Microsoft grabs Xbox FL domains

Redmond, Washington-based Xbox maker picks up Web address related to Xbox FL; domains redirect to Microsoft's search engine Bing.

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Rumors from mystery sources about the next Xbox have been swirling as of late, but now Microsoft itself has added to the rumor mill. As spotted by Fusible, Microsoft has acquired the domain names www.XboxFL.com and www.XboxFL.net.

What might an Xbox FL be?
What might an Xbox FL be?

Both domain names redirect users to a Web search for "Xbox FL" through Microsoft's Bing search engine. As of press time, Microsoft had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.

Earlier this week, blogger MS Nerd suggested Microsoft was preparing a stripped-down Xbox, which would run Arcade games and Kinect apps and retail for around $100.

For more on speculation concerning the next-generation Xbox, check out GameSpot's rumor roundup feature.

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@Cozm1kaos thats why i entered room, fl studios god. Stuff you all, all i need is fruity loops and both consoles can burn lol, don't touch my fl studio ms or all !@#$# you.

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@liquidgold nonsense. you blame ps fanboys here, but you are a xbox fanboy yourself. -77 million psn accounts hacked: well, it was a sony fail, no doubt about that, but just a couple weeks ago xbox live had a problem and reseted users' achievements. I'm not saying both situations are comparable, I'm just saying both are flawed -long update times: I don't understand your comment, my ps3 takes about 15 minutes to download AND install a new firmware -no chat: indeed you are right, ps3 should have some kind of chat -"you get what you pay for": indeed, but I can say the same thing about microsoft -gamepad only suitable for 5yrs old kids: well, I'm well past 5 years old (unfortunatly :P) and I like the dualshock. I don't see any problem with it. -no xbox exclusives: ps3 has playstation exclusives and the xbox doesn't. that's why they are called exclusives, and both systems have them, so no point in arguing there. anyone could say that ps3 is better than xbox for having GOW and uncharted, for instance. with this I'm not saying one the ps3 is better than the xbox nor the contrary, I'm just saying that your comment is a complete fail, and it shows your fanboyism. you fanboys (both ms and sony) should grow up.

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So many Sony trolls lol that cave must be getting cramped. Sony = 77 million PSN accounts hacked LOL Sony = System update download time 15hrs, Install time unknown to man. Sony = Apps removed Sony = No cross game chat or any pary chat. Sony = You get what you pay for. Sony = Gamepad only suitable for 5yrs an below. Sony = No Gears, Halo, Froza, Fable "@BryanParksSuper" Can already hear your come back. PS3 has blue-ray and is free online. Wow REAlly im running to the shop now to get 1 LOL, hell il buy 2 amazing. HAHA

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Please do not fight!!! both systems are great in their on ways!! now now children!! Only reason why i have PS3 is because i can get most Xbox games on my PC =) if i did not have my PC i would go XBOX all the way!!! But because its like having a PC, so why have 2 PCs? i would much rather play any shooter game on PC anyways. And it seems like Sony has good action/adventure games. I use a controller only for what it is meant for, and trust me its not meant for shooters heha.

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@lorddaggeroff I thought the exact same thing lol.

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Omg, i thought microsoft bought out fruity loops. lol few thank god.

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P.S looking forward to the new xbox.

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microsoft is a lil better than Apple but thats just like saying my sh!t smells better than yours

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@BryanParksSuper we dont need any other exclusives halo on its own pwns all your ps3 exclusives and by the way i own a ps3 as well and uncharted, little big planet, god of war,all suck oh and GT 5 Witch took them about 10 years to make and used cars from the ps2 version is just a joke and forza 3 owns it never mind forza 4 not to mention that xbl is superior in evry way to psn its not even funny. your just a sad ps fanboy who need a wake up call for witch is the better console. the sales says it all and the number of xbl user more than double your crappy psn. and i know what your going to say u dont have to pay to play online? yeah i would rather pay than play psn witch laggs u out of almost evry cod match ( just used cod as example dont really like cod) and takes about 7 hours to download a demo lmao good fight kid i await your reply.

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I am a PlayStation guy, but i do love Xbox live, and gears of war out of all exclusives. Other than that there is not much else that amuses me. Crackdown sucks, forza is good halo is to much of the same thing. I have not tried Allan wake but looking forward to!!! its coming out on PC soon enough =)

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Do anyone of you PS fanboys have anything else to do other than troll on an Xbox rumor page? I dont see anywhere in this article about xbox exclusives, or how much it sucks... @BryanParksSuper Oh wait...MGS collection is on xbox now...And Fable, Gears, Forza and Halo are not that bad actually. And you forgot to mention Alan Wake...and Crackdown just to name a few. And who said anything about MGS Rising? This article is about a hint about a new name for the upcoming xbox, not whether or not you can prove how much of an arrogant prick you are.

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Sorry for the caps =)

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i DON'T NO ABOUT XBOX SUCKING BUT I DO NO THEY NEED MORE EXCLUSIVES. mOST OF XBOX GAMES CAN BE PLAYED ON A PC.

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they should name it xboxfloop since this thing will tank hard or "kinectbox" or "kidsindenialbox"

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Xbox Florida.

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@josiesel people who give a f*** about console wars and fanboyism=losers fixed

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XBox FL sounds better than Xbox 720 imo

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show me on the dummy where the bad xbox touched you sony=losers

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Microsoft and Xbox fail anyway. Microsoft can't come up with any Exclusives besides Fable,Gears,Halo,Forza. Have you Xbots seen Metal Gear Solid 4 cause it's damn good and too bad that MGS 5 will be Sony Exclusive too. MGS Rising isn't even a true MGS game cause it's a Hack and Slash type game so it can go Multiplatform for all I care. Sony Forever!!!!

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XBox For Loser (or Fu**ing Lame).

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MS is not planning a "stripped down Xbox". They are planning an Apple TV competitor that is Kinect enabled. It may play some games, but the primary goal is to get Kinect and, especially, XBL Gold into non-gaming households.

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Xbox ForLosers

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Xbox Future Laws

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"Funds leeching".

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How do people find this stuff??

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I'm fairly certain the language filters won't let me post mine...

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FL = Fleecing Lemmings?

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Xbox Football League? Perhaps it something about a football league via Xbox Live?

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Is that the rumor of the day?

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Xbox Flash Light? Or maybe Firelight.

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Xbox FLoppy. Because someone at Microsoft misses the 3-1/2-inch days. :P

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On a positive note - perhaps they realize the error of their post launch ways and are trying to seperate core gaming from casual gaming before the nextbox launches .... I know getting rid of the extras I pay for through my Gold account, pushing the horrible dashboard onto a different platform, and loosing Kinect, might give me hope for their next console.

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FL=For the Loss. Did it better!

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FL = For the Lose. Did it first!

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