Originally Posted by Carver
There are two distinct ways the Kinect fails, and the first feels inexcusable. Many of the voice commands are extremely rigid, to the point where you need to memorize a list of exact phrases to be able to use them reliably. If you want to go to an app, for instance, you need to start by saying "Xbox go to." But if you want to go to Bing, that structure doesn't work. The correct command is "Xbox Bing," because Microsoft expects you to unquestionably understand and accept that "Bing" should be a verb. If "Xbox on" turns on the console, why doesn't "Xbox off" turn it off? Because "Xbox turn off" is the proper command, and you’ll need to memorize it. If you’re a Redbox Instant subscriber, get used to calling it "Redbox Instant by Verizon," because the Kinect won’t accept anything less. There are dozens more examples like these.
Jeff on the Giant Bombcast is saying (according to the GAF BC thread) that the XB1 never tells you if it doesn't have enough space to download a new game (and since you can't check storage info, you'll never know). So instead it just deletes your oldest unplayed game to make room, keeping the "pin" on the dash but requiring you to redownload/reinstall if you want to play.
(Microsoft tells me there is currently no way to measure controller battery levels through the system, but that such a feature will be coming in a future update).
Are they letting you swap the HDD to a bigger one?
The last 2 points are valid and need a fix but the first is ridiculous, how can you expect to have a device that is always listening for commands and isn't actuated by a button press not to have rigid commands. It would be looking for direction on what to do from every single word you'd say.
Same dudes that'll complain about the xbox one not outputting 7.1 audio are the same dudes that buy $100 turtle beach headsets(Quite possibly the worst headsets on the market) or complain about 720p vs 1080p while playing the console on $200 insignia and dynex tvs.
Both consoles are here now, whatever shortcomings they have are what we have no choice but to deal with until there are software changes and hardware revisions. Whining about what could have been or should have been is pointless. Buy what you like or buy nothing at all.