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# 173897 10-Jun-2015 08:18
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In case you are soon looking for an xbox one, there should be some more deals soon, given a new one is on its way.

1TB standard version, ( meaning the 500GB gets a price cut) with a built in 3.5 mm jack, in the controller, like the ps4 has, so no need to buy the separate chat adapter.

More details here:

Available for pre order MS Store at least for now.

I know $649, why would you, however, im sure JB's or the Warehouse will do more specials on them soon.


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  # 1322310 10-Jun-2015 16:44
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does it still use AAA batteries? because replacing batteries ( instead of plugging in the controller to charge) is still relatively inconvenient

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  # 1322316 10-Jun-2015 16:52
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does the inbuilt 3.5 have the buttons for mute etc?



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  # 1322553 11-Jun-2015 07:03
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Still uses batteries, and or the recharge kit. Which if you buy decent versions of either, don't have to be changed that often, i get at least 10 hours from mine.

If you use the 3.5 jack on the controller only, the controls are on console for it, although they have yet to show it.

Also the controller will do wireless firmware updates, and the have adjusted the bumpers, no specifics on "adjusted".


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  # 1324101 13-Jun-2015 16:16
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I want the new controller with wifi adaptor for Windows.  Hopefully it will also work with 8.1 instead of waiting for 10. 

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  # 1324162 13-Jun-2015 19:15
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I remember reading somewhere the wireless xbox one controller would only work with windows 10.  Which is sort of bad, but hopefully shouldnt be too much of a problem.  Im sure someone will get it to work under linux as well.

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  # 1397212 30-Sep-2015 11:09
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Some more information on this:


It’s day two in our week full of bundles and to help gamers get into the holiday spirit, we’re packing a punch today with value like never before. We’re excited to unveil theXbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle featuring a few of our favorites from the greatest games lineup in our history: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay and a full-game download of Ori and the Blind Forest. With 1TB of storage, you can play and store more games than ever, including your Xbox 360 favorites thanks to Xbox One Backward Compatibility.

With the Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle, fans can look forward to:


  • Experiencing the original Gears of War rebuilt from the ground up in 1080p, including 60FPS competitive multiplayer with 19 maps and six game modes and five campaign chapters never released on console.
  • Accessing the entire Xbox 360 Gears or War collection to play on Xbox One through Backward Compatibility at no additional cost when you play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live by Dec. 31, 2015.
  • Playing a jaw-dropping collection of 30 iconic games with Rare Replay, fromBattletoads and Banjo-Kazooie to Perfect Dark and more.
  • And immersing themselves in the critically acclaimed action-platformer, Ori and the Blind Forest.

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  # 1400763 6-Oct-2015 10:15
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Dstarzero: does it still use AAA batteries? because replacing batteries ( instead of plugging in the controller to charge) is still relatively inconvenient

I find the opposite to be true.  With a rechargeable battery I have one plugged in and charging, and one in the controller.   It lasts forever, but I don't need to play with a cable shoved in the front of my controller if my battery dies.  I just swap the charged battery for the dead one and go, it takes about 15 secs to go from zero charge to full charge. 

I've also found the AA option really quite good as a backup when I forgot to charge my spare.  I'd rather do that than have cables running to the controller while playing.

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  # 1401177 6-Oct-2015 18:02
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I have multiple controllers for that reason. The xbox play and charge pack is lightyears ahead of sticking in a pair of nimh AA's for run time IME. Its a little lithium pouch cell inside it and some circuitry. One controller on charge in a dock from the warehouse for $5 and use the other one. When its low, swap them over in a break in the game.

NiMH in the controller seemed to start to drop out really quickly after it said it was low.


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