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Xbox One August update arriving now

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xbox-one-logo-wallpaperThe latest round of features for the Xbox One has arrived in a very social update. A new activity feed features more content, is longer and will allow friends to “like” and comment on items. Users can share video clips publicly or privately. Those that don’t want all this interaction don’t worry, you can turn off notifications. The activity feed will also show you how long it’s been since friends were online.

Xbox Live’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb said one of the most requested features was the ability to purchase games and game add-ons remotely. Now players can pick games up through SmartGlass or Xbox.com. If your console is set to update automatically, it will begin downloading the game no matter where you are. Movie buffs will enjoy the 3D Blu-Ray functionality just added in this update. Another feature coming from fan feedback is low battery notification. Nothing ruins a game like getting killed because your controller suddenly cut out. Now you’ll get a warning about that.

Major Nelson said Microsoft isn’t done yet. At Gamescom 2014, it unveiled some new features coming in future updates. The party system was one of the major complaints at launch. Microsoft has been tweaking it ever since. The new party will include quicker execution and a party leader that can make it invite only. Much of this sounds exactly like the way things were handled on Xbox 360. That system wasn’t broken.

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