Xbox One - Your Ultimate Guide

Xbox One - Your Ultimate Guide

Written Monday, July 29, 2013 By Lee Bradley
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This is your ultimate, comprehensive guide to the Xbox One. Free from misinformation and rumours, what you see below strips away the chatter and concentrates only on the facts. It’s everything you need to know in one place.

Our guide contains no reference to Microsoft’s old policies, nor to Xbox One features that are rumoured to be announced in the future. Instead, the information below represents only the very latest, most accurate details confirmed by Microsoft itself. 

As a result of this, our comprehensive guide to the Xbox One is constantly evolving. As we learn more and as Microsoft clarifies its plans for the next generation console, this document will reflect those changes. You simply don’t need to go anywhere else.


When is the Xbox One out?

November 22, 2013 in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA. Xbox One will launch in other global markets in 2014.

How much does the Xbox One cost?

The price Microsoft has set is $499 in North America, €499 Euros in Europe and £429 in the UK. Individual retailers may offer different prices.

What are the Xbox One specs?
  • 8 Core x86 AMD CPU
  • 8 GB System Memory
  • 500 GB HDD
  • Blu-ray Drive
  • 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi direct
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • HDMI in/Out (1080p, 4K support)
  • Optical out
  • 2 x USB 3.0
What comes with a standard Xbox One?
  • Xbox One console with 500GB Hard Drive
  • Blu-ray Player
  • Kinect Sensor
  • Controller
  • HDMI Cable
  • Chat Headset
What does the Xbox One look like?

Designed according to the same aspect ratio as a widescreen TV (16:9) and built to reflect the Metro-style user interface used on the console, the Xbox One features both matte and glass finish sections. It’s black, or more specifically, "liquid black" and it cannot stand up vertically like the Xbox 360. The Xbox logo glows white when the console is on.

Microsoft says: “The design language is visible in Xbox One’s hardware. The console is evenly divided between the matte and gloss – the front in particular clearly reflects this symmetry – and the top brings together two even rectangles, where the vent panel’s edge detail matches the appearance of a selected tile in the user interface. 

Video: Xbox One and Design - Perspective from the Xbox One Design Team

What does the Xbox One controller look like?

Cosmetically similar in design of the Xbox 360 controller, the Xbox One pad features a number of improvements relating to feedback - with rumble capable of spreading from the centre of the controller all the way out to the trigger buttons - as well as a tweaked directional pad, a flush battery pack and a tightened button layout.

Microsoft says: “Even the wireless controller uses liquid black to enhance visibility. The traditional A, B, X and Y buttons were re-designed so that the colored letters now float on a sea of rich, liquid black, a triple-shot of injected resin, clearly defining their placement on the controller. The dimensions are refined to the closest tenth of a millimeter to ensure the best fit and comfort in gamers’ hands.”

Article: Xbox One's Controller Torn Apart - All the New Stuff Revealed

What capabilities does the new Kinect have?

Significantly upgraded, the Xbox One’s Kinect sensor features a 1080p camera with a wide-angle lens and can process 2 gigabits of data per second, all of which will be used to more accurately track movement.

Among Microsoft’s claims are that the new Kinect can track up to six skeletons at once and sense your heart rate. It can also power up the Xbox One from sleep mode using voice commands. The Xbox One will not work without a Kinect unit attached.

Article and Videos: The Eyes, Ears and Brain of the All New Kinect

How much do Xbox One games cost?

Microsoft has priced first-party Xbox One games at $59.99 in North America and £49.99 in the UK, which is the same price as Xbox 360 games. Third-party developers are expected to follow suit. Again, retailers may offer different prices.

What are the Xbox One launch games?
What are the Xbox One launch window games?

Launch window games are those games due to be released before March 2014.

What official Xbox One accessories are available?
  • Xbox One Wireless Controller

"Experience the action like never before with the Xbox One Wireless Controller. New Impulse Triggers deliver fingertip vibration feedback, so you can feel every jolt and crash in high definition. Redesigned thumbsticks and an all new D-pad provide greater precision. And the entire controller fits more comfortably in your hands. With over 40 innovations, it’s simply the best controller Xbox has ever made."

