Items tagged with backwards compatibility

One of the best features on the Xbox One was just released this past fall as part of the New Xbox One Experience (NXOE). In addition to providing a Windows 10-based software platform and new community features, the NXOE also brought with it backwards compatible support for Xbox 360 games. Xbox One Backwards Compatibility debuted with a healthy 104 titles in November, and Microsoft increased that number by 16 in mid-December. Now, one month later, Microsoft is expanding the list by 10 with the following titles: The Witcher 2: Assassins of KingsSam & Max Save the WorldAegis WingCounter-Strike:... Read more...
Last week, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra made it clear that we would find out today which Xbox 360 games would be playable on its current generation Xbox One console. At the time, Ybarra said that 100+ games would be supported, and today we’re learning that the actual number is 104. Even though the official version of the list was handed down today (you can view the full list here), the its contents should come as no surprise. Twitter user KRVSHM revealed the complete (and accurate) list a week ago. You’ll see plenty of popular titles including the entire backlog of Gears of Wars, Forza Motorsport, and... Read more...
Did Microsoft just win E3 before Sony even takes the stage? That might be overstating things just a tad, but this is pretty big news for the console gaming community — Microsoft just announced that the Xbox One will be able to natively play Xbox 360 titles later this year. Be still, my heart! Better yet, gamers won’t have to spend one red cent to have access to their catalog of Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One console. If you previously purchased an Xbox 360 title from the Xbox Marketplace, the game will automatically be made available for you to download for free to your Xbox One. The alternative... Read more...
Sony's newer, slimmer, sexier PlayStation 3 console is a nice piece of hardware. There's no doubt that the 120GB hard drive, lower power drain, sleeker look and $299 price tag will draw more than a few folks in, but those holding tight to yesteryear now have reason to pause. Unlike some of the first PS3 machines to hit the market, the new PS3 'Slim' doesn't support PlayStation 2 titles. Backwards compatibility was a big draw way back when, and even today it's a hot-button topic. All Xbox 360s still support original Xbox titles, though Sony seems to be fading that away from its PS3 consoles. For... Read more...