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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    XBone is good but has some misssteps....

    Posted
    Undrpsi
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    First, I have owned a XBOX360 since it was released in 2005 and enjoy it immensely....but I'm not platform dependent. I have also owned a PS3 since it was released. Second, due to the way the spokesperson (Adam Orth) treated gamers I had NO interest in getting an XBone until much later. I did (barely) manage to get a PS4 on release. So, I was fine with my PS4 until my son, who did get an XBone, started playing Titanfall. I'm a sucker for anything with Mech's in it. The gameplay seemed good and controls easy...THEN Best Buy put the Titanfall XBone bundle on sale for $449.00. Since I had my Gamer discount and lot's of certificates I could use I wound up getting for less than half that. Rushed home and set it up....and here's my review: The XBOX ONE (XBone) is one of the 3 'Next Gen' consoles out currently. The other two consoles are the PS4 and WII-U. Microsoft has styled it in a glossy squarish box that shows fingerprints better than NCIS. The unit is quiet in operation though. They also stepped the DVD player from the 360 up to a Blu-Ray player. Design is good BUT I do NOT LIKE that you HAVE to HAVE the Kinect hooked up for the system to work. So after a few days of playing...here's the rest of the review. The OS is god awful mix of X360 and Windows 8...(sigh)...confusing and NOT intuitive (even though MS says this is the best out there). It looks just enough like the 360's main menu that you can select the wrong pane by habit. I give the OS a 5.0...blah... So far all the titles I've bought have taken HOURS to update. I literally hooked the game up around 1pm and couldn't play anything till around 4pm (NOTE: This also includes the console update too). This is not exclusive to the XBone. The WII-U took just as long to download and setup. The controllers are VERY nice. They don't have any extra functions like the PS4 ones do, but, they seem very solid and well built. I like that the buttons are 'clicky' and not mushy. The joysticks are precise as well. The games (Ghost and Titanfall) are NOT full HD. Pretty sure they're BARELY HD...(792 resolution)....they look good but I expected more from these 'hext gen' games/consoles. Some release day games ran in HD but it seems nutty that the most popular ones don't. (?!?!??!) One thing the XBone has over the PS4 (and this can be good OR bad) is the integration of gaming/social media/cable/satelite/DVR..etc. Microsoft wants to be the hub for anything connected to your TV. There's also may uses for the Kinect with both voice and gesture control. WARNING!!! I get HUGE LAUGHS by walking by my son's closed bedroom door and yelling "XBOX...OFF!"....and hearing him saying "NoooOOoooooo!!!" If I had to choose which console I wanted RIGHT NOW the PS4 would edge it out...BUT...Microsoft has lot's of developers and lot's of money. I think by the summer we'll be swimming in FULL HD games for both consoles. I like to just chuck a disk in and play a game (which is how the PS4 wants to be used) not navigate through several panes while yelling and gesturing like I have Turrets......but YMMV!! Since neither the PS4 or XBone is backward compatible....you can choose which one you want to play going forward. About the only factor that could lead you one way or the other is the exclusive content that one has over the other. For example, right now XBone has Titanfall and PS4 has Infamous: Second Son. All in all you can't go wrong going either way. The XBone has lot's of features and really works well with everything plugged in as a "Media Home" kind of appliance....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed in the first week of ownership

