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!
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!
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!
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.
How “Friends” are obtaining each others content:
1 – Get your friends Xbox LIVE details and log into this account on your own Xbox One 2 – Go to settings, My Home Xbox and set your friends gamertag as the Home Xbox 3 – Your friend must do the same with your own account on their Xbox One
Now you should be able to access and download all content from each others Xbox LIVE Accounts, but the Home Xbox feature was only in place to enable family and friends to play your games on the Xbox Home console even when they’re signed in with their own profiles.
Sharing games also constitutes online fraudulent activity which is against the Xbox LIVE Code of Conduct – this stipulates that you can not play any illegitimately obtained software, nor lend, transfer, sell, or otherwise provide access to your account.
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.
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.
The mighty virtually sword-wielding behemoth of a console, Xbox One, launched worldwide on November 22nd shifting well over One-Million-Units in a space of just 24 short hours. That is quite an impressive number given the Xbox 360 for its own launch weekend (2 day) sales was at seventy thousand in the US! Whilst no ‘official’ review of the Xbox One hardware is or will feature on thisisxbox.com as we are concentrating on the review batch of launch games for the unit – it is felt that something should be said for the Xbox One’s current dashboard state and the important features it lacks that make it feel like a step down from the Xbox 360 UI.
No Voice Messaging
It was already known that the Xbox One would not support cross console communication except for text messaging, but you might be surprised (as was I) that Xbox One to Xbox One gamers also can not send each other voice messages and are limited to text messaging only from the dashboard.
Missing Profile Options
Xbox 360 gamers can edit their profiles, view the profiles of others, read Bio’s, Motto’s and identify newly added friends requests. On the Xbox One, there is no option to edit any profile information other than Appear Online/Offline, Set Gamerpic, Privacy and Avatar settings. Viewing another gamers profile only tells you their gamertag, Friends, Followers and Rep. It does include recent activity, but information that might give you a bit of personality is missing. Friends are broken down into Friends and Followers – the system identifies how many new followers you have (those who sent you friends requests, but not requested back) but fails to give any indication as to who. The only way to find out is to go through and check if you » Continue Reading.
Skype on Xbox One is rather a large part of the functionality of its social features. Since every Xbox One will come with a Kinect capable of seeing and hearing you, there really is no reason you should be put off getting more Skype-wise for the next generation of Xbox.
Microsoft has run down the top 5 features they think you should know in the run up to launch on Novemeber 22nd 2013. Oh, remember how Skype was introduced on Xbox One at E3 this year – group video chat is no longer a part of Xbox LIVE Gold subscriptions, but now a 6 month free trial as detailed below.
No. 5: Notifications
Now you’ll never miss a chance to connect with the people who matter thanks to notifications that pop up when you receive calls and messages, whether you’re playing a game like Forza Motorsport 5, watching live TV, or doing Xbox Fitness.
No. 4: Wide View Camera with Auto Zoom and Pan
With Kinect’s new wide view lens and auto zoom functionality, the days of crowding everyone around the computer are long gone. With Skype for Xbox One, you can fit the whole family comfortably and easily into the frame so no one gets left out. And with auto zoom, the Kinect camera instantly focuses on the callers in the frame and will pan and zoom automatically to make your video calling experience even better.
No. 3: Multitasking with Snap-Able Apps
Snap makes it easy to use two experiences side-by-side. With Snap-optimized apps working alongside Skype for Xbox One, you’ll be able to multitask while you’re on a call, so you can do things like check sports scores in with Internet Explorer or watch Star Trek Into Darkness (available to own now on Xbox Video) » Continue Reading.
With Xbox 360 games initially out at launch up to 7GB, most are now coming in on double disks requiring around 15GB if installed to consoles HDD. With the upcoming Xbox One, games are packing in the data at up to 43GB at launch. The concern here is that for a 500GB HDD (less what the console O/S is taking up) it would store around just nine games?
Twitter user @MoonlightSwami who has a banned Xbox One console has timed the initial bootup at 17 seconds to get to the dashboard. He has revealed that games on the Xbox Live Marketplace vary from 8GB to 43GB. NBA 2K14 is the highest size at 43GB while EA’s Madden and FIFA are 12GB and 8GB, respectively. Forza 5 is shown at 31GB, Dead Rising 3 at 19GB and Call of Duty: Ghosts 39GB.
It was also discovered that the Day One update you need at launch to be able to play and use your Xbox One console is around 500mb. This is a mandatory online update that cancels out all the restrictions previously set by Microsoft’s DRM policies.