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Submitted by Abriael 94d ago | news

Xbox One June Update Beta Rolling Out Now; Patch Notes and External Storage FAQ Released

The preview beta for the Xbox One June software is now being rolled out to those that have applied for testing, and Microsoft released the patch notes and an extensive FAQ about external storage on the private preview forums. (Xbox One)

XiSasukeUchiha  +   94d ago
Xbox 1 just keeping better with ever little step!
The_Infected  +   94d ago
Well I'd hope it wouldn't get worse. Lol
MorePowerOfGreen  +   94d ago
Agreed. It's making progress at an unheard of speed though.

Just finished the update. I'm getting that xbox 360 feeling, finally.
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tokugawa  +   94d ago
god i hate giving dualshockers hits
user1439414  +   94d ago
I have to give credit to Microsoft here, I know its only a very very small thing they are doing but in the end at least its something. XoXoXo
JasonKCK  +   94d ago
How is pretty much unlimited storage a small thing?

Oh wait! clicked on your name, that explains everything. This is your attempt at downplay and damage control. I get it.
BakPAin  +   94d ago
Whats up with the hugs and kisses? Thats some girly shit right there.

If your a female disregard and apologies.
FanboyKilla  +   94d ago
A small thing? I have both systems, and in terms of software, online, and amongst other things, xone is years ahead of ps4. I mean with every update xone is seperating itself further and further away from ps4. While ps4 waits to see what xone does so they can tack it on. Lol meanwhile sony (firmware 2.08976543214.4579 is coming) still waiting. Oh thanks for giving me a video edit like xone had since launch. Even though i see no where to watch them, i mean other players vids. Why would i go to facebook to watch game videos? Years behind my friend.
BX81  +   94d ago
Someone is playing nice now to build them bubbles up.
psyxon  +   94d ago
Uh, what?
BX81  +   94d ago
@ psyxon
It was a jk directed toward xisasuke, because he has one bubble.
No_Limit  +   94d ago
@XiSasukeUchiha,

Agreed, glad you have finally jump in!
colonel179  +   94d ago
Now I completely agree with you Sasuke! (See, you do write good comments!)

I have been a PlayStation supporter for a long time, but I am loving how Xbox One is getting constant updates to make it better every time. For I can see, is that the updates are monthly and full of features.

Sony needs to improve the PS4 ASAP. They take their time, and I said it time and time again, that they like to be secretive and don't listen to fans when it comes to features. That was the only thing I hated about the PS3, and I suppose it's going to be one thing to hate about the PS4.

I really wish Sony was doing the same as Microsoft. They have done like 5 updates since release, while PS fans keep waiting for requested and MISSING features.
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BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   94d ago
I love my X1!!! Idgf what a hater got to say! Going all digital from this point on!
tgunzz  +   94d ago
Haha! Kudos to you....
zeuanimals  +   94d ago
Lucky. Data caps for me so I can only download so much before I get charged.
ylwzx3  +   94d ago
This is exactly why caps is a negative thing. In the end it is going to hurt companies selling products.
DJustinUNCHAIND  +   94d ago
Way to do your part in helping the developers and the environment!
Volkama  +   94d ago
I'm all digital myself, but at the same time I can't stomach the digital prices so I end up just not buying anything :(