    Posted
    Arc8ngel
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I'm an avid gamer as well as a game developer. Eventually, I plan on owning both the Xbox One and Playstation 4. I decided to purchase the One first because it had 2 games I really wanted to play (Titanfall, Forza 5). HARDWARE: When I first set up this hardware, I intended to have a relaxing night of trying out a new game and system. What happened instead was 4 hours of frustration. Yes, you read that right. 3 hours to download and install the system update before I even had access to any of the machine's abilities. I have a 25Mbps fiber optic connection, which I tested immediately after this nonsense, and found that my connection was fine, leading to the conclusion that Microsoft's servers are terrible. This has been confirmed over the last week as I have booted up multiple times to find that only half of the dashboard loads, while the rest says "Having trouble connecting?" After that 3 hours, it was another hour to download and install Titanfall, included as a digital download with the bundle. My entire night was gone at that point. The box is massive, which I knew, but also must be laid horizontally, which I did not know prior. This meant I had to rearrange my entire entertainment system just to accommodate the thing. I tried running it vertically, but the optical drive failed to read blu-ray discs while standing that way. I don't mind that the machine and Kinect stay on for the ease of a fast startup, but the fan noise coming from the power block on the cord is ridiculously loud for modern electronics. One great positive I found was that I could run my 360 through the HDMI pass-through, and be signed in on both consoles simultaneously. This means that while you wait for a new game to download and install, which could be an hour like it was for Titanfall, you can be gaming or otherwise engaged with another input. It's just too bad you can't use this during that initial 3 hour download. After that initial setup, I was seriously tempted to return the whole thing, but at that point my time was already gone and I have hopes that the background downloading of updates will prevent this sort of thing from happening again (assuming Microsoft can sort out their terrible server issues). The system doesn't come pre-loaded with some of the most basic apps, which I would assume everyone wants installed. You actually have to download a piece of software to play blu-ray movies. Why is this not pre-packaged? It's a small download, but seems superfluous nonetheless. The same goes for "Upload" the app used to record, edit, and post gameplay; a big new feature of this generation of consoles. Core functionality which requires extra steps by the user equals poor user experience. KINECT Kinect 2.0 has some great new features, most notably some new voice commands which are great. The hand gestures are also much easier to control, and the addition of tracking at the finger level means better gestures such as grabbing and pulling. Much less flailing if you use those functions. The absolute best new feature is using QR codes to replace the lengthy code inputs when you want to redeem a code or download. That may be my favorite new feature of all. CONTROLLER The new controller is the most comfortable controller I've yet used, including the new DualShock for PS4. It takes some getting used to the new layout of the center cluster, because the big logo button doesn't have the same functionality of its predecessor. For some reason they've removed the ability to pull up your friends list easily from anywhere by using one of those buttons. My big gripe with the controller is the decision to use AA batteries instead of battery packs or a plug-and-charge system like the PS3/4. I'm sure it's a monetary move, getting more consumers to purchase accessories, but it's doing a big disservice to gamers as well as creating more trash as people burn through batteries. Not a very eco-friendly idea, either. The included headset is flimsy like the previous one, but the addition of mute and volume buttons at the controller is great. What's not so great is that the mic is attached on the inside of the headband loop, meaning it won't fold flat. What genius thought that was a good idea? It's also very difficult to detach from the controller once it's on there, despite having a small tab on the underside for just that. My wife almost threw the controller because she couldn't get it to detach. WRAP-UP All in all I'm not impressed yet. Games always get better as a console's life goes on, and just as the Xbox team overhauled the dashboard of the 360 three or four times, I expect they'll get this one working more fluidly as well. Until then, don't get too hasty and buy One just for the sake of having it. During the last console generation, I leaned pretty heavily toward the 360 because of a great online structure, simple but effective front end (dashboard), and the best first-party controller. I also wasn't a fan of how Sony treated their customers at times. Now the tables are turning, and unless Microsoft can get their act together, it will be an uphill battle. TLDR version: Hardcore gamers know that the PS4 is the more powerful machine, but I chose the XB1 first based on available games. The initial setup and experience was atrocious, but afterward it's been mostly neutral to positive. Time will tell if Microsoft can learn from their mistakes and clean up the experience in the future. If not, Sony's going to run away with this generation's console war purely because Xbox is tripping on its own feet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Time to Buy Xbox One

