12-04-2013 08:55 PM
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  1. martinmc78's Avatar
    OK. Little advanced but I'm excited. Purpose of this thread is to share experiences with the console on release as it happens. We will all have our own views on games and I think it would be good for us to write up initial reviews as the launch rolls across the time zones so by the time the launch hits the West Coast of the US you guys should have a good idea about any early issues, little tips and tricks, stuff you find really cool or how good games are before you go making purchases. If anyone is going to midnight launches post up pics of queues or random people doing random things.

    I'm having a launch party at my house with a few friends, we all have Friday off so will be putting the new toy through its paces for the majority of the night and day.

    Roll on 00:01 Friday.
    11-19-2013 07:07 AM
  2. Bee Mon's Avatar
    Will record and share to Twitch.TV be available on day one? If so will you be trying it out? Would love to hear / see who well it works! :)
    11-19-2013 08:02 AM
  3. Coreldan's Avatar
    I believe it will be available. Personally I'm not even getting mine on 22nd cos here in Finland we don't even have a release date yet, but even if we did get it on 22nd, my upload bandwidth is only about 0,9mbit, no point even trying to stream.
    11-19-2013 08:20 AM
  4. martinmc78's Avatar
    Will record and share to Twitch.TV be available on day one? If so will you be trying it out? Would love to hear / see who well it works! :)
    If its available I will be trying it out over the course of the night and posting links or videos here.
    11-19-2013 08:25 AM
  5. ncxcstud's Avatar
    I'll be there :). Going to arrive at the Best Buy I preordered from at around 10ish, with powered on cell phone in hand and appropriate clothing. Its going to be cold... and snowy/rainy...
    11-19-2013 08:50 AM
  6. martinmc78's Avatar
    I'll be there :). Going to arrive at the Best Buy I preordered from at around 10ish, with powered on cell phone in hand and appropriate clothing. Its going to be cold... and snowy/rainy...
    Same here - Going to be at my local Game from 10pm - May even dress up as Deadpool and give the line a few laughs.
    11-19-2013 09:05 AM
  7. radmanvr's Avatar
    I am pretty excited also but I did not pre-order the X1. I will depend on what you guys say about it I guess.
    11-19-2013 09:30 AM
  8. ncxcstud's Avatar
    Waiting in line at best buy, one hour to go...
    11-21-2013 11:00 PM
  9. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I an in line with UPS. I have to wait till sometime tomorrow.
    11-21-2013 11:01 PM
  10. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I'd call UPS and ask if they could hold it there, then show up and pick it up in-person as soon as they open, so I don't have to wait for the truck. I sort-of did it once a few years back with a keyboard. It was supposed to get sent out by USPS the next day (arrived at their place in the early afternoon or something), and had my mom stop by there and pick it up a day early.
    11-21-2013 11:06 PM
  11. sinime's Avatar
    less than 2 hours to go! I'll head back to GS in about an hour and a half.

    I wound up getting the second controller (with play and charge kit) and a second play and charge kit for free!... Went in to Gamestop to reserve my place in line for later pickup (I got 14 BTW) and the guy told me I could go ahead and get the 2nd controller and charge kit, to which I replied I had picked those up last week. He said, "No, the system shows you have not received it yet" We argued for about 5 min that I had already received it before I gave up he "canceled" the preorder of the 2nd controller/charge kit, and credit it back to my card.
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    11-21-2013 11:13 PM
  12. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I'd call UPS and ask if they could hold it there, then show up and pick it up in-person as soon as they open, so I don't have to wait for the truck. I sort-of did it once a few years back with a keyboard. It was supposed to get sent out by USPS the next day (arrived at their place in the early afternoon or something), and had my mom stop by there and pick it up a day early.
    I'm in school anyways, so it will probably arrive when school ends.
    11-21-2013 11:22 PM
  13. ncxcstud's Avatar
    10 minutes here. I'm #3 :)
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    11-21-2013 11:54 PM
  14. sinime's Avatar
    When I was at GS earlier, they gave me a shirt, key-chain, Xbox lanyard, and 2 Forza pins. Wife will probably get the shirt as it's only an XL :(

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    11-21-2013 11:55 PM
  15. martinmc78's Avatar
    Just realised i posted all my stuff in the other thread.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1020
    11-22-2013 12:16 AM
  16. ncxcstud's Avatar
    On my way home... Got a free tshirt, foam finger, stress ball, light stick thing, and a bag
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    11-22-2013 12:16 AM
  17. sinime's Avatar
    At the store now... Free pizza! Too bad I already ate 😞
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    11-22-2013 12:42 AM
  18. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I have my tv hooked up to my xbox one, I've tested it out and all. Kinect functions are great, especially while playing a game! Call of Duty Ghosts uses voice commands, which I was amazed by. I haven't noticed any usage in Battlefield 4 as of yet, as far as the Kinect.

