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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome gaming start

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    Glitch
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    It's worth the massive wait to install if you love the Halo franchise ! MC Collection installation comes with 5 Halo games. That's right, FIVE. From Halo: CE to Halo 2 (Anniversary), Halo 3 and although not including Halo: Reach sadly, but alternatively Halo 3: ODST plus Halo 4. NOW, what's the big deal of having this collection ? Everything.... from being remastered with the first two games is simply nostalgia with a BANG. Online multiplayer is smoother than ever just like the days it was brought online for the masses. If you got a buddy and a spare controller, split screen co-op or head to head is THE best way to enjoy this, and even yet the Xbox One has much more than I'd ever imagine. Smart phone app ready and you can save more battery life from your controller by using your phone if you're in the mood to just cruise YouTube or watch a friend on Twitch. Only consideration to a downside is simply not enough space, the MC Collection is amazing, no doubt, but it doesn't leave much space for all your future installments if you plan to have a digital library vs. hard copy. Which in this case leads to the scam of buying a side extension hard drive for the Xbox One...totally optional and I'd have to say is a must if you're already invested this much or plan to use this exclusively. I just find it amazing to have a game load up without switching disks and how smoothly switching between game and apps is a breeze. However, be sure to have this beast somewhere cool, not freezing but not blazing hot too (like near a window). Treat it as fine wine, in the cool but dry dark corner....so to avoid any stalls and / or freezes. Did I forget to mention how awesome it is to "snap an app" ? **** yeah I wanna rock out to some Papa Roach or maybe some EDM while I got a raid team on Destiny OR putting the smack down on my bro in Mortal Kombat. Even better...watch YouTube walkthroughs on a game you're stuck on as you're playing or catch up on a live stream on Twitch WHILE watching some MORE YOUTUBE. So bottom line...definitely worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    1st time Best Buy has disappointed me!!!

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    gunny
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    A few of us at work decided to try something different. At the pleading of one of my co-workers (who used to work 12 hour night shifts on the weekend for a NY based IT company & finding he had way too much time on his hands so he became an XBOX gamer) he insisted we all get on the XBOX One wagon. Now keep in mind we have a three man Network IT team and most of us are either in our 50s or getting pretty close. We too decided to shake things up a little and all three of us bought XBOX Ones. Since the day of purchase all of us have had nothing but trouble. Mind you, we're in IT so we're used to a few hiccups to start off with, but we've had the consoles for months and the list of things wrong with the hardware & software is too long to list. Just Google Xbox One hardware/software issues and you'll get the idea. One night it was working fine and the next day the console came up with an error message which made the console COMPLETELY useless. couldn't play or download any games. Of course Microsoft's thinks the next upgrade will fix it but it seems to be the common consensus that the last upgrade caused the issue in the first place. I have been a Best Buy customer for many years and was always pleased with what I bought and if I wasn't your sales team always fixed the problem. This one is out of your depth though. Only fix seems to be getting a new console and starting from scratch. But whose to say it won't happen again. These problems have caused many dedicated (and extremely busy) Forums to be created to address these issues & bugs since the Microsoft XBox One site isn't giving any useful feedback. Microsoft...you need to fix this...NOW!!! Hate to hold it against you Best Buy but you're where I got this equipment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth.

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    autumnmayhem
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    To be perfectly clear, the Master Chief Collection bundle does not come on a disk. Instead, when you purchase this console with the Master Chief Collection bundle, you will be given a code. You will go online, on your X-Box, and put in the code, and download it online. It does take a while and it's the only downfall of getting this bundle. However, once you get the collection downloaded, it's wonderful. It has all four Halo's, along with multiplayer mode, and lots of extras. The second one was revised to look better and they did a phenomenal job with it. Why they didn't do that with the third one I don't know, but still worth. No lags or hiccups or freezes or glitches of any kind with the game either. The console itself I love. I originally got it for Black Ops lll Zombies, Halo 5, and more importantly to me, Kingdom Hearts 3, but now that I've gotten more into it, it has also become my multimedia center as well. I mainly watch YouTube, Twitch, Netflix, and Hulu anyway on my iPad, so it was only natural to connect the apps through the X-Box One and watch them on my gaming monitor. I just have no complaints about the system itself. It's a great system, so is the PS4 I'm sure, but I opted for the X-Box One and decided to stay with it for the better multiplayer/online/multimedia experience. Doesn't let down in any way. And recently X-Box just announced they will be doing backwards compatibility on a lot of their 360 games. More are being released by the month but it will be fully featured and ready for mass use coming this Fall and I have to say, I am heavily excited.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Xbox One does pretty much everything

