Since we first launched Xbox One, we have been thrilled to see our fans spending millions of hours on Xbox Live. Your enthusiasm reinforces our commitment to making Xbox One and Xbox Live the best place for gamers and entertainment fans.This week marks a big week for Xbox One as we will start to roll out our first product update for Xbox One. As previously shared, this update offers many new improvements – including lots of behind-the-scenes updates for developers building apps and games for Xbox One, several new features we believe Xbox fans will love, stability and product updates to improve the customer experience, and continuous improvements to the quality of Kinect voice so commands become more fluid and responsive over time. This is step one on our journey and commitment to deliver continuous innovation to Xbox One customers.
Xbox One is a platform designed to offer the best games and entertainment experience and we are committed to delivering more and more features to our customers. While we’re thrilled to launch the February update this week, we’re already looking ahead to March. We’ve prided ourselves on having the best multiplayer service for Xbox 360 and we’ve listened to your feedback about the features you want to see on Xbox One and Xbox Live. We’ve heard your feedback and the team has been working overtime to deliver updates that will significantly improve the multiplayer and party experience on Xbox One. Here are more details on what’s coming for parties and multiplayer in March:
- Get to your friends list faster. The friends list will be front and center on the homepage of the Friends app. Click the Social tile on Home, or say “Xbox, go to Friends” to see who’s online and what they’re up to. From there you can quickly send messages and get into a party.
- Party chat will be turned on by default. When you party up, chat audio will be turned on by default.
- Chat with friends playing different games. Party chat will be separated from people playing your game, so you can chat with your friends who are online or you can chat with everyone playing the game.
- We’re adding an “Invite friends to game” option to your multiplayer titles moving forward. Similar to Xbox 360 titles, this will appear inside a games’ menu and offer a simple and quicker way to set up your multiplayer battles. Selecting “Invite friends” will let you invite friends to your game and party.
- We’re adding “Recent Players.” This is a simple list that shows you Xbox Live members you’ve recently played with, making it easier to stay in touch with people, or add new friends after your multiplayer battles.
Our March Xbox One system update will start rolling out in early March. We’re excited to get these multiplayer and party improvements out in time for the March 11 launch of “Titanfall,” the highly anticipated team-based online multiplayer game.
The March update includes many more great features. The improvements to multiplayer and parties are just a few of the features that will be included, and we’ll continue to share more details in the days and weeks ahead, including in-depth videos so you’re all ready to take advantage of the new features in March. We’re lucky to have a passionate community that shares feedback. Thanks for helping us make Xbox One even better.
Ben Vanik has begun work on an Xbox 360 Emulator. Currently, it does nothing but some XEX print outs, but the immense amount of time and research put into this project is amazing and shows that 2014 will be a great year for 360 emulation.
If you have a GitHub account, you can star this REPO and watch as development progresses. Its open source, as you probably guessed. Whats even more interesting is that Ben's previous jobs include working at Google and Microsoft.
The goal of this project is to experiment, research, and educate on the topic of emulation of modern devices and operating systems. It is not for enabling illegal activity. All information is obtained via reverse engineering of legally purchased devices and games and information made public on the internet (you'd be surprised what's indexed on Google)- Ben Vanik
Find out more at Ben's Github: https://github.com/benvanik/xenia
Leaked some days ago, the Xbox One Media Remote has been officially announced.
Microsoft has just announced officially the Xbox One Media Remote with a price of $24.99 in the US.
According to Eurogamer:
"The remote lets you control video playback for Blu-ray movies and streaming video on Xbox One. The motion-activated backlit buttons illuminate as soon as you pick it up "allowing it to be used in the darkest of rooms while playing games, watching TV shows, movies and more", Microsoft said. It's out in early March.
It also includes dedicated Back and OneGuide buttons. The OneGuide button lets you access TV shows and movies through the Xbox program guide.
You can also use the media remote to control your TV/receiver power and volume through Kinect."
