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Xbox gains new features with updated Edge browser

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With its September Xbox update, Microsoft has brought the new, Chromium-based Edge browser to Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One consoles. It supports a keyboard and mouse and will introduce new capabilities like access to Google Stadia, Discord, web apps and more.

Microsoft started testing the Edge update on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S earlier this year, but today it’s coming to everyone. Edge has been the default browser on Xbox One, but not the latest Chromium version that enables features like Google Stadia gameplay. 

It promises a “fast, secure and modern browsing experience right from your console,” Microsoft wrote. It’s nearly identical to the desktop version, with features like vertical tabs, collections and syncing of settings, favorites, history, tabs and more to other signed-in devices. As Reddit users have noted, though, it’s missing extensions — so you won’t be able to use an ad-blocker for now.

With mouse and keyboard support, gamers will find it far easier to use productivity apps. More importantly, you’ll be able to play Google Stadia or Steam PC games with either a mouse and/or the Xbox controller. For now, there’s no microphone support for live chats on Discord or other apps, according to The Verge.  

Microsoft also trumpeted the release of Play Later discovery, but it’s not clear how that differs from the current Play Later features. It also re-announced the arrival of game streaming to PC via Xbox Game Pass cloud or using Xbox Remote Play. The new features are now available to all Xbox consoles. 

Source: https://www.engadget.com/xboxs-latest-update-rolls-out-the-edge-browser-to-all-consoles-114037339.html?src=rss
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Steve Dent

MS Flight Simulator on consoles: Finally, a next-gen game for Xbox Series X/S

  • “Discovery” flights, a brand-new MSFS feature in its console version, begin in mid-air in scenic locales with pre-populated weather and lighting settings. All of them are a visual treat. The following gallery was captured in real-time on Xbox Series X.

When I think of the history of game consoles, I think of flight simulators.

Nintendo in particular has leveraged the “Pilotwings” name not once, not twice, but thrice to show off brand-new tech over various generations. I have long loved that approach. Pilotwings games err on the side of minimal challenge and maximum relaxation, arguably to let players calmly absorb the newest 3D-rendering tricks of each era.

I think about that strategy now because Microsoft Flight Simulator is launching on Xbox Series X/S this week. Since it’s roughly eight months out from those consoles’ launches, it doesn’t count as a “launch” game. But Microsoft Flight Simulator is honestly the first true “next-gen” first-party console game in Xbox’s latest era. Part of that next-gen quality is because this game, unlike other first-party fare, has no “backwards compatibility” path to the older Xbox One family.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/07/ms-flight-simulator-on-consoles-finally-a-next-gen-game-for-xbox-series-x-s/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Sam Machkovech

How to Connect an Xbox Series S/X Controller to Windows

xbox-controller-feature.jpg Microsoft hit another home run with the Xbox Series S/X controller. Some folks might say it’s too similar to the Xbox One’s controller, but we say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And just like the previous generation’s controller, the new one can be used on your Windows 10 PC. If you play any PC games that benefit from a controller over a keyboard and mouse, you’ll want to use your Xbox Series S/X controller, as it is easily one of the best PC controllers available. Related: How to Connect a PS5 Controller to Your PC Connect… Read more14591965.gif

Source: https://tracking.feedpress.com/link/12555/14591965/connect-xbox-series-s-x-controller-windows
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How to Check If the Xbox Network (Xbox Live) Is Down

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If you’re experiencing issues with the Xbox network’s online services, chances are that the service is down. Here’s how to check if the Xbox network (previously known as Xbox Live) is down.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/737715/how-to-check-if-the-xbox-network-xbox-live-is-down/
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Microsoft Flight Simulator is about to get a huge PC performance boost

We already knew that July is going to be a big month for Microsoft Flight Simulator thanks to its incoming launch on Xbox Series X|S, but today we learned that it’ll be even bigger than we initially imagined. Asobo Studio has revealed that it’s shipping new performance optimizations to the PC version of Microsoft Flight Simulator in Sim Update 5, … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/microsoft-flight-simulator-is-about-to-get-a-huge-pc-performance-boost-01680700/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Eric Abent

Xbox One Owners Will Get Next-Gen Games through xCloud

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If you still haven’t been able to buy a new Xbox console, don’t fret. Microsoft quietly announced to Xbox One owners that they’ll soon be able to play Xbox Series X and S games on their console via the cloud. So don’t toss out your old console just yet.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/88260/xbox-one-owners-will-get-next-gen-games-through-xcloud/
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Why You Should Use a Keyboard and Mouse With Your PS5 or Xbox Series X/S

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There are plenty of good reasons to hook up a keyboard and mouse to your next-gen console. Not only do peripherals give you greater precision and flexibility while gaming, they also make entering text and using other apps much less of a chore. It opens up ways of using your games box—to browse the web, for…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/why-you-should-use-a-keyboard-and-mouse-with-your-ps5-o-1846710891
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