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Microsoft Demos Xbox One in New Video

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In anticipation of the Xbox One's release, Microsoft has posted its own virtual tour of the console.

Our friends over at Tom's Guide have already posted a full hands-on with the Xbox One, but Microsoft also has its own version of a hands-on, which went live today. The company posted an Xbox One demo to its Xbox YouTube channel early this morning. The demo is 12 minutes long and features Microsoft's Yusuf Medhi and Marc Whitten. The two go through everything from signing in with Kinect, which automatically recognizes you when you walk into the room, to GameDVR and Skype. Check the demo below:

Xbox One Demo

Under the hood, the Xbox One packs an eight-core custom AMD CPU clocked to 1.75 GHz, a GPU clocked to 853 MHz, 8 GB of DDR3 (plus 32 MB of eSRAM embedded memory), a 500 GB HDD (with unlimited cloud storage), Blu-Ray/DVD, USB 3.0, WiFi, and HDMI in/out.

The Xbox One will cost $499 when it is released later this month. For that price, customers will get the system, one controller, a chat headset, Kinect, and a free 14-day trial for Xbox Live Gold (for new members only). Additional controllers will have to be purchased separately. Microsoft also offered a limited-edition commemorative bundle for those who reserved their units ahead of time, but these are all sold out already. The Day One bundle guarantees you get the Xbox One on launch day and features a "premium" black packaging, a limited edition Xbox One Day One controller, and a commemorative Day One Achievement. There's also bonus content for those who reserve Ryse: Sons of Rome, Forza 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, or Dead Rising 3.

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    NightLight , November 9, 2013 5:16 AM
    this looks like exactly what i want.
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    MANOFKRYPTONAK , November 9, 2013 5:28 AM
    499, I cant get over how expensive it is, it'll sell like crazy though.
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    Geef , November 9, 2013 5:47 AM
    This looks great, although I did kind of wonder if it was really working or if that 3rd dude it showed in the background in the middle of the show was controlling everything from the computer it was showing next to him...
    Maybe that guy's name was XBOX and those two guys were telling him what to pull up...

    Zed: Bring out the XBOX.

    Maynard: XBOX's sleeping.

    Zed: Well, I guess you're gonna have to go wake him up now, won't you?
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    Amdlova , November 9, 2013 7:39 AM
    chating with you video game make you crazy, =) xbox give me a beer... xbox find a girlfriend to me... xbox I need friends...
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    Hunt4Epic , November 9, 2013 10:40 AM
    I'm so torn between the two consoles. :(  There is few features on each that I like. Some disappointment in both. Might have to wait this out for bit after releases, so I don't suffer from buyers remorse. Last generation I knew which I wanted and purchased accordingly.
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    hakesterman , November 9, 2013 10:43 AM
    Xbox find me a date, Xbox HD Porn, Xbox show me free Live Gold, Xbox make games in 1080P, Xbox show me what i could have if i bought an awesome PS4, Xbox who's your Daddy?
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    Darkk , November 9, 2013 10:58 AM
    The Skype aspect of it is pretty cool. Video tracking. Something Logitech been doing for years.
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    jimmysmitty , November 9, 2013 2:12 PM
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    Xbox find me a date, Xbox HD Porn, Xbox show me free Live Gold, Xbox make games in 1080P, Xbox show me what i could have if i bought an awesome PS4, Xbox who's your Daddy?


    Its funny because this was the exact same thing said about the PS3 when it was still in the making, that it would be better. Yet in the end, the games looked the same but the 360 out sold it by quite a bit.
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    CKKwan , November 9, 2013 3:48 PM
    I will definitely get one immediately if it is downward compatible with the 360.
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    hitman40 , November 9, 2013 4:04 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Xbox find me a date, Xbox HD Porn, Xbox show me free Live Gold, Xbox make games in 1080P, Xbox show me what i could have if i bought an awesome PS4, Xbox who's your Daddy?


    Its funny because this was the exact same thing said about the PS3 when it was still in the making, that it would be better. Yet in the end, the games looked the same but the 360 out sold it by quite a bit.


    Well that's a tricky situation. Back when the PS3 launched, people did claim that TEH CELL was stronger, however, with tricky architecture, developers truly didn't unlock its potential till later years, with games like the Uncharted series that the graphical expertise really shows.

    However, with the PS4, both consoles are more like computers now. Even the hardware specs says that the ps4 puts out 1.84 teraflops and the Xbox one does 1.2, or whatever the number is. This piece of information is further supported in the fact that many games on the Xbox One are in 720p, while alot of the games on the ps4 will be in 1080p (or around it). That is just the result that comes from the fact the ps4 puts out more horsepower, and differences are clearer this time.
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    dgingeri , November 9, 2013 4:36 PM
    This is truly impressive. I don't console game, but I want one just for TV control. Right now, I'm using an AMD A4-5300 PC with Windows 7 for watching Hulu and Netflix, but with this, I could control it so much easier. This looks awesome. This interface is great. I don't know if the PS4 could compete with this in anything except games.
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    NightLight , November 9, 2013 5:27 PM
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    I will definitely get one immediately if it is downward compatible with the 360.


    not gonna happen, completely different architecture. It simply is not possible.
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    NightLight , November 9, 2013 5:29 PM
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    I'm so torn between the two consoles. :(  There is few features on each that I like. Some disappointment in both. Might have to wait this out for bit after releases, so I don't suffer from buyers remorse. Last generation I knew which I wanted and purchased accordingly.


    well you don't have to decide right away... try to decide what you will use the most.
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    NightLight , November 9, 2013 5:37 PM
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    This is truly impressive. I don't console game, but I want one just for TV control. Right now, I'm using an AMD A4-5300 PC with Windows 7 for watching Hulu and Netflix, but with this, I could control it so much easier. This looks awesome. This interface is great. I don't know if the PS4 could compete with this in anything except games.


    that's what microsoft is going for, not only pure gamers, but entertainment too.
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    neon neophyte , November 9, 2013 11:35 PM
    the record quality seems mediocre at best and what was with the jagged lines on the track in forza?

    NSA creepiness aside the whole experience does seem convenient and future-y.
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    Jroc187 , November 10, 2013 9:42 AM
    I want one and to all that complain about the price $500 is not a lot of money. The problem is your spending all your money as soon as you get it. Put some away and stop wasting it on small things and you wont have to wish you could afford one and go out and get one.
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    dormantreign , November 10, 2013 4:56 PM
    Ill pass on this. So sick of MS Bull i'm now jumping ship to the PS4.
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    neon neophyte , November 10, 2013 5:08 PM
    500 is a lot compared to 400. especially when you consider that you are buying considerably inferior hardware.
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    neon neophyte , November 10, 2013 11:04 PM
    i would disagree about the comparison between the ps4 and xbox one bf3. the ps4 is much, much closer to what a pc displays. the xbox messed with the contrast way too hard. anything in shadows is straight up black, cant pick of any details in the dark. i dont like what ms did with bf4 at all
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    rokit , November 10, 2013 11:10 PM
    @otacon
    You should compare then with PC, PS4 is closer to it than XOne. And not PS4 has more details not XOne. X1 also has worse lightning and less garbage is some scenes.
    MS failed, W8 now X1, *saint finger to MS*
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