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Youtube App On Xbox One Update For DVR Clips Rolling Out

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Finally, Xbox One gamers will soon be able to share those precious, special or down right embarrassing gaming moments captured from your console to your Youtube Channel. Xbox Wire has confirmed that an update to the Youtube App on Xbox One will start to roll-out from tomorrow, April 8th.

“Game DVR and Upload are among the most used apps on Xbox One. We know how important it is to be able to easily watch and share video clips, and starting tomorrow we’re rolling out an update to the YouTube app on Xbox One that integrates Game DVR and Upload with YouTube**, making it easier than ever to capture and share game clips with the world.

Now, use Game DVR to capture epic gaming moments, edit them in Upload Studio, and, with the simple click of a button inside the YouTube app (look for My Uploads – *Gold required), share them instantly to your YouTube channel. The updated YouTube experience also allows you to watch YouTube videos in Snap Mode, add individual YouTube videos to your Pins, earn Media Achievements, and add your YouTube channels to OneGuide for instant access to YouTube videos right next to your favorite TV listings or App Channels.”

So, if you’re not overkeen on the whole TWITCH experience at least the familiar Youtube service may be more to your liking from tomorrow.

New OneGuide Features For Select Global Xbox One Users

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OneGuide and SmartGlass Updates in More Markets

SmartGlass has been updated recently in the UK to allow for easier navigation and a better experience in searching for Friends, Recent Players and even the ability to Snap an App to Xbox One using SmartGlass on any enabled device. Even more exciting is that new features have been announced for OneGuide that will launch later this year, but available right now to some by invite only!

Here’s what Xbox Wire churned out earlier:

So in addition what you can do today, we also want to explore some new ideas. That’s why we’re making a range of new features available to select Xbox Live members by invite only in the U.S., Europe, and Canada. Designed to improve the TV experience on Xbox One, the features bring elements of OneGuide to new markets, and they add OneGuide and universal remote control to Xbox SmartGlass.

Those select Xbox Live members will see:

    An enhanced TV watching experience (that’s already available in the U.S.), which sees TV listings added to OneGuide, alongside Favorites and App Channels. This will work for people in Europe and Canada who have their TV connected to Xbox One via HDMI-in. More control over Xbox One, their TV, and set-top box, including setting new recordings and watching recorded content from their DVR, all from a tablet or smart phone. Xbox SmartGlass also adds a cool new feature to show the most recently-watched channels. New Kinect voice commands in Europe and Canada (already available in the U.S.) which let you control your set-top box and other AV equipment.

These features will be available to select Xbox Live members and will launch officially for everyone later this year.

Skype On Xbox One Updated

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Skype on Xbox One has now had an update to improve some of the features available. A full run down of the update was listed on the Skype Blog and includes:

Improved Chat: We know that many of our users jump between using Skype on their PC to their phone and now to their living room. So we’ve been focused on enhancing this experience, keeping conversations in sync and reducing the number of missed messages to make your chat experience even better. Improved chat is now synchronized and comes with push notifications, alerting you when a new message arrives, and providing a longer chat history – up to 1,000 messages, rather than just the past 7 days.

Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier Emoticons: As you might have seen earlier today, Skype chat now has new “hidden heroes” emoticons based on characters from Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier to convey even more action-packed emotion with your Skype friends. These limited-edition emoticons will also be coming to Skype for Xbox One.

Contact Filtering: With this update, you’ll have the ability to filter your contacts by who is online, so you won’t have to scroll through your entire contacts list to find someone to chat with.

First Time Tutorial: If you’re new to Skype for Xbox One, never fear! We’ve created a tutorial for first time users to make learning the ins and outs of video calling and chatting in your living room easier than ever.

Swatting Bugs: In the past few months, we’ve been listening to your feedback and working hard to fix some of the issues our users have been experiencing. So keep telling us what you’re finding, and we’ll keep improving the experience to make Skype for Xbox One the best it can be.

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Peggle 2 – How To Fix The Cut-Off Screen Issues

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Peggle 2 is available to download on the Xbox One, but how many of you have noticed that the screen size is a little off or a few bits of information cut off from the top and bottom? Believe it or not, this is not actually a Peggle 2 related issue, but it is Peggle 2 showing you that something is wrong with your TV settings.

That’s right, all of you (like me) who have sat there for months on end playing Peggle 2 with the images cut off the top and bottom needn’t have. It’s all down to the Settings or “Xbox Go To Settings” as shown in the tweets below (Display & Sound) as advised by Dave Moran

I finally found the setting to get the complete screen on my TV, Peggie has been cut off my screen for months!

— Dave Moran (@DaveMoran) February 22, 2014

@XboxJay Settings > Display and Sound pic.twitter.com/6oC70qpqvf

— Dave Moran (@DaveMoran) February 22, 2014

The Calibrate HDTV settings will advise you through a number of steps where you need to adjust your TV settings by pressing your remote controls. To improve the Peggle 2 related screen issue you might need to change your TV’s screen resolution to Native or 16:9, or some pixel settings. Completing all of the steps will ensure you get the best from your Xbox One console!