  • Xbox One Chat Headset

"Keep your in-game communications crisp with the Xbox One Chat Headset. Hear friends and foes in crystal-clear digital wideband audio. The Chat Headset is designed for comfort during long gaming sessions. Plus, you can adjust the mute and volume settings without taking your hands off the controller."

  • Xbox One Play & Charge Kit

Keep the action going with the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit. Recharge while you play or afterwards, even when your Xbox is in standby. The long-lasting rechargeable battery fully charges in under 4 hours. Say goodbye to disposable batteries and having to swap them out in the middle of a game.

  • Xbox One Wireless Controller and Play & Charge Kit

Pick up a Xbox One Wireless Controller and Play & Charge Kit in one convenient bundle.

What is the Xbox One Day One edition?

The Xbox One Day One edition is a limited edition version of the console, available to pre-order at selected retailers. It comes in special packaging with the following contents, at the same price as the standard edition:

  • Xbox One system with 500GB hard drive
  • Blu-ray player
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • A Kinect sensor
  • One branded Xbox One Wireless Controller 
  • Free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members
  • Commemorative Day One Achievement
  • Xbox One Chat Headset

What are Day One Edition games?

Day One Edition games are Xbox One exclusives available via pre-order at participating retailers. They come with special box art and bonus in-game content, at no extra cost.

  • Dead Rising 3

“Exclusive Frank West and Chuck Greene Tribute Packs with bonus attributes.”

  • Forza Motorsport 5

“Access to three cars tuned to the top of their class.”

  • Ryse: Son of Rome

“Exclusive multiplayer map and sword with bonus attributes.”

Is the Xbox One backwards compatible?

No. Neither your Xbox 360 game disks, nor your Xbox Live Arcade games will be playable on Xbox One, due to the console’s “different core architecture.”

Are Xbox One games region locked?

No. You can play games purchased anywhere in the world.

Can I share and rent games?

Yes. Disc-based games can be lent or borrowed in the same way as Xbox 360 games.

Can I download full Xbox One games via Xbox Live?

Yes. Digital versions of all games will be made available to download on the same day as the physical release. Xbox One will allow you to start playing games while they're downloading to the console's hard drive.

Article: Xbox One Enables You to Play Games While They Download

Do I need to install disc-based games on the Xbox One's hard drive?

Yes. Disc-based Xbox One games require a mandatory install. You can start playing games while they're downloading.

Article: Xbox One Enables You to Play Games While They Download

Will I need an internet connection for the Xbox One to work?
  • An internet connection is required to access a download during system set-up, which is needed in order to play offline disc-based games
  • Forza Motorsport 5 will require a one-time connection in order to access late game content
  • An internet connection will be necessary in order to play multiplayer games and access Xbox Live

Article: Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox One DRM Policies

How will Xbox One Achievements work?

Your existing Xbox 360 Gamertag, Achievements and Gamerscore will carry over to the Xbox One.

Achievements are now split into two types; Achievements and Challenges


  • Achievements can be added to and edited post-release by developers, independently from any DLC releases
  • Achievements will receive a monthly cap to limit the amount developers can release (the actual cap has not been revealed)
  • Many Achievements are associated with the Xbox One’s recording capabilities, allowing you to share footage of the moment you earned a specific Achievement
  • Achievements can unlock digital artwork, new maps, unlockable characters, and temporary stat boosts
  • Achievements will be tracked more completely on the dashboard, allowing you to see your progress towards an Achievement
  • Achievements will be featured in a dashboard feed, allowing you to watch what Achievements your friends gain
  • Achievement histories are displayed in a newly designed menu accessible through the dashboard


  • Challenges are Achievements that receive 0 Gamerscore
  • Challenges come in two flavours: time-based community challenges and non-timed individual challenges.
  • Challenges can span more than one game
  • Challenges can be unlocked by the community, so developers can reward players for things like cumulative kills

Article: Here's How the Xbox One Achievement System Works

Can I share video footage of Xbox One gameplay?

