Xbox One’s newest feature

Boop-de-bing. That’s the microwave. My pizza’s ready!

No. No it’s not. It’s just my Xbox starting up with the least butch sound imaginable. This thing cost me £400 and when I press the capacitive button to turn it on I get a noise that sounds like my mobile phone battery is low. In the 1990s.

Oh, if only there was a way to change that! Boop-de-bing. There it is again (when my cat walked past the box and turned it on. Don’t get me started on capacitive buttons).

Well, now you can stop your Xbox One sounding like a microwave. In an update that dropped for Preview Programme yesterday, you can delve into Power Mode and Startup in Settings to see the new switches.

If you’re not a Preview member, MajorNelson has done the delving for you.

There you have it. You can now stop your Xbox One sounding like a microwave. Oh, and for the record, a microwave is the WORST way to heat up leftover pizza. Put it in the oven or, better yet, in the barbecue. (But keep the lid down. If you’re lookin’, it ain’t cookin’.)

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