Details About Twitch on Xbox One

February 25, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment

Well, Twitch integration is finally coming to the Xbox One, and it promises to be a great experience. Microsoft has released a lot of details, so let’s break it down and take a look at how Twitch will work on the Xbox One.

First, there are at least two Twitch features you can’t use on the PS4. The current Xbox One Twitch app allows you to watch streams from any game system, while Twitch on the PS4 only allows you to watch other PS4 games. When the app is updated on March 11 to allow you to broadcast your own games, you will also be able to archive live feeds straight from the console, which you can’t do on the PS4.

The Xbox One is implementing a lot of other Twitch features, as well. It will allow you to include picture-in-picture video feeds and audio commentary, which you can set up options for when you begin and turn on or off at will. You can also see users’ Gamercards, alert your friends of your livestream updates, and set notifications for when specific users begin streams. While streaming, you can turn comments on or off and choose whether or not to have the streaming controls snapped to the right of the screen.

Of course, if you enjoy the Kinect’s voice commands, you can access Twitch by simply saying, “Xbox, broadcast.” If you don’t want to use the Kinect, you will have to press the Home button while in the game you plan to broadcast, open Snap, choose Twitch, and then return to your game.

If you go to the Dashboard during a stream, Twitch will pause and wait for you to return. However, your broadcast will end if you try to start up any media other than a game.

There is a lot of good stuff here, and although it still isn’t advanced as using Twitch from a PC, it’s definitely a step in that direction. So, let us know—does this sound like something you would want to use?

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Fake Xbox One backwards compatibility guide

December 8, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment

DO NOT follow the instructions below. We think they first appeared on 4Chan as a way to enable backwards compatibility for the Xbox One. In fact what they’ll do is simply put your Xbox One into an infinite cycle of reboots. Not cool!


The steps, which involve enabling development mode on the Xbox One, were originally posted as a way to enable backwards compatibility for the X1 (a feature left out, but that could arrive in years to come courtesy of the Xbox One cloud).

Instead all they’ll do is most likely brick your console. So we repeat, if you see them posted anywhere (even with other people saying it works) do not believe it! There is no way to enable backwards compatibility for the Xbox One and what’s more, playing around with things like development mode will only lead to tears if you don’t know what you’re doing!

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How to update your Playstation 4 the safe way

November 14, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Follow the steps below when updating the software on your Playstation 4 and you can help minimize the risk of bricking the console.

Step 1

Download both the backup software and the 1.50 update itself from Sony:

Step 2

Take a blank USB drive and create a folder called “PS4”. Put the first 800MB file in there.

Step 3

Create a sub-folder under the “PS4” folder called “UPDATE” (yes, all caps) and put the 300MB file in there.

Step 4

When you first get your new PS4 you should update the software straight away. Under no circumstances should you turn off the PS4 or unplug it while the update is taking place.

Step 5

Finally, after that you can activate your account and proceed through the network setup etc.

Step 6

Time to start playing!

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