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    FreezeTime
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    If you are looking for a great entertainment solution and like or love video games, Xbox One would be a great purchase. You can hook your cable or sat right into the console and play games as you watch TV. You have to pay to play games online and the console is actually 360GB. Yes you read that right, it's not 500GB like it claims. The operation system takes up roughly 140GB. You also install any games you buy right to the system which you also do with Playstation 4 so I guess that's the way things are going. Wii U is the only console of this gen that doesn't require an install and still has free online gaming so take those into account when making any console purchases. You will have to pay around $40-50 every year if you want to play games online with your Xbox One. The Halo games are all remastered and you can check out their original graphics up rezed with a click of a button. Very cool feature and getting 4 games with this console is a great deal. The controller is improved but strangely enough, it still requires AA batteries. This makes no sense as PS4 and Wii U have built in rechargeable batteries. Very baffling. Overall, this console has some great exclusives and would make a great purchase for video game lovers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    bleeaah.

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    originalgyp0
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    I bought this because my girlfriends kids who are pretty much grown ups now have been raving about halo and the xbox one. Halo is an awesome game but i wouldnt say that about the xbox in general. Ive always been been a playstation person and now i know why. Firstly the xbox even though ive had it for a month or so has a tendency to freeze or crash. Never had that with my ps3,2 or 1. My biggest problem however is the user interface, as in, how to get to things and how quickly from the home screen. It just seems like hard work whereas the ps3 is all there on the main screen and very straight forward. Also the ps3 has the fan built in. The xbox becomes super heated. I thought i had a bad xbox but it turns out they all do that. Logic would suggest that somthing is going to burn up pretty quickly. The ps3 has charging stations for the joypad and comes with rechargable batteries already installed. The xbox however comes with AA or AAA batteries, i cant remember which. So theyre not rechargable. You can of course buy rechargable ones for it but why should i have to. The general look of the box itself is not atractive especially when its sitting beside my ps3. Graphics wise i have yet to see any difference between the xbox and ps3 considering the xbox was supposed to be better. Overall im not impressed. I should have gone for the ps4 and i think you should to. One more thing. The ps3 power cord dosent have a big transformer on the end of it like the xbox.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but issues

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    Snowmourn
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    The Xbox One is an amazing system that is capable of so much more than its predecessor and will continue to impress. That said, there are issues with the product itself. For one, this xbox is supposed to have 500 GB available, since you are getting the Master Chief Collection, you already know that some of that memory will be gone soon. However, there are things that seemed like no-brainers that you have to add, which takes memory. Example? Okay, Blu-ray. One of the biggest things that sold me on the Xbox One was that it would finally have a blu-ray player, which I was ecstatic to hear. However, they did not tell you that it was not integrated in the system. Sure its free, but it costs memory. Media upload so that you can customize parts of your xbox with pictures is also such another missing piece. I am sure there is more that I just haven't found yet. Let me put it to you this way, between the handful of apps I have added and the three video games (Halo MCC, Warframe, and Destiny, which is NOT digital edition) I have, I have just over 254 GB of storage available. I only say this as warning. I would still get the Xbox One again, especially since I got it half off with Best Buy thanks to a great promotion at the time. If you have a 360, its time to take the next generation and play at peak. As I constantly play Destiny, the picture difference is immense.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value for a solid console.

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    Pierce
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    I now own both "next" gen consoles. My preferred console is so far is still my PS4 but I Purchased this Xbox One bundle because of the value. I like some of the things Microsoft seems to be trying to set their console offering apart from the PS4. Now here is my pro's and con's. Pro's If you have ever played any Xbox console prior the new controller is just a dream. The look of the console itself makes it seems more "living room" ready than the PS4. The ability to plug your cable into the Xbox One and run the cable and guide through it shows Microsoft's focus on being the center of your entertainment experience. Now the Cons The software even though it reminds me of Windows 8 which I enjoy, the console version of it is very clunky and what take me just a button click on the PS4 almost seems like a chore for the Xbox One software. Now I know they are updating things with Windows 10 which I have been pleasantly pleased with on my laptop but the current software makes this a con for now. The size of the console. It's just massive. It's heavy and I won't be moving it around much. All in all I think Microsoft is showing that they want to evolve this console and that's why I finally purchased one. I hope my faith in them is rewarded. I like the Master Chief bundle as it takes me back to the old Halo days. If you're looking to relive some of your youth with classic Halo games then look no further than this bundle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Product From Microsoft

