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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun for all!!!

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    smt51300
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    We bought this for our 12 year old during the holiday sales as an upgrade from the PS3. The system sets up easily and we were ready to get our gaming on quickly, however the first time you play a game the system does a lengthy update/game load. We learned quickly to allow time for this process in the future. Two hours later, he was playing some of his favorite games. I attribute the initial time frame for his first download to the XBOX servers being packed with people playing their systems during the holidays and expect it should be better in the future (I hope). This system came with a Gears of War download (took a full day) and the ability to get the whole Gears of War catalog if played by the end of the year. This bundle came with one controller and did not include the Kinect, however those options are available with other bundles or by purchasing it separately. The only item I expected but did not get was a the basic XBOX headset. Apparently, the 500GB system does not come with a headset for online gaming. From my understanding the 1TB bundle does however. We made due for a few days with some basic phone headphones equipped with a hands free mic until my son chose the headset he wanted. We are now looking at getting rechargeable batteries for the controllers as the first set of batteries lasted a few days (while being used heavily). I am leaning towards rechargeables rather than a docking station primarily for the flexibility of the battery use. Also, don't forget the XBOX live account to play online. Pros: Fast/easy set up of the system Many great game franchises/experience Graphics Game play XBOX apps (Netflix, YouTube, etc.) Download the BluRay app! Hours of fun!! Happy kid (and dad!) Cons: General expense of....everything! Time for the initial game load (first time use) Downloading games during peak times No headset for 500GB system 500GB system fills up fairly quickly with games (recommend an external hard drive) Did I mention cost? Holy cow, the money that gets wrapped up in these things!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent system

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    TheIcemanCometh
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    I have been an Xbox owner since the original Xbox back in 2002, and a member of Xbox Live since 2003, so you could say I'm "heavily invested" in the ecosystem. There are a few reasons for this: Xbox has always had the games I want to play, the system has always had a fantastic controller, and it has, hands-down, the best online service of any of the console manufacturers. I have been a Halo fan since the beginning, and you can only get it for consoles on Xbox. The same for Forza and Gears of War. The Xbox One controller is the best controller made (I also have a review of the Halo 5: Guardians controller on this site) because it has the perfect size and weight for my hands - very comfortable for long gaming sessions. But perhaps the best thing about Xbox in my opinion is Xbox Live. Being able to chat online in a party with your friends - even if you're not playing the same game - is a real winner here. Another great thing about Xbox Live is that you can manage your account, see your games, and manage your friends list not only on the console, but on xbox.com as well. You can also purchase games and other content from your browser while at work, for example, and it will immediately begin downloading to your console (with the appropriate setting turned on). You can also do a lot of these same things from the SmartGlass app. Plus it has many of the most popular entertainment apps, to include Pandora, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix - to name a few. So, all-in-all, the Xbox One is a very powerful system, and will be a great addition to your digital life. And not just for gaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great graphics , but........

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    Hempwizard
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    First off I must say the graphics for what I have played are awesome. The rain and car detail in forza 6 are amazing on a 110 inch screen in HD. The gameplay is amazing and precise. The problems I have with the system are 1) The wait times. A game this expensive and supposedly advanced should not have wait times over a minute for something to load.I would have thought that since the games have to be completely downloaded from the disk to play,the wait times would be gone. 2)I should be able to set up a avatar and play games with my young grandchildren without having to set them up emails and microsoft accounts.This to me is a deal breaker to the point I think I will sell it and get a wii U for the kids. 3)The xbox 1 is designed more as a complete entertainment system and as an adult, I like having my tv tuner run through it and having the media center capable uses but, The web browser sucks just as bad as it does in windows 10. Sometimes ou have to hit back several times to get a response.keyboard support but no mouse or touchpad support. Oh and did I mention the constant popups jut like the new browser in win 10 ,no popup blocker. Bottom line,with a few improvements it would be great for adults but its not at all child friendly. I should be able to set up an avatar and profile for my 5 grandchildren without having to get them email accounts and microsoft accounts. They are 6,7,two 9's and a 11.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my Xbox One

