Microsoft Xbox One
In the two and a half years since the Xbox One first came out, it’s become a fundamentally better product, thanks to last year’s Windows 10 update which made the UI faster and easier to use. That said, the console is still saddled with various quirks it’s had since day one.
- Wake-on-voice is very impressive
- Excellent multitasking experience
- Games are beautiful; console runs quietly
- The most expensive console available
- Limited selection of exclusive titles worth playing
- Missing key promised functionality at launch
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- 78AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE37 ReviewsSound and Vision80Microsoft Xbox One Game ConsoleThe console’s Blu-ray performance is solid, games designed for it look hyperrealistic, and the Xbox Music service turns out to be surprisingly good. I don’t imagine that the Xbox One is the right solution for every living room, but it’s more than welcome in mine.AllThingsD70Xbox One: Digital Home Base for the Living RoomThough the Xbox One is still geared toward gamers, it will appeal to a broader audience with its variety of apps and ways of watching TV. Just be ready for a potentially frustrating experience when you try talking to the Xbox One.TechCrunch80Review: Microsoft Xbox OneIf you already have a 360 and aren’t absolutely dying for any of the launch titles, I wouldn’t say you need it right this second. Give developers a bit of time to figure out the console’s inner workings ... If your 360 is on its last leg ... it’s a solid buy as is.Ars Technica70Xbox One review: More than a game console, less thIn short, buy an Xbox One if and when there are enough exclusive games to convince you it's worth the expense. At that point, the extra media features that the Xbox One brings to the table will be nice fringe benefits, and these options may be more stable and usable than they are right now.Popular Science70Xbox One Review: I'm Sorry I Raised My VoiceNo. Wait. You don't need something to hook up through your TV right now, unless it has games to accompany it, and the Xbox One, as cool as some of its features are, has a dearth of games. You can wait. How long? That's up to you.Wired70Microsoft Xbox OneIt does a lot of things, and in a way that you may find extremely helpful, but you’ll need to take the time to learn how to do them — and learn by trial and error when it’s best to just stop trying.Joystiq80Review: Xbox OneIt has unique, recommendable features: Kinect feels additive rather than obstructive, and its strong suit of software and games live alongside one another in a way they don't on other platforms.Tom's Hardware70Xbox One Review: Unifying Your Living Room ExperieThe extra $100 for Microsoft's Xbox One buys you more than just the Kinect camera. It also comes with Microsoft's promise to reinvent the way you enjoy content on your TV, and that's a very compelling pitch.Engadget80Microsoft Xbox One review: a fast and powerful worThe Xbox One is quick, quiet and capable of handling live television and gorgeous games, all at the sound of your voice. At $500, it's a steep investment, but it's much more than just a gaming console.PC Mag90Microsoft Xbox OneMicrosoft didn't just make a new game system with the Xbox One, it made a comprehensive gaming and home-entertainment hub you can control with your voice. Be prepared to pay a lot for all of these features, but it's money well spent.Gizmodo80Xbox One Review: Absolutely Amazing (When It WorksFor now, the Xbox One is one impressive living room box machine—and it more than justifies its $500 dollar price with the inclusion of at least $100-worth of set-top boxitude—but you're going to be better off waiting for a little while to see how things shake out.CNET70Microsoft Xbox One review: The game console that wThe Xbox One goes beyond gaming with its ambitious live TV integration, but at launch it can't deliver a knockout blow to the PS4 due to a higher price and uneven voice control. We suggest you wait for improvements, but for now, the Xbox One is better suited to forgiving early adopters.Tom's Guide80Xbox One ReviewThe $499 price tag on the Xbox One is justifiable, considering its one-box-to rule-them-all approach. When combined with a cable or satellite TV connection, the One feels like the more exciting and innovative console you’ll be using well into the next decade.WiredNot RatedHands-On With Xbox Oneâ€™s Game DVR, Live TV, andIf Microsoft can get you to the point where you turn on your Xbox One every time you watch television, it’s getting a level of customer engagement that every other videogame platform only dreams about.Ars TechnicaNot RatedHands-on with the Xbox One: Kinect, interface, andOverall, my short time with the Xbox One's system interface made me eager to try the system out in my own home and see if its voice commands and multitasking features could actually make Xbox One the only input I need on my TV.PC MagNot RatedVIDEO: Microsoft Provides Hands-On Look at Xbox OnTo keep up with the ever-evolving console market, Microsoft developed the Xbox One to let users switch from live TV to an HDMI-compatible cable or satellite box, simply by the sound of your voice. Additionally, users will receive game play invites while watching a movie or live TV.Ars TechnicaNot RatedHands-on with the Xbox One: A mixed start, with soThe effect of the Xbox One's graphics updates are even more apparent when you are comparing them to pre-rendered sprites on '90s arcade hardware. The jump is similar to that of Street Fighter II to the full 3D characters of Street Fighter IV.WiredNot RatedXBOX ONE REVEALEDThe Xbox One is a bit bigger than the 360 and as rectangular as it gets. It’s not without its flourishes, though. It’s a deep, glossy black that the industrial design team calls liquid black.EngadgetNot RatedBuilding Xbox One: An inside look at Microsoft's pThe Xbox One is no "inhale" -- it looks like a little computer with a slot for discs. It's got a two-tone finish of alternating black matte and gloss, with a slot-loading Blu-ray disc drive and its power button greeting users out front. It's ... well, it's not such a looker. At least not thus far.NotebookReview80Xbox One Review: A Promising StartAs of right now the system is an impressive game console that affords an astounding number of features. But with some fine-tuning and continued support from contend developers, the Xbox One could be the multi-media centerpiece that Microsoft envisioned.Pocket-Lint100Xbox One reviewXbox isn't just a gamers' console: it's a gateway to a multitude of home entertainment, pulling all the strands into one interlinked experience. The future is here and we love it.TechHive80Xbox One review: For gamers, yes, but you'll likeThe Xbox One smartly integrates TV, streaming video, and games. It has a few kinks to iron out, but it’s already a welcome addition to any living room.Polygon80XBOX ONE THE REVIEWThe Xbox One is an impressive