Watch The Xbox One Get Unboxed (Oh Baby…)
For those of you who, like me, have been eagerly awaiting details of what’s coming in the package for Microsft’s next-generation console, we can finally put our minds at ease.
Embedded above is an official video from Xbox which shows the unboxing of the new Xbox One, as presented by Major Nelson.
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You guys all remember Major Nelson, right? Larry Hryb by birth, “Are you a developer?” guy, by reputation.
The first thing that we ought to point out is that the console is coming with a VoIP headset, much like with the Xbox 360. So that’s immediately one criticism down the drain. The other thing is that it will have a 4K-compatible HDMI cable together with a controller and the Kinect module, which is pretty much all you need. Now, the one thing that every PS4 fanboy is no doubt going to pick on (out of pure desperation, since there’s nothing else left) is the powerbrick, which is still a thing with the Xbox One, following on from the Xbox 360. Personally, it’s not much of a bugbear, but others might hold their own opinions. Make of it what you will.
Also explained in the video is the console’s physical layout, including what ports you can find where. The console has a slot-loading Blu-Ray drive (unnecessary if you ask me, but PS4 fanboys again would pick on it if it was not there) and USB3 ports, together with HDMI out and in, digital audio ports, infrared ports and gigabit ethernet for LAN cabling. There’s also a Kensington lock on the back.
Inside the console, there is of course that 500GB hard drive (at least it won’t require mandatory installs this time) and 8-core CPU, and it comes with the now-standard WiFi capability.
From what has been shown here, it’s shaping up to be a pretty great package, wouldn’t you say?
Check out the video for the full exhibition and then be sure to hit the comments and let us know what you think.