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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Big improvement over 360, still some bugs though

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    DaveP
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    Background/reason for buying: When I saw that I could trade in my 250GB Xbox 360 Slim for $100 and $50 toward an Xbox One, I just had to do it. Friends were upgrading (usually buying outright, hanging onto their older 360s, or just hanging onto their 360s because there were a couple of games that they wanted to keep playing and didn't think that whatever was offered to them for a trade-in value wasn't worth it) and I figured it was time to upgrade mine as well. I usually only play a couple of games - NHL from EA and Call of Duty - but since I had grown tired of CoD and EA decided to exclude EASHL (online multiplayer) from the Xbox One version of the game, I had to pick up something else. I had friends that bought Assassin's Creed, so I picked up this bundle, as it seemed like the best deal. I also heard great things about the Kinect sensor and wanted to check it out. Review of console: Graphics are great. Period. I like being able to run my satellite TV box through my Xbox, and I set it up to automatically turn on my TV and satellite set top box, and change to TV mode when I turn my Xbox on. My gf didn't particularly care for needing to turn the Xbox on to watch TV until I got those settings figured out. I think she still thinks it's a little silly to have to say "Xbox on" to get it all to fire up, but that's easier than turning the TV/satellite box on with one remote and turning the Xbox on with a controller. She's not a gamer, but she's slowly learning the new interface... speaking of which... The interface: It's an Xbox/Windows 8 combination of live tiles and sorted sections of tiles. Very similar to the menus from the Xbox 360, with a little bit of styling and the "pinning" that you might be familiar with from Windows. Fairly simple to work and figure out, but it helps a lot to know the system beforehand. I've noticed a little bit of lag here and there, but nothing debilitating, just a couple of small things. Xbox Live: I've had quite a few problems recently with logging on and getting some games to work properly. I know that some of the recent problems are due to DDoS attacks on the Xbox Live servers, so I'm trying not to take that into account. One of my biggest issues has been Online Mode on Grand Theft Auto V - I've been booted a few times and I've noticed that there's no true "exit" from the game, as it tries to keep you right where you are, so that when you come back it doesn't make you load everything all over again. I've done the "Leave Online GTA", which stops me from getting kicked for inactivity, but that kicks me back to the single player storyline, which I have to pause, and then go back to the dashboard. If I don't change games or open an app, and just switch back to watching TV, when I do go back to playing GTA, it often gives me a hard time when I try to go back to Online GTA, and start parties with my friends, etc. Like I said, there are still a few bugs that need to be worked out. Assassin's Creed seems to work very well for me, though, both online and single player, with a couple of small party/join/graphics glitches during transitions, etc. Recording game clips is a great feature on the Xbox One. You can double-tap the Xbox button on a controller and then hit X to record the last 30 seconds of play, or just say "Xbox Record That" if you have a Kinect, and it will record. I haven't played around with it too much, but it is fun to be able to record previous events with such ease. You can also, I believe, start and end the recording whenever you want, if you know you want to record something that you're about to do. Kinect sensor: Kinect is probably not something that everyone will need, but it has been a very neat feature. I was suckered into buying a Kinect for my 360, which I can't even trade in right now because no one wants it. That won't be the case for the new Kinect. This version is very responsive, very accurate, works fine in a smaller space, and it is responsive to voice commands and gestures. I haven't used it for Skype or anything yet, but as far as navigating with gestures, turning the Xbox on and off, and recording game clips, it has worked great so far. For the extra $100, I'm glad that I got it. Assassin's Creed - I played the single player of Black Flag for a while and sort of enjoyed it. Then I realized that my friends were playing Unity, so I switched to that and played that both in single player and online. Other than some of the glitching and all of the controls being new to me, it has been a positive experience so far. Both games have outstanding graphics, and they're fun to play. Seems like you could get dragged into them for long periods of time very easily... Controller: I thought that this would be a huge step up from the 360, but it's been pretty lackluster. Some small ergonomic changes, but nothing too impressive. You can get wireless, powered headsets now (I got a Turtle Beach XO ONE headset that I'll do a review on later) that plug directly into the controller with what appears to be a proprietary connector, instead of the previous stereo connection that required separate USB connection (Turtle Beach X12) for power and composite cable for better sound. This means that if you have an old headset, you'll either need the stereo adapter (Microsoft makes one) to use your old headset, or you'll need to buy a new headset that is compatible with the Xbox One. From my experience, it looks like the new Turtle Beach headsets just come with the stereo adapter. It's a little bulky, but it does work. Hopefully that's a thorough, but not too crazy, review of this entire setup. I'm a little disappointed with game selection (really wish EA had made EASHL work for Xbox One), but everything else seems to work alright. If the glitches get worked out of GTA, I'll be thrilled. The quality of the console itself is great, the aesthetics are nice, and the Kinect sensor works as advertised. I did have a small quality issue with the power brick.... when I peeled the protective coating off, it left a splotchy pattern on that gloss plastic. Not a big deal, I guess, as it's always hidden behind the TV, but it just bothered me that they did so many things right, and then something stupid like that happens as you're setting up the console for the first time. Anyway, can't wait for more games to come out for this. Definitely time for me to get a 2-year Gamers Club Unlocked subscription at the current $30 price. I'll make that back by buying 3 games in the next 2 years, then get ahead with that and redeeming points for gift certificates.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Bang For The Buck.