marriage of software and hardware that raises the bar in terms of what we expect from a living room machine. Looking forward more than it looks back, the Xbox One feels like it's from the future.Time70Xbox One Review: Microsoftâ€™s Ambitious One-StopIt's a work in progress, but then Microsoft's aiming higher than its competition.ABC News80Xbox One Review: Gaming and Entertainment SuccessfIt might not be perfect right now, but the new Xbox, like the Xbox 360 introduced seven years ago, is certainly the one to carry Microsoft into the future of the living room.Kotaku80The Xbox One: The Kotaku ReviewI admire what Microsoft is trying to do with the Xbox One, and I'm rooting for them to give their console that final push to get it to where it needs to be. The whole thing is almost there.Mashable80Xbox One: Gaming, Streaming and Live TV in One PowEven though all the pieces haven't fallen into place at launch, the Xbox One is the console that will bridge the entertainment and gaming gap best this generation.Pocket-LintNot RatedXbox One hands-on video: We examine the hardware...just seeing the hardware outside of a Perspex case was a huge benefit to us. For one, we were able to see how it stacks up against our 360 ... and we formed an opinion that it's not too big either, in fact, it's not really any larger than the original 360 console.T380Is the original Xbox One worth your money?Like its nearest and dearest rival, the Xbox One is absolutely loaded with potential. While it may have struggled in both user confidence and PR status in its first 12 months, Microsoft has done a confident job in cutting away the dead flesh of previous errors.TechRadar80Xbox One review A work in progress, the new Xbox hWhile the media integration features need polish and Kinect could use a grammar lesson, the most important things are there: good games, a solid interface and reliable servers for hours and hours of online gaming.Penny ArcadeNot RatedThe Xbox One is a confusing mess of hardware and UI went from being skeptical of the new Kinect to not minding the little bugger sitting under my television, and now that I’m used to how it works and what it does I find it hard to live without it.Huffington Post80Xbox One Review: Microsoft's Mission To Take OverAlthough the One has its flaws, it's important to remember where the Xbox 360 was when it started, and how far it's come. Microsoft will surely get feedback from owners and mold the One into a more perfect version of an all-in-one entertainment system. What they've got now is a nice foundation.NBC News70Xbox One review: Compelling console with a strongHow does it all add up? Like the legions of gamers that flocked to pick up the PlayStation 4 last week, I admired Sony's new console because of its incredible promise. Microsoft, on the other hand, has already begun to deliver on the promises it made with the Xbox One.T380Xbox One reviewLike its nearest and dearest rival, the Xbox One is absolutely loaded with potential, which is mostly unrealized at the time of its release.Fortune80Xbox One review: This is the console of the futureIf Microsoft can iron out some performance quirks around voice recognition and Snap, the decision won't be too hard: it's far easier to glimpse the future potential in the Xbox One, starting with 10 seconds of time and the simple two-word voice command: "Xbox on."The Verge80Xbox One reviewThe Xbox One is here for a decade. If Microsoft can deliver on all its promises in that time, it will have built a console truly worthy of Input One — but that's a big if.Boing Boing80Xbox One review: a weekend with Microsoft's new coIt's clear to me that Microsoft's new console is a great piece of technology and, in all likelihood, a very safe bet for your living room over the next few years.TechRadarNot RatedHands on: Xbox One reviewXbox One doesn't have that Halo 5 launch title as a killer app, but what it does boast is horsepower to make its game and entertainment experiences that much better.T3Not RatedXbox One preview: Hands-onThe Xbox 360 successor looks thoroughly 2013, from its ‘80’s styled vents and boxy edges to its Samsung-esque glossy black fascia. Out go teen-friendly lights and aggressive curves, in comes a more restrained look that won’t scare off parents.T3Not RatedXbox One AnalysisIt's big and boxy – or "boldly understated" as Microsoft puts it – but follows a modern design language that is a recognisable, vent-heavy evolution from the original Xbox and the Xbox 360 S.Expert Reviews80Microsoft Xbox One reviewPotentially the home entertainment hub we've always dreamed of but it's missing key features at launch and the games available don't justify the outlay at present.TrustedReviews80Xbox One reviewBuying Xbox One is a gamble – and an expensive one at that – but it feels like the console of the future, and if Microsoft can deliver on its promises that gamble will pay off.HotHardware80Microsoft Xbox One, The Full ReviewThe Xbox One is here today and it’s an impressive piece of gaming and general entertainment gear. We may have access to all of the latest cutting edge PC technology around here, but we’ll be glued to this Xbox One for a while, and that’s saying something.NY Daily News70Xbox One Review: Microsoft's next-gen console mayNo console has ever aimed to do this much, but the Xbox One is as much work in progress as it is progress for the gaming industry.The Next Web80Xbox One review: A multimedia extravaganza that alI had high expectations for the Xbox One, and it largely lived up to them. The main disappointment was that it doesn’t work as an all-in-one system for me because of my coaxial TV setup, but the feature should work great for most up-to-date cable and satellite customers.Digital Trends80MICROSOFT XBOX ONE REVIEWMore powerful hardware, a flexible multimedia operating system, and functional voice commands via Kinect combine to firmly establish Microsoft's Xbox One within the next-gen.Destructoid80Review: Xbox OneThe way we see it, gamers likely have a good all-in-one gaming/media box now with the Xbox 360. If you're dying to add voice-controlled television channel surfing to the mix, the Xbox One will definitely get you there.TrustedReviewsNot RatedXbox OneIt certainly does a lot of stuff, and much of it very well, but the big question we're left with at this year's E3 is whether it's stuff that people really need or want, and whether a little of the focus has been lost on games.MSNNot RatedEssential guide to the Xbox One â€“ everything youThe Xbox One is chunky to say the least. Not ugly – we quite like the rugged “liquid black” design, but certainly a box that doesn’t go unnoticed. Weighing in at almost 3.2kg – it’s actually 10% bigger than the original Xbox that went on sale back in 2001.USA Today80Review: Xbox One makes strong play for living roomThe Xbox One is a formidable video game console, particularly with its improvements to Kinect. The experience isn't consistent and some features need fine-tuning.
