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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Forza 7 & Vermintide 2 F2P until Sunday
by Hans Bubby » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:02 pm

Trelliz wrote:
Venom wrote:Two questions:

1) Am I a retard?

2) Why can't i use headphones with my Xbox One controller?
I was expecting plug and play. I've tried iPhone headphones, regular headphones and my PS4 voice chat headphones. Nothing works. I've tried different audio settings. How do I make this work?


It wouldn't surprise me if you have to use proprietary/"official" headphones which have some sort of software handshake with the controller - this is Microsoft after all.


Should work. I always use my PS4s Gold headphone via the 3.5m lead that comes with them, mic works too.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Forza 7 & Vermintide 2 F2P until Sunday
by Venom’s Christmas Carol » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:13 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:https://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-one ... le-headset

I hope that helps.


Ta. I've learnt that the standard 3.5mm jack actually has two variations CTIA and OMTP, the latter has problems with Xbox One controllers.
My standard headphones actually do work with the Xbox One, but the in-line mic. was turned all the way down. :fp:

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Forza 7 & Vermintide 2 F2P until Sunday
by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:36 am

So, in answer to your previous post Venom you're a little bit retarded! ;)

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Forza 7 & Vermintide 2 F2P until Sunday
by Venom’s Christmas Carol » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:10 am

It was a rhetorical question. It wasn't supposed to be answered!

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Forza 7 & Vermintide 2 F2P until Sunday
by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:45 am

Batman Return to Arkham has been X1X enhanced. 1440p 60fps apparently.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Forza 7 & Vermintide 2 F2P until Sunday
by Hans Bubby » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:33 am

Photek wrote:Batman Return to Arkham has been X1X enhanced. 1440p 60fps apparently.


From my understanding it's the same as PS4 Pros "update" were only one of the games runs at a higher framerate.

If Arkham Knight was given an X enhancement even for just 4k I'd snap it up. I know it got a lot of hate, especially from the PC crowd for obvious reasons (runs spot on maxed out on mine now) I first played through it on consoles and loved it.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Powerstar Golf out now
by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:33 am

Love this.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Powerstar Golf out now
by Rax » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:54 am

:lol: "sabotagaye" :lol:

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Powerstar Golf out now
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:59 am

BUBBLES!!

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Powerstar Golf out now
by Yulehide » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:07 pm

My Xbox Adaptive Controller turned up today, seems a nice bit of kit although I haven't yet had a chance to try using it on the PC.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Powerstar Golf out now
by Monkey Man » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:21 pm



US insiders only for now.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/09/06/ ... d-devices/

Seems like Google Assistant will come eventually as well - https://m.windowscentral.com/amazon-ale ... g-xbox-one

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Alexa support rolls out to US Insiders
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:58 pm

Interesting seems strange to add alexa when they have cortana, mind you I find it odd you can add Dropbox to office when they have one drive so god knows.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Alexa support rolls out to US Insiders
by NickSCFC » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:22 pm

First reply on the ResetEra thread

“Alexa, order a PlayStation 4”

1 day ban :slol:

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Alexa support rolls out to US Insiders
by Venom’s Christmas Carol » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:11 am

Errkal wrote:Interesting seems strange to add alexa when they have cortana, mind you I find it odd you can add Dropbox to office when they have one drive so god knows.


I think it's the influence of Satya Nadella understanding that Microsoft benefits from not restricting their own products to their own devices, and with Alexa, vice versa.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Alexa support rolls out to US Insiders
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:15 am

Venom wrote:
Errkal wrote:Interesting seems strange to add alexa when they have cortana, mind you I find it odd you can add Dropbox to office when they have one drive so god knows.


I think it's the influence of Satya Nadella understanding that Microsoft benefits from not restricting their own products to their own devices, and with Alexa, vice versa.


It's nice to have a big company doing that. Everyone else is so protectionist and usually hurting consumer choice with their anti everyone else ways.

One of the biggest is TV services, its a bloody nightmare if you want all services on one device.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Alexa support rolls out to US Insiders
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:29 am

Errkal wrote:One of the biggest is TV services, its a bloody nightmare if you want all services on one device.


This! It's so strawberry floating annoying that you can't just have everything on one device. :x

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Alexa support rolls out to US Insiders
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:35 am

Moggy wrote:
Errkal wrote:One of the biggest is TV services, its a bloody nightmare if you want all services on one device.


