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by Monkey Man » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:50 pm

Xbox Clubs API will let devs create in-game social features (exclusive)

The Xbox Clubs system will be opened up to developers so they can create in-game systems, according to leaked documents.

Microsoft unveiled Xbox Clubs in late 2016 as a way to create social groups on Xbox Live. Using the Xbox One itself or various Xbox apps, players can now set up and manage their own "Clubs," complete with membership systems, a common chat room, and a Facebook-like social feed for sharing screenshots, clips, and status updates.

Targeting an April launch, developers will soon be able to access a new tool, or application programming interface (API), that will let them leverage Xbox Live's Club system in their games, according to official Xbox developer documentation leaked to Windows Central. Developers will be able to use the API to create structures such as clans and multiplayer guilds, and then sync them to Xbox Live.

We don't have a full description of exactly what will be accessible in the Club API, but it could provide a huge boost to games such as Destiny and Elite Dangerous, which have traditionally lacked decent in-game clan support. Hopefully, the new Club API will allow you to view community chat systems, invite members, and create "Looking For Group" ads in-game, so you can create scheduled play dates without having to jump out of the game and into an app.

It's easy to speculate on how Clubs could evolve as an API, as well. Perhaps eventually it will include branding and logos, maybe even pick up an open web API for creating Clan sites and beyond. Microsoft will likely announce the Club API and its features in the coming weeks, ahead of the planned April release timeframe.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Evolve & Heavy weapon now free with Gold
by Harry Ola » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:15 am

£30 Xbox Live credit for £25.90 at amazon

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Evolve & Heavy weapon now free with Gold
by Photek » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:28 pm

Evolve is a mess, it's very confusing.
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by Jordan UK » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:58 pm

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Game Chat Transcription feature available today in Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs

Today, Microsoft is releasing a new pilot feature available on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs called Game Chat Transcription. This feature allows speech-to-text and text-to-speech capabilities, offering a new way to communicate that creates a more accessible and inclusive gaming experience for everyone.

Game Chat Transcription works in two ways:

Speech-to-text provides the ability to convert all player’s voice communications in the game chat into text, so the player using this feature can read the text on their screen in real-time.
Text-to-speech provides the ability for players using this feature to have their typed text spoken aloud to other players in the game.
Game Chat Transcription will initially be available in Halo Wars 2, with the goal of adding support for more games in the future. We think you will enjoy using this cool new feature, so be sure to try it out!

How to activate this feature:

Go to Settings > All settings > Ease of Access > Game Chat Transcription.
To transcribe other players’ voices into text, select Speech-to-text.
To have your chat text read aloud to other players, select Text-to-speech.
To choose the voice that other players will hear when your chat text is read aloud, select one of the available voices in the Text-to-speech voice menu.

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What a fantastic feature! Hopefully this will also reduce potty-mouthed pre-teens sounding off if their coms are converted into text to be screen grabbed for evidence!
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by Monkey Man » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:21 pm

Arena and Fan-Inspired Feature Updates Start Rolling Out to Insiders This Month

Starting this month, we’re rolling out several feature updates inspired by your feedback to select Xbox Insider members. These features will begin appearing over the next few weeks, and your use of these features and feedback around them helps shape our release plans to the broader Xbox community moving forward. Gamers are at the center of everything we do at Xbox – we value your opinions and want you to help evolve the Xbox experience. Over the past few months, we’ve released brand new features to Insiders including Beam broadcasting through the Guide on Xbox One and the Game bar on Windows 10, the Beam app to watch streams on Xbox One, Game Mode on Windows 10, and a preview of Xbox Game Pass. In addition to adding exciting new features, the team has been hard at work continuing to update existing features based on what we hear from you at Xbox Feedback. Below is a summary of what’s starting to ship over the next month to select Xbox Insiders.

