Comment 2RP Re: Just Great


XBMC is being renamed to Kodi


Just Great (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-01 19:32 (#2RF)

Throw away your years of branding and reputation. That's what open source needs, more confusing nonsensical unneeded rebranding to another nonsense word. How many of these projects must we chase down every time we revisit them in a couple of years? Usually there's at least a valid legal reason, but this?

And without RTFA I don't believe that second paragraph. XBMC isn't tied to the Xbox name just because it originated that way. Has MS even hinted at a problem?

Case in point; I'm writing this and have already forgotten the awkward meaningless new project name. :(

Re: Just Great (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-01 20:02 (#2RH)

In TFA there is a bit more. They want to expand it from "Media Center" to "Entertainment Center", and seems they thought "while we're making changes, let's dump the Xbox part too". While the new name isn't as catchy, at least it is less awkward to say.

The real problem is that logo. It looks like something targeted to little kids. "We arent quite there yet" is very generous.

Re: Just Great (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2014-08-01 20:11 (#2RJ)

It looks like something targeted to little kids.
And "Xbox" isn't targeted towards little kids?

Re: Just Great (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-08-01 21:23 (#2RK)

I am puzzled by that comment. You do realize the average owner of an Xbox is older than 30... right? Or do you still think gaming is something kids do with their friends in the basement?

Read this:

The "little kids" part of your comment is particularly off-base. Most of their marketing is targeting young adults or people in their thirties. Not surprising considering the kind of games they offer.

Re: Just Great (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2014-08-01 22:36 (#2RP)

Sorry... As a 33 year old addicted to a few computer-based video games myself (Starcraft, Warcraft, SimCity, etc), I did not realize that those "older-age-gamer" stats extended to some console systems as well.

I personally have never owned an Xbox, or know anyone that has, so my only impression of them come from some of the TV advertisements that I have seen such as this one that depicts a number of families playing the games. In these official ads by Microsoft, aside from a few parents, the average age appears to be somewhere in the 10-12 range. Perhaps these family friendly ads full of youngsters where mainly a stab at Nintendo's Wii successes and not at the general population of actual users of the console. Forgive my unfair generalizations.


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2014-08-04 09:36 Insightful +1

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