Last November, Microsoft released the Xbox One. Six months later, the console has gotten a bunch more games and a hefty software upgrade. Microsoft has also decided to sell the Xbox One without the Kinect sensor.
When I first reviewed the Xbox One I found it to be an interesting, ambitious console that wasn't quite ready for prime time. At launch, was the Xbox One a must-own console? The verdict at the time: Not yet.
I wrote my review after spending an exhausting week and a half testing a couple of Microsoft-issued Xbox Ones. Now, after six months using it, I have a significantly more refined view. I've spoken with dozens of friends and professional peers about how they use their Xbox Ones, and read through our readers' recent stories about their own experiences. Here's where we're at.