Xbox One getting system updates in February and March

Microsoft has two updates planned for Xbox One, one in February and another in March.

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The next Xbox One system update is coming on February 11th. It'll include lots of "behind the scenes updates" for developers building apps and games, but it'll also include some new features that'll benefit you. For example, Kinect voice commands have been focused on so that they will be "more fluid and responsive."

In addition, you'll be able to see and manage your storage space. Before, content simply installed on your hard drive, with no way of knowing how much space was left on the system. There's also a new battery indicator, so you can see how much life is left in your controller. You'll also be able to use a USB keyboard with Xbox One.

Another update is planned for March 4th. This update is specifically geared for Titanfall and will improve party and multiplayer features on the console. And while this update is conveniently timed a week before Microsoft's big exclusive, it'll undoubtedly help other games down the line.

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    February 5, 2014 6:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Xbox One getting system updates in February and March.

    Microsoft has two updates planned for Xbox One, one in February and another in March.

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      February 5, 2014 6:06 AM

      Glad we are starting to see some of the details for these upcoming updates. I am actually curious to see the Kinect improvements because it is already really decent for me. The only two issues I really have is "Xbox On" not working well and for some reason whenever I say "Watch Nick" it hears it as "Watch BET".

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        February 5, 2014 6:36 AM

        It probably decided you're a jive turkey fool and needed to force you to correct your ways.

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        February 5, 2014 6:37 AM

        hand controls are fucking useless for me. Half the time it doesn't detect my face. Otherwise the voice controls are awesome.

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          February 5, 2014 6:40 AM

          The face recognition works really well for me. The other day my wife turned the Xbox on to watch TV and when I walked in the room it logged me in as I was passing by.

          The hand stuff in the interface is pretty useless though. I also hate how it sometimes thinks we want to do hand gestures while watching a movie .

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            February 5, 2014 7:17 AM

            Yeah, it works like that for me too.

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            February 5, 2014 9:11 AM

            Sadly casually walking through the room looking away from the camera works better than me standing in front of it waving my hands, and I wish I was exaggerating. The weird thing with their sign in procedures and voice commands is the 'I wasn't recognized' you can go through all of it through the voice, except the last step, 'That's me'. go figure.

            I wonder if this will fix me having to unplug it once a week too, as it gets utterly stuck in a confused state, and only unplugging it fixes it (if you can get it to do a full reboot by holding in the power button will work, but sometimes the stat it is in won't allow it)

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          February 5, 2014 10:18 AM

          even if the hand controls worked reliably you would not want to use them from a UX perspective, Minority Report this is not

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          February 5, 2014 10:41 AM

          my cat is always triggering the hand controls.i wish i could disable them

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        February 5, 2014 6:46 AM

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      February 5, 2014 6:49 AM

      For the love of god, please at least slightly improve kinect audio accuracy. If I repeat 'XBOX ON' one more time, I'm gonna disconnect the thing.

      Also when we're watching TV this little menu bar randomly pops up on the bottom of the screen because the kinect thinks we're reaching up our hands to do gestures but we aren't.

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