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Help Make Xbox More Accessible with New Idea Drive

Following the introduction of the Xbox Adaptive Controller and in honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the Xbox Insider Team wants to hear from you about how Xbox can create even more inclusive products and services. Towards that goal, we’ll be running an Idea Drive on the new Xbox Ideas site dedicated to ease of access across Xbox. Our hope is that the user-supported voting and ability to submit your suggestions through Xbox Ideas will allow for greater collaboration between Team Xbox and the community. We’re doubling down on the commitment to building a more inclusive Xbox, and it’s our hope that you’re just as excited to participate. We’ll be running this Idea Drive... Read more: Help Make Xbox More Accessible with New Idea Drive

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Introducing Xbox Ideas, Driven by You

Hello Insiders! Those of you who have been following the blog for the last few months will recognize me from previous posts about Xbox Feedback, our site dedicated to using your suggestions to direct new features and updates based on your ideas. Today I’m here to announce that Xbox Feedback is improving and moving: Xbox Feedback is now Xbox Ideas! If you’ve already been to the new Xbox Ideas site, you might notice that the site feels familiar. We’re continuing to use the UserVoice platform to collect your ideas, but—in order to maximize the impact of your suggestions—we are changing how you submit your ideas by introducing the concept of Idea Drives. What is an Idea Drive? An... Read more: Introducing Xbox Ideas, Driven by You

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Hardware & Accessories Updated in the Xbox Store!

Xbox One Update Preview participants can now access a new dedicated Hardware page and full search support for hardware and accessories in the Xbox Store! This page makes it easier to discover the hottest new hardware and accessories available for Xbox. Consoles, controllers, and all Xbox accessories have been grouped together to provide a more intuitive way to shop for Xbox hardware, including the ability to create your own custom controller with Xbox Design Lab. Already know what you’re looking for or have a general idea? Xbox Store search will now allow you to search the Microsoft catalog for all hardware and accessories. Support for hardware and accessories in search opens up the... Read more: Hardware & Accessories Updated in the Xbox Store!

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Xbox Insider Community Spotlight: Scratch

For this month's Xbox Insider Community Spotlight we caught up with Scratch who is an Xbox Ambassador, Xbox MVP, and avid Xbox Insider. In addition, Scratch has been active on the new r/xboxinsiders subreddit as a moderator. BH (BroHammersley): Welcome Scratch! Thanks so much for chatting with us and for being an Xbox Insider! Can you tell us a little about your journey to become an Xbox Ambassador, Xbox MVP, and moderator of r/xboxinsiders?  Scratch (aka_Scratch): This is always a tough question for me. It’s one of those things that just sort of happened. I came to the official Xbox.com forums in November of 2005, started posting there regularly, and ended up becoming a moderator.... Read more: Xbox Insider Community Spotlight: Scratch

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New Preview Delta and Omega 1805 System Update – 5/13/18

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Delta and Omega Rings will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1805.180510-1632). Read on for more about the New features, fixes and known issues in the latest system update. New Features:   The following new features are active in this build:  120Hz – Support for More Video Output Options In this build Gamers with monitors and televisions that support a 120Hz refresh rate can now turn on 120Hz support for 1080p and 1440p output resolutions on Xbox One S and Xbox One X. This high refresh rate option means you can now take full advantage of displays with 120Hz capabilities. High refresh rate... Read more: New Preview Delta and Omega 1805 System Update – 5/13/18

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New Preview Beta 1805 System Update – 5/12/18

Starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1805.180510-1632). Read on for more about the  fixes and known issues in the latest system update. Fixes:   Localization Various localization issues fixed in this build.  Messages Fixed an issue in which some users were unable to read any Xbox Live messages.  System Performance Misc. performance fixes in the platform.   Known Issues:   Pi-hole Pi-hole users may encounter issues signing in, creating, or recovering accounts upon downloading the 1804 update. This is due to a new configuration file which is... Read more: New Preview Beta 1805 System Update – 5/12/18

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New Preview Alpha 1805 System Update – 5/12/18

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1805.180510-1632). Read on for more about the  fixes and known issues in the latest system update. Fixes:   Localization Various localization issues fixed in this build.  Messages Fixed an issue in which some users were unable to read any Xbox Live messages.  System Performance Misc. performance fixes in the platform.   Known Issues:   Groups (For Preview Alpha users) Preview Alpha users thanks for your feedback on Groups we are not expanding the feature to more users in Alpha today based on the feedback.... Read more: New Preview Alpha 1805 System Update – 5/12/18

