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Written by thefalcon2k on 3/20/2020 at 12:33am in Announcements

Here at The Xbox Universe, we’re always looking to try new things to make your user experience one of the best.  Since partnering with Team Falcon, we have already seen a brand new design pushed out that makes everything so much better, and the team behind the design has been hard at work at making even more improvements to make your visit even more fun!  Over the next week or so, you will be seeing some changes (some big, some small).  Some of these changes include:

  • Dark Mode
    We’re happy to announce that The Xbox Universe will have a Dark Mode theme available for your web browser!  Please keep in mind that this feature will not work on a mobile browser (more information below).
  • TXU Achievements
    The Xbox Universe is a gaming site specific to Xbox, but we’re not affiliated with Microsoft.  And, when you complete certain tasks in Xbox games, what happens?  You get an achievement!  And, here at TXU, that will be no different.  Soon, you will earn achievements for doing simple things like signing up for a new account, logging in and even commenting on our posts!  More to come on this feature soon.
  • Updated Tabs
    Team Falcon has been working hard at finding a new way to make website navigation easier to program, and they had recently hit the jackpot!  The tabs are virtually the same, but there are a couple visual differences that we’d like to share.  The first one is that certain tabs (not all) will have bonus menus when you hover over them with your mouse!  The other difference is that the edges are more rounded rather than a straight edge.
  • TXU Mobile
    Are you on a mobile browser?  Is it hard to read some of the site?  Trust me, that’s been a problem for 2 years that I (personally) haven’t been able to fix until now.  The Xbox Universe will (soon) have its own exclusive mobile website and you will be able to do all of the basic things.  How basic?  Well, just reading our stories and commenting on them.  The best experience for TXU will always be on your computer (or your Xbox One console with Microsoft Edge).
  • Follow Us
    It’s going to be even easier to follow us on social media real soon!
  • Help Menu
    To eliminate the need for contacting the TXU staff constantly for issues, we’re working on a special Help page to (hopefully) get your questions answered in a more timely manner.

While The Xbox Universe is still new this time around, Team Falcon has (again) been working hard at making the user experience better.  Please feel free to send feedback as a comment here, or contacting us on TXU Social!

 
New Social Features Permalink | 0 Comments 
Written by thefalcon2k on 2/28/2020 at 4:32pm in Announcements

Ladies & Gentlemen, I am proud to announce some HUGE upgrades to TXU social!  These services are integrated into the TXU member network, so one account does all!  Join your friends, make new friends, and don’t be afraid to share your thoughts about anything and everything (it doesn’t have to be just Xbox or gaming here … we promise).  Just click here or click the new Social tab up top!  And, if you have any questions about how all of it works, you can do one of 3 things:

For the best experience, be sure to allow site notifications.  Please be advised that Site Notifications are not possible on your Xbox console, or on Internet Explorer.

 
Privacy & Cookie Policies Permalink | 0 Comments 
Written by thefalcon2k on 2/24/2020 at 9:16pm in Announcements

Hey guys, my name is Joe Rider.  I am the owner of Team Falcon (the network that created this theme), and the co-owner of The Xbox Universe for the last 10 years.  We are very excited about the revival of our website that Team Falcon & The Xbox Universe are working together to show you just how safe you are.  We want to take a different approach at things, rather than jumping out of the gate and pouring more on our plates than we can handle.  That was our biggest hugest downfall with The Xbox Universe last time.  Today, we are introducing Privacy & Cookie Policies for your viewing pleasure to show you directly how safe you are on your preferred website viewing device (be it your computer, your mobile phone … possibly your Xbox console).

These policies were also posted to comply with EU privacy laws.  You may opt out of the “non-necessary” cookies by clicking the Privacy & Cookie Policy link on the bottom of the page.  Necessary cookies are always enabled, and are handled with the most professional manner possible.  We promise you, we do not have access to your computer, your phone, or whatever you’re viewing this website on.

If you have questions or you need clarification, please feel free to send me a private message, or you are welcome to e-mail me personally.  Thank you.

 
We’re Back! Permalink | 0 Comments 
Written by thefalcon2k on 2/16/2020 at 2:03am in Announcements

Well, here we are!  We’re kinda empty at the moment, but like any great website, it takes time to build up to that point.  As you can imagine, this entire design is brand new for you guys, but for me?  I built this 2 years ago, and I have been using it with my own personal blog among other things.  I wanted to take a moment and basically re-introduce myself to you guys and welcome you to a revival of the journey nobody ever wanted to leave.  Unfortunately, some issues beyond our control kept us from continuing. But, that’s all in the past where it stays, and we’re looking forward to where we are in 2020 and beyond!  A lot of the stuff we used to do will return in due time, with the keyword being “time”.  Nothing will be completed on day one.

One thing you’re gonna see that’s new is advertising.  We know it sucks, but without it, we will have some difficulty paying bills … like the one that keeps our website online.  Not to worry, though.  Aside from the ad views that generate money to help us, you can just get rid of those pesky ads for a very small price.  Just $2 per month gets rid of those ads.  Or, you can pay by the year, and save a little bit of money if you want to!  $20 a year helps more than you know, and as a thank you from us, you save $4 compared to our monthly plan.  Another thing we might do is exclusive stories to add incentive.

There’s a lot planned for TXU 2.0, so be sure to follow us on Facebook & Twitter to get even more updates!

 

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