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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 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:57 pm

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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.


Cheers Moggy! I'll have a look at media remotes and see what I find (guessing going for an official one is the best option)

Long Live Switch Squad!
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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 samoza » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:02 pm

I use my One to watch all the Apps inc these and the BBC etc. My wife and kids can use it to so it is pretty straight forward.

I am a writer at Co-optimus - a site dedicated to co-op gaming
http://www.co-optimus.com/
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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 3:39 pm

samoza wrote:I use my One to watch all the Apps inc these and the BBC etc. My wife and kids can use it to so it is pretty straight forward.


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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 samoza » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:34 am

Moggy wrote:
samoza wrote:I use my One to watch all the Apps inc these and the BBC etc. My wife and kids can use it to so it is pretty straight forward.


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Yep. About that level. Any serious barrier to entry and she would not bother. But then again she is an artist and I can hardly even hold a crayon.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero & Sonic Generations now free with Gold.
by jawa4 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:25 pm

Pure Xbox is back! The Eurogamer guys have revived the website to sit alongside their Nintendo Life and Push Square sites.

Click here if you want to take a look. One story is reporting that GAME are gonna sell physical copies of Doom Eternal from tomorrow :o .

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero & Sonic Generations now free with Gold.
by rinks » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:22 pm

In case you miss it in the Bargains thread, Drawful 2 is free at the moment.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero & Sonic Generations now free with Gold.
by jawa4 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:10 pm

The Need for Speed: Payback (download code) for XBO is £4 at Amazon. Fast & Furious.

Titanfall 2: Ultimate Edition (download code) for XBO is £3.75 at Amazon. Totally metal.

The Division 2 (download code) for XBO is £9.99 at CDkeys. Explore CleaningHeavy.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero & Sonic Generations now free with Gold.
by Monkey Man » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:53 pm


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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero & Sonic Generations now free with Gold.
by jawa4 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:10 am

The Official Xbox Magazine has been closed down by Future :shock: .

Apparently the editorial staff have been let go, too - hope they find something else soon. Dang, man. RIP magazines :cry: .

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero & Sonic Generations now free with Gold.
by DarkRula » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:38 am

It was going to happen eventually. It seems the market just cannot support single platform gaming magazines anymore. I have a feeling even OPM might kick the bucket soon, although considering the heavy Playstation bias of the UK, I think that one might be safe.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero & Sonic Generations now free with Gold.
by jawa4 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:48 am

DarkRula wrote:It was going to happen eventually. It seems the market just cannot support single platform gaming magazines anymore. I have a feeling even OPM might kick the bucket soon, although considering the heavy Playstation bias of the UK, I think that one might be safe.

Looking at the circulation figures (OPM sold c18k per issue in 2019, OXM c15k) I'd be surprised if OPM continued for much longer. The official mags are licensed by the manufacturers and, as with Nintendo a few years back, they may decide that the low audience numbers aren't worth it.

It's a real shame as I loved gaming mags but the combination of high pricing (£6 to £7, now), decreased page count and - of course - free news on the internet and social media channels means that they can't really continue in a mainstream commercial sense. The light at the end of the tunnel is that hobbyist / fan editions could rise up; there are a number around already for people who are happy to pay a fiver for a small but fun paper mag.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero & Sonic Generations now free with Gold.
by DarkRula » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:06 pm

Yeah, with those numbers, it does look likely that OPM is soon to go. I guess being licenced means they haven't been able to break out of the usual routine to suit a magazine for a new market (focus more on features rather than reviews and news), so that downfall was sure to happen. In a way, this isn't as bad as with CVG and ONM, since all the websites have been folded into GamesRadar, meaning those communities still have somewhere to be.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero & Sonic Generations now free with Gold.
by more heat than light » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:45 am

April's Games With Gold haven't been announced yet, but Project Cars 2 and Fable Anniversary are now free, so they're the first two games this month. :-)

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Project Cars 2 and Fable Anniversary now free with Gold.
by more heat than light » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:26 pm


jawafour wrote:You definitely have the biggest one, mhtl - it's strawberry-floatin' massive!
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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Project Cars 2 and Fable Anniversary now free with Gold.
by Monkey Man » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:25 pm

Wasteland 3 delayed to 28th August - https://www.fig.co/campaigns/wasteland-3/updates/1198

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by Monkey Man » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:32 pm


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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Project Cars 2 and Fable Anniversary now free with Gold.
by Squinty » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:39 pm

Monkey Man, you are a star. Thanks for the links as always.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Project Cars 2 and Fable Anniversary now free with Gold.
by Garth » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:25 pm

Grabbed a couple of games there - cheers!

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Project Cars 2 and Fable Anniversary now free with Gold.
by DarkRula » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:25 pm

Red Dead 2, GTA San Andreas, and LEGO Jurassic World all bought in the sale, and I'll probably add Bully to that list as well in the next few days. Cracker of a sale.

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PostRe: Xbox Chat - Project Cars 2 and Fable Anniversary now free with Gold. Spring Sale has started.
by Monkey Man » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:16 am

New Features Coming in the (Insiders) April Update


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Simplified Guide Layout

The Guide is the heart of navigation on Xbox One, and we want to deliver an experience that makes it easier to find the features you need during gameplay.

With this week’s update, we’re experimenting with a streamlined user interface incorporating the following changes:

The new default tab order opens Guide with tabs in a left-to-right configuration, the order of which can continue to be customized from the “Profile & system” tab.
Party, messaging, and invites have been combined in the new “Parties & chats” tab, providing one single location to communicate with other players.
Settings, audio, and power options are now located in the “Profile & system” tab on the left side of Guide, as identified by your gamerpic.
Looking for Group can be found in the “People” tab next to the “Find someone” option.
App & system notifications are now grouped under the bell icon with other alerts.

Also updates to My Games and Apps, Mixer Viewing - https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/04/06/ ... il-update/

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