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TORONTO – Just a week after fans lined up outside stores across North America to get their hands on a PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox fans are gearing up for the midnight launch of the new Xbox One.

The competing devices have been pitted against each other since they were announced – the PlayStation 4 boasting a redesigned controller and a bevy of social components; the Xbox One being touted as an “all-in-one” entertainment system complete with voice controls.

But, for the past two years, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 model has outsold its rivals and the latest version of the gaming console has many features that Sony’s PS4, and the recently-released Wii U, do not.

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For example, the device allows users to connect their cable or satellite set-top box and watch TV through the Xbox One, as well as stream context from…

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