The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published an application from Microsoft describing a method of cheat detection for games on a platform level using machine learning. The idea is to bring cheat detection outside the game.
It might seem tricky to change your username at first, but learning how to change your gamertag on an Xbox One is easier than it looks. Keep in mind, though, that you might have to pay to make the switch.
Corroborating comments from Microsoft Vice President Mike Ybarra last year, Xbox Achievements and Gamerscore may be getting an upgrade soon with loot boxes and RPG-like progression in a rumored Career mode.
Announced back in March, the Xbox Live Creators Program is now live, allowing developers to directly publish their games to Xbox One and Windows 10. The first wave of games from the program is now live for download.
If you create a design in the Xbox Design Lab that proves popular, Microsoft is launching a new scheme which will reward you with Xbox Live digital currency. You may even see your controller in a new marketing video.
Subscribers to Microsoft's Beam game streaming service can now access a new beta packed with new features such as a revised homepage, "deep" improvements to the chat system, and more. General users will see the updates in early January.
If it's been a few years since you last powered on an Xbox console, your gamertag may be at risk of deactivation, as Microsoft has updated its services agreement in a bid to prune inactive user accounts.
Microsoft has introduced capture card support for Twitch streams of Xbox One games, allowing gamers to automatically share their broadcasting status via Xbox Live without relying on the Xbox One Twitch app.
June marks the third anniversary of Microsoft's Games With Gold program, and Xbox Live Gold service subscribers can expect to receive free copies of titles like Goat Simulator and The Crew throughout the next month.