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Offline Zealousy

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Re: Image of XBox 360 Here
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2005, 09:46:28 pm »
Where does the "360" come from?

I think they're trying to say it's a revolution (1 revolution is 360 degrees) because it'll contain full profiles, HD support, supposed wireless controllers... all that good stuff. Then again, if you make a 360, aren't you right back where you started? why not call it the XBox 180? :P
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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2005, 11:41:51 pm »
I read somewhere that they chose 360 because 360 degrees is one revolution.  So this title is not only to make it look on-par to the PS3, but the Nintendo Revolution as well.

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« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2005, 01:31:29 pm »
But wouldn't Microsoft want it to be better than, not on par with, the PS3 and Revolution?
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« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2005, 08:47:00 pm »
You would think that, but all Microsoft tends to copy the competition, with some changes...ever compare Windows to Mac OS? Recycle Bin->Trash Can, Start Menu on bottom rather than top, desktop icons on left rather than right, white font on black background for terminal, the list goes on...


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« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2005, 07:36:20 pm »
Microsoft tends to copy the competition

Wow, you totally called it. It looks ipod-inspired... but uglier. :P
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« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2005, 05:22:16 am »
That new system looks UGLY!
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« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2005, 07:35:53 am »
At least the power button doesn't take up half sf the front cover like the photoshopped version!

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« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2005, 05:50:56 pm »
anyone seen a topdown shot of it?
at least its not as chunky as the xbox - although the size didnt really bother me in the first place.

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Re: Image of XBox 360 Here
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2005, 01:09:41 am »
Is it me or is that sucker ugly. Lots of grey plastic.

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Re: Image of XBox 360 Here
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2005, 05:31:30 am »
I HATE iPods and this looks just like one... with some green.  I still love the box-ey, horse-drawn goliath that is the original XBox.  This new one screams "I got an XBox 360 over a PS3 because it looks cuter  :-* "  I want something that looks badass, not something that my sister would use to decorate her bedroom with.
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Re: Image of XBox 360 Here
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2005, 08:48:50 am »
i hope it looks like wat gaming steve sed

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« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2005, 07:27:55 pm »
I picked up on the genesis of the 360 branding somewhere. I think it was the OurColony video said that basically, 360 was the best moniker in focus groups. Just about everyone gave it a different connotation. Some said it reminded them of a ring e.g. commitment and stability while others said that it made them think of something being complete or perfect.

Basically, they saw that it allowed consumers to draw their own conclusions about what the name means and ran with it. Even the design of the machine itself doesn't really make more than vague suggestions about what it means to you, especially if you consider the physical lines and color of the hardware. I think the advent of integrated wireless controllers helped a lot with this.

To go completely off topic, I think the PS3's design is a statement to its raw power, but it also makes it somewhat intimidating. As much as I love the PS3's hardware, I think the 360 wins when it comes to design. I doubt industrial design will affect console sales, but I think it shows that MS put a lot of thought into making the design sell the console as much as the hardware itself.
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« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2005, 03:14:51 pm »
What are you talking about?  The PS3 and XB360 look the same.  One is concave and the other is convex shaped though.