Microsoft Making Major Updates To the Xbox One Today

Microsoft has been working hard lately with the attempt of improving the Xbox One dashboard to make it easier and faster to use.  In the very beginning once the Xbox One was released, navigating through with the controller made the entire experience very slow and pretty tiresome.  So Microsoft started to address the performance issues including some updates today that I would like to share with you:

  1. The guide is being moved again but it will be in horizontal order.  You can switch between the sections much easier and quicker than the way it was before even though it’s still in its similar fashion.
  2. Finding friends will be a little more difficult with this update, however the speed through the menus will supersede the irritation of going through several menus in deeper to find them.
  3. You can ‘pin’ your favorite gaming buddies to the home section alongside your favorite games and apps.  You will be able to see what game title your friend is playing through an activity feed on the pinned game.
  4. Notifications will also be displayed whenever your Xbox One is idle.

So, why the change?  The reason is to get everybody in preparation for the new Xbox One X console.  Games can be transferred easily with the new dashboard or you can copy games over a home network to another gaming console.  And you want to know what’s even MORE cool?  You can even download some 4K content games on the Xbox One ready to go for when the new Xbox One X arrives to your home.

Tell me what you think!  Do you like the new update?  Tell me about it by putting your comment into the comment box.  Happy Gaming!


Xbox One X Releasing for 2017 Holidays But No Exclusive Game Releases Along With It

Microsoft is already seeing hundreds of pre-orders before its new Xbox One X console release but one thing I don’t think they thought too well out is not having any big exclusive games released along with it at the same time.  Many Xbox One fans are stating that it doesn’t matter because they are more excited about the fact the older games will be able to be played in 4k resolution.  They are not too worried that there’s not going to be any exclusive games released during the Christmas season.

What’s your thoughts about this?  Please comment with your input in the comment box.  We’d love to hear from you.

Major Sounding Update Set for Halo 5’s Warzone Mode

343 Industries (the Halo 5 developers) are going to continue to support the 2015 Xbox One shooter game.  This week, they have announced that they are planning a major sounding update for the Warzone mode.  One of the major designers have explained that there’s been ‘too many lopsided Warzone matches’ so the team is currently making some changes so there’s more of a ‘balanced’ experience.

It seems that as players became more skilled at the game mode, the battlefield changes along with it wasn’t benefiting every existing party which has caused the blowout scores to continually rise.  So the developer team is currently experimenting with some changes in order to expedite more balanced Warzone matches.

One of the changes will include an adjustment to the Req Level which awards will slowly increase like a ‘drip’ over the course of the match.  The Warzone Fight and Warzone Assault modes won’t be changing with this update.

Looking at the outside of the Warzone changes, 343 Industries is also working on an update tuning fourteen weapons and a powerup.  The updates will be targeted for this Fall(which means it’s coming up really soon!)

What do you think about the new updates and changes happening soon to Halo 5?  Please give me your input in the comment box; I would love to hear from you.

Taco Bell Consumers Can Win An Xbox One X Starting August 31st

Do you like Steak Quesaritos?  Do you go to Taco Bell a lot?  Would you like to win the NEW Xbox One X that will be coming out this year?  Okay, then mark your calendar for August 31st because this will be the day where you can start to purchase a Steak Quesaritos $5 box and get a code to text in for a chance to WIN an Xbox One X.  Sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it?

This promotion will be available from August 31st to October 4th only while supplies last.  Throughout the duration of the entire promotion, a potential winner will be announced every 10 minutes.  Wow.  That’s a lot of Xbox One X’s.  Not only would you win one of these cool puppies but also win Forza Motorsports 7 as well as a three-month game pass subscription.  This is an opportunity you will not want to miss.

If you want some more details, just check out the official promo page.

Battlefield 1 Has Engaged With 21 Million Players

Since its launch last year, Battlefield 1 has engaged with 21 million players and counting.  With just these statistics alone, it shows that this game forever continues to grow strong with lots of game player interaction.

