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April 17th 2015, 10:30 am PT

Star Wars: Battlefront Strikes Back

Star Wars: Battlefront is coming to Xbox One and Windows PC on November 17th and today we get a first look at the official reveal trailer.

For more details about the game, check out the article over at Xbox Wire or the Star Wars: Battlefront store page.

Update: Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order

April 17th 2015 at 10:30 am | Trailer, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One, Xbox.com | 91 comments

April 15th 2015, 5:08 pm PT

Win “Handsome Jack’s Loot” from 2K Games

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit down with 2K to talk about Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and check out their one-of-a-kind Borderlands inspired furniture set – complete with a Claptrap refrigerator. The coolest part is, they are giving the entire set of furniture away (including an Xbox One and 4 controllers) to one lucky winner.

You can find all of the details about the Handsome Jack’s Loot Contest and see some images of the furniture over at the official website. Good luck and let us know if you win.

April 15th 2015 at 5:08 pm | Contests, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One, Xbox.com | 40 comments

April 10th 2015, 8:01 am PT

Xbox Store Spring Sale – Weekend Offers

The Xbox Store’s Spring Sale is still going on and includes even more deals going on this weekend. These offers are valid until 12 April while the rest of the weekly offers are valid until 13 April. You can see the Spring Sale weekly offers on my post here or over at the Xbox Store – Xbox One Deals and Xbox 360 Sales.

To see all of the Spring Sale offers on movies and TV shows, check out the Xbox Video store.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Gold Discount Silver Discount
Kalimba Xbox One Game 40% 33%
Just Dance 2015 Xbox One Game 40% 33%
Trivial Pursuit Live! Xbox One Game 33% 25%
Guacamelee! STCE Xbox One Game 60% 50%
The Golf Club Xbox One Game 67% 60%
Risk Xbox One Game 50% 40%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Spring Sale deals are valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Gold Discount Silver Discount
Peggle  Arcade 75% 67%
Rock Band Blitz Arcade 60% 50%
Zeno Clash UE Arcade 75% 67%
Zuma’s Revenge! Arcade 75% 67%
Peggle Nights Content Pack Add-on 60% 50%
Dungeon Defenders Arcade 67% 60%
Just Dance 2015 Games On Demand 40% 33%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Spring Sale deals are valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

April 10th 2015 at 8:01 am | Deal, Marketplace, Video, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One, Xbox.com | 99 comments

April 7th 2015, 9:12 am PT

UPDATED: Say Hello to Spring with Great Deals on Xbox Games and Video

Spring is officially in the air and starting today you can save on games, movies, and TV shows with fresh deals for the entire family. The Xbox One deals offer a combined savings over $2,500 on 276 games, HD movie and TV shows while the Xbox 360 deals will fetch a combined savings over $2,600 on 294 games, HD movies and TV. And, if you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, you can save over an additional $65 on all game offers.