- 81AVERAGE USER SCORE97 ReviewsAraczynski50March 8, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Disappointed overall. If you're a gamer and only buy one console, this would be the one I would AVOID. The games library is pretty weak, most of it is available on the PC/PS4. Both the PC/PS4 have a LOT better range of unique offerings.The Xbox One X might have very slightly better looking graphics than the PS4 Pro, but its hardly better enough to give up the breadth of unique experiences you'd be giving up on the PS4 side. Unless of course you're a typical gamer that just plays the most socially popular title for ever and ever until the herd moves on to the next most socially popular title for ever and ever.Yeah, it plays bluray, which is good, I guess, I should probably use that feature in mine (own both the Xbox One Day 1 and Xbox One X and have never used the blu ray player capability).I prefer my PS4/PS4Pro much more for the variety of unique games. At 4k both consoles (X1X/PS4Pro) look great.The most enjoyable title for the X that I've played has been Rysen, which got me really excited in the beginning at the possibilities of the console, but after that game its been a complete disappointing dry spell for me.Do most of my gaming on the PC however, as I find the Xbox X UI a PITA.Peter10February 22, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Horrible shit system! I would not accept it even if I got it for free!- Forced to be online to play games, YES; EVEN GAMES YOU PURCHASED IN STORE AND HAVE CD FOR!!!- Forced to be signed in to Microsoft shit system in order to play.. so they can track your every move.- Forced to comply with Microsoft shit system password policy and update this on regular basis. When forgetting the password, you have to spend time guessing on the xbox, with a gamepad... not fun at all.- Forced updates every now and then that takes up to 2 hours to download and install... and this is a complete bummer for Friday nights when playing with friends... or wanting to play at least. Cant skip / postpone update and play any game!- I just want to play a game... I don't want to spend 1-4 hours getting the bullshit out of the way.NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM MICROSOFT EVER AGAIN AFTER THIS CONDUCT! I would not even accept a new version of their shit even if I got it for free... the frustration is not worth even $2000 (5x the console price) in the long run!Go with playstation!Engadget Reader80February 27, 2018Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Parents with kids of all ages. Do your kids ever bug you or just tick you off? Do you ever just want a day off to relax to yourself? Your kids ever get bored or the weather is just to bad to play outside? The Xbox One is the product for you and your kids. This product has multiple different functions. It can be used for movies, tv shows, and of course games. These things can keep kids distracted and stop them from getting into trouble and making messes. Some might say video games and screen time are bad, but gaming actually increases hand eye coordination and reaction time. Also you will finally get those days where you can just sit on the couch drinking coffee and watching your show all in peace. I myself own an Xbox One and an Xbox One S there are very similar however and I have had my Xbox One for a very long time with no issues. I have played online, watched movies, and have had family play also. There can be arguments over who plays and who doesn't but there are like hidden rules when it comes to sharing. Such as if you have the least kills you give up the controller, or if you lose, and even just taking turns every round. This does not only cause arguments though it can actually bring families together. You can have movie nights together and even have full family tournaments. It's honestly one of the funnest things you can do with the Xbox One and your family.Playing online with friends can make you more of a vocal person and less shy. I can vouch for myself and say that I have become more of a peoples person and less shy because of playing certain games online with friends. As an adult you get more time to yourself and your kids are learning skills that are usually kinda hard to teach. Many parents are scared of the online world and they have the right to be because unless you know the person and have met in person you don't really know who you're talking too. This is where you teach your kids about being safe online and not giving out certain information you can even go so far as put a child lock on their account. This child lock can make it so the can't add other accounts as friends or play certain games without parent permission.The Xbox One is perfect for kids. Actually it's the best for families. All the different functions and purposes of the Xbox one makes it the best for kids and families of all ages. Go out and get yourself one today have fun and enjoy time playing games or watching movies with your family. So what are you waiting for? You can go to gamestop and get the console itself for $199.99-$249.99 depending on if its a new console or pre owned. The game price can vary from $20-$60. Not the cheapest but is still better than ps4.Engadget Reader100February 11, 2017Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The Best Game ConsoleMy latest console is the Xbox One. It is the best console with no problems or service related issues. It has amazing games and a lot of features. It has many benefits from startups, multiple layouts, performance and fantastic graphic games to play, and with a huge multiplayer community online. This console encompasses more than what a regular gamer is used to. It is not only for games but is capable of media use, online interaction, and social networking.FeaturesThe Xbox One has very nice features:• The startup options are very accommodating and make the system more user-friendly. There are power-up options by voice activation, time activation for shutdown, wireless startup, and even having Cortana from the Halo game series to be the AI (artificial intelligence) for voice activation.• There are thousands of customizable options from themes, colors, and user interface screen options.• The Xbox One has an elegant design for optimal cooling and gives a similar look of the original Xbox.• The sound from the system is not as noisy as the first two Xbox models, Xbox and Xbox 360, and performs gameplay with no lack of quality and keeps the sound to a low humming. The competitor consoles are always noisy and distract the user.• The graphics are amazing. There are some game developers that make more games solely for the Xbox console than the competitors. The graphics are a tiny step down so as not to sacrifice performance of the user interface. The graphics layout is different than compared to the Sony PS4.• The online multiplayer community and Xbox Live Online is the number one reason that this console and all of its benefits come together. It has the fastest in-game multiplayer setup and you can join teams of people, which have many users from various countries and continents, so there is a lot of diversity.The Xbox console has seen many years as a user favorite and an all media type, user friendly device. I look forward to the upcoming games made for the Xbox One for years to come. It is truly remarkable. Get one today to join the million users for online multiplayer action.Engadget Reader10October 20, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I was a long time Xbox member , my account was banned due to a refunded game that was still playable , Xbox support team didn't inform me of this glitch, enforcement team is impossible to reachEngadget Reader100October 13, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I had my xbox one for 2years now I really don't understand all the hate people have towards this console it may not be your 1080p monster as everybody been complaining about. But it is overrall great all in one games, tv, and features can't wait for Halo 5Engadget Reader90August 25, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90August 5, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80July 11, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 13, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90May 2, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90March 6, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!For the money, apps,graphics and best online play there is nothing better.Engadget Reader80February 17, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90January 30, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I do love my Xbox one having finally saved up enough cash for one last year. The console itself looks good, maybe a little bulky for some but it goes quite well with the rest of my furniture and things. The controllers are really comfy, they take some getting used to at first I think, especially if you're used to 360, I think LB and RB felt different but you soon get used to it. Its easy to use and has a simple, easy to personalise interface that doesn't feel overwhelming. Theres a good range of games for the xbox and i don't really feel like i'm missing out on anything compared to what the PS4 has to offer. The graphics i've seen improve slightly with each game I play, they're still great though, particulary with games like farcry 4. The only main issue I have with this console is that when you buy a new game you have to install it so you can't just put the disc in and play. This can be hugely annoying and is certainly the case when you desperately want to play a new release. Games have more often than not took HOURS to install and once i even had to leave a game to install overnight because it was taking so long. There can be problems with crashing and freezing whilst installing too as well as getting stuck on that highly annoying '1%'.But I haven't had this problem with every game i've purchased for the xbox one and i've got to admit that i changed my internet provider and this improved my download speeds which did mean the games installed quicker, but still I'd just like to be able to put in the disc and play it like i used to with my 360!!Overall though I do like the xbox and am pleased I bought it in the end, Xbox live is a great investment, and if you can afford it, get the kinnect too (just so you can talk to it), its a little perk, but its worth it in my opinion, its just needs a good game to really show its full potential.Engadget Reader10January 29, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Im convinced that even the mediocre reviews were written by microsoft people because there is no way ANYbody could be happy with this system. Technology is officially headed the wrong direction, i'd rather play atari than this piece of junk. Typically takes 10-20 minutes of nonsense updates and signing in to get any game going, forget about even playing if u have bad or no internet. Buying their system, games, and controllers is not enough for these greedy Microsoft scum. They try to pull more money out of your pockets every chance they get. I liked 360, but i am so disgusted with this product i'm officially done buying anything microsoft...i might even stop using Word and Excel for school. DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!Engadget Reader80December 31, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Overall, You either have PS4 or Xbox One if you're looking at consoles, so you can see that Microsoft made an effort to top PS4. If I'm to say whether or not Xbox One is better than PS4, I wouldn't be able to tell because they both made a HUGE effort, adding their own features.Engadget Reader100December 9, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The Xbox One is a great console with plenty of games and is very easy to use if your used windows 8 or 8.1. Overall the Xbox One is a great console!Engadget Reader100December 8, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 13, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80November 9, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100November 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetDalibor80November 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Microsoft. Company with cultural sensitivity of Homer Simpson.MS is american company. As such its main focus is targeted towards home market. Take discounts, launch parties... Anything really. You name it. Then there are second trier countries. Not US, but big markets like Germany, U.K. etc. Those are the countries with big potential. MS can't be bothered to take care of customers the American way, but you still are able to buy movies through XO. Last and least important for MS are countries like the one I'm living in. Slovakia. Or Czech republic, Hungary etc. Here MS doesn't even tries to pretend it cares about customers. All you can do is buy and play games, but not movies for example. You can't even "buy" and watch free movies in those countries. For some time your location wasn't checked, so you could workaround of setting your location to US or UK and everything was fine. But not now. You try to set incorrect location and you will be informed about this fact. You can't even watch movies you already bought through XO store.You have a problem to register your credit card, because the system simply doesn't recognize postal code of european city of population 240k you're living in (yes. Seriously). Would you like to have interface of XO translated to language of those insignificant yet "supported" countries perhaps? Forget it mate. Or take all the issues with TV support of XO. People around the Europe had to wait until they were able to enjoy fully all the features of your new console, because some other people can't be bothered to check international standards valid outside of U.S..When it comes to media streaming, buying music and movies online, if you're living in one of those countries forget XO, go for Google chromecast for fraction of price of XO and you will have possibilities you can only dream about if you're stuck with XO. In those countries MS is some 5 years back compared to services provided by Google.ï»¿To discuss Kinect on XO is pointless really, even MS realized that XO will sell better without it, mainly because XO lacks interesting games and apps which would really put Kinect to good use.I bought my XO as early adopter with Kinect and I really wanted it to kick ass, but unfortunately I'm living in the wrong country.Engadget Reader90October 30, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have both xbox one and ps4. So I can judge about these consoles. I say nothing just wanna to say xbox one is more better than ps4 in everything. Thanks microsoft.tec90October 29, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've never played again so many video games in my life. Xbox One has become the centre of activity in our salon. With some very solid and varied AA titles (some exclusives), occasional light-hearted games often coming for free with Live Gold (we're loving playing Chariot with my girlfriend), VERY good and powerful interface ("xbox snap achievements" is one of my favourite commands) and the best motion games out there (workout with dance games is fun), it's the best option out there.Regarding execution, it's easy to forget that it took a few months to have all the core features (like 3D Bluray) and that some of the most advanced features aren't still fully exploited, when you see it doing amazing stuff like downloading add-ons I buy from work on the background at home, almost instantly resuming the last game I was playing or using my phone to give me calls with extra missions in Dead Rising 3.Of course we're expecting even more: an app store, more optimisations in graphics, possibly a digital-only store with prices closer to Steam. But, in contrary to when I first bought it on release, the 'upcoming features' are not why you buy it. It's already an amazing console.Engadget Reader90October 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80October 27, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The Xbox One is a great console, but honestly, I still regularly use my Xbox 360. In fact, I use it more than I do the One. I still prefer the Xbox 360 controller and its game library is amazing while the Xbox One is still building its library. I may use the Xbox One a little more with the new Call of Duty coming out. The Xbox One has much improved hardware over the 360 and it is seen in any game on both platforms. I love the voice navigation that comes with the console and how quickly the Xbox team has been pushing updates to improve the user's experience. I still recommend it because it will continue to get better with time and I think it won't be long before the Xbox sales surpass the PS4 because the Xbox One I can see around for many more years to come.Engadget Reader80October 27, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70October 27, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I was so very pumped