Microsoft unveils Xbox One

Microsoft has unveiled its latest Xbox games console in a live video on its website. The new system is called the Xbox One.

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What the tech writers like about Xbox One

Engadget's Darren Murph praised the Xbox One's "retro" aesthetics and Blu-ray capability but criticised the console's inability to play games from earlier models.


I love the almost-retro boxy look of the #Xbox One. Not sure I love its inability to play 360 games, though. Inclusion of Blu-ray rules.

"Microsoft's next-generation console is quite an ambitious product, promising to unifying absolutely everything you do in the living room," wrote Hunter Skipworth for

Gizmodo's Kyle Wagner was impressed by the voice-activated channel and input switching.

"This will work via a HDMI pass-through, so this won’t replace your set-top box — rather, it reduces the number of controllers you have to use, and the input switching you have to do on your TV," he wrote.


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