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    Sarg
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    It may sound like I am a Microsoft Fanboy, but I'm not. I have always been super critical of electronics. It is a solid console. I am fond of the snap feature, I use it more for messaging and checking achievements. I don't at the moment have fast enough internet to stream Twitch, but from what I have seen from the Twitch interface it will be easy to use. I like that they have moved to an app based system, because it feels more like the tech we use everyday. It has plenty of power and the graphic look great. It is quiet all thing considering. It seems like a weird thing to complement, but I like that the cable connects are smaller that the 360. The down sides are as follows. The play and charge plug in is on the side. Not big deal, it keeps the front clean, but it looks weird. There is currently no Microsoft chat pad, and you need an adapter to use 3rd party headsets. Again not that big of a deal, but they are little things that I just find a little irritating. In no way would It, or is it going to, prevent me from recommending it to a friend, and if presented with the choice I would definitely buy it again. At the end of the day I think it is a great piece of hardware and I enjoy it even with the little quirks that it has. It is reasonably priced if you get it without the kinect, and I did (I just didn't need it). I imagine that I will get my money out of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

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    Kuku
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    Yet again another excellent bundle. The MCC bundle includes all 4 halo games, so you won't find Halo Reach, Wars, or any other non numbered Halos here. This package brings a nostalgia to the old days. Every single game runs at 1080p 60FPS except for Halo 2 anniversary. Speaking of that, Halo 2 has been completely remastered. The visuals look like something coming out of a next gen console, instead of 10 year old hardware. Halo MCC has had a myriad of issues with multiplayer, but it's been much better now. I can get into matches more possibly, but it's still not perfect. But given the 45 campaign missions on all the 4 Halos, I would forgive it a little bit more. Halo 3 and 4 still look the same, but runs at 1080p 60FPS now. Halo 1 Combat Evolved Anniversary is also ported into this game from 3 years ago. Also there are some extras like the Halo Nightfall digital series and the Halo 5 Guardians Multiplayer Beta, which unfortunately already ended. All in all, I would definitely recommend this bundle. Getting 4 games for free on one collection is great. The Xbox One is a solid option for a next gen console. There are a load of games to choose from now and this is one of the better ones in my opinion. There is a lot to play here, and over 200+ hours of campaign mission alone will keep you busy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

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    Zodarzone
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    I have both an Xbox and Xbox 360 so I'm familiar with the system history. As a system it's pretty nice, the games and apps have gone pretty smoothly with just a few bugs here and there. I was disappointed with a few things. 500 GB seems like a lot at first, but it will disappear very quickly. Not only do you need to save every game to the harddrive, even if you bought it on a disc, but the operating system itself, before you've downloaded or saved anything, consumes almost 100 GB. That's not insignificant. Unfortunately I didn't know about the 1 TB system when I bought this because that was announced just a few weeks later, otherwise I would have sprung for the extra space. I was additionally annoyed that the packed in game was not pre-installed. You don't get an actual disc, you just get a code to download it. So if you have limitations on your internet it's going to be a headache. The game is over 60 GB and took over 36 hours to download on my connection. Thankfully I don't have a limit on the amount of data I download otherwise I would have been even more annoyed. It does allow you to start playing before it is completely downloaded, but it took about 10 hours to reach that point with my connection speed. Overall I'm satisfied, but it's not perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great But Not Perfect

