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Xbox One release officially starts new console war

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November 22
1:47 PM 2013

With the Xbox One finally released, the console war is finally on its way to determine who will be king of the console. Released one week after Sony's Playstation 4, the Xbox One aims to become a mainstay in the living room for it is specifically designed to be an all in one central entertainment hub.

Marc Whitten, corporate vice president of Xbox Live, said it's only the beginning of how Microsoft thinks people will use their consoles as home entertainment centers. Whitten also said that Kinect, originally promoted as a tool for hands-free gaming, is increasingly becoming a focal point for the entire Xbox system.

Xbox One, which sells for USD 499, allows users to use Kinect voice and its motion controller to call out favorite television shows or movies, split the TV screen between two different applications and even record and share gameplay with friends on the internet.

Although the lineup of games at the present is not that fantastic, gamers and fanboys alike are confident that Xbox has listened to what they have yearned for and built up from there. Early controversies, including concerns about the ability to resell and share games on the system, didn't appear to have hurt the turnout all over the United States.Now, that is what makes the console wars interesting as game companies are now rushing to produce the next big game.

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