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: Comment by Fergy
by moondevil on Sat 9th Nov 2013 14:20 UTC in reply to "Comment by Fergy"
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Every time I see such demos I wonder how they work in languages besides English.

My native language experience is between bad and even worse.

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RE[2]: Comment by Fergy
by lucas_maximus on Sat 9th Nov 2013 15:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by Fergy"
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Or with accents.

My accent is thick enough that native English speakers from the US have trouble.

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RE[3]: Comment by Fergy
by Soulbender on Sat 9th Nov 2013 17:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Fergy"
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Now I picture you with a thick cockney accent. Kinda like Michael Caine x 4 ;)

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