Dashboard and Apps

Screen Time and new streaming service ‘Beams’ to Xbox Insiders

Xbox Insiders – the name for those previously on the dashboard preview program – should now be receiving their update, with optimisations to improve speed and an overhauled guide that gives you quicker access to the most used features of the Xbox One. Later this week the second stage of the dashboard will be switched on with two new features that parents and streamers may be particularly intereste...

Latest Insider update rolling out on Xbox One

If you are part of the Xbox Insider programme, previously known as the Xbox Preview Program you may have a new look preview this morning. Major Nelson’s video explains more but there appears to be some great new features that improve ease of use and performance, there is also some excellent accessibility options including copilot mode which allows to controller to act as one, something that ...

Mass Effect Andromeda to hit EA Early Access on March 16th

The official Mass Effect Andromeda Twitter have sent out a tweet replying to Twitter user @N7Follower confirming that the BioWare space RPG will be coming to Xbox One’s EA Early Access on March 16th. This came as a bit of a surprise, as originally it seemed it would hit Early Access only a couple of days before release, but it looks like EA Access subscribers will get to enjoy 10 hours of th...

UFC 2 and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst now free with EA Access

The week began with three new additions to EA access with the Mass Effect trilogy but it seems EA weren’t finished with the update to the EA Access Vault. As of yesterday, Mirror’s Edge and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst joined the Vault, and as of today UFC 2 does. [Edit] The previously mentioned Skate 3 has joined the ever growing list of backwards compatible titles, but is currently n...

Could a NES emulator be coming to the Xbox One?

Thanks to the Universal Windows Platform initiative which unifies Microsoft’s platforms, Windows developers can submit their applications for release on the Xbox One. Emulators are rife on PC and we could soon see the first hit the Xbox One. NeoGaf user LuvOfThaGame spotted an interesting Tweet from one such developer, nesbox.com, who have submitted for approvable an emulator that plays NES,...

Clubs and group search rolling out on Xbox One

A new feature is rolling out to Xbox One Preview members – Clubs and Looking for Group (LFG). Announced during E3, the feature is essentially clan support right from your dashboard, check it out below: Arena was also announced during E3 and will make it’s way to Preview members in the coming weeks.

Hitman receives Companion App and toughest Elusive Target yet

You cannot deny that Hitman is a great game and with the introduction of Elusive Targets the challenge and thrill of the hunt got so much better (you should ask our very own Max about that) but I couldn’t help but think there was something missing? Well the team at lo-Interactive and Square Enix might have just cracked that in the form of the Hitman Companion App. Now you can really feel lik...

Coming soon to an EA Access Vault near you

The last 12 months have been exciting for EA Access members with 20+ additions to the vault in their unlimited play section, several Play First Trials and the 10% on top savings on EA Digital titles on Xbox One. Well the next few months won’t dissappoint you either as EA have just announced the latest set of titles that will join this incredible deal. Joining the EA Access Vault – Need...

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...