If you think there’s a little Master Chief in all of us, you’d be wrong. However, there is a pint-sized version of the Halo protagonist inside your Xbox One S. No, unfortunately, it’s not an Indian in the Cupboard situation. Instead, it’s a small etching of the character on the console’s components.
YouTuber Austin Evans discovered the mini Chief when he deconstructed the Xbox One S. You can see it for yourself in the video below. It’s important to note you could void your warranty if you take apart your own console.
“I have to give Microsoft mad props for this,” Evans said. “The power supply, the cables are nice and neat, the hard drive is nice and compact. Almost no one is ever going to look at what the inside of an Xbox One S looks like.”
GameSpot’s Jimmy Thang produced a review of the Xbox One, in which he went in-depth on the specs, design, and new Bluetooth controller. He concluded, “If you’ve been on the fence about the Xbox One or have been waiting for the bugs to be ironed out and the library to mature, the Xbox One S makes it a great time to jump on board. It’s slim, is the only model that can be outfitted with a 2 TB HDD, is priced fairly, and offers the aforementioned video features. If you don’t care about all that, and just want to play Xbox One games, then I’d actually recommend the original Xbox One over the S. Its 500 GB SKU retails for $ 250, which is $ 50 less than the comparable S model.”
For a wider selection of opinions, you can check out GameSpot’s review roundup.
If you want to buy an Xbox One S, it’s important to note that it does not have a Kinect port. You’ll need an adapter if you want to use the console’s camera device. You can find out how to get one for free here.