    Posted
    Infidexus
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I chose to buy the PS4 when it came out and have not been disappointed one bit. I purposely chose to wait on the Xbox One for a while as I knew there would be bugs up front (even the PS4 had some) and since it has a lot of integration with my cable box and other items, I didn't want the experience to be negative because of some minor issues. Everything is very easy to set up, and the menus walk you through everything. I saw another reviewer say it took them 3 hours to get all the updates on a 25mB connection, not sure if they got an older version but mine was less than 10 minutes to get the uploads downloaded and installed on a 30mB connection. The entire set up and update took about 30 minutes so don't connect your cable box through the pass through until your ready to spend the 30 minutes as you can pass through to watch tv until you set it up and launch the tv app to get your tv set up. I haven't played any games yet as I just started the Titanfall download and one of the games I bought needed a 5 GB update (this may cause people to give a negative review, but PS4 has large updates also, just nature of the next gen world and constant updates that will occur). The system will update games automatically if you have that setting enabled (on by default). I plan to only use the Xbox One for exclusives, all other games will be bought on my PS4 (I just like the trophy system there better than Xbox, my preference) so the games are going to be as good as they can be on the console. My only gripe about this system and it's minor but I think a well deserved complaint is that they still ship with 2 AA batteries and have yet to build in the battery into the controller like it has been for what seems like forever on playstation. Before you go off and buy that 25 dollar recharge kit, do yourself a favor and just buy the energizer charging station, it is the same price and comes with 2 rechargeable battery packs and new back covers so you just set it on the stand and it will charge (so your basically getting 2 charge kits for the price of one so you'll have the rechargeable battery for a second controller). I picked this up for 450 plus tax (which is technically like buying it for 390 since titanfall is 60), but when you add the battery pack or charger stand in, your at about 415 plus tax. Not bad price still, don't expect it to really get much better for a while. I would imagine you'll see it for 400 by Xmas with 2 games bundled (forza and titanfall), but xmas is a long way off to hold out for that small difference. Will do some reviews of the games I got under the games once I've given them proper play time. I also picked up the stereo headset and media remote, will review those under the applicable products as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good console with a great game!

    Posted
    gorian
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    All right, so I'll give my best shot at giving an objective review of this console: I wasn't planning on buying an Xbox One soon, since all the upcoming games are also being released for Xbox 360. Please take this in consideration if you're still not sure whether to get it or not. There aren't many "exclusive" ONE titles that are worth it (IMO). But I bought it since it included a game and that would be saving me 60 bucks for the price of Titanfall. Overall, my experience has been okay. Titanfall is lots of fun, it's very addictive, the gameplay is pretty good. The console itself feels sluggish sometimes, mainly because of the poor interface, I really liked the 360 interface alot more, maybe I haven't got used to the new one. The good features is that you can use Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus, ESPN, and in fact being able to switch between watching these and playing is a nice feature. The snap feature sometimes sucks, sometimes works, it depends on the app you're using. The controller feels really good, it's lightweight and responsive, make sure you update it in the options. I haven't tried kinect a lot, but the voice commands are a nice feature when you have your hands busy (eating for example). One thing that I really liked was chat using the Kinect. It got improved a lot compared to the 360 Kinect. Now you can actually play and chat using it without a headset, your friends won't hear the noise from your TV and viceversa. There's no "echo" of your voice through the speakers when you talk. That's pretty good. In fact, I would recommend it if you're a die hard xbox fan. If you're still not sure what do you want, do a little more research. PS4 is a bit more powerful and it can deliver higher FPS rates and better resolutions natively. But also remember that games are mostly about gameplay (in consoles, if you're a pc gamer that's totallly different story). If you can wait until it hits 399.00, the better, i still think 499 for a console it's too much, but if you think about it, paying that little extra is like having rented it for a few months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Complete System, But Watch the HIDDEN COSTS!

    Posted
    Chapis
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Remember when owning a video game system was easy? Sigh... I guess that is the point with the X-Box One. It is supposed to be a COMPLETE system: Blue-Ray, mini-computer, can run all your other components through it, etc. Just about everything I can do on my computer, I can now do through the X-Box One. For example: Skype, Netflix, surf the net, etc. Just a little background, I am not really a gamer. It's more recreational when I have the time. X-Box One came with Titan Fall and it's fun. For me, it could be better because I am not really an online gamer, I am more of a hey, let's have the guys over and play the system together kind of person. Titan Fall does not do that. Instead, I have to wait to play the game as other onliners join that are a lot better than I am. Meh. What I really like: Free games that come twice a month (although some require additional fees to play them completely, boo!) Skping on the big screen with relatives and friends What I REALLY don't like: HOLY HYPERCAPITALISM BATMAN. Wow! Tons of hidden fees which make my experience a lot less desirable. I really thought about taking it back with the hidden costs. For example, that Titan Fall game which "came free" with the system: I need to pay an additional $66.00 to be a "X-Box Gold Member" to be able to play it!! Ok, so, I guess I am paying it, booo! By the way, since x-box one builds profiles on the system for you and your family members, I built one for my wife. She wanted to play Titan Fall, but can she under her profile, NOOOOO! Why? Because if she wants to play, she needs to buy a Gold Membership also! What?? Look guys, if you buy one membership, it should apply to the x-box system itself, not the individuals playing!!! X-Box Hypercapitalist Gotcha #2: Only one controller with Duracell batteries and no cable that runs from the controller to the system? That means I needed to buy an extra controller AND a recharger. Booo!! What I REALLY REALLY HATE: Ok, the the last system I had was PS2. What I LOVED about PS2 (and what I heard about X-Box 360) was that you can play the old games from the previous system. So, since I missed out so many years of gaming from X-Box and X-Box 360, I REALLY looked forward to playing a slew of titles. I went to Game Stop to purchase a few, but sadly, the old games are not compatible with the new system. BTW, PS4 decided to do the same thing. HUH!!?? I'm sorry, but that REALLY stinks, especially since the X-BOX One library isn't grand yet. So, Microsoft has to wait for THAT money. Sigh, well guess I'll go rediscover my Playstation 2 over the summer. Thanks Microsoft.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, hopefully gets better

