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So far a good start.
The good: games, voice control, integration with windows phone/windows 8.
The bad: almost everything requires a Xbox Live Gold subscription. To use internet explorer, many of the apps like NFL, etc.
I love that I can watch Netflix/TV while I game. That was always my issue with the 360. I could never decide what I wanted to do and now I can do both! Also, the voice commands are flawless (as long as you're saying the command correctly). I love coming home after a long day and simply saying "Xbox On" and start gaming or watching Netflix. There are so many amazing features.
I went with the Xbox One for its ability to function as a entertainment centre; blu-ray, Apple TV and gaming console rolled into one. It's easy to switch between apps and the voice commands are so cool. I picked up Assassins Creed and Forza and was blown away with the graphics. My only compliant is having to install the games to the hard drive before first use.
Best buy ever better then the laggy ps4s
Really like this system. Unfortunate games aren't backward compatible, but alas. Also, too bad the option for cable box use does not work in Canada. Overall great new featues though.
I'm an XBOX loyalist, so while I do like the console, I have to qualify that it still needs some work. Positives first, voice commands with kinect is simply amazing, the first games I have are solid experiences. I think the dashboard needs some work, the new way they handle the party and friends list takes some getting used to.
There is something so Star Trek about saying "Xbox Pause" when watching Netflix... go get some cookies and milk, come back and.... "Xbox Play" it's just priceless.
The Xbox One is made for the future. Though, not as powerful as the PS4. The triple OS works really well when multitasking and will only get better over time. The kentect has also impressed me quite a bit. The voice commands work really well, bit my not be for everyone. The lack of the as much 1080p games as PS4, my be a bother for those with tv 42" and up. All in all the X1/Xbone is a nice entertainment console to have.
Does everything I need it to.
Microsoft locks the Netflix app and all other multimedia goodies unless you pay they an extra monthly fee... So basically Microsoft is cashing in on the media from netflix without doing anything at all... Good grief money for the console isn't enough money?
The Xbox One console is awesome. The console is a decent size, it is a bit wider and a bit longer than the 360. Your console comes with the Kinect which works 95% of the time. You can control the entire User interface with your voice commands. The User interface uses apps right now and they work well but there are some instances which are not user friendly like parties. When you start or join a party you must hit a button or say the command to turn on party chat even though your in the party already.
It runs very quietly and cool. It looks great and can be integrated to control you TV as a remote. For instance "Xbox volume up" will increase the volume on your TV. Games look great and play smoothly on it Dead Rising 3 is a blast. In addition to achievements there are now timed challenges and you get some rewards like gamer pics and in game items for completing them. It is definitely the next gen system to get
It's great. Way faster then the 360. I love how the xbox one and 360 are connected u can easily communicate with someone on the 360. The graphics are great. I've played on both the ps4 and one and I'm much happier with the one greater speed and equal graphics
I've been really Impressed with the Xbox One so far.
Setup was quick and easy, it recognized my Sony 55EX720 and Pioneer VSX822 immediately along with the Bell FibeTV box, so I was up and running in no time.
What really strikes me as different from both last gen is the speed of everything. Voice commands, face recognition, app/game/tv switching is so fast it's almost instantaneous.
Killer Instinct is a must play since you get one character for free
Assassins Creed 4 is one of the best games out now, and don't forget to download the free companion app for your tablet! This is where things really feel futuristic.
Forza 5 is a must own. Such a beautiful game.
Call of Duty Ghosts looks and plays amazing, especially with the newly designed thumb sticks. Way more accurate, but it takes some getting used to. Great companion app here too.
Battlefield 4. My fave game on the system right now. Dice has been having some problems but it plays great for me. 64 players plus companion app and commander mode. Another game from the future.
Ryse, son of Rome is basically a fighting game set in a story during the fall of Rome. Worth a try, you might like it once you get where it's coming from.
Dead Rising 3... Zombies! What more do you need? How about more zombies? The number of zombies on screen is truly next gen.
Can't wait for TitanFall. The true next get system selling game. If you don't buy Xbox One now, you'll want one in March for sure.
