Our many longtime readers may have gotten a heart attack when they opened Xboxic this evening, as a new logo is gracing the topleft corner all of a sudden. Luckily, only the logo has changed and there will be no change to the way we bring you all Xbox-related news as quick as possible.
The original logo was drawn by yours truly in approximately 5 minutes when we first launched the site late last year, and hasn’t changed since. The reason I was able to create it this fast was simply that there wasn’t much originality involved either: I’d simply ripped the original Xbox logo and modified it very slightly. Acceptable for a small Xbox blog perhaps, but not for the self-respecting news site we’ve become, serving content to over 150,000 unique visitors per month, as we were strictly speaking obviously infringing Microsoft’s copyright and trademarks. So here we are, same site, but with a new professionally designed logo. We hope you like it!
Simultaneously, this is the point where I definitely had to drop the “Classic” theme for the site. Judging by our statistics, I will have to apologize to less than 10 visitors per month, and I hope they don’t mind too much about finally having to upgrade to the new Xboxic look
While I am on the frontpage soapbox I’ll also gladly mention that feedback on the new logo is always welcome, no we didn’t pay TRIGGER M4N for that topic, and we’ve also opened dedicated forums for gaming on other platforms than Xbox and Xbox 360. Feel free to join in on the discussions there or comment below as usual!