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New Preview Alpha and Beta 1805 System Update – 5/11/18

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha and Beta Rings will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1805.180509-1920). Read on for more about the  fixes and known issues in the latest system update. Fixes:   Audio Fixes with the audio subsystem to resolve lack of audio with Denon, Marantz receivers and the LG SJ9 soundbar. Game Chat We have stability fixes for Game Chat audio. Matchmaking We have resolved the issue that some titles (Halo MCC, Halo 5, EA Sports titles as an example) were failing in matchmaking. My Games and Apps  We have resolved text overlapping the progress bar in My Games and Apps when... Read more: New Preview Alpha and Beta 1805 System Update – 5/11/18

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New Preview Alpha 1805 System Update – 5/10/18

Starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1805.180507-1920). Read on for more about the new features,  fixes and known issues in the latest system update.   New Features:   Group Your Games and Apps In this build we are continuing the expansion of the Groups feature for the Preview Alpha ring.  We will roll-out this feature to all the Alpha users over the next few days so please be patient as we enable this feature in a controlled manner to watch the service and feature load. With Groups, you can create multiple collections of content made up of anything from within My games &... Read more: New Preview Alpha 1805 System Update – 5/10/18

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New Preview Beta 1805 System Update – 5/10/18

Starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview BETA Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1805.180506-1920). Read on for more about the new features,  fixes and known issues in the latest system update.   New Features:   Improved Family Settings Xbox One is also helping parents keep their family safe with updates to family settings. We’ve added a new family settings page where parents can easily find and manage all family settings on Xbox One. Parents will easily be able to tell which family and content settings are set up and configured. Important setting that are turned off or require attention will be flagged as well. Some... Read more: New Preview Beta 1805 System Update – 5/10/18

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Meet Catarina from the Xbox Live Social Team

A few months ago, we introduced you to the Xbox Insider Team's very own Brad Rossetti, and today we're catching up with another member of Team Xbox! This time around, we chatted with Catarina from the Xbox Live Social team. In addition to being a talent when it comes to Gears of War,  Catarina is one of the program managers responsible for bringing the Discord Linking feature to the May update for Xbox One, which is now in Preview. What is your role within Team Xbox, and how long have you held your current position? I am a Program Manager in the Xbox Live Social team, for exactly 1 year now – I am responsible for some Xbox Live services and feature areas like Presence, Account... Read more: Meet Catarina from the Xbox Live Social Team

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New Preview Alpha 1805 System Update – 5/9/18

Starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1805.180506-1920). Read on for more about the new features,  fixes and known issues in the latest system update.   New Features:   Group Your Games and Apps In this build we are enabling for the Preview Alpha ring the Groups feature.  We will roll-out this feature to all the Alpha users over the next few days so please be patient as we enable this feature in a controlled manner to watch the service and feature load. With Groups, you can create multiple collections of content made up of anything from within My games & apps. You can also... Read more: New Preview Alpha 1805 System Update – 5/9/18

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Updates to Xbox Insider Hub Include New Registration Error Messages

We try to make enrolling for Xbox Insider content as seamless as possible, but occasionally, issues may still occur. Up until now, it been tough to know exactly what’s going on with your registration after clicking the "Join" button, especially when things seem to take longer than usual. To help address this, we’ve introduced some new error messages in the Xbox Insider Hub as well as a few options should your registration fail. You'll find an example of one such message above, as well as a description of the others below: Limited Capacity Some game and app playtests have only a limited number of slots available. This has always been the case, but now, we'll let you know when a... Read more: Updates to Xbox Insider Hub Include New Registration Error Messages

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New Preview Beta 1805 System Update – 5/8/18

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1805.180504-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest system update.   Fixes:   Audio We have fixed the issue with users encountering a loss of Audio playing Final Fantasy XV.  Apps We have fixed additional launch and activation issues in certain apps. Display 120Hz We have fixed issues in which certain users could not select 120Hz on certain displays when color depth was set to anything but 8-bit. Games We have fixed stability issues in the network configuration that resulted in certain... Read more: New Preview Beta 1805 System Update – 5/8/18

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New Preview Alpha 1805 System Update – 5/7/18

