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Microsoft - Xbox One 500GB Special Edition Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle - White-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought twice...read why

    Posted
    ScoPi
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    I bought XBO when it first came out...boy was i excited, then let down...terribly let down :( i ended up selling the system and game i bought for cash about 2 weeks after i got the system. Reasoning: xbox 360 had better arcade selection, XBO had like 3 games out at the time and they were all bad, HBO Go was not yet available, games with gold was not on XBO yet, not many people i knew had the system... ok...flash forward to now..i bought this special package because the unique white was awesome - the only time they came out with a white before this was a different special edition that now sells for over $575... Anyways, more games are now available...BETTER games...HBO Go is now on XBO as well as games with gold (although the games free on 360 are different than those on gold)....plus all the new games i really want are starting to fade away from 360 and being solely for XBO or PS4... Now, let me compare a game real quick - FIFA 15 i have for 360 and i just downloaded it last night for about $20 on XBO marketplace....let me tell you...what a STEP UP in graphics - the crowd is actually a crowd, not pixles that move....the graphics are so much smoother and cleaner, they leave little footprints around on the XBO after the game goes on (like in real life) and it does NOT do this with the 360...gameplay is a lot smoother and faster and just more real than the 360.... i dont know if i would have picked that up without having it for both systems.... anyways, you get a blue ray with it as well (so basically think of deducting $70 as if you were to buy a blu ray separately from the console)...subtract the 70 from 350 and you're basically paying $280 for a sweet system and the collection of Halo games... Buy it, keep your 360 if you must like i am...but its definitely time to upgrade

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    XBone, in the spotlight, after more than a year...

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    PCvConsoleGamer
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    To start, I'm a PC gamer much of the time. My mouse and keyboard are far more familiar to me than this controller. When I'm not pushing over 60 fps on a gaming monitor, my first choice in "next gen" consoles is the PS4. It is smaller, sleeker, and I can change its hard drive myself. And it is undeniably more powerful, despite both systems having AMD APUs at their cores (PS4 vs XBone: 1152 vs 768 shaders, 72 vs 48 texture units, 32 vs 16 ROPS, and last but not least, 8 vs 2 ACE... The tiny extra ESRAM cache in the XBox hasn't proven very useful in reaching parity for the rest of the hardware deficiencies). But this is a review; not a spec sheet. If you want that, search for ... So, that aside, why did I buy this XBox One? The simple answer is that despite the PS4 being more powerful, and having caught up to the previous generation lead that the XBox LIVE service had - Regardless of that, THERE ARE SOME AWESOME XBOX EXCLUSIVES!!! However people want to argue about the consoles being superior/inferior in ecosystem or controller, the end result is what you play, and with whom. And there are some great exclusives on both sides of the fence. I got this for the reason that while I'd prefer to just stay platform agnostic, I want to play the Microsoft exclusive upcoming Halo 5, the new Tomb Raider sequel (after the Square-Enix reboot), the launch title Sunset Overdrive, etc. Ultimately, still not my favourite console, but it has its pros (and cons). Would I recommend it to a friend? Absolutely not, unless they wanted to play the exclusives. Otherwise I would push them toward a PS4 or PC. But it's still good enough to merit its stars. And the white edition will look beautiful next to my Glacier white Destiny edition PS4 - They can still be friends :) *** Oh, and the Halo remaster is decent - patches have only somewhat redeemed it from its initial schlump of a release. But good for those playing through for the first time. I just wish that they had been more complete in including REACH and ODST, without the extra hassle or expense. And a physical copy would have been nice, but that would be asking for too much.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great investment for the future

    Posted
    kitana10000
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    The cirrus white Xbox One console looks amazing and runs very smoothly. I'm really glad the designers fixed the overheating issues stemming from the Xbox 360 days. The white controller is even more elegant, and feels like a huge improvement over the Xbox 360 controller (way more comfortable). The user interface (UI) of the Xbox One also looks nice and is easy to learn. There are so many ways you can customize it, whether it's changing the background color or pinning apps to the home screen. If you like Windows 8, the dashboard will feel like home to you. Also, the package arrived on time and in great condition. With future updates and newer features in development, the Xbox One will only get better with time. In summary, this is a great product and you should definitely buy it before supplies run out!

