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What You Need to Know Before Buying the Xbox One X February 8, 2018

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If you’re an Xbox One owner who bought a brand-new 4KTV and are interested in upgrading to the Xbox One X console, you’re in good company. Here’s some information current Xbox One owners should know before making the upgrade to the Xbox One X.

  • The Xbox One X does not support the Kinect. It does not have a Kinect port in its rear nor does the Xbox One X include a Kinect-to-USB adapter in its package. Microsoft is no longer making Xbox One Kinect/USB adapters, and since all Kinect adapters they did make have either sold out or been given away, it is very unlikely you’ll ever be able to use the Kinect with the Xbox One X.
  • You still need access to a high-speed internet connection to activate the Xbox One X and install the most recent system update. Once the initial setup process concludes, you do not need to remain online to play disc-based games.
  • The Xbox One X package does not come bundled with a microphone-equipped chat headset. You’ll have to pay an extra $25 dollars for one if you don’t already have one.
  • Not all games have their 4K content included on disc, older games may require patches to support the Xbox One X. Your console will install 4K updates automatically from the internet when applicable.
  • If you already use an external Hard Drive, you can use that drive on the Xbox One X, provided you are using the same Xbox Live account on both consoles.
  • If you don’t use an external Hard Drive, you can transfer the data from your old Xbox One console to the Xbox One X. Microsoft recommends enabling a new feature in your original console’s settings menu called “prepare for 4K”. This will download the 4K Xbox One X patches to your original console before doing the data transfer. You won’t be able to make use of the 4K patches on your original console, but it should save you some time downloading the content on your new console later.
  • You can always redownload any purchased games and DLC on a new console, provided you sign into it using the same Xbox Live account you purchased the content on.
  • There is no need to back up your game saves. Your most recent Save Games will download automatically from Xbox Live the first time you start the game on your new console.

Hopefully these tips helped you out! If you have any more tips you think should be included in the list feel free to post a comment below!

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Switch Rewards Coming to My Nintendo in Early March February 8, 2018

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
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Got some highly-anticipated news for you all today. Nintendo’s digital rewards service, My Nintendo, provides Nintendo customers with point rewards ranging from purchasing games to completing tasks in Nintendo’s various smartphone titles. These points could be redeemed for rewards ranging from wallpapers, 3DS themes, Wii U DLC, or discounts on select 3DS or Wii U eShop titles. Rewards change frequently so it is a good idea to stay up to date with the latest offerings by visiting the website at least once a month.

However, while Nintendo Switch owners could earn points from their digital and retail purchases on the Switch, Nintendo does not currently offer any digital rewards for Switch owners. The Switch has been out for almost a year and has a larger install base than the Wii U, so many players have been asking Nintendo when they plan to offer rewards to Switch owners. Today, Nintendo finally revealed they will be offering rewards redeemable for Nintendo Switch content starting in early March!

Sadly, Nintendo has not yet revealed what rewards they will be offering for Switch owners, but they have several options. There are several digital titles on the Switch’s eShop they could offer. Also, it would be nice to see something like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s Season Pass as a potential reward.

If you are a Switch owner and haven’t signed up for My Nintendo, you can do so here. You’ll just need to sign in with the Nintendo account you use on your Switch. If you’re a 3DS or Wii U owner its a good idea to link your Nintendo Network account, as that will add rewards made from future purchases on those consoles to your account balance.