@allthatbacon: so was it that it did damage over a long period of time? And not if it was just like that for literally a day? Cause I've only had it since yesterday. Sorry, I just wanna make sure no damage was done.
Nothing to worry about 90% of people who bough an xbox one already plugged it into one and nothing bad happened.
Yeah, they totally didn't have to pay $115-135 to send their consoles in for out of warranty repairs after a year or so of having them plugged into surge protectors.
Go ahead and lie to yourself if it's an inconvenience for you to plug it into the wall with your current setup, but don't lie to other people.
Until im told why im not to do it no thanks. Sorry i already know people who had xbox one since launch and did it nothing bad will happen and its been reporting and tested on reddit. No one should put there faith into a built in one.
Well I've already given you multiple reasons why you shouldn't, but alright. Do whatever makes you happy.
As someone who works a lot with the new consoles as part of my job, I feel like I have some good knowledge and tips for you in regards to the XB1.
1. As far as I can tell, the console lacks a true rest mode for downloading/installing games like the PS4 has. A good long term health tip for the console is to set the Energy mode in the Power & Startup menu to Energy Saving because the Instant-On mode can cause power consumption issues, including some potential overheating incidents.
Not a bad idea to try setting the console to instant on mode if you're installing/downloading games, if you shut it off in this mode - it should continue installing/downloading them. I feel like that's what has happened in my experience.
2. The Xbox One uses a lot of space for the Operating system and (to lesser extent) the 1st party Apps, thats what the 138 GB is reserved for. Luckily, the Xbox One has awesome support for external hard drives. I bought a 2TB Seagate external hard drive, same kind you would use with a laptop, and just plugged it into the Xbox One and it works very easily! It greatly expanded my room on the console as I quickly found the 300GB for games to be not enough. This is definitely one thing that the XB1 does better that PS4 imo.
3. Sunset Overdrive is alright, has some neat ideas in it, not worth owning a whole console for imo. Ryse is also very average, decent action game with some fun MP ideas. Can't say much about Halo MCC, most issues seem fixed, seems cool.
Killer Instinct is another great exclusive if you really like fighting games.
4. They're redesigning the dashboard to be more user/controller friendly and rely way less on the Kinect, no idea when they're rolling that out.
The Xbox One as a whole is outshined by the PS4 at the moment and the disc drive itself is currently notorious for breaking/dying under certain conditions.
Very important Xbox One fact: Make sure you plug the console directly into the wall and not a surge protector. The PSU has a built in surge protector and it is very bad for the console's long term health to be plugged into a power strip or surge protector.
Well sure, I know plenty of people who "still actually" play it and enjoy it a lot. Of course it helps to buy the new expansions, make actual use of the blank cards and also try out Crabs Adjust Humidity (unofficial expansion) in order to keep the game fresh. Like most party games, it loses it's luster after constant and consistent playing.
I guess the larger issue here is when people treat their opinions like they are facts.