    Posted
    P2Mc28
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I feel like the Xbox is this generation's PS3. It's the clear underdog, but hopefully it will pick up traction over it's life. I picked it up for exclusives - Titanfall is very satisfying, and I look forward to finishing off the Halo series. And I'm sure it's prettier on PS4, but my brother picked up AC:Black Flag, and it's one of the most awesome looking games I've seen (being a fan of the ocean and ye olden ships). The console itself? It's not bad. Took me a while (and I'm still not fully used to) the new UI. Navigating around menus is not very satisfying, and doing silly things like comparing my achievements to my friends seems way more difficult than it ought to be - I couldn't even explain it right now, since I can't remember how I did it the one time. Some of that is alleviated by simply saying "Xbox [say thing you want]." It doesn't matter what I'm up to, I can just say "Xbox Go To Titanfall" and bam, I'm there. That part works pretty good. However a lot of stuff I say, when perhaps trying random stuff, generally ends up trying to launch some aspect of TV, haha. And even though it is likely way easier to just push the button on either the console or hold the guide button on the controller, I (and my brothers alike) all still seem to prefer "Xbox Turn Off -- Yes." I guess we're either strange or just prefer living in "THE FUTURE!" Other nice bits. The system has a "Quick Start" feature which leaves the system in a low-power state. This is what leaves the Kinect on, letting you say "Xbox On" to power the system. It's a bit more than that though; this lets the system keep the game you most recently played in memory, so launching Titanfall right after turning on the system takes seconds, start to finish. Would probably be faster but my TV takes a minute to start (which it does by itself, since my Xbox turns on the TV and Cable box when it powers on). Also, the auto-sign in system is neat. The Kinect sees you sit down, and welcomes you. Neat. Creepy. Neat. That, and it starts to recognize YOUR voice. While I was playing, my brother yelled "Xbox record that!" saving the last 30 seconds of what I did - it recognized HIS voice, and recorded the clip under HIS account. We've done this to each other a few times, ha. Still, at this point, I plan on picking up a Destiny PS4 Bundle, and getting most games for that system when the time comes. There's a bit of time from here till then, though, so we'll see how it goes!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An all around great entertainment experience

    Posted
    PopDog14
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This was a great deal at $450 for the entire Xbox One console and Titanfall bundled together. Titanfall is easily the best and most addictive multiplayer FPS to date. While other online shooters (Call of Duty, Battlefield) became repetitive and overplayed, Titanfall is a huge breath of fresh air. With many large detailed maps, new mobility features that makes any part of the map accessible and in-play, and of course the impressive Titans, game play online is somewhat familiar yet entirely different and so much fun. Looking back at the older shooters, they feel slow and limited. Playing a Titanfall match is like being part of a big battle with computer controlled grunts battling each other. While it does feel like half a game without single player or coop, new updates are being to the game and on top of that I basically got this game for free in this bundle. The console itself is beautiful yet large, almost demanding to be the center of attention in the living room. Kinect works surprisingly well at recognizing my face and logging me in, hearing and accurately processing voice commands, and displaying great video quality during Skype video calls. Using hand motions to control the console is sorta awkward but even that is actually useful enough to replace the controller at times. It takes some learning to get used to the voice commands as Kinect requires certain keywords or phrases. Also, the Xbox home interface takes a little time finding where everything is located (e.g. Settings can sometimes only be found by hitting the "Start" button on the controller while at the Home screen...). But overall it looks and feels smooth. Watching TV using the Xbox One is actually really practical with the voice commands ("Xbox Watch ESPN", "Xbox What's on Cartoon Network"). It even comes with its own TV guide ("OneGuide") that can be navigated using voice or controller. Although you can fast-forward or rewind the TV content, it doesn't seem to be able to record episodes like a DVR. Xbox One just seems to be teeming with features that still surprise me to this day as I discover them ("Xbox On" command will turn on the console, TV and cable box all at once automatically). I definitely recommend this console easily to any Xbox fan or any gamer both serious and casual. With many practical functions other than just gaming, this console may always be on in my living room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best console at discount

