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Microsoft Unboxes An Xbox One, Now With Headset

Whereas Microsoft’s other Xbox One-80s have been deafening changes in policy requiring much media attention, they’ve decided to quietly announce that the Xbox One will now ship with a headset, after confirming it wouldn’t in June. Thank god. I have no doubt the Kinect is a powerful and thoroughly impressive piece of technology, but relying on it for voice chat would’ve been a disaster.

Now that I no longer have to worry about everything the Kinect picks up in each player’s room while unleashing zesty Adam flavored fury in Halo 4, I’m a wee bit more excited to get my hands on the Xbox One.

Watch as Xbox Live’s Major Nelson unboxes one of the first Xbox One consoles to leave the production line, after the jump.

Here’s a closer look at the headset that now comes with the console and the controller.

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  • wildgator25

    …. won’t be long now…. at this rate….we might even get a free game included. 🙂

    That’s how Microsoft rolls!

    (sarcasm meter @ 98% and climbing)

    • ThunderDragoon

      Right? XD They are such pushovers. Just ask them anything, get enough people to complain, and they’ll do it. It’s so funny watching all of this unravel.

      • wildgator25

        …and yet so good for me and others who are getting an Xbox One. Seems that the only people complaining now are the Playstation folks. Jealous much?

        Keep on bashing the last few things (if you can think of any more) and Microsoft will keep sweetening the pot for me!!!

        Thanks ThunderDragoon! You are helping make my system choice even more wise!

        • Adam Dodd


        • ThunderDragoon

          I just find it funny how the only way for them to get ahead is to change everything they said at the start. It’s hilarious. I don’t care what system people get, I’m just enjoying the show.

  • wildgator25

    This is my whole point Adam. Not only on this site, but across multiple sites that write articles about Xbox One and PS4; every article in the beginning about Xbox One’s restrictive policies were met with hatred from the Sony crowd and many Xbox 360 owners. As the hatred was spread and Microsoft LISTENED to it’s fanbase (and their bank accounts), Microsoft began to change it’s policies for the better.

    Now, ON EVERY ARTICLE, you have at least one Sony fanboy or whatever you/they want to call them/themselves getting in a tizzy because Microsoft did something positive. What the fuck man?? At least 90% of those people have made it up in their mind that they are NOT BUYING AN XBOX ONE, regardless of what happens between reveal and launch. So why bother to make snide remarks when you don’t have a fucking plan on buying the system in the first place? It’s almost as idiotic as Microsoft fanboys posting on Sony articles about the latest PS3 firmware brick issue. They are quick to forget how many 3 Red Rings were happening in the early days of 360.

    I totally understand that this is a “comment” section. But when you post comments like the ones above, they start to come off a little bit like jealousy if I must say so.

    And by the way, you haven’t seen me trolling the PS4 articles just to get a jab in where I can.

    And, I was perfectly satisfied with Xbox One’s original policies. Everything that’s happened since is just icing on the best cake.

  • Adam Dodd

    I think everyone’s quick to forget that these are corporations that don’t care about you, all they care about is your money. Being a “fanboy” for a faceless corporate entity is the real problem here.

    Sony didn’t choose to make the PS4 a less restricted platform for you, just as Microsoft isn’t removing these restrictions for you. They’re doing it so you’ll buy their shiny boxes, getting them lots of money so they can show it to their shareholders.

    I hate seeing anyone choose sides and defend these giant corporations that literally could not care less about them. Unless the big corporation is Bloody Disgusting. We’re the goddamned Umbrella Corporation of the Internet and YOU BETTER LOVE US.

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