for this gaming machine based on the marketing and hype, and unfortunately a year later that zeal is gone. Don't get me wrong, it's a great gaming machine, but I was expecting it to be so much more. In retrospect i wish I would have gone with the pure gaming features of the PS4.Voice control is finally starting to "get better" but isn't perfect as I still find myself shouting commands at the Xbox repeatedly, but it eventually does get them. I wish Microsoft would have included Bluetooth for the controllers and headphones because wi-fi and wires gets old fast. Stereo headphones for the system are nice, but it's still annoying that I can't use the built in microphone for voice commands and have to revert to shouting at the Kinect. (which makes my wife angry at 3am when she's sleeping, this sorta defeats the purpose of the headphone mic in my opinion.) Also, the stereo adapter is "really" annoying, they should have just included a mini jack instead of having the "snap in" adapter.Speaking of snapping, this feature is totally useless. Not only is it unbearably slow, it's easy to accidentally trigger, often bringing the system to a crawl, and demands focus bringing your control away from what you were doing. Even more frustrating is that it's impossible to close without navigating to your home view then selecting the pane, and closing it from that menu. The menu is not available when it's in use. Worse yet, all content is viewed in full browser mode, making IE content unusable. Why not show a mobile version of the site by default?I'm often amazed at how well Bing search works, but only for movie rentals and game purchases. Seems totally useless to me when I'd like to trigger a search about something i'm currently watching or get helpful hints on a game i'm playing. As well as bing works, it seems like such a shame that I can't use it to speak naturally to navigate rather than having to resort to "Xbox select" to get around. They need to get a clue from Google Go on this one.The Kinect camera is actually useful, and ads a fun element to games that support it (For example Alien Isolation) except for one fatal flaw. Bring back the old Kinect hand cursor! (specifically the hover to select function). It's damn near impossible to select items you want with the "push" gesture. Hovering was so much more intuitive and accurate on the Xbox 360. Also, getting everyone that sits down in front of the system is a bit jarring and annoying. Ok, I get it, my wife sat down next to me. Shut the hell up.Then theres SmartGlass. This actually works quite well. I almost exclusively use my iPhone as a remote control and for inputing text into the system. I also find it easier to use the friend features this way as the on system controls are quite clunky. In game third party extensions are a nice touch as well, and enjoyed it in games like Rising Dead where you could take calls on the in game cell phone on your actual phone. The only flaw I've observed with the Smart Glass is volume control is a bit out of reach and slow. would be nice to have it be integrated into the virtual gamepad somehow without having to specifically open and close it. (as it can sometimes be a little slow.)And then ... Disks. Just let me play my damn games without having to put in the disk. I don't care if I have to verify I have it every once and a while, like say every 5-10 plays, but having to get off my couch to play another game and wait for all the loading gets annoying REALLY fast. Sometimes I want to just play a few rounds of Battlefield, switch over to Forza for a a couple of laps, play an hour or Rayman Legends, then kill some aliens in Isolation without having to get up 5 times.I don't have TV service, but use Hulu and Amazon Prime Video quite a bit. It works well. The apps themselves can be a little buggy at times, and some consistency between them would be nice. Access to more content would be even better, as I find myself switching over to my Apple TV when I've run out of things to watch on the Xbox.In summary, I really wanted the Xbox One to be my media powerhouse for TV, games and internet, but it didn't deliver. It's still fun for a gaming machine, and useful as a TV from time to time, but Microsoft oversold the system and its features and ultimately feel that for the money I payed I should have stuck with the PS4.Engadget Reader90October 27, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetBen80October 27, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've been an Xbox user since the first Xbox so I might be a little biased. Currently as of October 2014 my feelings about the system are mixed, but getting better.At launch the interface had allot of holes, the voice recognition was spotty at best, and simple tasks would require me to repeat over and over to get to my goal. I tried to force my wife into using the system for our Dish network, but within a few weeks I got so tired of having to help her through it I gave up and disconnected. The issue with this is it must work 100% of the time. Last time I had cable connected it was maybe 60% accurate with voice controls. Also having to keep the cable remote handy was another nail in that coffin.The controller is still my favorite among the current and past gen consoles and has great battery life.The last update fixed a few key issues for me. One is I would start the console and then login. If would error and I would have to do it again. Sometimes up to 6-10 times. I have a password too, so I have to do it each time. Same thing would happen when doing anything else like starting a pinned video. Would fail with error up to 10 times before starting. Currently the login now works within the first or second try. Getting better, but still SUPER irritating.I have all current gen consoles and I still favor Xbox one. I would give the console at this point a solid 8/10. I think I'm most impressed with the speed things are changing for the better. Some updates are coming out monthly and I see it getting better each time.Really think in the next few months my last few issues will be addressed. Fingers crossedEngadget Reader90October 27, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I love this thing, "XBOX ON" and my TV goes on, cable box goes on, and boots right to TV. As a media device its fantastic, not perfect, but getting there with every update. As for games, i'd say 90% of the games are also on the competitors console, and despite some resolution issues people complain about, they all look fantastic on the xbox one. The exclusive games, well what can I say, there pretty awesome too. Forza Horizon 2 is a mind blowing racer, Titanfall (although also on PC) is such a blast to play. and sunset overdrive is looking to be one of the most fun games of the seasonEngadget Reader70October 15, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader50October 11, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have had Xbox One since December, 2013. I mainly got the xbox because I knew the Halo Master Chief collection would come out eventually, and I was immensley excited for it. I am not a hardcore gamer or anything, so I will play xbox for maybe and hour or two every week: not alot I know. There was a time span of about three weeks where I hadn't played at all. I was really bored because there were not many games to play, and I would lose interest really quickly. About a week ago, I tried signing on for the first time and I wasn't able to connect to the wireless network at my house. I had assumed it was a problem with my router, so I troubleshot it a few time and still nothing. I wasn't to worried and thought nothing of it, so I left it alone. Until yesterday when I came back to see if it was working, still nothing for the network. If you don't know many of the features for Xbox One require and active network connection; Destiny, Netflix, getting your pins (a set list of things you enjoy are put on the home page of your xbox for easy access). I tried to type in my network manually and still nothing. Eventually my Xbox said no networks found, and that I should try a few things to fix that. I tried every option they gave me and still no network connection. I then went to xbox.com to see if they had any more solutions. They had me answer a question that said "can you see any wireless networks?". I answered no, and it said your console's internal wireless adapter may need repair. They mentioned I should send in a repair request. This just got me really frusturated because I stopped playing xbox for about a month