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Xbox One February update now avialble

If you are an Xbox One owner, the February update should now be available for your console (the update started rolling out last Friday). Microsoft says that the console now checks for updates automatically when it is turned off for users that use the “Instant On” function.
The update brings with it new features like the ability to see and manage the storage space on the internal hard drive. The update also allows the user to control the install lineup and mange the download queue.
The full list of improvements in the update include:
  • Ability to delete game and application save data
  • Improved installation and DLC management
  • Improved UI for accessing friends, achievements, messages, and party chat
  • Game DVR app to be included in the Xbox OneGuide as an app channel
  • Update to the boot progress indicators for system update
  • Improve consistency of UX for update & install progress
  • Separate game, application, and install queue lists
  • Addition of USB keyboard support
  • Improved NAT detection
  • Network Troubleshooter improvements
  • Blu-ray quality improvements
  • Significant performance and stability improvements
Microsoft is committed to providing continual updates for the Xbox One, just as it did with its predecessor.

Source: Major Nelson

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RE: Any fix for...
By Reclaimer77 on 2/17/2014 1:28:58 PM , Rating: 0
The Xbox One can't match the PS4, it has to compromise somewhere. If it matches the PS4 on textures and "looks", that means it's dropping frame rate or resolution to get there.

Show me an multi-platform game the Xbox One can render with the same textures, frame rate, resolution AND with Anti-Aliasing as the PS4.

There isn't one, because it can't.

So, whoever releases the best games will win

That's always been Sony going back to the Playstation 1. Xbox has Halo and multi-platform shooters. But the best console games, the most unique and enjoyable, have always been on the Playstation.

RE: Any fix for...
By degobah77 on 2/17/2014 1:36:18 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe for you, but for the last 10 years, I've been gaming every day on my 360 while my PS3 collected dust in the corner.

Same thing is already happening with my One and PS4.

RE: Any fix for...
By Reclaimer77 on 2/17/2014 1:53:45 PM , Rating: 2
Nothing in your entire post had any relevance to what I just said....

I said the Playstation has always attracted the better games. I didn't say that translated into you personally playing it more.

RE: Any fix for...
By degobah77 on 2/17/2014 3:03:58 PM , Rating: 2
I disagree with your assertion that Sony always attracts the better games.

Stupid argument anyway, I own both consoles because I like them BOTH. But in my experience so far, nothing that I've played on the PS4 has had a clear real world advantage over the One version. I've actually preferred the One version so far out of anything that is also offered on the PS4, probably because the controller is still 10x better. The technical arguments about 'OMG it's only 720p, and OMG, I can't believe it can't do 30,000 fps all the time, and OMG, where's my 16xFSAA' can kiss my ass, as it obviously doesn't detract from the actual gaming experience.

Side by side, playing the games, they look identical to me. All this other crap is just banter for kiddy console wars.

RE: Any fix for...
By Reclaimer77 on 2/17/2014 3:21:19 PM , Rating: 1
Yes I'm sure you've set up two of the exact same TV sets, calibrated the same, and have done objective "side by side" benchmarks of both consoles.

People who get paid to do this for a living have, and they show you as being wrong.

And the developers are coming out in favor of the Playstation 4, which is perhaps more important than anything.

RE: Any fix for...
By nikon133 on 2/17/2014 4:22:01 PM , Rating: 2
Not only that developers prefer PS4 platform - it sells more. Which, I think, is major motivator for developers to select one platform as their development platform, and settle down for porting (more or less successfully) to other platforms.

Or to completely ditch other platforms.

PS2 wasn't even the nicest platform to develop - hardware was quirky, especially compared to pretty much PC-grade standard and more powerful original Xbox.

And yet, we all know which platform received more exclusive titles.

Back to the future, PS4 is selling more AND is preferred by Developers.

Double down, basically.

RE: Any fix for...
By degobah77 on 2/18/2014 7:05:30 PM , Rating: 2
Doubt MS will suffer if at all, even if that means releasing another model with slightly better hardware, not really realistic thinking and it's not even necessary at this point. Seriously, the 360 spanked the hell out of the PS3, so maybe it's Sony's turn this time. Fine and great by me as I have both so it really doesn't matter to me.

