boy oh boy. you’d think all these multi-billion dollar companies would learn: don’t shit where you eat. aside from the sanitation ramifications, you’ve built a brand. you built something people like, and you will get money from anything associated with it because people like it. when you start taking a dump on your customer base, they will get angry. hey! microsoft! we were looking at you for a REASON, dumbass.
despite pouring millions of dollars and other resources into the xbox and xbox 360 brand, microsoft is apparently sending out box art and PDF brochures showing new logos for the upcoming natal console, games and related products. that’s normal at a product launch. not normal? not really mentioning the association between xbox360 and natal.
this may or may not be a rumour, and i hate reporting on rumours. however, i used to work at microsoft and i know exactly how stupid they are. in fact, that’s why i quit. i wouldn’t be surprised if this were true. i have been hearing it over and over again. now it’s coming from fox interactive media, they guys who kind of own ign. ign is also reportedly adjusting its site to reflect this.
we’ll update you as soon as we can, but maybe hold off on buying that 360, eh?