Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Nov 2013 11:43 UTC

While Microsoft has demonstrated early versions of the Xbox One user interface and base operating system in the past, previous demos have been carefully choreographed affairs operated completely by company representatives. So I was very excited to get my first actual hands-on (and voice-on) test of the Xbox One's underlying platform at a Microsoft-hosted event last week (even if it was partially guided by two Xbox representatives who sometimes took control or suggested what I should try).

While an hour is hardly enough time to get a comprehensive feel for all of the console's system-level controls and features, I came away from the demo surprisingly enthusiastic about the multitasking and voice control features that I had come in rather pessimistic about.

Looks impressive, but I'm not sure any of this actually enhances the, you know, games.

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RE[2]: Games
by lucas_maximus on Fri 8th Nov 2013 19:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Games"
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Ermm most people that cycle know that you would use a X-country MTB/Cyclocross bike to do semi-on-road off-road well.

Same with a computer. Anything that is PC like can pretty much do any task at hand for normal use cases.

Xbox One looks like something my parents might use for film, tv and communication that needs minimum looking after.

Tablets do this somewhat but don't have the media aspect (films on a largish screen).

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