News-Source: Xbox One Media Remote shown (via) XboxOneCrunch
Be Warned! ControllerMAX (formerly CronusMAX) warns about some China dealers trying to sell fake CronusMAX devices. According to the guys over at ControllerMAX (formerly CronusMAX), some Chinese dealers are trying to sell old Cronus Device stock and passing them off as CronusMAX.
See original here:
China selling FAKE CronusMAX devices
Tuxuser has released a nice little app for reading the Xbox One NAND Dumps. We still have a long way to go but are moving in the right direction.
Xbox One NAND Filesystem tool
Parses Xbox One Nanddumps for file-adresses and extracts the binary
files. As I only had two dumps to work with, it's probably not
universally compatible and contains bugs for sure
* Python 2.7
* Xbox One eMMC NAND Dump
info Reads adresses from SFBX and GFCU Table and prints them
extract Extracts the parsed entries from SFBX Table
sfbxscan If the SFBX adress of your NAND isn't contained, scan
for the MAGIC/Header and append it to the list in the
NANDOne.py [action] [dump]
sfbxscan Scans for SFBX address
info Prints the parsed entries
extract Extracts nand content
NANDOne.py sfbxscan nanddump.bin
New version released with new feature and bug fix This update makes it possible to create a Xbox One HDD from windows.
Version 3 Build 4
Download Here: http://team-xecuter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82434
This should get your taste buds rocking
This will replace all versions of CR3 Pro. 100% compatible with Trinity and Corona v1 – v6.
Will show you the R-JTAG replacement soon.
I think one of our dev team may have figured out how to successfully install a bigger HDD to an XBOX ONE. Tested with a 1TB so far and it seems to work well – although I haven't seen it myself yet. It's Thanksgiving night and i'm shit faced
This is not a 100% confirmation but it's looking good so far. Will post more info as I get it.
Great for the scene to have the very first XBONE "hack" though
Full credits to Juvenal for this little beauty – you rock bro
As always no guarantees are given and use at your own risk !
Xbox One HDD Tools
What this does
Given any HDD over 500GB in size, you can format it for use with you Microsoft Xbox One console
All of this must be done as root! I HIGHLY suggest you do this on a livecd or usb booted system if you don't 'know linux' and would rather not wipe the wrong hard drive.
Putting it back together
When you put the new HDD in your console for the first time and boot up, the console will go the the green "Xbox One" screen, pause for a second or two, then shut down. Boot the console again. This time it should pause at the green screen for a while longer, then go to a black screen for even longer. It can take several minutes before anything happens after this, the xbox is automatically creating temporary files during this time. If you copied everything correctly, it WILL go to the dashboard eventually, just be patient!
What is linux?
Wait for a windows version
These can be gotten off your original HDD easily
We are working on a Windows app – maybe integrating with our already established HDD Hacker Tool that was used for the 360 or just something standalone. Stay Tuned
We have a full step by step teardown of the XBOX ONE. Can be easily taken apart with an XECUTER Xclamp Unlock Tool and a Torx9 Screwdriver. Very easy – took 10 minutes on the first attempt.
The X-Ray machine has also been deployed. Now to put the acid gloves on…..
We finally nailed the perfect glitch code for all slim consoles with the Slim Proto. We thank the many many members for their feedback and test results. Because of you we are now able to produce the perfect hardware that will work with all slims and require very little tuning (even less effort than the first slim proto)
Rather than come up with a fancy name i'll just stick with the brand name "proto" (which i guess is a fancy name in itself?)
In production right now is the Slim Proto v2 – however this is the full version and not a prototype so don't be fooled by the name.
This product will replace the CR3 Pro which has now been discontinued. This will be the last Slim RGH device we will make, we feel that it just can't get any better.
For performance and test reviews of the Slim proto v1 please go here: http://team-xecuter.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=249
RRP $29.99 / £17.99 / €21.99 – of course we are also offering wholesale discounts and most retailers will pass those on to end users.
We have started accepting pre-orders from retailers so we suggest you contact your preferred retailer and ask them to get their orders in asap