Xbox Chat - Project Cars 2 and Fable Anniversary now free with Gold.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - TT Isle of Man and Fable Heroes now free with Gold.
by Frank » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:03 pm

Thanks :wub: Looks like I've got the latest OS, so I guess the redesign is still to come. Phew.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Call of Cthulhu and Star Wars Battlefront now free with Gold.
by Monkey Man » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:17 am

Not officially announced by Xbox PR yet but the new dashboard is out for non-insiders, you can manually update to it.

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Previous insider info on its new features - https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/01/30/ ... ry-update/ & release notes - https://beta.support.xbox.com/help/hard ... em-updates

I'll post the official notes when they come out.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - New Dashboard rolling out to everyone.
by Moggy » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:19 pm

I now have the new dashboard. Meh I am sure it is fine but I am too old for change.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - New Dashboard rolling out to everyone.
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:39 pm

Mixer viewing improvements? Get in!




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In fairness, i dont see the big problem with the Xbox UI. I actually find it snappier than the PS4 one. I just wish the suspend software function worked reliably. Its 100% reliable for me on PS4, but only works about 50% of the time on my 1X. Is it something to do with me only playing Game Pass games, and so there is a licence check that it cant do whilst a game is suspended?

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - New Dashboard rolling out to everyone.
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:40 pm

Moggy wrote:I now have the new dashboard. Meh I am sure it is fine but I am too old for change.


I remember when this was all blades etc.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - New Dashboard rolling out to everyone.
by Frank » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:38 pm

Big fan of how you can remove the Mixer tab completely now. Got Mixer and Community gone straight off (Community seemed like it was all just random streamers and posts from official game accounts, right? If it was just a list of updates from friends I'd keep it around)

Have you always been able to add Groups other than the default PINS to the dashboard? I've only just realised, but that's a good feature too, whenever they introduced it.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - New Dashboard rolling out to everyone.
by KK » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:46 pm

Frank wrote:Big fan of how you can remove the Mixer tab completely now.


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Awesome news.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - New Dashboard rolling out to everyone.
by more heat than light » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:56 pm



Not bad.

jawafour wrote:You definitely have the biggest one, mhtl - it's strawberry-floatin' massive!
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PostRe: Xbox Chat - New Dashboard rolling out to everyone.
by DarkRula » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:08 pm

Sonic Generations... So people can play a good boost game for free now. With a load of new fans sure to be brought on by the movie's success, at least they get to experience one of the last greats of Sonic video game history.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - New Dashboard rolling out to everyone.
by Monkey Man » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:00 pm

Frank wrote:(Community seemed like it was all just random streamers and posts from official game accounts, right? If it was just a list of updates from friends I'd keep it around)

You can get rid of those. When in the Community section click on Filter and untick Games & Popular Now then Apply. All gone.
Frank wrote:Have you always been able to add Groups other than the default PINS to the dashboard? I've only just realised, but that's a good feature too, whenever they introduced it.

Groups has been around for almost 2 years now. I have 3 groups, Playing/Started/Play Next.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - New Dashboard rolling out to everyone.
by Buffalo » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:30 pm

KK wrote:
Frank wrote:Big fan of how you can remove the Mixer tab completely now.


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Awesome news.


How do you do that? About 40% of stuff on the OS is just ads and trash.
All they’ve done is move the tabs from horizontal to vertical, absolute genius :roll: Bit faster though.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - New Dashboard rolling out to everyone & March Games with Gold announced..
by Monkey Man » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:49 pm

Press the "select" button when you're on the mixer tab then press x to remove.

In other news my right bumper broke. Happy retirement to my launch pad.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - New Dashboard rolling out to everyone.
by Squinty » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:40 pm

DarkRula wrote:Sonic Generations... So people can play a good boost game for free now. With a load of new fans sure to be brought on by the movie's success, at least they get to experience one of the last greats of Sonic video game history.




One of the GOAT videogame tracks.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - New Dashboard rolling out to everyone & March Games with Gold announced..
by Buffalo » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:54 am

Monkey Man wrote:Press the "select" button when you're on the mixer tab then press x to remove.

In other news my right bumper broke. Happy retirement to my launch pad.


Figured it out myself but ta bud. Thank strawberry float for that.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - New Dashboard rolling out to everyone & March Games with Gold announced..
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:40 am

Hmmm, i did not boot up my 1X last night, but from the what im hearing it sounds like i have had this update for the past 6 weeks or so? My tabs moved from horizontal to vertical about then anyway. I'm not in any insider program etc. Could this change have been rolled out to plebs like me as well prior to yesterday?

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - New Dashboard rolling out to everyone.
by Pedz » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:18 am

DarkRula wrote:Sonic Generations... So people can play a good boost game for free now. With a load of new fans sure to be brought on by the movie's success, at least they get to experience one of the last greats of Sonic video game history.


Having recently played through Lost World and looking back at SG. I think SG isn't great. Classic Sonic plays wrong and LW is better overall, bar the zeti.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - New Dashboard rolling out to everyone.
by DarkRula » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:30 am

Pedz wrote:
DarkRula wrote:Sonic Generations... So people can play a good boost game for free now. With a load of new fans sure to be brought on by the movie's success, at least they get to experience one of the last greats of Sonic video game history.


Having recently played through Lost World and looking back at SG. I think SG isn't great. Classic Sonic plays wrong and LW is better overall, bar the zeti.


No denying that classic plays wrong (but not as awful as in Forces), but from a boost Sonic perspective everything was better. Maybe I should get back to Lost World to really have a play with it. I think I have too many memories of the 3DS version that I can't recall much with the console version.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - New Dashboard rolling out to everyone & March Games with Gold announced..
by Corazon de Leon » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:20 pm

GwG for March is pretty good. Happy with that.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Batman: The Enemy Within - The Complete Season and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 now free with Gold.
by ITSMILNER » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:32 pm

Question GR!

I don’t use my XBone anymore so I’m thinking of giving it to my mum and dad to use as a streaming box. They will want to use apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, NOW TV and Disney Plus.

Before I go ahead and look at setting this up I just had a few questions

1. Is this a viable option for a streaming system? I was originally going to buy an Apple TV but this would suffice?
2. What is the best media remote to buy them to use it as a media device?
3. Can you set up the dashboard so all these apps appear on the front page as soon as they turn the system on?

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Batman: The Enemy Within - The Complete Season and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 now free with Gold.
by Moggy » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:45 am

ITSMILNER wrote:Question GR!

I don’t use my XBone anymore so I’m thinking of giving it to my mum and dad to use as a streaming box. They will want to use apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, NOW TV and Disney Plus.

Before I go ahead and look at setting this up I just had a few questions

1. Is this a viable option for a streaming system? I was originally going to buy an Apple TV but this would suffice?
2. What is the best media remote to buy them to use it as a media device?
3. Can you set up the dashboard so all these apps appear on the front page as soon as they turn the system on?


I have no idea about the best media remote, but the answer to the other questions is yes.

The apps on the Xbone work well and you can "pin" them to the dashboard so that they are easy to find. They will also appear on the dashboard as the most recently used apps/games.

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