Yes. The Xbox One records and stores the last 5 minutes of gameplay, then allows you to share that footage in a variety of ways. Players can upload the footage as raw gameplay, or add titles, commentary and extra footage recorded using Kinect.

How does the Reputation system work on Xbox One?
  • The reputation system on Xbox One has been revised so that a user’s reputation now improves the longer they play online without offending anyone
  • Offending someone doesn’t just mean being reported, Microsoft also tracks blocks and mutes
  • There are three levels of reputation displayed clearly on a user’s Gamercard; Good Player, Needs Improvement and Avoid Me
  • Before a user reaches Avoid Me, they will receive numerous alerts
  • The new reputation system will also feed into the new Smart Match matchmaking system, keeping poorly behaved players away from everyone else

Article: Reputation explained

What is Smart Match?
  • Smart Match builds on the Xbox 360’s existing systems for improved matchmaking 
  • Smart Match allows users to make a specific game request and then go off and do other stuff while matches are found
  • Users can also request to “Match by DLC”, if they own a particular piece of downloadable content
  • SmartMatch will tell users how long they can expect to wait for find the match they’ve requested
  • With Xbox 360 games, game requests are peer-based, making your console the host for the duration of your session. With SmartMatch, game requests are cloud-based
  • SmartMatch pairs players on the basis of skill, language and reputation

Article: Smart Match explained

How does the Xbox One user interface work?
  • The Xbox One’s user interface has integrated Kinect functionality; it can be navigated using motion and voice controls
  • The Xbox One can multitask using the Snap feature, meaning that you can browse the net using Internet Explorer while watching a movie, or use Skype at the same time as watching TV, movies or playing games


User Comments

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Comment #1 by Unalive3
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 04:01:58 PM
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I'll be playing my 360 till the end of this year. No great launch games, all of this kinect rubbish, and that price has kept me from preordering. I want the Xbone, but not right now. On the plus side the revamped achievements/challenges looks exciting. I'll be missing one though-Day One.

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Comment #2 by DarqStalker
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 04:25:03 PM
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Only launch titles that interest me are Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed IV

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Comment #3 by StayonTarget
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 04:30:21 PM
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Excellent overview.

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Comment #4 by B0seiju
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 04:32:07 PM
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Isn't Remedies quantum break also a launch title, or is it releasing way later?

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Comment #5 by IEvil IMonkey
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 04:57:15 PM
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Kinect Sports Rivals WON'T have a day one edition as it's out in 2014 now!

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Comment #6 by IEvil IMonkey
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 04:58:30 PM
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@4 It will be out sometime in 2014.

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Comment #7 by High Lord Sigma
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 05:26:38 PM
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The reputation system seems mostly worthless on the 360; almost everybody who's played online for a significant amount of time has a high disapproval rating for some illogical reason (e.g. they're just flat better).

However, the One's proposed system seems a bit open to abuse to me. After all, if it is based on whether you "offend someone," that system seems unworkable because people online are offended and express faux outrage over nearly anything.

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Comment #8 by LeeBradley
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 05:58:18 PM
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Good point. It's still listed as a Day One Edition title at retailers, but it's not a launch title. So it's now gone.

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Comment #9 by M1 Punk
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 06:55:33 PM
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Xbox One: $500
XBL Gold: $60
Headset: $25
Plug & Play/Charger: $25
At least 2 games to play: $120

Adds up to $720 (should have been the name of the console btw)
This thing will cost a freaking fortune in order to have a decent experience. Not the mention having to spend another $60 for a second controller.

I'm still not a 100% sure on which one I'll be getting, gonna wait at least a month or two after they release. Then the issues of each console will be popping up.

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Comment #10 by I X I Shock I
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 07:02:02 PM
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Does anyone actually know how reputation works on the 360?

Great read though staff!

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Comment #11 by GRIM REAPER 25
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 10:32:01 PM
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cant wait got both consoles pre-ordered

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Comment #12 by TotalBlank
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 11:40:47 PM
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"The Xbox One will not work without a Kinect unit attached." Possibly the deal breaker or whether I should get the console or not. I don't want it, I'll never use it and I don't want it on or around my television or my stand period.

