Category Archive : Gaming Consoles

Xbox One S

Xbox One S as a Party Console?

When the Xbox One S was released in August 2, 2016 it offered a more sleek design and better quality console as the Xbox One. As the Xbox One faded the Xbox One S brought a whole lot improvement in terms of less space and making a smooth transition from HD to Ultra HD.

The smooth transitioning to 4K resolution enabled us a better gaming experience on the Xbox One S. Aside from the 4K resolution the extra bonus of the HDR does wonders for the  gaming console. The 2 TB offers more availability for all your favorite games.

The addition of Alexa in the Xbox One S you have the freedom to lay back and let your smart assistant control thing  like volume and playback features trough all your devices that’s connected trough Alexa.

The Xbox One gamers are slightly divided with the new edition of the Xbox One S HDR. Game like Gears Of War 5, Halo 5 and Forza Horizon 4 are available on the Xbox One, but gamers who have not yet upgraded to the Xbox One S will not be able to play these games with the newly introduced HDR graphics.

What we like

  • If you play am Xbox One game on your Windows PC you are able to continue the games on your console too
  • The Xbox One is able to read and play 4K Bluray
  • The Xbox One is backwards compatible with a lot of Xbox 360 games and even some original Xbox games

What we don’t like

  • The Xbox One S All-Digital edition is more affordable the Xbox One S but it relies largely on a permanent Wi-Fi connection.
  • Kinect requires a special USB adapter with Xbox one S
  • Some people have complained about a clipping sound caused from a faulty fan

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Best Party Games On Xbox One S

We looked at the range of Jackbox Party Packs in a previous post. Some of these games are already available on the Xbox One marketplace. Since we covered the range of these games in our Jackbox Party Pack Review, we will take a look at other party games that you should consider in this section. We focus on any game that can be played by two and more players – who says two can’t have a great time!

Just Dance 2020 – Xbox One Standard Edition

Just Dance is a game that focuses on getting you up and moving. It features tracks like Bad Guy from Billie Eilish. If you are a dance lover then Just Dance 2020 is the ultimate game with 40 songs to dance your socks of to. Just Dance 2020 is also available on other platforms like PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

The Base Game on Xbox One requires 20.2 GB. If you already have other games downloaded on your hard drive the 20.2 GB may result on making space for the game.

Small kids who play Just Dance can be monitored if chose because some of the dance move you have to perform can be suggestive and not appropriate for smaller children. Just Dance however does features 8 new kid friendly songs. Am excellent feature is that you can customize your playlist for a better experience.

You also get acces to Xbox live achievements  or play the game alone. On Xbox Live Multiplayer you can play with 2-6 players. 

Just Dance 2020 does not need the Kinect. You can use your smartphone to keep track of your fast paced dance moves. If you do play Just Dance 2020 with the Kinect you’ll the more complete experience.

Hasbro Family Fun Pack – Xbox One Standard Edition

The Hasbro Family Fun Pack features a lot of different games like Monopoly Plus, Trivial Pursuit Live, Risk and Scrabble

Monopoly Plus

This version of Monopoly features a color splashing 3D City run with animated characters. You can play Monopoly Plus entirely how you want when you incorporate your rules into the game. Monopoly Plus adds an experience  alongside My Monopoly. You are able to take on new challenges and win more reward to add to your MY Monopoly collection.

Trivial Pursuit Live

With Trivial Pursuit Live you can test your knowledge in a TV Show like experience. Exclusive formats for questions and multiple round types offers the player a unique twist. Trivial Pursuit is now more exiting than ever difficulties fir levels that can be adapted individually for each player.

RISK

Risk lets you dive into the future with a modern army. Risk makes strategic planning and well laid out ambushes available for an intense gameplay. With an unique map and some 3D infantry you go on your quest of world domination.You can also play with other RISK players from around the globe.

 America’s Greatest Game Shows: Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy- Xbox One Standard Edition

Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy is a full 3D game with 3D animated hosts, studio etc. With 4 modes to choose from Wheel of fortune is a game suited for any individual, the young and the elderly. For example Classic and Online.

Classic

The Classic mode works exactly like the show. All the rounds in the classic modes has word puzzles with empty spaces that has to be completed by the players.

Online

Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy has an online multiplayer for gamers to enjoy. You get to choose from 3 modes like Private, Classic and Quick. If you don’t find a game available you can host your own lobby and ask friends and family to enjoy the online section with you.