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The Xbox One has won an Emmy…

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Though the console is quite a different beast now to when it was first announced, the Xbox One’s large TV focus has earned it an accolade from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Yes, the Xbox One has won an Emmy Award. During the 66th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards, Microsoft won an award for being the past year’s best Television Enhancement Device.

“This year’s ceremony featured some especially great news for Xbox One: Microsoft will receive an Emmy Award for Television Enhancement Devices, thanks to the Xbox One’s industry-leading television-on-demand and media center capabilities. Microsoft is in good company with the likes of fellow award recipients Apple, Roku, Sony, and TiVo – and we’re proud to be awarded this honor by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post on Xbox Wire.

It’s not entirely surprising.  There are a number of apps and services available on the Xbox One that make it a uniquely engaging media playing machine, not least of which its built-in digital, overlaid TV guides and the wealth of media apps available; Apps such as NOW TV, Pandora, VEVO, HBO Go, Twitch broadcasting, Plex, Netflix, Hulu et al. Of course, none of that matters to we second rate gamers here in South Africa, where just a handful of the services actually work as they should – making many, if not most of the Xbox One’s media and TV features moot.

With that in mind, do you think Microsoft deserves the award? Do you find it surprising? You shouldn’t.

Last Updated: January 13, 2015

52 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief

    January 13, 2015 at 09:36

    BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAH DINGO!!!!!

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  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 13, 2015 at 09:38

    It’s nice that it got recognition for its prime target.

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    • Devon Stanton

      January 13, 2015 at 10:41

      You say that, yet when I log on to my xbox all I see is people watching: Netflix, TV, Blu-ray, Hulu+ , Twitch, YouTube

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      • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

        January 13, 2015 at 10:44

        XBOX HAS NO GAEMS CONFIRMED!

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      • Mark Treloar

        January 13, 2015 at 12:14

        How many of those people do you think are actually gamer’s, versus people forced to use it because its now installed by a gamer and now a piece of the furniture?

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        • Devon Stanton

          January 13, 2015 at 16:31

          Hey? I’m not sure what your point is. Assuming that the gamer has someone else who utilises the console for other means (such as watching TV) I don’t think anyone is “forced” to use it. It’s kind of like saying GAH I want to watch TV but I HAVE to use DSTV. Once more and more services such as Netflix and Hulu become more widely used the consoles we use will probably become more widely sought after.

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  3. Lord Chaos

    January 13, 2015 at 09:42

    I’d vote this as header of the week.

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    • Mossel

      January 13, 2015 at 09:45

      It has my upvote!

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    • konfab aka derp

      January 13, 2015 at 10:01

      It has my upvote as well.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 13, 2015 at 10:02

      Magnificent!

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    • Zimbieguy

      January 13, 2015 at 10:57

      And My Axe!

      Reply

  4. Ryanza

    January 13, 2015 at 09:44

    Is the Xbox One even a video game console. Did Xbox One even win shit at the Video Game Awards. Xbox One wins an Emmy. I guess if you want to play video games you don’t get an Xbox One. If you want to watch a movie, listen to music, get a TV guide, ESPN, pizza, TV remote, then the Xbox One is for you. But investment in studios creating new games. You won’t find that with Microsoft. Why invest money for 720p games. lol. Just pay for the word exclusive.

    Don’t Support DRM.

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    • Pieter Kruger

      January 13, 2015 at 09:50

      LOL!

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      • Xcalibersa

        January 13, 2015 at 09:52

        Suppose bots are too obese?

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 13, 2015 at 09:56

        Bwahahahha!

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      • Ryanza

        January 13, 2015 at 09:57

        I didn’t even mention the PS4. It’s weird when you make a anti Xbox One comment you are labeled a fanboy by Xbox One fanboys. I don’t even own a PS4. I’m not even sure if I want one. But I’m labeled a PS4 fanboy.

        I guess this is Xbox One fanboi logic.

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        • Pieter Kruger

          January 13, 2015 at 10:01

          Ag bly net kalm jonge dame, I really didn’t have time to edit the Jpeg, just found the anti Xbox part funny and fitting towards your always general negativity around the Xbox, hence the big “LOL”

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          • Hammersteyn

            January 13, 2015 at 10:02

            One thing we can take from the comic is that PS4 fanbois are rather well endowed apparently XD

          • Pieter Kruger

            January 13, 2015 at 10:03

            Ponies hung as horses?

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 13, 2015 at 10:06

            Seahorses AMIRITE?!

