Nicknames for games and hardware have always been part of the gaming industry. “Ass Creed”, “BLOPS”, “Ninty” – you’ve heard them before and could probably rattle of dozens more examples without even trying. The day Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, the Internet bequeathed the nickname “Xbone” to the upcoming console.
Guys, just stop being mean, OK? Microsoft doesn’t like that name and you hurt their feelings when you call the console that. You’re all bullies and you should be ashamed of yourselves. To make a point as to how they don’t want this Xbone thing to stick, Microsoft has purchased the domain name Xbone.com so that nobody can set up a humorous website loaded with juvenile rubbish. I might be sad about that fact; the Internet hardly has any juvenile rubbish.
“I don’t like it,” said Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson when asked about the Xbone nickname on NeoGAF. “It disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product. Sure, it’s cheeky but I don’t care for it myself.” So stop calling it the Xbone, alright? Microsoft has kill orders to deal with anyone heard saying “Xbone” at rAge.