Arena on Xbox Live


World of Tanks fans will be able to participate in new tournaments on their Xbox One, created by ESL and powered by Arena on Xbox Live.
Discover tournaments from your Xbox One or Xbox app on Windows 10, get notifications when your match is ready, jump directly into your match on the Xbox One, enjoy automatic results reporting, and show off the results on your activity feed.

Profile and Activity Feed

Custom gamerpics are finally here! From your console, Windows 10 PC, or mobile phone, update your gamerpic with a custom image. We’re excited to bring this top fan-requested feature to Xbox Live and expect it to be in preview longer than other features to ensure it’s great for everyone when released.
New ‘Join broadcast’ button in your profile, one of the many ways to access the game stream of someone broadcasting their gameplay.
Your profile will display your Arena tournament history and upcoming tournaments.
In your Activity Feed, we’re adding the ability to hide individual posts, pin posts to the top of your feed, and filter posts by friends, games or Clubs.

Clubs and Looking for Group (LFG)

When you create an LFG post, as the owner you will be able to see new vetting cards that include hero stats from gamers interested in joining your party. Hero stats are contextual to the game you’re playing, showing you relevant stats like kill/death ratio, rank, or score.
Achievement hunters, this one is for you! You will be able to search LFG posts from the Achievements tab, related to the Achievement you’re trying to finish.
We’re adding the number of open LFG posts to the Game Hub and Club Hub headers.
Have you made a successful LFG post that you want to create again? Now you can see previous LFG posts that you have created, participated or shown interest in, and can copy them to create new posts.
When creating an LFG post, see all the recent tags you’ve used and easily select them.
Club owners can upload custom images for their Club logo and Club background. Just like custom gamerpics, we expect this to be in preview longer than other features to ensure it’s great for everyone when released.
Club owners and admins will be identified and labeled in their text posts to better help them stand out and manage their community.
Club owners and admins can pin a post at the top of their Club feed.

My Games and Apps, and Settings

In ‘My Games and Apps,’ we’re adding the ability to filter your game library by platform – Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Captive Portal support for wireless internet is coming to Xbox One
, which allows for Wi-Fi authentication through a browser. Great for colleges, hotels, or public Wi-Fi locations.
In the Settings, we’re adding the ability to select Kinect auto-zoom for Beam and Twitch broadcasts, as well as for the Skype app.
On the Xbox app for Windows 10, we’re adding the option to select the audio input and output sources for Party chat.

These features will appear for select Xbox Insiders over the next few weeks. We look forward to hearing more from you, and are excited to update our features based on your feedback. Thank you!

http://news.xbox.com/2017/03/20/xbox-on ... m-updates/
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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - New Features inc Custom gamerpics rolling out to Insiders (p223)
by rinks » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:57 pm

"In ‘My Games and Apps,’ we’re adding the ability to filter your game library by platform – Xbox One and Xbox 360."

That's a good idea. But we really need folders that we can manage ourselves.
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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - New Features inc Custom gamerpics rolling out to Insiders (p223)
by Frank » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:27 pm

Thank god. Crazy that filter's taken this long to turn up. Any idea when it's actually going to be released for everyone? I was hoping it was out today as my friend's xbox got it, but I guess she's in the preview program without realising :(
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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - New Features inc Custom gamerpics rolling out to Insiders (p223)
by rinks » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:10 pm

Oh lovely, my console won't start up. Maybe it's been updated and bricked. Time to pull some plugs.

EDIT: OK now. Not got the new update (at least, no XB1/360 filter), though Memberships has now appeared under Games & Apps. Fairly sure it wasn't there a couple of days ago.
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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - New Features inc Custom gamerpics rolling out to Insiders (p223)
by Monkey Man » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:36 am

This Week’s Deals With Gold And Spotlight Sale

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 27 March 2017.

