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In an effort to further incorporate features from True Achievements into the Xbox Dashboard, we’ll soon be getting an “Achievement Rarity” tracker. Revealed on Major Nelson’s podcast in an interview with Mike Ybarra and Scott Henson, Achievement Rarity is basically a way to congratulate you on obtaining those special achievements that only a few people in the world have earned. Let’s say for example, the upcoming Dead Rising remaster has the 7 Day Survivor Achievement, which requires you to… survive for 7 days. That was a hard achievement back in the day and more than likely to be rare now, … Read More »

The Gamerscore leaderboard, which compares your achievements with those of your friends, is getting a makeover – and today, we got our first sneak-peek at how it’s going to look in future. Today, Xbox’s Mike Ybarra tweeted out the new look GS leaderboard. And it’s very different from the small tab that originally took up about a 1/10th of the screen size. This gamerscore leaderboard looks a bit different. Sneak peek … #StuffInDev #Xbox pic.twitter.com/HNJyLn3B5F — ♏️ike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) August 29, 2016 It’s looks a lot sleeker, and fits the Windows 10 theme, with its clean black, grey and white … Read More »

Her arrival draws nearer. Cortana, one of the centrepieces of the Windows 10 experience has been long-promised to launch on Microsoft’s console – and now it seems her time is coming. Spotted by keen-eyed Reddit user, Lenobis, we see the familiar Xbox One dashboard (belonging to none other than Microsoft’s community dude, Major Nelson). But take a look what’s lurking in the bottom right corner… Now we can a message that reads: Ready to meet Cortana? Get started with the new Xbox voice experience. That experience will allow anyone with a Kinect or headset mic to control their Xbox with … Read More »

We’re pretty on-the-ball here at XboxOneUK, but here are a couple of new features that sort of snuck past us recently. Finally – a sensible place for Use a Code Kinect was great. “Xbox, use a code” and up it popped, ready to read a barcode or for you to input those 25 characters. But if you didn’t have a Kinect it was a frustrating search to find the option – the location for which seemed to change with every Preview build! Well, now it’s front and centre in the Games section of the Store. There it is, on the … Read More »

I’m pretty organised, pretty neat. My colleagues here at XboxOneUK have another word for it, but I won’t share that here. Nonetheless, if something can’t be organised, sorted, or filed, I get… twitchy. Not haul-off-and-bludgeon-my-coworkers-twitchy, just a bit… difficult to live with. So this Tweet, in which Xbox Live’s Major Nelson shows a video where he rearranges his Xbox One pinned games and apps, was like a soothing blanket to me, like the sweet caress of Martine McCutcheon dipped in Galaxy chocolate. A preview of moving your Xbox One pins around – coming in a future Xbox One System update https://t.co/Fx6HGqUFuS https://t.co/NC2rFqDqlf — Larry … Read More »

The option to use a custom image for your Xbox One background has been available for quite some time, but now that the New Xbox One Experience is out, you might find its time to update your existing background, me personally, I’m sticking to my Lego Avengers one, MajorNelson used his connections within Xbox design team and asked them to create a Photoshop .psd template so you guys can easily create your own background, whether it be a still of your favorite game, a cheesy family photo to show that you know they exist or go all out with a Christmas theme covered … Read More »

Halo 5: Guardians has just launched and we are getting ready for another amazing line up of Christmas titles so its safe to say its a great time to own an Xbox One. During tonight’s Halo 5: LIVE event on YouTube Gaming for the launch of Halo 5: Guardians, Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed that the New Xbox One Experience update will be arriving to Xbox One users on November 12th, 2015, with the new update bringing backwards compatibility to the public and much more coming along the way in the new update. Specifically, the Xbox website has given even more details … Read More »

This weekend the Xbox Beta App for Windows 10 received a handful of new features. Here are the additions made to the Xbox Beta: Party text chat – Earlier this week, we introduced party text chat as another way to connect with your friends in the latest build of the New Xbox One Experience Preview. Starting today, party text chat is available for Xbox Beta app members, joining voice chat as another way for gamers to communicate with friends. Read and reply to messages directly from notifications – No need to click through to read and reply to messages any more. Now, … Read More »

Bad news in one way but good in another You should all be aware of the huge dashboard update for Xbox One which is Windows 10 powered, we have been promised some great new features and one of the stand out ones is Cortana. We have been teased with various videos showing Cortana in action but it has been revealed it won’t be available until 2016, Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) has quoted the following: “Our plan is to add Cortana to the Xbox One experience preview later this year. From there, we’ll ensure that the experience is tuned for gamers … Read More »

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