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Submitted by illnoize 511d ago | review

Xbox One Review: Microsoft Delivers Revolutionary Potential

The Xbox one, upon its unveiling, set the bar high for a gaming console. So, high in fact that it no longer is a gaming console, it is a media hub; much like your cell phone is more of a mini computer with a phone application. Don't misunderstand this point as the Xbox One is still a fine gaming beast capable and intent on delivering some of the best gaming experiences of this generation. It’s just that at this early stage in the Xbox One Lifecycle, the focus is clearly on the other functionality offered by the Xbox one. So, what exactly is the Xbox one trying to accomplish and how does it fare trying to be so many things while attempting to earn the title All-In One Entertainment System? (Microsoft, Tag Invalid, Xbox One) 8.8/10

donnieboy  +   511d ago
Loving my ONE, looking forward to the future...
Dewitt  +   511d ago
Apparently, Sony kids think you don't.. Sigh.
donnieboy  +   511d ago
ikr
hazardman  +   511d ago
I got one today and i like it!!
MorePowerOfGreen  +   511d ago
The One changed how I use my Home Theater and most likely what the masses will expect of electronics in general, forever.

The cloud stuff and the way the XB1 was built from the ground up for cloud compute will be a even bigger jump than the XB1 and Kinect 2.0 was.
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WeAreLegion  +   511d ago
In fact, MorePowerOfGreen decided to cut off the "Input" button on all his remotes.
DoesUs  +   511d ago
No it wasn't and no it won't.
towelie1288  +   511d ago
Loving mine aswell
Love bf4 and NFS and DR3 is really fun also
Belking  +   511d ago
The true next gen console with awesome features.
Majin-vegeta  +   511d ago
Lol.....
hotbeef  +   511d ago
Is anyone else's home screen navigation super choppy? I swear it wasn't like that at first and now it feels clunky.
mwjw696  +   511d ago
Had it since launch and it has not disappointed once. Had to sell my old Virtual Boy and old games to afford it... its hard out their for a pimp.

Can't wait to try out more of the games though. Ryse looks amazing, and so does Forza. So nice to record awesome moments in game with just three easy words "xbox record that"!

Titanfall Here I come. :D
Jdoki  +   511d ago
The XB1 looks like a decent console and I hope to pick one up in the future - but at the moment there are too many caveats to make me to even consider buying one.

The non-gaming functionality is far too US-centric. Until it can provide compelling functionality for UK and remove some of the gimped decisions (such as reducing the surround sound audio output from a set top box to stereo) it's not a unique selling point.

MS also need to earn my trust again after the poor support for the 360. I know some people loved the games catalogue - but for me it nosedived after 2008 and never picked up again. The launch line-up for both PS4 and XB1 has been mediocre at best, so there's little need to jump in.

All this BS about Cloud compute and how the XB1 is harder to code for, is stuff I really don't care about - it's the games and the value for money that I am interested in - and so far the XB1 hasn't delivered for me.

At the moment I think the console has potential to reach an 8/10 score, but is nowhere near that so far.

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