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Posted by Benny

@rorie said:

It's still pretty hysterical that the standard edition doesn't come with an HDMI cable, so far as I've heard. At some point it must cost about the same to manufacture a composite cable as it does to make an HDMI cable, right? On the variance of a few dimes per cable?

They must be selling an official gold plated virus protected one separately.

Posted by hollitz

Too bad that a Kinect came out of that thing :s

Posted by EthanML

Oh dear, Microsoft.

Posted by PhilipDuck

Takes some unboxing that monster

Edited by DjDonFrancisco

That things is a behemoth. I do wonder what will be the complimentary broken feature of the One though. RROD plagued the launch 360's. Terrible, noisy and dying power bricks seem to plague the Slims. Both of these i've fallen victim to. Wonder what Microsoft has in store for us next.

Posted by Farkas

A sticker!

Posted by ajroo

I read that half the features the XBox One are capable of are only available to premium members of XBox Live. Like the DVR, etc.

Thats kinda shady.

Posted by kmg90

I'm curious as to why he used the term "x86 processor". Isn't that instruction set a given... perhaps since like 2000?

Not for consoles, the PS2 had used a CPU of the MIPS architecture the orginal xbox did use a x86-like processor.

Microsoft went to PowerPC architecture with Xbox 360 and so did Sony with the PS3, the PSP was MIPS-based.

Other than the original Xbox, x86 has never really had a presence in home console market AFAIK.

Posted by JM12088

No sale.

Posted by Pop

The sound when you turn it on sounds like something out of final fantasy or a nintendo game.

I kind of want to bet that in 2 years they're going to remove the kinect from the box.

Posted by DjTann3r

"Hey remember how we made the whole box bigger AND kept the same size power brick? Yea, you're welcome."

Posted by billyok

Great thumbnail. The greatest, maybe.

Posted by kpaadet

Sony fanboys are the biggest devourers of Xbox information, they literally cannot stop themselves from watching every Xbox related video and reading every related article, it's fascinating. I think that Sony fanboys are secretly in love with Xbox One.

Hmm maybe its because it keeps reminding them more and more of a PS4.

Posted by sdharrison

Apparently Major Nelson had a renaissance period as a beloved face of the brand among fans. Every time I've seen him through this whole process I can't help but cringe. I have no idea how this vacuum salesman engendered any goodwill with gamers in the past.

Posted by Rorie

@radioswim: I don't think the PS3 was x86, but I could be wrong.

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Posted by wewantsthering

Huh. Okay. I guess that's cool that we got an early unboxing?...

Edited by Colourful_Hippie

@paulunga said:

@colourful_hippie said:

@incrediho said:

Damn it's a monster. With the power brick too... Thing could crush a man beneath its mighty dimensions.

Yeah I didn't think they could top the other monster called Original Xbox.

I'm pretty sure the fat PS3 was already slightly bigger than the original Xbox. And definitely heavier, by a lot. But they're both no Pioneer LaserActive.

Edit: Which looks quite similar to the XBO now that I think about it. Huh.

Yeah, you're right. I still have an 80 gig fat PS3. It would have been the same if wasn't for the large curve in the design.

Posted by ejiehi

XBONE \^__^/

Edited by Deadlydog

Calling yourself a major is really stupid. Edit: Also talking about the hardware in your console like its impressive is funny.

Edited by Senate4242

@arath said:

@senate4242: They haven't been 100% specific, but it is DLC for some of their launch games, Ryse, Forza, Killer Instincts and Dead Rising 3. There is some blurb on the Official Site (shame he didn't go into detail).

Besides that, does anyone find the whole thing huge? I mean the console is pretty massive, but then a power brick, and the Kinect 2 is giant.

Ah I see. Shame. Thank you.

Posted by DanTheGamer32

@kmg90 said:

@chaser324 said:

@danthegamer32: From what I've read, it seems like sticking with an external power supply and having a large form factor are mostly a result of the engineers overcompensating for possible heat issues. They don't want a repeat of the issues that plagued the 360.

That theory holds no water(coolers) since the 360 had its own massive power brick they haven't changed anything in terms of power supply, the PS3 never had a power brick and it was fine (for the most part)...

At the end of the day can we agree that external power supplies/adapters (that are daisy chained) in 2013 is crazy! The icing on the cake would be if the AC power cord (pretty much proprietary) 2 pronged with a grounded 3-plug.

WHY?!

Either way, so long as the Xbox doesn't overheat and die again I am fine with whatever design decisions they feel are necessary :P

Edited by Zatoichi_Sanjuro

A 4K capable HDMI cable! Wow! So that's like ...every single HDMI cable out there.

Is it HDMI 2.0? Nope.

Posted by radioactivez0r

This was one of the worst unboxing videos I ever saw; I kept waiting for him to yell "But that's not all!"

Also, while I'm glad Microsoft is taking criticism to heart and switching gears on the headset inclusion, at some point it feels like they have zero confidence in their original vision and are just doing what the internet tells them to. That actually almost bums me out more than what they planned to do originally.

Posted by DanTheGamer32
Posted by naeblis213

I was waiting for him to say "But wait, there's more! If you order now, for 5 easy payments of $99.99, we'll throw in the Xbox One cleaning kit and another exclusive launch sticker!"

Posted by kagato

Isnt it a bit early for an unboxing? Anyway, i guess it looks okay but i couldnt help thinking "wow!" when i saw the power brick. Still hasnt convinced me to reinstate my pre-order but im sure its helped sway a few of the good folks here.

Posted by BawlZINmotion

Anyone know what he meant by free day one digital game?

