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Tech Logic: The Xbox One – Will you be buying it?

 Xbox One Controller

Tech Logic presents:

The Xbox One

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced their new Xbox One console and some features it will include. Since then, they have announced that it will be available on November 22, 2013. Sony also announced that they will be releasing a Play Station 4 console.

The price of the Xbox One is noticeably higher than the upcoming Play Station 4 system, something the critics, and Sony, have been picking at. The console will cost $499 before tax, and is in the pre-ordering stage at the moment. The price may be worth it though, because with the system you will receive an HDMI cable, headset, controller, console, and Kinect Sensor – everything you need to start the experience.

Some of the benefits of the new console include:

  • A New Controller Design
  • Adaptive AI and Gaming – Adds new challenges as you play a game over time (intelligent)
  • Background System Updates – continue playing while your system updates
  • Exclusive Games – Halo, Titanfall, Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5, & Sunset Overdrive
  • Multitasking – You can watch tv while you’re in matchmaking
  • Improved Game Matchmaking
  • Cloud-Hosted Games
  • Game DVR – For recording epic battles and races
  • Community Challenges
  • Separated Home Screen – Each member of your family can have a personalized home screen ready to access
  • Voice Activation – You can turn on your console and TV with the sound of your voice

Microsoft also recognized the backlash on their policy of requiring internet and daily log-ins to use the Xbox One console.

Microsoft “will not require an internet connection to play offline games or need to check in every 24 hours; instead, internet will only be required when initially setting up the console. ‘After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again,’ Microsoft wrote. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.'” – Andrew Goldfarb from IGN.com

Microsoft has worked hard to bring people back to the new console and it’s redefined features. The question is, has Microsoft restored YOUR faith in their new gaming system? And will you be buying the new Xbox One console? Answer in the poll below!

Xbox One Console

Image & Source Information: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/get-the-facts

Quotes: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/19/microsoft-reversing-xbox-one-internet-used-game-policies

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About Samantha Meyer

Graphic Design Student at Schreiner University Major: BFA Communication Design

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