Pick Up the Microsoft Xbox One S 2TB for $329
- Author: Essie Rivera Oct 19, 2017,
Oct 19, 2017, 0:11
The big new Xbox One update is finally upon us.
Microsoft's Xbox One S 2TB is a great console to pick up, since it does have a ton of games already available on the platform. All of them are accessible through the Xbox One's Settings.
This includes a new Pin button that holds upwards of 40 pins. In the previous version, sometimes it was hard to find what you were looking for but now with the blocks, you can select content, games or apps whichever you want.
The new software is also smarter about things that happen when you're away from your controller. Game blocks, for example, provide information on updates and recorded GameDVR clips, while friend blocks show their achievement and their GameDVR videos. You'll be able to add games, features and more to your home screen through the new blocks system. It's pretty neat, as Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb explains in this breakdown of the update.
The Guide has also changed for Xbox One gamers, as Microsoft has returned it to a horizontal layout. It's a path to getting into more menus, but I'll take it if it means inputs are zippy and responsive.
Get a head start on Xbox One X (Launch Day Nov 7): Your console setup experience will be quicker for both new users and upgraders. The most powerful console on the market is a big push from Microsoft to reclaim a market that they lost early on in this generation, and only time will tell if it pays off.
You can also use a USB webcam to broadcast yourself alongside your gameplay on Mixer, or to have a 1:1 or group video chat with friends using Skype.
Friend activities, leaderboards, LFG posts, tips and quick links to Game Hubs are also easier to access, and you can now choose dark, light or high-contrast theme options via the Settings page. The update will also let you filter the game library to find just the Enhanced stuff.
This was released after a lot of testing from the insider team. Xbox One console owners can now personalize their #Home Screen better with new options. Moreover, the highly anticipated Xbox One X is scheduled to be launched on November 7.
Xbox Assist can help you when you have a problem.
For those of you who aren't wanting to upgrade to an X, though, the Fall Update will still hopefully be a worthy upgrade.