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Launching soon. Thoughts?

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I will be picking mine up at midnight Friday. The media integration has me very intrigued, and I am that guy who loves Windows 8, so I am very much digging the UI.

It won't replace my gaming PC, but as a media center with gaming options...I am intrigued.
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Watched two coworkers spend lunch trying to get the Xbox One controller to work on Windows. It won't connect with the old trusty 360 wireless dongle or be recognized as anything when connected via usb. So if you're thinking you can get next gen controller action, like the DS4, working on pc you can just fuhgetaboutit...or wait for that controller driver writing guy to publish his stuff when he's done.

Those top bumpers feel like they're trying to sneak away from you when pressing them. Dpad is a real dpad this time around, not a plastic mound of mush. Solid feeling controller.
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Watched two coworkers spend lunch trying to get the Xbox One controller to work on Windows. It won't connect with the old trusty 360 wireless dongle or be recognized as anything when connected via usb. So if you're thinking you can get next gen controller action, like the DS4, working on pc you can just fuhgetaboutit...or wait for that controller driver writing guy to publish his stuff when he's done.

Those top bumpers feel like they're trying to sneak away from you when pressing them. Dpad is a real dpad this time around, not a plastic mound of mush. Solid feeling controller.

Microsoft already announced that an official driver will be released for pc compatibility with the xone controller early next year:
http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/12/xbox-one-controller-pc-compatibility-update/

From the sounds of it, you will have to plug the controller in via the micro usb port in order to use it on pc. That does not really bother me, but it is worth noting.
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Watched two coworkers spend lunch trying to get the Xbox One controller to work on Windows. It won't connect with the old trusty 360 wireless dongle or be recognized as anything when connected via usb. So if you're thinking you can get next gen controller action, like the DS4, working on pc you can just fuhgetaboutit...or wait for that controller driver writing guy to publish his stuff when he's done.

Those top bumpers feel like they're trying to sneak away from you when pressing them. Dpad is a real dpad this time around, not a plastic mound of mush. Solid feeling controller.

 

Since you've now played with both: Dualshock 4 or this?

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So now that the system has launched and people in real life have these in hand I guess I can speak without violating any nda's now. Both controllers are great in feel, light weightness, and are both sturdy feeling. The vibrating feedback you feel with Forza is great and I hope more devs use that functionality in the future (and wish ds4 had it), and I really want to get my hands on the Steam Controller next. The top bumpers still irk me, they should be a little longer and not so flush with the ergonomic design, being right handed and trying to click the left bumper takes more effort on the X1 controller than how it feels with the original 360 controller. The lack of a driver is a head scratcher because there are times our lead systems folk tinker with vibration feedback (gun feedback or melee attacks) in increments to get them in the sweet spot, especially in cases where they might want to try the trigger based feedback unique to the One. It would be a lot more convenient to test such things on the pc workstation without having to deploy builds to the devkits. Just bummed out I can't use such a fancy pants controller with my current steam games.
PS4 Ramblings somewhat offtopic to this thread but answering Justin's question! (Click to show)
Dualshock has quickly become my favorite controller, for some reason the symmetrical sticks feel natural to my hands to hold...and have made revisiting past ps3 gems enjoyable compared to the often annoying dualshock 3. Dualshock 4's share/option buttons should be more pronounced in my opinion but it is what it is. I can't believe how quickly I've acclimated to the ds4 despite having spent the past jeesh, how many years has it been?, spent all this time accumulating 145k gamerscore on the 360...having analog sticks and triggers not trying to run away from me is something I dig unlike how it was on the DS3. Still haven't officially used the touch pad on the ds4 yet, kind of thankful for that actually (compared to launch vita games that force you to do stuff unnaturally). So right now I currently favor the crap out of the Dualshock compared with the time I've had the the One.


For the folk who weren't turned off by the Don Mattrick show and still went all in Xbox One I hope you have a good launch and enjoy the shiny new games this weekend (and thanksgiving week). I'll keep my ps4 bias out of this thread as best as I can. Especially you lucky bastards that get to enjoy Forza 5, the one exclusive that hurts the most that I can't play.

With that being said...I really hope these particular youtube videos that surfaced aren't a harbinger of things to come for you faithful xbox folk because these noises would freak me the fuck out:
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So, um, nobody on the boards has any user experiences to share about the Xbox One, nobody bought it?

Saw a lone system hiding behind the display case at Target tonight. With all the microtransactiony stuff I've been reading (and told from coworkers) about Forza it wasn't that hard walking away without doing an impulse buy on the spot.

That and on Friday I was in line behind 3 people trying to resolve their clicking bluray drive problem, after walking out with Mario/Zelda/Tearaway another guy was walking in with his Day One system also victim of the clicking drive problem. Then this afternoon while me and the wife were picking up kid friendly games for a foster home/orphanage another guy brought in his clickbox one. Probably wiser to wait on MS to address these problems, maybe take a look down the road closer to when Titanfall launches or the next Halo. Should have more reliable units coming off the assembly line by then.
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I read what I think is the most important thing with regard to new consoles. I'm sure this is pretty much CW around here: if you want to pay to be a console Beta tester, buy at launch.

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Have not had any issues with my disc drive. In fact, I am surprised at how quiet and cool the thing runs, considering I have pretty much had it on whenever I have been home the last couple days.

Anyway, I love the thing. The voice commands work as advertised and the snap feature works very well. Gesture control is still pretty hit or miss, but the design of the UI seems to indicate that Microsoft was aware of this - it is barely used. It feels futuristic in a way the PS4 (which I also bought) does not. Maybe I do not need to walk into my room and say "Xbox On" to turn on all my electronics, but just the fact it works consistently is cool in and of itself. The voice commands need a bit more work, but I would say they work 85% of the time...a success rate that I deem acceptable.

The UI itself is Windows 8, but as a fan of Windows 8 I like it quite a bit. Admittedly, it has some of the same organizational issues of the PS4 UI - your recently used apps are displayed first and you have to hunt for others. Two things alleviate this problem on the Xbox though: the aforementioned voice commands and the ability to pin apps of your choice right to the home menu.

Thy controller falls under "if it is not broke, don't fix it adage". Admittedly, the bumpers do not feel as nice as the 360 controller, as other have said. On the other hand, the d-pad is so vastly improved on that of the 360 controller that any minor issue with the bumpers is able to be overlooked. The Dualshock 4 is a much larger improvement on the Dualshock 3 than the X-One controller is on the 360 controller, but I still prefer the form factor of the Xbox controller. The impulse triggers are cool, but the only game to use them so far that I have played is Forza.

As for games, I have yet to play my copies of Dead Rising and Zoo Tycoon, but Ryse and Forza are both good. Forza takes the same great gameplay the series has always had, and really ups the presentation. I do not just mean the graphics - which are fantastic - but the total devotion the game has to teaching the player about cars. It expands on the excellent auto vista mode from the 4th game. Ryse may not be a revolutionary game, but it looks great and it has some of the best animation I have ever seen. On hard, you have to pay enough attention to the combat that I have yet to find it repetitive. It does seem short, but I also only paid $8 for it thanks to a Best Buy reward zone certificate. For a launch title, it seems fine. I also played some Killer Instinct, which seemed to be surprisingly solid.

Honestly, the micro transaction controversy seems a bit overblown. It is not a practice I support, and I will not buy anything, but I also have found it rather easy to ignore in both Ryse and Forza. The idea of paying for XP seems odd to me, but I also have not felt like I am leveling up any more slowly. As long as it does not noticeably impact my game progress, I do not have major issues with the option being offered to those who may be willing to pay. Like I said, I will not directly support the practice...but I also (at least currently) am not overly worried about it.

Overall, the Xbox will probably not become my primary gaming machine; that will remain my PC. It will, however, probably become my primary media center. The media options far surpass that of the PS4, and the voice commands simply make it feel like a more "next-gen" device. The PS4 may have more impressive graphics than the X-one, but it feels like a step back from the PS3 in media capabilities and UI. If you are simply looking for a machine to play games, I would probably recommend the PS4. Neither of its launch exclusives are particularly interesting, but I expect Sony to ultimately have the better exclusives lineup. That being said, the Xbox one feels like it may have more potential than the PS4 to go in new directions - for good or ill - than the PS4.
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Each system sold over a million boxes, there's going to be a few duds. The PS4 had numerous different failures reported, from bad HDMI ports, to overheating to the most baffling - updates bricking a brand new console.  But for both systems, if the failure rate is low, and the customer service is good, I don't see it is as a RUN AWAY IT'S SCARY problem.

 

I have the X1, and it's pretty great. Dead Rising 3 is a blast, and Powerstar Golf is the surprise hit for me (think Hot Shots Golf w/ Borderlands' loot system and Dragon's Dogma's pawn system for loaning your caddy out to friends). 