    The controller.... Feels great, looks great, and helped me out a bit while playing Ghosts.




    Sent from my iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
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    11-22-2013 03:50 PM
  19. Coreldan's Avatar
    You can lean in BF4 with Kinect as well as request for ammo/health/ride etc that can be found from the commo-rose
    11-22-2013 03:54 PM
  20. sinime's Avatar
    You can lean in BF4 with Kinect as well as request for ammo/health/ride etc that can be found from the commo-rose
    speaking of the Kinect reading leans in BF4... I had to turn it off on Forza... My daughter was in my lap and every time she'd move her head, the screen would rotate to look sideways... It's hard to drive like that ;)

    Anyhow, I am liking the whole Kinect thing, even if it has gotten me killed (DR3) went outside for a sec with no zombies around, daughter started crying and the zombies came and had lunch before I got back.

    BTW, has anyone renamed their XBox? I was listening to last weeks windows developer show podcast, and they mentioned you could do that. One of the guys said he was going to rename his One to "Jarvis"... My wife isn't too into Iron Man, so we've started coming up with other names, "Tardis", "SkyNet", "NSA", "Hal", etc...
    12-04-2013 11:37 AM
  21. kbilly70's Avatar
    BTW, has anyone renamed their XBox? I was listening to last weeks windows developer show podcast, and they mentioned you could do that. One of the guys said he was going to rename his One to "Jarvis"... My wife isn't too into Iron Man, so we've started coming up with other names, "Tardis", "SkyNet", "NSA", "Hal", etc...
    Hal!

    Although I envision this when I tell it to turn off.

    12-04-2013 11:47 AM
  22. spyderzWPC's Avatar
    hey I noticed a tiny bug...its only happened twice so far. But i have had it where the watch tv app just doesn't work. To get it up and running I have to a full power down (I shut it down the pull the power cable) problem resolved. Has anyone else seen this?
    12-04-2013 12:01 PM
  23. Lundon44's Avatar
    My experience can be summarized like this:
    Finally the moment I had been waiting for. I opened the box like a kid at Christmas and hooked the console up as quickly as I could. Somehow I was able to forget all the stress I endured the last few months. I began the set up process.. Hooked up my cable box into the console and was ready to roll. I immediately noticed no One Guide options. A quick Google search informed me this option wasn't available at launch in Canada. I can't describe how much of a disappointment that was. But I would live to deal with it. I began installing all the important apps and then my game discs. Overall I fell in love with the new console but did encounter a lot of bugs along the way. Apps like Skype would freeze on me. NBA2K14 couldn't make it past the boot screen without a "soft reset". And on top of that I have yet to be able to connect to an online game with a friend without the server failing to connect. The Audio CD player app didn't work so great for me. Audio sounded static-like and hissy. Almost missed the ability to rip my cd's to the console and play them while I'm gaming. Voice controls like "Xbox, On" worked some of the time. But when it did on the first try I felt very proud! My pinned apps kept disappearing and re-appearing. I had a hell of a time trying to connect to Fifa '14 for an online friendly. It seemed we both had a ton of router changes to make first. I did experience some online lag from time to time too. And then I experienced some lag within the dashboard too. I found out that holding the power button on the console for 5 sec to reboot would usually get rid of whatever bugs I couldn't escape. I miss my online friend pop-ups and a handful of other things my 360 spoiled me with. It doesn't mean I don't appreciate the new features I just feel like the One is just the beta for what it's meant to be. Or maybe even the Alpha. So many bugs, missing or incomplete features.. I feel like they should have waited until next year and get this thing right.
    Then my Xbox died after 7 days of use. No power to the console at all. A lemon it seemed. Xbox is sending me a replacement as we speak. They advised there majority of issues lie with the Day One editions. Many were damaged during shipping. Replacements should be fine.
    12-04-2013 12:24 PM
  24. N1NJ4K1LL3R's Avatar
    does anybody have a link about renaming the xbox? I couldn't find anything on the internet about it.
    12-04-2013 12:38 PM
  25. Vallos's Avatar
    Go to Settings -> System -> Name

    System Settings on Xbox One - Xbox.com
    12-04-2013 12:56 PM
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