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Xbox One System Update

I wanted to let you know that later today a required Xbox One system update will become available. This update works a little bit differently than what fans are used to on Xbox 360. Here’s what you can expect:

A. If you are using the Xbox One “Instant On” (the low power state that allows you to instantly power up your console by saying “Xbox On”), your console automatically checks for updates when you turn it off. Once we make the update available (on Tuesday, December 10th, 5:00 PM PT) this means the following will happen:

  • Your console will automatically download the update after you turn it off. Once the update has been downloaded in the background, your console will power completely down. Please note: You will need to manually power your console back on after the update has been downloaded. Because the update will power your console completely down, the “Xbox On” voice command won’t be available until after the update is fully installed.
  • When you turn the console on you’ll see the update being applied. After that, your Xbox One will reboot. You’ll know the update is installing when you see the Xbox logo on the green background (like at the top of this post.) This can take anywhere from 2-5 minutes. Once the update has finished installing, you’ll boot to the Home screen and you’re all set.
  • Don’t worry, if you are out of town for the holidays, you console also does regular checks for updates and will download it in the background even if you have not used you Xbox One in a couple of days.

B. If you are not using the Xbox One “Instant On” feature, you will be required to download and apply this update after Thursday, December 12th at 2:00 AM PT.

This update addresses the following:

  • Addresses SmartGlass issues for some users when coming in and out of connected standby
  • Addresses multiplayer issues for some users when re-joining games
  • Addresses issues with inconsistent notifications for some users
  • Addresses dashboard performance for some users
  • Offers improvements for Xbox One’s TV, system update, and content update services for scaling over time
  • Updated wireless networking driver to improve connectivity issues for some users

We’ve got quite a few updates planned for the next year based on the community feedback we’ve been seeing, and I’ll have details on those in the future.

Thanks and I’ll see you online.

Update: Here is the official support document if you have questions that are not answered here.

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This Is For The Players | PS4 Launch advert | #4ThePlayers EU

PlayStation 4 – This Is For The Players. European launch TV Ad.

PS4 out on 29.11.13

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PlayStation®4 FAQ – Sharing your “primary” PlayStation®4 system at home !

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GAME confirms pre-orders for Xbox One !

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21st May 2013
After much speculation Microsoft has unveiled its new home console, the Xbox One. The launch date for the new device is yet to be announced, however GAME is pleased to announce that pre-orders are already open for Microsoft’s cutting-edge device.

The Microsoft Xbox One is available to pre order now in stores and online at for £20.

Judging by the ecstatic response of the gaming community to the PlayStation 4 reveal back in February, demand for the Xbox One from Microsoft devotees is expected to be equally high.

Charlotte Knight, Category Director, GAME Retail Ltd says: “Gamers all around the country have been eagerly waiting to find out what Microsoft will be bringing to the table – today we have our answer: not only is the Xbox One a really powerful piece of gaming hardware, it promises the next level in home entertainment. The UK gaming community is obviously excited by the prospect of this next generation console and we can’t wait to see it in action at E3 next month!

“It is worth reminding everyone who’s interested in the Xbox One that many console launches have seen demand significantly outstrip supply, so we would urge anyone wishing to  get their hands on a Xbox One from launch to place a deposit with our store  teams or online as soon as possible.”



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Newly announced Nintendo Direct takes a closer look at upcoming Wii U console

11th September 2012 – Nintendo today announced the next European edition of Nintendo Direct. The Nintendo Direct Wii U Preview will be streamed from the Nintendo Direct website on 13th September from 3pm (UK time) and sees Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata take a closer look at the upcoming Wii U console.
The Wii U console launches this holiday season and introduces the Wii U GamePad, a controller with a 6.2-inch touch screen that redefines how people interact with their games, their entertainment and one another.

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Rumor: Microsoft to Reveal Xbox 720 at CES 2012, News from GamePro

Rumor: Microsoft to Reveal Xbox 720 at CES 2012

So, when is Microsoft going to finally pull back the curtains on that next generation Xbox console — and it’s still called the Xbox Loop, right?

According to French gaming website Xboxygen, the current word is that Major Nelson will be involved in a special reveal at the upcoming CES 2012 event, as also noted on  their Twitter feed. However, a full-on unveiling doesn’t seem very likely, as the anticipated gaming console might be best revealed at a gaming event like E3. While something may be lost in translation, what might be the case is that Microsoft will be hosting some “behind closed doors” looks at some early hardware.

Nonetheless, VG247 reports that the French website says the Xbox 720 is under development by two divisions: “Loop” which handles the software, and “Infinity,” who does the hardware planning for the console.

To wit, the (translated) rumor, straight from the source themselves:

We have already talked about a lot of the new Xbox and the name of Loop Xbox has already come twice. Today is another source who told Xboxygen some new details about the next Xbox. We will not disclose obviously not his name, but just know that it is near the middle of Microsoft.

Our source tells us that the project first began in 2005 and is divided into two parts: Part Infinity for all that hardware and software for the party Loop.

It also tells us that an announcement will be made at CES 2012. Not necessarily with a huge announcement of the first games already, but we should have some information on the new console, as some of its capabilities. CPU level, it would be a hexa-core with 2GB of DDR3, and our source also told us of a prototype dual-GPU AMD. We could not know the RAM.

[Source: Xboxygen via VG247]

Microsoft reversing recent Xbox Live suspensions !

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Microsoft‘s head of policy and enforcement for Xbox Live, Stephen ‘Stepto’ Toulouse, has announced that a number of recent bans that have been handed down to an unknown number of users is being reversed due to a software error.

In order to apologize to those affected, Microsoft offering previously banned members three free months of Xbox Live and 1600 Microsoft Points ($20 USD). Users will not have to do anything in order to redeem the apology gift, as the company is in the process of reversing bans and doling the items to the appropriate accounts.

In a guest post on Larry ‘Major Nelson‘ Hryb’s blog, Toulouse noted that use of software for Xbox Live enforcement is used “very rarely.”

“Recently, it was brought to our attention that a number of customers had concerns about the validity of a recent ban of their individual consoles, which they feel had been triggered inaccurately. In this case, the bans were related specifically to modded consoles,” Toulouse explained. “I take these claims very seriously, and after an initial investigation we have confirmed that a handful of banned consoles did in-fact appear to not have been modified or tampered with.”

A review is still underway at Microsoft regarding the source; however, Toulouse says it “appears to be a software issue, not an error on the part of the enforcement team’s normal actions.”

Toulouse states that those affected, which he called a “very small percentage of users,” would have been banned between August 29 and September 9.

To test whether or not your ban has been lifted, users must simply attempt to reconnect to Xbox Live. Toulouse says that they know exactly which consoles were banned incorrectly. “If it cannot still connect, that console was not a part of this issue,” he wrote.

Free gifts should be sent out to the primary account holder on the impacted console within a few business days.

Toulouse offered a sincere apology for the issue and assured that the Xbox Live enforcement team will investigate this issue and discontinue the software that was used during the aforementioned timeframe.