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    Fury
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    With the holiday's upon us, Microsoft has launched an aggressive move to increase sales while offering the best deal of the year thus far. Dropping the price by $50.00 between Nov 2nd, 2014 through January 3rd, 2014 on four of their console bundles (Assassin's Creed: Unity, Assassin's Creed: Unity W/ Kinect, COD: Modern Warfare and Sunset Overdrive#, there is little reason to continue to hold out. Although I went with the Kinect version of the Assassin's Creed bundle, mainly due to the fact that I would eventually get a Kinect regardless, all of the offered bundles are great. The way I figure it, by having the consoles priced as they are, you are essentially paying retail price for the two games #Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag $49.99 & Assassin's Creed: Unity $59.99# while only paying $240.01 for the console #or $340.01 if you count Kinect#. Sunset Overdrive amounts to $59.99 for game and $290.00 for the console; while the COD edition is similar at $59.99 for the game and $100.00 for an extra 500GB of storage #Approx. 862GB of the 1TB is really accessible# and $290 for the console. Not that great seeing as how Amazon.com has 1TB external drives available for $80.00. If you are looking at the best deal, the Assassin's Creed: Unity bundle rises to the top. That said however, all of the holiday bundles are worth getting and those who are still on the fence can't go wrong. The COD: Modern Warfare bundle looks awesome and has bonus sound effects when powering on and off, but unless you are a true COD fan or desperately want the 1TB #800+GB) hard drive... you really are just paying for the glamor. No matter what bundle one may settle on, rest assured - it is a good deal! The hardest thing is merely deciding on which one to get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    High quality and feature-rich update over Xbox 360

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    JDG00
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    Pros: * Good quality, 3D capable BluRay drive built-in (requires free download from Live store to play BluRay or DVD discs) * Console looks more professional in home theater environment than the oddly shaped 360. * Instant On for standby power control so console turns on much quicker. * Kinect is much improved over 360 versions, with better visual recognition and voice support. * Slight refinements to controller for better thumb positioning. Much lighter. (And still much more natural than a Playstation controller.) * TV input via HDMI to allow game and TV viewing at same time. Also support games and browser viewing simultaneously. Cons: * Not backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games * 720p resolution for most games as opposed to full HD 1080p * Required update upon initial setup is very large (almost 900 MB) * Console should not be stood on end like 360. It physically can, but doing so blocks a fan and the unit will overheat. If Microsoft didn't want it stood on end they should have designed it so it couldn't with a different bezel, or a curved or slanted shape on ends. * Assassin's Creed Unity is very slow starting compared to Black Flag. A couple of hours in now and it hasn't captured my excitement in the same way yet. * Unity is also rather buggy. Facial graphics flicker too often; hand placement during climbs sometimes appear to grab thin air; too many times your climbing gets stuck where you can't move up, down, left, or right without changing camera angle. Note that the included games, Unity, Black Flag, and Dance Central Spotlight are not physical discs but download codes. You'll need a Live account to download. (Comes with two 14 day subscription cards if needed.) Black Flag is 1.5 GB and Unity is nearly 5 GB so it takes some time to download and install these games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great so far! Will get better over time!

