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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 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 Extremetech.com:

"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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