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    lxt2014
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    I finally purchased the Xbox One this past weekend. So far, I really enjoy the system. The games are fun and the Xbox One is much more than a game console. I plan on getting the Digital TV Tuner soon too. There are also a decent number of apps available as well. One thing to keep in mind is how much data your will use updating the system and downloading / updating games. I have satellite internet and lucky for me, our plan recently changed so I'm no longer limited to only 10GB per month. That's a good thing considering I used 30GB in 2 days between updating the system and games (Rare Replay, Trackmania Turbo and Minecraft) and downloading 2 full games (Rise of the Tomb Raider, Unravel). If you're internet connection is metered, keep that in mind. You don't "need" to be online all the time, but the initial system update is required. Other than that, I definitely recommend the Xbox One to anyone who is looking to get a new console. *Just a note: I actually purchased the "Name Your Game Bundle" at my local Best Buy even though it shows the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle for my review. Turns out, I got a voucher for Gear of War AND the Name Your Game...Bonus!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great System for the Current Price

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    JTxGaming
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    The xbox one is an all in one media player and gaming system. No need for me to have a blue-ray player, chromcast (netflix, hulu, etc) because the xbox one hasbuilt in apps you can download from the market place, and still stream it from your phone or use your phone as a controller via smart-glass. Depending upon the internet speed on average household some people may be upset on how long it takes to download the free game in this case Gears of War because its ruffly 40gb i believe ( not currently near my xbox), luckily i had 150/150mps only took under an hr. It does come with a 14 day trial to use with xbox live if user dosent have an account with gold already like myself, but it isn't necessary if you just want to use netflix on it. Compared to the Playstation 4 i currently say the xbox one is perferable better due to its 2015-2016 game lineup and if you have a gold membership there current games with gold (free games you get monthly for being a gold member) has been better then what Playstation has currently offered. The return of backwards compatibility (the ability to play Xbox 360 games on xbox one) was currently released with their update, and most popular games are being added on to this list as months go by.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Console (wish it has more niche/indie games)

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    SkullDude
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    I wanted this console so that I could play Rare Replay & Cuphead (still waiting for that game to be released) It starts off fine when you set it up but you have to install a 4GB update first so you need a decent internet connection. The Gears of War Ultimate Edition wasn't for me (I'm more into indie & niche games since AAA shooters are not of my interest) As for the console itself, it's great to use YouTube, Twitch, Microsoft Edge, my favorite feature is the Snap feature which lets you multitask (for example, I can watch an hour long YouTube video while I'm playing Battletoads or I could watch tv while I'm playing Shantae & the Pirate's Curse) There are some things I'm upset about, such as you can't look at your achievements when you're offline, which sucks or how if you have a digital games such as Sonic 2 & you can't play it because of the Xbox Live servers went down (which is why I'm glad I buy Retail copies unless a game like Shantae & the Pirate's Curse is Digital only) I would recommend this console for anyone who likes AAA shooters (I don't) if you're like me who's into niche & indie games such as Shantae or the Tales & Persona franchise, you might as well get a ps4 (which I'll try to get one soon)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wasting my time

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    DaddyInAction
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    My boys and I decided to buy this product because we had a good deal. We all waited to get XBOX One and were looking forward to play Halo 5. Got everything, set up with TV, and started machine..., then system update. It took long enough, then we popped Halo 5 in, then the game needed to be installed. That took..., over night. We have cable internet with 70 Mbps. It should not take this long. We waited to play as one of my son went back to college. He came home and we popped disc again and we thought we can finally play.., then another system update. That took another chunk of our time, then after that Halo 5 needed another update. We are still waiting for this update. I understand that to provide better gaming experience, Microsoft needs to keep the system updated, and some contents need to be installed into the machine, but this is very stupid. We are wasting time waiting for this to be done in the mean time we played games on XBOX 360, and PlayStation. We all are frustrated with XBOX One. It would be nice if we can return all we bought, and spend the money on something else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xbox1: Noticeably better than 360!

