Microsoft Xbox One Overview Updated March 14, 2020

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Xbox One replaced Xbox 360 in 2013 as Microsoft’s flagship video game console. It’s a direct competitor to Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Nintendo’s Wii U. Microsoft originally positioned Kinect to be an integral part of Xbox One, but security concerns and low consumer/developer interest have contributed to the motion tracking and voice recognition device becoming somewhat of an afterthought. Unlike PS4, Xbox One One supports backwards compatibility for select previous generation games.

The console’s connectivity options and tech specs include HDMI, three USB 3.0 ports, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, 1.75 GHz 8-Core AMD custom CPU, Blu-ray/DVD optical drive, non-replaceable 500GB/1TB hard drive (supports external storage), 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet. Exclusive Xbox One game titles include Sunset Overdrive, Halo 5: Guardians, Gears of War 4, and Crackdown 3.

Xbox One Stories March 14

expiredHalt AA purchases with Microsoft’s Xbox One Play + Charge Kit: $20 (Save 20%)

Amazon is offering the Microsoft Xbox One Play and Charge Kit for $19.99 Prime shipped. If you are not a Prime member, orders that exceed $25 will qualify for free shipping. That’s $5 off the typical rate there and is a match for the lowest price we have tracked at Amazon in 2.5 years. One area where Sony’s controller beats Microsoft’s is that its has rechargeable battery inside to prevent the need of buying AAs. Thankfully you can nab this Microsoft kit for an easy upgrade that’ll bring similar functionality to your beloved console. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Xbox One Stories February 8

expiredDeclutter with Amazon’s Dual Xbox One Controller Charging Station at under $18

Amazon is offering its AmazonBasics Dual Charging Station for Xbox One for $17.82 Prime shipped. If you are not a Prime member, orders that exceed $25 will qualify for free shipping. That’s 25% off the typical rate there and is the best Amazon offer we have tracked in a year. Having docked each one of my console controllers for years, I heartily recommend picking one of these up. I love that I’m able to game without worrying that batteries may be depleted. An additional perk that should not be understated is just how tidy it has made my setup. This kit docks two Xbox One controllers and comes with the necessary rechargeable battery packs to do so. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Xbox One Stories January 14

expiredPower two Xbox One controllers with Amazon’s Charging Station: $19.50 (20% off)

Amazon is offering its AmazonBasics Dual Charging Station for Xbox One for $19.55 Prime shipped. If you are not a Prime member, orders that exceed $25 will qualify for free shipping. That’s about 20% off the typical rate there and is the lowest price we have tracked in nine months. I’ve been a huge fan of controller charging docks for years. Right now every single one of my game controllers is tidily topped off in my game room, yielding a clean look that also ensures I’m ready to play whenever the mood strikes. This specific offering is able to power two Xbox One controllers and comes with the necessary battery packs to do so. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Xbox One Stories December 19, 2019

expiredAmazon offers Microsoft’s official Xbox One Chat Headset for $19.50 (Save 20%)

Amazon is offering the Microsoft Xbox One Chat Headset for $19.46 Prime shipped. If you are not a Prime member, orders that exceed $25 will qualify for free shipping. That’s 20% off the typical rate there and is the lowest Amazon offer we have tracked in more than a year. This headset plugs directly into the Xbox One Wireless Controller and features a “responsive microphone with adjustable boom.” Adding this to your gaming gear allows you to easily chat with friends online, arguably making the gameplay experience much better. Rated 4+ stars from over 60% of reviewers.

Xbox One Stories December 12, 2019

While online multiplayer support has paved the way for friends to game with each other no matter where they are, it does seem to have taken some of focus away from couch co-op support in many games. Thankfully a Fortnite update has been pushed out today that hopefully signals a shift towards local split-screen support in other games too.

There are some limitations when it comes to the new feature, but it is Epic Games’ first attempt and the company has promised to continue improving it. Continue reading to find out everything we know. expand full story

Xbox One Stories November 21, 2019

expiredSeagate’s 2TB Xbox external HDD pairs nicely with your console: $70 (Save $20)

Amazon is offering the Seagate 2TB Xbox External HDD for $69.99 shipped. Also available at Best Buy. That’s up to $20 off the going rate found at retailers like Adorama and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $6. With 2TB of storage, this Xbox external HDD is ready to store up to 50 new titles on your beloved console. Whether you have a fast internet connection or not, having titles always downloaded can be extremely handy. Official branding makes this Xbox external HDD a go-to option for Microsoft console fans. Not only is the word Xbox prominently shown along the top, the official logo and branded green color are also there. Rated 4.4/5 stars. Oh, and if you can live without Xbox branding, check out current offers on similarly-sized drives.

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