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Comment #13 by spike2055
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 03:07:08 AM
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@12 I feel the same way and with my current setup the kinect would be on the floor, my tv is mounted to the wall and my xbox sits on the floor

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Comment #14 by Cr4zyFr0ggg
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 03:09:16 AM
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Very nice overview! Neatly done!

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Comment #15 by IEvil IMonkey
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 06:08:39 AM
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@8 Thanks for removing Kinect Sports Rivals but you must have a wonky cursor as now Ryse reads as "Rivals and Ryse: Son of Rome" haha

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Comment #16 by DMichaels86
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 06:16:00 AM
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I'm having a very difficult time choosing which next gen to get. I don't really want to go to Sony (and pc has its own drawbacks) and I have been playing on a 360 since it was released. Does this make me a fanboy? Not sure. But the lack of exclusives, shady policies, and outrageous prices are standing between me and the X1

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Comment #17 by Deviss516
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 06:56:31 AM
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@16 People say the lack of exclusives at launch for Xbox but to be fair if you look at the launch line up for Sony it doesn't fair that well.

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Comment #18 by iBlaise
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 07:32:45 AM
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@9, Your math is off a bit, that would add up to $730.

OT: Thank you guys for creating this! I thought I knew everything to know about X1, but I in fact, learned something! (The fact that recording game footage can also be equipped with custom commentary.)

I can also spread this link and unleash the influence of Xbox One. >:)

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Comment #19 by Jardinho
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 10:15:54 AM
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The only people who use the current rating systems on XBL give negative ratings. The new rating system, as you said, will probably be the same unless we're forced to review players at the end of a game. But that would be annoying, and there'd be trolls even then.

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Comment #20 by Terrin
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 01:06:24 PM
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@16 I concure they have a few f2p titles that can be downloaded around launch but to me , dead rising 3 (I know they changed the look which a lot hate) and ryse seem far better then almost all ps4 launch line up and its not like I am gonna get rid of my 360 as I still have a ton of old games to wrap up

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Comment #21 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 03:43:32 PM
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Xbone has gone out of their way to make me buy PS first this time around. I have a plan to wait on Halo 5 LE console before buying and then only buy Xbone for exclusives, which some of them look rly good. No rush though, PS4 and X360 will provide for a long time=)

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Comment #22 by H1N1
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 06:28:22 PM
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Microsoft Store still shows Kinect Sports Rivals as a Day One edition.

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Comment #23 by BC32
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 09:46:51 PM
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So did swapping between games without a disc go away with the DRM?

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Comment #24 by Integrate Dan
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 12:51:21 AM
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Great overview of the Xbox One!

I don't think challenges are the best idea, but I'm glad achievements are remaining pretty much the same.

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Comment #25 by Mittens2317
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 03:46:20 AM
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Importation tax aside, no region lock could lead to a much cheaper experience down the line (especially for Aussies, they don't half get it rough!)

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Comment #26 by Sn1p1ng Joddo
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 05:11:41 AM
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Hey, awesome guide BUT it says "€499 Euros" which should be either "€499" or "499 Euros".

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Comment #27 by Sn1p1ng Joddo
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 05:12:53 AM
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You also have a W to much in "WWhat does the Xbox One look like?"

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Comment #28 by iBlaise
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 07:57:42 AM
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Hey, is this guide going to get regular updates? Like for example, to include the news about the headset adaptor?

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Comment #29 by Crumpet
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 08:32:36 AM
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They've released a more in-depth guide regarding the smart match too.

Also, you mention in the day one edition that it has built-in wifi, but don't mention it in the standard edition.

Aside from that - great. It's about time we had a no-nonsense factual guide.

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Comment #30 by Deadly Krueger
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 11:27:25 AM
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Awesome, now can you do one for the PS4 on the other site?

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Comment #31 by mosin360
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 07:17:07 PM
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Unless some miracle happens, I don't see myself getting a Xbox One until at least 2016.