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    DavyJones
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    The Xbox one is an excellent product and is definitely a noticeable change from the 360 most especially in terms of games and on screen performance in terms of clarity and just overall noticeably higher technology than before. If things get any more realistic, we will be in control of an actual motion picture with real people! Let's just say, since I started out on a game called Pong… back when my uncle worked for a little start-up called Atari in the early 70s… And my favorite game between now and then was Duck Hunt and 1941…. And now we have had all the Sony's and then switched as well with a 360 and now the Xbox1… They both have their merits and their specific games, Sony with Star Wars, but the Xbox1 is really cool! My son and I are really enjoying it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great system with just one complaint

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    the1kyle
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    I bought this for my brother as a Christmas present, and he loved it. In my opinion Xbox One is the better of the next gen consoles, and I love just about everything about the system itself. The hub is very user friendly and the game lineup is unmatched by any other system. The only problem I have with this particular bundle is that, unlike it's predecessors, it doesn't come with a headset. The nextgen consoles have essentially made it so that in order to play with your friends you must do so online, so why have they stopped providing the headset like they used to? Mine was one of the originals and it came with the base model headset, but now my brother has to spend another 25 dollars on top of the 350 I already spent so that we can play online together. We were able to work around it using some samsung headphones that have the mic on them, but it's still silly that Microsoft is cheaping out in that way. Otherwise it has been excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Too hard and complicate Xbox360 or ps4 are better

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    Bruhhhh

    My stepbrother got one of these for christmas, and it was pretty cool. I loved the remotes, had good graphics, overall good. But setting it up was one of the hardest things we have done to play video games. He tried to use his old Xbox live account on it, it would load on, but it wouldn't work for some reason, so he had to make an entirely new account. Then I tried to setup an account on my own, it requires a Microsoft account, which I had, so I plugged mine in, and did the rest of the setup, and for some reason it needs a parent. Done know why, but it wanted one of my stepbrother accounts to be a parent. I am older than my step brother, and there was no way to bypass it. My best friend got a ps4 for christmas, MUCH better, so much easier to setup and use, remotes are better, graphics are better, the ps4 is faster, so go ps4. The Xbox lags out just going to the settings, I mean come on microsoft, the only thing you hold against ps4 is halo, that's it. The Xbox 360 was much better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good console, maybe not great console.

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    Open
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    What can I say that hasn't already been said? Solid console for the current generation. I don't know that I recommend it over the Playstation 4, but if you have more friends on the Xbox then it's probably the choice to make. Controller battery life is overall much better than the PS4's, and the Free Games with Gold are as good as, if not better than the free PS+ titles, but that's probably the extent of favorable comparisons in the head to head with Sony where the Xbox wins. Solid game selection, decent implementation of Live( though parties still break up randomly and that always bugged me), and a nicely laid out, if somewhat clunky dashboard design mean that the Xbone, as I lovingly call it, is a decent console that is now getting fairly priced. I'm glad I waited for a price drop/sale to pick mine up, but I'm overall really happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    System is Good, Game is...eh

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    Fenix
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    Glad I finally got the Xbox One, but I must say the dashboard is a bit confusing compared to the 360. I am sure I will enjoy it and have good times with the system. The graphics are really good. As for Gears? Yea, I am not impressed so far. It looks fantastic, but the matchmaking is pretty bad on multiplayer. Takes forever sometimes, and people keep dropping and coming back, then dropping. You just sit there. The penalty for quitting needs to be stiffer. Like you cant play matchmaking for x hours if you keep doing it or your rating drops really hard. The rating system is also bad for multiplayer. I am level 12 now and I play vs level 42 players? How does this system work. Seems random to me. The system is good and for the price its not bad, but you might want to rethink getting the GOW Ultimate Edition version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Terrific with one downfall...

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    JohnnyScience
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    I was always a PlayStation guy until Gears of War came out, which had me purchasing an Xbox 360. From there I went right to the Xbox One. As with the 360, I have very similar complaints between the two systems. I bought the Gears of War Bundle pack but was unable to even start playing it until the next day because I went through over 12 hours of updates and downloads. It's my biggest complaint about Xbox in general. I don't have a lot of time to play but when I do, it's a shame when I have to lose 20 minutes to an hour to a download. Other than that, the system is beautiful. It's pretty quite. I like the dashboard, although there is way too much going on with it. I've only played a handful of titles so far, but every one of them has been great. I'm very happy with my investment, I just wish Microsoft could work on automatic updates while the system is asleep or something because it can be a real pain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Would not install initial update

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    Mitch
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    After debating switching from a PS4 to an Xbox One for awhile in order to play online with my friends I finally purchased an Xbox One during the Summer sale. When I first hooked it up though it would not install the initial update and kept freezing around 78% and the system would not function without this update. I attempted to reset the console in every way possible and then contacted Microsoft support and they had me do an offline update that did not work as well and advised I return the console. Thumbs up to BestBuy customer service though as they gave me a full refund and I opted to purchase the Nvidia Shield Android TV while it was on sale and that has been a great purchase that has gave me my gaming fix while also being extremely fast using Netflix and similar applications.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's an Xbox One