 

I can't speak personally about the other games yet, but am hearing great things about Zoo Tycoon, good things about Killer Instinct, and surprisingly goof things about Ryse (since it has been panned in reviews).

 

The Kinect feels very accurate and the dashboard works well after getting used to the changes. The most innovative feeling aspect is how you can switch to any other aspect of the console without exiting your game. It just minimizes into a panel on the dashboard and waits. The system also does some surprisingly nice things like detecting when you walk out of the room and pausing the game and dimming the TV display.until you return.

 

But really, it's all about the games, and the games already justify the purchase for me.

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Playing a few games on a special white version of the system given to MS employees.

Impressive graphics.

RYSE looked slick, but got repetitive quickly. Forza is boring, but those games were never for me.

Trying Dead Rising now.
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Oh man, Dead Rising's graphics REALLY suffer compared to the previous 2 games. IMMEDIATELY suffer.
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Glad to hear you folk got working units. Just a weird fluke 5 out of the 39 units our GS sold turned up duds.

The golf game sounds intriguing and it's weird it didn't get the kind of coverage Ryse, Dead Rising, or even Lococycle received before launch. Giant Bomb guys had an interesting time with Zoo Tycoon on their twitch stream, seems like a nice fuck around and do stuff game.

Currently sitting on codes for KI and Dead Rising in my inbox so if I ever get one I'll have those to look forward to. There's a weird split with my friends with these newer systems. Real life friends are in the Xbox camp and dev friends and former coworkers have chosen the PS4 camp, at some point if I ever want to game with my long time friends/family I'll need an Xbox at some point.
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But really, it's all about the games, and the games already justify the purchase for me.

I'll rep that shit.
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Oh man, Dead Rising's graphics REALLY suffer compared to the previous 2 games. IMMEDIATELY suffer.

 

Immediate my ass, it took you five minutes to post!

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Dead Rising isn't a huge graphical leap, until you realize it has triple the zombies on-screen, an open world bigger than the first two games combined with NO LOADING SCREENS, and fast murder-vehicles thrown in.

 

 

In reality, this might be the only launch title on either system that simply could not be made on the 360 or PS3.

 

Plus, it's a helluva good time!

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Thread Starter 

With the business model for Killer Instinct, won't most people online be a Jago MASTER?

Sttill not sure why they don't have more launch characters. I guess eventually they'll have everyone from KI Gold, too.

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Watching the fitness channel on the system. It takes preexisting popular workout videos and adding the Kinect component. Pretty cool.
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Dead Rising isn't a huge graphical leap, until you realize it has triple the zombies on-screen, an open world bigger than the first two games combined with NO LOADING SCREENS, and fast murder-vehicles thrown in.

 

Realized this ALSO IMMEDIATELY!!!

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Anyone else having problems with the tv connection? I had to turn off the voice command to fix it-hopefully
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This is definitely an unfinished product. The menu system is awful, as are the friend screen and party functionality. I didn't hook up the kinect.
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Awful menu system?  That's what happens when an OS designed for a 4" touchscreen gets spattered everywhere.

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They'll fiddle with the UI over time, like they always do. It hasn't bothered me in the slightest, but I spend nearly all of my time in games.

 

I know people that had no interest in Kinect that have now tossed their remote control into storage because it does such a good job of controlling everything. It also makes the system easier to use and adds some fun little bits to most of the games. There's no negatives about it.

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It's kind of hilarious that he's showing off the Kinect features...and then they price the Kinect-free sku. Yeah, marketing, bitch!
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I look forward to another series of exclusive game announcements that end up on pc less than a year after their release.

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I look forward to another series of exclusive game announcements that end up on pc less than a year after their release.

LOL!  Yeah, same here.  At least they'll have exclusives tho.  

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LOL!  Yeah, same here.  At least they'll have exclusives tho.  

 

Like Titanfall and Dead Rising 3 you mean?

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Like Titanfall and Dead Rising 3 you mean?

 

Yeah.  You can say a lot of the X1, but they brought the games in the first 6 months.  PS4 has been barren at best.  

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Yeah.  You can say a lot of the X1, but they brought the games in the first 6 months.  PS4 has been barren at best.  

 

Methinks you're missing the point Im making.

 

I have no intention of buying an XBone, yet I can happily play both those games on my pc, with nicer graphics and better framerates.

 

I look forward to more xbox 'exclusives' like that.

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Methinks you're missing the point Im making.