and I come back to it not allowing me to play at all. By the way I know it isn't my network that is the problem, because I am using it right now to type this. It could just be a bad experience, but I am just not comletely with satisfied with Microsoft's games for the xbox, the network connection, and that I have to now send my Xbox back to Microsoft.Engadget Reader60October 6, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The Xbox One is not for me. It is too focussed on being a home system that can do everything, and not enough on just doing what it does best: running video games on. The graphics are also quite iffy on most games, and the controller seems uncomfortable in my hand. If you're looking for something that is greatly in touch with social media, television, AND playing games, you might want to look into getting an Xbox One. However, if you're just looking to get a console for playing video games, I suggest looking elsewhere.asteenbuck70September 24, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I finally caved and bought the Xbox One since Microsoft was running a good deal (free game + $50 gift card). Bottom line, I'm not a huge fan, let me say why...ControllersIt feels like they took the 360 controller and made the edges sharper, doesn't feel as comfortable to hold. While the joysticks are made out of a better feeling plastic, they're too small. I do like the force feedback on the triggers. Also that they added a traditional USB port, but why do we still have to replace the batteries?GamesSo far I only have Assassin's Creed and Forza. Both have amazing graphics. Forza has an innovative feature that lets you rave against your friends and others (though drivatar is a stupid name). In the garage mode, and even the gameplay, the graphics are ridiculously realistic. Assassin's Creed is also pretty good, but I'm not as familiar with the franchise as this is the first one I've played. I dislike that you have to install every game to the hard drive, but I'm glad that Microsoft finally dropped the 24/7 online requirement. Forza took several hours to download (though probably FiOS was acting up), but at least you can play after a certain amount is installed. I would really like to be able to play 360 games as well.Apps and User ExperiencePretty much the only apps I use are TV and Netflix. There is no HBO Go app, which I miss. This is where my beta testing comments come in. There are so many problems with the user experience it would be comical if I hadn't spend $450 on this thing. At tmes, the controller buttons stop working entirely, or have 10+ seconds of lag. At other times, all of the Netflix UI disappears into a black screen (e.g. at the end of a Netflix show when the video goes to the top corner and the BG shows the next episode, or when trying to browse episodes). The video playback still works, but all of the app 'stuff' stops working. This lasts until you manually stop the Netflix app, putting the system to sleep doesn't fix it. I'm not sure if this is the Netflix app or what, but it's kind of ridiculous.KinectI bought the system without Kinect, because it seems gimmicky to me. I don't think it's a good method of video game input, and especially won't catch on now that Microsoft has un-bundled it from the console. From what I've heard it's unreliable. Having the system without it also makes the TV/media center functions not work (the Kinect has all the IR blaster controls), however the UI still allows you to walk through the whole setup process even though you can't use it.Despite the problems, I'm still planning on keeping the system. The computer-y nature of the console makes it possible for Microsoft to continue releasing updates, which they've seemed to be willing to continue doing. However it's still frustrating that these problems still exist at this phase in the product's life, it's not like we're still in the early adopter phase anymore.Engadget Reader90August 18, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!beside the fact that the xbox looks like a V.H.S. from the 80's it really is a great machine. the integrated t.v. function makes switching from game to t.v. and back a breeze. the new kinect is a work in progress with the voice functionality. the controller is great and the play and charge batteries last a long time. it is whisper quiet and the graphics are what you would expect from a new gen system. the good news is Microsoft has held back some of the power of the cpu/gpu so sometime in the future they have some extra power to play with. overall it's a solid machine that just might surprise some how good it really is.Engadget Reader90August 16, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader40August 13, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Xbox one is the biggest waste of money and is the biggest peice of shit you'll ever have. it barely works and crashes online all the time. Really slow and don't waste your money.Engadget Reader80July 31, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Not much else I can say about the xOne that already have been said or commented on.One gripe I have is with the space requirements of the xOne...you need to keep the unit clear of objects on all sides. This really limits its ability to be put anywhere in my entertainment system. If they had the heat vent from the rear only with additional fans. Personally I wouldn't mind the added noise but I understand others may not be so forgiving. In any case, I barely hear the existing fans when they do engage.I like the HDMI passthru feature where it's SUPPOSED to work with my ATT Uverse but doesn't. It recognizes my cable box but I do not have any video. So instead, I hook up my PS3 to it and can now play both my PS3 and xOne at the same time. -_- Saves me an HDMI port, however, so that's a definite plus.Engadget Reader80July 29, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100July 23, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This thing is a beast. Great graphics, quite, super fast, great multimedia apps and TV integration is perfect. Kinect makes everything just much better.Engadget Reader80July 22, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90July 21, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100July 15, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90July 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I love the tv features and voice control although sometimes it just doesn't work and they need to add universal search to tv much like what tivo has. Right now it just searches apps (Xbox video, netflix, hulu...)Also the last complaint is that streaming a game live on twitch on high quality seems to lag the game a good amount. Meanwhile on my computer (same internet connection) I can stream on twitch and play a game and I haven't noticed much lag. This seems like something they could work on unless it's a hardware constraint. Either way a bit bummed about that, but you can change the quality settings and I've heard there are similar issues on PS4.Engadget Reader90July 1, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80June 19, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!the X1 is a big, beautiful gaming-beast with great controllers and graphics, but to-date there are too little games and the TV-function doesn't work in most of the world. Also the X1 needs a great amout of electricity, even when you're just watching TV or blu ray with it. AND there is no 3D bluray support still.Engadget Reader80June 2, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader60May 28, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 22, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader60May 9, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - EngadgetCurtis90April 30, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90April 8, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90April 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80March 24, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80March 24, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90March 20, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadgetjs8790March 20, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100March 19, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader50February 22, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A disappointing product with a lot of problems. