Xbox One

Video: Watch as Xbox One gets live demoed for the first time

You asked for it, you've begged for it, and it's finally here folks. The live demo of the Xbox One's dashboard is finally here. Yusuf Mehdi and Marc Whitten both go through the demo together as they show off nearly every mainline feature of the Xbox One in a real time setting with no pre-recorded video or "slight of hand" edits. If you've pre-ordered an Xbox One and aren't quite excited for it yet this just might get you to at least smile about the amount of money you may or may not be spending.


Xbox One Release date revealed to be November 22nd, 2013

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It has been revealed by Microsoft today that the Xbox One is to be released on November 22nd, 2013. A week after the PlayStation 4, the most important card on the Xbox table has been played. We now know when the launch party will begin for Xbox One and its highest competitor. 

Also posted by Major Nelson are a few pictures of Xbox One's boxed up on a pallet ready for shipping. 

Gamescom 2013: Xbox One's full launch list of titles confirmed


Up until yesterday it was a mystery as to what the entire Day One launch lineup for the Xbox One was going to be. By way of Gamescom 2013 in Cologne, Germany comes news of exactly what you will be able to pickup to go along side your Xbox One should you choose to jump forward into the future of console gaming.


The entire list is below:

  • Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag (Ubisoft, Ubisoft)
  • Battlefield 4 (DICE, Electronic Arts)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (Infinity Ward, Activision)
  • Crimson Dragon (Grounding/Land Ho!, Microsoft Studios)
  • Dead Rising 3 (Capcom Vancouver, Microsoft)
  • FIFA 14 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
  • Fighter Within (AMA Ltd., Ubisoft)
  • Forza Motorsport 5 (Turn 10 Studios, Microsoft Studios)
  • Just Dance 2014 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft)
  • Killer Instinct (Double Helix, Microsoft Studios)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive)
  • Lococycle (Twisted Pixel, Microsoft Studios)
  • Madden NFL 25 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
  • NBA 2K14 (Visual Concepts, 2K Sports)
  • NBA LIVE 14 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (Ghost Games, Electronic Arts)
  • Peggle 2 (Popcap, Electronic Arts)
  • Powerstar Golf (Zoe Mode, Microsoft Studios)
  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Crytek, Microsoft Studios)
  • Skylanders: Swap Force (Vicarious Visions, Activision)
  • Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft)
  • Zoo Tycoon (Frontier Developments Ltd., Microsoft Studios)
  • Zumba Fitness: World Party (Zoë Mode, Majesco)

 [Via Xbox Wire]

Video: A closer look at the Xbox One's controller

Xbox One Controller

Arguably, the most important part of console gaming is it's controller, not the console itself. The way you interact with the device on a base level is entirely based on your level of comfort with your hands currently (Kinect not withstanding in this context). As more information comes out about the Xbox One on its way up to launch the continued success of its often lofty expectation for its controller is a heated topic. Improved ergonomics, a "fancier" guide button and "impulse triggers" are just a few of the changes we'll see in due time. Fortunately, Major Nelson and company are back for more with the below detailing of the Xbox One's controller. 

 Also note that the most used gamepad on the PC currently is the Xbox 360's wired and wireless controller (with a wireless receiver) although at launch of the Xbox One its controller won't be PC compatible until 2014.

Video: Major Nelson's Unboxing of the Xbox One

The Xbox One is at least 3 months away from being a product that you can actually buy, but that doesn't mean you can't be teased now as to what you are going to get when or if you make the decision to pickup Microsoft next foray into your living room/gaming space. Xbox Live's Major Nelson gives you the rundown on everything in the Day One Edition of the Xbox One in the above video as well as confirming that there will indeed be a headset included in the box.

Additional videos for the Headset and Play & Charge Kit are also below. 

Xbox One Chat Headset

Xbox One Play & Charge Kit

Xbox does an 180* on their Xbox One DRM policies


The consumers cried and it appears Microsoft heard those cries. The now previous changes to how you experience your games on Xbox 360 will after all be exactly how you enjoy your games content now as Don Mattrick explains in an update filling us in on what is largely an about-face of policy. 

An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. 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.
Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.

For the entirety of Don Mattrick's letter view it here.