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Seems to be context sensitive that depending which tile you have currently selected.

That's what seems to be missing IMHO just a central place to get things you need to do done! LOL.

Everything seems to be all over the place. Was looking the other day for what games are currently free with the games for gold service on the store.... it was fun. Then found a tile on the main dash somewhere that did just that.... :)

I still find it helpful to keep

Settings

My games and apps, and

Upload

pinned.

Like Yoshimax says, there's no need to pin Settings because it's always a button press away. No matter what tile you're on, if you press Menu you can open Settings. Also My Games and Apps is always on the right of the Home screen, so the pinned version would actually be further away.

I found the interface baffling when the console first launched, and believe me it was in a far worse state back then, but it's pretty simple even without a Kinect once you learn its quirks. There's very little that's more than three button presses away. Also use the shoulder buttons to switch tabs easily, this has been the easiest way to move about since the very first 360 blades dash and yet some people don't seem to be aware of it.

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Sometimes the game is ready loaded (you pick up where you left off, like shutting the lid on a 3DS) after turning the machine off. Then sometimes it doesn't.

For some reason, when you start a game to load from new, it loads it then quits you back to the main menu so you have to go in again. No idea why.

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I have to question why you bought one in the first place if you hate it so much. Why don't you give it to Boozy?

Hrm. To be fair he did admit to the console being terrible. Maybe if he plays Sonic3&K to 100% completion first.

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Does anyone know if it is possible to set your language independently of your home country. Right now I can only select english menus if I say that I live in UK. But this also means I see all prices in GBP and not SEK which is quite annoying.

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Nearly bought a Kinect unit today from Cex but decided against it. I don't have a ton of room where the XBO is set up and hardly ever used the Kinect on the 360. Having the Kinect packed in with the XBO on release was part of the reason I didn't want one. That and the £425 price..... On retrospect though I would have gone with the XBO over the PS4 because of Forza 5. Didn't expect to wait nearly a year for DriveClub. Tsk. Retrospect eh. LOL.

At least I now have both consoles despite only really wanting and having time for only one this gen. :)

Think next time just going to stick with a PC and ignore the consoles....LOL

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Sometimes the game is ready loaded (you pick up where you left off, like shutting the lid on a 3DS) after turning the machine off. Then sometimes it doesn't.

For some reason, when you start a game to load from new, it loads it then quits you back to the main menu so you have to go in again. No idea why.

Line 1 - instant on mode. Sometimes your console will take a system update which means it'll "cold boot" (the green loading screen) next time it's on and the instant resume won't work.

Line 2 - This problem can mostly be attributed to the launch titles and in particular titanfall. It's the game crashing out.

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Hypothetically, what would happen if I plugged my AV receiver output into the input of my Xbone? Could I then run my PS4, Wii U, PC and Chromecast through the Xbone? Is there a lot of delay? I want to plug two Xbox into each other to see what happens.

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Hypothetically, what would happen if I plugged my AV receiver output into the input of my Xbone? Could I then run my PS4, Wii U, PC and Chromecast through the Xbone? Is there a lot of delay? I want to plug two Xbox into each other to see what happens.

Digital foundry measured the added lag. You'd probably not like it.

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Should work I did read that there's enough lag to make certain games not recommended - I wouldn't expect it to be as bad as the lag using remote play on the vita but probably not a good idea for VS fighters or anything like that.

I might do it with the 360 so I can snap it and play something whilst waiting for raid parties to finalise I usually end up pissing about in the dashboard. I was hoping there'd be more mini snappable games like nutjitsu but the only other I'm aware of at the moment is threes which isn't out yet afaik,

OK, we admit it, we were hoping for both next-gen consoles to melt down and explode in a massive logic paradox when we first tested this out, but the reality turned out to be predictably mundane: the Xbox One works just fine when the PlayStation 4 is connected up to its HDMI input, and in turn, Sony's new console has no qualms whatsoever about being interfaced with its new console rival.

While the Microsoft console's media input is designed with cable and satellite set-top boxes in mind, the Xbox One isn't at all fussy about what kind of HDMI device you choose to connect. PlayStation 4 was on top of the list when we first received our kit, but games consoles, PCs, cameras, tablets and smartphones should all work just fine. It doesn't matter if you feed it with 480p, 720p, 1080i or 1080p at 50 or 60Hz - the Xbox One handled everything we threw at it.

The question is, do you really want to run gameplay through the new machine? In our testing, we noticed a significant deal of additional latency added to the feed - not enough to make the experience totally unplayable, and certainly not enough to make using a set-top box remote unusable, but it definitely took the sheen off the precision response of games like Housemarque's brilliant Resogun.

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Determines currency and language. If I select Sweden I can't set the language to English. Or at least I can't find a way to do that.

That's odd - I can set my location/currency to India but still select English language. Presumably languages must be restricted by territory, but it seems odd India would have English but not Sweden.

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That's odd - I can set my location/currency to India but still select English language. Presumably languages must be restricted by territory, but it seems odd India would have English but not Sweden.

Well English is one of the official languages in India so :)

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That's odd - I can set my location/currency to India but still select English language. Presumably languages must be restricted by territory, but it seems odd India would have English but not Sweden.

