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    A hands-on look at Microsoft's new Xbox One




    TOP STORY


    A hands-on look at Microsoft's new Xbox One


    By Mat Sumpter

    Microsoft is out to conquer your living room with the new Xbox One entertainment system. Now marketed as a multimedia system, Microsoft's newest console has winning capabilities — but also some worrisome failures.
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    I applaud Mat's decision to not upgrade (?) this obviously flawed version of Xbox. Potential suiters need to be apprised of this information in order to make an informed decision before determining to buy. Also, this should be a wake up that mediocrity is not acceptable, nor a demanding reason to buy.

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    Mat said: "I recommend purchasing an Xbox Live Gold account (U.S. $60 per year or $10 per month) to access all of the console's features. Microsoft locked online multiplayer capabilities behind the Live Gold paywall on the Xbox 360, along with streaming media options such as Netflix and Hulu Plus. That policy continues with the Xbox One. (Sony, too, put the online multiplayer option into its paid premium service, but it allows media streaming without extra charge.)"

    I am confounded as to why Microsoft believes that streaming already-paid-for media through the Xbox should require an additional $60 charge per year. That is quite a significant toll to a non-gamer for something positioned as a multimedia system.

    Perhaps an update to this article might shed some light on what benefit that additional charge provides.

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