Xbox One November dashboard update detailed: Custom backgrounds, trending TV and more

Microsoft's Larry Hryb, perhaps better known as "Major Nelson" has released details of what new features will be coming to the console in the November dashboard update. Read on to find out more. Here's all the details, from his blog: Show Who You Are – Some of the most requested features being released this month…

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James O'MalleyXbox One November dashboard update detailed: Custom backgrounds, trending TV and more
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Xbox One Digital TV Tuner launches in the UK

From today you can get Freeview HD TV directly on your Xbox One in the UK - by picking up the Xbox One TV Tuner. We've known about it since August, and it has finally landed. Essentially, Microsoft has cut out the middle-man, so to get the TV functions through your One without needing a…

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Vine comes to Xbox One

Microsoft has today announced the Vine will be coming to your telly at long last, if you have an Xbox One. The app will be optimised for TV, with gesture/voice controls and play/pause/search function. It'll also be possible to browse Vines thematically - for example, you'll be able to watch this Jeremy Vine on the…

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Evolve getting a “big alpha” on Xbox One, PS4 and PC

Who needs game testers? The makers of forthcoming big-monster-'em-up Evolve has announced that there will be a big public Alpha test - starting on October 30th for Xbox One gamers, and the day after for PS4 and PC gamers. The game is essentially an asymmetrical shooter: One player plays a big monster and the four…

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James O'MalleyEvolve getting a “big alpha” on Xbox One, PS4 and PC
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Did the Xbox One beat the PS4 in sales last week?

Potentially big news for an anxious Microsoft as it has been reported that the Xbox One outsold the PS4 in the UK last week. According to MCV, the console which has until now played second-fiddle to Sony's machine took the lead thanks to the release of Fifa 15 and a price cut that saw the…

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James O'MalleyDid the Xbox One beat the PS4 in sales last week?
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Xbox One Japan launch is a massive flop

On September 4th the Xbox One finally launched in Japan... not that the people there seemed to notice. The console - which was debuting almost a year after its US and European launch - has according to Japanese mag Famitsu (by way of Bright Side Of News) sold only 23,562 units since. By comparison, the…

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Dubai store makes gold plated PS4 and Xbox One because who needs taste when you have money?

Say what you will about Dubai, but it is not a country known for its modesty - as this story testifies. Retailer Jumbo Electronics thought that it would get some free publicity at the "Games 14" convention by gold plating a PS4 and an Xbox One. According to Luxury Launches, if you want them you'll…

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James O'MalleyDubai store makes gold plated PS4 and Xbox One because who needs taste when you have money?
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Microsoft rolls out Xbox One updates for SmartGlass, Media Player and more

Microsoft has got a head start on its roll-out of the September Xbox One system update that brings many new features and updates to the console. The latest firmware update, available now, adds a new media player app with improved media management, a new Party app, improvements to SmartGlass, and more. The Media Player will…

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