Xbox controller

Like a circus or rock band, the Xbox One is taking things on the road – complete with a bus. In fact, Microsoft will be parading the Xbox One around in major cities all over the globe during their “Area One” and “Test Drive” tours. However, South Africa is getting hands on time before the rest.

The tour kicks off this month hitting major cities like Paris, New York, London and LA. However, most cities are only getting their visit later on in October or even November.

Meanwhile, those attending rAge will get to touch the vibrating triggers of Xbox One while playing Ryse multiplayer, Dead Rising 3 (in a “special room”), and Forza 5. Keep in mind, though, only Forza will have the haptic feedback – so if you want your triggers to vibrate, you’ll have to play the racing game.

It’s really nice to see Joburg getting some hands on time ahead of Paris or New York. Sure, we may not get the actual console at launch, but at least we’re getting something. I’m really curious to see what reactions are to the next generation consoles at rAge – the step up is quite substantial and it might just convince some people about the value of next gen. That is, unless you’re already converted to Steam Machine. Hey, would a Steam machine mean you are no longer PC gamers? Or are next gen consoles so advanced that they make console gamers into the Master Race?

Last Updated: October 1, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

72 Comments

  1. TiMsTeR1033

    October 1, 2013 at 07:53

    Ill be in the “special room” to try DR3!

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      October 1, 2013 at 08:36

      you and me, both!

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        October 1, 2013 at 10:13

        Oh get a room you two…. πŸ˜›

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  2. Umar Jaeger

    October 1, 2013 at 08:04

  3. Hammersteyn

    October 1, 2013 at 08:05

    A tour to give people a taste and to try and convince them to not buy a PS4 and to hold out for who knows how long for it to be released, a machine designed for the American TV market that’s going to be a lot more expensive than the PS4.

    Good luck with that.

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    • Umar Jaeger

      October 1, 2013 at 08:07

      SA football fans are going to be disappointed at the shape of the ball. Not to mention the 5-15 days waiting for pizza shipping

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 1, 2013 at 08:07

        At least if it’s cold it’ll be free.

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      • Hammersteyn

        October 1, 2013 at 08:08

        That crust is gonna be extra crusty when it gets here, also that’s not avocado on the pizza.

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        • Umar Jaeger

          October 1, 2013 at 08:12

          Crusty crust and finally you realize that they forgot your extra order of cheese. FML, Americans suck

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          • Hammersteyn

            October 1, 2013 at 08:15

            I just pray that they don’t find oil in South Africa. Look out here comes democracy!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 1, 2013 at 08:18

            They already want to start fracking in the Karoo :/

          • Hammersteyn

            October 1, 2013 at 08:20

            LOL in the news, fracking cause South Africa to break away from the continent of Africa. It might help the illegal immigration problem

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 1, 2013 at 08:21

            lulz – a silver lining. I was thinking the other day, after swearing at someone in traffic, that one of the negatives of globalisation is that now I can also complain about Asian drivers. :/

          • Umar Jaeger

            October 1, 2013 at 08:18

            lol oh snap, there goes another landmark in ‘Murica which was destroyed by a captonian with no front teeth…We have to kill those no front teeth terrorists.

          • Hammersteyn

            October 1, 2013 at 08:21

            Look out for US troops being taxi bombed on the cape flats.

          • Umar Jaeger

            October 1, 2013 at 08:23

            Lol
            “Sargent we have identified the target, he seems to be getting ready to throw what looks like……SH*T!…everyone get down….he has a bag of sh*t!!”

          • Hammersteyn

            October 1, 2013 at 08:26

            Hahaha, yeah we don’t have the knowledge to create IED’s yet.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 1, 2013 at 08:26

            Polony gatsby.

          • Umar Jaeger

            October 1, 2013 at 08:30

            With chakalaka, that will surely cause some sort of explosion??

          • Umar Jaeger

            October 1, 2013 at 08:30

            lol yup, all we have is poop…go figure

      • Lara's John

        October 1, 2013 at 08:11

        We have football in SA?

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        • Umar Jaeger

          October 1, 2013 at 08:13

          Yeah, I think it’s that game where you can score a six by hitting the ball over the H shape poles….yeah…I’m pretty sure it’s that

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 1, 2013 at 08:14

            and if you touch the net while doing so you get to try again

          • Umar Jaeger

            October 1, 2013 at 08:15

            Damn, thanx Trevor, I forgot that rule…I don’t want to go around spreading ignorant statements about sports on the internet

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 1, 2013 at 08:16

            Sports? There’s more than one? O_O

          • Spathi

            October 1, 2013 at 08:18

            Hahahahahah!

          • Umar Jaeger

            October 1, 2013 at 08:19

            Yes! Jeez man…there is one with a small ball, a big ball, a round small ball, an oval ball…All kinds of different balls

          • Spathi

            October 1, 2013 at 08:21

            Dude, it’s just a rumour. It is actually the same Spert, but they change balls now and again because sommer!

          • Umar Jaeger

            October 1, 2013 at 08:26

            What!!…my whole life is a lie……..I’m going to be shouting Laduma everytime some scores a Six goal

          • Lara's John

            October 1, 2013 at 08:31

            If you get a goal from the wrong side of those poles, do you at least get 3 points though?

          • Umar Jaeger

            October 1, 2013 at 08:32

            Yup but you have to play extra time during the first half else you have to throw penalty shootouts

          • Lara's John

            October 1, 2013 at 08:26

            No. That doesn’t sound right. You sure they have to kick things? That sounds like way too much work.