To see all of the Spring Sale offers on movies and TV shows, check out the Xbox Video store. And don’t forget to check back this Friday for a look at the weekend bonus deals.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Gold Discount Silver Discount
Disney Fantasia:  Music Evolved  Xbox One Game 50% 40%
Rabbids Invasion Gold Edition Xbox One Game 50% 40%
Zoo Tycoon Xbox One Game 60% 50%
Kinect Sports Rival Xbox One Game 50% 40%
Tetris Ultimate Xbox One Game 40% 33%
Monopoly Plus Xbox One Game 40% 33%
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Xbox One Game 75% 67%
Boom Ball for Kinect Xbox One Game 50% 40%
Beachbody P90X for Xbox Fitness Xbox One Game 33% 25%
The Crew Season Pass Add-On 30% 20%
Watch Dogs Season Pass Add-On 30% 20%
Far Cry 4 Season Pass Add-On 30% 20%
Lara Croft Temple of Osiris & SP Add-On 60% 50%
Shadow of Mordor Season Pass Add-On 60% 50%
Project Spark Champion Play Quest Add-On 60% 50%
Ryse: Son of Rome Season Pass  Add-On 50% 40%
Alien Isolation Season Pass Add-On 50% 40%
Rabbids Invasion Season Pass Add-On 30% 25%
My Monopoly Add-On 50% 40%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Spring Sale deals are valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Gold Discount Silver Discount
Disney Fantasia:  Music Evolved  Games On Demand 50% 40%
Rabbids Invasion: Interactive TV Games On Demand 50% 40%
Zoo Tycoon Games On Demand 67% 60%
The Voice Games On Demand 50% 40%
TMNT (Retail) Games On Demand 75% 67%
Kinect Sports: Season 2 Games On Demand 67% 60%
Virtua Tennis 4 Games On Demand 75% 67%
Rockstar Table Tennis Games On Demand 80% 75%
Rayman Origins Games On Demand 67% 60%
Summer Stars Games On Demand 85% 75%
Winter Stars Games On Demand 85% 75%
Mini Ninjas Games On Demand 75% 67%
Max: The Curse of the Brotherhood Arcade 67% 60%
Guacamelee STCE Arcade 60% 50%
Tony Hawk’s PS HD Arcade 60% 50%
Trials HD Arcade 50% 40%
Motocross Madness Arcade 50% 40%
Castle of Illusion Arcade 50% 40%
Freefall Racers Arcade 75% 67%
Let’s Sing and Dance Arcade 50% 40%
Geon Arcade 75% 67%
Rock Band 3 Games On Demand 50% 40%
The Crew Season Pass  Add-On 30% 20%
Watch Dogs Season Pass Add-On 30% 20%
Far Cry 4 Season Pass Add-On 30% 20%
Alien Isolation Season Pass Add-On 50% 40%
Rabbids Invasion Season Pass Add-On 30% 25%
P4AU Navigation Set A Add-On 40% 33%
P4AU Navigation Set B   Add-On 40% 33%
P4AU P4A Story  Add-On 40% 33%
Forza 4 VIP Add-On 67% 60%
Rock Band 3 – Ozzy Osbourne 8-Pack Add-On 50% 40%
Rock Band 3 – Aerosmith Greatest   Add-On 50% 40%
Rock Band 3 – The Black Keys Pack 02  Add-On 50% 40%
Rock Band 3 – Pretty Hate Pack 01  Add-On 50% 40%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Spring Sale deals are valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

April 7th 2015 at 9:12 am | Deal, Marketplace, Spring Sale, Video, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One, Xbox.com | 74 comments

April 6th 2015, 7:30 pm PT

The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection Arrives on Xbox

Disney has just announced the availability of the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection – all six epic Star Wars films for the first time on Digital HD, and with all new never-before-seen bonus material. We’re thrilled to reveal that Xbox is a digital distribution launch partner and we’re offering exclusive incentives for Xbox customers who purchase the Saga on Xbox Video!

Microsoft is offering two exclusive incentives for fans who purchase the six-film bundle on Xbox Video. First, they will receive everyone’s favorite scrappy astromech droid, R2-D2, as an Xbox Live avatar companion that flashes characteristics of classic R2-D2 from “A New Hope.” Also, they will receive the action-packed Star Wars Pinball Pack for the free-to-play game Pinball FX 2, for Xbox One or Xbox 360.

In addition, Disney is offering a Star Wars featurette video exclusively for Xbox customers; only by pre-purchasing the Saga on Xbox Video will you receive an exclusive roughly 60 second sneak peek at the bonus material included in the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. Customers will receive the Xbox-exclusive featurette when they pre-purchase the “Star Wars” saga bundle on Xbox Video, then all six epic films in the Saga will be added to their collection in all their high-definition glory on April 10.

Xbox Video is available today as a free download on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows 8/RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone. Verify Xbox Video availability and system requirements.

May the Force be with you!

April 6th 2015 at 7:30 pm | Marketplace, Now Available, Video, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One, Xbox.com | 29 comments

March 24th 2015, 6:01 am PT

Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value Bundles Now Available

The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value Bundle lineup features a new 4GB Kinect, 500GB Kinect and 500GB console bundle and each bundle includes two games and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Prices start at $249 USD (ERP), so whether you’re new to gaming or looking for a great gift, now’s the time to spring into action.

Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable Anniversary games (available in most regions worldwide including the US)

•Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Spring Value Bundle with Kinect Sports Ultimate and Kinect Adventures games (available in select regions)

•Xbox 360 500GB Kinect Spring Value Bundle with Kinect Sports Ultimate and Kinect Adventures games (available in select regions)

Bundle offers are available now for a limited time at select major retailers and vary by region so check out Xbox.com or your favorite retailer for more details.

March 24th 2015 at 6:01 am | Deal, Now Available, Xbox 360, Xbox.com | 18 comments

March 11th 2015, 9:50 am PT

Xbox App on Windows 10 – March 2015 Feature Summary

It was a busy week last week, with new tools releasing to Windows 10 developers at GDC to enable them to build great games for both Xbox and Windows. We’re eager to share that more features are coming to the Xbox app on Windows 10 as part of our monthly effort to deliver new functionality to the Xbox app. Today, we are adding the following features:

More ways to connect with your friends.

  • Game Clips – View game clips created on Xbox One and watch popular game clips from the Xbox Community. Download game clips from Xbox Live directly to your PC.
  • Activity Feed – Like comments and delete your own activity feed posts.
  • User Profile – Profile headers will now be collapsed by default to show more profile information on the screen.
  • Friends Search – Use the search box at the top of the friends list to find an existing friend by gamertag or by real name if they are sharing it with you.

More control of your experience.

  • Improved Window Sizing – The Xbox app adapts to changing window sizing to more intelligently display different views dependent on the size of the application window.
  • Connect to your Xbox One – Remotely control your Xbox One from the Xbox app using a virtual game controller.
  • OneGuide and Universal Remote Control – Access OneGuide and the Universal Remote Control to change channels, manage volume or access the DVR on your set-top box connected to your Xbox One.
  • Games – See recently played Xbox Live games across devices – that includes Windows 10 devices, Windows Phone, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

The Xbox app will automatically update to the March version when it becomes available in the Windows Store. Once you receive the update, your version number should be 3.3.3019.0 or higher. You can verify the version number of the Xbox app under Settings. To read more about these features, check out the full story at Xbox Wire.

The Xbox Feedback site has a new Xbox on Windows 10 sub-forum so you can easily submit your ideas and vote up ideas for improvements you would like to see for the Xbox app on Windows 10. We value your feedback and would love to hear from you.

March 11th 2015 at 9:50 am | Feedback, System Update, Video, Xbox One, Xbox.com | 13 comments

March 9th 2015, 6:02 am PT

Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle

For those of you looking to pick up an Xbox One this spring, look no further – beginning in March, fans worldwide (U.S. and select markets) will be able to revisit the entire story of the Master Chief with the Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle. The exclusive bundle includes a standard Xbox One console, as well as a digital download code for Halo: The Master Chief Collection – the essential Halo fan experience that features the Master Chief’s complete story through four free Halo games: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4 – all for ERP $349 in the U.S.

halo
Halo: The Master Chief Collection allows fans to play all 45 campaign missions, plus more than 100 multiplayer and Spartan Ops maps, in 1080p at 60fps. The bundle also comes with access to the new live-action digital series from executive producer Ridley Scott, Halo: Nightfall. This offer gets you four great games in one bundle, and provides tremendous value for fans of Halo and the Master Chief.

The Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection bundle is available in most regions where Xbox One is available so check with your local retailers for more details on availability.

March 9th 2015 at 6:02 am | Deal, Halo, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One, Xbox.com | 93 comments

February 26th 2015, 8:42 pm PT

Pneuma: Breath of Life is Now Available for Xbox One

Pneuma: Breath of LifeTitle: Pneuma: Breath of Life 
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: Pneuma provides players with a sense of awe and a relentless determination to solve every puzzle and progress through a narrated story of self-discovery, exploring the fundamental nature of being. This is the first person puzzler of 2015 which is designed to force players think outside the box and explore beyond what they know as reality. This game isn’t about your skill with a controller, it’s about how you perceive and analyse situations. Push your brain to its limits in this exciting new first person puzzler as Pneuma contemplates the nature of reality and you explore the ontological mystery of the Breath of Life.

