PAX Prime 2013 Recap! Thoughts on Titanfall, Ryse, BF4, Xbox One!

I’m back! Talking about PAX Prime 2013 and my thoughts on Titanfall, BF4, Ryse: Son of Rome, and the Xbox One

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Xbox One Unboxing Video – Day One Edition

Today, via Major Nelson’s blog, Microsoft released the official unboxing video for the Xbox One Day One Edition. The Day One Edition is for those lucky people who pre-ordered the console immediately as many retailers had a very limited supply. The Day One Edition comes with some exclusive DLC and a unique Day One controller.

Major Nelson walks us through each item that will be included with all versions of the Xbox One, INCLUDING a headset! The headset was previously thought to be sold separately which would have left multiplayer lobbies filled with users talking via the Kinect and whatever extra room sounds it picked up. It’s nice that they included a cheap boom style mic to allow for a more personal chat experience online.

It seems that the Xbox One may be in it’s manufacturing phase so now would be the proper time to get EXCITED!

– Chief

Xbox One Accessories: Wireless Controller, Play & Charge Kit, & Chat Headset

Xbox has released a brief look at some of the accessories for the Xbox One. The wireless controller, the play & charge kit, and the improved chat headset. Personally, I will definitely be purchasing the play & charge kit. As for the headset, I’ll wait for an adapter to allow for Xbox 360 gaming headsets to work with the newly designed USB port on the Xbox One controller.

Experience the action like never before with the Xbox One Wireless Controller. New Impulse Triggers deliver fingertip vibration feedback, so you can feel every jolt and crash in high definition.Redesigned thumbsticks and an all new D-pad provide greater precision. And the entire controller fits more comfortably in your hands. With over 40 innovations, it’s simply the best controller Xbox has ever made.

Keep the action going with the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit. Recharge while you play or afterwards, even when your Xbox is in standby. The long-lasting rechargeable battery fully charges in under 4 hours. Say goodbye to disposable batteries and having to swap them out in the middle of a game.

Keep your in-game communications crisp with the Xbox One Chat Headset. Hear friends and foes in crystal-clear digital audio. The Chat Headset is designed for comfort during long gaming sessions. Plus, you can adjust the mute and volume settings without taking your hands off the controller.

– Chief

Xbox One Reveal: Trailer, Console, Features, & More!

So unless you’ve been living under a rock, the #XboxReveal event took place today at 10am PST and the next generation console from Microsoft was revealed to be the Xbox One.

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They showed off the actual console, unlike Sony did for PS4 back in February this year, and went over some of the hardware, OS’s (yes, multiple, 3 in fact), features, and a few games including the World Premiere of Call of Duty: Ghosts from Infinity Ward.

The conference was only an hour long so I expected to see a condensed line up of video game developers and have the focus directed on the console itself. Microsoft is really making this console your “one” solution for your every entertainment room needs.

In the video I break down the things that mattered to me from today’s events (homage to the great Philly D) including my thoughts on the design, on features that stood out for me, and the major articles published after the press conference concerning the Xbox One’s capability and features; such as backwards compatibility, which won’t be available for the Xbox One, and a Used game/pre-owned fee that will exist as each game is tied to a gamertag.

Not everything was bad news though. The Xbox Friends List will be upgrading to a capacity of 1000, gamer score and gamertags will transfer over, and since each game is tied to a gamertag there is no need for discs after the first usage. In other words, our dreams of a Xbox multi-disc changer are gone and every game will be playable off the hard drive after it has been install (which will be a requirement)

I hope you find the video informative. Leave your thoughts!

– Chief Landless

Geronimo!