Dashboard and Apps

What’s this new Xbox One update released today?

Our Xbox senses are tingling. Today a 300 odd MB update rolled out for Xbox One. Now it could very well be a patch for the preview members testing the new dashboard, but we sense possible groundwork for something due to be announced in tomorrow’s Microsoft conference. Are we right? Are we crazy? Are we both? stay tuned for updates and we’ll let you know when we figure it out.

Xbox One summer update preview now available

We can finally see what is part of the Xbox One summer update preview. There are some great things coming, I’m pleased to see that we’ll have a bit more organisation in the My Games & Apps section – What are you pleased to see? Let us Know. Xbox One Cortana on Xbox One: Cortana is coming to Preview in the U.S., U.K., France, Italy, Germany and Spain first, and gamers can expe...

Afterglow Configuration App coming to Xbox One

Performance Designed Products LLC (PDP) have announced today that the Afterglow Configuration App is coming to the Xbox One on May 3rd. Designed for use with the Afterglow Prismatic Controller, the app will give users customisation and support and what’s more it’s free. Once you download the Afterglow Configuration App gamers will have a whole host of options open to them. You’ll...

Gfinity launch Tournament Builder for Xbox One

Gfinity have launched a rather cool app in the form of the Tournament Builder. For the first time in console history, you will be able to conveniently create and manage your own cups, leagues, ladders and competitions directly from your Xbox One. The Tournament Builder app, for Xbox One, also presents users with the option to directly manage their Gfinity Account via their console. Need to registe...

VLC Player coming to Xbox One

You’ve all probably used VLC Player from VideoLAN.org at some point in your life. The handy little traffic cone PC-based video player that will play just about anything that you can throw at it. If you haven’t used it and sometimes struggle to play some codecs, seriously, get yourself onboard, it’s free and frankly, great. For a while now, some Xbox One owners have looked on with...

More new features coming to Xbox One

The Xbox One and the Xbox App on Windows 10 are getting some awesome new features today, Preview Program Members should be getting a new update anytime now and the video above goes through exactly what to expect. If you prefer words however, check out some of them below: Here’s what’s coming to Xbox One Preview: – Purchase Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games on Xbox One: It’s great that we ca...

Madden NFL 16 tackles its way into The Vault

Everywhere I look everyone is getting ready for Super Bowl 50 and EA Access is no different. As of February 2nd, EA Access members will see the new addition of EA Sports Madden NFL 2016 added to The Vault. In Madden NFL 2016 you can start your journey off the field in your own personal war room with the all-new Draft Champions mode. Choose which NFL stars and legends you want on your perfect team,...

New dashboard update incoming

An update for the Xbox One dashboard is releasing as we speak for preview members, below is a roundup of hat you can expect: • See who’s in a Party: Xbox One Preview participants will be able to see who’s in a Party before joining. When you view the profile of a friend who is in a Party in the guide, you will now be able to see who else they’re playing with. Click the ‘Chat’ button which appears i...

Xbox’s EA Access heads over to PC

Bill Nye the science guy introduces the all new Origin Access, instant access to a growing collection of amazing PC games as well as the ability to try new EA games before they’re released. You can also save 10% on Origin purchases. Here is the starting line up of games available: Battlefield 3 SE Battlefield 4 Digital Deluxe Edition Battlefield Hardline Digital Deluxe Edition Dead Space Dea...

The Sky’s the limit for Xbox One

The wait is finally over and the Sky TV App that everyone loved on the Xbox 360 has today launched for the Xbox One.  This will make a lot of people happy as someting that worked so well on the Xbox 360 was missing from the launch of the Xbox One, raising a lot of questions around how people could integrate their sky platforms with their new consoles. The Sky App gives you the ability to watch liv...

Get apped with Fallout Pip-Boy

Pip-Boy may be a sensitive subjective for UK gamers, but for those lucky enough to have had their Pip-Boy edition confirmed, you might want to get yourself apped up for Fallout 4’s release and download the official Vault-Tec and RobCo Industries iOS and Android app. You don’t need a wearable Pip-Boy to use the app either, although it does look pretty badass with the app running on your...

New Xbox One guide takes best bits of Xbox 360 guide

Apparently it takes its inspiration from the Xbox 360 guide, although having used the new dash as part of the preview program, I fail to see the link with the old guide. Nonetheless, it’s been designed with the old 360 guide in mind – take a look at the video below and make your own mind up – you will get to see firsthand soon enough, the new dashboard launches November 12th. Hopefully the k...