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Microsoft shows off Xbox One dashboard and gameplay in video

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Mon Oct 28 2013, 14:32

GAMES CONSOLE MAKER Microsoft has released its second Xbox One video in a week.

The last one was all about how exciting the machine and its games and your life will be, while this one is more about the features of the Xbox One. The most obvious feature on display is the dashboard that greets gamers between games, or video on demand, or whatever they are doing with the console.

"Meet Xbox One" is the title of the latest video clip from Microsoft marketing, and the dashboard, Kinect, and some games are all featured players.

The video kicks off with "Xbox On", the incantation that Kinect users must evoke when they want their machine to spin to life, then it takes you through the new dashboard and through the profile and hello pages.

From there we can see that you might be able to watch films like Pacific Rim by asking the Xbox to go to it. If you are watching that multi-million dollar movie and want to know what is happening in the virtual world around you, you can say "Xbox go to activity feed", and it will take you tmhere. The video shows Pacific Rim pausing during this experience.

Other features that we knew are coming include a voice command that tells the Xbox to record a clip as it happens, and the ability to go directly to a game once it has been installed.

The experience you are shown is what might happen if you have a very short attention span. The trailer nips from a film into a game, into a television show, and then jumps into a Skype conversation, all in the space of a few seconds. µ


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