          • Umar Jaeger

            October 1, 2013 at 08:31

            I think you leave the ball in the middle and run around it?…maybe I’m getting my sperts confused

    • ToshZA

      October 1, 2013 at 08:07

      Still, the Kinect and that wicked awesome controller.

      Who am I kidding, i’ll play with the controller at rAge, and buy a PS4. Muahaha.

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      • Hammersteyn

        October 1, 2013 at 08:09

        If I could go I would do the same πŸ˜‰

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      • Lara's John

        October 1, 2013 at 08:12

        I’m getting one of those controllers for my pc.

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        • Hammersteyn

          October 1, 2013 at 08:13

          Not a bad idea!

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          • ToshZA

            October 1, 2013 at 08:15

            I’m still trying to find a place that sells that usb thing. I have 3 Xbox controllers, and only xbox games to abuse them on.

            I won’t really need to waste the money on an xbone controller because ps4.

  4. ToshZA

    October 1, 2013 at 08:06

    Oh hell yeah. The best thing about the Xbox is its controller. I cannot wait for this weekend!

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  5. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 1, 2013 at 08:12

    Heh, Zoe and her vibrating triggers

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    • Hammersteyn

      October 1, 2013 at 08:13

      The girl knows what she likes

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 1, 2013 at 08:14

        Heh, indeed.

        Knows just how to get the boys all excited

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        • Her Highness the Hipster

          October 1, 2013 at 13:30

          Yeah! nothing like an xbox to get the boys going. oh wait, are you referring to the vibrating? or the special room with @graemeselvan:disqus? You boys get excited for all kinds of reasons! πŸ˜›

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          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 1, 2013 at 14:01

            I’d prefer not to share a room with him thanks

    • Lara's John

      October 1, 2013 at 08:13

      Only vibrates when you hit something or something hits you

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      October 1, 2013 at 08:14

      trigger happy? πŸ˜‰

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 1, 2013 at 08:15

        You best believe it.

        Btw jamming FEZ with controller currently, fun game that

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  6. MacDoodle

    October 1, 2013 at 08:12

    Touch the bone it vibrates XD

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    • HvR

      October 1, 2013 at 08:39

      πŸ™‚

      So the MS “special room” is a booth with a hole in the wall.

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      • Spathi

        October 1, 2013 at 08:53

        Bwahahahahahahaha! Oh my soul that’s funny! And disturbing, but more funny than disturbing.

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      • Umar Jaeger

        October 1, 2013 at 08:55

        Such a glorious comment…oh wait

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      • MacDoodle

        October 1, 2013 at 08:59

        Hehehe nice one πŸ˜€

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  7. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 1, 2013 at 08:14

    A Steam Machine would be the ultimate Master Race!

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      October 1, 2013 at 08:15

      indeed

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    • ToshZA

      October 1, 2013 at 08:15

      Um. no.

      I can’t edit video or do wicked cool websites or animation on a steam box. Just saying.

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 1, 2013 at 08:16

        Or maybe we can……

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      • Lara's John

        October 1, 2013 at 08:24

        I can do wicked things with potions and my staff of fireballs. No need for either a pc or a steam machine.

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      • Matthew Holliday

        October 1, 2013 at 09:47

        I dont think valve want the Steam Box to replace the PC or whatever, but rather become an extension of it. to be used in conjuntion with.

        if, with the Steam Box, the PC could be, both a console and a PC at the same time, then sure, ultimate master race Ho!

        But Id still need my PS3 to play blurays.

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        • ToshZA

          October 1, 2013 at 10:04

          Surround Sound Bluray player ftw.

          But yeah, I don’t see the point of turning a pc into a console, when hardware designed for just that exists in abundance.

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  8. FoxOneZA

    October 1, 2013 at 08:40

    Like it or hate it, this is going to create a lot of worldwide attention and awareness for rAge.

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  9. Rincethis

    October 1, 2013 at 08:54

    When they say special room, does that mean a room where you are not actually allowed to touch the thing? I expect pictures Zoe!

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      October 1, 2013 at 12:37

      a picture of me touching a vibrating xbone? πŸ˜‰

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  10. fred

    October 1, 2013 at 09:05

    A room with a pc behind the curtain running the demo …

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    • Graeme Selvan

      October 1, 2013 at 09:28

      To confirm there are no PC’s at rAge on our stand. They will be in full display and playable.

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      • Pieter Kruger

        October 1, 2013 at 10:20

        So what will it cost me to keep one of those in SA? Or alternatively, how’s the security at rAge? LOL!

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        • Graeme Selvan

          October 1, 2013 at 10:26

          What I can say is the following: I would love to see you try get away with one πŸ˜‰

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          • Pieter Kruger

            October 1, 2013 at 10:42

            HaHa! GTA V made me do it!! So excited for the Xbox One and all it will offer. I know you guys are working your butts off re future content etc. Keep fighting the good fight! ????

          • Graeme Selvan

            October 1, 2013 at 10:44

            Thanks man,I will keep fighting until there is no more fight left! πŸ™‚

  11. NoNeedForThat

    October 1, 2013 at 09:13

    I played with the Xbox One and Forza 5 at the Xbox tent while attending the F1 race at the Circuit Of The Americas track here in Austin. Right off the bat i felt like the triggers were way too big and the haptic feedback was very unnecessary.

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  12. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 1, 2013 at 13:15

    I hope Inspector Detective Lazy investigates whether the games are actually running on Xbones or (yet again…) PCs. You just can’t trust Microsoft any more.

    I will be looking forward to the investigative piece….

    INSPECTOR DETECTIVE LAZY MUST BE ON THE JOB!!!

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