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Wait, what? The Xbox One controller still uses AA batteries? I had no idea :0
Way to go, Microsoft.




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My shock from PC 120 FPS to 30 FPS on console is still not solved. But i am working on it.



iceland said:

So I got an Xbox One and I gotta say it looks pretty snazzy next to my betamax and 20 inch tube TV, in all seriousness I think it's a great looking console (albeit big). If it was smaller I'd argue it's one of the best looking consoles (perhaps only behind the PS4).

By the way I was cleaning my Xbox One with a microfiber cloth but I shined some light directly on it and it has like a million scratches! What the hell am I supposed to use to clean this thing with? Also if anyone knows how to take out these scratches that'd be awesome!

My impressions

UI looks great! I still feel like the 360's was easier to navigate, this might be a lot better if I had a kinect. Controller is awesome, basically the 360 controller evolved. The smaller grips on the sticks took me some time to get used to, they even irritated my thumbs in my first long play session with it. Bumpers are the only questionable change, it depends on the game I'm playing, usually it doesn't bother me because I hold the controller with my pointer fingers hanging on the side of them, which I guess this controller was designed for, still it feels like I have to use a little more force if I'm not exactly on the edge. My biggest problem is that the controller uses AA batteries... really MS? Did I discover a time machine?

System still seems to be missing a lot of features the 360 had, most notable voice messages, the whole snapping thing for achievement progress and stuff is cool, using it for Parties is slightly annoying. I personally think the 360 guide did a lot of things perfectly. Using the HDMI in for TV is nice, at least it frees up an HDMI port on my TV. I've had a few instances where my Xbox froze or the UI was lagging so badly it was nearly impossible to use, thankfully that has only happened a few times.

Anyways I guess I should talk about the games I've played.

MCC - This was the reason I got an Xbone, this was also the reason I almost regretted getting one. I'm a huge Halo fan and 343i really dropped the ball on this one. Online didn't work and neither did parties, I got this to play with friends and it was impossible to do. Unbelievable! Also what ever happened to the dedicated servers? The few matches I did manage to get in had red bars, though the lag wasn't too bad ( saw others lagging tho). Very disappointed with this game, it has hurt my love for the franchise. I'm not playing this game till the H5 beta.

Sunset Overdrive - This game is AMAZINGGGGG, seriously my GOTY. I was so right to get hyped for this game early on. If you own an Xbox One and don't have this game you're dead to me! Visually this game looks beautiful, but where this game really shines is the gameplay, traversing throughout the city is a lot of fun, hell I never used fast travel at all because of this! The story is complete cheese but that adds to the charm, the ending was awesome :) I don't normally buy season passes but I will for this game if the DLC looks good.

Watch Dogs - Honestly I haven't put much time into this game but I like how you can be really stealthy if you want, still haven't grasped everything I can do in this game but from what I've played it seems like a decent game.

Minecraft - It's minecraft... nuff said xD

I also have AC IV and Unity (got the bundle), Shadow of Mordor, and all the GWG games.

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Also on a minor note, I really like the Xbox One game cases xD

In response to  hating the controller using AA batteries. The ps4 controller onnly last about 6 hours before charging. The batteries last morethen 20 hours . You can always get the play charge kit and they last just as much as the AA bateries. Rather have that , then having t keep charging every 6 hours. can get annoying , at least for me lol



I would also recommend Dead Rising 3. Also pretty much all glossy consoles scratch easily. I'm hoping they will have a matte finish version in the near future.



Glad people are liking SO. It didn't seem to sell very well, but its my GOTY too. In fact, best game I've played in 18 months.



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mZuzek said:
Wait, what? The Xbox One controller still uses AA batteries? I had no idea :0
Way to go, Microsoft.


i prefer AA batteries at it least more then 20 hours before you have to chnage it. its better then having to charge it every 6 hours  or even worse have your game interrupted because the built in battery doesn't last long. 



dane007 said:

i prefer AA batteries at it least more then 20 hours before you have to chnage it. its better then having to charge it every 6 hours  or even worse have your game interrupted because the built in battery doesn't last long. 

At least I don't have to spend extra money on batteries. Every 6 hours is nothing compared to the Gamepad's 4, and even that isn't all that obnoxious in my opinion. That said, I'm getting a Pro Controller in a couple of days and that only has to be charged every 80 hours, so...

Having AA batteries on videogame controllers just sucks. I don't care how much longer it lasts, they have to make rechargeable batteries and then maybe try to make them last as long as possible before recharging, but it's a must. This isn't the 90's anymore.




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Sure man, I'll add you right away. My GT is DWTKarma.



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While i won't debate battery pack vs AA since now they have AA matching battery packs durability the debate is more about taste... I'll argue that an integrated battery pack is retarded... Iwent through 6battery packs last Gen it's cheaper to change just the pack than the pad... Or starting to source component (that's a load of nerdy fun to unbuild electronics though)
Same goes for integrated PSU I'm on my second and third on a lot of equipment...



mzuzek--- theres a charger pack which last as long as the AA batteries. that acts teh same way as the built in battery