Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

Your Xbox is going to get a 'do not disturb' sign

New “Career” System Would Bring Loot Boxes to Xbox Live — Report Your Xbox is going to get a 'do not disturb' sign
Mandy Jefferson | 10 January, 2018, 00:31

There's a number of features being introduced as part of this update, but the most interesting one is a new online status option called "Do not disturb".

With this update, players will be able to use "Next Achievements" feature in the guide, which enables you to view and sort a cross-games list of upcoming achievements. This way, you can easily see which Achievements you're closest to and quickly launch the game to achieve them. The update is only available in the Alpha ring of the Xbox Insider program for now, but it will be coming to regular users outside of the Xbox Insider program in the coming months once it goes through all the required testing. You can also sort your Achievements by how rare they are.

This is a relatively minor, but very welcome, addition to the service, and is probably the most noteworthy addition on top of the mini game hubs and granular options being added to the inactivity shutdown menu. Will be able to access content for games you've played recently from a Game Hub without ever having to leave the action. Mini Game Hubs provide an easy way to see friends who are now playing, upcoming achievements, and more. By selecting Do not disturb, your Xbox will suppress all notifications from appearing, but also inform your friends that you aren't available. You'll also be able to see who has liked your comments.

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A MI couple wanted in the death of a four-year-old girl have been captured, according to WXYZ out of Detroit. Gabrielle's aunt, Leah Barrett, 16, said her family never knew of the violence occuring at the mother's home.


Apparently, Microsoft is looking to update Xbox Achievements with a new "Careers" system and other special Avatar bonuses. You'll now be able to shut down the console after two, three, four, and five hours of inactivity.

There are other new features, but Microsoft isn't ready to talk about them publicly yet and is only rolling them out to a small subset of users as "experimental".

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