Purchase Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One from Xbox Games Store

 

 

 

 

Product Info:
Developer: Deco Digital & Bevel Studios
Publisher: Deco Digital & Bevel Studios
Website: http://www.pneumabreathoflife.com/
Twitter: @DecoDigital

February 26th 2015 at 8:42 pm | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One, Xbox.com | 25 comments

February 18th 2015, 8:46 am PT

PAX East 2015 Schedule of Events

PAX East is one of the premiere gaming shows and is being held from March 6-8 in Boston, MA. Not only will Xbox have a huge presence at the show including another opportunity to play Halo 5 Guardians Arena multiplayer, I will be attending and participating in a number of events and panels.

PAX Xbox Games
Xbox Booth #5044 

Friday, March 6 – 10:00 am to 6 pm
Saturday, March 7 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 8 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

What it Takes To Build a Next-Gen Open World Game Panel

Saturday, March 7, 10:30AM – 11:30AM,  Albatross Theatre

Join CD Projekt RED, the developers behind the highly anticipated Xbox One title, The Witcher: Wild Hunt, as they discuss the challenges, opportunities, and everything else involved in building a next gen open world game. Don’t forget about the live narrated gameplay, too! Larry Hryb, aka Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, hosts.

Major Nelson Podcast Panel

Saturday, March 7, 5:00PM – 6:00PM, Condor Theatre

Join Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson, as we record an episode of the award winning podcast “Major Nelson Radio” LIVE in front of a studio audience. There’ll be prizes, guests and probably fun.

If I’m not involved with a panel, you might find me attending other panels, walking around the showroom floor or hanging out at the Xbox booth. Be sure to stop by and say hello.

In addition to the two PAX East panels, I will be hosting an in-store event with fans at Microsoft at The Shops at Prudential Center on March 5 from 7-9 p.m. ET. More details to come, but plan to get there early because the lines will open at 6 p.m.

For more information about the Xbox booth including a list of games being featured at the show, check out Xbox Wire or the Xbox Events site. For general information about PAX East, check out the official website.

February 18th 2015 at 8:46 am | Events, Industry, PAX, Xbox.com | 14 comments

February 12th 2015, 9:11 am PT

Activity Feed and Suggested Friends Feature Now Available at Xbox.com

I’m happy to share some cool new features already available on Xbox.com to enhance how you discover and interact with your family, friends and fellow gamers:

Activity Feed: You can see everything on your feed, make text posts, and like, comment on, and share feed items directly from your browser.

Suggested Friends: This feature will help you expand your friends network and find new people to play on Xbox Live with.

As always, if you want to leave feedback on these new features or propose something completely new, head over to Xbox Feedback.

February 12th 2015 at 9:11 am | Feedback, Xbox Live, Xbox.com | 27 comments

January 23rd 2015, 8:56 am PT

Xbox App Available in the January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview

Following up from the Windows 10 announcement earlier this week and the impacts it will have on the future of gaming, I posted an article over at Xbox Wire discussing the initial preview of the Xbox App available in the January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview.



We want our fans to help shape the Xbox on Windows experience and plan to ship regular Xbox app releases that deliver new functionality by making changes based on your feedback. There is a lot more work for the team to do, but here are some of the features that you can check out with the initial preview release in the January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview:

Your Profile – provides you quick access to your Xbox profile and recent activity and achievements. With the initial preview build, you can see your Gamerscore, recent Activity, Achievements, Following lists and Game Clips.

Home – the Xbox app home page will provide you quick access to your Recently Played games, your friends and their online status and an Activity Feed of recent events, game clips, etc.

Friends – you can see your friends across devices and search and find new friends. Additionally, you can go the profile page for your friends and followers and view their recent activity, achievements, friends, games they follow and game clips.

