Mark your calendars, gamers: Microsoft announced that the Xbox One will launch on Nov. 22 in the US, UK, and select countries worldwide.
As is tradition for new console releases, the Xbox One hits shelves in time for the holidays with a big-ticket price tag of $500. The Xbox One does come with a new Kinect, powerful graphics processing, and advanced wireless performance . . . but is it enough?
After the One's reveal, many gamers voiced their concerns over the inability to share games with friends, having to connect to the Internet every 24 hours, and privacy issues with the always-on eyes and ears of the new Kinect.
Microsoft addressed the used games issues, saying in a statement that users can buy both disc or digital games and "anyone can play your games on your console — regardless of whether you are logged in or their relationship to you." On the matter of privacy, Microsoft commented that living room conversation is "not being recorded or uploaded" and "Xbox Off" will disable the Kinect sensor until the user voices the "Xbox On" command.
Click on to see the newly redesigned Xbox 360.