Author:Gavin Mannion

I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer

  • AndriyP

    feck its fuggly

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      Seconded

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    Flippen ugleeeeee

  • Deon Steyn

    The logo looks like they are opening a pharmacy or promoting a first aid kit. The new Xbox a green box with all the bandages and disinfectants you could ever need.

  • Sir Captain Rincethis

    Well, it says ‘a NEW way to play’, dead give away. Sitting in my living room while HALL 2000 tells me how great the new brand of Coke is while I try watch porn is NOT playing… Well, not with a controller anyway…

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      That “New” way to play, isn’t so new any more…. #TouchMyKinectBalls

      • Sir Captain Rincethis

        My point exactly!

        • Deon Steyn

          Just imagine.

          • Sir Captain Rincethis

            Hahahaha!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            10/10

  • TriangularRoom

    But that Twitter account seems TOTALLY LEGIT

  • Deon Steyn

    Buy our green Xbox and get a box of green shoes.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Hahahah, yeah what’s that brand of orthopaedic shoes? Green Cross?

      • Deon Steyn

        Right you are.

    • Brady miaau

      clever

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    I’m hoping this is a hoax, because (a) It’s horrible (b) it comes with a shitty slogan (c) that colour (d)… fuck… (e) Ugh!

    • Deon Steyn

      Its that malaysian plastic toy green colour.

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        I was thinking baby poop green…. :/

        • Deon Steyn

          Haha gross.

  • https://twitter.com/jGLZA_b00 jGLZA

    But it’s all round and stuff. Most of the new MS redesigns have been very square and straight.

    • Deon Steyn

      LOL square and straight like the new Green Lantern? I really don’t know what DC were smoking when they decided to do that.

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    I don’t much care for the going ons of console marketing, but woah. If this is legit in any way then no. They really need to make a change asit looks horrid.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Also, I love how that X is actually a Y with a dot, and it really leaves you thinking… FUCK WHHYYYYYYY???

    • Deon Steyn

      Switching chromosones?

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Maybe Xbox 720 will be a brand of kitchen appliances…?

        • AndriyP

          If it makes coffee ill get one

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Sadly, it red-rings due to heat… but it’ll look pretty standing next to the KitchenAid salt-shaker and the Russell Hobbs toaster.

          • AndriyP

            Come to think of it Russell Hobbs makes more appealing toasters than the current PS3 and XBOX put together

          • Sir Captain Rincethis

            Second that!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Russell Hobbs should make game consoles…

          • AndriyP

            Now thats a good idea! They will finally insert there damn feature of making delicious drinks while gaming

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Hey, I’d be on cloud nine with a console that can make toast and keep the coffee hot…

        • Deon Steyn

          Presenting the new Xbox a new way to play. People won’t mind the red rings now.

          • Trevor Davies

            Making it more appealing for the female demographic? :D

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Then, I wonder why baby poop green?

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            The first time a baby poops, its the most vile disgusting green mess you will ever come across

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Microsoft’s answer to combating the recession and unemployment-related depression: LEARN HOW TO MAKE FOOD WITH THE XBOX 720 SELECTION OF KITCHEN APPLIANCES!

            WIth KINECT, YOU CAN TEACH YOURSELF HOW TO (a) SCRAMBLE EGGS (b) HOW TO TOSS A SALAD (no sexual) or (c) TAKE OUR XBOX LIVE GOLD MASTER CHEF CLASS and join Gordon Ramsay on a journey of Chef discovery…

          • AndriyP

            Toss a salad trololooooooo

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Sadly, Microsoft could never come up with a better design than that little kiddy oven… :(

  • GTO

    Fake, not a chance it is real. The design is terrible, the font is terrible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cwfife Carlyle Fife

    just as cr@ppy as the windows 8 interface… so its prob ligit

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      lol, I’m starting to think so as well. This smells metro… windows 8 funk… It’s almost like ever since Steve Jobs died, Microsoft has been making dodgy design decisions And then it hit me, maybe Steve Balmer gave Jobs a proto-type of Kinect, and thus spied on him…. (the art of corporate espionage…)

  • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

    beautiful ……..

    • Deon Steyn

      maybe for the colour blind….

      • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

        I’m colour blind … I’m deeply offended

        • Deon Steyn

          My bad, sorry.

          • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

            hmm … I’m not really colour blind, sorry was that a douche move?

          • Deon Steyn

            Not really haha. It’s funny now but I did feel the pang of regret for a while.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            I’ve learnt my lesson with umar bastra… he’s a sneaky fella… :P

          • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

            haha sorry , I hate doing that shame on me, but at least you know you have a soul :)

          • Deon Steyn

            Was never sure if I did thanks

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            It’s umar bastra… he’s rarely offended.

            I once saw him go to town on some Southern fried chocobo… and then he looked up at me and offered me a thigh and a wing. I declined, but only because he had dipped all the pieces in mayonnaise ..

          • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

            I would never eat a chocobo,Kwee! but if I did it would be with spicy peri peri sauce with a side of Gysahl Greens… :) and why’d you decline my generosity with the thigh :(

          • Deon Steyn

            Omnomnomnom

          • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

            lol noooooooooo my poor chocos …. I can no longer buy a streetwise 2 :(

  • Trevor Davies

    Why is the X broken? Is it a subtle hint?

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      I think they just want to cover their bases, red-ring v.2.