Activity Feed – you can view your activity feed and post text, like and comment on your friends’ recent achievements and Game clips. In this version of preview build, the sharing functionality is not yet enabled.

Settings – Within settings, you can see the current Version number of the Xbox on Windows app, and choose to Sign out from the app. Additionally, you can turn on/off the following items:

Messages – Users can view messages from other users and system messages / notifications.

For more information about each of these items, read the Xbox on Windows Feature Summary for the January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview at Xbox Wire. Stay tuned for more updates from the Xbox team on the features coming to Windows 10 in the coming months.

To learn more about the Windows 10 Technical Preview and how to obtain updates when they are released, check out the Windows Insider Program.

Your support and feedback has made the Xbox One better and I look forward to continuing this relationship in the future with gaming on Windows 10.

January 23rd 2015 at 8:56 am | Industry, Technology, Xbox One, Xbox.com | 4 comments

January 21st 2015, 6:37 pm PT

Xbox on Windows 10 Presentation


Here is the presentation that Phil Spencer did today during today’s Windows 10 event showing Xbox on Windows 10.

January 21st 2015 at 6:37 pm | Windows, Xbox One, Xbox.com | 95 comments

January 15th 2015, 4:11 pm PT

Game Content Usage Rules Clarification

We’ve heard some fans are confused about our Game Content Usage Rules and specifically using game titles in connection with user generated content. Of course, we recognize our community needs to use Game titles to identify and describe their creations. The portion of the Usage Rules in question is focused on using Game titles in ways that are confusing about the source of the content or misrepresent Microsoft’s role in the creation.

We took an exciting step forward last week by updating our Game Content Usage Rules to enable Xbox fans to participate in the partner programs on YouTube and Twitch and earn revenue for ads in connection with their videos. A major goal of this update was to bring the policy in line with current community usage. The policy has always been about enabling creators to use our game content, and we recognize it only works if their content can be found. The key here is for people to use game titles for discovery and not misrepresent Microsoft’s role in the content’s creation.

We’ve heard the feedback and will be updating the language in the policy to provide some more examples and clarification of this clause with the revised version below:

In addition, your Items may not use the name of the Microsoft Game in their title to give the impression that Microsoft is the source of the Item, or authorized or endorsed the Item. Items that make referential use of our titles are fine, for example, “Let’s Play Forza Motorsport 5” or “Tips and Strategies for Halo 5.” Using the Game title to tag your Item on social media is fine. We also don’t object to “Red vs. Blue” or “Operation Chastity”. But we may object to “Halo: Covenant Strike,” for example, if it could be confused as something Microsoft produced or licensed, or if it could be mistaken as an official part of the Game. We just want to make sure consumers don’t get confused.

Rest assured, we have not seen rampant abuse of this and we’re not actively seeking violations on YouTube and Twitch. We love that you’re passionate about our games and we want you to create great works. This is a small way for us to protect against abuse. Sorry if there was any confusion.

January 15th 2015 at 4:11 pm | Feedback, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox.com | 22 comments

January 15th 2015, 2:41 pm PT

Xbox One Closes a Record-Breaking Holiday and Looks Ahead to 2015

I want to thank all of the Xbox fans who contributed to our record-setting holiday and making 2014 such a successful year. The Xbox One deals were quite popular and have inspired a new promotion starting January 16 where fans in the U.S. can buy an Xbox One for $349 at their preferred retailer.

Some interesting statistics about 2014:

• Xbox 360 became the best-selling seventh generation console of all time in the U.S.

• In 2014, users logged nearly 8 billion hours globally in apps across Xbox 360 and Xbox One, a
50 percent increase from time spent in 2013.

• Xbox One became the best-selling console in the U.S. in November and December and weekly average sales during these months outpaced Xbox 360 by 50 percent at the same point in its lifecycle.*

• Xbox One also sold more games throughout November and December in the U.S. than any other current-generation platform.*

• From November 24 to January 3, fans spent more time playing on Xbox than they ever have before, at any point in the history of Xbox.

• In the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta alone, 18 million games have been played to date.

