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Rejected Names for the Original Xbox Revealed



That's just a horrible list.

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A list of potential acronym-based names pitched for the original Xbox have been revealed for the first time.

In an interview with Edge, Seamus Blackley has revealed a long list of names that were floated to him and the rest of the console's launch team.

"First, there were our code names, which were WEP – ‘Windows Entertainment Project’ – designed to make Microsoft executives comfortable," he revealed. "Midway – ‘Midway between a PC and a console or ‘Battle of Midway’ – you decide – and DirectX Box, which was shortened to xbox in email very early on.


"When we got the first approval, Kevin [Bachus] was told we had to get a new name, because ‘xbox’ wasn’t legally sound, so against his judgment he did so, and got the phase two, or ‘car’ names. These were so bad we didn’t even save them, but I remember making fun of one of them by calling it the ‘Microsoft Bunduss’. Then we got the ‘acronym’ phase from the naming geniuses.

"Phase four was a battle between us and the naming guys, when we decided we just wanted to risk it and go with Xbox – since that’s what everyone called it anyway – and they wanted, for some unknowable reason, to call it ‘11-X’ or ‘Eleven-X’. Finally, we told them no, but still had to decide: X-Box, xBox, XboX, Xbox, X-box…"

The complete list of suggested names are below and it's safe to say we think Blackley made the right call...


MAX (Microsoft Action Experience)
AIO (All In One)
MIND (Microsoft Interactive Network Device)
FACE (Full Action Center)
MITH (Microsoft Interactive Theatre)
XON (Experience Optimised Network)
MVPC (Microsoft Virtual Play Center)
TAC (Total Action Center – discs/games could be called TACs)
MARC (Microsoft Action Reality Center)
LEX (Live Entertainment Experience)
M-PAC (Microsoft Play and Action Center)
RPM (Real Performance Machine)
MOX (Microsoft Optimal Experience)
E2 (Extreme Experience)
MTG (Microsoft Total Gaming)
VIP (Virtual Interactive Player)
PTP or P2P (Powered To Play)
VIC (Virtual Interactive Center – disks/games could be called VICs)
MARZ (Microsoft Active Reality Zone)
TSO (Three, Six, Zero)
EHQ (Entertainment Headquarters)
O2 (Optimal Ozone or Optical Odyssey)
MIC (Microsoft Interactive Center)
R&R (Reality and Revolution)
MEA (Microsoft Entertainment Activator)
AMP (Active Microsoft Player)
VPS (Virtual Play System)
MAP (Microsoft Action Play)
MEGA (Microsoft Entertainment & Gaming Attendant or Microsoft Entertainment & Gaming Assembly)
CPG (CyberPlayGround)
VERV (Virtual Entertainment & Reality Venture)
OM (Odyssey of the Mind)
P2 (PowerPlay)
IS1 (Interactive System In One)
MET (Microsoft Entertainment Technology or Microsoft Entertainment Theatre)







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E2 (Extreme Experience)


Seems fitting for the early 2000s






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E2 (Extreme Experience)








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E2 (Extreme Experience)


Seems fitting for the early 2000s


I bet whoever came up with this one high-fived his buddy shortly thereafter.






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Xbox Obama.

Always watching.






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That's just a horrible list.

XBOX is retarded as is something as simple as Playstation. We only like them because they were chosen and the name stuck.

Had one of the others been chosen instead and we saw 'Xbox' on that list you would think it was terrible.






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I knew they would stick with the Xbox (???). I get what they were going for with "One", even though they could have done much better. Nothing on that list screams "gaming console". Yeah, we get used to it regardless, but still............





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"Playstation" > "Xbox"





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"Playstation" > "Xbox"

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taylork37

Surprise.

"Oh look! A station to play at! Playstation!"
"Oh look! A box with an 'X' on it! XBOX!"






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As an Ohio St fan, you should be embarrassed at the rep he gives y'all.





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I would be.





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Didn't the gaming community pretty much all start referring to the Original X-Box as such.

Everyone was calling it that LONG before Microsoft unveiled it and announced the name






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MITH (Microsoft Interactive Theatre)



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XON (Experience Optimised Network)



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TAC (Total Action Center – discs/games could be called TACs)



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MARC (Microsoft Action Reality Center)



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M-PAC (Microsoft Play and Action Center)



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VERV (Virtual Entertainment & Reality Venture)



Are all halfway decent.






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Don't think you can just slink in here and nobody will notice





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Wait. What happened?





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Should have been XTV





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Wait. What happened?



I tried to blow up the moon.

Or someone tried to invite me to a party and I was at work because I'm too lazy to shut my xbox off.



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