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How to use the Xbox Series X & S Quick Resume feature

Published: 5/Nov/2020 14:00 Updated: 6/Nov/2020 9:42

by James Busby


Xbox Series X and S come packed with plenty of performance-enhancing features, but one of the best is the Quick Resume function. Find out how you can utilize it and save those precious minutes. 

Part of what makes the Xbox Series consoles so appealing is the lightning-fast load times. Gone are the days of spending numerous minutes waiting to boot up your console or sitting through lengthy load times. Thanks to the custom 1TB NVME SSD, all Series X and S games can be played within a matter of seconds. 

This increase in speed also allows for one of Microsoft’s best features to truly shine. Quick Resume enables you to pause a game and load up another entirely. Any progress will instantly be suspended, allowing you to jump straight into multiple games whenever you choose.

It’s a fantastic feature and one that you’ll want to make use of, so here how you can utilize the new consoles’ Quick Resume feature. 

How to use Xbox Quick Resume

In order to use the Quick Resume feature, you’ll first need to boot up the game you wish to play. Once you’ve done this, follow the steps below:

  1. Hit the Xbox button (the one with the Xbox icon).
  2. Select the Home button from the drop-down menu.
  3. Navigate over to your My games and apps folder.
  4. Select the game you want to play.

If the game you selected was already previously opened, then the Start button prompt will appear on the screen. Simply hit the Start button to resume your progress and begin playing where you last left off. 

Multiple games can be opened at once, allowing you to constantly switch back and forth between any game in a few seconds. Even when the system is powered off, the Xbox Series’ Quick Resume feature will get you straight back into the action.  

It’s really as simple as that, so make sure you use this time-saving feature on the Series’ new and backwards compatible titles. Make sure you check out the rest of our Xbox guides right here on Dexerto, as well as our full review of Microsoft’s next-gen console


How to watch Pokemon Presents presentation on February 26 – time, stream, more

Published: 25/Feb/2021 21:54

by Brent Koepp


Game Freak has announced a special Pokemon Presents on February 26. What will be announced? The long-rumored Sinnoh Diamond & Pearl remakes? A Let’s Go sequel? Here’s how to watch the stream to find out.

As we inch closer to Pokemon Day on February 27, the stakes have never been higher for the popular Nintendo series. This year marks the franchise’s 25th anniversary, making the annual celebration an even bigger deal than usual.

Hanging over the event are the long-rumored Diamond & Pearl remakes, meaning excitement filled the air when Game Freak announced a February Pokemon Presents. Here is everything you need to know about the digital conference.

Screenshot of Pokemon Company President & CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara during Pokemon Presents.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
TPC President Ishihara during 2019 Pokemon Presents.

Pokemon Presents date & start time

Rumors about a Sinnoh remake have been swirling for so long that many fans have already accepted it as a foregone conclusion. While not confirmed, Game Freak’s surprise Pokemon Presents seems to line up with a major game reveal.

The digital event is slated for February 26, and goes live at 7:00 AM (PST) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 3:00 PM (GMT). Make sure to mark your calendars and set your alarms – depending on what region you are in, the stream will begin really early.

As for what will be revealed, it’s anyone guess. Although several leaks and rumors claim it to be a Sinnoh title. We wouldn’t rule out a Let’s Go sequel getting a mention either, although Game Freak confirmed the Presents will be 20 minutes in length – similar to Sword & Shield’s in 2019.

Screenshot of Pokemon Presents Twitter announcement.
The Pokemon Presents was announced on Twitter.

How to watch Pokemon Presents

Those wanting to catch the exciting Pokemon Presents live will need to head over to YouTube a few minutes before the times listed above. The digital conference will stream on the official Pokemon channel.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below so all you have to do is refresh the page at the time and it will load. We will also be updating this page once the conference is over to make sure the replay of the event is posted.

The Pokemon Presents holds more weight than usual, simply because it falls on the series’ 25th anniversary. Based on Game Freak’s history, it also makes sense for a remake of an older title given we are in between generations, with Gen 9 expected in 2022.

Only time will tell if the Japanese company delivers what many fans have been asking for over the last few years. However, regardless of what is announced, it’s never been a more exciting time to be a fan of the Nintendo RPG.