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Comment #32 by Fractured ApeX
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 07:56:26 PM
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Day one consoles come with a headset regardless of whether the rumour of all consoles come with headsets is confirmed or not. All day one consoles come with one.

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Comment #33 by Oversig
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 08:39:12 PM
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Will it have blue-tooth like Sony finally?
The chat wire from the controller to your headset is freaking junk!!!

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Comment #34 by OoOo FoXx OoOoO
Friday, August 02, 2013 @ 05:06:10 AM
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Good guide man

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Comment #35 by Daniel55645
Saturday, August 03, 2013 @ 08:19:22 PM
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why does the play and charge kit have the old looking battery pack from the 360 when the pack shown on the controller looks a lot bigger

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Comment #36 by thenewpeter
Saturday, August 03, 2013 @ 10:01:07 PM
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Nice to see a guide, but good god is that recording feature a let down, 5 minuets, ha! 500Gb memory, but just 5 minuets of footage, i hope thats not it.
Microsoft dropped the ball with this console so badly, i wont be buying it for a while, they've just lost my trust. As it stands, it needs to be renamed to the Xbox 720, they've changed that much about the console, from what they called 'the future of gaming'.

It still doesn't make sense why you can't bring over downloaded games, hell, theres plenty of games that where 'ported' onto the xbox, that used 'different system architecture' but work perfectly fine. It's a poor excuse, they should be frank and just say they can't be assed.

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Comment #37 by Genius Mike
Sunday, August 04, 2013 @ 02:12:47 AM
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The Kinect being mandatory is the deal breaker for me. I got one for Christmas a few years ago and I still haven't been able to set it up. I simply don't have the space to use it. I use a wired connection for my Xbox and there isn't anywhere in my house where I can both have my Xbox be close enough to the router and have a high enough spot to put the Kinect so that it actually registers. Only spot where there is space to put it in the room I keep my Xbox in is about knee height.

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Comment #38 by Sk1ppy73
Sunday, August 04, 2013 @ 03:38:58 PM
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Very useful guide and clears up a few things for me.

Pre ordered day one edition and just waiting for a release date now?!

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Comment #39 by a44Special
Monday, August 05, 2013 @ 12:50:11 AM
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The fact that developers can add more achievements without DLC sounds great. Only thing that worries me is that they haven't addressed if Skype will be used for party chat from xbox one to xbox one or just from xbox one to 360. Skype has a limited number of people allowed in a group at once and will slow do your internet connection. Hopefully party chat will remain the same and Skype on the xbox one will stay free. Also for the couple of guys debating on what system to get Xbox one or PS4 I ask you what does Sony have left to offer. Another Killzone okay, another uncharted Maybe. They already lost big name exclusives like the Final fantasy series and one of the prize jewels of the metal gear series.

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Comment #40 by Kira067
Monday, August 05, 2013 @ 03:18:36 PM
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the Reputation system work is a joke "avoid me"

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Comment #41 by Angry Goku
Wednesday, August 07, 2013 @ 07:06:31 AM
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cant wait so excited but do not like the match making system

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Comment #42 by Swiftslayer
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 09:44:12 AM
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I dot now what game to play 1st. To hard to Choose

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Comment #43 by Sixgun
Thursday, August 08, 2013 @ 11:14:37 AM
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You do realize that your picture makes you look like the Sloth for Ice Age right?

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Comment #44 by inphinyte
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 02:54:34 AM
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Great list of pure facts about the console. Just two points to update:

(1) The console has 3 x USB 3.0 ports (2 @ back, 1 @ the side)
(2) All editions of the console come with a mono headset

This is based on watching Major Nelson's Unboxing Xbox One video.

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Comment #45 by CHiLLiONS
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 05:40:48 AM
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Comment #46 by SkullFire58
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 10:00:46 AM
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I don't think muting should be involved in rep. What if a person just has a glitchy mic that match? All his teammates would mute him for the convenience of their ears. Sure people are annoying when they don't unplug their Kinect, but that doesn't mean they're a horrible person.

