A new update for the Xbox 360 - remember that? - has gone live, and it adds 2GB of cloud storage.
You can use cloud storage for game saves you want to bring with you to Xbox One for Xbox One compatible games.
And, usefully, when you receive an Xbox Live Marketplace code in a message you can redeem it by pressing Redeem Code.
Already announced features added in today's update include an activity feed, the ability to see what your friends are playing on Xbox One and Windows 10 from your Xbox 360, and Microsoft Movies & TV and Groove Music.
Microsoft is taking steps to gradually pull support of Xbox 360's Xbox Live Indie Games service, the firm has told registered developers. Gamasutra reports XBLIG devs will no longer be able to purchase a subscription service, effective immediately – though those interested can directly contact Microsoft to maintain access for the time being. The service will stop accepting new games next September, and its marketplace will close in September 2017.
Final payouts will arrive after that in November, and then Microsoft will pull the ultimate plug by taking the official XNA Creators website offline on December 31st of that year.
Microsoft launched Xbox One's ID@Xbox program in August 2013, but the company's promise that developers will be able to use retail consoles to publish on the platform remains unfulfilled.
That new Windows 10 Xbox One update sounds pretty great, right? Well, how it works is a little different than folks in the console's Dashboard Preview Program are used to. Previous updates were pushed out automatically and you had no choice over installing them, but here you can choose as to whether or not jump into this massive overhaul. Xbox spokesperson Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb says that Preview members will get a message in their system's inbox and you'll need to register and opt-in from there. But if you're not quite sure about being even more of a guinea pig that's totally okay: You can choose to not participate in the double preview and still get the regular dashboard updates ahead of the general public.
After nine years, Microsoft has decided to call time on its Xbox Live Indie Games service. In an email to developers, the company says it has begun "the sunsetting process" for the program, which encourages anyone without a studio or dedicated business to create games for the Xbox 360, by locking down new signups ahead of a late-2017 shutdown. What does that mean for you? Well, developers have been told they have exactly a year to get their games ready for publishing. You'll then get an extra year after that to enjoy their projects (as well as the ones already published), before the indie store is closed forever. You will still be able to download and play the games you've bought in the past, though.
Microsoft has revealed new details on the major update coming to Xbox One this November. The tile-based Xbone dashboard that we've grown accustomed to since the days of the 360 will be replaced with a sleeker and faster UI based on Windows 10 and geared heavily towards social interactions. The companyinitially revealed the update back at E3 in August. The new dashboard will reportedly "get you to popular gaming features up to 50 percent faster," according to a recent post by Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management for Xbox.
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Around the launch of the Xbox One, the YouTube network Machinima held a special campaign for its clients: Make a positive video about Microsoft’s newest console, and you’ll get paid extra. Also, you’re not allowed to talk about any of this.
Seems sketchy, right? The U.S. Federal Trade Commission certainly thought so, and after an investigation into Machinima’s Xbox One campaign, they charged that the popular YouTube company had been involved in “deceptive advertising” by paying video-makers to advertise for Microsoft without proper disclosure.
In a press release today, the FTC announced that the two parties have come to a settlement that will prevent Machinima from pulling this sort of shadiness again. Writes the FTC: “Under the proposed settlement, Machinima is prohibited from similar deceptive conduct in the future, and the company is required to ensure its influencers clearly disclose when they have been compensated in exchange for their endorsements.”
Machinima, which was founded in 2000, hosts a number of popular YouTube personalities and channels like Zack Scott and Inside Gaming. Videos mentioned in the FTC’s complaint included Xbox One impressions by two channels, “SkyVSGaming” and “TheSyndicateProject.”
Wrote the FTC (emphasis mine):
Respondent paid influencer Adam Dahlberg $15,000 for the two video reviews that he uploaded to his YouTube channel “SkyVSGaming.” In his videos, Dahlberg speaks favorably of Microsoft, Xbox One, and Ryse. Dahlberg’s videos appear to be independently produced and give the impression that they reflect his personal views. Nowhere in the videos or in the videos’ descriptions did Dahlberg disclose that Respondent paid him to create and upload them. Dahlberg’s first video received more than 360,000 views, and his second video more than 250,000 views. Respondent paid influencer Tom Cassell $30,000 for the two video reviews that he uploaded to his YouTube channel “TheSyndicateProject.” In his videos, Cassell speaks favorably of Microsoft, Xbox One, and Ryse. Cassell’s videos appear to be independently produced and give the impression that they reflect his personal views. Nowhere in the videos or in the videos’ descriptions did Cassell disclose that Respondent paid him to create and upload them. Cassell’s first video received more than 730,000 views, and his second video more than 300,000 views.
