Xbox One Gets A Makeover

Xbox One November UpdateAs I reported a couple days ago, the Xbox One is getting better, and today is the day!

Major Nelson announced on his blog this morning Microsoft has started rolling out the “new Xbox One experience” for members of its preview program (I am a member). Preview members will see a new user interface Microsoft claims is speedier while navigating when playing games or using Xbox One apps.

The current user interface can, at times, be a pain in the ass to navigate when using a controller, but is very smooth when using voice commands with the Kinect. Most notable about the update, other than the new user interface, is the faster load times for games. Other important changes include moving pinned items to the bottom of your screen and the ability to move between them with the controller’s triggers.

I am excited to try out the new interface, but apparently Microsoft has decided preview members who leave the most feedback get their update quicker than other members. Personally, I feel like this sucks. In the 2+ months I have been a preview member, I have not needed to leave any feedback on the forums simply because I have had no issues.

Either way, once I get the update, I will be sure to post my thoughts and let you know if it is truly better.

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   I am 43-years-old, a hemophiliac, the co-founder of, a blogger at, part-time YouTuber (Geek Out! videocast) and Twitch streamer.
   I'm an old-school gamer, having started playing video games back in 1977 on the Atari 2600 (even managed to place 6th in Jafco's Atari Pac-Man tournament in 1982). I first began abusing games shortly after my best friend introduced me to Quake. By the time Quake II was released, I was addicted.
   After being found, in May 2008, passed out in front of my computer with a mouse cord wrapped around my arm and over 100 flash drives scattered around my body, I sobered up. To help maintain my sobriety, I switched to single player console gaming.
   In my life outside of the Wasteland, yes, I do have one --- wait, that's a lie. I have my Xbox One, Plex media server, high-speed internet, and Dax the Magnificent (my furry four-legged child).

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