    Posted
    Silwine
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    My brother and I have demanding jobs and live in opposite sides of the state. I don't see him often and on launch I went with the Xbox One and he went with the PS4. He was complaining that his system is collecting dust due to the lack of games for the PS4 so I surprised him with this bundle. The set up was quick but then again he wired the system. Then it was time for some Titanfall and he loved it. A couple of days later we talked on X-live and he told me that the last time he played a game for 4 hours in a row was when Fallout 3 came out. He was very grateful about the gift and told me how surprised he was with the improvement of the kinect. The voice commands worked for him but he did mentioned that he had some trouble with movement commands. I do too at times as well....hope that they get it fixed soon. I also let him borrowed Dead Rising 3 and even though he has enjoyed it he said that he spent most of his free time playing Titanfall. Bestbuy has been great, I bought this bundle at full price and I returned to ask for a refund now that they are on sale. They didn't blink an eye and put $50 back on my credit card! Love the deal and the bundle. However, please note that if you don't have a x-live account then you must buy a x-live card to play Titanfall. It may be a little steep since the cards are $60 for a year if you buy it in the store but worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great console with lots of potential...

    Posted
    SyberKill
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    First off, I was going to hold off on purchasing this until the inevitable price drop down the road. $500 is too much for a console these days. However, I couldn't pass on the Titanfall bundle when it went on sale. That being said, after playing the console, I would've definitely waited until a price drop and not have purchased it at the $500 price. I'm not saying it is a bad console, but there was nothing that really made me go "wow" yet. You get a bump in the graphics and some cool Kinect features, but it's basically a beefed up Xbox 360. If you use the TV stuff and have it act as your main media hub, then it gets some extra points there. I used my DirecTV through it for a little bit to try out, but I ended up disconnecting it due to some lack of features. You can't access your DVR and the voice commands are very inconsistent when trying to change channels and find programs. Also, trying to teach non-gamers in the household how to watch TV through it is not the easiest either. I know game installs are the new thing now and help speed things up, but it takes awhile to transfer from the game disc, and they take up a big chunk of hard drive space. The hard drive is pretty sizable, but just like the Xbox 360, you're going to need more space sooner than later, especially if you use the other hard drive space eating features, like saving game video and storing movies (and now they're pushing out massive size game updates, Dead Rising 3 had a 13GB update!). Being an Xbox 360 guy, I like the console overall, and I know it takes a year or so to really start showing off the potential of a console. Getting this over the PS4 was a no-brainer mainly due to carrying over my gamerscore (some people don't care about that, and if you don't, maybe consider the PS4, mainly for price). Currently the game selection is lacking, but once the heavy hitters start making sequels on next-gen, things should be all good. Bottom line: I say wait on a price drop for the console, but if you don't care about that and you are an Xbox guy, it's worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great system

