offers more value for gamers?

EA Access
PlayStation Now
Games With Gold
PlayStation Plus


News
 Written by Matt Swider  on July 03, 2012

Xbox 720 News: Xbox 720 could be named Xbox 8 in connection with the new OS, but it's probably just another trademark domain injunction. Xbox 720 lives on.



Xbox 8 domain name specs Xbox 720

Take Xbox 720 and round it up to Xbox 8 and you've got the latest rumor in the long-running next Xbox name game. Microsoft put in a domain dispute for Xbox8.us and Xbox8.org along with XboxPhone.com, XboxTablet.com, XboxLiveTV.com and XboxCompanion.com, All six domain names, including the two Xbox 8 names, once belonging to ?Cheng Juan? of China, according to the National Arbitration Forum.

Xbox 8 is probably Microsoft protecting its trademark. We remember that the company once went after a high school student named Mike Rowe for the domain name MikeRoweSoft.com. However, there's a small chance that this could be a big push for the company software giant to make the WIndows 8 platform truly universal among its products. Microsoft just announced that upgrading to the forthcoming operating system will cost just $39.99 until January 31. It also revealed a new iPad-rival, Microsoft Surface, complete with two flavors: Windows RT and Windows 8. Xbox 8 would be in very similar company.

Besides this new Xbox 8 name and the rumored Xbox 720 name, the system has been called by its codename, Durango. None of them seem to suit the brand, even though Xbox 720 makes the most sense given the Xbox 360 pattern. Maybe drop the 8 on its side and call it Xbox Infinite? Apple seems to be going away from the numbering convention, and, these days, Microsoft is one to follow Apple's lead.

We'll let you know what happens to the Xbox8.com domain name, as its still in the hands of a China-based resgitrant, and if the Xbox 8 or other newly acquired domains get use by their new owner, Microsoft.

source: Fusible



User Comments

Xbox One Pre-Load Feature Arrives With Madden NFL 15


Disney Infinity is Now Available as A Free Download for Wii U on eShop


The Walking Dead: Season Two Season Finale Arrives Next Week


Destiny Launch Trailer Released by Bungie and Activision


Alphadia Genesis Hits Wii U Exclusively This Fall From Natsume


Nintendo Reveals 2014 PAX Prime Game Lineup and Special Events


Natural Doctrine “Will You Survive?” Trailer Released by NIS America


Persona 4 Arena Ultimax New Character Videos Released by Atlus


Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition is now Available


Tales of Xillia 2 is now Available On PS3 in North and South America






Home    •    About Us    •    Contact Us    •    Advertise    •    Jobs    •    Privacy Policy    •    Site Map
Copyright ©1999-2012 Matt Swider. All rights reserved. Site Programming copyright © 2004 Bill Nelepovitz - NeositeCMS