    Posted
    JohnJacobs
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    Loved the 360, from xbox live to the games it was great. Waited a year for some good games to come out before picking this up. Pros: -Great set of features -Xbox live is great -Controller is good -Blu ray player -Apps are good -Snap, multitasking is great! Cons: -Console is big, also huge separate power brick. -Guide button on controller is a lot higher than 360, takes getting used to. -UI needs works, hard to find things, has learning curve, a little messy. -Not many good games on it yet. I'm sure that will change though. -Needs more apps (Waiting for spotify + more streaming apps) -Quick start feature is buggy, console starts and signs in very fast but then It freezes when loading the game, I guess its trying to bring the game back to the point where I left off, ends up taking longer than a cold start. -Internet explorer is terrible on xbox one. Trying to watch a flash video and an annoying message pop up came up from the website. It was one of those fake antivirus websites and upon clicking ok it keeps popping up, this isnt the xboxs fault but then it was unusable due to the terrible features of internet explorer app. I couldnt close that tab since the message takes control of the app and continues to open up again and again. No way to close the tab, clear history, quit and restart just brings the page backup so the message from the webpage continues to popup, making internet explorer unusable. Cleared console cache, still opened the page upon restart of the console. Thought I could never use the app again (cant delete the app, its built into the OS, unlike every other app including the blu ray player). Had to turn on parental controls so when I open Internet explorer it blocks the page from loading, then I was able to close that tab with that webpage and clear the history (cant do this outside the app). Huge annoying bug, needs some feature to prevent web pages from continuously showing messages that take over the whole browser. Didnt know what I expected, it is internet explorer. Probably can be fixed with an update. Overall, I really like the Xbox One and will probably like it even more when some better games come out. As well as more updates to fix things and improve features and the UI, hoping some windows apps will be made available for it as well as some more streaming apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Advertised

    Posted
    dirwin517
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    Most people, either love or hate the xbox, some because their fan boys, I have to say this new xbox is GREAT, and for the following reasons "Magic Sign-on" - kinect logs you in by your face, detects the controller your handling via IR and signs you in to that controller "8 Controller Support" - while I haven't actually used this, I was curious and kind of bummed by the fact the ring around the controller disappeared, I like the fact that modern consoles are finally expanding so in those cases where you have more people it can handle it, it may also have to do with the sign in magic "Kinect Voice Recognition" - Superior over the Xbox360, also works with ALL your apps, using "Xbox Select" command which turns UI elements into commands, which can be a little goofy, but great if you just want to watch netflix and don't feel like finding the remote, just a note "Xbox turn off" then a Pause "Yes" turns it off, its not as easy as people made it out to be, which is good, also turns on to your voice "Integration with TV/Receiver" - the kinect/xbox know how to talk to your other equipment and can turn it on or off automatically, I was surprised by the fact that it had the IR code for my Projector, which I can't find anywhere on the dark deep corners of the Internet, admitable it doesn't appear to let you tell your Receiver to change to a certain channel automatically, changing to "Game" would be a game changer! "Bundle" - the bundles are now 50$ and come with 1-2 Games, its basicly 100-150$ off the old price, though it does take up some hard disk space, as they are downloaded and no Disk, but thats why its 500gb, with USB expandability "Xbox Live - Guest" - as long as one Person on the console has Live everyone else does, no more logging in as Guest, to play Halo online "Snap/HomeScreen" - Snap lets you have other "Apps" on the side while you play a game or watch Netflix, or do both! The Home button now takes you to the dashboard except your game is still there uninterrupted letting you change settings or change apps without losing your game (even after shutting down) Overall 5 Stars, sure it has some hiccups, but its better than anything else right now, unless you really want a PS4 Exclusive title, or Wii-U, alternatively you could just get both, by shelling out twice as much!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great system, lacking a few things, though.