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    XBOX One in White is a beauty!

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    CoachDre2015
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    Purchased an Xbox One for my son and picked one up myself so I can play with him (he lives with his mom). I decided to go with the Limited Edition White model that includes the Halo Master Chief Collection. This is a beautiful piece of hardware. All my other consoles are black and while this one stands out it's no slouch. Aesthetically, it's got nice, clean lines and the way the Xbox logo glow when you turn it on is really sweet! I've downloaded all of the apps I will probably use (or not use) and started the download on the Halo games. This is a great deal if you have not purchased a console yet. I'm not one of those who favors one console over another. I like offerings from both so now I fortunately have both. I look forward to playing the games with my son!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stunning and Powerful Console

    Posted
    hoezay
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    I thought I had missed out on the Xbox One White console last year when the Sunset Overdrive Bundle sold out almost immediately. I was quick to act when it was back in stock via this Halo Bundle. Not only is the console a beautiful shade of bright white with a matching controller, but the console itself is a great piece of machine. It can snap 2 apps at the same time, including live TV or games. There is a wide variety of apps to choose from such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant, Hulu, OneDrive, Skype, and so much more. This console changed the way I watch TV/Movies and the way I play next gen games with beautiful picture and sound. It still have my Xbox 360 but I feel I was right in investing in an Xbox One for what it offers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Missed an opportunity

    Posted
    Flynnlives
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    It's cosmetic! But I like it because it's unique. Ships with Halo Master Chief, so game and all for one great price. They flew off the shelves at my local Best Buy. Would have been nice to get a 1 Terabyte model such as the Advanced Warfare one. I'd recommend an external hard drive at least 1 Terabyte and USB 3.0. Also Gamers Club Unlocked is $30 at the moment and worth every dollar! I originally paid too much. But I've more than made back the money I've spent! $48 for $59 games! It's actually even cheaper if you pre-order! $10 back. In general, the xbox controls your surround sound and tv. They got a great library of titles now. I'm year one and an early adopter. They had some software issues that caused a few problems. I would like to believe they have resolved those now. Windows 10 is coming to Xbox One. We'll have backwards compatibility with a few 360 titles but no multiple disc versions just yet. It's a great year to have an Xbox one! I know they are coming out with some other special editions. But this was the one for me!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best console

    Posted
    thebeast
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    This console is way more than I had expected. The beauty and how fluent the ho.e and main page are is amazing. Haven't had any problems with it turning on or operating, unlike all of the older systems. Has a lot of hard drive space, but not enough to hold more than a hand full of games (about 10 or below depending on game size. 5 if they are good sized games), so be prepare to buy an external hard drive if you plan on downloading all your games or plan to keep the system for a long time because even if you buy the CD it still has to use a lot of download space for the game in general. Overall the negatives of the system don't even come close to the number of positive things about the system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I got this for a great price!!!

    Posted
    greenturn
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    I has worked out well as a next gen system in my basement because my PS4 is upstairs so it's nice to have something down there the only cons that I have had with it is that for xbox one you need to get a USB hard drive for it if you want to play a good amount of games because the games take up a lot of space and you can't swap out the internal hard drive to a bigger size unlike my ps4 that I put a 2tb hard drive other things were small things but overall its been good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the XBox, Hate the Downloads

    Posted
    maegan
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    I bought the white Xbox One: Master Chief bundle as soon as I saw it online! Unfortunately, and this is my own fault, I didn't check to see what format the Master Chief Collection came in. I don't like digital copies of games and it took me about 3 days to download the collection. I forgot I had set my Xbox to sleep when I wasn't playing it which stopped my download every time my Xbox went to sleep. That's really the only difficulty I had and it was all avoidable. I've purchased an Xbox, Xbox 360, and now an Xbox One and they only seem to be getting better!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    White system looks Great! Games look Sweet!

