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This is how the Xbox One friends list works

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Right now on the Xbox 360 and its Xbox Live service, you’re limited to a paltry 100 friends, so it requires regular pruning to ensure that you always have active friends t play multiplayer games online with. This, of course, has never been a problem for Darryn, but for those with friends it’s a bit bothersome. That all changes with the Xbox One.

Here’s a video from Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, showing how the friends list  will work on the Xbox One. You’re no longer limited to 100 friends you can interact with – you now have 1000 people to annoy you with pop-up messages while you play single player games.

On top of that, there’s a new system that functions a lot like Twitter – allowing you to “follow” an unlimited number of people, like celebrities, so you can finally keep up to date with the online gaming shenanigans of the Kardashians…or something.

What do you think of the interface? It’s certainly cleaner than the current 360 dash – but it still seems a bit disorganised and cluttered – though I suspect my opinions will change once I’ve actually used it.

Last Updated: October 15, 2013

36 Comments

  1. TiMsTeR1033

    October 15, 2013 at 08:40

    Amazing how 2 people in video are playing Gta v…

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    • Pvtt Jebus

      October 15, 2013 at 13:30

      Its funny how you didnt notice how the people playing GTAV have the 360 avatars, the avatars with the large pics are Xbone and the small avatar pics with the large grey border around it are 360.

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        October 15, 2013 at 13:34

        Ignore me, I had a brain fart!

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  2. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 15, 2013 at 08:41

    Hurts my eyes

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 15, 2013 at 08:41

      My eyes hurt at “Xbox One” :/

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      • NecroRince

        October 15, 2013 at 08:47

        BOOM! 😉

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      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 15, 2013 at 08:49

        You mean there were things after “XBOX ONE”?

        GAAAAAAAAH!!!! MY EYES HURT EVEN MOAR

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  3. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 15, 2013 at 08:42

    That panda looks sad. Are they trying to tell us something?

    On a serious note the interface looks clean. HOWEVER,

    Needing to scroll to get to a specific section (recent activity, uploaded vids etc etc) is cumbersome. It needs to have a link that can be selected to quick jump to whichever section you want. Just my opinion.

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    • NecroRince

      October 15, 2013 at 08:48

      What do you mean, all you need to do it pull a zap and the screen will scroll down, dial your aunty, and order you a pizza. Now, a double zap… *Don’t go there…

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      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 15, 2013 at 08:48

        What does double zap do precious?

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        • NecroRince

          October 15, 2013 at 08:50

          It opens a portal to Darryn’s bedroom… And you DON’T want to go there 0-O

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 15, 2013 at 08:50

            Noooooooooooooooo! The horror! THE HORROR!!!!

          • NecroRince

            October 15, 2013 at 08:51

            Many a brave dwarf has been lost to it man… It’s like the Bermuda Triangle, only with more hair…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 15, 2013 at 08:54

            Some say, after being in Darryns bedroom. They grew an extra toe, some say he keeps a collection of chillies to remind him of the pain he endured, some say he has a voodoo doll of Geoff to use as a last resort when things go bad…

          • HvR

            October 15, 2013 at 09:29

            I heard it is a Geoff blow up doll (bearded edition) and he keeps Foxhound in his closet.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 15, 2013 at 08:51

            HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT??????????

          • NecroRince

            October 15, 2013 at 08:52

            The same way I know that sticking my dick in a blender is a bad idea 0-O

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 15, 2013 at 08:55

            The scary thing in the world is, if you can think it. It has been done!

          • NecroRince

            October 15, 2013 at 08:55

            Darryn kissing a girl? 0-O

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 15, 2013 at 08:56

            EXCEPT THAT! Hey somethings are possible but that is not one of them!

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 15, 2013 at 08:59

            HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT AS WELL?????????????

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 15, 2013 at 09:00

            Perhaps it is better not knowing the answer to some questions..

          • NecroRince

            October 15, 2013 at 09:00

            Simple #foreverSP

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 15, 2013 at 09:02

            Dude one day you will find #mp! you will!

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 15, 2013 at 09:06

            I feel poorer knowing that you know that 🙁

          • NecroRince

            October 15, 2013 at 09:09

            HAHAHAHAH 😉

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 15, 2013 at 09:16

            Look on the bright side, we know who to call when we need to push people through strange portals.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 15, 2013 at 08:50

          It gives us POWER!!

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 15, 2013 at 08:49

        Have an upvote for that lol

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  4. Pieter Kruger

    October 15, 2013 at 08:55

    Adrianne Curry is going to get a LOT of followers LOL! Using celebs to promote your game has never been easier!

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  5. NecroRince

    October 15, 2013 at 08:56

    It does look a lot sleeker than the current iteration, got to give them that.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 15, 2013 at 08:57

      I like those 3d avatars!

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      • NecroRince

        October 15, 2013 at 09:09

        Yeah, pretty cool! 🙂

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    • iAmWeasel

      October 15, 2013 at 09:46

      I think it looks balls.

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  6. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 15, 2013 at 11:58

    I guess It looks ok (can’t fault the xbone for its UI), but I’ve never been a fan of a white background with black text on it. Hopefully you can alter it and make it more eye friendly. The 3D avatars are nice, but what about my xbox 360 avatar? You mean all that money I wasted on avatar crap will now be redundant? OH Microsoft! Say it aint so!

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  7. saneman

    October 15, 2013 at 12:03

    OH Wow! this is sooooo awesome I cant wait to use this in 2015…

    Reply

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