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Microsoft Demos Xbox One in New Video

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:

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
    this looks like exactly what i want.
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  • MANOFKRYPTONAK
    499, I cant get over how expensive it is, it'll sell like crazy though.
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  • Geef
    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
    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
    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
    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
    The Skype aspect of it is pretty cool. Video tracking. Something Logitech been doing for years.
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  • jimmysmitty
    11899649 said:
    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
    I will definitely get one immediately if it is downward compatible with the 360.
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  • hitman40
    11900758 said:
    11899649 said:
    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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