    Posted
    Shifu
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    I have been very impressed with the graphics and game play of my Xbox One system. I love the interface and especially think the white Xbox One model looks fantastic. Honestly, also having a beast PC that I can run games on ultra, I was surprised how crisp and detailed the Xbox One games graphics looked. The games I have are Madden 2015, Halo bundle, Forza 5, Battlefield, Rory McIlroy PGA golf, Minecraft, Lego Batman 3, etch and they all run really well on my system. The Halo bundle is classic. Overall, I couldn't be happier with my purchase! Both me and my family are enjoying our Xbox One.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terribly slow console

    Posted
    Jacole
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    After coming from the PS4'S user interface trudging through the xbox ones is a sluggish mess. The included game(Halo MCC) has severe performance issues when playing split acreen...the full download size of the game and unpates is over 70 gig. So if you buy this don't expect to actually play anything on it anytime soon. The white color is nice, the controller feels cheap and if you don't want to burn through batteries it'll cost ya another 24.99 for the charger...and if you want to use a headset that's another 24.99 for the adapter.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all-around system - games, features, apps

    Posted
    BoilerFan97
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    Like I thought before buying the system, the Xbox One system is awesome! I've played multiple games on it and am amazed at the incredible graphics offered by this versus the Xbox 360 I had owned previously. I'm also using the system for Netflix, HBO Go, and other streaming apps - with no issues at all. Finally, I love the ability to better mutli-task when playing games or doing other things on the One. It's obviously built for home entertainment, as a whole, and love all of the abilities it has. Awesome machine!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Xbox 2 is a big jump from the 360

    Posted
    Adam
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    Xbox one exceeds any expectations I had for the graphics! Gameplay has excellent response and much better at streaming online gameplay than the 360. The biggest downside to it that I found is the no backwards compatibility. Luckily I was able to find a way to save my turtle beaches! The only other thing I had trouble with was navigating the settings and the new dashboard. Other than those two things there's nothing that would hold me back from buying an Xbox 1, or recommending it to anybody.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Was skeptical at first. Great choice in the end.

    Posted
    ShadyLegend
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    I purchased this Xbox hoping that it would be as pleasing as my PS4 is, and I was right! Although the size may be quite annoying, I love the snap feature on the Xbox as well as the way it tracks achievements and player activity. I have yet to explore all the functions of this console, but so far it's a great buy; in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    White is Right!

    Posted
    ElectroniKid

    This console is EVERYTHING worth waiting for. The sleek and glorious design of the clean white console is matched only be the elegance of its matching controller. Finally Microsoft did something right with this unit! Buy this while you can. I anticipate it will be sold out in a matter of days if not hours.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Console looks great in any living room.

    Posted
    Jorge
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    When this console came out with the Sunset Overdrive bundle, I hesitated to pick it up - I already had an X1 and it was hard to justify a second one. It sold out and deeply regretted not picking it up when I could. When I saw this being released with the Master Chief Collection, I jumped at the opportunity. Seeing this in my living room really reinforces my decision to pick up a second Xbox. With all the new features and games coming out for X1, it's a great time to be an owner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best System

    Posted
    XKing
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    I purchased the ps4 when it first came out expecting greatness. It wasn't really what I expected. None the less I later purchased the black xbox one and I really loved it. I just recently purchased this white xbox one and I love it even more; the color of the system is really nice and unique. I've been an xbox fan since the xbox 360 came out. Ever since, I can't stick with another system. Best decision I ever made was going back to xbox.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It would be way cooler with ANY Halo logo on it.

    Posted
    TSaul
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    While I was stoked to get the "New" white MCC edition, there is absolutely no logo or any marking tying this to the Halo series at all. The white console looks nice enough, but now they released the new controllers, 1TB HDD and other perks. I just felt like I picked the wrong time to buy a console, and if this had great art, I would have felt better about the purchase... Overall this works great, and I like the new hardware.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous, Sleek, Affordable

    Posted
    StrykerShaka
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    We already owned an Xbox One Day One Edition console. We love the brand and could not pass up on this limited edition console. The white looks incredible and pays homage to the original Xbox 360, which of course was a nightmare!!! The lines look agrees I've on the machine and features that simply blended in now stand out. Love the console, love the controller even more. This is a must have, if you can find one ;)

    I would recommend this to a friend