Now enjoy Peggle 2 as it was meant to be seen, complete with a Top and a Bottom!

Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale Now On

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Fancy grabbing a bargain on the off-chance? Xbox LIVE on the Xbox 360 are hosting what they call “The Ultimate Game Sale” with massive reductions on titles today and for the rest of the week!

Today Only Offers with discount %

    Dishonored – 67% Armored Core: Verdict Day – 63% Dante’s Inferno – 75% RUSE – 67% Halo: Reach – 75% Capcom Arcade Cabinet – 65% Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – 87% Bastion – 80%

Offers only up to Feb 25th with discount %

    Portal 2 – 67% Mass Effect – 75% Asura’s Wrath – 81% DiRT 3 – 80% Driver San Francisco – 67% Fable III – 50% Batman: Arkham City – 75% Motocross Madness – 80% Alan Wake’s American Nightmare – 70% Guardians of Middle Earth – 93% Dungeons and Dragons Daggerdale – 80% Rock Band Blitz – 73% Dust: An Elysian Tail – 80%

Source: MajorNelson

Xbox One – February Dash Update Rolling Out

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Major Nelson, (aka Larry Hryb in real life) has informed the masses that this month’s Xbox One dashboard update is rolling out right now. Yes, right now – so switch on your consoles and let the background downloading magic happen!

It was confirmed that the console will only check for the update after it has been turned off if you have it on low power state (Xbox On etc). This means that the February update will be available the next time you turn your console off but only during off-peak hours in your local time, so you will get it over the weekend.

Here’s a run down of what to expect:

    The ability to see and manage your storage space. With this update, you will find it easy to find how much space your content takes up and better manage your content. You can also control your install lineup and more easily manage your download queue. My Games and My Apps are now split into separate lists, so you can easily create separate queues for both. Now you can pick the order in which you want your content to load and an added a boot progress indicator so you can better track updates while they load. The battery power indicator is back! You can see it right on the home screen, so you can easily track how much battery life is left on your controller. You will now be able to use your USB keyboard with your Xbox One.

Let us know in the comments box if you approve of the new update and don’t forget that better multiplayer and party features are due to hit from March before Titanfall releases on the 11th!

Thanks MajorNelson

Xbox And Bonnaroo Music Festival Join Forces

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This June it is anticipated that more than 80,000 people will trek to a farm in Manchester, TN, for the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival to watch a world-class music lineup perform on 13 stages over four days. For music fans who can’t make the trip to Tennessee, (and for those who’ve never even heard of the event) Xbox and Bonnaroo have the next best thing – bringing the festival experience right into your living room.

This new partnership will give Xbox users unprecedented access to the live Bonnaroo experience through an exclusive, interactive television event that will be streaming in high-definition where available. Enjoy live music like never before, with multiple streams featuring the best performances, biggest artists and amazing SuperJams.

Setting the stage for this, the 2014 Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon, aka BLAM!, will be broadcasted exclusively on Xbox and syndicated on Bonnaroo.com on Wednesday, Feb. 19, with the pre-show event starting at 12 a.m. GMT and BLAM! at 2 a.m. GMT. BLAM! hosts, Taran Killam (“Saturday Night Live”) and comedian Hannibal Buress, will reveal all in this Bonnaroo-style party featuring a SuperJam with the Flaming Lips and Ben Folds, plus special guests. Download the Bonnaroo app from the Xbox Live Dashboard on Wednesday, Feb. 19 and get ready to watch.

BLAM! 2014 will be a colossal celebration of music, comedy, surprises, and of course, the 2014 Bonnaroo lineup.

Free Movie Weekend – Monika: A Wrong Way To Die

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Fancy watching a scary movie this weekend at the expense of Xbox Video on Xbox LIVE? “Xbox On” your ONE console (or press a button on Xbox 360) and head on over to the Video App or find the ad on the Dashboard to watch the 18 Rated Monika: A Wrong Way To Die.

From the Director of I Spit On Your Grave. Monika: A Wrong Way To Die, is a violent, edgy ride focusing on the forlorn Reagan Tyler, a man who is troubled by visions and premonitions that ultimately lead him to Las Vegas. It’s there that Reagan meets the beautiful and mysterious Monika, a young woman who turns out to have been killed the night before he even met her. Reagan is then forced to put the puzzle together of what happened, how she is still present, and help Monika with her revenge on the killers of her younger sister.

Trailer below:

Xbox One – First System Update Rolls Out Today

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For those lucky enough to have a new shiny Xbox One Console, Microsoft has released its first system update following the day one patch the system requires. Revealed by Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb last night, those in the UK and Europe will start to see the update today.

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 » Continue Reading.