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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 atechfan on 2/17/2014 2:56:02 PM , Rating: 2
That might have been a relevant argument if phones abd PCs were a competing market, but they are not really. You cannot replace a phone with a PC, but you can replace a console with a PC.

It is unreasonable to compare the capabilities of a phone to a PC. The same cannot be said about comparing a console to a PC.

RE: Any fix for...
By retrospooty on 2/17/2014 3:42:57 PM , Rating: 1
Zat you Mitch?

"You cannot replace a phone with a PC, but you can replace a console with a PC."

Except they really don't compete with PC's at all. PS4 and XBO compete with each other mostly, Nintendo secondly... People aren't debating whether to buy that PS4, XBO or a PC. People have their PC's and most gaming is still done on consoles.

The argument works for anything. I could just as easily say, driving games on the PS4 are better than they are on the XBO, and you may say "who cares, go drive a real car, its even more realistic." ... We are not driving a real car, we are talking about console games (We are not discussing PC, we are discussing the latest gen consoles)

RE: Any fix for...
By nikon133 on 2/17/2014 4:08:56 PM , Rating: 2
Nice to know.

How are Halo, Killzone, Uncharted, Gears of War, Gran Turismo, Forza, God of War running on PC?

What are Destiny, 2nd Son and DriveClub system requirements on PC?

If you can confirm to me that all these games I love to play (or expect I will be loving) work on PC with no issues, I will gladly dump my consoles and focus on my gaming PC only.

Please, don't bother replying that there are OTHER games on PC instead. Yes, I do have gaming PC as well, and quite a few of those other games. But some of the best games around are platform exclusive, and for many of them, PC cannot replace console - just as phone cannot replace PC.

RE: Any fix for...
By Reclaimer77 on 2/17/2014 6:06:57 PM , Rating: 2
Destiny looks game changing.

I might just pick up a PS4 just to play it. I'm THAT stoked about it.

Shame it's (probably) not coming to PC...

RE: Any fix for...
By atechfan on 2/18/2014 5:26:36 AM , Rating: 2
When I meant they compete, I meant that both are game machines meant to play serious games in a non-portable environment. I am not trying to claim one is better than the other, just that if graphics are your primary concern, the PC is easily the best choice.

Personally, I'd go for the platform that offers the game I like the best. If the PS exclusives do it for you, then by all means go for that one. None of the games you listed really excite me, mostly shooters and driving games. There are plenty of shooters and driving games on the PC, better ones, in my opinion.

There are specific games that I can't get on PC, but what game genres can I not get? I admit that I almost got a PS3 for Infamous, but I couldn't justify a console purchase for one game. Really, nothing else in the PS lineup caught my eye. If the "interactive movie" Last of Us is the game most people quote to me when they try to convince me that I should get one, they can keep it. I prefer gameplay over watching a movie.

I bought a Wii U because of all the consoles, that is the one that offers the most difference from the PC experience. None of the others are nearly as good for party games or for chilling with the kids. If I had to choose between Xbox One or PS4, I'd go with the One because of Kinect. It has the most potential of the two for fun, silly party games.

If I wanted the shooter experience, I'd play something like Metro Last Light, but I've gotten bored with shooters. I prefer driving games that are more realistic sims than arcade games, so I play SimRaceway. Or I'll throw on one of the Dirt games when I want something less complex.

My main genres are space sims, turn based strategy, and RPGs. All of those are lacking on consoles.

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