Tagged: Mike Ybarra

We all like to share with our friends the amazing feats that we achieve in video games. Or should that be showoff? Probably the latter but never mind, we all do it and we should be proud. The only problem is that at the moment, sharing these feats via the Xbox One isn't always as easy as it should be. If you want to share your screenshots and clips on Twitter, at the moment the process is a little convoluted. But maybe not for much longer. Responding to a fans question Mike Ybarra has come out and said that the ... Read More »
During that fateful 2013 Xbox One revel a big deal was made about all of the multimedia features, especially regarding watching TV. One of the main features shown to us was the snap mode, a feature that allowed you to use an app or tool while at the same time still watch what you were originally watching. Well finally this feature will be no more. Mike Ybarra, the head of platform engineering at Xbox has announced that they will be getting rid of the feature with the big new update that is coming. We replaced Snap to improve multitasking, reduce ... Read More »
Xbox fans have been asking for a way to give some more personality and customization to how they look online and it's coming soon.  During the official Xbox podcast, Major Nelson Radio, Larry Hryb said that team is looking to give players the ability to create custom gamerpics.  This feature, as per Xbox's Mike Ybarra, is aimed for a release prior to E3 2017.  Unfortunately this won't be part of the Creator's Update that is rolling out now for Insider's now.  There was a cause for delay for this feature possibly due to the unpredictability of what some inappropriate images ... Read More »
No more pressing the Guide button to go home, guys. A major new update is coming to Xbox Insiders, and it looks set to change the way you’ll reach the familiar Xbox Home Screen. One concerned fan was quick to notice that, in the coming update, changing the Guide button’s original function meant there could be issues in actually getting home on the console – so he did what anyone would: Jumped on Twitter and asked Mike Ybarra. And the Microsoft man confirmed that there would be a change in how Xboxers will be getting to the home screen… @MegavoltService ... Read More »
It was just a matter of time – now for the six people who bought ReCore, prepare to for a HDR update. The announcement came – where else? – on Twitter, where both Microsoft Studios’ Shannon Loftis and Xbox’s Mike Ybarra both confirmed that the game will get a graphical upgrade when played on Xbox One S. https://twitter.com/XboxQwik/status/803050270200467456 HDR – high dynamic range – gives greater colour and contrast to images, essentially making them a whole lot richer and pleasing on the eye. The downside? You’ll need a TV capable of rendering 4K images and an Xbox One S (Sorry, ... Read More »
If it wasn't already known then lets confirm, Xbox are more than happy to continue bringing us new features every month. This isn't a bad thing at all, in fact its the complete opposite. New features and add ons are whats leading the technology market for the better, this is what helps tech giant, like Microsoft push innovation. Mike Ybarra has tweeted today that the new Xbox One S will have a brand new feature from today, the said -R and -RE is recordable and re-recordable. This is a neat little feature but by in large nothing huge. https://twitter.com/XboxQwik/status/793834363754385408 Lets ... Read More »
It has been over a month since members of the Preview Program on Xbox One got a chance to check out the clubs feature. This is a feature where you can find like minded people playing the same games as you by searching for and joining Clubs that interest you. The one gripe that members have had has been the limited number of clubs that you can currently join. Ten just wasn't enough. Well, according to Mike Ybarra, the Director of Program Management at Xbox this has now been amended. You can now join up to 25 Clubs in Preview ... Read More »
The Backwards Compatibility programme is a technical marvel - we're huge fans and grateful that so much effort is poured into this area by Microsoft. It's pure fan service, too. Just having over 250 Xbox 360 games - including many of our favourites - available to play on Xbox One is great. Some Back Compat games run flawlessly, and some even better than they did on 360. Some, though, aren't quite up to scratch. But with the latest console update this week, some of those games have received a boost. It's time to get technical. When things get hectic, with lots ... Read More »
Today on Twitter Mike Ybarra has confirmed that an unknown Developer has set up access for using background music from your USB. Nice one to the ninja dev for making this happen, here's how to do it: Go to store, Apps and search for background to find it. It's as simple as that! Let us know what you think about this app in the comments below. Also check out the article around UWP. For more news, reviews, competitions and interviews, join Xbox One UK’sFacebook Group, Like our Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter. Plus, if videos are your thing, check ... Read More »

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