[Updated] The Xbox One now includes a headset 
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Geoffrey Tim
July 4, 2013 at 2:25 pm

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UPDATE: MCV has confirmed that the listing was an error and that Microsoft has not altered its plans not to include a headset with the Xbox One. So no, no free headset for you!

Is there anything regarding the Xbox One you still want changed? Speak up now! It seems Microsoft is really listening to what people want; not only have they reversed their decision to scrap DRM, but it seems that they’ll now be including a wired headset with every Xbox One sold.

Originally, the headset was to be an optional extra, as Kinect would be able to do the voice-chat business on its behalf. The thing is, Sony’s PlayStation 4 will come with a headset, and people on the internet complained that Microsoft’s console would not.

Vocal people on the internet might have a little more clout than imagined, because that decision has been reversed. That’s the word from Electronic Theatre who got the news from the UK’s Xbox Distributor, Gem.

Now how about that price tag, eh?

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  • Charles Du Plessis

    and another 180 xD

    • John Ambitious

      How many 360’s does it take to make a One?

      • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

        One. Rhetorical question that.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        10 with lots of sticky tape and chewing gum oh and a hope and a prayer

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    do not ask me why …. just Don’t….!

    But this news reminded me of this song

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMfpx6YMn5Q

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Urm… ok…. *walks away slowly*

      • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

        Yeah….umm…

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          Just move slowly and don’t make any loud noises and it should leave us alone….

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        Well this is awkward.

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        Wait ….. please don’t go…. I have a really rational explanation for this

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          Curses! He’s seen me! Ruuuuuuuuuun!

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            waaaaaaait … *ECHO : waait….wait…..wai……..wa*

        • TiMsTeR1033

          I have faith in you brother! Tis not thy end for thee, tis a beginning of a sad new era for you!

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Era of forever alone … but you will be my friend right

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            Well…..I am still waiting for an explanation…..

        • RinceWind

          Forever alone. RUN RUN RUN GO GO GO!

      • RinceWind

        Backs behind rants a lot, ‘yeah, I gotta also like leave’…

    • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

      DAFUQ!

    • Trevor Davies

      Why do I have the feeling that everything makes you think of this? Get help man!

    • RinceWind

      Wow, eh, uhhhhm. I think I gotta run… 0-O

  • DarthofZA

    And its a nice headset… not the crappy little earpiece thing that is coming with the PS4.

    • Charles Du Plessis

      This internet is pretty devided whether the xbox headset is awesome or not. And also whether the ps4 earpiece is good or not. Frankly, I dont mind either and I also feel that for those who really really wanted a headset, they already own one far bigger and better than either of the new-gen’s audio devices.

      • Melasco

        I prefer the PS4 earpiece, I was really happy when I saw it. I hate Alice Bands, annoys the crap out of me, but at least MS is beefing up the value….

        • TiMsTeR1033

          I for one agree, Alice bands are gay and make you look stupid while playing. Lil ear piece may appear crap but you will feel more comfy when playing.

        • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

          Listening to any earpiece for more than an hour at a time will damage your hearing.

  • John Ambitious

    Microsoft really got their pants scared off. Maybe we should ask for an extra controller next….

  • CaptainNemo42

    Remove that mandatory big brother Snowden cam and then MS is in business.

  • Airborne

    This just in… Shares in Vaseline and Lip-Ice have gone through the roof!!! In related news, MS has embarked on a massive ass-kissing drive to try and keep the One afloat… Staff have reported seeing a strange thin man in Midieval costume, wielding a flute, and stalking the halls…

  • Martin du preez

    ..

    • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

      ROFL

    • TiMsTeR1033

      good grief she is drunk!

    • Melasco

      Wahahahaha – This is EXACTLY why I like the PS4 earpiece!

    • RinceWind

      WIn my friend, WIN!

    • RinceWind
      • http://www.lazygamer.co Gavin Mannion

        lol that’s hilarious

        • RinceWind

          Agreed. Nick and I are wondering whether real or movie now…

      • Martin du preez

        Bwahaha! GOLD!

      • Deano

        Cant stop laughing at this.

    • Deano

      [img]http://jimthompson.org/wp/2006.01.08-20.15.44/IMG_5613.jpg[/img]

      Sony Mic cos its cheapaaaa :)

      • Martin du preez

        That be some PRISM shit right there yo!

  • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

    So Francis and his hot air is good for something. Pity that headset won’t fit his head.

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Wow, MS really are listening. That’s great actually.

  • http://www.facebook.com/khulie.ndlovu Khulani Ndlovu

    Well that’s a good thing, seems the removal of Don from Xbox to Zynga has she some hope for the Xbox One after all, now whats left is that price tag but watch out we might get another 180 soon, ;)

    • Trevor Davies

      Maybe even $180 off :D

      • http://www.facebook.com/khulie.ndlovu Khulani Ndlovu

        Lol, that would be awesome, no need to call it the Xbox one but 180, lol :D

  • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

    Dr. Evil has left the building.

  • DrKiller

    Maybe we should hint for a guitar to be bundled with the Xbox One? For Rocksmith :D

  • George

    What if Microsoft did the horrible reveal on purpose (bad used game policy and no headset etc.) only to change at a later stage and win the internet?? It looks like they are listening to gamers, but what if it was all just a staged plan?

    Microsoft is really showering us with good news. What’s next, a price drop?

  • RinceWind

    See, I said it. We do have clout. And the more we are shouting the more we are heard. Though I think they hear the ‘at least the PS4 comes with a headset, even if it IS shitty’… THAT they heard :)

  • RinceWind

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA! I can believe this, my word!

  • http://www.lazygamer.co Gavin Mannion

    And now they have something to announce at Gamescom :)

  • Mabenito

    I swear before November, the XBox is gonna look like the PS. Probably gonna change the name to “The One Play Box Station X”

  • nicksimp101

    This is like ordering a nice juicy steak Medium Rare, having the restaurant bring it to you burnt. It doesn’t matter how much free sauce, fries or cooldrink they give you, they can’t unburn that nice juicy steak…

    Sorry M$, but Sony’s steak is perfectly cooked and tastes delicious…

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