I'll probably pick up both freebies next month though, and I'll pay up the stupid prices when some good games come out (that I can't get cheaper on PC).
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shinrock  +   94d ago
This what i've been waiting for. I haven't brought a disk sence i got myX1.
Infamazdre  +   94d ago
I'm half and half I still like the physical media but at the same time it's so nice not having to put a disc in and just switch between games..I thinking about going all digital but idk man
Harmy666  +   94d ago
I bought all he launch games on disc, but after that, I'm digital all the way! Even though I do love my physical copies!
BallsEye  +   94d ago
Another update?? Damn!!! I just can't keep up with the updates! Awesome! What's best is that it's not just bug fixes but new features all the time :)
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   94d ago
Just got my XB1 y'all ! I'm glad I'm a multi plat gamer. PS4 and XB1 FTW. The only negatives I have about the XB1 so far is the controller isn't as comfty as the Dualshock 4 and the install times for games. Other than that its a really cool console. Kinect is really really impressive so far. Can't wait for E3 !
tuglu_pati  +   94d ago
I prefer the Xbox One controller better than the PS4. Although i like the PS4 controller very much, I just think the XBO controller feels better in my hands.
BX81  +   94d ago
Yeah I like the xb1 controller better but the dualshock 4 is way better than the ps3 controller imo.
towelie1288  +   94d ago
I agree I prefer the X1 controller aswell
But the DS4 is way letter than the DS3
Tempest317  +   94d ago
I really dont like the x1 controller tbh...the triggers and thumbsticks dont have enough resistance, too easy to push/pull too far. The haptic feedback is nice for some peoplim sure, but the triggers almost never vibrate by themselves, theyre vibrating when the entire controller is vibrating, which means the triggers tiny little motors are totally overshadowed by the primary motors. The DS4 honestly is the best controller design ever. The triggers are perfect, thumbsticks are nice and tight. Feels amazing imo. X1 is a good controller, ds4 is great.
IVanSpinal  +   94d ago
You need to play like 20 hours,
best controller
Volkama  +   94d ago
But the best controllers feel good immediately...

I'd say both next-gen consoles have great controllers. The 360 controller is still very good as well, I have no issues at all going back to it (for PC games).
BakPAin  +   94d ago
Congrats Sayain, XB1 is my next purchase to put next to PS4 aswell. Glad your your enjoying it.
ITPython  +   94d ago
Why would you buy an XB1 now? You could have waited a few weeks and gotten it $100 cheaper.
marlinfan10  +   94d ago
the xbox with kienct is a better choice
ITPython  +   93d ago
Why? Are voice commands really worth $100? And can't the XB1 use a headset for voice commands like the PS4 can?
ThatOneGuyThere  +   94d ago
wait, is the xbox still limited to only external drives? or is the internal drive finally upgrade-able?
marlinfan10  +   94d ago
Xbox one has external, ps4s internal
HugoDrax  +   94d ago
XB1:
Internal: 500 GB
External: 16TB Max

PS4:
Internal: 2 TB Max, until 2.5" HDD larger than 2TB become available.
External: Currently not an option

I only have the stock 500GB HDD in my XB1 and PS4. I've purchased majority of my XB1 games digitally, and currently have only 68.8GB available for my XB1.

I still have approximately 350GB available for my PS4. Stick it to the man, RESOGUN, second son, and mercenary kings are the only games installed.
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Mustang300C2012  +   94d ago
Actually the size limit if you even want to call it that is 32.5TB
sic_chops  +   94d ago
Not upgradable.
lonelygoner  +   94d ago
u can actually upgrade the internal but it voids your warranty
JasonKCK  +   94d ago
Why would anyone care about the internal drive when the external option is easier?
ThatOneGuyThere  +   92d ago
are....are you serious right now?
JasonKCK  +   91d ago
So you're saying that an internal drive is easier than a USB plug in play external?

Just stop before you embarrass yourself.
shinrock  +   94d ago
You can hook up to 2 hdd.
Volkama  +   94d ago
Storage limits are one thing, but what I'm more interested in is drive speed. The consoles both come with woefully inadequate 5400rpm SATA2 drives, and games simply take too long to load for my tastes.

The PS4 APU supports SATA3, but general consesus seems to be that the PS4 chipset is SATA2 only so peaks at 3gb/s transfer. There does not seem to be any official word from Sony on the spec (which usually indicates it the lesser option). There is still room for significant improvement by whacking a faster drive in there, with SSD (and hybrid) drives a good option.

USB3 peaks at 5gb/s, but I do not know if there are any other access time drawbacks that would make it inferior to even Sata2. Hopefully there will be some big gains available with a fast external drive.

It'll be interesting to see if a good external drive can significantly cut down load times on a game like Forza 5.
ThatOneGuyThere  +   92d ago
I threw a 500gb 7200rpm drive in my 60gig ps3 and it ran great. still does. so, what ive gathered, is that:

xb1: upgrading the internal HDD voids the warranty, and its kind of hard to do. This FORCES customers to buy an external HDD (which i gather isnt going to make anything load faster, just add more space)

PS4: lets you do whatever you want while not voiding the warranty.