The Xbox Wire has a great year in review summary and what to expect in 2015, including a few upcoming console titles and the future of PC gaming on Windows 10. You can find that article here.

* According to NPD Group

January 15th 2015 at 2:41 pm | Industry, Press Release, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox.com | 110 comments

November 5th 2014, 6:01 am PT

Hundreds of New Features Delivered in Xbox One’s First Year

Later this month marks the one year anniversary of Xbox One. As we look back on the year, one of the best marks of progress for Xbox One has been our commitment to delivering continuous innovation. When Xbox One launched, we said we were deeply committed to our fans and our ongoing service updates have delivered hundreds of new features throughout the year. In fact, we launched a new website, Xbox Feedback, to enable us to hear from you directly and let you vote for your favorite ideas. We received thousands of new feature recommendations and more than three quarters of a million votes this past year, and your feedback played a huge role in shaping new experiences on Xbox One. Keep them coming!

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Here are some of the most popular new features added this past year, but also check out a recap of the full list of previously announced new features below. You may find a few surprises to help you make the most of your Xbox One. And rest assured, our commitment to continuous innovation remains strong.

Customization

  • Custom backgrounds. The #1 fan-requested feature, each account on your Xbox One can have a customized background. You can choose a custom color or achievement art as your background on Xbox One, with more customization options coming down the road, like personalized images from the media browser app.
  • Take system updates when you want. Take system updates as soon as they’re available if you prefer. When the system update is made available, you’ll find the option under Settings, then select System update.

New Friends, Activities and Achievements

  • New Friends section. See at a glance what’s going on with your friends. You can stay up-to-date with your current activities, the most popular games your friends are playing, and a Gamerscore leaderboard to see who has improved their Gamerscore over the last 30 days.
  • Activity feed updates. We added new ways for you to interact with friends in the activity feed. The interface changed to a single column scrolling list that is longer and includes more content. We added the ability to post text to your feed, and to “like” and comment on feed items. You can share game clips and anything else in the feed with friends either publically (to your activity feed) or privately (as an attachment to a message). You are also notified when anyone likes, comments on or shares your items. Each person gets a personal feed on their profile, so you can see what specific friends have been up to. And, with SmartGlass, you can see what your friends have shared to their activity feed and “like” specific posts.
  • A New Achievements App. Updated to enable sharing of achievements you’ve unlocked with captions, see a list of friends who have unlocked specific achievements, and an updated achievements Snap landing page that shows Achievements on recently played games, when a gamer is not actively playing a game.
  • Snap updates. We updated the Snap Center to include quick access to many of the things you wanted faster access to when playing a game – Friends, Messages, Achievements, Game DVR, clock, and battery indicator – as well as making it easier to close and open new snap apps when playing a game. A double tap of the Xbox button on your controller brings up a menu that allows you to open a new app in snap mode, close the current snapped app, or switch focus between your game and your running snapped app.

Second Screen and Accessories

  • Mobile purchase. Using Xbox SmartGlass or on Xbox.com, you can remotely purchase games and Add-on content. No more waiting to begin downloading when you get home – if your console is set to automatically take updates, your console will begin downloading your purchase. And, you can also get Games with Gold and Deals with Gold on SmartGlass, so you can download free games wherever you are to your console.
  • Battery power indicator. We brought back the battery power indicator so that you can see right on the home screen how much juice is left in your controller’s battery. You will also get an on-screen notification when your controller battery is getting low.

System and Game Updates

  • Silent reboot after system updates and system update on demand. If your console is in Instant On mode, the update will happen automatically and return to standby upon completion. This means you won’t need to power on your console after an update moving forward. If you want to take future updates when available without waiting for your console to do it on its own, this option is under system settings. It will only show as available when there is an update to take.
  • Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You can easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.

