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Forza Motorsport 6 is a must-have for Xbox One racers (First Impressions)

For years, “Gran Turismo” and “Forza” have been the go-to series for car and video game enthusiasts to get a sense of real life racing in their living rooms. With uncertainty surrounding the release of the Playstation Exclusive “Gran Turismo 7”, Xbox fans can anticipate the release of the Xbox One exclusive “Forza Motorsport 6” this upcoming week. Strap in for high-speed racing at night and through the rain in over 450 fine-tuned and detailed cars. Dozens of awesome racing circuits await, but will it be enough to make you want to buy it?

Related: Forza Motorsport 6 reveals the 2017 Ford GT will make 630hp and 539 lb-ft of torque

In this video, resident gamer Joshua Smith gets an exclusive hands-on look at “Forza Motorsport 6” and shows what’s new, what’s to like, and what to expect when picking up the brand new title. After three days of intense playing, hear what his first impressions are, and find out if it’s worth joining the race.

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According to Vice's Motherboard website, when commands via the Xbox One's voice controls were triggered accidentally, contractors at Microsoft wre able to hear them in their home -- albeit briefly. Microsoft used the contractors in order to improve the features on Xbox One, but if one of the wake-up words was said without the user realizing it, the contractors could hear other chatter not meant for the Xbox One, including from children.

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