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90February 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetRocky90February 1, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90January 13, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90January 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80January 4, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80January 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetSchroederRock90January 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 29, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100December 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 22, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 20, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100December 19, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Setting up the XB1 was pretty simple for me. The voice controls are pretty impressive once you've learned them all. I open up Apps, Games, TV, Skype and Snap things pretty easily using the voice controls. My buddy who's a PS guy and a home theater subcontractor is going to make the switch to the XB1 simply because he thought the voice controls and TV integration are something he needs to know when he's going into a house to set it up. Plus he wants something different and the XB1 seems to be pushing next gen more.The game lineup is good, but not great. I was a bit disappointed with Battlefield 4, but Assassin's Creed and COD Ghosts have been impressive.I love it also when I go on the road for work and my family can Skype me using the XB1. Camera on that thing is stellar and provides such a wide viewing angle it like you're there in the room with them.This is a great buy. It's the future IMO. Dont' get me wrong, the PS4 is a great gaming machine, but the XB1 is everything the PS4 is and so, so much more. You won't regret getting an XB1, but you might have a few "Dang...that's cool on the XB1...wish the PS4 had that feature.." moments if you get a PS4 instead of an XB1.Engadget Reader100December 16, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetIt_Is_Boogie80December 14, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 11, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetOptimusPrimeRib90December 7, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100December 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I pre-ordered from the MS Store on June 10th and, believe me, it was a long wait until November 22. In fact, MS Store screwed up their shipping estimates for Canada and I didn't end up receiving mine until the evening of November 25th. It was bittersweet, the excitement of unpacking the box and getting things hooked up fought against my disappointment in having wasted a weekend waiting for it. But the Xbox One did not disappoint.Setup and initial patching was a breeze taking about 30 minutes total. Most of that time was me fiddling to get things arranged just right. The patch itself downloaded very quickly and only took a few minutes to do it's thing.One of the most exciting features for me is the Day One digital games. One the patching was completed I bought Forza 5 and waited for it to download. It only took a few minutes before the game was playable. I fired it up and was immediately filled with anticipation! I play on a 10 foot projection screen in my home theatre room. The cars on the screen as the game was loading were bigger than life! Once into the game the graphics and audio were simply stunning. Gameplay was fantastic and the damage to my car after each race filled the screen in glorious detail. Next up was Battlefield 4. After about 5 minutes of downloading I was able to sign into Battlelog and have a look around. About 15 minutes after that the single player campaign was ready to go. I fired it up and was immediately blown away. Everything was so intense! I was on the edge of my seat and immersed in the action.Since then I've had a go with Skype, Netflix, Xbox Video, Xbox Music and Smartglass. All are decent but with room for improvement. I'm excited to see what developers will do with Smartglass as it's a pretty thin offering at the moment. Using the keyboard on my iPad though is far better than the on-screen keyboard with the Xbox controller, and is arguably even better than the chat pad from the 360.I'm not a cable subscriber so I haven't tried out the TV/Guide features yet. It's also too soon to say whether the choppy/laggy video from XBL on the 360 has been fixed as there isn't yet any content, though if the twitch streaming is any indication then it probably is fixed.My single biggest complaint so far is that when not in a game or streaming a show, the audio snaps, pops and clicks. It's almost like the signal to my receiver stops and the receiver switches to a low power mode or something. The next sound the Xbox makes (like a button click) is usually lost or cut off until enough has played to "wake" things up again which produces the obnoxious snapping/clicking sounds. I don't know if this is a problem with my receiver (Harman Kardon AVR-1600) so I'm not taking any points off for it.Overall we are at the beginning of what I think is going to be the best generation of gaming yet. With Microsoft's commitment to opening up the platform to indie developers and the backing of the best studios, the best is yet to come! It will be slow start while publishers split their focus between the 360/PS3 and the One/PS4 but once the next gen only titles start to hit we are going to see the most amazing games ever.That begs the question. Should you buy now, or wait until the next gen game library has filled out? Well, obviously you know what choice I made. My advice to you dear reader, would be to wait until 2nd quarter of 2014 and then buy in. In the mad rush of Christmas it's going to be difficult to find one in any store so save yourself the headache. While you're waiting, you're giving the studios and publishers time to patch and update the current titles and finish up the new ones. There will be more games and an overall better experience all around in the new year.Engadget Reader80December 6, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetRyan90December 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetCat80December 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I'm in love with my Xbox One. Everything from it's form and look to it's software and other features just screams next-gen. The thing is completely silent and you really can feel that it even exists in the middle of all the other boxes I have under my TV.The game library is still too little, but this is a given since it has been only few weeks since it launched. I could also complain about the available games for not being so next-gen but judging by how things went when the Xbox 360 came out I would easily say that it will only get much better from here.The controllers are just state of the art stuff. I didn't think that I would this impressed but I'm really amazed at how immersive the shape and extra vibration under each button is. It really makes the whole game feel different and engaging, especially when I was playing Forza Motorsports 5Kinect is just as good as advertised. I come back home, shout Xbox On and baam, I'm in! We are really living the future and all my friends were impressed at how things work with Kinect. I can't wait to see more games use it more and Microsoft enhance it even further.The OS and software is one of the best I used. They are really well made and tailored to TV the right way. The line-up of available apps is a great start and I will be waiting for more.Overall, this purchase is a great one for me and the price is completely justifiable especially if you consider that this thing will be here for a many years to come. I will say it again: I'm in love with Xbox One.pmanzonfotos90December 5, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have had the XBO for a little over a month now and I feel like I can write a better review with an extended period of time. I wonâ€™t be putting any numerical ratings because I have already done so with the scales above. I am just putting my observations of the system as I have experienced my time with it. Multitasking - One thing I am really impressed with is the ability to switch a game and tv or other apps, and then it goes right back to the game should i feel like I want to play it again. Its truly seamless transition back and forth. Snap can use some work sometimes because it can get confusing selecting between the snap and the main screen.OS: I'm not a windows 8 affectionado, but it is easy to use and fairly straightforward. 