Consistent updates have gradually made the Xbox One experience better and better every month, and Microsoft has done well to keep requested features slowly tricking onto the console. The April update, although not the most exciting one yet, was set to introduce some necessary updates to features such as party chat - but it's missing anything of substance at the moment.
If you’ve got a new console, you’ve got a chance to be YouTube/Twitch famous now. The PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One both have downloadable software that allows you to edit gameplay, although the PS4 may just have the best hardware for internally capturing said gameplay, when compared to the woefully inadequate and awkward system that the Xbox One has for the same purpose. But the Xbox One may just have the better software editing suite now, thanks to a new update.
The Xbox One gets regular, monthly updates. That’s great news for people who love features and like to see their consoles evolve with time. It’s bad news for those who’re on a bandwidth budget though; the Xbox One is quite the internet hog with its perpetual patches. Here’s what’s coming next to eat your data while making your Xbox One better.
One of the weirder announcements at Microsoft’s Gamescom press conference this year had to be Screamride. A game that looks extremely similar to Rollercoaster Tycoon, but isn’t. The game didn’t exactly , uh, scream next-gen in any real way, so why was it given the spotlight on Microsoft’s stage? Maybe because it lets you break everything. Literally.
Over at reddit’s Xbox One subsection there was a bit of a pat on the back post about how well the Xbox One is doing and how someone felt the console is getting a lot of negative media for no real reason.
Right now, the Xbox One’s system software isn’t quite as fluid and functional as it should be. Its friends, party and chat system is effectively broken, and the standalone apps that replace basic, intrinsic functionality that users were accustomed to on the Xbox 360 make things slower and more cumbersome than they should rightly be. It’s going to get better.
I have known a few people who have taken days off work following launches of major games. How else are you supposed to dedicate hours to gameplay when things like work get in the way? Well, Major Nelson is on your side, and has a doctor's note for you so you can play Xbox One.
Nina Totenberg is a DJ on NPR which is American’s National Public Radio. Now Nina appears to know absolutely nothing about gaming but for some reason they were sent one of those PS4 press packs and so they did what everyone expects them to, they filmed an unboxing.
While we expect good sportsmanship from athletes, it's not generally something that we see in the cutthroat world of business. Competition can make the difference between a company going under or being a huge success. So it made me incredibly happy to see this exchange between MS and Sony.
TEN HUT! Stand up straight new recruits, because the major is in the house. Or to be more specific, Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb, one of the public faces for Microsoft and Xbox. Our roving Energiser Bunny reporter Grant Hinds got to chat him, where they discussed fan feedback and growth in good ol’ South Africa. AT EASE!
Phil Spencer has announced that Microsoft will be showcasing a new unique exclusive at their event at Gamescom this year along with some big news relating to Europe’s biggest franchise.
Hey Hey it’s Monday… yeah it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it does it? Oh well let’s start off today with the breaking news that the Xbox One controller is going to be shipping with not one, but two whole AA batteries.
So we’re all still celebrating Microsoft’s decision to drop the always online requirement and the used games DRM but there is still one weird requirement from Microsoft and that is that we have to be online to register the console… but why?
I’m not big on backwards compatibility, if I have a large Xbox 360 library it’s quite obvious that I also have an existing Xbox 360 so I can simply use that. Granted extra features are always nice but lack of backwards compatibility is not a system killer for me.
Those of you who have been following us on twitter over the last few weeks must have noticed the sudden increase in tweets related to Netflix. This is due to all of us setting up Unotelly accounts and streaming everything from Breaking Bad to Strippers vs Werewolves while testing the service.