 

I have no intention of buying an XBone, yet I can happily play both those games on my pc, with nicer graphics and better framerates.

 

I look forward to more xbox 'exclusives' like that.

 

I get it.  If you have a gaming PC then you are all set.  Consoles can't compare with raw power.  

 

Sorry, I didn't know you are eluding to that.  

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Just like the PS4 can't compare with the sheer girth of XB1's exclusivity or something. Good games are being released on all formats, which is good news for everybody. 

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Sure.  

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Sure.  

 

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I get it.  If you have a gaming PC then you are all set.  Consoles can't compare with raw power.  

 

Sorry, I didn't know you are eluding to that.  

 

Less me waggling my pc-gamer dick around, more pointing out that the only point of differentiation consoles seem to have left these days is exclusive titles - yet many of them aren't really exclusive and even when they say they are, they end up not being over time it seems at this point.

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If you have it wag it.
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Just saw a little story on IGN regarding the upcoming Master Chief Collection for Xbone.  For Halo 2, in putting the Anniversary Edition effort into it, they re-recorded the music.  They have the full theme up and some samples of other tracks.  I will never NOT dig Halo music, so this is fantastic news.  So good!

 

Listen to the Halo 2 Anniversary Soundtrack Right Now

 

ETA: It's great to have something nice to say about the Xbone!  All kidding aside, this collection is going to be a fantastic bargain considering all of the content it will house.  I'll just mosey on over to the Hopefully-Not-Alone corner and keep my fingers crossed for an eventual ODST.  Ha!

 

 

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Whoa...  Who knew I'd be the one to resurrect this thread for the second time?  Oh well...

 

Anyway.  I like my Xbone, even if I'm not a huge fan of the UI right now.  I use my PS4 MUCH more so no wonder I'm not too comfortable with the ins and outs of the Xbone yet.  Looking forward to the UI redesign that seems to be coming eventually.  But, to keep myself from a rambling diatribe I'll get to the point.  The controllers can drive me crazy sometimes.

 

Specifically, I mean I frequently have trouble getting a paired controller to stay paired.  I used to think it was a lack of use kind of thing, but I recently got another controller with the built in headphone jack and had the same issue.  I'd try to turn the system on with the controller and sometimes it just didn't work.  There would be times where the controller would turn on and act as if it was paired but no dice.  No control.  No input. It's kind of silly and kind of annoying.  More than once I've used a direct USB connection to get it going.  But this morning that wasn't even working, so I browsed an xbox forum where it seemed people were having similar issues.  One guy said he contacted support and they weren't very helpful.  Another guy said he unplugged the system and that did the trick.  I tried that and it seems to have worked.  Fingers crossed.

 

So, in the end...  What the HELL, Microsoft?

 

Also...  Halo 4 is still super pretty.

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Whoa...  Who knew I'd be the one to resurrect this thread for the second time?  Oh well...

Anyway.  I like my Xbone, even if I'm not a huge fan of the UI right now.  I use my PS4 MUCH more so no wonder I'm not too comfortable with the ins and outs of the Xbone yet.  Looking forward to the UI redesign that seems to be coming eventually.  But, to keep myself from a rambling diatribe I'll get to the point.  The controllers can drive me crazy sometimes.

Specifically, I mean I frequently have trouble getting a paired controller to stay paired.  I used to think it was a lack of use kind of thing, but I recently got another controller with the built in headphone jack and had the same issue.  I'd try to turn the system on with the controller and sometimes it just didn't work.  There would be times where the controller would turn on and act as if it was paired but no dice.  No control.  No input. It's kind of silly and kind of annoying.  More than once I've used a direct USB connection to get it going.  But this morning that wasn't even working, so I browsed an xbox forum where it seemed people were having similar issues.  One guy said he contacted support and they weren't very helpful.  Another guy said he unplugged the system and that did the trick.  I tried that and it seems to have worked.  Fingers crossed.

So, in the end...  What the HELL, Microsoft?

Also...  Halo 4 is still super pretty.

Hmm...I have had my Xbone since launch, and I haven't had that problem. I did have the HDMI in port system on my box go bad, which is annoying, as I actually used the tv features with Kinect. Still, it is no RRoD or anything.

