October Xbox One System Update Reintroduces Game Recording And Snap Centre Improvements [VIDEO]

By Steve Buja , Updated Sep 09, 2014 09:08 AM EDT
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Xbox One is bringing you a Halloween treat next month. The upcoming system update to the consoles brings in some of its predecessor's good ideas. 

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The Snap Centre, which allows players to customize their Windows 8-esque interface, has gotten easier to navigate. Players can quickly switch back and forth between your current game and the Snap Centre main menu with just a double-click of the Xbox menu button.

Chat functionality has been improved. You can once again scroll back up on conversations, in case you ever forget what you and your friends are talking about.

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When inside the Snap Centre, you can instantly switch between your messages, check on downloads, battery life and other functions without having to first head all the way back to the Dashboard. The Xbox One interface can get a little 'list' heavy, and can overwhelm. Any action Microsoft can make to reduce the amount of steps to hop from one thing to another is fine by me.

Additionally, what's the point of even getting a 360 No Scope kill if you can't show of your mad skills to the world? The update also brings the ability to record up to the last 30 seconds of playtime of any game. This function, found in a much larger form with the Kinect, was brought in to accomodate the wealth of Xbox One that will be going Kinect-less in the future.

If you have a home network, you'll be able to live stream your own music to the Xbox One at last. Also, .mkv files are now ready to be processed and shown on the console.

As always, Major Nelson was here to discuss the upcoming content additions. Watch the video below!

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