Microsoft Offers Fans Early Hands-On With Xbox One

#1Dev445Posted 9/12/2013 6:49:25 AM
by Mike Futter

You've read the reports, and you've seen the games. Now, Microsoft is giving fans across North America a chance to demo the Xbox One before it arrives in stores on November 22, 2013.

Larry Hryb (Major Nelson), Xbox Live's director of programming, is taking a tour of the United States and Canada to give fans a chance to get their hands on the Xbox One. He's kicking off the excursion in New England next week.

You'll be able to find him and the hardware at the following Microsoft Retail Store locations:

September 19, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Burlington, VT
Burlington Mall

September 20, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Boston, MA
The Shops at Prudential Center

October 23, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Orlando, FL
Mall at Millennia

October 27, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Edmonton, Edmonton, Canada

December 6, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Fashion Square

No tickets are required, which means crowds are likely to be big. If you're interested in attending, Microsoft suggests arriving early.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/09/12/microsoft-offers-fans-early-hands-on-with-xbox-one.aspx
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#2maheo30Posted 9/12/2013 6:52:41 AM
Orlando? I just may have to check it out. That isn't to far from where I live.
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#3Reflex-ArcPosted 9/12/2013 7:00:33 AM
I got a call from the Microsoft Playtest Group on Monday inviting me out to do a 2 hour session. I was pretty sure I was going to get some hands on time with the console...

...and then, after the initial interview, I didn't qualify for that particular study.

It made me a sad panda. :(
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#4Sniper_BrosefPosted 9/12/2013 7:03:59 AM
Saw this on Reddit last night. They're going to be nowhere near me.
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#5yanksfan4247Posted 9/12/2013 7:05:27 AM
I guess I should have worded my topic title better :/
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#6yazman666Posted 9/12/2013 7:08:28 AM
I live in Miami....as much tempting as it is...there is no way im driving up 300 miles to play the xbone...gas its too expensive nowdays.
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#7MRL3G3NDPosted 9/12/2013 7:26:45 AM
This sounds stupid; why are they not releasing demo kits to retailers?

this is a baaaad bad sign
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#8yazman666Posted 9/12/2013 7:29:31 AM
But it looks bad on both sides...because Sony even with an earlier release date hasn't offer demos to retailers yet...not that i know anyways.
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#9TreasureHunterGPosted 9/12/2013 7:30:49 AM
MRL3G3ND posted...
This sounds stupid; why are they not releasing demo kits to retailers?

this is a baaaad bad sign

Major Nelson is in charge of escorting the single functioning XBOne across the country
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#10Dev445(Topic Creator)Posted 9/12/2013 7:31:58 AM
I'm not even remotely close to any of these, so I'll have to wait to release
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