Also included in the complaint is a detailed description of Machinima’s campaign—which they coordinated alongside Microsoft’s ad agency, Starcom—and it’s a doozy. In phase one of the marketing campaign, Machinima recruited five YouTubers to make several very specific types of positive Xbox videos, according to the FTC. Check this out:
Phase two of the campaign, which Kotaku detailed back when we first reported on this in January 2014, cast a broader net for YouTubers to participate in this scheme, offering them pay based on how much traffic they’d get on each promo video.
“In numerous instances, Respondent has failed to disclose, or disclose adequately, that the individuals who posted the reviews were compensated in connection with their endorsements,” wrote the FTC. “This fact would be material to consumers in their purchasing decisions regarding Xbox One and the Launch Titles. The failure to disclose this fact, in light of the representations made, was, and is, a deceptive practice.”
Microsoft is launching a premium "Elite" controller for the Xbox One next month, so of course it's also readying a new console bundle that includes the pad and a 1TB "Solid State Hybrid Drive" system. From November you'll be able to get the set for $499 -- pre-orders start today in the US and it'll be exclusive to GameStop and Microsoft Stores for the first month. For comparison, the regular 1TB Xbox One bundle costs $399 -- so with the $150 Elite controller thrown in, you're getting at least $50 in savings. If you need a reminder, Microsoft's new gamepad has an extra four bumpers on the back, "hair trigger locks" and the ability to customize the thumbsticks and D-padwith extra swappable parts.
The Xbox One is a large console, but it seems Microsoft is in no rush to unveil a slimmer model. The company was rumored to be launching an "Xbox One Mini" in October, but Phil Spencer, Microsoft's head of Xbox, has shot down the idea on Twitter. His "not real" statement is pretty definitive, although of course, that doesn't mean Microsoft isn't planning a redesign for a later date. Although the Xbox One's sales are behind the PlayStation 4, it has a slew of exclusives coming out this fall including Halo 5: Guardians, Forza Motorsport 6and Rise of the Tomb Raider (okay, that last one is actually a timed exclusive). If Microsoft is working on a "Mini" model, it's more likely to appear at somewhere like E3 next year.
Drones are playing an ever-expanding role in modern warfare, so it's no surprise companies like Boeing are developing news ways to shoot them out of the sky. Its last laser was the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) -- a huge weapon mounted to the top of a truck -- and now it's touting something more portable. The Compact Laser Weapons System fits in four suitcase-sized boxes and can be mounted onto a tripod. It looks like a giant camera and, like the HEL MD, uses an Xbox 360 controller for targeting. As soon as you're in range though, the system can automatically take over and track the UAV, making sure you get a clean shot. Wired reports that, in one of Boeing's demos, it only took two seconds at full power to set a drone aflame.
Xbox Preview Programs have long been popular. They're easy ways to getsneak peeks at features that won't reach the masses for weeks, if not longer. Unfortunately, though, they're now proving to be too popular -- Microsoft iswarning that it's "slowing" the number of people it lets into the Xbox One Preview Program now that it's "near-capacity." The tech giant needs to "optimize" its pre-release user base for testing, according to a forum note. The timing of this move isn't all that surprising, mind you. This year represents the first time that Microsoft will overhaul the Xbox One interface, rolling in big features like backwards compatibility and the Cortana voice assistant. It's only logical that gamers would want an early look at these upgrades, especially when this portal could stick around for a good, long while.
Just after Sony revealed its PlayStation Plus lineup, Microsoft has announcedwhich free games are coming your way on Xbox One and Xbox 360 next month.
It’s not a surprise Microsoft would want to have more people playing Tomb Raider, given it’s invested in Rise of the Tomb Raider being a timed exclusive for Xbox One. Plus, it’s a great game, and if I lived in a world where there was more time in the day, I’d happily play it again.
Here’s what’s coming next month:
Deer God (Xbox One)
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Xbox One)
Battlestations Pacific (Xbox 360 / September 1-15)
Crysis 3 (Xbox 360 / September 15-30)
Remember, with Xbox 360 games, they’re only available for two weeks, for whatever reason. This is not the case on Xbox One.
