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Xbox One backwards compatibility

Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida calls Xbox One backwards compatibility “interesting”

Although most of the world has decided (for reasons unknown to yours truly) that Sony had the better press conference at E3 2015, Microsoft dealt a sizable blow to Sony with its announcement of Xbox One backwards compatibility. Considering the Xbox 360‘s swathes of games, that’s actually a formidable extra library that the Xbox One has just acquired. And Sony’s response is? “Interesting,” Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida says. To illustrate just what a feat Microsoft has accomplished with the Xbox One backwards compatibility, Yoshida says that “Backward compatibility is hard. I won’t say we’ll never do it, but it’s not an easy thing to do. If it was easy we would have done that,” which sounds awfully like a backhanded compliment. Furthermore, backwards compatibility doesn’t work with Sony’s current PlayStation Now model which makes you pay a subscription to play PS3 games which are featured in its library. We get the feeling that Sony wasn’t expecting ...

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backwards compatibility for the Xbox One

Microsoft announces backwards compatibility for the Xbox One at E3 2015

What a glorious, glorious day it was for current (and future) Xbox One owners. Microsoft‘s E3 2015 press conference happened earlier today and it dropped a huge bombshell: backwards compatibility for the Xbox One is going to be a reality. Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who announced the new functionality, said that it will be free to use as long as you own the Xbox 360 game yourself – those dusty libraries of Xbox 360 games aren’t going to go to waste after all. Depending on your game format, you’ll be able to download existing games in your library, or if you have discs, insert the discs and presumably install them that way. With 100 games to be supported when the features launches “this fall” and many more to be added to the library in the near future, this is surely a sure sign that Xbox One will be the more popular ...

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I like where this is going: Phil Spencer talks bringing more Xbox 360 games to Xbox One

By now, hoping for backwards compatibility on a new video game consoles is pretty much a moot point. Thankfully, Microsoft and Sony have instead started to bring some of its titles from old consoles to next-gen consoles, and we’re excited to see where this goes. On the topic of bringing more Xbox 360 games to Xbox One specifically, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has revealed that he’s very open to the idea this. “Lots of 360 games I’d like to bring to XB1. Only so much time and want to focus on making new games. Not easy tradeoffs.” You can kind of understand where Spencer is coming from, especially considering the line-up that is planned for the rest of the year. Even so, we can’t help but want more of the classics from the Xbox 360 – Viva Pinata anyone? What would you think about having more Xbox 360 games brought to Xbox ...

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Xbook Duo

The Xbook Duo combines both an Xbox One and Xbox 360 in laptop format

Eddie Zarick is a pretty handy guy – his personal projects featured on his YouTube channel include – but are not limited to – the Playbook 4 (a portable PlayStation 4) and the Xbook One (a portable Xbox One). Both DIY modification jobs look very impressive, but Zarick has decided to take this to the next level with the Xbook Duo. Now, if you’re thinking this has something to do with the Xbox One, you’re absolutely correct, except that this time, instead of just having one console in the same portable box, Zarick has managed to get an Xbox 360 in there too. Check out the video of Zarick giving a tour of his handiwork: This is beyond amazing, and it’s an impressive looking customization to boot. I don’t know if the case gives the Xbox One quite enough ventilation as I know mine gets quite hot even with 75% of the panels ...

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Xbox Games with Gold

Happy New Year: January’s Xbox Games with Gold have been announced

Not one to skip a beat, even with the Holiday Season around, Microsoft has announced January’s Xbox Games with Gold. For those who haven’t heard, Microsoft offers free games to Xbox Live Gold subscribers every month, with the last few months netting Xbox One owners one game every month, and Xbox 360 owners double that. We’re getting the same arrangement this month, with the Xbox One’s title being Access Games’ D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, and the Xbox 360 getting both MX vs ATV Alive and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition. D4 will be available for the whole month for Xbox One owners, and follows the story of David Young as he tries to figure out the details of his wife’s murder through his use of (somewhat) disjointed time travel abilities. Xbox 360 owners have MX vs ATV to look forward to in the first half of the month ...

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Xbox draws blood for the first time: Xbox One outsold the PS4 in November

With a price cut of $50 and shopping for the Holiday season rife, it’s no surprise to see that the Xbox One has finally come out on top in the NPD‘s November report. The news that the Xbox One outsold the PS4 in November dropped just this week, and Microsoft was quick to celebrate, saying: “November set a new record for sales of Xbox One, and Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US and UK. “Response to the holiday lineup of games on Xbox One was incredible, with Xbox One fans buying more games in November in the US than any other gen eight platform and enjoying over 357 million hours of gameplay globally. “In fact, more fans logged into Xbox Live across Xbox One and Xbox 360, and enjoyed more entertainment, than any other month in the history of Xbox. We love to see the excitement from our ...

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Plex for Xbox

Plex finds its way to Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Plex is without a doubt my favorite media serve application to date. The Plex team has apps across every major mobile platform, the major connected TV devices and even offers a dedicated Home Theater build if you have a PC set up on your TV as your media center. They work hard to implement new features, function and to bring the services to other devices that we all know and love. Today I am happy to announce that Plex is finally coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One.   Don’t go freaking out just yet though. There are a few small details that you might want to know ahead of time. For instance, the Xbox One version of the application is available for immediate download as a preview for Plex Pass subscribers. Where as the Xbox 360 version of the app is not quite ready, but will be out soon ...

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Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games with Microsoft Games with Gold for July 16th 2014

  Time for the latest and greatest freebies from Microsoft in the Microsoft Games with Gold release for July 16th 2014.  Don’t forget to check back on the 1st and 16th of every month if you have a Microsoft Xbox Live Gold membership and download your free games. The beginning of this month Microsoft Games with Gold released the action multi-player fighter Gotham City Impostors for the Xbox 360 and Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition for the Xbox One.  Another couple of good games added to the complete list of free games released by Microsoft. Lets take a look and see what we have for the second week of July.   Battleblock Theatre – Xbox 360 Shipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? Wait, what?? You’ve just unlocked the door to BattleBlock Theater! There’s no turning back once you’ve started on your quest to free your imprisoned friends from evil technological ...

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Free XBox One and XBox 360 Games with Microsoft Games with Gold for July 1st 2014 [UPDATED]

Time for the latest and greatest freebies from Microsoft in the Microsoft Games with Gold release for July 1st 2014.  Don’t forget to check back on the 1st and 16th of every month if you have a Microsoft XBox Live Gold membership and download your free games. Looks like another month with only a free game for the XBox 360.  they do sometimes follow up in the coming days with more, but for now here’s what we have.   UPDATE: According to a post on Microsoft Wire, There is another game coming today for the XBox One. Coming July 2, “Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition” is a challenging brawler/platformer, arriving via the ID@Xbox self-publishing   UPDATE 2: While it’s still not on the Microsoft Games with Gold site, I searched the store and it’s already available for FREE for the XBox One.  See below for info and the download link.   Gotham City Impostors – XBox ...

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Microsoft Games with Gold Complete List

Microsoft Games with Gold the Complete Release List

We’ve been recently posting the latest updates for the Microsoft Games with Gold on the 1st and 16th of each month.  We also decided to created a complete list if what’s been released in the past just in case you wanted to find out. Many people ask the question “Can I download all the previous games they released?”  Unfortunately the answer is NO. Once the free download has expired, you have to pay the full price.  If you remember to check each time a new game is released and purchase it at the free price, it’s your forever.  So even if your not going to play the right now, its a good idea to go and download them anyway. The links below will take you to the release announcement page with info about the games.   Game Console Date Added BattleBlock Theater Xbox 360 16th July 2014 Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship ...

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