You would think by now that the player base would start to fade a little but this is definitely not the case as this game continues to add new players and rekindle with older ones.  You can play this on your PC, your Xbox One (the only way to play it!) or on your PS4.  You can play with a swarm of players via multiplayer or game strong in campaign mode.  Whatever suits you at the time.

An expansion for the game will be added in August with new modes.  This will include larger battles via multiplayer, more warfare and some new war stories.  There’s a lot more to come for this game and the future for it seems pretty exciting.

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Xbox One Users Have Early Access to Destiny 2 Beta Starting July 19th

Starting tomorrow on July 19th at 10 am. Pacific Time, Xbox One users that have pre-ordered the Destiny 2 video game will have early access to the beta through July 20th.  After that, it will be open to the general public.

This beta contains three different elements: the first campaign mission ‘Homecoming’, a co-op multiplayer Strike (The Inverted Spire) and the Crucible.  You don’t have to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play the story mode but you will need it if you want to access the Strike or Crucible.

Xbox One Destiny 2 will be out by September 6th.  Have you pre-ordered the game yet and are looking forward to the beta?  If so or if not, please respond in the comment box below.

FREE Accessories When You Buy the Xbox One S Console Bundle!

Happy Saturday folks!  Do you have the hankering to buy an Xbox One S anytime soon?  If so, you may want to take a look at this awesome Gears of War 4 Xbox One S console bundle.  Why you ask?  Because not only is it an awesome limited edition console,  but it also comes with a 1TB hard drive, a full download of Xbox One Gears of War 4, a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial, a 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray and a couple of FREE accessories-an Xbox One Chat Headset and an Xbox One Wireless Controller!

The Xbox One S is the only console that offers 4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming and HDR.  If you are looking for much clear and visual effects on your TV for watching movies or for gaming, then you are going to enjoy the Ultra HD that this console offers.

You can also play all of your Xbox 360 games on this console and not have to worry about losing your saves, add-ons or hard-won achievements.  There are also easy to use family settings on the Xbox One S so that everyone in your family has perfect access to the right content appropriate for them.

The overall rating for this particular Xbox One S bundle is a 4.8 star review rating which means that 98% of consumers recommend this to a friend or family member.

Do YOU have an Xbox One S?  Do you like to play Gears of War 4?  Leave a comment below and tell us about it and don’t forget to subscribe to this blog.

Microsoft Rolls Out BIG Xbox One Update Today

When Microsoft delivers something BIG, they don’t hold back!  They announced as well as rolled out today a NEW update for the Xbox One console.

So, what kinds of things are we going to be seeing and experiencing with this new update?  Let me give you a bullet list of the different features that you are going to be able to utilize today and moving forward:

  • Get CREATIVE because you are going to be able to upload your OWN images to use as custom XBOX ONE avatars.  Those images can either be uploaded directly from your console, from your smartphone or a Windows 10 desktop/laptop and be able to use that image as your gamerpic.  Neat, huh? And not only that, but you are going to be able to use those SAME images if you choose for your Club’s background and profile pic as well.  Ya’ know, IF you want to.
  • You’re NOW going to have the ability to CO-STREAM on the console.  Yep!  You can have up to three users that will be able to stream together in a solo broadcast using the Mixer service.  You will be able to easily invite a gamer to co-stream with you simply by selecting that option from the user’s profile.  Are you wanting to look for other streams?  No problem.  Microsoft has now added a Mixer tab to to Club homepages which will give you much easier access to do just that.
  • Are you the type of gamer that likes to share your Xbox One with other users? Well, guess what?  With today’s update, you are going to be able to link your profile to a specific controller which will allow you to sign into the console automatically every time that you use it.  Are you wondering how to do this?  Let me tell you how: Go to Settings menu, select ‘Sign-In, security & passkey.’ Then select ‘this controller signs in’ and then ‘link controller’ to complete the rest of the process.  And there you go!
  • Have you been gettin’ the itchin’ to set up your own user-generated tournament in Killer Instinct?  Well, you can now!
  • You will also have the ability to share Looking-For-Group requests either on the Android app or the Xbox IOS.