Xbox One Deals

CONTENT TITLE CONTENT TYPE DISCOUNT NOTES

Beyond Eyes Xbox One Game 67% Spotlight
Blood Bowl 2 Xbox One Game 75% DWG
Blood Bowl 2 – Lizardmen Add-On 33% DWG
Blood Bowl 2 – Undead Add-On 33% DWG
Coffin Dodgers Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Dangerous Golf Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition Xbox One Game 75% DWG
EVERSPACE (Game Preview) Xbox One Game 25% Spotlight
Final Fantasy XV Xbox One Game 40% DWG
FINAL FANTASY XV Digital Premium Edition Xbox One Game 30% DWG
Fragments of Him Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
FRU Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight
In Between Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Infinite Air with Mark McMorris Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Jotun: Valhalla Edition Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Mordheim: City of the Damned Xbox One Game 60% DWG
Mordheim: City of the Damned – Witch Hunters Add-On 15% DWG
NBA 2K17 Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
NBA 2K17 200,000 VC Add-On 30% Spotlight
NBA 2K17 450,000 VC Add-On 50% Spotlight
NBA 2K17 75,000 VC Add-On 10% Spotlight
NBA 2K17 All-Time College Bundle Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Xbox One Game 45% Spotlight
NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) Xbox One Game 80% Spotlight
Perfect Woman Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Resident Evil Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Resident Evil 0 Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
Resident Evil 0 Complete Costume Pack Add-On 50% Spotlight
Resident Evil 4 Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Resident Evil 5 Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Resident Evil 6 Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard Xbox One Game 25% Spotlight
RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 17% Spotlight
Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight
Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Season Pass Add-On 60% Spotlight
Resident Evil Super Bundle Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight
Resident Evil Triple Pack Add-On 50% Spotlight
Resident Evil: Deluxe Origins Bundle Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Silence – The Whispered World 2 Xbox One Game 25% Spotlight
Slender: The Arrival Xbox One Game 60% DWG
SMITE Ultimate God Pack Bundle Add-On 50% Spotlight
SMITE – 1500 Gems Add-On 33% Spotlight
SMITE – 200 Gems Add-On 33% Spotlight
SMITE – 2500 Gems Add-On 33% Spotlight
SMITE – 3500 Gems Add-On 33% Spotlight
SMITE – 400 Gems Add-On 33% Spotlight
SMITE – 800 Gems Add-On 33% Spotlight
SMITE – 8000 Gems Add-On 33% Spotlight
Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax Xbox One Game 50% DWG
SteamWorld Dig Xbox One Game 50% DWG
The Bunker Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
The Little Acre Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
The Magic Circle: Gold Edition Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure Xbox One Game 80% DWG
Thomas Was Alone Xbox One Game 67% Spotlight
Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition Xbox One Game 67% Spotlight
Valley Xbox One Game 60% DWG
Wheels of Aurelia Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Xbox 360 Deals

CONTENT TITLE CONTENT TYPE DISCOUNT NOTES

Bound by Flame* Games On Demand 75% DWG
Contrast* Arcade 75% DWG
Farming Simulator* Games On Demand 75% DWG
Mars: War Logs* Arcade 75% DWG
NBA 2K17* Games On Demand 50% DWG
Prototype Biohazard Bundle* Games On Demand 50% DWG
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords Arcade 75% Spotlight
Realms of Ancient War* Arcade 75% DWG
Resident Evil Games On Demand 50% Spotlight
Resident Evil 0 Games On Demand 50% Spotlight
Resident Evil 0 Complete Costume Pack Add-On 50% Spotlight
Resident Evil 4 Games On Demand 60% Spotlight
Resident Evil 5 Games On Demand 65% Spotlight
Resident Evil 5 Untold Stories Bundle Add-On 60% Spotlight
Resident Evil 6 Games On Demand 65% Spotlight
Resident Evil CODE: Veronica X Games On Demand 75% Spotlight
Resident Evil Operation Racoon City Games On Demand 75% Spotlight
Resident Evil Revelations 2 Season Pass Add-On 50% Spotlight
Spider-Man: Dimensions* Games On Demand 75% DWG
The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure* Games On Demand 67% DWG

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - New Features inc Custom gamerpics rolling out to Insiders (p223)
by Frank » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:52 am

Have they removed the "what to expect in the March Update" advert for anyone else? What're the chances it *doesn't* actually make March?
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by Photek » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:39 pm

I'm loving how MS are integrating this new stuff into the UI and away from singular apps. The New one button UI has Broadcasting right there to start when you like, with Arena and join broadcast buttons coming as well as the achievement overlay for each game (again in the UI) it makes things very fast and very easy to use.

