Over the last six years, I have become friends with quite a few people in the videogame industry. The people I know have sometimes been right and they've sometimes been wrong. But, when these people stick their neck out, they usually are right. This is particularly true with the people who provide me with information regarding the Xbox 360 console.
I believe this annoys some of the editors and administrators of other websites. Heck, my sources of information are so good that I've had editors of other major websites write articles about me accusing me of working for Microsoft! One article written by a senior editor of a major videogame website several years ago even said that his entire staff would wait to see what I wrote about each day! I'd be lying if I said I wasn't surprised, offended, and proud all at the same time.
Recently I heard several pieces of information from several different sources. Each person was discussing the third Xbox console, which will apparently be released in late 2012 in North America and possibly Europe. There were several pieces of information that partially lined up in each scenario. With that in mind, I can tell you I know what the next Xbox console will be called!
So the question is, "If you know what the next Xbox console is going to be called, why don't you just tell us now?"
The answer is simple: "Because I want you to feel some form of anticipation and excitement for when I make the announcement on Thanksgiving!" For those of you who do not live in America, Thanksgiving is an American holiday which will be celebrated on Thursday, November 24.
Here's one thing I will tell you in order to give you a hint and see if you can come up with the answer. According to developers, the development kits for the next Xbox are referred to as the "Xbox Loop." Believe it or not, this is actually a powerful clue to what the final name of the product is. Further proof of this has to do with the way Microsoft is working with Comcast to take advantage of Kinect.
Another thing I should mention is that Microsoft's new console stays in line with other Xbox products the way it seems to focus on one-upping the competition. The next Xbox will one-up the PS4, but on a larger scale. Remember how people used to say Sony was always going to have the advantage because the PS3 would compete against the Xbox 2 (always giving the Playstation brand an advantage of one). In the end, the PS3 ended up competing against the Xbox 360. Advantage: Xbox by 60 or 357 (depending on how you look at it).
Either way, I will let you know what the name of the next Xbox console is on Thanksgiving!