Excerpt: Microsoft wants to take over the living room. OK, maybe that premise isn’t exactly new. About 10 years ago, tech pundits used the same words when discussing the Windows Media Center PC, an all-in-one solution that combined computing and home entertainment in a big, ungainly box. You don’t hear much about Microsoft’s Media Center PC ambitions anymore. What you do hear about is the Xbox One, the latest version of the company’s successful game console.
Xbox One : faut-il craquer pour la console de jeu de Microsoft ? Nos impressions
28 March 2014
Conclusion: Les tarifs 500€ sans jeu (530€ avec un jeu) - c’est 100€ de plus que la Sony PS4 -, des jeux dont les tarifs oscillent entre 60€ et 70€, un second contrôleur facturé à 55€ : qu'on se le dise, la Xbox One n'est pas forcément à la portée de toutes les bourses . Conclusion Microsoft a mis les petits plats dans les grands pour proposer une console/boîtier multimédia bourrée de fonctionnalités. Cette console de salon joue donc sur tous les terrains.
Conclusion: If you want a video game console that does more than play games, the Microsoft Xbox One is the best choice. There's a bevy of streaming partners, a built-in Blu-ray Disc player, the ability to stream content from a connected computer or storage device, and more. Finding all your content is made easier thanks to the OneGuide unified guide, and you can run everything through the console under voice control. And, yes, gaming performance is top-notch, too.
Pros: Powerful gaming, Live TV integration, Kinect included
Cons: Spotty Kinect voice control, Pay wall for most online features, Large size, power brick
Excerpt: It’s been a long time coming but we finally have our review wrapped up for Microsoft’s new Xbox One. I had to stop myself short there from calling it a “video game system” because Microsoft has a grand vision for their not-so-little black box. The Xbox One is now going to be the hub of your entertainment world, the core of your family room, the center of your universe…if you believe the hype.
Summary: While the PS4 remains our overall preferred choice in the next-gen console race, the Xbox One's significant first-year course corrections -- including a welcome holiday price drop -- make it a better deal than ever, and a much better bargain than when it first debuted.
Pros: Microsoft's Xbox One offers impressive graphics and can integrate and control live TV with Kinect (which will drive the price up by $100). The Xbox One has a slightly better roster of exclusive games going into 2015 compared to that of the PS4. Xbox Live Gold is no longer required for basic streaming apps and synced game-saves, and the Microsoft console has a slightly better selection of those media apps than PS4 at the current time.
Cons: Xbox One's interface isn't as smooth as PS4's. Kinect's live TV integration is fraught with frustrations: Kinect voice commands don't always work, and the system lacks full DVR integration. PS4 generally delivers slightly better installation times, graphics and performance on cross-platform games so far. Xbox One also lags behind the PS4 in its selection of indie games.
Summary: The cheaper, no-Kinect version of the Xbox One gives buyers a better deal by eliminating the one part of the console they probably didn't want to begin with -- but the PS4 remains a compelling alternative.
Pros: This more affordable Xbox One bundle drops the Kinect and matches the price of the PS4. Microsoft has also killed the paid Xbox Live Gold requirement to access entertainment apps.
Cons: The Xbox One's dashboard is still confusing at times and the PS4 generally delivers slightly better graphics and performance on multiplatform games so far. Selection of must-have titles is still weak compared to that of previous generation consoles.
Summary: The Microsoft Xbox One is a top video game console, giving your family a complete media hub and excellent gaming opportunities. Microsoft listens to gamers, and many of the console's changes reflect what consumers want. At this point, cloud computing is still nothing more than a gimmick, but the Xbox One has a large list of amazing games coming in the next few years.
Pros: The Microsoft Xbox One becomes your all-in-one media hub, able to play excellent games, access Skype and record cable TV.
Cons: Despite promises that cloud computing would make the Xbox One the most powerful console, few games utilize the tool in any way.
Excerpt: Simply put, the arrival of the Xbox One couldn’t have come at a better time for users. Though people don’t yet know it, the nature of entertainment has changed. Now more than ever, users have a complicated set of tasks that they expect their devices to do.