Microsoft Corp. this week said an Xbox Live Gold subscription will be required to utilize select features in the Xbox One.

Features that require an Xbox Live Gold membership include the OneGuide to view the TV guide, Game DVR to record and upload game clips, Skype to chat with online friends, and SmartMatch to pair like players in online matches.

The Xbox One will utilize an 8-core AMD CPU, Radeon GPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray disc drive, 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct, HDMI, and USB 3.0.

The Xbox One Day One Edition includes the Xbox One hardware, Kinect camera, Day One Controller, Xbox Live 14-Day Trial, Day One Achievement, Premium Packaging and Decal.

Launch titles include Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, and Dead Rising 3.

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