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1805.180504-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest system update.   Fixes:   Audio We have fixed the issue with users encountering a loss of Audio playing Final Fantasy XV.  Apps We have fixed additional launch and activation issues in certain apps. Display 120Hz We have fixed issues in which certain users could not select 120Hz on certain displays when color depth was set to anything but 8-bit. Games We have fixed stability issues in the network configuration that resulted in certain... Read more: New Preview Alpha 1805 System Update – 5/7/18

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New Preview Beta 1805 System Update – 5/4/18

Starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview BETA Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1805.180430-1920). Read on for more about the New Features, fixes and known issues in the latest system update. New Features: The following new features are active in this build: 120Hz – Support for More Video Output Options In this build Gamers with monitors and televisions that support a 120Hz refresh rate can now turn on 120Hz support for 1080p and 1440p output resolutions on Xbox One S and Xbox One X. This high refresh rate option means you can now take full advantage of displays with 120Hz capabilities. High refresh rate support can provide a... Read more: New Preview Beta 1805 System Update – 5/4/18

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New Preview Alpha 1805 System Update – 5/3/18

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1805.180430-1920). Read on for more about the New Features, fixes and known issues in the latest system update. New Features:   The following new features are active in this build: 120Hz – Support for More Video Output Options In this build Gamers with monitors and televisions that support a 120Hz refresh rate can now turn on 120Hz support for 1080p and 1440p output resolutions on Xbox One S and Xbox One X. This high refresh rate option means you can now take full advantage of displays with 120Hz capabilities. High refresh rate support can... Read more: New Preview Alpha 1805 System Update – 5/3/18

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You Asked, We Listened: More Xbox Insider Hub Content in More Languages

Hello, Xbox Insiders! Team Xbox is dedicated to bringing quality experiences to each and every member of the Xbox community, both on Xbox Live and elsewhere. With that in mind, we’ve recently started offering more content translated for a broader range of languages in the Xbox Insider Hub. This effort is a direct response to feedback received from many of you in non-English-speaking regions who were looking to provide more feedback on new features, games and more as an Xbox Insider. If you’re a member of the Xbox Insider Program and have been using your Xbox One in a language other than English recently, then you’ve likely noticed some of the changes we’re talking about. Nearly... Read more: You Asked, We Listened: More Xbox Insider Hub Content in More Languages

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The Xbox Insider community is moving–join us at r/xboxinsiders!

Hey Insiders, we’ve got some exciting news to share! Over the last several years, many of you have been active in the Xbox Preview forums, sharing your ideas, asking questions, and helping Insiders from around the globe.  The Xbox Insider Teams wants to thank you for your years of participation and discussion. Soon, the Preview Forums will be changing, but that doesn’t mean we’re stopping the discussion. Starting today, we’re moving the conversation over to Reddit.  Please join us at https://reddit.com/r/xboxinsiders, where we will continue our Insiders-helping-Insiders approach to community-building and listening.  If you have questions, feedback or are curious about the... Read more: The Xbox Insider community is moving–join us at r/xboxinsiders!

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Meet the Developers of Super Mega Baseball 2!

Over the last month select Xbox Insiders have participated in the Super Mega Baseball 2 Closed Beta through the Xbox Insider Program. We caught up with developers Metalhead Software to chat about their studio, the inspiration behind their game, and how feedback from Xbox Insiders and the Super Mega Baseball community has shaped Super Mega Baseball 2. BH (BroHammersley): Thanks so much for chatting with us! Super Mega Baseball 2 released today on Xbox One, how did Metalhead Software come together as a studio, and what inspired you to create Super Mega Baseball? SD (Scott Drader, Co-Founder--Metalhead Software): In 2008 I got together with my friend and colleague Christian Zuger for a... Read more: Meet the Developers of Super Mega Baseball 2!

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Defiance 2050 Xbox One Closed Beta

The Xbox One Defiance 2050 Closed Beta kicks off April 27th – April 29th and select Xbox Insiders have been chosen to participate! Defiance 2050 is a free to play, futuristic shooter in a massive post-apocalyptic sci-fi world loaded with alien ark technology. Form a squad with allies, engage in epic co-op events, and complete compelling story missions together as you fight on. Selected Xbox Insiders can download Defiance 2050 now and get ready to play on April 27. To see if you’ve been selected, please follow the steps below. 1. Sign in and launch the Xbox Insider Hub on Xbox One. 2. Navigate to Insider content. 3. Under Games, look for Defiance 2050 Closed Beta. If the... Read more: Defiance 2050 Xbox One Closed Beta

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