Sounds pretty exciting, huh?  What do YOU think about the new update for the XO?  Please let me know in the comment box below and don’t forget to subscribe in the box on the right so you can stay up to date with news and new releases that are coming out real-time.

CyclingOmnivore Blasting the Banditos from Ark: Survival Evolved in a YouTube ‘You Suck’ Tribute

Wow Server 284, you just got…SERVED!  An avid video gamer and Xbox One Ark: Survival Evolved tribalist under the gamer name of ‘CyclingOmnivore‘ just announced the good news that the ‘Banditos’ just got completely wiped off of the game.

What did the Banditos on Server 284 do to deserve this?  Well, I guess they not only ticked off this tribe member but other tribes over this past year.  How do I know this?  Just check out YouTube.  There’s quite a few videos out there where angry tribe members from different tribes are spreading the dislike of this tribe as well as server 284.

I had the honor and pleasure of speaking with Mr. CyclingOmnivore tonight in a mini interview and here’s what he had to say about the recent victory rant:

Me:  So, what made you decide to do a victory rant video over the Banditos and server 284?

CyclingOmnivore:  It’s pretty simple.  It was an announcement to all that the Banditos were officially wiped and victory reigned that day thanks to former tribe members of Sol Independence, Sol Imperials and members of my current tribe.  This is a BIG ‘we got ya’ to all the tribes such as Fallen, Crimson Claw, Chaos and of course those lousy Banditos.   This is also a warning to Kenichi.  You know who you are and we are coming for you.  All 200 of us.

Me: Wow.  200 of you?   

CyclingOmnivore:  Yes.  All 200 of us.  From my tribe to the other allied tribes mentioned to many YouTube followers that have asked to help be a part of this.  It will be the last time as long as I’m there that we will see the likes of the Banditos, Fallen, Crimson Claw, Chaos and yes you Kenichi to blow away the Alpha Alliance and betray your friends.  This is not going to be forgotten and this is not the end.

Me: Is there anyone that you would like to shout-out to that helped make this victory possible?

CyclingOmnivore:  Yes.  I would like to thank GearRiderHD for inviting me into his tribe.  It helped me with the rebuild phase as we had been wiped off of server 284 at one time.  I would also to thank PotatoKing for staying faithful through thick and thin with us.  We call him ‘Mr. Worf’ because he is chief of our security setup.  And to EPluribusUnum99 and all of the former Sol Independence and Sol Imperials members that joined other tribes due to us being formerly wiped.  And to all of the YouTube subscribers and viewers that PM’d me and all came together to help launch a 200 man assault on server 284 and because of them, the alpha tribes did not have one breathing space to rebuild after each assault.  That’s why the server wipe was so easy.

And there you have it folks.  It’s looking like this tribal feud is far from over.  Who’s going to see some tribal wrath next?  Will it be the Banditos?  CyclingOmnivore’s 200 man team?  Chaos? Fallen? Crimson Claw?  YOU decide by responding in the comment box below!  And if you haven’t already in order to stay updated on this, subscribe to this blog by putting in your email address on the right hand side.  Happy Ark’ing!


Xbox One Black the Fall Now Released

Added as a new release to the Xbox One family today is a game called Black the Fall.  If you are looking for an immense, side-scrolling action adventure game to play, then you have definitely found it.

Inspired by the Sand Sailor team’s upbringing in Communist Romania, the environment here is set in a dark and oppressed land.  Explore and find a forgotten industrial world where stern rules and savage punishments have literally torn the fabric of humanity.

So, how are you going to survive all of this?  What are you going to do?  Puzzle-solving will help you with your progression  while alerting the intent and avoiding the suspicion all at the same time.

Have you played the game yet?  If so, tell me all about it in the comment box below.  Happy Gaming!