    Posted
    MIKEYM
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I have been a console gamer all of my life and have owned both Playstation and Xbox brand consoles and loved them equally. Not wanting to dump a grand into purchasing both a XBOne and PS4 I chose to invest in the One due to exclusives. So far the console has met all my expectations with only a few minor hiccups. Based on about two months of use, I can say that the controller is the most comfortable Xbox controller to date. It doesnt feel bulky and based on the subtle changes like the tops of the analog sticks, clearly the controller was designed endure a bit more normal wear and tear than its predessessors. Titanfall is the first must-play game for any multiplayer enthusiasts this generation. It has very fluid gameplay and seemlessly integrates the transition between playing as a foot soldier and piloting the titans. It is very balanced and feels like a cross betwen halo and call of duty mechanics. Be warned though, there is no single player campaign. This is a multiplayer game ONLY. I have only a few gripes about the console. If buying this bundle, based on your internet speed, be prepared to wait roughly an hour after set up to play titanfall as it takes this long to download and install the included digital copy of the game. Also, simple tasks like playing a blu ray or a music cd are impossible until you download the apps to run them. I believe these are basic functions that should be available upon purchase and that is my biggest gripe. Overall I feel very happy with my purchase. The XBone definitely has hit a few stumbles up to this point but it is still an infant in this console cycle. It has plenty of room to grow and will exceed all of our expectations in the coming years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good Product in Theory - Bad Performance

    Posted
    Brian52682
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I waited until the Titanfall bundle came out to order due to it being the only real next-gen game that I wanted. I will say that when I first got the Xbox and set it up I was excited but the excitement quickly drove to frustration when none of the components worked the way they were designed to. First I hooked it up and it had to update which took forever due to some abysmal Xbox network performance. On speakeasy speed test I was getting 30 mbps down and 5 mbps up however on Xbox Live I was getting around 50 kbps if that so the initial updates and game install took much longer than expected. Next I played around with some of the applications and the ESPN app did not work, I could not connect to Xbox Live, and my 7 month old son was making noise and exited the Hulu app (I have no clue how this happened). I am very familiar with network settings and configuration and I assure you that everything was set-up properly and the issues were not on my side as I tested multiple items and all of them had internet connectivity plus CERTAIN applications on the Xbox One worked while others decided not to. Now I know Xbox had some connectivity issues on 3/11/2014 so I tried again later at night when they were all resolved and the overall performance and network was just not on par with what I'd expect out of a Net-Gen system. My Xbox 360 and PS3 both have better online performance than I've seen with this Xbox One. I understand it's the first day of a major release and some performance issues are to be expected but this was a little much as I've dealt with Diablo 3 launch, Sim City Launch, and multiple Call of Duty launches and none were as bad as this. So I am not sure if it's the system as a whole or the timing around it but I would stay away until everything gets sorted out. And on a side note the Kinect voice recognition is just awful.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Released to early or too late

    Posted
    SmartMouse
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    There is really nothing special about the new Xbox One. Yes, picture quality is amazing, but since it is still putting out 1080p, like the 360, the only improvement is in the game design, but since games are available on both systems, 360 keeps its value. Xbox One is incomplete. There are sooooo many things that 360 can do that for some reason the One cannot do, like play music or video files. Currently, the One has zero playback capabilities from the USB drives. Also, you can't play 360 games on the One. Why not?? The voice control is neat but no where near as advanced as Siri or Google, and those are years old technologies, so if Microsoft can't even match the old tech, then the likelihood the voice recognition command feature will be improved in updates seems too much to hope for. I am born and raised in SoCal, as were both parents, so I doubt there is an accent issue. The hand control via kinect is very sketchy and sensitive, at times making it just unusable, same with the voice control. The TV control is really slow and thanks to a very faulty voice recognition software, channels will change when you don't want them to or to channels you don't want. Lastly, all the apps that have worked, however well as you rate them, on 360 do not exist on the One. All the games you have purchased with your Gold account will not transfer. HBO, Sho, Starz, at time of review, apps do not exist on new system. So for the lack of key features and functionality, I would say the device was released before it was complete (a normal Microsoft problem) and for the features that do exist being less impressive than competitors years-old technologies, I would say the device seems released years late. I am hoping updates start coming in quickly an improve all the features, otherwise, I wasted $600.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around entertainment maxhine

    Posted
    Humanity
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    As with any new console, the games and the technical prowess always take a couple of years to really start hitting their stride. We haven't even come close to seeing what this console I capable of yet. Don't believe me? Go see what Call of Duty 3 looked like on the 360 and PS3. Also, there aren't many games available yet, but that will also change in a couple of years. Right now, it's more expensive for the game developers to make games on this console, so most of them can't afford to churn out 5 games per year just yet. Now for the good stuff. The console can hook up to your cable/satellite set top box. You can control almost everything with the Xbox, except for DVR controls (you'll still need to use your DVR remote to do this). What's a nice bonus with this is that you can watch TV and play games at the same time. The Kinect may not be something you'll use to play games, but just the ability to bark out commands without having to navigate menus is such a great feature, one that many are going to miss out on with the Kinect-less Xbox One coming out later this month. Apps, movies, music, and even games are all available for download through Xbox Live. Apps like Watch ESPN, MLB TV, and Twitch are all here, along with your usual like Netflix, Hulu, and many others. The games available right now are anywhere from average to great games. Titanfall is definitely one of the best if you like to play competitive online shooters. The graphics in this game are some of the best on the console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great game! Sad system...

