Xbox One February Update Arrives with Numerous Improvements
February 17, 2014 9:01 AM
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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
committed to providing continual updates for the Xbox One
, just as it did with its predecessor.
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RE: Any fix for...
2/17/2014 4:08:56 PM
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...
2/17/2014 6:06:57 PM
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...
2/18/2014 5:26:36 AM
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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