More Ways to Experience Entertainment

  • Boot to TV. You can set your console to boot directly to television when coming out of connected standby.
  • Media Player, DLNA, and MKV support (and more!). A newly added Media Player app supports DLNA streaming so you can easily access and play music, watch photo slideshows or movies stored on home media servers and devices that support the DLNA server protocols. Additionally, you can playback tons of files – including MKV – stored on a USB device or a device on your home network that supports DLNA streaming.
  • Xbox One Digital TV Tuner and Steam TV to SmartGlass. This USB-attached TV Tuner, available in UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, enables you to watch TV on Xbox One, and pause Live TV for up to 30 minutes. If you have an Xbox One Digital TV Tuner, you can stream TV across your home network to your smartphone or tablet using the Xbox SmartGlass app. You can also pause, play, rewind and change channels, without interrupting gameplay.
  • TV Discovery Made More Social. New features were introduced for social discovery on TV, including Live TV Trending, Twitter TV Trending, Xbox TV Trending, and Tweets in MiniGuide.

Audio

  • Sound mixer for apps with Snap and volume controls when using Kinect with chat. With the Sound mixer, you can control the volume levels of two apps when you’re using Snap letting you decide which app is louder. In this same section, you can control the volume levels when you’re using Kinect for chat.

Here is a more comprehensive list of the more than 100 new updates we announced details on this year, in addition to the hundreds of additional updates made behind-the-scenes to make Xbox One even better this year:

Read the rest of this article

November 5th 2014 at 6:01 am | Feedback, Xbox One, Xbox.com | 188 comments

June 27th 2014, 10:04 am PT

Xbox One Achievements and More Coming Soon to Xbox.com

One of the most requested community features we’ve seen as of late is the ability to view your Xbox One data on Xbox.com. We’re happy to announce that the first of these elements – your Xbox One profile, Achievements, friends, followers, and game clips – will be viewable on Xbox.com beginning next week. Here’s a preview of what to expect:

More enhancements, like your Activity feed, are on the way. But in the meantime put these new features through their paces next week, and keep your suggestions coming!






June 27th 2014 at 10:04 am | Feedback, Xbox One, Xbox.com | 57 comments

June 9th 2014, 2:55 pm PT

Xbox Feedback: Tell Us What You Think

Xbox fans are great at letting us know what they like about Xbox, and what they’d like us to do better.  Whether on MajorNelson.com, NeoGAF, Reddit, Twitter, forums, or in person at events, we are always listening to what our fans have to say. Your passionate feedback has been a key factor in many of our decisions over the course of the last year.

That’s why today we’re rolling out a new fan feedback portal: Xbox Feedback. It’s a place where Xbox fans from around the world can submit their ideas for Xbox – any idea – and have people vote on it. Because everything will happen on one site, we’ll be able to get a better idea of which ideas are truly the most important to Xbox fans. The best part: the ideas, comments, and votes will be tallied up and presented to the Xbox design, engineering, and operations teams on a very regular basis.

Ready to contribute? Head over to Feedback.xbox.com to submit your idea, or vote on others. Be sure to read the FAQ and Posting Guidelines before you get started. With your help, we’ll continue to make Xbox the best place to play.

June 9th 2014 at 2:55 pm | E3, Feedback, Xbox.com | 104 comments

January 31st 2013, 12:03 pm PT

Wordament Web Beta

Play Wordament on the web (in Beta) and earn achievements . . . all in your web browser.

January 31st 2013 at 12:03 pm | Xbox.com | 53 comments

November 13th 2012, 9:01 am PT

Update on jersey collections for female avatars

Boston Bruins JerseyNew England Jersey

The team here at Xbox is always listening to feedback from our Xbox LIVE members, and we’re working hard to make sure Xbox LIVE is fun and fair for everyone in the community. That’s why we’re excited to announce our Avatar Marketplace partners are making progress with jersey collections for female avatars. All 30 NHL jerseys and all 32 NFL jerseys are now available to female avatars for Xbox LIVE members. No matter what your team, no matter what your gender, you’ll be able to show your support on Xbox LIVE.

We know there are still many options for avatar personalization that our Xbox LIVE members would like to see, feel free to leave any ideas in the comments below.

November 13th 2012 at 9:01 am | Arcade, Marketplace, Xbox Live, Xbox.com | 19 comments

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