10 overlooked Xbox One features you should know about

TechRadar: The dust is starting to settle, meaning gamers can finally focus on the Xbox One features that matter.

The good news for everyone is that Microsoft has engineered a solid next-generation console, one we were thoroughly impressed with when we went hands on at E3 last week.

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Burrito26a2006d ago

People dont over look these features. They just dont care.
And number 2... "why didn't anyone think of this before". Really?

HammadTheBeast2006d ago

Pretty sure they announced that feature for PS4 in February lol.

And yes, these features are all slightly useless or ones that would be expected anyways.

BluEx6102005d ago (Edited 2005d ago )

I just hate the fact that Kinect is forced in the system, without any games for it. Why do we, the consumers, have to wait for that "killer app". Just cause Kinect is in every box, they expect Devs to go ape shit and support it like crazy. It should be the other way around. Devs make a killer app, then consumers buy it, then more devs join in and make more killer apps. Not force that shit onto consumers just so you can say "Kinect is in every box, Now DEVELOPERS must support it" MUAHAHAA. What a waste of R&D on Kinect.

Sorry for people supporting Kinect. But if it was so great and advance, then wheres my games? I know I sound hostile, but I just hate that Kinect is making the Console more expensive without any real benefits besides talking to my Xbox.

I am glad that they didn't go all out on Kinect though. But still if it's in every box, I expect at least a small Kinect Tech Demo with it. Not trying to bash MS here, but on the real Kinect is a turn off for me.

nukeitall2005d ago


You mean quality games like Dance Central and Kinect Sports?

Both games sold gazillions and more than many core exclusive games. They were also relatively well received by a very biased core gaming group.

The games are there, and they will be significantly better next time around.

However, I doubt you will still like it. I very much look forward to it.

ChrisW2006d ago


LOL! Wow a Sheep trolling as the first poster... Who would've thought it possible?!?

Obviously... You're not an Xbot. So, go post where your comments might be more appreciated.

Burrito26a2006d ago

Im so hurt that you called me out. How will I ever recover from this devastating blow?

ChrisW2006d ago

Hmmm... therapy? I don't know. Then again, maybe you'll never recover. Maybe you'll end up huddling in the corner sucking your thumb and calling out for your mommy for the rest of your life...

But if it's any consolation, I do hope you recover and become a much more well-rounded, charitable member of your society. Your future is bright, my good man.

Now, if you'll pardon me... I'm going to bust out laughing.

KarrBOMB2006d ago

Oh how wonderful, I can now jump between T.V./Music/Movies/FB while gaming. Just what I wanted while in a heated battle in COD.

And what motion control system is so cool that it's a must have? Sorry, the people of the world are getting fatter, the last thing people want to do is flail around when gaming. I already work out, so gaming is sit and relax time. You can't compare online gaming and motion controls, they are 2 different things.

ShwankyShpanky2005d ago

Yeah, I'm confused... how can they be "overlooked" when it's the standard litany of features that has been at the forefront of the MS marketing for the last month?

Almost like saying Blu-Ray was an "overlooked" feature on the PS3.

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NameRemoved00172006d ago (Edited 2006d ago )

1. Kinect is pretty incredible this time around
No its not its a cancerous piece of hardware.
2. Splitscreen seat-switching can be eliminated
People still play splitscreen?
3. Kinect included means 100% of people have it
Hope you enjoy being recorded 24/7
4. Xbox One gamepad tweaked to near-perfection
Disagree with you here, IMO the xbox 360 controller looked way better.
5. 15 first-party exclusives in the first year
And a majority of them look bad. You can have all the fire party exclusives you want but when its a piece of crap it doesn't count.
6. Still has Call of Duty DLC as a timed-exclusive
I don't give a crap about anything COD related.
7. Xbox One multitasking is slick
So is my android powered smartphone isn't more than 512mb of ram nice!
8. SmartGlass, Twitch integration are established
Gimmicks, 95% of people do not care.
9. Xbox One Cloud
Overhyped by Microsoft and it will never work right just like their kinect.
10. Achievements are carried over from 360
Also again I don't care about achievements nor does a large majority of people.

Transporter472006d ago

1. Mandatory i don't like that
2. I play splitscreen but I play in a room with a bed not a couch.
3. Because its Mandatory -.- and i don't like that
4. So they say i haven't touched it to see the difference
5. That's to be confirmed
6. How long is the wait because I don't care
7. Which makes your system less powerful
8. Smartglass is cool but idc for it that much, twitch/ustream/youtubestream who cares as long as they do the same thing
10. They should be that's a no brainer.

How are any of those impressive, only one that i might think is a good one is Live streaming which can be found on PS4 for cheaper.