    Posted
    Eric
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    It is only fair to begin by saying I am not an average customer. I am a part of the gaming "hardcore" crowd. I am also a professional programmer and have built three games myself. I buy all consoles every generation and have competed at the professional level. With that being said, Titanfall is an absolutely amazing game. It offers an incredibly balanced game play model. It is a perfect blend of Call of Duty gunplay and Halo style vehicles. It is a refreshing new IP if you are sick of the constant barrage of sequels (Call of Duty 11, Halo 8, etc.). It is a must play for shooter fans on Xbox One, 360, or PC. I love my 360, PS3, and PS4. But the Xbox One does not impress. The interface is a clunky, buggy, Windows 8 (metro) mess. Microsoft is not known for making great interfaces, but this one is terrible in my opinion. The system has some audio issues here and there and freezes occasionally. It feels like a slight upgrade to a 360, not a next-gen console. I would suggest enjoying your 360 a while longer and move to the One when more games are available, the price is dropped to the $300 point, and the bugs are worked out. Xbox "One" is meant to be an impressive, all-in-one hub for your living room. So why can't I listen to music while I play games with my One? The 360 and PS4 have this feature and I love it. The One feels like a step back in many ways. Buy Titanfall for 360 or PC if you are a shooter fan, you will not be disappointed. I cannot say the same about the "One" .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not great, yet

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    XxsayheykidxX
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    This system is not much of an improvement from the xbox 360. However, if you are thinking about getting the Xbox one over the Ps4, I would strongly recommend getting it in a bundle. I was debating between the two and decided to go with the xbox one. The bad thing is you still need batteries for the controller!!! I have no idea why? We are in 2014!!! PS3 did not require the controller to have batteries. Also in order to watch netflix if you are a subscriber, you have to have xbox live gold membership. The Ps4 requires you only pay for online gaming. The kinect is nice but not necessary. Although with a bundle, I say why not get the system with the kinect. Honestly, I do use it regularly but if caring around from friends house to house ,the Xbox one is a bit large, not to mention the big power brick as well. I feel the Ps4 and Xbox one are about the same for now. I mainly got it because most people I know have it but I will be getting a Ps4 as well because I love baseball and the xbox one does not have MLB the show. :( bummer. Other than that I would love the Xbox one so much more. Can't wait for some more games though. The plus side is that it does read blu ray now!! I don't believe you can go wrong with either or system but if you don't have the money I would wait I got it because with madden and other releases only coming out on new gen platforms I wanted to be able to use a little spare timing playing video games. And i was done buying games for the old gens. Enjoy!!! Can't wait to see what the new gen beings!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than ever, but not what I was hoping for

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    m8trx23
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    I had an xbox 360 and played a ton of different games, but now that i bought an xbox one I guess being an early adopter has its drawbacks. I bought the Titanfall bundle and it's great that I get a $60 game thrown in on a $500+ purchase (pretty much why I decided to buy)..because I think every system sold should at least come with 1 game, but I am not thrilled with the game overall. For a 1st person shooter it is pretty cool, but their is barely any story /single player mode, so really the game seems the same every time you play random kill everything battles over and over and over. Also I think all these systems (not just xbox) should come with 2 controllers standard as they used to so you can play friends and family in games and not have to shell out more $ just to play against someone. Kinect and voice controls work well, but the oneguide doesn't mimic my cable box guide...it says I can choose to tune to a channel, but it doesn't access guide data and show me what's on at that time ?? (maybe I don't know how to do that yet?). Overall I'm glad I got a good deal one the system and I hope it gets better, but hold off until it drops in price or more games come out for it...and Microsoft I hope your listening...B

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    XB1 is good, but needs to improve