Both next gen systems are great, but I really think the Xbox One is the most future thinking console ever.
Love it!!! Microsoft has brought that same child feeling I once had with the 360 out of me! It's been so long that I've experienced that new gen feeling. The xbox is beautiful! Graphics are absolutely gorgeous. Had it up and running in no time!
I purchased the xbox one and it really is the best console for what your paying, the smooth UI, fast load times, effortless switching between apps. if your looking to buy the next gen console, the xbox one is your choice!
Its graphics are not as good as ps3, in comparison its the weaker system.
I love being able to jump in and out of games and apps instantly, the Kinect voice is not always spot on but when it works it's a great feature. The PS4 is a great console also but right now Xbone has a better offering.
I'm actually very pleased with the unit so far. The launch games have kept me sufficiently busy in my spare time. I still have a few to check out, but all I've played so far look very good and play very well (lots of fun). Voice commands are improved from 360 Kinect. Snapping is nice and switching is really nice and easy. Blu-ray play back remembered where I was on a Blu-ray and picked up even between having a game disk in the drive. I notice a lot less lag issues playing COD over the 360 games: COD: BO2 & Halo 4. Now lets get into the negatives I've found so far: It could use some more apps, some of the apps are a bit light on options. I don't find it easy to mute or give feed back on other players. The enhanced TV guide doesn't work with Canadian providers. The menu has the odd pit fall where you get stuck. I also think there could be a memory leak or thread sleep issue over long periods of on time with lots of app switching; noticed a slow down the other day. These last 2 are easily fixed by a restart of the system. I have no doubt MS will fix most of these in the next 3-4 months, but it and others are reason I knocked off a star. Only 1 because if I just play games the unit works really well.
The more I use the Xbox One and get used to its features, the more I am impressed with it. I'm very happy I bought one!
As a gaming system it is fantastic. Next gen graphics are solid the contrler is natural in your hands and even the chat headset is comfortable on your head.
As an entertainment system is unreal. I encourage everyone to use the connect and voice commands. Not only that, the HDMI pass through for TV is simply amazing. I can keep updated on the football game and battle enemies with friends on xbox live at the same time. This is some next level stuff.
Some people say the price point is high but with financing options it made no differenceto me.
Having no prior console to compare the xbox one to, i give it a rating of 4 for nice gameplay and full interactive feature. Voice commands are especially innovative but not having the one guide in canada is disappointing
Its a great system....i had the ps4 but it didn't work properly so I had to send it back...im very impressed with the new Kinect its works really well...voice commands work really well to and never had no problems at all with setting everything up....and the graphics on this thing is amazing...Xbox rules!!!!
My son loves this console. Too bad more of his friends don't have one. Still playing Xbox 360 to play with them.
its a great console, just wish we could play old 360 games on it! Call of Duty Ghosts and Battlefield 4 look much better on this console.
I bought both consoles, the PS4 UI was sluggish(laggy) and cluttered, the controller was very akward with the trackpad now the xbox one, was really quick to boot up, the UI was smooth and the controller was very comfortable. I returned the PS4 because its not anywhere near the xbox one. If your looking for a smooth experience i would recommend the xbox one.
I've been blown away since day one. Being able to be playing a game and instantly go back to the dashboard and right back or watch TV on the side while playing Forza5 are great innovations. Got my console on launch and no problems, just a lot of fun!
I am thoroughly enjoying my Xbox one.
While I haven't been wowed by the console as of yet, I am excited for the future of the console. The solid voice commands are a little aggravating, but understandable. There is A LOT to learn about the console and how to use it, and I'm sure there will be many changes before I get comfortable with it. The graphics are amazing, the new controller is comfortable, the OEM headset is better than the x360's.
I like how the Xbox One interfaces with the cable box and TV - instant change over and the ability to snap TV to part of the picture. As with the Xbox 360, over the years improvements are sure to come to make it even better. I am really enjoying Ryse and Forza 5 a lot.
