Thursday, January 20, 2022

God of War or Red Dead II? Drafting The Best Games Of 2018

Click to watch embedded media While the internet may be more familiar with fantasy sports such as football or baseball, that doesn't mean the gamers of the world can't have a little fun too. From God of War to Red Dead Redemption II and everything in between, join Game Informer as we pick the best games of 2018 and form the ultimate fantasy teams. But how does the process work? The panel of Ben Reeves, John Carson, Kim Wallace, Alex Stadnik, and Alex Van Aken have assembled to select five games apiece from 2018 to create the most robust roster possible. After randomizing the draft order, each person will have time to decide. At the end of the round, the order reverses, and the fun continues from the fifth person back to the first. Sounds pretty standard, right? You can fill your list with as many great games as possible and create the video game equivalent of the 1990s Chicago Bulls. That's where you're wrong. If you've played fantasy sports before, you're well aware that picking players in the late rounds can get rough. In that spirit, each panel member in today's video must select one title off Metacritic's list of the worst games of 2018. In a year of such high highs, it's incredible how low the lows can get. But why are we drafting games like this? Just for fun? Why no, for the community validation, of course! That's right, folks. You get to vote on who has the strongest list. Be sure to head over to our Discord to select the editor with the strongest list, and we'll read the results on this week's episode of The GI Show! Thank you so much for your participation and please let us know what you thought of the segment in the comments below!
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    Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta and Delta (2010.200912-0000)

    Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta and Delta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox One.

    We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below!

    Xbox Insider Release Notes

    System Update Details:

    • OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_201019041.4835.200912-0000
    • Available: 2 p.m. PT – September 15, 2020
    • Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – September 16, 2020

    New Features and Experiences

    We have exciting news! Beta and Delta users can expect something new coming to their Xbox One update preview.

    Private Media Sharing

    Sharing game clips and screenshots is a core component of the Social experience on Xbox and you’ll learn more about how we’re expanding this functionality with the new Share button on Xbox Series X Wireless Controllers. But we also want to keep user privacy at the center of our experience. When uploading game clips and screenshots to Xbox Live by default your media will now be private and only visible by you until manually shared to a message, club, activity feed, or social network.

    With this change, users will notice the following on their console:

    • The Captures tab on the Profile screen has been removed
    • Activity Feeds will now only include content that has been manually shared
    • The setting to automatically share game clips and screenshots has been removed
    • All content uploaded to Xbox Live will be private by default until it has been shared

    Fixes Implemented

    Thanks to the hard work of Xbox engineers, we are happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this build:

    Guide

    • The Guide should work normally if offline or no account is logged in.
    • Fixed an issue where “Recent Captures” would not load any content.

    Home

    • Fixed an issue where users in the UK could not add the Entertainment content block to their dashboard.

    Store

    • Fixed an issue where adult accounts would see content being restricted when browsing the Store.

    System

    • Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console
      • Note: Users participating in Preview may see “odd” text across the console, for more information go here.

    Known Issues

    We understand some issues have been listed in previous Xbox Insider Release Notes. These items aren’t being ignored, but it will take Xbox engineers more time to find a solution.

    New issues we’re investigating:

    Guide

    • Some users are reporting not receiving Game or Party invites on the console.

    Home

    • We’re aware of an issue where the dashboard doesn’t appear to load content and shows a black, grey, or white screen instead.

    We’re still tracking these known issues:

    Audio

    • Some users have reported that Dolby Atmos for Headphones audio setting changes when the console is rebooted/updated.
      • Note: If you attempt to set the audio to Dolby Atmos for Headphones and see a message advising you to launch the Dolby Access App, please file feedback before launching the app.

    Guide

    • Some users have reported that the audio mixer cannot be used to adjust chat/game audio levels.
    • We’ve received reports of the Guide not launching or loading.

    My Games & Apps

    • Users have reported seeing black tiles instead of game artwork when browsing their collection.
      • Note: We are still investigating the issue, please report the issue again from the console if you have done so with a prior update and are still seeing this behavior.
    • Some titles in collection may appear with a “trial” tag incorrectly in collection.

    New Store Experience

    • Some titles may display a “Not currently available” message on the product page and will be unavailable to purchase
      • Note: Users can use the Microsoft Store on the web or Windows to complete purchases for these items.
    • Users will not be able to use the “gifting” option for both Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles at this time.
    • Users will not be able to use the “Build a bundle” functionality at this time
      • Workaround: Create the bundle via the Microsoft Store on the web or Windows.
    • Xbox Design Lab customization is not currently supported.
      • Workaround: Use the Microsoft Store on the web or Windows to purchase.

    Profile Color

    • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

    Make sure to use Report a problem to keep us informed of your issue. We may not be able to respond to everyone, but the data we’ll gather is crucial to finding a resolution.

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    If you’re an Xbox Insider looking for support, please reach out to the community subreddit. Official Xbox staff, moderators, and fellow Xbox Insiders are there to help with your concerns.

    When posting to the subreddit, please look through most recent posts to see if your issue has already been posted or addressed. We always recommend adding to threads with the same issue before posting a brand new one. This helps us support you the best we can! Don’t forget to use “Report a problem” before posting—the information shared in both places helps us understand your issue better.

    Thank you to every Xbox Insider in the subreddit today. We love that it has become such a friendly and community-driven hub of conversation and support.

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