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Xbox's February Update: Gaming On the Go, Wonky Thumbsticks, and Console Shenanigans

Ah, Xbox, the gift that keeps on giving. Just when you think you've explored every nook and cranny of your console's features, they drop another updat...

Jennifer Jett Feb 14, 2024
Xbox's February Update: Gaming On the Go, Wonky Thumbsticks, and Console Shenanigans


Ah, Xbox, the gift that keeps on giving. Just when you think you've explored every nook and cranny of your console's features, they drop another update that adds more excitement to your gaming life. And this time, Xbox's February update is here to make your gaming experience even more delightful. So, grab your controller and get ready for some fun!

The star of the show in this update is Xbox Remote Play with touch controls. Picture this: you're away from your console, but the urge to game is strong within you. Fear not, my friend, because now you can dive into your favorite games remotely on your PC or mobile device using touch controls. The growing number of games with custom-designed touch layouts will enhance your remote gaming experience. And even if your game doesn't have touch controls specifically designed for gameplay, fret not, for most games provide you with basic touch controls that mimic the standard Xbox controller layout. It's like having your console in the palm of your hand, except you don't have to worry about accidentally dropping it on your face during an intense boss battle. We've all been there, haven't we?

But wait, there's more! Xbox knows that thumbsticks can sometimes get a little wonky. They start acting all wobbly and inconsistent, making your gaming sessions a frustrating experience. Well, fear not, for Xbox has come to the rescue with their new recalibration tool. It's like a magical fix-it wand for your controller. Available through the Xbox Accessories app, this tool lets you take a shot at fixing those wonky thumbsticks. No need to panic or throw your controller out the window in frustration. Just follow the guidelines in the app, and voilĂ ! Your thumbsticks will be back in tip-top shape, responding to your every command like obedient little soldiers. It's thumbstick therapy, my friends. Say goodbye to inconsistency and hello to precision gaming.

But the fun doesn't stop there. Xbox's February update also brings us new filtering and sorting options for the My games & apps section. It's like having your own personal librarian organizing your gaming library. You can now easily find the content and features that you're looking for, thanks to the additional filtering options. Want to see which games have touch support? Done. Curious about the accessibility options available? Easy. Need to find a game in a specific language? Piece of cake. And for all you subscription lovers out there, you can now sort your subscriptions by "recently added." It's like having your own personal assistant keeping track of all your subscriptions. Talk about convenience!

Now, let's talk about some shenanigans. Xbox understands that there are times when you want to use your console on public networks, like when hospitals provide Xboxes to children. But we all know that public networks can be a bit tricky. That's why Xbox has got your back with additional support in this update. You can now set up access restriction settings for actions such as automatic sign-out, Edge access, and setting a home console. It's like having your own security guard patrolling your console, making sure no unauthorized access happens. So, go ahead and game with peace of mind, knowing that your console is safe from prying eyes and mischievous fingers.

But wait, there's even more to look forward to! The Xbox Insider Program recently introduced a mind-blowing update that skyrocketed users' download speeds while running a game. Picture this: you're eagerly waiting for that new game to download, but it feels like an eternity. Well, not anymore! Thanks to this update, one lucky user reported their background download speed going from a measly 40 to 80 mb/s to a jaw-dropping 380 mb/s. That's some next-level speed, my friends. However, this feature is currently only available to the Insider Program's Alpha Skip-Ahead tier, which means they get all the cool stuff before the rest of us mere mortals. But hey, good things come to those who wait, right?

And let's not forget the rumors, oh, the rumors! Xbox has heard your whispers and is ready to set the record straight. In a special edition of the Official Xbox Podcast tomorrow on February 15, they will address the rampant speculation about some of their exclusive titles going cross-platform. The truth shall be revealed, my friends! So, mark your calendars, gather your snacks, and get ready for the ultimate podcast showdown. It's like a mystery waiting to be solved, with Xbox as our detective extraordinaire.

So there you have it, folks. Xbox's February update is here to make your gaming life even more exciting. With touch controls for remote play, wonky thumbstick recalibration, enhanced filtering and sorting options, console shenanigans on public networks, lightning-fast download speeds (for some lucky Insiders), and the truthabout exclusive titles going cross-platform just around the corner, there's plenty to be thrilled about. Xbox continues to innovate and improve the gaming experience for its passionate community. So, grab your controller, update your console, and embark on new gaming adventures with Xbox's February update. Happy gaming!