Wait, what? Xbox One just won an Emmy

Really.

Xbox One has won an Emmy Award, Microsoft has announced.

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No, don't worry, it's not for Halo Nightfall.

Instead, the Xbox One itself is being recognised for its "industry-leading television-on-demand and media centre capabilities", such as its OneGuide app.

OneGuide lets you see what's coming up on telly, and then select shows to watch while playing a game thanks to the console's Snap feature. But all of this requires you pipe in cable TV or buy a separate TV tuner.

The Emmy Award for Television Enhancement Devices, something we had never heard of until five minutes ago, has previously been awarded to Apple, TiVo, Roku and - 10 years ago - Sony.

In a blog post announcing the win, Microsoft stated that it was "proud to be awarded this honour".

Next up, the Xbox One wins a Michelin star for the Domino's app's services to my hunger.

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