Excerpt: The most recent console wars started when Nintendo launched the Wii U. Microsoft was the last to the fight with its new video game console : the Xbox One. The new Xbox is the premier entertainment hub on this list of the best gaming consoles. However, while it is great for watching TV or chatting on Skype, the console's gaming performance is not as impressive as the PS4's.
Pros: It is a great all-in-one media hub, allowing you to play games, watch cable TV or use Skype.
Cons: Few games take advantage of the Xbox One's cloud-computing abilities.
Xbox One review: a fast and powerful work in progress
20 November 2013
Summary: The Xbox One may not be exactly what Microsoft thinks it is, but it's still a strong start for a powerful game console. Its sheer speed, versatility, horsepower and its ability to turn on and off with words make it a relatively seamless entry into our already crowded media center. What determines whether it stays there is the next 12 months: Exclusives like Titanfall and Quantum Break will help, as will gaining feature parity with the competition (we're looking at you,...
Pros: Wake-on-voice is very impressive, Excellent multitasking experience, Games are beautiful; console runs quietly
Cons: The most expensive console available, Limited selection of exclusive titles worth playing, Missing key promised functionality at launch
Conclusion: The Xbox One is an outstanding step forward for Microsoft’s gaming brand, even if it’s not an entirely perfect machine at launch. That’s the beauty of the new Xbox though: It’s built to be flexible. This was the big lesson of the last hardware generation. There’s no way to fully plan for what’s to come. The Xbox One works right out of the box, and it works well, but it’s just a foundation.
Pros: Powerful OS is user-friendly and built for seamless multitasking, Kinect v2's well-implemented voice recognition is a new "button" for your controller, Improved internal hardware translates to smooth game performance, Cable box interconnectivity is great for TV watchers
Cons: Limited, occasionally non-intuitive voice commands, Bulky, hefty form factor, Snap same-screen multitasking is debatably useful
Conclusion: Microsoft didn't just make a new game system with the Xbox One, it made a comprehensive gaming and home-entertainment hub you can control with your voice. Be prepared to pay a lot for all of these features, but it's money well spent.
Pros: Voice controls work remarkably well. TV and OneGuide integration is seamless. Skype, facial recognition, and other features are useful and polished. Stronger launch game lineup than Sony PlayStation 4.
Cons: More expensive than the competition. Requires an Xbox Live Gold subscription for most features. Gesture controls don't work consistently. PS4's DualShock 4 is a better controller.
Excerpt: The Xbox One. While the hardcore gaming community got all in a tizzy over the prospect of a Kinect-toting, TV-integrating all-in-one entertainment device, we were getting rather excited. Next-gen gaming integrating your PVR via voice control?
Pros: Runs quietly, Strong line-up of launch games, Kinect is amazing in many ways, Impressive multi-tasking
Cons: Flaws hamper every flagship feature, Big, ugly box, Not the most accomplished Blu-ray player, Some games still run at 720p
Summary: While the Xbox 360 and PS3 basically matched each other for sales with a frankly bonkers 80m each, there’s a feeling that the Xbox really won the last generation console battle, especially among hardcore gamers. Unsurprisingly, those hardcore gamers were the first to throw their toys out of the pram when the Xbox One was announced as a TV-integrating entertainment device with gaming seemingly sidelined.
Pros: Kinect is amazing in many ways, Solid selection of exclusives at launch, Multi-tasking and picture-in-picture
Cons: Flagship features fall short of their potential, A big, inelegant box, Some core titles still 720p
Excerpt: Die Xbox One ist seit dem 22. November offiziell bei uns zu haben und verkauft sich wie geschnitten Brot. Damit die edle Kiste nicht langsam einstaubt, haben wir euch eine Übersicht zu einem kleinen Bundle zusammengestellt, bei dem für jeden Geschmack etwas dabei ist!
Excerpt: G enau wie die Spielkonsolen-Hersteller Nintendo und Sony, hat auch Microsoft Mitte dieses Jahres seine neue Spielkonsole vorgestellt. Die Xbox One ist ein All-in-One Entertainment-System, das die Welt von Musik, Live-Fernsehen, Filmen, Sport, Apps und Skype Ã¶ffnet. Aber letztlich dreht sich natÃ¼rlich alles ums Gaming; und Games wirken auf der Xbox One noch realistischer als frÃ¼her, sie sind fast nicht mehr von der RealitÃ¤t zu unterscheiden.