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  Reply # 2131257 21-Nov-2018 19:33
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MikeB4:

 

Batman:

 

By the way Noel Leeming is going to sell the Xbox one S for $325 for black friday.

 

Also Xbox is microsoft and I'm already invested in Microsoft. 

 

 

 

 

That is a very tempting price. 

 

 

Warehouse selling the same for $299





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  Reply # 2132042 22-Nov-2018 17:09
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I have narrowed it down (slightly) to either Xbox One X or PS4 Pro. I guess thats a start.





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  Reply # 2132052 22-Nov-2018 17:31
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I have no complaints with the X





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  Reply # 2132055 22-Nov-2018 17:40
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Batman:

 

I have no complaints with the X

 

 

 

 

At least it is black and matches the rest of our components tongue-out





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  Reply # 2132152 22-Nov-2018 19:20
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They don't sell X in white?





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  Reply # 2132153 22-Nov-2018 19:21
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MikeB4:

 

Batman:

 

I have no complaints with the X

 

 

 

 

At least it is black and matches the rest of our components tongue-out

 

 

Make sure you use Minecraft controllers - get a pink piggy and a green boxy one.





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  Reply # 2132157 22-Nov-2018 19:29
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Batman:

 

They don't sell X in white?

 

 

 

 

From what I can determine the One S is only in white and the One X is only in black. I may be wrong though. My old One S that I gave away earlier this year was white and just looked wrong in the component rack





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  Reply # 2132158 22-Nov-2018 19:33
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Makes sense





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  Reply # 2132371 23-Nov-2018 08:24
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MikeB4:

 

From what I can determine the One S is only in white and the One X is only in black. I may be wrong though. My old One S that I gave away earlier this year was white and just looked wrong in the component rack

 

 

You can get the One X either black or white now.

 

Which is handy if you want the One X but need to sneak it past the wife.

 

Get a white One X and tell the missus you only spent $300 on your shiny new console. cool




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  Reply # 2132374 23-Nov-2018 08:34
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MikeB4:

 

From what I can determine the One S is only in white and the One X is only in black. I may be wrong though. My old One S that I gave away earlier this year was white and just looked wrong in the component rack

 

 

You can get the One X either black or white now.

 

Which is handy if you want the One X but need to sneak it past the wife.

 

Get a white One X and tell the missus you only spent $300 on your shiny new console. cool

 

 

Never going to work, my wife has worked in IT for 20+ years she will know in a flashsmile





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  Reply # 2132403 23-Nov-2018 09:10
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MikeB4:

 

I have narrowed it down (slightly) to either Xbox One X or PS4 Pro. I guess thats a start.

 

 

Mike, have you also checked out forums and websites with a disability focus (and particularly those that deal with the disability/technology nexus)?

 

I'm not knocking the advice offered here, but just thinking that you may get real-world advice on this from others with disabilities that will be more pertinent to your own circumstances.

 

 




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  Reply # 2132417 23-Nov-2018 09:28
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@jonathan18 excellent point, could I trouble you for a couple of links. smile





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MS do the adaptive controller too now, not saying its something you need, but options are always good, for thos that may have difficulties with regular controllers.

 

 

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/p/xbox-adaptive-controller/8nsdbhz1n3d8

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2133492 24-Nov-2018 19:36
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I ended up getting a Xbox One X. Thanks for the help and advice I really appreciate it.




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@MikeB4 - thought of this thread when I came across this article on Stuff:

 

 

While many parents around the country nag their teenagers to switch off their gaming consoles, Wellington mum Vulori Daunibau smiles when she watches her 14-year-old son Sai play Xbox. 

 

Video gaming has always been one of the sports-mad boy's favourite hobbies, but, until recently, he hadn't been able to play properly in five years.

 

The launch two months ago of Xbox's "adaptive" controller, which has two large domed buttons as well as many of the features of a standard controller, made gaming much easier for Sai, Daunibau says.

 

"‚ÄčIt's really boosted his confidence. It's very accessible. It only took him a few hours to get into it."

 

For the first time since his accident, Sai was able to play his favourite game, NBA2K18, as easily as his mates. 

 

He was one of the first people in New Zealand to try the new technology, an opportunity for which his mum said the family was grateful.

 

"He feels he's been recognised, even at that age with a disability."

 

The adaptive controller is an example of "accessible" technology – "tools which aid independence, empower people to be quicker, faster" – Microsoft's Jenny Lay-Flurrie says.

 

The product, including its packaging, which can be opened without scissors, was designed "for and with people with disabilities". Microsoft worked with United States war veterans on the development.

 

Hiring people with a range of disabilities is part of the tech giant's strategy to create better technology for all, Lay-Flurrie says.

 

[...]

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/108956284/the-xbox-controller-and-other-devices-changing-lives-of-people-with-disabilities


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