Also, Beam's streams have now synced up the sound perfectly, still no direct Youtube integration but you can download entire video to any PC and then upload I suppose.
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by rinks » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:09 pm

Frank wrote:Have they removed the "what to expect in the March Update" advert for anyone else? What're the chances it *doesn't* actually make March?

I think it might be rolling out now. Which would also explain the ad disappearance.
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by rinks » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:20 pm

Resident Evil Super Bundle Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight


Looks like they screwed up here. It's currently showing as £40, with no discount. I think that must be the already-discounted price, but it sounds like they initially put it up as £40 and applied the discount, so some lucky sods got the six games for £16 total.

And Xbox Live seems to be bollocksed right now.
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by more heat than light » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:30 pm

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Resident Evil Super Bundle Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight


Looks like they screwed up here. It's currently showing as £40, with no discount. I think that must be the already-discounted price, but it sounds like they initially put it up as £40 and applied the discount, so some lucky sods got the six games for £16 total.

And Xbox Live seems to be bollocksed right now.


Ha, really? I was umming and ahing at £16, just shows you how out of touch MS are with pricing these days.
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by NickSCFC » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:36 pm

Tired of the Xbox game drought? Why not quench your thirst with the glorious Daytona USA 8-)

https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/store/p ... 0MXFFQQHXP

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by rinks » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:56 pm

more heat than light wrote:
rinks wrote:
Resident Evil Super Bundle Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight


Looks like they screwed up here. It's currently showing as £40, with no discount. I think that must be the already-discounted price, but it sounds like they initially put it up as £40 and applied the discount, so some lucky sods got the six games for £16 total.

And Xbox Live seems to be bollocksed right now.


Ha, really? I was umming and ahing at £16, just shows you how out of touch MS are with pricing these days.


To be fair, £40 isn't a bad price for what is included. If I didn't already have two of them, I'd consider it. I'll probably get the 4/5/6 pack for £20.
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by Photek » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:59 pm

NickSCFC wrote:Tired of the Xbox game drought? Why not quench your thirst with the glorious Daytona USA 8-)

https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/store/p ... 0MXFFQQHXP

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I own that digitally so should be ready to download, Xbox live is down tho. :fp:

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by KjGarly » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:04 pm

Wank Live service, affecting Hotmail/Outlook too. Thought Gears 4 on PC was strawberry floated yet again but it's because Live is down :dread:
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by more heat than light » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:09 pm

rinks wrote:
more heat than light wrote:
rinks wrote:
Resident Evil Super Bundle Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight


Looks like they screwed up here. It's currently showing as £40, with no discount. I think that must be the already-discounted price, but it sounds like they initially put it up as £40 and applied the discount, so some lucky sods got the six games for £16 total.

And Xbox Live seems to be bollocksed right now.


Ha, really? I was umming and ahing at £16, just shows you how out of touch MS are with pricing these days.


To be fair, £40 isn't a bad price for what is included. If I didn't already have two of them, I'd consider it. I'll probably get the 4/5/6 pack for £20.


It's not that great really, those games are pretty old now and can be had on 360 for peanuts. Also if it's 60% off at £40, that makes the RRP £100. :lol:
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by rinks » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:49 pm

Yeah, the supposed "full price" is ridiculous (it's a new bundle that's never been on sale at £100, as far as I can tell).

But RE and RE:0 remakes are both from the last two years, and usually cost £16 each. And RE6 is worth £40 on its own.
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