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Microsoft Now Owns 'Xbone' Domain Name

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Microsoft isn't too pleased with the Xbone jokes.

After Microsoft's announcement of the Xbox One, the gaming world was all aflutter trying to figure out how to appropriately nickname the console. The PlayStation 4 can easily be shortened to PS4, and the Xbox 360 as 360. But following that nicknaming convention, the Xbox One would just be called One.  

As a result, quite a few names thrown out, including the cheeky nickname 'Xbone.' Of course, the nickname's stuck, if only because saying it is sure to cause sniggers and not because it's actually the most catchy or appropriate moniker.  

In any case, Microsoft's not amused. As a result, it's registered the Xbone.com domain to prevent anyone from potentially wreaking havoc with a parody website. Microsoft director of Xbox Live programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has expressed his displeasure on the nickname via a post on NeoGAF. He stated that, "I don't like it… it disrespects the teams that have put thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product. Sure, it's cheeky, but I don't care for it myself." 

Whatever Microsoft's efforts may be, it seems like the Xbone nickname has already stuck. In fact, it seems the company's making a bigger deal out of the name than anyone else.

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    10tacle , September 14, 2013 7:22 AM
    Microshaft can go F themselves. People have a right to mock the Xbone all day. It wasn't Sony that dropped the ball this past summer when stating that used games wouldn't be playable and you'll always need to be online to play games! It sure wasn't Sony that backtracked on those claims either! Suck it MS!
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    itchyisvegeta , September 14, 2013 2:51 AM
    If they didn't like the XBONE nickname, they should have stuck with the XBOX 720 name.
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    HEXiT , September 14, 2013 3:18 AM
    i wonder if they will do the same for Xpox
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    back_by_demand , September 14, 2013 3:25 AM
    When they sell 20 million of these in a year, MS will have the laugh
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    killerclick , September 14, 2013 4:50 AM
    It's going to be called Xbone. Deal with it, Microsoft
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    applegetsmelaid , September 14, 2013 4:56 AM
    He said the "sn" word.
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    bombebomb , September 14, 2013 5:16 AM
    A little late to the party the xbone is alive and well.
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    drwho1 , September 14, 2013 5:52 AM
    waiting for the Xbone Slim Jokes....
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    deftonian , September 14, 2013 6:13 AM
    I prefer the name Xbox One-eighty
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    amoralman , September 14, 2013 6:17 AM
    Wow. They seriously care that much about that nickname? It's not like people will stop using that word. Doesn't make sense to me that MS would spend money on that. Let's see how many haters (and non-haters) will try to find another nick in hopes of having MS buy them out. lol
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    10tacle , September 14, 2013 7:22 AM
    Microshaft can go F themselves. People have a right to mock the Xbone all day. It wasn't Sony that dropped the ball this past summer when stating that used games wouldn't be playable and you'll always need to be online to play games! It sure wasn't Sony that backtracked on those claims either! Suck it MS!
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    das_stig , September 14, 2013 7:33 AM
    XBone-12in edition, only comes in black ;) 
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    DRosencraft , September 14, 2013 8:22 AM
    They named it X Box One. XBone is the most staggeringly obvious abbreviation. That it also happens to be a perverse joke is part and parcel to the actions of the company itself. Naming it Xbox One was a fairly stupid move for your third major console to begin with. At this point, just live with it. Complaining is only going to make things worse.
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    michael908 , September 14, 2013 8:31 AM
    Why not X1? it isn't great but it's definitely better than whatever crap they came up with.
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    notsleep , September 14, 2013 8:51 AM
    it's so funny though. can you imagine someone saying to their friend? "come over and play with my xbone tonight."

    i like single-player xbone.

    you don't pay enough attention to me. all your attention is on your xbone.

    :p 
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    eklipz330 , September 14, 2013 9:43 AM
    there is NOTHING wrong with back-peddling. anyone who says otherwise is a stubborn prick who isn't willing to admit they were wrong.

    microsoft heard the cries and noticed the low pre-order rates, so they changed their policies. and now that all the annoying 14-yo pricks got what they wanted, they're still knocking on MS for back-peddling their policy? go jump off a cliff
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    Chaoss , September 14, 2013 9:46 AM
    They don't one the xboneone domain name though... because I own that :D 
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    hakesterman , September 14, 2013 10:08 AM
    Xbone is Xbone no matter What.
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    kawininjazx , September 14, 2013 11:02 AM
    Get over it, no one is disrespecting your team, they are just having fun.
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    shikamaru31789 , September 14, 2013 11:18 AM
    I have to agree that it is disrespectful, and I can see why Microsoft is angry about it, they worked hard on the Xbox One and to have some armchair quarterbacks ridiculing their efforts must really suck. That being said, the Playstation has had it's disrespectful nicknames over the years, the Playstation forever shall be know as the Gaystation by detractors.
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    bustapr , September 14, 2013 11:24 AM
    from the first hour, the "Xbone" joke had gone viral. they should have seen this coming from miles away and they should have expected the reactions they would get. I personally never liked the "Xbone" joke, it seems like a joke the stereotypical meganerd would make. anyway, they really should just take this joke as a joke instead of getting all butthurt about it.

    I remember when the Wii launched, there was a tidal wave of "playing with my Wii" jokes flying around everywhere. it was all just amusing, and not taken seriously at all.
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