This! It's so strawberry floating annoying that you can't just have everything on one device. :x


The best I have found so far is a BT TV box.
It gets you access to

Freeview
NowTV (Movies only)
Netflix
Prime Video
Iplayer, itv hub, all4, UKTV play
Sky cinema
Sky sports
BT Sport
BT TV (HD, Kids stuff, etc.)

Only service missing as Disney Life from what I used before but I can live without that and trade it for Sky Cinema who has a load of Disney on that service.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Alexa support rolls out to US Insiders
by Garth of Christmas Future » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:12 am

I would definitely make use of the Alexa support if they bring it over here, I've got 4 of the things around the house now.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Alexa support rolls out to US Insiders
by Monkey Man » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:15 am

Interview with Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg -

In fact, Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg tells us it has "more third-party partnerships this year than we have ever had."


"A lot of it is our partners, especially after we launched Xbox One X, are interested in making sure they are able to work with a platform that is going to be a showcase for their games," he says. "We start with the developers. They want to show their games where they look and play the best, and so having the performance advantage and being able to show their games in 4K, with great frame-rates, is great for those folks. And then on the business side there are mutual benefits; we can go to market together, we can do bundles, we can introduce people to their franchises and they can help us sell consoles."


"We weren't quite sure how this was going to go first holiday [with X]," says Greenberg. "But what we've found from the independent media, from Digital Foundry to all the people who do the technical evaluations, is that every single game is looking and playing best on X, whether it's faster load times, better frame-rates, actually running in native 4K.

"So specifically, if you talk about wanting to play Red Dead, or FIFA, or Call of Duty, or our games, whatever game you're a fan of, we can say that your game is going to look and play best on Xbox One X. For a lot of gamers that have invested in 4K TVs, and really want that premium experience, that matters a lot. And in many cases gamers will own multiple systems, but then it's a case of where do they want to go buy third-party titles? And we've definitely seen customers choosing our platform because of the power advantage."


"We're going to get it out early (October 2nd) and before the blast radius," Greenberg says. "Then we didn't need Crackdown or any of our titles in this holiday window. We're planning to launch that in February, and then after that we will launch Ori and the Will of the Wisps. We like to have a steady cadence of content throughout the year. But there is more than enough content this holiday. That's why we're working with so many third-party partners to showcase their games and help drive our platform during that window. I can't think of a holiday that had more AAA games in such a tight time period."


"There are fans of the Forza franchise that we know are going to buy every release," Greenberg notes. "The question is, are the more mainstream gamers who maybe buy three games a year, are we going to make that list of three games? And you're right, Forza Horizon 3 greatly exceeded our expectations when it launched and every single month since. It's been incredible.

"Horizon 3 was, in many ways, a great open-world game. The game and setting was very unique and, with the quality of the game, it stood out. The challenge for [developer] Playground was how do you build on that? Having the setting in beautiful Britain, which as we know is where Playground is based, being able to add in the elements of the four seasons and how that can change gameplay... that is going to take the franchise to a whole other level.

"So our expectation is that Forza Horizon 4 is going to be the biggest and best-selling Forza game that we've ever launched. Currently our pre-order tracking is well ahead of where we want, and tracking ahead of where we were with Forza Horizon 3. So the early indicators are really good. And that's before you get into the fact that this title will be in Game Pass, which will allow it to reach another set of gamers who may never have played or bought the game."


"Sea of Thieves is a big priority for us," says Greenberg. "Both Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 were, for us, breakout hits of the spring, They exceeded what we expected them to do. Sea of Thieves has over 5 million players, State of Decay 2 has more than 3 million players. They both sold more than we expected and drove a lot of great engagement with Game Pass.

"For Sea of Thieves, [developer] Rare has dedicated teams that are building add-on content that's completely free. The entire community gets them. They've added new ships, gameplay, quests and things that is going to be great for engaged fans who want to keep playing, but every couple of months the game gets bigger, so it also enables us to go back to people who have never played and introduce them to it. That's modern marketing. People don't need to get a new game to get new content and innovation."

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/ ... ime-period

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Alexa support rolls out to US Insiders
by Hans Bubby » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:01 pm

Never really bothered with Battlefield 1 even though I have Origin Access on PC but less than a fiver on the store with the premium pass being free and X Enhanced couldn't say no.

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