Amazon Price Drop on Xbox One Media Remote

March 3, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


If you’ve been interested in the Xbox One Media Remote, we’re pleased to tell you that Amazon has just cut the price from $24.99 to $19.96. Since it doesn’t release until March 7, you still have a few days to get in your preorder. Additionally, thanks to Amazon’s preorder guarantee, if you already ordered it, your order will automatically be reduced to the lower price.

You’ll be able to use the Media Remote to navigate through all of your entertainment options, whether you’re watching Blu-ray movies and streamed videos on your Xbox One or watching TV. This remote control is another part of Microsoft’s goal for the Xbox One to become the central device of players’ living rooms.

Click here to check out the remote on Amazon.

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Xbox One Media Remote Officially Launches in March

February 20, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment

The rumored Xbox One Media Remote we told you about is now official—Microsoft revealed it today. It has a simple interface, with standard media and television controls along with Back and OneGuide buttons, so that you can use the Xbox program guide to quickly access your favorite movies and shows. Best of all, the buttons glow in the dark.


You’ll be able to use the media remote with Blu-ray movies, streamed videos, and your television/receiver. If you’re interested in getting one, you’ll be able to pick it up in March for $24.99.

The Xbox One has a strong media focus, and fans have generally reacted positively to this announcement. If you live where it’s too noisy to use the Kinect’s voice recognition, or if you just would prefer a remote, check it out.

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PS4 BluRay Remote Available for Pre-order

February 17, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment

It wasn’t too long ago that we learned about an upcoming Media Remote for the Xbox One, and now a DreamGear PS4 BluRay Remote has appeared on EB Games.


The item is listed with a release date of April 22, and it costs $19.99. According to the product details, it is battery-powered and allows users to navigate menus across various media applications, as well as on the DVDs/Blu-ray discs themselves. While its layout contains more buttons than the previously mentioned Media Remote, it still looks like an easy interface to work with.

EB Games and Gamestop both also have a listing for a Nyko PS4 Media Remote Control, which is priced the same as the remote at EB Games, but has a release date of April 15, and has a somewhat simpler design.


We haven’t seen any sign yet of an official Sony remote for the PS4, but if you’re interested in getting one, you’ll at least have a couple of options to choose from.

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Xbox One Media Remote Coming Soon

February 13, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


Yesterday, Amazon’s Canadian site briefly displayed a preorder page for an Xbox One Media Remote. It has since disappeared, but thanks to Google Cache, we have an image of the device, along with a few details.

The Media Remote was price at $24.99 in Canadian dollars, which would make it $22.69 in the U.S. It was listed with a release date of March 4, and, bizarrely, was described as game with a pending ESRB rating.

From the picture, its design is basic enough—directional buttons, standard media controls (volume, play, pause, etc.), and buttons for the Xbox One menus.

With the Xbox One’s media features, this could be a great device for many people. Since the listing has been taken down, however, we can’t be sure this the Media Remote is legitimate until we hear an official announcement (we’d be very surprised if this was fake however).

You can check out the now gone listing at Amazon right here.

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Harmony remote can control Xbox One

November 24, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Just a quick note that your Harmony remote has become that little bit more useful… it can control your Xbox One too! The guys over at Logitech just confirmed on their blog that they’ve been working with Microsoft behind the scenes to ensure that the two devices are compatible. That’s just one less reason to get off the couch now.

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PS3 Blu-ray remote not compatible with PS4

October 2, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


We’ve got some bad news for those of you particularly attached to your Playstation 3 Blu-ray remotes – they will not be compatible with the Playstation 4.

The news comes directly from the horses mouth (SCE President Shuhei Yoshida) who is actually very vocal on Twitter. As we’ve posted previously, Yoshida-san is often the source of new tidbits of information on the PS4.

Follow him on Twitter here.

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Could friends help you earn Achievements with remote play?

June 4, 2013 by Staff - 4 Comments

Have you ever come up against boss you just can’t beat, or a puzzle you can’t work out? We’ve all been there and it can be incredibly frustrating. Not only does it usually stop your progress within the game, but it might also mean you miss out on valuable Achievement points, which is definitely a major issue for Achievement hunters!.

The Xbox One could provide some relief in this regard however, with sources stating that Microsoft has demo’ed an X1 feature that lets you Skype a friend and ask them to give you a hand in your game. Upon accepting a request, your chosen friend can then take over the game, playing it for you!


While this is happening the originating (ie stuck) player gets to watch their friend play the game on their screen, not only checking their progress, but also hopefully learning some tips on how to improve their own gameplay. Either person can end the remote playing sequence with the push of a button.

One potential issue we see is latency, and the requirements for the whole thing to work. Obviously the “helper friend” will need to have a copy of the game, but will they also, for example, need to have previously visited the part of the game they are being asked to help with?

More to the point of what we focus here on at One Cheats – will Achievements earned by your friend whilst helping you out get added to your account or that of your friend, or not at all? If you don’t get them as the help-seeker, there is always the opportunity to go back with your new found knowledge/skills/tips/cheats and earn the points yourself, we assume. The bottom line being that it can’t be a bad thing for Achievement freaks!

Microsoft itself has said nothing official on this remote play feature, but more is surely to be revealed at E3 in a few days. We can’t wait!

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