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Submitted by black0o 155d ago | review

Eurogamer - Hardware Test: Xbox One

Richard Leadbetter: ''So is it a games console or the centre of the entertainment universe? Days after receiving our review unit, what's clear is that Xbox One boasts a wealth of intriguing, unique features and that there is merit in its alternative approach. But going into this hardware test, we couldn't help but wonder: is it the proverbial jack of all trades, master of none? Do the media features actually make a difference? Do they even work outside of the US?'' (Eurogamer, Xbox One) -

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Redgehammer  +   155d ago
The X1 sounds like my kind of machine.
whitefang1988  +   155d ago
Love how 6 (and rising) people seem to know what your kind of machine is more than you do lol smh
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Denethor_II  +   155d ago
Well basically it's not my kind of machine, hence why I disagreed. Is that okay with you?

I feel the Xbox is overreaching with all it's features. Why can't we just go back to basics and focus on the games
christocolus  +   155d ago
Silent as a mouse....need to try this out and see for myself.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   155d ago
Good balanced review. In truth, both consoles are not yet the finished article and can only grow, over the coming months.
Insomnia_84  +   155d ago
Again, sounds like the PS4 is the console to get.
thrust  +   155d ago
From all the review i think not mate!

feature rich console for me not just an hardware upgrade games machine.

but that's what i want, technology!
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Arnon  +   155d ago
Why are you on a gaming website, then? Go buy an Apple TV. It's a sad day when gaming is reduced to acknowledging everything but gaming.
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NeoTribe  +   155d ago
You cant even live stream on x1. It lacks social media.
thrust  +   155d ago
Feature rich!!!! that includes gaming aswell :/ strange!!

streaming no thank you am 34!

i have read the streaming is coming but i do not care when will never use it.
Insomnia_84  +   155d ago
No mate, they cleverly made a device that will keep you connected to the camera so they can get richer out of you, your info, your privacy, while charging you $500 for it and making you pay another $60 a year to connect to make it work (without an update the "console" is pretty much good for nothing, everthing is behind that paywall). Why do you think they want you to unnecessarily connect every single device to the XBone??

http://kotaku.com/xbox-ones...

"Let's remember that Kinect is no longer mandatory to the Xbox One's operation and neither is a periodic check-in with the Xbox servers, requirements that were walked back under a firestorm of gamer outrage. That said, many users will simply leave both utilities plugged in. And when a publication likeAdvertising Age—whose audience ain't exactly privacy-concerned hardcore gamers—says "Xbox One can essentially work like TV that watches you, bringing marketers a huge new trove of data," you realize why Microsoft wanted those requirements in the first place."

Think, mate!

I love Killer Instinct and I'm ready to buy an Xbox one the moment they give me a choice to buy one without Kinect but it looks like that'snot in there radar as they plan to release an ENTERTAINMENT ONLY XBone but not a GAMING focused XBone, meaning one without Kinect.
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MiloGarret  +   155d ago
@Insomnia
Think mate, they're all out to get you!

Think about the fact that PS4 also encourages you to buy a camera that records you when you're not aware. Think mate!

Think about the phones, the tablets, the Vita that you carry around everywhere, always listening and watching, always mapping your every move. Think mate!

Think about every laptop made since what... 2004? that comes with a built in camera, probably looking at you right now. Think mate!

Or, get off your fat ass and unplug that camera. And get some sleep, you obviously need it.
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XxGOWxX  +   155d ago
I guess its just me and you thrust. Ill be using my XBO for games, pay tv, apps and media.

@insomnia_84
sony have the same conditions of use as MS in terms of using your data from their camera and voice chat. So theres no point even complaining about it. disconnect the cameras when youre not using them and you can take off your tinfoil hat. Also if you can afford any next gen console you can afford XBL or PSN+ so why complain about it. servers arent free to run you know. SMH.
Nekroo91  +   155d ago
youre right .the features are great but the features with weaker hardware dont justify 500 bucks pricetag.

Dont forget the main purpose of a console , is to play games!

It would be nice if the xbox could replace a cable box..

Oh well if you enjoy lan Co-op games go for the Wii U, if your looking for the best single player experiences go for the PS4, if your look for multi player Xbox One.

Either way theres ONE 4 U. get it?!
ABizzel1  +   155d ago
@Thrust

Did you get a PlayStation 3, you know since it was by far the more "feature rich console".
GodSquad  +   155d ago
Very well written... It seems like, to me at least, that the console works better than some left-wing Playstation fans make it out not to. I have always been a PS player, although i had once the 360. But I will sure as shite not buy this thing, until I can opt out of the Kinect business, without paying for it. Although it sounds like everything...works.
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LightofDarkness  +   155d ago
Left-wing? And what, prithee, makes them "left-wing"? What is the defining character trait that draws such comparisons?
Jdoki  +   155d ago
Interesting article and answered some of my concerns as a UK gamer. Nothing about the article changed my opinion to wait and see how the services and game releases develop before deciding whether to buy one.

The lack of SKY TV integration is a big minus to me. The UI doesn't sound as good as MS made it out to be. It seems MS know their core market is the US and have focused 80+% of their efforts there. Understandable, as Europe may be as big of a market as NA - but it is much more fragmented.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   155d ago
@Jdoki
It's suprising to me too, that given the widespread use of SKY in the UK, that MS didnt 'have this on the menu' from the off. After the US, I would have thought MS would have thrown, at least that bone, to their other strong territory , the UK.
It all smacks of hurried planning. Im ready for the Disagrees.
Jdoki  +   155d ago
I think you're probably right.

The fact that the XB1 doesn't support Sky OR Freeview boxes seems to cut out the vast majority of TV watchers in the UK.

I don't envy MS having to make each console compatible with different countries services and systems - but I would have thought they would have been further along in the key territories.
kewlkat007  +   155d ago
Who's the head of xbox operations in the UK? Those are the questions you guys must be asking..

I'm sure there is negotiations and such involved but to have everything working in all major locations is quit the undertaking.
True_Samurai  +   155d ago
Wow at all the disagrees! Insomnia_84 and other PS Fanboys are in full damage control lmao. I guess they feel as if they're right if there are more disagrees. X1 Day One As Always
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   155d ago
@True_Samurai
Well, I reckon MS will be as ready as theyre going to be for Fridays launch. Are you quietly confident or quietly nervous? Legit question.
True_Samurai  +   155d ago
quietly confident in x1 and confidently nervous of kinect. from what i've as long as you use the commands correctly you are good to go
kewlkat007  +   155d ago
I knew the Xbox one would be very quiet..huge ass fan moving air in that I wonder if you could change the for quieter ones..
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   155d ago
@True_Samurai
'Confidently nervous' huh? Yeah I think I get what you mean lol
DiRtY  +   155d ago
How many reviews do we need that come up with: "Looking good already, but we need more time with it and it will be updated"

Captain Obvious writing reviews

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