The xbox one is an impressive machine, with lots of great features and a strong launch lineup of software. The ability for the system to have multiple games/apps open and running at the same time is fantastic and impressive when you instantly switch between different programs. The kinect ID recognition and voice control works well, though the ability for the xbox to understand what I am saying is about 80-90%. The game DVR and its 30 seconds of constrant recording is very slick and a feature I thought I would never use, but i have found myself saying "xbox record" that, especiallly in battlefield when some crazy events happen.
There are issues with games crashing, party chat is not working and some operating systems options that could be improved.
But microsoft has a history of updating there Xbox OS and i am hoping they continue this with trend.
I am excited to see where this machine is in a year or two as it is clearly built to be improved over the life of the console.
The XboxOne is a solid gaming machine for sure, and it's integration of things like Skype and TV throughput are cool features. Though it does seem like the actual platform is a bit incomplete, like most products, future updates will certain unlock and refine features that will surely make this more than just a capable gaming machine. Worth waiting to buy, but won't disappoint if you're a next gen junkie.
Put the disc in, came out scratched and messed up. The consoles also extremely loud while this happens, but otherwise is dead quiet. Wasted $$ on broken video games. Good thing I also have a PS4, much more reliable in my opinion.
Preordered one however does not have working oneguide as advertised in canada
Amazing! Everything about it is amazing
Great improvement on the 360
Kinect is just a big camera with microphone. UI is confusing. Everything requires gold membership. Design is ugly as hell. Takes extremely long time to install game. Hate it. Go for Ps4 this time.
Xbox One is awesome. Graphics are beautiful, game play is smooth, and the controller has a great feel.
The Xbox One and all of its components, including the Kinect and new controller, are gorgeous. The flat black/liquid black theme is perfectly proportioned across each. The Kinect is a massive upgrade from its predecessor and boasts more intuitive and precise input. The Xbox One runs all of its programs and games flawlessly, the graphical capabilities are as or more impressive than the difference between the original Xbox and the 360. The operating system is fairly easy to navigate and redefines smoothness. The 360 controller was by far the superior in the last console race and it has only been improved upon, veteran gamers and noobs alike will love it. What really makes the system are the huge possibilities the cloud introduces and the stellar game line up. As I have played both the Xbox One and the PS4, I must admit that Sony has narrowed the gap on the controller aspect of the battle, but that the Xbox One dominates in launch titles, appearance, controllers, performance and runs cross platform games better than its Sony counterpart. Another win for Microsoft.
I have both, the PS4 and the XBOX1 as well as XBOX 360 and PS3. The feedback is based on my perception and it may be objective. So, here we go:
- The unit looks OK however not as slick nor light as PS4
- Controller in hands feels great
- Feels almost as fast as PS4
- Long startup time from off state
- I don't know about others, however the user interface is a killer for me. I was not able to figure out the logic of those Windows tiles - ever. If I need to find something I have to start searching. I hope that just sending commands to Kinect instead is a breeze, however had no chance to try it yet
- Does not work with Blu-Ray movies out of the box. Need to download free app. Once that's done, BD interface looks nice
- Need to pay for Skype service
- Forza 5 looks and plays amazing
- If you don't need it, stick with XBOX360
Well, Im a huge Xbox Fan. Xbox to Xbox 360 was leaps and bound to technology advancement. Xbox One is a big jump as well. However, the new OS is not user friendly. In my opinion. The Xbox party chat was the best part of the Xbox 360. Chat and jumping into friends games, sharing games, etc was easy, quick and fun. The new OS is VERY difficult to navigate and is not party friendly. If they dont fix the party chat in this game. There is ZERO point in keeping the Xbox. The voice recognition is hit or miss. Because of the Voice and Party Chat problem. I dont see it deserving a 4/5. This is a 3.5/5 rating for me.
With the technology in place here, simply the most innovative entertainment equipment I have ever used. Microsoft has acknowledged that the interface is not the best it could be, and this will be improved just like the 360 had changed. Kinect is more of a centerpiece to the console instead of an added accessory and much improved from the first, and not as invasive as people are worried about. Console is perfect. If you are worried about the ~1% failure rate, dont but this or a PS4. Should you have issues, both companies are more than willing to help out those unfortunate to have the defective consoles.