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Comment #47 by imatt B4M
Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 03:01:06 AM
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Time to update this and add a headset! :)

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Comment #48 by Unbrokensoul
Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 12:28:37 AM
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I can not wait to see that sweet XB1 work its wonders. Xbox is once again going to the standard not just for gaming, but for entertainment in general.

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Comment #49 by Son of a xBilfx
Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 12:17:45 PM
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Brilliant overview, everything I wanted to know and more.

Starting to get really excited about this now. Very much aware that it is going to drain my bank account when it is released, but I am confident I will be happy with what I get in return.

Cannot wait for Dead Rising 3 too, looks incredible. Always been a big fan of the series.

All-in-all, I'm thinking November cannot come soon enough.

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Comment #50 by Furrwin
Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 04:01:54 PM
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still no word from rockstar games for GTA V, pretty sad because they seem to drain everybody's money for the 'old' console types and probebly release the next gen later..

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Comment #51 by Rafdog89
Monday, August 12, 2013 @ 01:53:37 PM
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The Kinect having to be attached is a bit of a deal breaker for me as well, but the Day One Edition Xbox One is something I reallllllllly want!

All this information provided has really changed my opinion on the Xbox One. I'm actually really looking forward to it now.

~ Rafdog89

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Comment #52 by R0KETM4N
Monday, August 12, 2013 @ 05:39:02 PM
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- add headset to list of items it comes with ;)

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Comment #53 by the splitter 96
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 @ 01:19:42 PM
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They announced the other day that the kinect doesn't have to be connected, but obviously all features of it will be taken away while it is disconnected

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Comment #54 by the splitter 96
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 @ 01:33:37 PM
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Well I can't find my source of info so I'm guessing it was some dream or I'm just fucked up in the head, but ill keep looking and if I find it ill update myself again

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Comment #55 by Spartanic Ghost
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 @ 04:17:16 PM
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This needs to be updated for the Kinect-Console functionality.

Also needs some general spell-check and grammar check.

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Comment #56 by GottaGetMy
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 @ 04:20:52 PM
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Thanks MS - Now i can wait another extra few months on top op this 3 months

well on the bright sight, there are more Release games for us now to start with xD - instead of those 360 to One Ports,

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Comment #57 by pikey63
Thursday, August 15, 2013 @ 11:40:51 AM
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great read will be getting xbox one from day one

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Comment #58 by TerrorTubbie
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 02:24:54 PM
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can't wait i wanna play next gen right now!!!

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Comment #59 by BeastlyJimbo
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 08:39:29 AM
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Nice detailed :), can't wait to play on this!

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Comment #60 by Jenneke88
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 03:07:14 AM
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Already made a trip to Germany to pre-order the X1 there. I can hardly wait!

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Comment #61 by mokkeyrg2
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 09:25:11 AM
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update this there miss leading info on there!

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Comment #62 by reality starz
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 09:52:48 AM
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they say belgium,netherlands,..... are thrown off the list and need to wait 'till 2014 WHY. just work harder or let everybody wait, you guys don't know how it is as a gamer to wait longer than the rest

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Comment #63 by thejackyltm
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 06:56:42 PM
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hmm Xbox One will work with out Kinect. They've released that recently!!

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Comment #64 by paramoreRyan
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 01:30:17 PM
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Hmm... "Day One Edition games are Xbox One exclusives available via pre-order at participating retailers. They come with special box art and bonus in-game content, at NO EXTRA COST." The no extra cost part clearly needs changing, because Game are charging £5 extra for the "Day One" editions.

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Comment #65 by Cr4zyFr0ggg
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 12:27:28 PM
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Forza Motorsport 5 is currently listed on to be released on Nov, 27th. Although it states that this Release date is subject to change, I think this could be real. It would be 2 days prior to the PS4 release...

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Comment #66 by dbdikillhaji
Saturday, August 24, 2013 @ 12:06:57 AM
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Might i add that the xbox one standard edition and day one edition both include a xbox one headset!

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Comment #67 by Jump Joker
Saturday, August 24, 2013 @ 09:33:55 AM
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The lack of backwards compatibility is the deal breaker for me. I still have about two years of 360 games to play. If I can't play them, there is no reason to switch at this point.

