Xbox One Chat Pad, GWG BC & November Update

The Xbox community has asked and Microsoft has answered. Coming this November is the long awaited upgrade of the Xbox 360 chatpad, the Xbox One chatpad, compatible with both the Xbox One and Windows 10. Aside from the normal keyboard to send your messages with, the new chatpad also comes with a few extras such as a volume controller, 2 new “blank” buttons (X1 & X2) which can be programmed to your own specific needs such as screenshotting etc. and also a stereojack for your headset, making it easier to handle and not having to remove the chatpad when you want to talk with your friends. The chatpad is compatible with all the Xbox One controllers, so no worries if you’re using one of the new Elite ones, this will work out just fine. Although it hits the stores this coming November, it is available for pre-order right now.

Personally this will make my life a whole lot easier since I use my Xbox One to watch streams and such, and writing in chat always takes too long when you have to click all over the screen to compose a message. Are you guys looking forward to this? Is it something you use?

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At E3, Microsoft announced that you would be able to play your Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One. After 3 million community votes and long trials by the preview players that had early access to this feature, it is now coming live this November. And that’s not all, with that also comes the news that all future Games with Gold titles to the Xbox 360 will be playable on your Xbox One. That means a you get a bunch more games to use on your Xbox One every month. The best thing? It will not cost you anything extra to be able to do this since the backward compatibility comes for free.

This will make my Xbox 360 feel a bit out of place next to it’s big brother Xbox One, however, I will most likely keep it for those titles not making the list for now and also for the sentimental valueof it. How do you guys feel about this? Are you looking forward to it?

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Finally, also this November (November is a good month to be an Xbox One player) comes the awaited Windows 10 update for your Xbox One. This will deliver a “completely redesigned experience that will be faster and easier than ever before.” To look forward to as well is the implementation of DirectX 12, which will make everything just a bit prettier.

Personally the DirectX 12 is the thing I’m looking forward to the most with this update. Do you guys have any thoughts about this? How do you think the Windows 10 will handle on the Xbox One? Leave a comment down below.

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