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For the last couple of years, I’ve been spending the majority of my gaming time on Xbox One. Previous to this, I had three different Xbox 360’s, all set up in different rooms, ready to go as and when my gaming hit needed fixing.

That all changed with the introduction of Microsoft’s new console. Gone were the days of being able to escape the wife and kids, banish myself to the spare room and indulge in a few gaming sessions without interruption. The price just wasn’t right for a luxury second offering and an old 360 was more than useful as a TV player.

Instead, the single solitary Xbox One was placed, pride of place in the living room, acting as a hub for not just my gaming needs, but my TV watching and motion controlled magic moments. I was using my Xbox One as Microsoft had initially planned…as the central machine behind my families needs.

But then the focus was shifted away from TV and even further from Kinect. Phil Spencer had plans to bring the very best games to Xbox One and you were never going to hear me complain. Even though I was a big fan of the TV angle, I understood fully that Xbox One should be classed as a gaming console first and foremost. The games flowed, my Gamerscore rose and I was more than happy.

But come Gamescom 2015, the news that Xbox One will soon become a DVR, capable of recording TV shows direct from the planner made me sit up and take notice yet again. It now seems perfect for a place in the bedroom or spare room…any room in fact. Also, If you are an avid gamer who enjoys playing games through long sessions then you should consider buying a good gaming chair. There are many top rated cheap gaming chairs available on the market that are well padded and are quite comfortable.

As a cable TV owner who doesn’t have access to multiroom other than via a laptop or mobile and is stuck with just the one recordable device, an Xbox One set up in a spare room makes complete and utter sense. So much sense that it is now more than reasonable to consider owning a second console just to watch and record TV through. The fact that I can then hide away yet again, taking in hardcore gaming sessions in peace is just a bonus.

Xbox One arrived a long time ago, but now it’s time to invest in a second. Just maybe not that stunning Halo 5 Limited Edition one eh!?

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phar0ahad3
phar0ahad3
6 years ago

if you dont have a ps4 i think its a complete waste of money

durka durka
durka durka
Reply to  phar0ahad3
6 years ago

I said it before and ill say it again, you are comparing over 100 million people on steam with the master race.

The comparison is idiotic. Even a small percentage of that amount out is far higher than the console user base.

Most streamers stream lol minecraft, wow or console games

phar0ahad3
phar0ahad3
Reply to  durka durka
6 years ago

what are you talking about ?

durka durka
durka durka
Reply to  phar0ahad3
6 years ago

about the clueless ressearch that claims only 38% of pc gamers play on 1080p when infact that is more than current next gen consoles combined.

phar0ahad3
phar0ahad3
Reply to  durka durka
6 years ago

Huh ? most games run at 1080p on ps4………

durka durka
durka durka
Reply to  phar0ahad3
6 years ago

Those run 1080p on old pcs as well.

Triton
Triton
6 years ago

Just stream the game to your PC.

ASSASSYN
ASSASSYN
6 years ago

No I will be getting the Halo 5 Limited Edition xbox one.

spideynut71
spideynut71
6 years ago

Already have. My wife and I game side-by-side on the couch, with twin 55″ curved OLEDs and twin X1s, playing TESO together.

SpetsnazAIRBORNE
SpetsnazAIRBORNE
Reply to  spideynut71
6 years ago

Sounds like the gaming dream right there

spideynut71
spideynut71
Reply to  SpetsnazAIRBORNE
6 years ago

It’s great….but the best part is having a loving wife, who’s also a gamer. 😉

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