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defyenz2006d ago

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NameRemoved00172005d ago

Everytime I hear the world fanboy you gain a retard point.

So because I don't want your overpriced spybox with worse hardware everyone that buys a Ps4 is a Fanboy?

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BX812006d ago

Some one has been eating crabby patties!

hellvaguy2006d ago

Wifi direct and replaceable controller batteries are also nice features that Ps4 doesn't have.

FamilyGuy2005d ago (Edited 2005d ago )

Needing to buy your own rechargeable batteries = garbage.

I haven't had a problem with any of my PS3 controllers with their integrated, usb chargeable lithion ion batteries.

Play and charge kit = rip off
Making you buy batteries = rip off
Making you buy rechargeable batteries = rip off

If they really cared they'd come with rechargeable batteries, allow them to be easily exchanged if they die, and make them usb rechargeable. MS choose two of those three options for X1 controllers, so did Sony but I still think Sony chose the best two.

drsfinest722006d ago

Biggest fucking troll ever Stfu

buynit2006d ago

I think you are under hyping it.. Trust me i dont plan on getting xb1 any time soon if ever but not over any of those reasons..

Im not getting it because of how far they tried to take the drm, i drew my line at the 24 hr check in or you cant play. That idea should have never been entertained..

Btw.. I think kinect is great this time around, its a shame what ms tried to do..

ChrisW2006d ago

#8 actually worked pretty decently with the Xbox360, but it's a bit limited. It's more like an over-glorified controller for your media, than anything else.

I'm hoping that with the X1 and with smartphones and tables becoming more powerful, that this "gimmick" gets used to its fullest extent.

True_Samurai2006d ago

Wow son, you're quite the troll I hope you prove to the world of how much YOU don't like the Xbox. Please explain how can they record you without being on the internet grow up

kickerz2005d ago

1. Go away
2. Don't come back
3. Can we not as gamers get along with each other. It's a fun hobby not a war.xb1 day 1

lgn152005d ago

"2. Splitscreen seat-switching can be eliminated
People still play splitscreen?"

Yes, some people still have real life friends.

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mushroomwig2006d ago

'3. Kinect included means 100% of people have it'

Huray for forcing your consumers to buy an add on that not everybody wants. Sony did the right thing in regards to their camera, give people a frigging choice.

ChrisW2006d ago

Obviously Sheep don't want it... But they aren't "everybody", now are they?

buynit2006d ago

I think in the long run it will hurt sony. I dont understand how you can be a gamer and hate what kinect can do, that thing can do somevamzing things but obviously that just my opinion, dont take my head off over it.

lgn152005d ago

Damn, this is what I'v been trying to explain to people all along... How can you not appreciate the Kinect and what it can do, it's basically only an advantage if anything, too bad it adds an extra hundo to the price. Personally though I think the Kinect is so worth the 100 dollars I think voice commands are pretty great, very convenient.

ElementX2005d ago

Weren't people saying PS Move should've been included in the PS3 after it was launched because then developers would have a larger install base?

Timesplitter142006d ago (Edited 2006d ago )

The "power of the cloud" is nothing more than an overused buzzword that doesn't really mean much. The "cloud" isn't an Xbox feature. It's something PS4, PC and Xbox 1 all have and it won't change a whole lot. The fact that MS is even promoting this as a feature and making a big deal out of it is pretty ridiculous.

"The cloud" means having an internet connection, sending data to be stored/changed on the other side, and getting it back. No, they won't have a supercomputer in Microsoft HQ that will run all your games at 999 FPS through the cloud. All the cloud will give you are persistent game saves and stuff like that.

Your google account is an example of what the cloud really gives you

Geezus2006d ago (Edited 2006d ago )

the multitasking (snap mode) is what i am looking forward to the most... gaming while watching sports or netflix or skyping without having to look off the same screen pretty good stuff

Transporter472006d ago

so changing from input to tv via remote which can also be used with the jump button to go back from tv to hdmi to game very fast, and haven't you heard of SmartTvs?

Geezus2006d ago

stop hating man now you can do it at the same damn time instead of flipping switches thats pretty awesome

Transporter472006d ago

What i don't understand, my tv has 4 HDMI inputs so i can have my 360/computer/Ps3/ Soon to be PS4 all plugged in with no problem all is select the hdmi from my remote control, yup very very advance technology you got there.

lgn152005d ago

What about being able to look at game FAQ's and game guides while simultaneously playing the game? Or watching a walkthrough on the same screen. Or pulling up a couple of cheats/hints/ect. I can't wait to play minecraft and have crafting recipes a short glance away.

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