Xbox One sits above the 360 in several ways. If you are worried about visuals and how they are not "that much better" than the 360, you have to remember that the consoles and developers have to take time to mingle with one another until they can fully utilize the potential. Compare the 2005 Need for speed most wanted xbox 360 launch title to the 2013 remake for example. Both run on the same console and look completely different in terms of visual performance.
Bottom line, this console will be the most impressive piece of hardware you have ever laid your hands on and you will not be disaapointed in any way.
Just so bad
Got The One a week ago, ITS AMAZING. The graphics are just as good as the PS4 and I'm loving the new controller.
THANK YOU MICROSOFT!
I love the box and the Kinect. It is fascinating to see how it follows you around the room when you are on Skype or playing games.
Unfortunately, it is not Canadian ready. Apparently, Microsoft has not signed an agreement with Rogers or Bell to permit use of their guides. In addition, it does not recognize your zip code or give you an opportunity to say you are in Canada. You have to say you are in the U.S., which creates problems as above. I hope the box will be made Canada friendly soon. I can then use voice commands to turn all my equipment on and off, which is kind of a rush.
As a follow up to the 360 this is great. I'm 3 weeks in and I absolutely love it. The games look nice. Unfortunately with every hardware launch the games run out fast, but this is where Microsoft nailed it. The media features are unrivaled by anything on the market today. I have used my X1 more in three weeks than I have used my 360, ps3, ps4 and Wii u combined this year. This really is one box that does everything.
The Xbox One is the perfect successor to the Xbox 360. Unlike previous generations and another console, the X1 isn't just a jump in graphics performance. The whole system has been designed around the philosophy that powerful machines can do more than just game, and that's what the X1 offers. Rich, beautiful looking games and a new way to interact with your console. There is nothing more satisfying than walking into your room and saying "Xbox, On" and having your console, TV and receiver turn on, and the walking in front of the console and automatically signing you in. So often now I have walked in after a day of school and said "Xbox, On - Play Music" and have my favourite songs start playing. Even with music or sound coming from the speakers, the console cancles it out and still listens to my commands near flawless, with the rare repeat of the command. If you don't want to use the voice commands the console still functions great. Plus games start exactly where you left them. No waiting for logos or loading; the exact second where you left the game is the exact same spot you go back to when you then on the console. Using the Xbox One SmartGlass app on your phone or tablet is a great alterneatve to a control as well. It works at a remote control and a second screen for information. You can launch apps without touching a controller. You can even push multimedia content right from your phone to your console. The Xbox One truly is a multimedia power house that games like it was designed to but does so much more. And as system updates come out, it can only do more and more.
So far I really like the console, the games selection is sorely lacking and I'm relying on Call of Duty to keep me entertained. But the console is pretty good. The Kinect sensor is a huge step forward and I am always disappointed when I can't use voice commands on all my electronics now. The Xbox On and xbox select and all other functions are just awesome, it's automatic sign in just by looking at you and knows who is holding which controller!
The Controller is perfection that has gone an extra step, I loved the 360 controller and I love this one even more! Fits great in the hands, is light, and batteries last forever in it.
Speaking to the pioneering side of things, there is a bunch of changes in the OS from the 360 to now and not always in the best way I think. A couple little bugs to be ironed out and maybe some UI changes could be better handled. That mostly will come down to getting used to the system. But the complaints there and all with software and can be fixed with a good old software update.
Lives up to all the hype. best console on the market for any family.
Got both consoles. They are both excellent with each their strengths and weaknesses. Price point's almost the same if you get the PS Eye to have matching hardware. They both have excellent games and exclusives, gorgeous graphics and nice community options.
I woulda give this one a 5 star as well, but the one thing that REALLY upsets me about the XB1 is the fact that the controllers STILL don't come with a rechargeable battery like the PS3/PS4 controllers. So you gotta fork over more dough for a play & charge kit. Seriously?
Otherwise, a great buy.
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