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    Paddy

    I'm very happy with my XB1, but let's face it, it's still in the infancy stage of what it's capable of. I decided it was time to upgrade because I still have an original 360 that predated the hdmi ports, so I still had all of the red, white, yellow, green, blue cords I had to attach lol (I can't believe the thing still works after all this time knowing so many people had to buy multiple consoles). I love gaming, but I also love maximizing its use, so I'm a fan of the added Kinect and TV features (only complaint is that I still have to turn the actual TV on, but maybe I set it up wrong). The games that are out aren't great, but there are enough to play that it's worth it for me. I also know some solid games are coming soon as well. I also love the new controller. It's very similar to the 360 controller, but is new enough to be enjoyable. This product still seems unfinished though. I'm waiting for the full benefits of the cloud that was hyped up and I still feel like the graphics have a lot of room to grow. I'm also hopeful Microsoft can get more apps moved over based on them trying to become more universal across all products. There are so many things Microsoft can do with this system to make it much better. Hopefully they start making some of these improvements soon and don't wait until it's mid cycle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth it at the current price point

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    Hernandez
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    Over the last few weeks I have had to exchange my XBox One Console for a Titanfall Xbox One Bundle Console and then get that price matched to the new lower price at Best Buy. At this new price point the XBox One is $50 more than the PS4 but comes with the Kinect 2.0 and Titanfall. The X-Box One itself works beautifully once you get your system update and game installs completed (WARNING: this may take a while). The games (I have Dead Rising 3, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Lego Marvel Superheroes to go with Titanfall) look beautiful and the controller fits wonderfully in your hand. The X-Box One currently has an ok selection of apps (Netflix, Hulu Plus and Youtube are all here) with what I hope is more to come. Side note: If you have become accustomed to streaming videos to your PS3 or XBox 360, it's not happening here (yet). Titanfall itself is a fun romp even if you are not great at first person shooters. Nothing is more fun than pulling off a rodeo on an unsuspecting Titan. My only gripes are at times the Kinect can't seem to hear me over the tv, the syntax of certain commands don't always make sense (you can say "X-Box On" to turn on, but have to say "X-Box turn off" to turn off), and I wish there were more commands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not just a gamingsystem but so much more

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    Memnoch
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    Xbox One lets you quickly jump from TV to a movie to a game. And then snap them side by side to do two things simultaneously. Music and games. Skype voice calls and live sports. Snap Upload next to the game you are playing to watch clips related to that game. Everyone can have their own personalized Home screen, for instant access to their favorite games and entertainment. Plus, sign into Xbox Live on any Xbox One, and your Home screen, digital games, content, profile and saves come to you. You can even record and share your moments of glory, or live broadcast your gameplay with Twitch. Voice and Face recognition with the Kinect was so much better then I thought it would be. A vast improvement from the 360 Kinect. Some games such as Ryse have implemented this into there games even. And I am very impressed with how well the kinect voice worked. At first I tried to put it up where my 360 kinect used to be way up on the wall, becouse if I didn't it couldn't tell what I was doing. I have the Xbox one sitting right in front of my Tv and it sees me just fine. It filters out the sound of the game and doesn't have any problem with hearing me. I was very impressed with it. I can only see the Xbox One getting better and better with all the plans for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A solid system. Worth the upgrade.

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    ThatDarnBear
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    All in all a solid system. I really like the user interface, though it can take some getting used to. I like that you can have multiple apps running simultaneously. This particularly useful when waiting in a game lobby, allowing you to do other things, like Skype or watch Netflix. The graphics are gorgeous. I only have a few games so far, but I love the way they look. If you can get the Titanfall bundle, do so. Free game is free, and all. The controller has a good feel to it; very similar to the 360 controller. The headset that comes with it is a decent entry level headset; noting special, but it serves its purpose. Much like the other systems, and previous generations the peripherals can get expensive: charge and play kits, charging stands, extra controllers, the need for an adapter if you purchase a stereo headset, etc.. I know it's a new system, but I'm surprised by some of the apps it does not have (at the time of writing) like HBO Go. I'm sure the number of apps will increase as time goes on...hardly a deal breaker. So, good system. Set up was easy. I don't know as I'll ever use the Kinect for for gaming, but it has a nice functionality to it. If you have no need for it, buy the $400 Xbone w/o the Kinect.

    I would recommend this to a friend