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    dperk
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    Constant improvements are making this system better time after time. I struggled a lot to get a good connection when playing GTA V, but that is probably a problem with Rockstar servers, which seems to be working much better lately. There are a few small things that bother me - Kinect doesn't work great if there's a ton of background noise, but it does work very well when the background is relatively quiet. Easy setup, but when I peeled the protective plastic from my power brick, it left a nasty residue on it. Good thing it's not something that gets seen very often. I'm a little afraid to remove the HDMI sticker on the front of the unit for that very reason. I ran the HDMI from my satellite through this (there's an in and out port, so that you can control it with the Xbox) and set it to automatically turn on my TV and satellite box when the Xbox powers up. This can be done via Kinect by saying "Xbox On" or by touching the Xbox logo on the front of the box. Took my girlfriend some getting used to (she's not a gamer), but she's able to use a controller to navigate menus to get to Netflix, or she just uses the voice commands through the Kinect to do what she needs - "Xbox go to Netflix" "Xbox pause" "Xbox play" "Xbox watch TV", etc. Great voice commands, my aftermarket Nyko batteries and charging stand work fairly well, though the batteries seem to die out pretty quickly, and it's nice that you can update the firmware on the controllers now. The beta program gives monthly downloads for new features, including an update that now makes my controllers sync to the console WAY faster. Controllers have a new connector for the headphones, though... which bothers me a bit. I liked my Turtle Beach X12s, but I ended up buying a new set of Turtle Beach's that came with the adapter. I could have gotten away from buying the stereo adapter alone, and made my X12s work, but the new headset I got works just fine. I do wish that it had a longer cable, though. It's "wireless", except for the stereo cable that plugs into the adapter on the controller. New connector on the controller was a little disappointing, though. Assassin's Creed is a pretty good game, but I got bored with it very quickly as soon as I got GTA.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best deal around

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    iDenizen
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    If you were able to catch this deal over the holiday shopping, it couldn't be beat. A discount of $70 with an extra controller bundled in for free, on top of the two additional games? Pretty spectacular deal. As for the Xbox One, I really do prefer it over the Sony consoles. Not that Sony's are bad, it's just my preference. Try them both, and make your own decision. As for why I like the Xbox - Live is definitely the best online platform across any gaming system. You could say Steam is starting to catch up, but then you're investing hundreds of $$ more than a console for a decent gaming system (with constant hardware, firmware, and drive updates required). I really like some of the things Microsoft is doing with Azure, related to gaming, like the Drivatar system that Forza implements. I really like how Microsoft tends to be much more open with their products than Sony, the later which tends to keep everything proprietary and make the consumer buy everything Sony branded to participate. The external HDD support on the Xbox is really a much nicer implementation than the PS4 internal, which can be swapped. Some games do run slightly higher frame rates on the PS4, and I have really keen eyes for this kind of thing and have been able to see some slight side by side differences between the two consoles with them running side by side on 40"+ TVs. But, by and large, the differences don't make much difference, and the Xbox has a lot more going for it than the PS4. I really like being able to turn on, turn off, pause, play, turn up my volume, change channels, and many other things by voice command (don't have to worry about keeping a remote around, found, or the xbox controller on draining batteries). All in all, this was my 2nd Xbox One, and I am not even considering any other console at the moment. This one was for the kids (bundled games for me!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kinect is worth it

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    PoliGreg
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    First, my experience in the store: I stood in the store with an associate, who patiently assisted me for what seemed like an hour as he showed me the various bundles, talked about PS4, 360, special editions, accessories, etc. I initially wanted the Sunset Overdrive bundle as that game seemed more interesting to me than the Assassin's creed two-pack (I already have AC Black Flag for 360), but that particular bundle was not in stock so I was left choosing between the Call of Duty Advanced Warfare edition bundle, and the AC bundle with and without Kinect; $450 for AC w/kinect or for COD AW edition; or $350 for the AC w/o Kinect. After rationalizing, I realized that I had wished I had Kinect for 360 because Kinect Sports was so fun, and that I probably wouldn't spend $100-150 to get it in the future as was the case with the 360, so I went ahead and got the $450 Kinect bundle with Assassins creed. Regarding the COD Advanced Warfare edition, I believe that 1tb should be standard, and that $100 was too much for 500gb of memory given the low cost of external hard drives (xbox one can use any PC external hard drive via USB), and the looks of the console and controller didn't blow me away (a note on the controller: there are no colors on the buttons, but rather four, colored arrows in the small circle between the buttons, that may be an issue for some folks). Unboxing: this thing looks sweet, it was very quick and easy to get it out of the box, plugged into my tv, and downloading Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. The black xbox 360 was the top end, so I don't mind that it's the standard color for the xbox one, it looks really sharp. In addition to what comes in the box (I had forgotten they come with mono earsets), I bought a Turtle Beach XOFour headset, which I love.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Gaming Console

