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8 Things You Should Know About Xbox One

Bullet Nov 25, 2013

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    The next gen console is upon us making us giddy with its new features and its shiny new look, but if you don't already have an Xbox One there's some things you should know:

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    Xbox One Is Always On:

    The Xbox One has been designed to go hand in hand with your cable,satellite or freeview TV and it integrates in most cases seamlessly, however one down side to this is that you have to keep the Xbox One on all the time to be able to watch TV.
    Some people have reported issues with Sky not working properly when using it through the Xbox One, if you have trouble here's a guide to walk you through fixing it.

    How to fix Xbox One not recognising Sky HD


    Voice Control, The good The bad and the ugly:

    The kinect has evolved since the days of the Xbox 360 and voice control is now a major feature of the Xbox One and the Kinect. Although you do not need to have the Kinect plugged in to use the Xbox One it is strongly advised.
    The voice control makes for fast navigation and easy multitasking. It allows you to record clips using the built in DVR without pausing the game. Simply tell the Xbox what to do from a list of commands that the Xbox is hardwired with. Of course this doesn't always work quite as it was intended, and quite often you will find yourself repeating commands to the Xbox. If all else fails of course there are hand gestures and the good old fashioned controller methods of navigation. You can find a full list of both voice and hand controls below.

    Xbox One Voice Command List

    Xbox One Hand Gestures


    Game DVR built for sharing:

    One of the better features of the Xbox One is the built in DVR which allows you to record all of your finest gaming moments. The DVR can capture upto the first or last 5 minutes of gameplay , and even records the moments you get an achievement during a game, allowing you to share it with others.
    You can edit your clips, add fancy effects or picture in picture and then upload them to Skydrive all from your Xbox One ready for sharing however you wish. Hopefully Microsoft will make the record times longer in a future update, but its still a great feature. You will also be able to live stream to Twitch in the future, however that feature is not available right now. Below is a tutorial on sharing you're video clips.

    How to share DVR clips from the Xbox One


    You can share if you want:

    You can share games and DLC with a friend or member of you're family if you want to. By sharing a gamertag with someone you will be able to access all of the content that is on that gamertag as long as it was downloaded and not installed from a physical disc. You can read a tutorial on how to share games on the Xbox One below.

    How to share games on the Xbox One


    All that glitters is Gold:

    Xbox Live Gold was pretty much a requirement for any online Xbox gamer before, but that's even more the case now. Any online services require Gold, from streaming Netflix to game DVR functionality. Without Gold, pretty much the only thing you can do on an Xbox One is play single player games.


    Play Blue-ray and CD:

    The Xbox One plays Blue rays and there will even be an update in the future to support 3D, you can also play CD's too.

    You only get one Hard drive:

    The Xbox One comes with a single 500GB hard drive, and you're going to have to deal with it. because there are now no plans to upgrade that storage. Unlike the Xbox 360 which had an external HDD, the Xbox One, HDD is inside the console which you cant get to unless you break the warranty seal.

    Download and do it again:

    If you buy a game from Xbox live you will be able to re-download the game anywhere and install the game and play it. This will not work with physical discs though unless you take the disc with you as it needs to be in the drive.
     
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    Very nice Bullet pretty good, something else you want to know about the Xbox One?..

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    Kinect goes where Siri can only dream about ...
     
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    I dunno i've had alright uses with Siri..
     

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