Microsoft's tips and tricks for using the Xbox One

New video from Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb outlines how players can "improve your overall Xbox One experience."

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Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has posted a new video walkthrough detailing various tips and tricks you can use to make the most of your Xbox One.

"Xbox One is finally where it belongs: in the homes of fans," he says, before outlining a series of tips you can use to "improve your overall Xbox One experience."

In the video, Major Nelson goes over the various voice commands users can give to the Xbox One and provides a general overview of basic system functionality. He reminds users that the menu button is context-sensitive and has numerous uses across the Xbox One experience. Major Nelson also discusses how to use various Kinect voice commands.

Earlier this week, Microsoft pledged to improve the Xbox One's party system, with Major Nelson explaining, "We are aware of the issue and things will get better."

Fans have also launched a website called Xbox Feedback, which outlines issues and provides suggestions for the Xbox One. Major Nelson said a link to this website has been passed along to the appropriate parties at Microsoft for their consideration.

The Xbox One launched on November 22 in 13 markets around the world, selling 1 million systems on its first day. For more, check out GameSpot's review of the Xbox One.

Discussion

118 comments
raydawg2000
raydawg2000

Fortunately i don't need someone to tell me how to enjoy my PS4, its easy enough to enjoy as is.

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

Step 1: Throw it out the window

Step 2: Buy a PS 4

gamerboy100
gamerboy100

I thought Step 1 was to download a patch that turns your $500 doorstop into a console.

MrMilkmann
MrMilkmann

You shouldn't need a Tips and Tricks video to show people how to use your hardware. Not very user friendly then.

GalvatronType_R
GalvatronType_R

Great, Baghdad Larry to the rescue!! We're all saved!!

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Microsoft: Tips on how to find an Xbox One, Microsoft: Tips on using an Xbox One.

Major Nelson: "We have two awesome tip pages done. What else can we tell them that is totally irrelevant?"

Dev: "We could tell them about that thing you showed us with the disk drive at the New Years Part....."

Major Nelson: "I told you never to mention that!"

lucienbry
lucienbry

Why do Sony fan-boys read X1 posts? I don't understand. I don't read PS4 posts. Go play your PS4... Oh I forgot, the PS4 has no games yet!

daviz88
daviz88

Agh..........more Microsoft news

doggiezilla
doggiezilla

STEP 1: get the xbox one STEP 2: throw into trash

malokevi
malokevi

I figured all this stuff out already. Loving the interface. Jumping between games/apps and activating features is a breeze.

rasterror
rasterror

Sony fanboys:

"I'm not gonna buy it and was never gonna consider buying it but I'm gonna give them my 2 cents anyways so I can show them who's boss. I'm an internet gangsta and I know how to use a keyboard. I'm so hardcore"

warriors30
warriors30

Have they changed/fixed the awful party stuff yet?

sammoth
sammoth

Little Hint Gamespot, You can unsnap the party feature and stay in the party. You guys reported that you had to leave it up.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

Nice to see how many people here are who dont have the X1 or dont intend to buy one but like to see the tricks how to use its features :)

jd7904
jd7904

How to have maximize your experience with the Xbox One 

Tip 1: Don't buy it

Tip 2: Read tip 1

warriors30
warriors30

Does being naked improve my Xbox One experience? Tell me, Nelson!

anzelm
anzelm

@lucienbry Maybe if you read PS4 post you'd know that there actually is games for PS4 ;)

rasterror
rasterror

@Riddick123 That's the tip your mom should've have done when she left the hospital with you.

danbodamnit
danbodamnit

I guess your ps experience is maximized already seeing how youre more interested in coming to talk about the xbox

sammoth
sammoth

@warriors30 Seeing you would need a microscope on the Kinect to see anything related to you being naked.

zintarr
zintarr

@warriors30 There was a discussion about this on another thread earlier and it might.

bwvictorious
bwvictorious

Step 4: Eat pot noodles for a year because you just threw a fortune out the window....

Riddick123
Riddick123

@rasterror  You don't do tips, you follow them or listen to them.  Unless your referring to the tip of something else.  If my mom had returned me I would still be here to harass you.  Unless you're suggesting she have me killed or aborted.  If that is the case, typical Xbox or Sony fanboy getting his panties in a bunch over a sarcastic statement meant to illicit a negative response.  Mission accomplished.

warriors30
warriors30

@sammoth @warriors30 Yeah it works but it's way too complicated than it should be IMO. I just like how they did it on the 360.

jd7904
jd7904

@danbodamnit yet here you are on a comment thread defending it rather than playing it.

and my playstion one is boxed up right now.

zintarr
zintarr

@sammoth @warriors30 Well it made the PS4 get some headlines on its launch day with that husband and drunken wife.

rasterror
rasterror

@Riddick123 @rasterror Or I could just be making a sarcastic comment towards a dumb ass fanboy. you know George W. Bush said mission accomplished once and you both reached the same conclusion.

Toxic-_-Sock
Toxic-_-Sock

@sammoth @warriors30 In the attempt to make party chat "better" with the auto invite system, it actually became worse. In some cases cross game chat is not possible and also you are unable to play some games online while in a chat with multiple people or if they are playing a different game.

danbodamnit
danbodamnit

Yea thats dumb, and that it revolves around the game you play

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@warriors30 The only thing i m curious about is the fact that i need to "activate" the chat when i enter a party.

sammoth
sammoth

@warriors30 @sammoth It's the same. hasn't changed much. The Interfaces is all that changed and the room sounds clearer than the 360. You simply invite to a party and play you can minimize or snap it.

jd7904
jd7904

@danbodamnit Experienced What? You must have me confused with someone else. I do have PC, PS3, 360, Wii U................etc

danbodamnit
danbodamnit

Ah but when i see you on here you speak as if you experienced it

jd7904
jd7904

@danbodamnit I said Playstation One. I do not have a PS4. At this point I have no interest in either.

danbodamnit
danbodamnit

Im working, havent played since tues. Youll notice im working when i cant tag names, the phone wont do it. Why is yours boxed? Cant play it yet you boast it.

danbodamnit
danbodamnit

Fifa or nba on xbox gave someone a penalty for cussing the other day. Excessively cussinh