Microsoft Xbox One Ends Eight Year Wait; Arrives with a Bang

May 22, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Breaking the much spoken about hiatus of eight years, Microsoft Corp has pushed to the midst of eager enthusiasts its highly anticipated game and entertainment console Xbox One.

The device comes with an array of exclusive media content and features TV support, upgraded spec, new Kinect and a series of new next-generation games.

And above all, this third generation gaming console responds to voice and gesture commands, thus giving a personalized experience to its users.


The new Xbox One has a shiny black and sleek design and only works in horizontal orientation. The device features a Blu-Ray drive, 8 core CPU and GPU, 8GB of RAM, USB 3.0 and Wi-Fi.

The brand new Kinect sensor in the Xbox One has a better voice recognition system. Simply say “Xbox On” and your console will turn on without a need to log in or wait for software update. Similarly voice commands such as “Go to TV” or “Go to Internet Explorer” can take you there.

Microsoft has done massive upgrades on the console  that allows the One to detect voices even in loud environments. The manufacturer has also improved Kinect’s camera that helps detect your gestures and navigate the Xbox One’s interface.


Multiple commands can be also executed via gestures  – users can stretch their hands and grab the screen in order to return to the home screen.

The Xbox One’s Kinect-enabled voice and gesture controls allow you to instantly switch between TV and gaming. The device will come with 15 exclusive games and will be released later this year.

Here’s a CNET video on the device for you.

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