Tuesday, June 2

New Xbox One System Software Updates in Preview Fix Multiplayer and Party Chat Issues


If you’re a member of the Xbox One preview program and had trouble with the multiplayer of some games or with party chat notifications, help is on the way.
Microsoft released two new patches to the preview version of June’s Xbox One system software update over the past two days.
Below you can read the patch notes for both directly from the private preview forums. It’s worth mentioning that the two updates have been released only for for the testers selected to be part of the first wave, so if you can’t get them, it means you’re in the second:
DETAILS
OS version released: xb_rel_1506.150530-0007
Available: 12:00PM PT 5/31 (1AM GMT 6/2) 
CHANGES
  • A fix for an issue users have reported regarding notifications not working when setting up a party chat session.
DETAILS
OS version released: xb_rel_1506.150531-2200
Available: 6:00PM PT 6/1 (1AM GMT 6/3) 
CHANGES
  • This contains fixes addressing Multiplayer issues : You should no longer have issues starting or joining multiplayer matches with the following titles:
  1. Warriors Orochi 3
  2. Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires
  3. Bladestorm : Nightmare
  4. Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
  5. Zombie Army Trilogy
  6. Happy Wars
  7. Sniper Elite 3
  8. Dragonball Xenoverse
As usual, if you’re not part of the preview program, but would like to be, you can mention it in the comments (including your gamertag), and another reader might be able to send you an invite.
Just remember that this is a beta testing program, so you understand and accept the responsibility for any issues caused to your console, since preview members do it to make the launch of each patch smoother for everyone else, and not just to get a sneak peek on future updates.

Kick Off Your Season of Savings with Amazon’s Summer Games Sale

Though some of the year’s biggest price-slashers like the Steam Summer Sale are nearly upon us, Amazon is kicking off the season of savings thanks to the company’s Summer Games Sale, which has dozens of games available for you to grab on the cheap right now.
Over on Amazon’s page, the Summer Games Sale is currently live with a huge selection of digital titles available at a discount, with games supported across Steam, Origin, Xbox Live, PSN, and other digital platforms getting big discounts for those with some money to burn and games to play.
Amazon’s Summer Games Sale is currently live right now, with a plethora of digital games available on the cheap: click here to start filling up your shopping cart and grab some games for your backlog while the deals are still going on.




Friday, March 13

Microsoft celebrates Pi Day on March 14

Tomorrow is Pi Day. Pi Day is celebrated around the world every year on 3/14, this year however is especially epic because Pi Day falls on 3.14.15. This number sequence corresponds with the first few numbers of Pi, 3.1415. 
In celebration of this extra special day we’re doing a few things to help you celebrate with your fellow Pi enthusiasts!
1. New Digital Gift Cards with the Pi Day theme.

2. Purchase an Xbox Music Pass for $31.41.

Microsoft sells 12 months of access to its streaming and download music service for $99.90, so this price reduction is over 66% less than its normal price. Microsoft says this discount can be used by people who are renewing their subscriptions as well as those folks getting new ones, so those of you who already have an Xbox Music Pass subscription can benefit as well.
3. Train your brain with Einstein Brain Trainer HD for Windows and Windows Phone.

 Did you know that March 14 is also Albert Einstein’s birthday? Now you can train like a true math-lete with Einstein Brain Trainer HD which offers 30 exercises for brain activation. This is a brand new app for Windows Phone and is already available in the Windows Store. Now for a limited time you can purchase these apps at 50% off!