India's a former British colony, that's why. There's no English language option when you select Netherlands as your location, or vice versa. Which pisses me off because having a Dutch voiceover for FM5 and FH2 is fucking shit. Why do they even bother? Having English screentext in games is how I learnt the language in the first place! Kids these days, etc.

I trick the Bone that I'm British.

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Yeah it's a thousand people now.

Also it works a bit differently now, in that people can add you as a friend and they become followers, you can then reciprocate and it moves them to your friends list although you don't get the request notification when then add you as you previously did.

Not sure what restrictions are on followers, they can send you invites etc.. however I guess they can't join you uninvited unless you friend them in return.

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Christ there's a lot in it this month.

Were bringing you new and exciting ways to watch TV and interact with the Xbox Live gaming community in this months Xbox One system update preview. Today, we will begin rolling out a ton of new features to members of the Xbox One preview program. Weve got the full breakdown of features listed for you right here.

Show Who You Are Some of the most requested features being released this month include the ability to customize your Xbox One background and showcase and share some of your favorite achievements and game clips.

Custom Backgrounds The #1 fan-requested feature is making its initial debut for preview members. For the first time, each account on your Xbox One can have a customized background. You can choose a custom color or achievement art as your background on Xbox One, with more customization options coming down the road.

Gamer Profile You can now share your location and bio as part of your profile. You can set these options on your Xbox One console and use Xbox One SmartGlass to browse to other peoples profiles and check out their showcase items. Additionally, you can now select a set of showcase items that are displayed when other gamers look at your profile on an Xbox One console. You can use Xbox One SmartGlass or Xbox One console to add or remove up to six game clips or achievements that will be displayed in a carousel format.

Tweet about your Favorite Game Clips You can now share your favorite Xbox One game clips with your followers on Twitter. Use the Share button on any game clip you have created and select Twitter to compose the Tweet.

A New Way to Watch TV With new Live TV and Twitter integration, you can discover new shows to love and see what people are saying on Twitter about shows in real-time.

Live TV Trending Starting to roll out today for preview members in the U.S., Canada and the UK, a new tab will be available in OneGuide that displays the top 20 most watched TV shows, with the list filtered down to the shows that are currently available to you based on your OneGuide settings. The Live TV Trending list is updated by the minute, so you can easily discover shows that are popular with other viewers. The Trending tab in OneGuide is updated to display Twitter - Live TV trending first and Xbox Live TV Trending second. You can tune to a specific show by pressing the A button.

Twitter TV Trending New this month in preview, you can see what Live TV is trending based on the highest number of tweets. Twitter TV Trending will initially be available to preview members in the U.S.

Xbox TV Trending The Trending tab in OneGuide is updated to display Twitter trending first and Xbox Live TV Trending second. Xbox Live TV Trending is based on the number of Xbox One owners currently watching that show in each country, pulled from anonymous data collected at a national level.

Tweets in MiniGuide See the actual tweets for the Live TV shows in real time and quickly find the Twitter #hashtag to join the conversation.

Recents and Favorites in MiniGuide MiniGuide has been updated to include your favorite TV channels in a combined Recents and Favorites area and MiniGuide can now be activated via voice by saying Xbox Select MiniGuide while watching TV.

Store improvements and SmartGlass updates We are also excited to roll out these cool features:

Store improvements The Store pages on Xbox One have been improved to enable you to more quickly browse and find content. The navigation buttons were moved to the far left so you can find them easier. You can also more quickly find game add-ons, perform store specific searches and recommendations are more prominently displayed. Finally, store categories have been standardized so you can easily see the top items in each query at a glance.

Friends Game Activity on SmartGlass You can now see a list of your friends that have played a given game within the Xbox One SmartGlass experience.

Games with Gold & Deals with Gold on SmartGlass For gamers with an Xbox Live Gold subscription, you can browse Free Games with Gold and discounted content with Gold and initiate download of the content to your Xbox One console from your mobile device.

SmartGlass Store Improvements We added a new section for Apps to make it easier to find and download apps for your Xbox One, as well as adding a Coming Soon filter for Games and Add Ons to make it easier to see upcoming Xbox One releases sorted by anticipated release date.

Internet Explorer updates There are a few improvements Internet Explorer available this month:

Snap IE From the Address Bar in Internet Explorer, you can now easily snap from a full screen experience and move Internet Explorer into snap mode.

Featured sites Now, Internet Explorer will show a number when something is newly-added to featured sites. Newly-added sites will also display a badge until you launch them or seven days have passed since the site was added to the Featured list.

Updates to the Preview dashboard app Were gamifying the Preview dashboard. Here are some new features we are adding:

My Stats If you are in the Preview program, you will now earn points for providing feedback, including points for completing Quests, Surveys, Quick Poll questions, and rating the update. These will be shared in the Preview dashboard under My Stats. The more points you get, the more you level up, and the more rewards youll earn. Keep checking back for special bonus point opportunities.

Leaderboard Were also adding a leaderboard that shows how you stack up against your friends based on the points you have earned. If you dont have friends in the Preview program, well show how you stack up against others in the program. Keep checking back more things are coming to the My Stats page soon.

These new features and updates are rolling out to all Xbox One preview program members starting today and will launch for everyone in November.

I was starting to think they must be running out of steam and getting ready to slow these updates but the whole "gamifying" it thing would imply otherwise.

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