    Posted
    Zhabin
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    I purchased this bundle a few weeks ago, and I have been enjoying the Xbox One experience very much. Microsoft has put together a solid console in the One, and the fact that this bundle comes with two Assassins Creed games and a Dance Central game makes it even more worthwhile. The Kinect is a very fun piece of tech, especially for the kids - make sure you get the Kinect bundled with the system though, as the Kinect costs $150 by itself, but you essentially get it bundled with the console for only $100 more...so if you decide to get it later, you're paying $50 extra. If you have kids, get the Kinect! If you want to know my opinion on whether or not you should purchase a PS4 versus an Xbox One....well that's something that's always going to be boil down to personal preferences. Both systems essentially do the same kinds of things out the box. However, the Xbox One does come with an HDMI INPUT, so that you can feed a cable box into it and control your TV watching with your Xbox, either via the Xbox Controller, or the Kinect. I personally own both systems, and they both have their pros and cons. Currently, PS4 games have had a leg up as far as performance goes, with some games running at 1080p on the PS4, and something less than that on the Xbox One. So if you really care about that kind of thing, the PS4 has the leg up as far as certain third-party games go. However, if you're just looking for an awesome gaming and entertainment experience, you can't go wrong with either console, and I would recommend either one of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Traded PS3 for Xbox One

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    Qayden
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    I traded in my PS3 toward the Xbox one and my wife and I have been very pleased with the decision. It performs great running Destiny, Lego Marvel, and MCC. I've only fired up Assassin's Creed once but it looked and felt good too. We lose remotes like small children lose teeth, so I love that the Xbox can turn on and off our.TV and AVR as well as adjust the volume on the AVR. The Kinect voice controls are probably 85% accurate, but the scope of controls is fantastic. I figured it would only be able to do very basic things, but you can navigate almost any menu by voice. Set up is pretty easy. The camera works okay. For some reason the gestures don't work very well, but the voice controls are soo much easier that we don't even bother using anything else. When the camera sees you it will go ahead and sign you in. It makes you think that it can only identify you by your face, but I've bent over in front of the camera to pick up something (probably a remote) and it went ahead and logged me in by my rear end. Not sure if that is a good thing.. All in all they have done a great job with the Xbox. We went with the Xbox over the PS4 because they both play games fine, but the Xbox is better at everything else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great System

    Posted
    DefunK
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    I chose the XBOX One over the PS4 because I wanted an system that could do a little bit of everything. PS4 might have a little better graphics on multiplatform games, but the difference is hardly noticeable unless you're 2 inches from the screen. The Xbox One allows HDMI passthrough which allows your cable box and tv to be controlled by the XBOX: you can tell your kinect to change channel, volume level, or turn off tv and it will. Apps such as MLB, NBA, Skype work well with the XBOX and Kinect. Games take a while to install, but run smoothly once you are able to run them. Navigation of main pages takes some getting used to but is easy eventually.. The Snap feature is amazing! Being able to watch tv and play a game at the same time is very nice perk. Controller is an improvement over the 360s: feels more comfortable in the hand, DPAD is a huge improve and is a lot more accurate. The vibration is a lot more accurate and is direction focused. System has a big fan but runs very quietly. The mic that comes with the system is solid. System can stay on all day with no issues and when you do shut off and turn it back on, it can pick up right where you left off (even mid game). Definitely recommend this to someone who wants an all in one system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Decent console with major flaws

    Posted
    FairEnough
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    The Xbox One would be a solid four if not for profound flaws with the Xbox Live service. Microsoft has taken a grave step over the line in access control. Their paranoia over piracy has caused them to overstep their bounds with access control, and basement dwellers with internet access have seized the opportunity by taking advantage of how easy it is to perform a DDoS attack. This simply means that at any attackers whim, if you own this product you can be cut off from service. Any service except offline, disc based games. This wouldn't be so bad, if the year were 2001. In 2014 (soon to be 2015) this is a major issue. Want to watch YouTube? Too Bad. Want to play Geometry Wars? Nope. Want to play anything online? Nada. If Microsoft were to only check once per quarter per account I'd add another star. If they only checked once per account and flag it as good to go whether their service was online or not, I'd add two. I don't think the console deserves five stars regardless because they chose inferior hardware and still managed to engineer a system that generates higher heat levels than their competition. The console does some great things especially with the entertainment apps, but given the current state of the console, customer service at Microsoft and the state the live service is in I can't give this more than two stars.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Games are not Hard Copy. 720p max graphic capabil.

