Twitch Has Arrived on the Xbox One

March 10, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


If you’ve been waiting excitedly for the day when you would be able to start broadcasting your Xbox One games to Twitch, you might want to check now. Today, Twitch announced that the Xbox One app update would start going out at around 4 PM Pacific/7 PM Eastern Time.

We weren’t expecting Twitch to arrive until tomorrow, but it looks like it’s here a little early. Everything we’ve heard has suggested it will be an excellent, complete Twitch experience, so we can’t wait to hear the early reports.

Just a quick note of warning, though—if you managed to get an early copy of Titanfall, think twice before you stream it tonight. Twitch’s website warns that anyone who streams Titanfall ahead of 12:01 AM EST could have their account suspended.

Feel free to share your thoughts on how Twitch streaming works on the Xbox One.

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Target delivers some Xbox Ones early – new console details

November 10, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Target has sent out a small number (around 150, we understand) of Xbox One consoles to consumers due to a glitch in its system and Moonlightswami of Twitter was very quick to get an unboxing video up (embedded at the bottom of this post) and also dish out a bunch of other new information about the device.

Rather than make you trawl through pages of discussion, here’s a quick list of what you need to know:

  • A cold boot of the console takes 17 seconds.
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts took 15-20 seconds to load (when installed on the HDD) and around 30 minutes to do the full install (it’s a 49GB game).
  • The day one patch update (which is pretty much required to unlock most of the Xbox One’s functionality) started as soon as it was turned on.
  • The console and power brick are very quiet.
  • Games become playable once they are 50% installed and installation starts as soon as the disc is installed.
  • Using Kinect to control the console is very accurate. Commands do not often need to be repeated (like only if said too quietly).
  • Out of the box music and media apps are: Audio CD player, Hulu, Skype, Blu-Ray Disc, Netflix, Skydrive and NFL.
  • System video options are: 1080p or 720p, HDMI or DVI, Color Depth: 24 30 or 36 Bits per pixel, TV RGB limited or PC RGB full.
  • System audio options are: HDMI: Stereo uncompressed, 5.1 uncompressed, 7.1 uncompressed, DTS digital surround. Optical: Stereo uncompressed, DTS Digital surround.

Moonlightswami was initially banned from Xbox Live for his efforts, but Major Nelson has since weighed in on the issue and said that anyone who receives their console early will only be blocked from accessing Xbox Live until the street date. No one will be permanently banned. Given that it’s not Moonlightswami’s fault the console was delivered early we think this is the only fair option!

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