Menu
Amazon Kindle Voyage Rethinks the Reading Experience

Amazon Kindle Voyage Rethinks the Reading Experience

Mat Franco won America's Got Talent

Mat Franco won America's Got Talent

SpaceX and Boeing build manned NASA Spaceships

SpaceX and Boeing build manned NASA Spaceships

Matt Damon is Jason Bourne Again

Matt Damon is Jason Bourne Again

iPhone 6 Reviews are Glowing

iPhone 6 Reviews are Glowing

Xbox One:Updates For Storage, Installs, Battery Power And More

Feb 5 2014, 10:47am CST | by , in News | Gaming

Xbox One:Updates For Storage, Installs, Battery Power And More
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Xbox One:Updates For Storage, Installs, Battery Power And More

Next generation console are constantly going to be changing with a never-ending series of patches and updates over the next few years, and the Xbox One has a major update from Microsoft coming February 11th.

Marc Whitten, Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer, just wrote a lengthy blog post about the Xbox One update, and what we can expect to see from it. The highlights:

- The ability to manage your hard drive space by seeing what’s taking up how much space

- The ability to sort incoming installs, separating out My Games and My Apps

- The reinstatement of the battery power indicator on the homescreen for your controller

- New compatibility for the Xbox One to use USB keyboards

The post also promises continuous improvements to Kinect, and hints at more “surprises” coming in future updates. It’s also possible there’s more coming on February 11th that wasn’t mentioned, but perhaps they’re waiting to see if they can roll out anything additional in time.

The post also teases another update for the One on March 4th, one almost entirely based around the launch of Titanfall on March 11th. That update promises a new party and multiplayer system, which is a pretty big deal, and kind of necessary. I’ve had a decent amount of trouble with the current party system, as I often lose track of how to get back to my party without yelling commands into Kinect. I also fail to understand why party chat is turned off as a default each time I link up with my friends, and that we all have to activate it every time. I haven’t figured out a way around that yet.

The storage space update will be very useful in the future, though if anyone has filled up their hard drive already where they’d need such a thing, I’d be very impressed. But eventually we’ll get to a point where 500 GB will start to feel cramped, so it’s good they’re doing this now.

I haven’t had too much trouble sorting installs, but I don’t really like the way they’re handled now. When I’m installing a game, it simply appears as a little tiny tile on the home page I can’t even click on. There’s no way to see how big the update is, nor how long it will be until its finished. I’ve also run into glitches where installs or updates will freeze at 99% and refuse to allow me to start the game.

I think navigation in general needs work on the Xbox One. I simply prefer the PS4 intuitive menu system over the Windows 8-esque tiles. I particularly don’t like when the central window of the Xbox One homescreen goes all inception-y, and my homescreen becomes a mess of tiles within tiles. It’s also odd that games that are no longer in the disc drive still appear as the main title in the large central box. The entire process needs some streamlining, that’s for sure.

Follow me on Twitter, subscribe to my Forbes feed, and pick up a copy of my sci-fi novel, The Last Exodus, and its sequel, The Exiled Earthborn.

Source: Forbes

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/31" rel="author">Forbes</a>
Forbes is among the most trusted resources for the world's business and investment leaders, providing them the uncompromising commentary, concise analysis, relevant tools and real-time reporting they need to succeed at work, profit from investing and have fun with the rewards of winning.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Ron Washington Resigned Because He 'Was Not True' To His Wife
Ron Washington Resigned Because He 'Was Not True' To His Wife
Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, who abruptly resigned two weeks ago, said the reason he stepped down was because he "was not true" to his wife Gerry.
 
 
Clay Matthews Relishing More Versatile Defensive Role
Clay Matthews Relishing More Versatile Defensive Role
Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, who's been known for his sacking prowess since he came into the league, is dropping back into pass coverage more often in the Packers' 4-3 defensive scheme.
 
 
The Big Bang Theory Season 8 Premieres Monday as Double Pack
The Big Bang Theory Season 8 Premieres Monday as Double Pack
The Big Bang Theory Season 8 premieres with the first two episodes on Monday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. on CBS. Watch the newest The Big Bang Theory Season 8 teasers.
 
 
The World and John Oliver Do Not Want the Scottish Independence
The World and John Oliver Do Not Want the Scottish Independence
Scotland votes and the world is watching, mostly hoping that things stay as they are. While waiting for the poll results watch the British Comedian John Oliver plead with Scotland to stay.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.