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    KettyT
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    Ordered this online to be delivered to home. Package arrived earlier than expected, which was perfect! Then upon opening, everything was in great working condition except for the controller where the analog stick was broken/loose. Where Best Buy was more than happy to assist in replacing. Therefore, that is one of the reasons that I deducted a star. The other reason is because, prior to purchasing, I had called Best Buy to confirm if the Assasins Creed included in the bundle were downloads only or if we receive a hard copy. The Best Buy representative confirmed with me that it was hard copies of the game, which was awesome so I continued with my purchase. Yet, upon the arrival of this product, to my dismay, only downloadable copies were in the box. I didn't follow-up as upon further investigation after I received the product, It does state they were downloadable copies. Therefore, it was the on the Best Buy representative giving me false information. And that was another reason for my deducted stars. Other than that, the system alone has been working great. Kinect is very responsive to verbal commands. No problem for me on that aspect. Another thing I hope in a future upgrade is it's correlation with TV's higher than 720p as this is the max capability for this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great, when it actually works

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    bossmanalex

    The XBox One has the potential to be the greatest all-in-one media device ever made. The gaming, the streaming of music and movies, voice commands, control of your television, all in one device. Unfortunately, it's also really buggy and has an absolutely terrible WiFi adapter which is prone to dropping packets like they are hot potatoes while doing ANYTHING. I understand the ideals of using hardware LAN for gaming, but simply logging into your Live account and streaming movies and music should not be this difficult. My Roku in the exact same spot can handle streaming over WiFi just fine, why can't my XBox One do it? It constantly has issues logging into my Live account, and Netflix, Live Movies and Live Music are all worthless because you can't keep a connection and are repeatedly kicked out whatever you are watching or listening to due to packet loss. It only works consistently over hard wire LAN, which shouldn't be the case considering my Roku has no issues over WiFi. So just a fair warning, do not expect this thing to work properly with your WiFi. The ideal setup, and way to make it truly live out its potential is to use hardware LAN. Unfortunately this is not ideal for many end users, something Microsoft just didn't take into account.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Next Gen Console (Kinect is Must Have)

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    ReviewMe
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    If you are thinking about getting a next gen console and cannot decide over XBOX One or PS4. Get the XBOX One (XO) Personally i feel like the Kinect Sensor is a must have. it makes things easier. I can say "Xbox On" and it will turn on plus turn on my tv and comcast box. i watch tv through my XO all of the time. I can say "Xbox pause" "Xbox mute" "Xbox volume up" etc etc. The voice commands are worth it alone. Plus you can also Skype and the camera tracks you as you move around the room. Also games like Battliefield you can command your squad to attack and do various things just by speaking. it is pretty awesome and i cant imagine my XO experience without it. Looking to the future with XO and Windows 10. You will be able to play cross platform games with your friends. That means i can play games on my XO against people or friends who are playing on a PC. Furthermore you can stream XO games to play on your PC if you are on the same network. (similar to PS4 streaming to VITA but better performance because it is a PC obviously) The user experience with the xbox and kinect is totally worth it. get the xbox one. get the kinect. it is worth the extra money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big Upgrade from the 360

