We’re Back!

My new Chromebook has arrived, and it’s up and running, so let’s do a quick recap of any news I may have missed in the last couple of days that my dear readers need to know about.

Snap is Out

In the latest update that’s begun rolling out for Xbox Insiders, the ability to snap other apps to the side of the screen has been removed. Microsoft hasn’t been shy about their desire to remove the feature, and Xbox engineering lead Mike Ybarra headed to twitter to explain the decision.

“(snap was removed) to improve multitasking, reduce memory use, improve overall speed, and free up resources going forward for bigger things.”

The update will roll out for all Xbox users sometime in the spring.

For Honor Beta Now Live

A lucky few (thousand, no doubt) who signed up for the For Honor closed beta have been selected and alerted to the fact that the beta began this morning. It runs through Sunday and promises to be bloody good fun.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Closed Beta Incoming

Ubisoft announced that the closed beta for their highly anticipated game Ghost Recon: Wildlands is coming on February 3rd. It will fun until the 6th, and hopeful players need to sign up here.

Project Scorpio is the Real Deal

Answering questions on NeoGAF, Thomas Mahler, the CEO of Moon Studios, which developed the Xbox One exclusive Ori and the Blind Forest, said Project Scorpio was a “full blown next-gen machine…” He also called the PS4 Pro a “half-assed upgrade.” Zing! Xbox Today has managed to procure an exclusive picture of a Sony exec when hearing the quip.



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