          • Hammersteyn

            January 13, 2015 at 10:09

            What @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus said XD

          • Spathi

            January 13, 2015 at 10:07

            As opposed to your total objectivity regarding the PS4? 😉

        • Pieter Kruger

          January 13, 2015 at 10:11

          Better?

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          • Ryanza

            January 13, 2015 at 10:18

            DRM rage mode activated, would have been better.

      • ToshZA

        January 13, 2015 at 10:00

        The same is true on the other side of the fence. 🙂

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  5. Mossel

    January 13, 2015 at 09:44

    hahahahahahahaha!!! That header image just made my day!

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  6. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 13, 2015 at 09:46

    BWHAHAHAHAHAHA! IT’S A DINGO!!!!!

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  7. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 13, 2015 at 09:47

    Lol. A gaming console wins an award for TV enhancement but no gaming awards. Well done MS on completely missing the mark

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  8. Ryanza

    January 13, 2015 at 09:49

  9. Hammersteyn

    January 13, 2015 at 09:50

    BWAHAHAHAHA! That TV schedule! I miss E-TVs movies though
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3c/Emmanuelle_7-_The_Meaning_of_Love.jpg

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    • Mandom (Umar)

      January 13, 2015 at 09:54

      Emmanuelle, softcore porn lolololololol

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    • Quo Vadis?

      January 13, 2015 at 09:57

      I remember when you couldn’t watch ETV after 10 on most nights. It would start off the night with that wrestling kak, then a Chuck Norris or a Jean Claude van Damme rerun, then it would be people pomping until the wee hours of the morning. Straight after the porno marathon, you would have Ray McCaulley or Angus Buchan starting the day with devotions. For those with a guilty conscience hahahahahahaha

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 13, 2015 at 10:00

        Walka Texas Ranga on Sundays was the WORST!

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        • Quo Vadis?

          January 13, 2015 at 10:01

          And that horrible advert for upcoming shows with the guy who could barely speak English – “skop, skiet, en donnor”
          But the wrestling on ETV put me off that channel for life. Seriously.

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          • Hammersteyn

            January 13, 2015 at 10:03

            His Afrikaans accent made me want to go fully boeremag.

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 13, 2015 at 10:04

            What? Wear a Safari suit and drive a Cortina? XD

          • Norm (@e3zype3zy)

            January 13, 2015 at 10:51

            HAHA!

      • Thats_how_I_Troll

        January 13, 2015 at 10:35

        And halfway through the pomping scene a advert will pop up about action movies and the guy saying Friday night is Action night! lol

        Edit: Only on EEEEEE
        Edit the Edit:

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        • Quo Vadis?

          January 13, 2015 at 10:39

          Friday night is action night…. How ambiguous! LOL I never thought about it until now. Chuck Norris is the action hero in the first movie, then a low budget hero gets some action ;P
          Only on EEEEEEEEE

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          • Hammersteyn

            January 13, 2015 at 10:53

            Only on EEEEEEEEEbola

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            January 13, 2015 at 11:05

            Hahahaha, Just imagined this scenario… Imagine having a wank to an E-Porno, your dad walks into the room while the adverts are running, catching to standing dick in the hand, staring at Arnie as Conan… Friday night is Action night! Only on EEEeeee (aww)

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 13, 2015 at 11:06

            You have a suspiciously detailed imagination. ;P

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            January 13, 2015 at 11:07

            Dad, is that you?

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 13, 2015 at 11:25

            “Dad, its not what you think…” The idea is too horrible to contemplate! As Pablo Francisco said, however, the reason why they call it soft porn, is because it doesn’t get you hard LOL

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            January 13, 2015 at 11:54

            LOL! And here I though it is because the TV’s volume is soft….

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 13, 2015 at 12:21

            Yea… if you’re 16 years old, and the parents keep wondering why you didn’t want to go out on a weekend? hahahahahaha

        • HairyEwok

          January 13, 2015 at 11:17

          E-TV man is the best ever. He could get you excited and pumped up to do anything…… Heeee was a man in need of the toilet.

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      • DJSkippy

        January 13, 2015 at 10:50

        Ah DUUUDE,!!! double upvote for your comment. lolz

        Reply

  10. RinceThis

    January 13, 2015 at 10:14

    Not funny, true story…

    Reply

  11. CAE9872

    January 13, 2015 at 10:15

    ummmmm….

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  12. HairyEwok

    January 13, 2015 at 11:08

    Well damn if that’s what they make out of Isidingo then I can’t wait to see all the other names.

    Reply

  13. Treezle

    January 14, 2015 at 10:57

    softcore porn on ETV… oh man those late nights as young schoolboy were special… but now we have a thing called the internet.

    Reply

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