He said, "digital exclusive", not game. It's probably just some stuff to mark you as a day one supporter, nothing more.

Posted by rm082e

@benny said:

@rorie said:

It's still pretty hysterical that the standard edition doesn't come with an HDMI cable, so far as I've heard. At some point it must cost about the same to manufacture a composite cable as it does to make an HDMI cable, right? On the variance of a few dimes per cable?

They must be selling an official gold plated virus protected one separately.

Functionality of the gold plated, virus defending, add-on HDMI cable is locked behind the XBL Gold paywall though.

:D

Posted by koolaid39

I've never met the guy, and I'm sure he's a nice person IRL, but something about Larry's tone has always rubbed me the wrong way.

The console looks pretty meaty. I like it.

Posted by UncleBenny

"FUCK YOU CARDBOARD BOX YOU ARE DONE!" unspoken by Major Nelson, but thought of the moment he just shoved the box off the table.

Edited by Chaser324

@kmg90 said:

@chaser324 said:

@danthegamer32: From what I've read, it seems like sticking with an external power supply and having a large form factor are mostly a result of the engineers overcompensating for possible heat issues. They don't want a repeat of the issues that plagued the 360.

That theory holds no water(coolers) since the 360 had its own massive power brick they haven't changed anything in terms of power supply, the PS3 never had a power brick and it was fine (for the most part)...

I don't begin to know the full rationale for keeping the power brick, but power supplies generate heat and keeping it external means less heat needs to be dissipated inside the case. I'm not saying that excuses the design when other devices with similar power requirements are able to maintain much slimmer form factors, but I can understand the thought process that could lead to keeping it separate.

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Posted by noizy

I found it was reasonably funny, a bit tongue-in-cheek, as well as informative. I'm loving this "console war" having no real dog in the fight. It's a good show to see two companies go at it.

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Posted by TC

That is a HOT d-pad.

Posted by Klaimore

I have not been waiting for this moment.

Posted by StrainedEyes

Liquid Black

Posted by DJJoeJoe

Was slot loading disclosed before?

Is the headset an admission that the Kinect mic is unreliable? Or just noisy for chat? Or just awkward because you have to talk louder?

I was wanting a headset because that's the only way to get online chat in your ear, separated from the game audio through your speakers. I imagine it's cheap enough and they set a precedent with the 360 to just include the thing with the console, lose that money up front but improve the experience for a larger audience in the long run (people who would not otherwise buy one but would use one if included, is prolly a high number).

I wasn't sure because I THINK they said it wasn't in there but that was back at their announce, things change especially this stuff so I guess this is in fact changed :)

I have to buy a new monitor before the release because my old one doesn't have HDMI in, and although I've used converter cables before... I kinda want a cleaner/proper signal this time around... that and my current main monitor us sub 1080p (it's a 19inch 1440x900, painfully in between 720 and 1080).

Posted by Emeritus

LARGE!

Posted by rm082e

@djjoejoe said:

@jegschemesch said:

Was slot loading disclosed before?

Is the headset an admission that the Kinect mic is unreliable? Or just noisy for chat? Or just awkward because you have to talk louder?

I was wanting a headset because that's the only way to get online chat in your ear, separated from the game audio through your speakers. I imagine it's cheap enough and they set a precedent with the 360 to just include the thing with the console, lose that money up front but improve the experience for a larger audience in the long run (people who would not otherwise buy one but would use one if included, is prolly a high number).

I wasn't sure because I THINK they said it wasn't in there but that was back at their announce, things change especially this stuff so I guess this is in fact changed :)

I have to buy a new monitor before the release because my old one doesn't have HDMI in, and although I've used converter cables before... I kinda want a cleaner/proper signal this time around... that and my current main monitor us sub 1080p (it's a 19inch 1440x900, painfully in between 720 and 1080).

They just flipped on the headset today. See here:

Every Xbox One Includes a Chat Headset

Headset was not previously included and they wanted you to buy one at an added cost, but once PS4 said they were including it, people have been bitching since then. Another example of the 180. Good on 'em.

Posted by Czarpyotr

Does this guy speaking not make anyone else cringe? I literally can't watch him speak.

Posted by AURON570

This guy talks like a prick. Should've gotten someone more calm and collected?

Posted by flanker22

@senate4242: basically it signifies that you're a day one purchaser so probably something like an avatar item. but heres the thing since your account is flagged as day one. down the line they can also give you something. its a nice thing considering early adopters are almost always screwed over.

in the past ms has given away brand new 360s to loyal owners http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/13/10-year-anniversary-xbox-360/

@paulunga: all games wont be 60fps

Posted by Enigma777

Unwrap the console as hastily and unceremoniously as possible, plonk it on the table, point at it like it's Happy Hour on QVC, throw buzzwords around, camera thing no-one cares about, HOLY SHIT LOOK AT OUR AMAZING ON-OFF SWITCH, end. I almost felt like Major Nelson was mocking the whole ordeal. Was he in a hurry to get somewhere?

I think you're reading way, way, way too much into this.

Posted by Gaston

Sorry MS, too much bullshit.. Sony will get my money this time around ;)

Edited by dOm_CaTz

Man I can't wait for my day one achievement!

Posted by Sergotron

Stickers!!!

Posted by Nardak

Already dimming the lights and putting some Barry White on....for those sexy sexy headphones and paperwork.

Posted by Duxa

Daymn, Major Nelson lost some weight... got a lot of chewing in last couple of months? He is probably the most out of touch, suck up personality that is on the front lines in the gaming industry.

Posted by Hockeymask27

Do not want kinect.