I've done the side by sides and there's no real difference unless you're paid to look for a difference and cater to techtards looking for consolz warz.

Also, I never said "love", I said "like". I liked that I had a PS3 just in case - it also did 3D bluray which was nice - I hardly used it for gaming other than the Uncharted and GoW series...which wasn't saying much....

RE: Any fix for...
By nikon133 on 2/17/2014 4:16:47 PM , Rating: 2
You just said your PS3 is collecting dust, and same is happening to your PS4.

Very strange definition for word "LOVE".

RE: Any fix for...
By EasyC on 2/18/2014 7:36:26 AM , Rating: 2
That's interesting. My 360 collected more dust than my PS3, until it actually worked correctly for a span of a week. Then, I sold it. It was my 4th xbox.

Hey, if you prefer to play a console for it's branding, rather than it's quality, be my guest. Doesn't make sense to me, but whatever. I prefer to get the most for my money.

RE: Any fix for...
By atechfan on 2/18/2014 8:59:38 AM , Rating: 2
Most of the Xbox 360 issues were heat related. This generation, it is Sony that is having the heat issues. MS over-engineered the cooling to avoid a repeat of the Red Ring fiasco. You can claim that MS did all kinds of things wrong with the One, but inadequate cooling isn't one of them.

Sony, on the other hand, went the Apple route of form over function. Have you seen the IR images of PS4s? I'd be surprised if we don't start seeing heat related deaths soon.

Sony is also in financial trouble. They are selling off divisions to avoid bankruptcy. I'd be skeptical of buying a system from a company without a shaky future. I thought the Dreamcast was easily the best console of its generation, but I didn't get one because I was worried that Sega was in trouble.

RE: Any fix for...
By nikon133 on 2/20/2014 12:14:42 AM , Rating: 2
I found this at

"We’re a little more dubious on the thermal failure front, though. In testing, Digital Foundry found that the Xbox One and PS4 have very similar thermal characteristics — in fact, rather than being significantly cooler than the PS4, the Xbox One’s case temperature is actually higher. During games, the Xbox One case temperature (directly above the CPU) was 49 degrees Celsius; the PS4 was just 44 degrees Celsius. The PS4 is slightly noisier under load, but you won’t notice the difference from more than a meter or two away (i.e. sitting on your couch). It would seem that all of that extra space in the Xbox One doesn’t serve much purpose.

Xbox One, in pieces [Image credit: iFixit]
Xbox One, in pieces [Image credit: iFixit]
It’s worth noting that load temps of under 50C are incredibly low for a PC-like system — the AMD APU in both consoles is probably rated to work faultlessly for years at 70C or more. Judging by the similar load temps, we would argue that the Xbox One’s increased size isn’t to reduce the chance of thermal failure — rather, it’s a sign that Microsoft’s engineering team simply wasn’t good enough to design a console that was small, light, and had good thermals."

What do you have?

RE: Any fix for...
By degobah77 on 2/18/2014 7:12:34 PM , Rating: 2
I don't give a crap about the branding, I just go with personal experience. And with that, the 360 absolutely crushed the PS3 when it came to value for ME.

So why wouldn't I think MS would just improve on that value? Well, so far they have. When more games start coming out, we'll know for sure. It's just too early to tell right now.

And like I keep repeating, I'm a gaming enthusiast, I have all of it, and I want all of it to succeed because that's what we need for the experience to keep improving.

RE: Any fix for...
By nikon133 on 2/20/2014 12:25:01 AM , Rating: 2
That is fine... but also highly individual.

My case was kind of the same, but opposite. I played Halo 1 and 2 on PC and wasn't too interested in continuing, for some reason. Not that I didn't like Halo, I just didn't like it enough to influence my console choice.

I also played Gears on PC. At the time I was hopeful sequels will come to PC; this is probably the only franchise I regret not playing more.

Eventually, I wanted console to play games other than PC strongholds - 3rd person action adventures, platforms, driving. I found PS3 offering more on that front, and Blu-ray was nice addition. I swapped consoles with friend for some time, tried Halos, Forza, Fable... and never regretted my choice.

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