      • FoxOneZA

        Looks like an X-Patch logo :?

  • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

    Well apparently it’s no longer the XBox, but rather the XCircle…

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      Wow Kyle, thats just bad. Really bad. -10 points to you.

      • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

        Don’t get me wrong, I love my Xbox, but that logo is stupid.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      hehehehe! *highFive at Kyle Trolling*

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Wouldn’t it be funny if Microsoft went full retard, and followed Nintendo down the path of stupid names (Wii.. Wii-U), and called their new console Xbox-Y. The possibilities for trolling would be endless. “Y U NO HAZ GAMES’ “Y-front stained” “Y U BUY XBOX”.

    If this existence had a sense of humour it would let events play out just like that…

    • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

      YBox!

  • Tbone187

    It’s a Sony attempt to belittle the xBox….Has to be…Certainly doesn’t look next gen…

    • Deon Steyn

      Maybe this was Sony too?

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Yeah, but Sony would have been smarter about it (and a lot more creative), this oddly smells of Microsoft fail to me…

        • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

          BUT I ONLY SEE 4 WINDOWS!!!!!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

          • Tbone187

            Wow!! Surely it can’t be that amusing…

          • Tbone187

            Or one window divided by the pane…oh, sorry, ONE WINDOW DIVIDED BY THE PANE…

          • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

            I heard you the first time :P

          • Tbone187

            Hehe….just adhering to your affection for caps lock…

          • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

            It’s not a regular thing, just part of my humour and dramatic effect.

      • Tbone187

        I’d say spot the sarcasm but I’d probably just get another annoying picture response as you seem to have a lot of time on your hands with all the pics u posting here…so moving on…have fun mate…

        • Deon Steyn

          Thanks will do, you don’t seem to have fun at all. Relax a bit. I won’t even annoy you with another pic.

          • Tbone187

            Will do… apologies.. I can get a bit defensive at times…peace out…

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Tbone187-san, although the bamboo forest is dense, water flows effortlessly through it… One must be more like the water.

            #VideogameTeachings

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    But I did read a rumour about Microsoft wanting to go the Nintendo route in making their console iconic with gaming. Almost like how back in the 80s, the phrases “gameboy”, “SNES”, Nintendo were synonymous with gaming, or how Apple’s Ipod personified personal mp3 players, or how “Windows” became iconic with the term OS, or even how Sony’s Walkman was the word for a personal tape player….

    So, by just calling it xbox, the hope is that people will call gaming “xbox”. The problem however is that unlike playstation or even Nintendo, the xbox brand doesn’t inspire the same level of confidence. It’s a long shot for Microsoft, and it will be funny if they just call it “Xbox”. Considering that the xbox is steamrolling ahead on always-online DRM, and restrictive account DRM, then I can only hope the brand dies in a fire of consumer anger.

    So instead of “gaming”… Failure might become synonymous with Xbox!

    But then… gamers are notoriously stupid. The epitome of sheep, and they might just latch onto it, like the underdeveloped, mental-delinquents that they are.

    /TrollingForCoins

    • Deon Steyn

      Maybe they are also doing the reboot thing. Where MK9 was released as Mortal Kombat,Robocop 4 is called Robocop and the same with
      Splatterhouse,Tomb Raider and Simcity.

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Or Red Dawn… what a shit movie… Granted the original wasn’t spectacular to begin with, but this remake… holy crap… it’s bad.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Incidentally, those that disagree, are merely proving my point about how gamers are inherently stupid.

      /TrollingForCoins

    • Tbone187

      You seem to be quite the authority on market branding ne’… you certainly are trolling for coins with the amount of comments you’ve made here thus far…

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        It’s not rocket science…

        • Deon Steyn

          Rofl the banana is very wise

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    All this thread still needs is someone saying something about how much Call of Duty sucks, and then I can go and have a coffee with a smile on my face. My work would be done!

    • Deon Steyn

      They keep shouting at me :(

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Man, that kid is awesome. I wish I had a dodgy daughter like that.

        “DAD… the fucktards are mortaring me”

        “Sigh! Spawn of my loins… you’re playing Paper Mario..”

        • OVG

          ROFL

  • deeboy17

    Shop smart. Shop X-mart.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      LMAO! Have an upvote!

      • Deon Steyn

        Make it double

  • OVG

    NO. Its sexist. Are they implying that only XY chromosomes play the thing? It looks like a logo for tissue paper.
    THEY NEED TO HIRE KEN LEVINE TO DESIGN IT…simple

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      …..lol overload on Bioshock ay?

  • Luis López

    I love the logo
    I love the green color

    but I really hate the.. “new way to play”… those are nintendo´s politics.. and I hate nintendo.. ¬¬

  • http://www.youtube.com/koldfu5ion Devon Stanton

    I like it…. and it’s probably legit. fits in with the new CI for Windows and with everything becoming more integrated it would make a lot of sense.

    It also opens up the doors for future iterations without the need of numbering it. As with everything though rebranding costs money and time so I hope it’s the right move

  • Aussious

    There more I here about the new xbox the more scared I get…

  • TiMsTer1033

    Speaking from a graphic designers point, this well could be the new logo, hopefully not but possible.

    Simple logos are the new craze, simply because if made into metal eg the console itself is easier and cheaper. The logo could work with alot of altering but still pretty shitty lol

  • Tyron

    Looks like a medication.

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