As for the UI, the xbone one has issues, but I despise the PS4 one. That endless bar of apps? Hate it. There is so much wasted space. I never loved the XMB on the PS3, but it felt a lot more functional. In fairness, I barely play my PS4, as I play almost all multi-plat games on my PC, and those that don't come out on PS4 (mostly sports games), I get for Xbone. Other than a couple games of Rocket League, I haven't turned my PS4 on since I beat Bloodborne a few months ago. I only say all of this because I find the differences in cosole usage between people interesting, since the consoles themselves are not particularly dissimilar.
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Have you hooked the controllers up with usb and done the firmware updates?
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I love my new Xbone. I am trying to finish Batman, so I can move on to something else. Only have a few games, but I am enjoying it. I hooked up Assassin's Creed Unity this past weekend after getting it on the cheap at Target. I hate what I have played so far, but that might change. I am sucker for these games. I have beaten and played every one of them on the 360, but something about this one feels wrong.

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Have you hooked the controllers up with usb and done the firmware updates?

I had done the update on the original controller but not my new one yet.  I only got it a couple of days ago so I haven't had a chance to do it yet.  I'll do it soon.

 

COULD432, I prefer the basic simplicity of the PS4 XMB to the Xbone UI, but that's just me.  I still use the B button on the Xbone the wrong way sometimes and end up launching stuff with it.  It just confuses me every now and then.  Ha!  In the end, I'm just happy to play good games wherever they may be... assuming I can find the time.

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So I've gotten Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, my XB1 set up, and my free trial of Xbox Live going--anyone up for some co-op?

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Buying it BF. Loving Halo 5 MP and I'm not a big MP player.
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Every day after getting home from the commute, excluding last Tuesday, Xbox Live has been down for me these past 7 days. What a fucking shit show of a service. And this was after Snoop called out Bill Gates on youtube.
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I tried to play Dragon Age: Inquisition last night and kept getting booted out of the game.  Because service was disrupted.  And I needed to be online to enjoy my single player experience.

 

 

Oh well.

 

In all seriousness though, I did ponder on the logistics of this mess.  I was playing via a downloaded version of the game from EA Access.  Is THAT why I needed the online connection?  Or is it an EA thing, and this would happen even if I was playing off a retail disc?  But whatever.  I'll try again another time.  

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Everyone needs to play Rocket League on X1.

So simple...so friggin addicting.
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I tried to play Dragon Age: Inquisition last night and kept getting booted out of the game.  Because service was disrupted.  And I needed to be online to enjoy my single player experience.




Oh well.

In all seriousness though, I did ponder on the logistics of this mess.  I was playing via a downloaded version of the game from EA Access.  Is THAT why I needed the online connection?  Or is it an EA thing, and this would happen even if I was playing off a retail disc?  But whatever.  I'll try again another time.  

So first thing you need to do is go to Settings -> Personalization -> My Home Xbox. Then make sure your console is tagged as your "home xbox" which allows you to play your digital games when offline.

Then go to Network Settings -> Go Offline, manually kick your xbox offline so it doesn't do any of those authentication checks.

This works on games you purely own digitally bought with your own money. But I did a check with my EA Access stuff and because it can't authenticate with the third party EA servers while offline that doesn't work for your loaner games. So until Microsoft sorts their shit, no Dragon Age for you.
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Awesome!  Thanks mongycore!  I'll tinker with the settings later.  I have plenty of other stuff that your tips will help with down the line.

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Everyone needs to play Rocket League on X1.

So simple...so friggin addicting.

Buying it this weekend when I have my kids.  They will go nutz over it.

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A XB1 console came up locally for sale for only $100, 500 GB.

includes 1 controller

 

Is there a list someplace of XB1 exclusive games?

stuff that's not available on PS4

 

I already have a PS4 & just want to see what I'm missing before making the purchase...

and is a $100 a pretty good deal?

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This site here got you bro.

Highlights:

Forza Horizon 2 & 3
Forza Motorsport 5 & 6
Gears of War 4
Halo 5
Halo Masterchief Collection
Sunset Overdrive
Ori and the Blind Forest (original or definitive edition)
Killer Instinct (3 seasons of content available)
Rare Replay
FRU (Kinect Required Title)
Fantasia (Kinect Required)
Halo Wars 1 & 2
Dead Rising 3 & 4
Recore
Ryse
Quantum Break
Astroneer (early access)
Cities Skylines
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
Dance Central (Kinect Only)
Everspace (is this on PS4? It might be now)
Forza Horizon 2 Fast and the Furious (this was free last year, not sure if they're charging for it now)
Max Curse of the Brotherhood
Phantom Dust
Slime Rancher (early access)
The Solus Project
Subnautica (early access)
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