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Xbox One hands-on sessions in Dubai on Thursday night

UAE gamers to be given early access to Microsoft’s next-gen console

Xbox One hands-on sessions in Dubai on Thursday night
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Microsoft has announced it will hold hands-on gaming sessions at Virgin Megastore in Dubai's Mall of the Emirates, to introduce its Xbox One console to UAE gamers.

The sessions will run from 10pm until midnight, when the console officially launches, and are open to everyone, Virgin Megastore told ITP.net.

A Virgin spokesperson also said those who have pre-ordered an Xbox One will be able to collect it from 1am to 2am.

UAE Xbox One bundles start at AED 1,749 ($476), without the Kinect system. Each console includes a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player, built-in Wi-Fi, one Xbox One Wireless Controller, an HDMI cable, a chat headset and a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members.

Microsoft is also offering a Kinect bundle for AED2,199. Both bundles will include five game titles.

Day-one games available for the Xbox One include Kinect Sport Rivals, Halo: Spartan Assault, Max: Curse of the Brotherhood and Lococyle.

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