3 main screens with all the tiles that are associated with each. If you want a shortcut, like my pins are all my games. It makes it easy to transition between game and apps.Kinect â€“ turning on your tv and xbox with a voice command as you walk into the room is great convenience. Also when it automatically signs you in as you walk in front of the machine is also very convenient. I havenâ€™t used all the features of the kinect to be honest. The voice is great when it works and when it doesnâ€™t, itâ€™s easier to just grab the control. There is the xbox fitness app that is preloaded with the system. It has a LOT of workout options. It even has p90x and insanity. I have yet to try that out.Controllers â€“ The controllers are so nice. I was skeptical that they put any work on the controllers, but the feel of the materials they used just scream quality. Media â€“ they did advertise this to be a media hub. I do agree that this is a media hub, but with a caveat. Anything that has to do with media is behind xbox live gold. I think that is a big deal, because if you plug your cable box into the xbox one, all their touted integrated features is disabled. You can only change the channel up or down. As for the media apps, all disabled unless you have xbox gold. I feel like those are huge cons because I expected to be able to use the TV features without gold. But if you have xbox live gold, this thing is amazing. The NFL app, Hulu and Netflix all great. Graphics â€“ I love this whole thing on resolution gate. It just shows that people are petty and like to argue just to argue. I have COD Ghosts, BF4, NFS Rivals, Forza 5, AC: 4 Black Flag. I have played Ghosts, Rivals and BF4 on the PS4, and not once did I stop and pixel peep and say omg wtf byob I can see that my xbox oneâ€™s graphics are crap. I believe graphics are important for a game, but up to a certain point. If the game is immersive enough to have you worry about dodging bullets, out running cops, slashing through groups of guards and sailing past a rival car, you are too busy to worry about 720p or 1080p. If you beg to differ, I call BS. I only opted to get NFS rivals after playing it on my friendâ€™s PS4, and I donâ€™t see a huge difference between both systems.Game Library â€“ Aside from the exclusives that released, the fun games to play can be found on both systems. I love forza 5 and so that is the only game I have that will not be found on ps4. The other games I have played on ps4 seem the same for me as well. Its lackluster, but thatâ€™s no surprise.Engadget Reader100December 4, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Beat game console I have ever owned!!! The graphics are spectacularEngadget Reader50December 3, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I bought the Xbox 360 and the PS3 for the last gen; both systems offer great exclusives like Gears of War, Forza, and Halo on the Xbox and Uncharted, Gran Turismo and MLB the Show on Playstation. I don't believe in being a "fan" of either system, I just care about the games and the consoles performance in delivering what I love and that is great graphics, fast performance, and fun.This generation I planned on buying both the PS4 and the Xbox One. In the last gen, I felt that from a hardware perspective, the Xbox 360 had an edge on the PS3. The graphics seemed better and more colorful and the updates were much quicker. After E3 2013, it was apparent to me that Microsoft was focused on media and providing an all inclusive experience, not necessarily totally gaming focused like the PS4. Being a sports fan, I wasn't as disappointed as some and was still quite excited for both consoles to come out. I had the Xbox One for 7 days and returned it largely because of the following reasons;1) Graphics were good but there were noticeable frame rate issues in some games. In some other games the upscaling was noticeable and not in a good way. Games like Ryse looked amazing, but there were times during Forza where I was not impressed at all. I wouldn't say the graphics are poor, but I would say that the improvement between current and next gen is not that significant on either the PS4 or Xbox One.2) After returning my first Xbox One because the controllers wouldn't remain synced with the system, the unit I got in exchange had issues with the online services and game crashes. Multiple times the games would crash back to the home screen. After researching the issue, multiple Xbox One owners were complaining of similar issues on forums (including the controller sync and online issues with apps like Xbox Fitness). 3) The required game install was maddening! Put the game in the console and had to wait 30-40 minutes before I could play the game (yes, I could play after 5-10 minutes but major portions of the game were not available until the install was done). Further frustrating issues is that the required installs don't seem to improve load screens. The system just feels slow to be honest with boot up time taking a while. Seems like a complete reversal of the Xbox 360 which seemed to get you in the action right away. I called a manager at Gamestop to ask if the slow install was an issue with the console, but he said that this is a known feature to the Xbox One. I do have a PS4 and can say that the install times are significantly faster. This is a huge problem in my opinion.4) Frustration with Kinect. True, you don't have to use the Kinect, but the system was built for it and to not use it just adds more frustration. I found it worked about 50% of the time on voice commands and 10% on motion commands. Honestly, if this was an option I would never had bought it and would never recommend it. The fact that Microsoft requires this and has force fed it in this generation is frustrating and quite sad. If Sony was arrogant with the PS3, Microsoft is being arrogant with the Kinect. Overall, my experience with the Xbox One can be summed up easily by one word: frustration. I really wanted the Xbox One to be a perfect compliment to my PS4 and a great successor to my Xbox 360. However, I can't recommend it until Microsoft offers an Xbox One without a Kinect, shrinks down the size, improves install times, and get's the system out of an apparent "beta" status. My hunch is that this will be a great system in two to three years, but definitely not right now.Engadget Reader10December 1, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It was broken straight out of the box. I've returned it.Engadget Reader10December 1, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've been a hard core xbox fan, but my xbone has a broken disc drive.Engadget Reader10December 1, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I got 2 broken xbones in a row, so I'm done with xbox.Engadget Reader90November 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80November 29, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I am super happy with the XO so far, voice works as long as you say the key phrase. I'm sure it will improve over time. Super fast multi tasking, very convenient to have TV, a voice command away. Plus the wife loves Xbox Fitness, and I mean loves it. Skype works great to let the grandparents see the newborn. I am sort of a racing nut and Forza is amazing! Overall I think the Xbox One really feels like a future bit of technology.William100November 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This new system really is better in leaps and bounds than the Xbox 360 ever has been, and also the kinect is as advanced as they have advertised it to be. I highly recommend this system over the ps4 and I feel very strongly that just like the xbox 360 had the edge over the ps3 that this system will end up shining over the ps4 just like the xbox 360 showed more appeal than the ps3.Engadget Reader90November 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100November 25, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Had if for three days and I couldn't be happier about my purchase! Highly recommended!Engadget Reader90November 25, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader60November 23, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Don't buy an xbox one if you only play games on your console and don't have a cable subscription.But if you do watch a lot of TV and media features are important to you, than xbox one is a great buy.And xbox one crushes PS4 in terms of motion and voice control. But I hate them. And I play my consoles on my monitor in my tiny bedroom, so it's impossible for me to use the kinect. If you like motion gaming, go buy an xbox one.