so who picked one up on release day and initial thoughts?
mine was at home waiting as i got in from work - well packaged - all necessary cables - not sure on some of the size comparisons as really not that big or heavy - shiny/matt square box functional without flare - smallest instruction manual ever seen although walk through on dashboard
quick to set up but took ages to download everything prob cause everyone picking up on same day - not sure bes idea - could have staggered over few days across world - takes forever to copy game to hard disk although can start to play after certain perentage - got a few games of forza in before leaving it to download everything over night - just stacked them with no issues and all done by morning
forza n fifa both fun and run great but not really sure graphical power really makes them any more fun to play than the older 360 versions - big issue is lack of original games / downloads - fun but not blown away - can't help but feel a little rushed to get to market and nothing spectacular to show off about. Nothing reviewed amazingly well - exclusives all very average - maybe i expected too much. Bit concerned not enough good stuff on the horizon -titanfall and watchdogs next big things and not out till march - could be baron few months
the dashboard is just like windows 8, can make your own and pin stuff to it but not enough on it as yet
xbox live as yet gets you nothing special really after the online gaming services - skype/internet/aps that have on every other machine in some form whether games console/tablet/pc- music n movies will explore later but again have sky and use other online music services
not tried pluging sky box in to it as would involve some kit moving rewiring - would like to know if its just a pass through or any image processing going on - microsoft might have missed a trick here
glad so far had no issues with hardware - joypads def an improvement and kinect seems more responsive than previous - will be interesting to see how this develops