G'day XBROS!! Update lets your XBOX ONE speak with an accent!!

#1SolnotPosted 7/8/2014 1:53:32 PM
http://www.cnet.com/news/xbox-one-july-update-lets-you-choose-different-voice-accents/

The latest update also provides a quicker way to see your achievements and "like" game clips captured through the SmartGlass app.

Xbox One owners will see a handful of tweaks in an update about to arrive on their consoles.

One of the changes -- revealed in June and confirmed Monday by Xbox Live programming director Larry Hryb, aka Major Nelson -- will give you more control over your console's spoken language by offering accents. For example, beyond just choosing United States as your location, you can pick English Australian as your language if you'd like your console to sound like a bloke from Down Under.

Following the debut of the Xbox One in November, owners initially complained about certain features not working properly or missing. Since then, Microsoft has been diligent with regular updates to either correct issues or enhance features. Xbox One sales have also been slower than expected, so Microsoft keeps pushing out more features not simply to satisfy existing owners but also to entice prospective buyers.

The July update will also include a new snap mode for achievements, which means you can track and view your achievements without having to exit your current game. You simply double-tap your controller's Xbox One button to access the Snap Center and view your achievements.

Finally, you will be able to "like" game clips and other items recorded through the SmartGlass app. And for those who watch Blu-ray discs via your Xbox One, the console will now support the BD-R and BD-RE formats.

When can Xbox One gamers expect the update? Hryb said it will start rolling out worldwide in the coming days.
#2SigmaLongshotPosted 7/8/2014 2:07:42 PM
It'd be truly sad if we had to pick "English English" as an accent option.

That'd be like saying, "I'd love a hamburger, SPECIFICALLY WITH MEAT! Cheers!"
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#3SurfinClubStylePosted 7/8/2014 2:11:29 PM
The Xbox can talk? I haven't heard my system say a Damn thing to me

Maybe cause I yell at it constantly..
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#4MRL3G3NDPosted 7/8/2014 2:15:00 PM
XBOX One your all in one entertainment center*
(*except music)

because playing your own music in your living room is not part of entertainment...

Seriously...how long will they pump out garbage updates and ignore the elephant in the room?

Custom Soundtracks...Where are they?

I don't remember a huge out cry for accents or snapping achievements...
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#5RuinerEraserPosted 7/8/2014 2:29:33 PM
SurfinClubStyle posted...
The Xbox can talk? I haven't heard my system say a Damn thing to me

Maybe cause I yell at it constantly..


Yeah this, I don't understand this lol!
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#6Jiggy101011Posted 7/8/2014 2:56:45 PM
The Xbox One can talk back to me? Or are you saying that the kinect has had an update so it picks up different languages easier?
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#7mindoftwomoronsPosted 7/8/2014 3:15:57 PM
Jiggy101011 posted...
The Xbox One can talk back to me? Or are you saying that the kinect has had an update so it picks up different languages easier?


Sounds more like that's the case. Would make sense as even though different areas share a common language, they may pronounce the same words differently.
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#8RuinerEraserPosted 7/8/2014 3:18:45 PM
Well this article is completely wrong as it states my console can sound like a bloke from down under. Cnet lol.
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#9GeistPosted 7/8/2014 3:19:45 PM
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#10Laylow12Posted 7/8/2014 3:20:28 PM
Funny that it can speak with an accent but KINECT 2.0 can't understand them? Europeans must be "thrilled" (Microsoft standard word in every press release) with this update.

(Sarcasm)

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