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    GreyPilgrim3
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    The Xbox one has a lot of really great features. Instant twitch streaming, Windows 10 PC streaming, future adoption of backward compatibility, the halo franchise, a game DVR for recording clips on a whim, low noise, better cooling than the 360, etc. The cons being a slow clunky interface, lack of upgradeable hard drive (Sony actually made a removable door on the PS4 so you can easily upgrade storage), lack of compelling games that aren't already on PC, and the controller is a battery hog. I really enjoy my Xbox one, but there's a reason it barely sells half as many units as the PS4. When the PS3 was released and they announced it would be unaffordable due to early adoption of Blu-Ray, it killed their sales. Then Microsoft decided to make the same mistake by pricing themselves out with the Kinect bundle. Luckily they no longer force you to buy one, but the damage to their sales is already done. The limitations of the system feel like they were designed to be there on purpose, instead of being actual technical limitations. My hope is that they fix a lot of the software limitations with Windows 10, and hopefully they will allow people to upgrade to larger storage or even SSDs without having to buy another console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Buggy, massive constant required patches

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    OldFart
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    I bought this for my wife as she is a Halo nut so what other choice did we really have? Out of the box though it was a major hassle followed by major disappointment. She was all psyched and ready to start playing but as it turns out, the Master Chief Bundle is a massive 6 gigabyte download. It took us just under an hour to register thanks to their awesomely horrid keyboard controls, another 10 minutes to find the registration code for the not-installed Master Chief Collection, then, and I'm not making this up, 32 HOURS to download the entire 6gb of files. I kid you not. Between Comcast throttling and unresponsive Microsoft servers, it was beyond frustrating. And then two days after her birthday, we were able to play... after a 2 gigabyte required patch had to download! If it was up to me, that black piece of junk would have been returned. Now regardless of how amazing the graphics are, the incipit GUI, the horrid controls, and the complete lack of consideration for the end user experience, I would recommend the PS4 over this any day. Overall I've been more disappointed than pleased with the Xbox One and just don't think the gameplay is worth the hassle of owning one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Could Have Been Great

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    Marius2
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    I decided to upgrade from my 360, mostly because of the upcoming Gears of War games and in order to finish the Batman trilogy of games. I am not a fan of Halo but I got this version because it's better than Assassin's Creed. Initially I wasn't very happy with the Xbox One. The set up was easy enough but having to install the games is lame and time consuming. I didn't get to play any games until three days into setting up the console. I've installed 3 games so far and I've used up a whooping 22% of my 500 gigabyte hard drive. LAME. The lay out is similar to Windows 8. . .again LAME. Not user friendly the old easy to use tiles are now just a convoluted mess. It took me a minute, literally, to find my inbox! And seriously, why do I need to pay for XBOX Live Gold in order to use my Netflix app? It's an app, just let me use it. The only saving grace is that I will be able to continue to play my favorite game series, Gears of War and Batman. PLUS, and this is the only reason the console gets an average rating from me, is that it will be BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE by years end. Also, the Kinect is pretty awesome though I opted not to get it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Halo/Microsoft fans rejoice

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    son1ck25
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    If you had an Xbox there were two games that had to be in your collection: Halo and Halo 2. These two monster hit games swept everyone into the FPS console craze. Now both these games have been remastered for the Xbox One along with Halo 3 and 4 for the Master Chief Collection. All four games in one package is a great deal for any fan of Halo and the efforts of Spartan 117 otherwise known as the Master Chief against the Covenant armada and parasitic Flood. While the Xbox One had some trouble getting off the ground the console is now worth getting at a reduced price without the gimmick of the Kinect. With multiple titles like Gears of War, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rare Replay, Peggle 2 and various other games you more than enough to get your money's worth on the Xbox One. The Xbox One can connect to your TV to allow it to be used a cable box and offers numerous apps such as Youtube,Netflix, Hulu, Crackle,MLB Network and others to be the true all in one entertainment console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not my first choice, but was pleasantly suprised!

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    Tekonus
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    At first I wanted the PS4 due to being smaller form factor and better hardware. The PS4 controller also fits really nicely in the hand. I hadn't even considered the Xbox One. Then the prices started to drop and combo deals like this one came about. I got the Xbone Halo package (technically 4 games in 1 packed in) and also got 1 free new game (I chose ESO) to go along with it. Then at checkout they gave me an offer for like 1/3 off the yearly Xbox Live Gold subscription. It felt like I was getting away with something for the money I was spending. I used the console for a week or two before the loadtimes on the hard drive started to get to me. I was able to stick a Samsung 500gb EVO SSD in a $12 USB 3.0 enclosure and just plug it in. It worked flawlessly and is much faster. I've read that this isn't as simple on the PS4. I am definitely happy with my purchase. P.S. The reason the Xbone is so much bigger than the PS4 is because Microsoft learned their lesson from the RROD fiasco, and left ample space in the box for heat dissipation. I can't fault them at all for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So much better than anticipated