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    ayecrispy
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    I recently purchased the Xbox One of the Thanksgiving Holiday. I'm extremely satisfied with the purchase. This bundle did come with 2 games, AC: Black Flag and AC: Unity. I have previously played Black Flag on the 360 so I haven't touched it on the Xbox One yet. Playing a little bit of Unity, the graphics look amazing. One of the things that is a pro and con is that any disc game you buy, the game will be installed on your HD. The pro is that your CD drive will barely be used but the con is that your HD will fill up quickly. Then you will either have to delete games or buy an external HD. If you are a current 360 owner, I would recommend upgrading if you can. You will see the difference in games. Take Madden 15 for example. The 360 version is practically Madden 25 with updated rosters. While Madden 15 on Xbox One is a completely different game. Games like Battlefield 4 on 360 you only have 24 players and Xbox One will have 64 players. One of the other things I love, is how quite the Xbox One is. My 360 was loud and everytime I tried to watch Netflix or play a game I would have to turn the volume way up. Now I did have the older White 360 without HDMI.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Console... But still lacking in certain areas

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    1945
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    The gaming Console overall is great I like the home screen and the ability to pin definitely an excellent improvement over the XBOX360 along with many other improvements, Although the XBOX360 is an excellent console as well as XBOXONE. I only gave it a three mainly because of the KINECT I bought this console for two reasons 1) For the upgrade to the 360 that I already own 2)The improvement that I was lead to believe that Microsoft made to the KINECT function, having said that though I like the time they took with the overall construction of the unit it definitely is more sturdier than it's predecessor. But after having this for a little of three weeks or so I can honestly say that I'm not impressed that much by the improvement to the KINECT functionality. I still think that they have a little work to do in that department and I thought that it being the NEXTGEN2 console that the tout it as that it would be a lot faster over 360 in processing and loading. I think that it still needs some improvement there as well. If they are going to charge us over $400.00 for these consoles they should do a better job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Master Chief and Cortana Approved This Purchase

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    GooberRaisinet
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    We waited a year for the price on the XBOX ONE to drop. Inclusion of the Kinect and a couple games just made it MuchoAwesomeo-er. We bought a few weeks prior to Christmas 2014. Microsoft wants the XB1 to be your central entertainment gizmo. This bad boy even plays BluRay discs. Bluray quality at 1080p on our 82 inch Mitsubishi DLP is mind-blowing and eye-bleed inducing. Quality of viewing Blurays via the XB1 is just as good as the dedicated Samsung Bluray player that we have been using for the last few years. The big "Gotcha" is that your XBOX 360 games and controllers are NOT compatible with the XB1. Sigh. That's OK, we will hang on to the old 360s until they croak off. Haven't had a chance to get into the Assassin's Creed games yet, so cannot comment on them. The XB1 for us was a must due to the Halo game series. We purchased the superduper edition of Halo and have begun playing ALL the Halos over again from Halo:CE in their proper order and fully remastered glory. The developers threw in a few game tweaks along with the beautification of the graphics in Halo;CE. ;)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely satisfied

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    Cjbeachluv
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    I did a lot of homework before purchasing this. My boys had asked for it for Christmas and I wasn't sure what the difference was between Xbox one, Xbox connect, Xbox 360 and PlayStation four. After reading up on all of them and reading reviews I decided to go with the Xbox one connect. I purchased it on Thanksgiving day so I got it on sale along with assassins creed and an extra remote. I knew I had gotten an awesome deal once my boys got it all set up and were getting ready to play a game. The additional functionality that the Xbox one can be used for blew me away. So when looking at the price I paid and everything I got for that I think this is one of the smartest purchases I've made in a long time. Not to mention my boys are ecstatic. Also a good note to add on is that my seven-year-old and 10-year-old son's Took it out of the box put everything together and went through the set up menus all by themselves. So setting this video game system up is very easy to do and easy to understand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    gets the job done

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    CoolDad
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    I hesitated buying the ONE for a long time. I saw the graphics of these next gen systems in stores and was not impressed to be honest. This is coming from a guy who doesn't game anymore, but grew up on Atari and remembers when the Nintendo was first released. Since I've seen so many changes over the years, it felt like it cost too much for subtle differences. But after some friends recommendations, and my children sustaining good grades, decided to treat them with one. Not particularly fond of the AC games but did like how it was bundled with an additional controller and Dance Central Spotlight. After a couple weeks started to see why people like it. Not going to get into the debate over PS4 vs ONE, but will say I do not regret my decision. The Kinect has improved and is extremely impressive. The ability to read in a dark lit room is pretty wild. That and the fact to have a console as a entertainment hub feels like it's a more inclusive device in the family...versus JUST a gaming console. To each his own but it works for our family.

    I would recommend this to a friend