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Unboxing the Xbox One

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We’re sorry for the lateness, gentle readers, but our video of unboxing the Xbox One finally up and running! I got an intimate look at the next gen console from Microsoft and saw what it can do once plugged in. Purist gamers can cry foul all they want about the emphasis on home entertainment in the Xbox One, but once you start playing around with it, it’s pretty darn cool.

Joining me in this video is Mr. Rico, a GameStop part-timer. He was gracious enough to wait for me to come over last Sunday morning to film his unboxing of the new system.

One of the features I didn’t get to record was how the navigation with hand movements worked. If you don’t want to use voice commands, you can use hand movements like with the first Kinect. As you may have read before, technical improvements were made to the Kinect model. Spacial interpretation improved greatly, and apparently, it can scan your heart rate and stuff. One feature I noticed while Rico was navigating through the Home Page, was that the Kinect was picking up the opening and closing of his hands. This gesture allowed you to pick up a pin and move it around. Moving your hand forward over a pin gave the illusion that you’re pressing a button on-screen, and releasing would open the file.

As far as day-one system updates go, the Xbox One took less time installing than the PS4. However, it makes up for that in the time you have to wait for you game to install to your system. The games run pretty large, so be prepared to wait a bit when you pop in a new game for the first time.

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Christina Janke

Christina Janke

Host of Intro to Geek on Shauncastic.com. Her love of all things Mass Effect knows no bounds. She also carries an obsession with comic books, video games, and quirky television shows. Her heroes are Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, and Gail Simone, and hopes to be just like them when she grows up.