Not familiar with Deer God? Have a trailer for the PC version.
3 years after "SKFU's Vita Pr0xy" and 2 years after "SKFU's Pr0xy", I've decided to continue it's success story and update it once again. Please welcome back: SKFU's Pr0xy³
It's more than just a Proxy Server. With the implementation of a Web Server, a DNS Server and a Dump Server, you can work a lot faster and don't have to use multiple tools for network research.
The Web Server now provides a way to redirect requests to local files without the need for Apache or similar. The DNS Server and it's functions greatly improve the possibilities you have. The XBOX ONE for example does not support proxy servers - use the DNS Server to redirect requests!
The Dump Server may be useful for anyone who wants to quickly send data from a browser to your desktop. You don't have to upload it somewhere, just create a websocket client and send it to the Dump Server. Surely also useful for working with WebKit exploits!
The changelog is quite huge, so I'll only list the major updates here:
Implemented a HTTP Web Server
Works standalone or as local file redirection support for Proxy Server
Xbox 360 titles may not be the end of Microsoft’s backwards compatibility ambitions for Xbox One.
Having recently added support for select Xbox 360 titles to Xbox One (via digital downloads), Xbox boss Phil Spencer has now said that support for the original Xbox is something he has been actively enquiring about.
“I don't think it's silly,” Spencer told a fan on Twitter who enquired about the possibility. “I ask the BC team this question a lot. Need to finish 360 BC for now.”
With Microsoft having already engineered 360 emulation software for Xbox One, the process may be simpler than it seems, too, as 360 already enjoys some limited backwards compatibility with its predecessor. Microsoft announced Xbox One backwards compatibility at E3. Sony subsequently told MCV that aside from the technical challenges of trying to introduce backwards compatibility for PS4, its data shows that the feature hasn’t historically been as regularly used as people may think.
Instead, Sony has been embarking on a plan of remastering key PS3 games for PS4, including The Last of Us and God of War.
Remember that "very high" streaming video setting Reddit users found hiding in the Windows 10 Xbox app? It's available to all users right now. Today Microsoft announced that the app's August update would enable game streaming from Xbox One consoles to Windows 10 PCs in 1080p and 60 frames per second. Nice.
PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in America in July, but Xbox One sales climbed 44 per cent compared with July 2014.
Sales of video game hardware rose two per cent year-on-year to $202.1m.
Incidentally, PS4 and Xbox One sales are 50 per cent higher than PS3 and 360 sales were 21 months into their lifespan
Meanwhile, software sales barely rose year-on-year, staying steady $184.4m. PS4 was the best-selling software platform, with Xbox 360 coming in second. Warner Bros was the best-selling publisher thanks to strong sales of LEGO Jurassic World and Batman: Arkham Knight.
Accessories jumped 17 per cent to $161.3m, helped by sales of points and subscription cards which increased 20 per cent year-on-year. Overall, the industry was worth $541.9m, a sales increase of six per cent.
"In July 2015, LEGO: Jurassic World was the highest-selling game on a unit sales basis. However, if sales were included from hardware bundles, Batman: Arkham Knight would be the highest-selling game. Both games are published from Warner Bros. Interactive, which, driven by these games' success, is the top publisher year-to-date with an increase of over 200 percent in dollar sales," said NPD analyst Liam Callahan.
"Sales of new launches were down 3 percent in July 2015, but May and June launches are comparing favourably to the performance of launches of last year, up a combined 20 percent. Though May/June launches are performing well this month, this was not enough to offset decreased sales from July releases and older games released outside of the May through July timeframe, which were down six percent."
Redditor OomaThurman recently detailed a hidden "very high" video quality setting tucked within the Xbox One's streaming app. Thurman writes, "Simply edit the userconsoledata in the xbox app folder and change IsInternalPreview to true," though there are actually a couple of additional steps needed to do that.
Fitbit's updated its Windows app for Windows 10. The app features all-new Live Tiles, pushes notifications to the Action Center, and supports Cortana voice commands. Saying things like "Fitbit, I ate chicken for dinner" or "Fitbit, I went for a three-mile run" will see Cortana automatically logging that activity. The app supports the entire Fitbit range, including its smart scale, and, as it's a universal app, it'll also eventually play nicely with other Windows 10 platforms. That means it'll come to both Windows 10 phones and -- for the first time -- the Xbox One console later this year.
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