Microsoft hosts 12-minute tour of Xbox One

The lengthy online tour walks you through the console's dashboard, gameplay, apps, and other features.

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Those of you eyeing the Xbox One can get a 12-minute tour of what awaits you.

Posted by Microsoft on Friday, the online demo follows Xbox marketing chief Yusuf Mehdi and Xbox VP Marc Whitten as they sign into an Xbox One, see their personalized content, move around the console's Dashboard, issue voice commands, play games, switch among open screens, call someone via Skype, and watch live TV.

Presenting a demo of two people actually using the Xbox One is a great way to show off the new features and teach people how to use them.

The Xbox One rolls out in North America on November 22.

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