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Is The Road To Xbox Infinity Really Just Xbox Gold?

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It’s been long rumoured that Microsoft could call the next-generation Xbox console a range of names based on what has been spotted about it’s design or functionality. Xbox Infinity was the more strongest of the rumoured names for quite some time and with the recent logo discovery appearing online – it fueled those rumours even further.

Another interesting leak that goes back as far as early last year was the name Xbox 8, a way of bringing the next-gen console in line with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 since all devices use the same core mechanics of the Windows 8 operating system. At the same time we were told of an Xbox 8 possibility the name Xbox Infinity came up in that it was meant to be an “Online Platform” – a way of integrating all the online functions of the next Xbox, Xbox on Windows and Windows Phone 8 together, a system in place that could also deliver apps to TV’s without the need of a console (somehow). Our Xbox Infinity information came our way February 2012 and since an 8 sign and infinity sign are very similar, only Microsoft has the answers. However with the likelihood of Windows this year being called ‘Blue’ a major update to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 it no longer seems feasible to have an Xbox named Xbox 8 for 2013?

More recently as noticed by Fusible, Microsoft has been out in force by taking ownership of domains that have XBOX GOLD in them. The latest acquisition XboxGold.org joins the new pile of internet domains that include: XboxGold.biz, XboxGold.com.co, XboxGold.us, XboxGold.at, XboxGold.ch, XboxGold.jp, XboxGold.mx, XboxGold.ru, XboxGold.tw and XboxGold.fr.

With the recently closure of the Xbox Gold Family Account on Xbox LIVE, the grabbing of domain names related to Xbox Gold could be due to an upcoming overhaul of the way that we pay for Xbox LIVE on the next-gen console, or that it’s going to be called Xbox Gold – which is a pretty bad name for a new console. Since all use of that name relates to a subscription service on current-gen, it’s more likely to relate to next-gen subscription services on the next Xbox because Microsoft would have taken these domains years ago. With the impending and long-overdue reveal of the next-gen Xbox, the timing of Microsoft acquiring these domains is pretty obvious.

Now for the speculation – if it does relate to a subscription service what we would like to see if the next-gen console does require an always-on connection to the internet, then how about a pay-per-console to Xbox Gold instead of pay-per-gamertag profile? With the decision on Microsoft’s part to cease without notice the Family Accounts – it would make more sense and a middle ground between becoming fairer in-line with the PSN Network to have each household connected to Live through the one console account?

Something is brewing up in Microsoft Corp’s HQ over Xbox Gold – and when the news of a next-gen announcement hit’s we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

All The Bravest – New Square Enix Project In The Pipeline

Within the past few days, Square Enix – publishers for hit games such as Hitman: Absolution and the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, has a new project in the works as they register a new Trademark and web domain. Only known for time being as “All the Bravest”, two domain names (allthebravest.com / .net) were registered through the trademark and domain management company Thomson Brandy on November 29th 2012 relating to what is potentially a new IP? Continue reading All The Bravest – New Square Enix Project In The Pipeline

Xbox 8 – Two New Domain Names Now Owned by Microsoft

Way back in February thisisxbox.com were first to point out that the next-gen Xbox console could be called Xbox 8 following on from a discussion we had with an ex-industry employee who claimed to have seen Battlefield 3 running on an alpha build of the next-gen Xbox – showing the game in its full PC glory equivalent. Continue reading Xbox 8 – Two New Domain Names Now Owned by Microsoft

Microsoft Snaps Up Halo5.com and Halo9.com

Fusible, the trusted source for great tech news with a team who sleuth out stories based on research of domain acquisitions, domain sales, company trademark filings and domain disputes – has discovered Microsoft’s recent acquisition of not one, but two new Halo domain names. Continue reading Microsoft Snaps Up Halo5.com and Halo9.com