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Comment #68 by Ingles
Saturday, August 24, 2013 @ 03:55:24 PM
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Don't forget the headset comes with the Xbox One now.

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Comment #69 by Aerobillybob
Monday, August 26, 2013 @ 06:15:08 AM
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If an xbox one is $499 = £320 , will an american console work in the uk?

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Comment #70 by scottofdarwen
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 03:44:25 AM
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Can u play cross gen games on xbox1 ? if i had a 1 could i play with a friend on a 360 in co-op or against say in fifa 14 ?

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Comment #71 by LE2 Cubbyson x
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 03:53:41 AM
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Can't wait

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Comment #72 by bllewisii
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 08:59:44 AM
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@70 Unfortunately, no. There won't be any cross-gen games or chatting allowed (with the exception of text messages).

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Comment #74 by GalrenCreptus
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 @ 10:36:07 PM
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I preordered this the day it became available and I'm still looking forward to it even though there are no games I want until at least February 2014. But I'm hoping at least a good XBLA game I would want pops up between release and then lol.

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Comment #75 by Retribution1337
Thursday, September 05, 2013 @ 06:27:38 AM
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Time to update this with the release date guys. :)

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Comment #76 by bLaWsTeiN
Sunday, September 08, 2013 @ 08:35:39 AM
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Very anxious.

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Comment #77 by stee01
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @ 01:44:57 PM
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Does anybody know more about the headset adapter ? So I can use my turtle beach headset for the xbox one.

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Comment #78 by n1ckkz
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 07:30:59 AM
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Thanks for creating this, extremely good insight in the the Xbox One :D

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Comment #79 by The Cipriani
Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 03:54:58 PM
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"challenges are achievements with 0 Gamerscore"
"challenges can be obtained by the community"
so basically I have to rely on my friends and randoms to some extent, and then get no reward afterwsrds ... joy.
After E3 and everything that followed, I had serious doubts, but now I am 100% not going to buy this, still unsure about the ps4, and pretty damn sure i'l be using the £500 I would be using to start building my new gaming PC.
Fuck Microsoft.

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Comment #80 by Abstergo Industries
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 05:35:41 AM
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Don't get me wrong, the next-gen consoles look great and all...but I'm gonna wait till I'm old enough to have enough money to purchase a good gaming PC. Like maybe the ones that Pro Youtube Gamers have. Maybe Razor?

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Comment #81 by Ozzytomazzi
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @ 10:38:51 AM
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I may not be able to get the day one edition, but I am definitely getting on soon after launch. I can't wait to play Titanfall on the new console!

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Comment #82 by ExxM4rine
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 @ 07:56:46 AM
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get your stuff right x360a! this is important stuff that people base decisions, stupid people that don't care to research thing and follow this to the tee. One big mistake is that the Kinect sensor does NOT need to be hooked up in order to use the console. Definitely something you want to set straight for some people, because your comprehensive guide says it will need it. And this is old news too! madness

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Comment #83 by Oversig
Friday, October 04, 2013 @ 07:55:35 AM
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Fact: In 2009 Xbox360 failure rate was {{{{{{{54.2%}}}}}}}
PS3 at the same time failure rate was 10.6%
The Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005
The PS3 was released on November 17, 2006
SONY is #1 & has always been. Even being put out a year later the PS3 has out-sold the XB360.
Gears of War & Halo are the only great exclusives that Xbox has ever had.
Gears is dead & Halo is being reinvented with Destiny available soon on PS4.
It's time for Micro$oft to really make up for the BS they tried at E3 & the RROD's in the past if they want to do their customers right. It would be new ground for them for sure.
Also the term "Fan-Boy" refers to a person who continues to stay loyal to a company even though they have good reason not to! That's what I mean when a say it anyway ;)
Xbone fits this console just fine but I prefer to call it the X-Fail!
A lot of xbox fans are in fact going to PS4 over this all-in-one BS!
Regardless of what you "FANBOYS" say.

