A closer look at the Xbox One X

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A closer look at the Xbox One X

Here it is, in the flesh: the Xbox One X. Billed as the "world's most powerful console," and formerly known as "Project Scorpio," the new member of the Xbox family has finally made its debut at E3 2017. And while Microsoft is placing huge emphasis on things like 4K/HDR gaming and that custom 8-core AMD CPU, it's also worth noting how sleek and small the Xbox One X is. The launch model features a minimalist rectangle design with a matte black finish, complemented by a subtle touch of glitter-like details throughout the console's shell -- which you won't notice from a distance.

Watch Ubisoft's E3 2017 event right here at 4PM ET

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Watch Ubisoft's E3 2017 event right here at 4PM ET

The events keep on rolling here at E3 2017 and now it's almost time for Ubisoft to take the stage. The company will make its announcements at 4PM ET/1PM PT today and you can keep it locked hear to follow the news as its announced from the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Expect some Far Cry 5 news as well as more details on Assassin's Creed Origins. Of course, we'll bring you all the news and analysis from the show, even if you can't follow along live.

The Xbox One X vs. the original Xbox One: What's changed?

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The Xbox One X vs. the original Xbox One: What's changed?

While Project Scorpio was teased at last year's E3, it was only yesterday that we finally got a good look at Microsoft's latest console, now named the Xbox One X. It's the company's answer to Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro, bumping up the system's graphics capabilities while making a few other design tweaks in the process. For a better idea of all the key changes check out our chart pitting the three iterations of the Xbox One against each other, and check back later this year for our full review.

The Xbox One X will be great ... next year

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The Xbox One X will be great ... next year

Who wants to buy the Xbox One X, most powerful console ever made? Microsoft will have no problem persuading hardcore gamers to shell out another $500 on November 7th. But, as we've argued, it's a tough sell for most shoppers. There simply isn't a compelling reason for existing Xbox One owners, or anyone who doesn't have a 4K TV, to take the plunge. And even if you're 4K-ready, there's still a clear lack of Xbox One X ready titles on the horizon. Fast forward to 2018's holiday season, though, and things should look a bit different.

Microsoft's Xbox controllers are more customizable than ever

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Microsoft's Xbox controllers are more customizable than ever

Like the idea of customizing a controller in the Xbox Design Lab, but wish you could add a little more flair or (gasp) practical features? You just got your wish. Microsoft has added a slew of new customization options, including four new main colors, 11 thumbstick colors, metallic finishes on D-pads and triggers, and (most importantly) rubberized grips. Personalized gamepads are still expensive at $80, but you might feel like that money is better spent after this. And importantly, Microsoft is also expanding where you can use the Design Lab.