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You know that moment when you finally land that awesome achievement? It’s amazing and impressive, and you’re all alone and no one believes you. Well, the Xbox One might just be able to fix that.

According to Albert Panello, Microsoft’s director of product planning, developers can enable a feature to make use of the gameplay recording system built into the Xbox One:

It’s a feature that Developers can unlock for achievements, OR, for instance, have hidden in the game for doing something cool or discovering something hidden. Basically we allow developers access to GameDVR and they can put conditions on an automatic recording.

For extra clarity, Microsoft explained:

Xbox One keeps a rolling record of your most recent gameplay, and there are two main ways for this video to be captured by Game DVR. First, game developers mark ‘greatest clips’ that happen within the game that represent fun and interesting moments within gameplay, such as when you unlock certain Achievements. Additionally, you can also issue commands, with either your voice or the controller, to capture interesting moments you would like to record or that just happened.

I honestly think this is a cool idea. Obviously it will depend on the achievement – I don’t need to see thousands of people uploading video of the same achievement where it all looks the same. However, often achievements can be obtained in different ways. Imagine an achievement for killing a certain number of baddies at once; I’d love to see a wide variety of pwnage gaining achievements. Really, I just enjoy this built in recording idea – it will be great to create your own “greatest hits” video. Let’s just make sure the Kinect isn’t on to record your “concentration face”.

Last Updated: October 9, 2013

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24 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 9, 2013 at 10:07

    Jis, I dunno, this WATCHING YOU thing freaks me out

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  2. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 9, 2013 at 10:07

    Jis, I dunno, this WATCHING YOU thing freaks me out

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    • Otto_ki

      October 9, 2013 at 10:15

      This whole NSA thing is freaky…just think what the news will be like if its true that the Xbone spy’s on you.

      *Foilhat on*

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      • Downloadable content John

        October 9, 2013 at 10:16

        They can watch me. Screw them.
        I’ll give them something to watch.

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        • Otto_ki

          October 9, 2013 at 10:17

          HAHAHAHA thx for all those mental images just now.

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          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 10:18

            The trick is to put something up close against the kinect and then slowly move it farther away until they figure out what it is.

      • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

        October 9, 2013 at 10:27

        Well, you have nothing to fear… The government is closed 😛

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          October 9, 2013 at 11:22

          lol, the republicans are throwing their toys around and dragging the country down with them. I have to say, I feel sorry for Obama, the dude had to deal with tea party shenanigans and now congress is holding him hostage.

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    • oVg

      October 9, 2013 at 13:13

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  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 9, 2013 at 10:07

    Like me busting out of a cake & killing four enemies in slow-mo in Hitman Monday night. Like a boss!

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      October 9, 2013 at 10:07

      Hehe, yeah, that was kinda fun, although not what I did in the end

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 9, 2013 at 10:21

        Some of the accident kill challenges are really fun, it’s just irritating sometimes to reload checkpoints to kill tagets different ways. Dropping the car on a guy was clever & electrocuting guys while they’re taking a leak is amusing.

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        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          October 9, 2013 at 10:30

          Indeed, love me some accident kills! The “true” kills are so nice to achieve and I love me some silent assassin action!

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    • NecroRince

      October 9, 2013 at 10:13

      Still need to get into that, but GTAV…

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      • Downloadable content John

        October 9, 2013 at 10:14

        There was a big Steam Sale on the Hitman series.

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        • NecroRince

          October 9, 2013 at 10:18

          Yeah, I actually got mine on Xbox Live, was R129!

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          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 10:19

            Ah, cool. And here I sit, still without connectivity. Effing Telkom

          • NecroRince

            October 9, 2013 at 10:44

            Also got Dishonoured for R129 and Xcomn for R169. Not that I’ll ever get to play them, what with lifestealer GTAV…

  4. NecroRince

    October 9, 2013 at 10:13

    I actually like this idea. They should also consider recording the best deaths, that way OVG won’t fell left out… BOOM!

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  5. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 9, 2013 at 11:20

    Ugh! The Kinect creeps me out! Seriously, the idea that my biometrics and even the contents of my home can be inspected and captured to some server in America (and then be used by the NSA, CIA and FBI… freaks the snot out of me).

    And yes… I own a shemagh, I like to wear it while walking around in my home with only my underpants on… The last thing I want is for a Spec Ops team to crash through the windows and take me to Gitmo – purely… because I like to keep my ears warm….

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    • say whaaaat?

      October 9, 2013 at 11:51

      What does this article have to do with the Kinect?

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      • Weanerdog

        October 9, 2013 at 13:52

        “Let’s just make sure the Kinect isn’t on to record your “concentration face”.” – that part there. Where it mentions the Kinect recording you, in you room, wearing a shemagh in your unmentionables.
        Which is why it is better to have a PS4 so that you can be recorded in Japan where they photoshop a tentacle monster in and you’re a star.

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  6. Ryanza

    October 9, 2013 at 14:12

    Xbox One’s highlight reel – DRM, Online DRM, every 24 hour DRM, always watching you DRM, NO DRM, Kinect, Kinect, Kinect, the PS4 is more powerful.

    Do not support DRM. Do not support a company that wants to bring DRM to the people.

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  7. lindinl

    October 9, 2013 at 20:55

    One thing is very clear reading the comments on this article. 95% of you lack reading comprehension skills. Or maybe most of you are deliberately trying to turn this into a discussion that this article is not about. Examples include DRM and NSA. The article is about the DVR function recording game achievments, not the Xbox One recording you.

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