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Comment #84 by Metdevil
Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 12:49:45 AM
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Hey guys, I registered just now. I'm from across the ditch at No 'fanboyism' here, just legit questions. I'm actually thinking about getting the XB1 at some point. Thanks

1. "What comes with a standard Xbox One?
Xbox One console with 500GB Hard Drive
Blu-ray Player"

So do I get an XB1 AND a blu-ray player? Or just the XB1 which has a BR drive? "What are the Xbox One specs?... Blu-ray Drive"

2. Does it have Bluetooth? I don't see it under 'Specs'

3. "What comes with a standard Xbox One?" I'm guessing that it comes with power cable? It lists HDMI cable, but not power cable. Also, does it come with the external power box?

4. "The Xbox One will not work without a Kinect unit attached." I thought that this feature was removed?

5. It doesn't say, but does the headset plug into the controller like on the 360?

6. "The Xbox One records and stores the last 5 minutes of gameplay" What is the total/longest that it can record in a single recording?

7. Lastly, the rep system. What is stopping people from dropping your rep when you don't deserve it? For example, what if people are 'boosting'? Kicking a player out while players are boosting will drop that player's rep where they did nothing wrong.


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Comment #85 by Olley64
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 06:01:15 AM
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Can I still use my gamertag on Xbox 360 and Xbox One? coz there's still games I want to get for the 360 (LOS 2)

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Comment #86 by ITrome
Monday, October 21, 2013 @ 02:59:36 PM
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Since I started freelancing over this site, with a little effort I easily bring in around $45 to $85 per/h! This is the easiest and most financially rewarding job I've ever had. I started 7 months ago, and now my monthly income is around $8k. This is what I do

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Comment #87 by Shadow XBL
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 @ 11:55:00 AM
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will this site's name change to

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Comment #88 by surplusmase
Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 05:16:04 AM
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1. yes its BR drive
2. No bluetooth, xb1 uses Wifi Direct
3. of course it comes with a power cable! and there is no power brick
4. you're right the feature was removed
5. yes, but a different type of connection
6. no idea
7. there was a interview somewhere with some xbox buys where they said that one instance wont impact rep, but if it keeps happening, thats when your rep starts to go down (or so i understand)

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Comment #89 by JohnTegnar
Sunday, October 27, 2013 @ 07:07:10 PM
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Can't wait :D

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Comment #90 by Zero fox fk
Friday, November 08, 2013 @ 01:05:10 PM
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Nothing about Xbox Avatars :(

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Comment #91 by Trivium Dude
Sunday, November 10, 2013 @ 09:56:22 AM
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It says the "Day One" edition Xbox comes with built in WiFi. Does that mean the standard Xbox One doesn't? So I'll need to connect to the internet with an ethernet cable?

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Comment #92 by TotemicWeevil
Sunday, November 10, 2013 @ 05:15:43 PM
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@2 - I'm sure I read that Watch Dogs has been delayed. So no launch day playing for you mate, sorry!

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Comment #93 by the kuban elder
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 11:41:35 AM
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i wanna know about avatars, and..after day one update, can i migrate my profile with achievements from my 360 to my one..OFFLINE(via pendrive). cause i have some friends here without internet connection and possibly without xbox one until 2014. so anyone knows?

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Comment #94 by SeraphTC
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 @ 08:42:25 AM
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@91 - No, all Xbox One Consoles feature WiFi.

@93 - No news at all at any point about Avatars - I honestly think they're gone.

Your Xbox One is going to need an internet connection to get the Day One update (which is mandatory - it's a brick without it), therefore you can just download your profile at that time.

I doubt the profiles are stored locally in the same format between consoles as far more data is tracked on Xbox One, so I very much doubt you can save it locally to a pen drive from an Xbox One and use on a 360, or vice versa.

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Comment #95 by Scotian Bred
Thursday, November 21, 2013 @ 09:11:22 PM
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"Say goodbye to disposable batteries and having to swap them out in the middle of a game"

Don't you have to do this with the battery packs as well?

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US November 22, 2013
Europe November 22, 2013
Japan September 04, 2014

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