Microsoft is kicking off Black Friday sales by discounting several Xbox-enabled games on the Windows 10 Store to 10 cents. The titles on offer include hit games such as Hitman GO, Angry Birds Star Wars, Assassin's Creed Pirates and much more. Non-Xbox enabled games are also on sale. It looks like the discounts are limited to select regions, as the Indian version of the Store still lists full prices of the titles listed below.
In this article, we're rounding up all of the tips, tricks, guides and helpful links relevant to the New Xbox One Experience (NXOE), all in one place.
The NXOE bought sweeping alterations to the way we use our Xbox One consoles. As a result, some functions have been moved, tweaked or even removed entirely. As such, we've also gathered ten quick tips and tricks that'll help you get to grips with the new dashboard.
As always, if there's any functionality in the new OS you're unsure of, hit the comments, and we'll try to help out!
Invite friends to parties in three steps
One of the best things about the NXOE update is the new guide menu, which offers quick access to all of the Xbox One's core functions. The new guide allows you to invite friends to parties far more quickly than the previous dashboard, and you can achieve this in three easy steps:
- Double tap the home button on your controller to open the new guide.
- Navigate to your friends list.
- Hover over the friend you want to invite, and hit X!
In the coming months, Cortana and Kinect will allow you to invite party members by name using voice commands, but until then, this is the fastest method.
While Windows 10 has been officially released for consumers and businesses for a few months now, the server version of the OS, Windows Server 2016, is still in testing. Today, Microsoft released Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4, which adds support for a number of new features:
A few weeks ago, we showed you how you could tie in your Microsoft Band 2 fitness wearable device so it works with the Android and iOS apps for Lose It!. The nutrition and weight loss assistance service has now confirmed it will release an app for Windows Phone users sometime before the end of 2015.
Windows 10 owners will soon get the first in a series of new games to buy and download from the Windows Store. UK-based game developer and publisher Curve Digital will bring many of its titles to Windows 10, with the first, Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones, due on Friday, November 20 for the price of $9.99.
Microsoft sometimes offers special versions of its standard Xbox One Controller with some different color and design schemes. That's certainly the case for the Xbox One Armed Forces Controller. It's now available exclusively at Walmart for $64.99.
Developer Rudy Huyn has released his latest update for his popular third-party Windows Phone Tinder app 6tin. The update brings the version number to 2.9.1 and adds a number of features that have been included in recent Tinder updates.
If you're looking for a deal to put a new SSD in your computer, you won't want to miss out on Amazon's Deal of the Day on a Transcend 512GB drive. Priced at just $132 with free shipping, you can save big today on this solid state drive. Whether you are looking to move to your first SSD, or pick up a larger capacity drive for yourself, this is a great deal.
The Ring Video Doorbell has become a popular way to keep homes safer by adding a connected camera to the standard doorbell. Now the company has launched an official Ring Video Doorbell app for Windows 10 PC users so they can see what's going on outside their house.
Microsoft has sent out an email to Windows Insiders, informing them events are being held on December 2 in London and Manchester. The company wants to thank the Insiders for all they have done in shaping Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile over the past months by letting them be some of the first to get their hands on the newest devices.
Windows 10 IoT Core, the version of Microsoft's latest OS that's made for the "Internet of Things" hardware market, will soon no longer support Intel's Galileo boards. Both the Gen1 and Gen2 versions of those boards will see their Windows 10 IoT support end on November 30.
Activision is about to publish a different kind of multiplayer first-person action game for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. December 1 will see the release of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare for both consoles, after its previous release on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms.
During the Spring of 2014 there were big rumors of a small device. Microsoft's Surface Mini, a "digital notepad," was the highly anticipated star of a "small gathering" scheduled for May 20th.
But alas, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and former Executive Vice President of Microsoft Devices, Stephen Elop, determined that the diminutive Surface didn't offer enough to differentiate it from the competition. They concluded that it wouldn't be a hit. Consequently, the Mini was bowed out of the day's event.
Microsoft has expanded the reach of its image recognition tools to include a glass bottle. In this case, the tools are being used to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the classic bottle that was first created by the Coca-Cola soft drink company.
Accessory maker Pacuwi is offering some big savings on its Bluetooth headphones and portable speaker, dropping the prices down to just $14 and $19 respectively. To get the full savings on the headphones, you'll need to use the coupon code ZS5MDZYR, and for the speaker 3REW5WIC. The headphones are a standard set of sport-style Bluetooth headphones, but they also feature noise cancellation, which is a great thing to have. As for the portable speaker, you can plug a microSD card right into the speaker to play music without pairing to a phone.
Remember, you'll need to use the coupon code ZS5MDZYR to get the full savings on the headphones, and for the speaker you need to use 3REW5WIC.
Roccat has launched a new Kova gaming mouse, and you can purchase it today in Europe for €60. Should you reside in the US, the company will release the new peripheral in early December. The new Kova comes with a sleek design that's suitable for both lefties and right-handers. if you're into some gaming, you'll definitely appreciate some of the features the Kova sports.