So stupid, MS. I thought for sure they had improved this gen. Thats a pretty important feature.
mrpsychoticstalker  +   94d ago
*dies of excitement*

Good job Microsoft!
Simmo3D  +   94d ago
I'm waiting for my update to hit. Lots of great features in this one. Microsoft is doing an AMAZING job with the constant stream of great stuff being added. I have my 2TB drive hooked up and ready to rock n roll. I had to delete a whole bunch of stuff to fit Wolfenstein on my drive, plus Watch Dogs just around the corner. All digital for me this gen baby!
xxLuckyStrike  +   94d ago
Can someone send me an invite to the beta.. Gamertag is xxLuckyStrike
lemoncake  +   94d ago
Great update, the x1 now has the ultimate storage solution! Hope they keep going at this pace with future updates.
Slick81  +   94d ago
Now please fix controllers xbox I'm tired of the x1. Controller compressing in my hands
Dudebro90  +   94d ago
Compressing in your hand? What does that even mean?
BakPAin  +   94d ago
Lol...I was thinking same thing, sounds painful.
Volkama  +   94d ago
I assume he has just hit puberty and/or experienced some intense emotional trauma so some kind of mutant power is manifesting, and he is struggling to control his new-found super strength.

I may watch too many movies though.
Nuk  +   94d ago
That is like the lowest resolution thumbnail for this article i've ever seen on this site lol.
kewlkat007  +   94d ago
Just goggled about the Betas..

Can we have background themes and music?
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BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   94d ago
How great would it be if MS let us play our XBLA games on X1?! And give me a media server app then I'm all set! I own all next gen consoles but I gotta say when it comes to firmware updates MS is the king hands down.
WinterSoldier   94d ago | Spam
Simmo3D  +   94d ago
I'll send you an invite WinterSoldier.
I'm guessing that is your gamertag?
stamps79  +   94d ago
Would you mind sending me an invite as well? :)

My username here is the same as my gamer tag
battletrax  +   94d ago
Please send me a beta invite too, thanks.

my gamertag is underoath242
Simmo3D  +   94d ago
OK I just added you both. Give it a few days and you will receive a code from Microsoft.
WinterSoldier  +   94d ago
No its Slvrgun!

I just PMd you!

Thanks!
Krypto_Joe  +   93d ago
Can you send me an invite please? Gamertag is Krypto Joe.
stamps79  +   94d ago
I wish I was part of the beta program, I would love to transfer my Wolfenstein and soon to be purchased copy of Watch Dogs to it.
wicked  +   94d ago
get a friend to invite you in
battletrax  +   94d ago
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KillerByte23  +   94d ago
Apperently it also includes a new look store
http://i.imgur.com/hchyByQ....
xxLuckyStrike  +   94d ago
I love my X1 an the external HD support is good news. But save it MS talk to me when MP3, MP4,h264 AVI Mpeg WMV ect, are supported, shared. I loved my PS3 for making this so easy to transfer media from my phone.
HugoDrax  +   94d ago
They already have saved you. Upload those files to your ONEDRIVE....

1) Upload movie file to onedrive account.
2) Open ONEDRIVE app on XBOXONE, iOS, Windows PC, Windows Phone.
3) Enjoy your MP4, h264, AVI, MPEG, WMV directly from either device.

You don't believe it's possible? Enjoy BLOODSPORT/1080p/MP4 directly from my ONEDRIVE account....:-)

https://onedrive.live.com/?...
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xxLuckyStrike  +   93d ago
Nice now if only my upload speed wasn't clocked at a blazing 0.82 Right now I can only dream in hopes of USB support and x1 recognizing my windows 8 phone
shamon  +   93d ago
huge thanks im uploading alot of movies ask we speak
wicked  +   94d ago
I use playto on my phone or tablet to watch these formats on my XB1, But it is a shame the XB1 can't just see my media server
Crillvirus81  +   94d ago
I'll help ya out ill invite everyone that adds me..my gamer tag is crill virus I have a pic of mega man as my gamer pic on live ..
PAYNEinc85  +   94d ago
Can the internal HDD be replaced? If so I'll wait until my warranty runs out and do that. I dont like the thoughts of having an external hanging out the back or sitting on top of the system. I prefer the clean look.
FayZ_  +   93d ago
still waiting for the 1080p-900p games like ps4, 792p is not enough!

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