Any plans for an Xbox redesign?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Ken Chui, Jul 7, 2003.

Tags:
  1. Ken Chui

    Ken Chui Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    976
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Does anyone know if MS is planning on offering a redesigned Xbox console in the near future? I have purchased a number of titles in anticipation of my eventual purchase. What I would like to see is something with a smaller footprint; if not, then perhaps one in a different colour, preferably silver (please don't suggest the European-exclusive all-green finish, which may be the ugliest thing ever conceived).
     
  2. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2000
    Messages:
    8,818
    Likes Received:
    122
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    There are a few places where you can order a console online and they will go out, buy it, custom paint the hardware (and even a controller with it), then send it to you.
     
  3. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2000
    Messages:
    2,059
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Wait a second... you're not buying an Xbox because it's the wrong color? There's absolutely no need to redesign the Xbox-it's fine the way it is. I'd rather MS poured money into software development for the box than have them try to crank out "designer colors"
     
  4. Ken Chui

    Ken Chui Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    976
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Aesthetics are purely subjective. I'm sure most folks won't give a second thought about the colour or design of the console; I don't fall into that group. [​IMG] I'm not asking for a bevy of designer colours from which to choose from, but it would be nice to have options. Heck, if Europe can receive a semi-translucent green case for their market, there's no reason why N. America shouldn't get something similar (hopefully, more tasteful).

    I haven't found any places as yet that repaints the hardware (as Morgan suggested), but the next best option (and one that doesn't invalidate the warranty) may be a removable vinyl skin. Inexpensive, laser-cut (for a perfect fit) and it's even available in a silver finish (chrome's available, but that's too tacky [​IMG] ).
     
  5. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2000
    Messages:
    8,818
    Likes Received:
    122
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    EGM did an article a while ago about a place in California that will repaint consoles. There was even a thread about it here.
     
  6. Tho

    Tho Auditioning

    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    or you can even paint it yourself to any color combination and put in some LEDs if u want [​IMG] .. u can find some tutorials online
     
  7. Ken Chui

    Ken Chui Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    976
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  8. Keith Pepling

    Keith Pepling Auditioning

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Check this place out. The site seems to have some problems and i'm not 100% sure they are still in business, but it will at least show you what can be done.
     
  9. Ken Chui

    Ken Chui Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    976
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks for the link, Keith. Looks like Xbox paint jobs won't be available until later this summer, which is fine by me.
     
  10. Mark Shannon

    Mark Shannon Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 27, 2002
    Messages:
    1,991
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I agree with Ken that eventually the Xbox should be re-released, with a smaler footprint, similar to the redesign of the PSX (now called PsOne)
     
  11. Marshall W. Carter

    Marshall W. Carter Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2000
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'd settle for Microsoft making the thing SMALLER.
     
  12. Allen_Appel

    Allen_Appel Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2002
    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    From gamesindustry.biz

     
  13. Ken Chui

    Ken Chui Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    976
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Seeing as the redesign rumour has been in circulation for a while, and with E3 passing with nary an announcement, I'm going to wait for an actual unveiling before the press (assuming there is one); speculation makes for poor journalism. The Tokyo Game Show in September would be a suitable venue to introduce such an item.

    P.S. Make one in silver while you're at it. [​IMG]
     
  14. Rhett_Y

    Rhett_Y Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 23, 2001
    Messages:
    1,264
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I kinda would like a rack mountable xbox......so I can put it in my rack [​IMG] That would be cool.........and great set of wireless controllers...that would be great two. But for right now I have to agree, I want them to take the money and use it on game developement.......

    R~
     
  15. Dan B

    Dan B Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 1999
    Messages:
    1,389
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Microsoft has officially stated at the Summer Xbox Conference in Japan that there will be no re-design of the Xbox.

    IGN Article: (link doesn't seem to be working as I type this but I read it earlier today. It said that they will take steps to address this for the next Xbox though)
    http://xbox.ign.com/articles/430/430223p1.html
     
  16. Ken Chui

    Ken Chui Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    976
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Dan:

    The link works. Have to say though that, while not a surprising announcement, it's still disappointing. I'm of the mindset that a simple makeover (i.e. a smaller footprint or design that looks more at home with the rest of my electronics) could be the proverbial shot-in-the-arm that MS needs.

    With that news tidbit out of the way, I still plan on getting my Xbox repainted. A number of folks have volunteered their services to make this happen, but I'm still weighing my options.
     

Share This Page