Xbox One Stereo Headset Review

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Xbox One stereo headphones packaging

Today I received my Microsoft Xbox One Stereo Headset.
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In the box

First off, very cool packaging.  The box opens up to reveal the headphones in a foam wrapping, but well presented.  Underneath the headphones are the Micro USB cable and the headphone adapter.

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Amazon Deal: $10 off ‘3 Month Xbox Live Gold Card’

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For a limited time Microsoft and Amazon are offering up their 3 Monh Xbox Live Gold Cards at a $10 discount. What is normally $24.99 can be yours for $14.99. It is not known how long this deal will go for but one can assume it will not be for too much longer. With the recent launch of the Xbox One this is a great time to get on and try out Gold if you have not before or maybe add a few more months to your current Gold. Click the link below and switch to the 3 month option to order yours today. You can get a physical card or a digital copy of your code and there does not appear to be a limit on the amount you can order.

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Edit:  It looks it’s just the physical cards now.

A Full Overview of XBOX One and What Was Revealed

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A new vision for the future comes to life today as Microsoft Corp. unveils Xbox One, the all-in-one gaming and entertainment system created for today and the next generation. At Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash., the company showcased how Xbox One puts you at the center of all your games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype.

“Xbox One is designed to deliver a whole new generation of blockbuster games, television and entertainment in a powerful, all-in-one device,” said Don Mattrick, president, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “Our unique, modern architecture brings simplicity to the living room and, for the first time ever, the ability to instantly switch across your games and entertainment.”

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Microsoft’s ‘New XBOX’ Reveal Live Stream

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Back in February, Sony announced the Playstation 4. While the presentation was a bit lackluster it showed off a beefy new system that will bring a lot to gaming when it hits stores later this year. Now it is Microsoft’s turn. Head to the link below to watch the Live Stream event for the reveal of the newest Xbox. What does Microsoft have in store for us? Well head on over and see for yourself.

XBOX – A New Generation Revealed

“Gears of War: Judgment” VIP Season Pass Offers Big Savings and Exclusive Multiplayer Content

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In addition to Season Pass details, Epic and Microsoft announce a special offer with MAXIM providing free access to Execution mode and two new multiplayer maps post-launch

The war for Sera ignites on 22nd March with the highly anticipated release of “Gears of War: Judgment” in the UK. To give you a leg up on the competition, the VIP Season Pass for “Judgment” will be available at launch for 1600 Microsoft Points, providing players with a more than 20 percent discount across a broad range of content, including six multiplayer maps, two new modes and nine exclusive unlocks.

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New Xbox to be Announced April 26th?!?

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There is a pretty solid rumor going around as offered up by CVG saying that Microsoft is planning a big event for April 26th. It makes sense that this would be the announcement of the next Xbox system. Sony has dished out the first salvo with their PS4 announcement. It looks like Microsoft is planning and slow building towards the end of April for their big reveal.

What is Microsoft and Xbox Up To??!!??

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Well on Wednesday Sony revealed their next gen console in the Playstation 4 and after that most have been wondering how Microsoft and the Xbox would respond.

There has been no immediate word of a set date for the next Xbox announcement or of a ‘counter attack’. I like this. Xbox does not need to compete. Microsoft just needs to put out the best product it can and not use any innovation as a means of comparison.

I watched the Sony press conference. I was not too impressed. It is next gen. Lots of bells and whistles but it does not seem quite what it could or should be and feels more as if it is progression for progression’s sake.

Nothing is set in stone right now as to when we will hear word on the next Xbox but various web-sites have noe been registering that suggest we should be hearing more sometime soon. XboxEvent.com, XboxE312.com and their 2013 Hosting Summit Site have all been locked in and registered. It’s minor news but such things get the ball rolling.

I very much look forward to the press conference Microsoft will put on. They seem to be more in tune with the presentation side than Sony. I’m not hating on them persay I just feel it was an awkward combination of things very blandly displayed. I am interested in Infamous, Killzone and the new Quantic Dream graphics engine. I like the specs and various things to do with the PS4 but that 2 hour livestream just offered me more yawns than jaw dropping awe. Here’s to hoping their showing at E3 is a little more style and substance than what was viewed Wednesday.

XNA Has Been Discontinued

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XNA is the programming tool set from Microsoft that has allowed many an indie game developer to help create quality games such as Bastion and Fez. As of now XNA is no longer being supported and is being discontinued. No word on if anything will be replacing it. this could possibly have to do with a new system and the future of it and its connection to such development tools.

Gears of Wars: Judgement – The Guts of Gears Trailer

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Microsoft and Epic Games today unveiled a new “Gears of War: Judgment” video entitled “The Guts of Gears,” giving fans an in-depth preview of the most intense and action-packed “Gears” campaign yet. This new video for the highly anticipated Xbox exclusive, which launches on 22 March, 2013, is narrated by the game’s hero and fan-favourite Lt. Baird; offering a sneak peek at the wealth of exciting new campaign features, including the dynamic Smart Spawn System, new weapons, dynamic defense scenarios, Declassified Missions, new player rewards, and more.

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