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“Xbox Gold” domain registrations spark Durango name speculation

Wednesday, 27th February 2013 02:20 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Microsoft has gone a little mad buying out just about every version of XboxGold.com it can find, Fusible reports. Naturally this has led to some furious speculation over whether we have a name for the next Xbox console at last, but don’t get too excited; “Xbox Gold” sounds a heck of a lot like “Xbox Live Gold”, so it could just be a defensive measure against scam websites and similar. The next Microsoft console is codenamed Durango and is frequently nicknamed “Xbox 720″ but we honestly have no idea what the damn thing will be called.

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7 Comments

  1. NocturnalB

    I think you pretty much nailed it when you said it’s most likely to combat scammers. I also wish people would stop referring to it as the “Xbox 720″, god that name would just be awful. 360 was bad enough. Durango isn’t much better, it just makes me think of the SUV. Personally i think just “Xbox” is the best. Simple, clean. Or if they just have to distinguish them do numbering like they do with the PlayStation. Who cares if both companies number the same, wasn’t that the supposed “goal” everyone in the industry supposedly wants? A unified gaming place/device/entity/thing?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. tmac2011

    just another site for the new xbox probably for new point system might actually switch to $$$ for the new xbox

    #2 1 year ago
  3. G1GAHURTZ

    People only call it the 720, because it’s the easiest thing to type until there’s an official name.

    Rumours are that the console will just be called ‘Xbox’, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they went with Xbox Gold.

    Apparently the next version of windows is named ‘Windows Blue’ http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/windows-blue-rumors-fly-fast-and-furious-213510 so naming the next Xbox after a colour would make sense if they wanted to show unity across the brand.

    There would also be room for continuing the theme, with Xbox platinum, Xbox diamond, etc to possibly come.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. melonbuster1

    Lame name if it is .. and Ps4. Is just plain laziness.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. mojo

    just “xbox” would be terrible. There is allready a console named xbox.
    Would be like naming a new totaly different game exactly like an allready existing game. Oh.. wait…

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Ali

    Gold is one of my least favorite colors…

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Malmer

    I think they are simply dropping the “live” name. They’ve been doing that across the board of ms products for a while now. So I guess the console will simply be called Xbox and the service will be called Xbox Gold.

    #7 1 year ago

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