April 8th 2014, 5:49 am PT
Content: Kinect Sports Rivals
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Become a Champion! Cutting-edge Kinect technology scans your likeness to put YOU in the game. Wake Racing, Climbing, Target Shooting, Soccer, Bowling and Tennis are all in play with power-ups, equipment and outfits specific to each event. With the power of Xbox Live, your friends are always there to challenge whether they’re online or not. Find your play style, customize your experience and choose a team worthy of your skill. Kinect Sports Rivals: it’s YOU vs. the world!
April 8th 2014, 5:47 am PT
Content: Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut
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In the year 2299, an interstellar war rages. Take control of the Strike Suit – a craft with the ability to transform into a hulking suit of space armor – in a bid to save Earth from destruction. Immerse yourself in massive fleet battles where your dogfighting skills will directly affect the fate of the cosmos. Discover a colorful and vibrant universe, with an epic story spanning 13 unique missions. Engage intelligent enemy fighters and take on colossal capital ships, exploiting weak points in their super-structure to blow them apart piece by piece. Upgrade your Strike Suit and customize your weapon load-outs to tailor combat to your tastes. Take advantage of six craft, including three Strike Suits, to experience dogfighting action as you’ve never seen it before.
April 8th 2014, 5:01 am PT
April 7th 2014, 7:53 pm PT
We’re still working on our next Xbox One system update and have been receiving some really great feedback from members with early access. Tonight, I wanted to let you know we’re pushing a few more features to the members previewing new system updates that you may be hearing about. Here are a few details on those features.
- Blu-ray player supports 50 Hz video output for content recorded at 50 Hz. We’ll also be updating the Blu-ray Player app in the coming days to round out these improvements.
- Controller and headset adaptor firmware updates will reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity.
- Silent reboot after system updates and system update on demand now available. After this update, 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, we’ve added this option under system settings. It will only show as available when there is an update to take.
We’re committed to delivering innovation through system updates, and on behalf of the Xbox team, I can’t say enough how integral fan feedback is to this process. Some features previewed won’t always make it to launch right away because we want to help ensure the best experience for our fans before pushing a new feature.
Also, these features may roll out over several days to this audience.
The engagement from our Xbox One community continues to be incredible, in large part thanks to the input and feedback from our fans. Select members far and wide that have been previewing system update features have been as generous with their time and input as we had hoped they would be. This feedback continues to help us make the future of Xbox One yours as much as ours.
So thank you to those who shared their thoughts with us and, hopefully, are having a little fun in the process.
We look forward to sharing news when our next Xbox One system update rolls out to the larger community.
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April 7th 2014, 8:25 am PT
Game DVR and Upload are among the most popular apps on Xbox One, and a new feature is about to make sharing your game clips even better. Starting tomorrow we’re rolling out an update to the YouTube app on Xbox One allowing you to share this video directly to your YouTube channel.
Here’s how it works: use Game DVR to capture your favorite gaming moments (“Xbox, Record That”), edit them in Upload Studio, then head over to the updated the YouTube app, and look for My Uploads. The updated YouTube experience also allows you to watch YouTube videos in Snap Mode, and more (find all the details on Xbox Wire).
More great video is heading to Xbox 360 tomorrow as well, as the GoPro app will become available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers With GoPro on Xbox 360. You can check out follow adventurers from around the world, or if you’re feeling adventurous yourself, even purchase GoPro cameras and accessories directly through the app.
To kick off the launch, GoPro is offering two exclusive videos that the Xbox community will get one week before they’re available elsewhere. Find more details on the app, and a preview of those videos, over on Xbox Wire.
April 4th 2014, 3:52 pm PT
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April 3rd 2014, 9:07 am PT
The Event is over. Thanks to everyone who came by to say hello! See you at PAX East
As we detailed earlier this week, Xbox has a lot going on next week for PAX East: games to play, panels to attend, and one special event open to everyone, whether they’re going to PAX or not.
To kick off the big gaming weekend in Boston, we’re holding a community gaming meet-up next Thursday, April 10th at the Microsoft retail store in nearby Natick, MA. We’ll have a number of new and unreleased games for you to play, including the first ever public demonstration of multiplayer mode in Harmonix’s upcoming Fantasia: Music Evolved.
We’ll also be raffling off great prizes, including a Titanfall Xbox One system and a pair of 3-day passes to the completely sold out PAX East expo. Sound good? Here’s everything you need to know:
When: Thursday, April 10th 7:00 PM
Where: Natick Mall Microsoft retail store in Natick, MA
Who: everyone is welcome
Games available to play:
- Disney’s Fantasia: Music Evolved
- Kinect Sports Rivals
- ID@Xbox titles:
- Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut
- Age of Mythology: Extended Edition (Microsoft Surface Pro)
Bonus for you early arrivers: we’re giving away a year of Xbox Live Gold for the first 50 people!
If you’re planning on attending, please let us know by RSVPing on this event’s page on Facebook.
This event is free, and you don’t need PAX tickets to attend. See you there!