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    Isaac
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    I was and still am, until they fully utilize the backwards compatability function, a die hard 360 fanboy. Even when they red ringed me (2 times) and another completely ceased functioning I got another one because there wasn't a better experience out there. When the Xbox one dropped I completely ignored it thinking it couldn't be a big enough improvement over the 360 to warrant the money. Totally wrong. The gameplay is silky smooth and the visuals are absurdly good. To be honest though gaming isn't the best part. I have my cable going through it so I can seemlessly switch from tv to the dashboard. Has all of the online sites that I know of (Netflix, HBOgo, etc) that stream tv and movies available to you. Has an app that turns your phone in to a remote and or tv guide. It's incredible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Greatest console ever!

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    gamer4life
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    I am a long time gamer both on PC and consoles so when it came to choosing a console, I was quite picky. Once I got the console I was blown away by the fact that my console was: * quiet as a whisper * booted up in no time (literally seconds) * automatically updated in the background and as part of the preview member program I also got free monthly updates before anyone else * the controller is fantastic, and the rumble in the triggers is a lot of fun in Forza (a driving game) With the fantastic game lineup, ability to play my Xbox 360 games, ability to use EA Access (a subscription service for $30/year that gives you access to a vault of games) something not available on PS4 and free Games with Gold that are Xbox 360 games will also work on Xbox One, it is hard to complain. My complaints are my hard drive of 500GB is tiny compared to the content I am putting on it and the console itself is pretty big and has an external power supply that is also huge. I like it, and if you are a gamer, I think you will like it too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xbox 1 500GB

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    AverageShopper1234
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    I've had the XBox 1 hooked up for about 2 months now and haven't had any issues. I did notice when I opened the box that the top of the console had scratches on it. It was still in a factory sealed box so must have just gotten jumbled a bit in shipping but the damage is only cosmetic. It was the first thing I noticed when I pulled the unit out of the box but figured it wasn't worth going back to try to get a price adjustment or a different console. My bf set it up so that the Xbox controls the tv as well. We had it hooked to our cable box before and now a digital antenna and its proven to be pretty helpful, no more searching for the remote and you can use the smart glass app on your phone to change channels. The remote eats batteries like that's it's job... but we figured out that you can actually plug the remote into a cell phone charger plugged into the wall and it works just fine without batteries. Plug and play accessories can be pretty pricey so we've just been doing that until we find a good deal on one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but a few things

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    urje808
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    No free shipping to Hawaii. I had read you can use ext hd, but no one said anything bout it needing to be exclusive to xbox one if using for games. If you use it for apps then you can already have other things on it. The download for Halo takes a really long time, which I expected, but it would stop often and I'd have to keep restarting the dl. Positive was that it did each game one by one so I could play 1st even tho 2nd was dl'ing. They really should have added the rechargeable battery in the controller. They dont sort the apps well. When you dl some, and come back out of it, you start from the beginning rather than where u just were. I thought there would be more stuff from the windows store on there but there isnt. I read that you could play xbox 360 games on xbox one, but its a limited selection of titles available. Good points: I can easily use my pc to play my games or do other non gaming things while I watch tv. (windows 10 - xbox app). Nice design, looks like a component.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wish I woulda had better info

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    Chapps
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    I wanted to buy an XBOX ONE console but could not have cared less that it came with the HALO Master Chief Collection. I looked for other bundles online and in stores (Best Buy and 3-4 others). None offered a bundle outside of HALO and the pending Forza package. When I made my purchase, I even asked the Best Buy staff if they knew of any other bundles to be released in the near future. Two associates consulted and determined that the current HALO and soon to be released Forza would be the only options going forward; thus, I purchased the HALO bundle. Two days later, the weekly Best Buy advertisement announced a Madden16 package!! It is so frustrating to now be forced to purchase the newest version of my favorite game (Madden16) and yet be stuck with a HALO collection that I could care less about. Thanks for nothing - er, um, your amazing product knowledge - Best Buy. All that said, I love my XBOX ONE!!! It is a 5-star product, but Best Buy's mis-information is at least a -1.

    I would recommend this to a friend