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    Wiseguy
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    So, I could care less about Greats of War, but they were out the Halo Master Chief bundles, so I got this one. The Xbox itself is a big upgrade from the 360. I'm pretty happy with it. The Blu-ray player is a little buggy, though, compared to a stand alone. It momentarily freezes during playback on occasion. It may be just a software issue, though. I thought that the 500GB hard drive would be plenty big, and for now it is, but it starts to fill quickly. The OS alone takes about a third of it, then any game you buy will install a lot of additional data, even if you run games from a disk. You may want to get the 1 Tb version or see about an external HDD to add some capacity if space gets tight. All in all, I highly recommend the Xbox One, if for no other reason than Halo 5 is about to be released and you can get some great older games for free with a Gold membership on Live.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Over complicated piece of garbage

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    bnwflix

    We have high speed cable internet. EVERYTHING takes forever. Plug the game in, 45 minutes for updates. Put a game disc in, an hour for it to install. These things I can put up with, but seriously? It's effing ridiculous. Worst than these are the connectivity issues once you have everything installed. My son has had it for 2 days, has 2 games installed, and suddenly his online data is unavailable. We've re-booted in every way possible, but even thought the connection test is positive, and the multi-player online test is positive, he cannot play with his friends online. And we have followed all of the tutorials online and... nothing. So we opened this yesterday and have spent hours trying to get it to work compared to relative minutes enjoying it. If you want to be aggravated day in and day out, I highly recommend this. Otherwise...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great deal for the holiday season

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    Bubbles
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    Although there are several bundles being offered by Microsoft, I bought this bundle because I had never played Gears of War and have only heard great things from friends. The remastered game's graphics are excellent and the Xbox One is pretty fluid when transitioning between games and apps. This bundle is excellent for the price because if you play the game by Dec. 31, 2015, you will receive the digital codes for Gears of War 1,2,3, and Judgement. The games will be able to be played because of backward compatibility which is a new feature for the Xbox One! Although the backwards compatibility list is small for now, there will be more games added to the list monthly which is great. You can even vote for a games to be added to the list! All in all, I am happy with my purchase and I look forward to playing more games on this console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality console at a good price

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    Nick
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    If you were a fan of the Xbox 360 you will like the Xbox One. With the most recent update the interface is fluid and easy to use. It's great to use for all entertainment purposes as it has common apps like Netflix, HBO Go, and Hulu Plus. I do not use the Cable TV pass through, but I have heard good things. You will fill up the 500GB quickly if you like to keep all your games stored on the console and have a large collection, but most external hard drives will work with the system if you do need to upgrade. Additionally you can remove games you are not playing and install them again at a later date to save space. The included game is a nice plus if you have never played the Gears of War series, otherwise it's just a graphics update. Overall a great gaming console that is constantly improving with each update.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good to be back on the box.

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    Cryptoglue
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    This particular xbox one is a fantastic buy for the money, for 349 your getting gears of war ultimate edition packed right in there. Few things I really enjoy about my xbox, the servers are stable with fantastic party chat quality, it replaces my chromecast for netflix, crunchyroll and twitch. The browser is decent compared to trying tl use the god awful ps4 broswer, its not the best way to surf the web but it aint bad. Can now stream games to my laptop when I want to use it from another room which is a neat feature. Lastly l, the controller the controller the controller is the best out there, once you get a plug and play kit it will last for days of playtime without worry of it zonking out every 4 hours. Chat range and delay is also fantastic too. Its large with adequate cooling as well, doesnt seem to overheat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Great Entertainment Experience

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    SDavidD
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    I have to admit I haven't played video games in awhile. It's been over a decade since I owned a console, so diving with the Xbox One was a shock... but a really fun shock! The selection of awesome games made me finally give in and buy an Xbox, and I have thoroughly enjoyed it for the last two months. The graphics and gameplay are great. I was worried the 500GB drive would fill up too quickly and that I should have gone with the 1TB drive, but that's not been the case at all. The only gripe I have is with the updates. It seems like there's a new update, to my games or my console or my controllers, at least once a week. It can be a little frustrating when you just want to jump right into gaming, but in the end it's a testament to what a great experience this system is. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend