• The Untold Story of Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

    27 days ago - By IGN

    Quick: name your favorite E3 ever.
    Time's up! Can you even pick one? Hopefully they're all fun in their own way for gamers, but for 28-year Microsoft veteran Kevin La Chapelle, the answer to the question is both instant and unlikely to ever change: 2015.
    That's the year you heard some of the loudest cheering ever at Microsoft's Xbox E3 media briefing. And those cheers weren't for new versions of Halo or Gears of War, or even Project Scorpio. Instead, the Galen Center erupted in applause when Head of Xbox Phil Spencer announced what La Chapelle's team had spent months working on: backwards...
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  • Next wave of backward compatible original Xbox games are coming Spring 2018

    Next wave of backward compatible original Xbox games are coming Spring 2018

    27 days ago - By Windows Central

    Today Microsoft announced that the first wave of original Xbox games were joining the Backward Compatibility program on October 24, 2017.
    A handful of games will be available tomorrow but what about others? Well, we have news regarding that. It's up to you to decide if it's good or bad.
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  • Xbox One X pre-orders will go live with Best Buy Canada at 6pm ET

    Xbox One X pre-orders will go live with Best Buy Canada at 6pm ET

    27 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    Best Buy Canada has confirmed that pre-orders for the Xbox One X will go live on its website at 3pm PT/6pm ET. The 4K-capable system will retail for $599 CAD when the console releases on November 7th. Limited quantity of Xbox One X for pre-order online only at approximately 3pm PST/ 6pm EST today! No rainchecks. - RZ Gamers Club October 23, 2017 You can pre-order the Xbox One X from Best Buy.ca here. The Xbox One X packs teraflops of power and support for native 4K gaming and HDR content. So far, over 130 “Xbox One X Enhanced” games have been confirmed, including Middle-earth: Shadow of...
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  • 13 original Xbox games will be playable on the Xbox One starting this week

    13 original Xbox games will be playable on the Xbox One starting this week

    27 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Over the summer during E3 2017, Microsoft announced that it would begin adding original Xbox titles to the list of backward compatible games on the Xbox One before the end of the year. IGN revealed today that the first thirteen of those games will be playable on the new console on Tuesday, October 24th - all of which have been enhanced with 1080p resolution, smoother framerates and quicker loading times than the original games.
    If you still have the discs, all you have to do is slide them into your Xbox One to begin playing. Otherwise, you can download digital copies of most of the...
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  • Xbox One's first original backwards-compatible games are here - CNET

    Xbox One's first original backwards-compatible games are here - CNET

    27 days ago - By CNET

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Ninja Gaiden Black and more will be playable soon.
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  • Original Xbox games run at sixteen times the resolution on Xbox One X

    Original Xbox games run at sixteen times the resolution on Xbox One X

    27 days ago - By Windows Central

    Today Microsoft announced that the first wave of original Xbox games were joining the Backward Compatibility program on October 24. Only a handful of games will be available tomorrow but they're all amazing experiences. However, how will they look? Will they take advantage of the added power of the Xbox One? What about the Xbox One X ?
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  • Cult classic Ninja Gaiden Black will be free for Xbox Game Pass subscribers

    Cult classic Ninja Gaiden Black will be free for Xbox Game Pass subscribers

    27 days ago - By Windows Central

    Today Microsoft announced that original Xbox games were coming to the Backward Compatibility program on October 24.
    Many of the titles are priced at reasonable levels but what if you want to witness the upgrades without purchasing a game? You may be in luck!
    In a rather surprising move, Microsoft announced that Ninja Gaiden Black will be available for free to Xbox Game Pass subscribers. According to a post on Larry Hryb's website, the game will be free presumably on October 24, 2017 if you have an Xbox Game Pass. However, that's not all, it'll look better and run better on Xbox One. If...
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  • The Untold Story of Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

    27 days ago - By N4G

    Times up! Can you even pick one? Hopefully theyre all fun in their own way for gamers, but for 28-year Microsoft veteran Kevin La Chapelle, the answer to the question is both instant and unlikely to ever change: 2015.
    Thats the year you heard some of the loudest cheering ever at Microsofts Xbox E3 media briefing. And those cheers werent for new versions of Halo or Gears of War, or even Project Scorpio. Instead, the Galen Center erupted in applause when Head of Xbox Phil Spencer announced what La Chapelles team had spent months working on: backwards compatibility.
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  • Xbox One X upgrades for Halo 3 backward compatibility showcased in new video

    Xbox One X upgrades for Halo 3 backward compatibility showcased in new video

    27 days ago - By Windows Central

    Get a closer look at how select backward compatible titles will be improved on the Xbox One X - starting with 2007's Halo 3.
    Microsoft recently announced that four Xbox 360 games will be seeing an upgrade next month, with the release of the Xbox One X. While updates for several existing Xbox One games have previously been announced , this latest unveiling has shown how select backward compatible titles can also leverage the additional resources.
    So far, Microsoft has announced four "Xbox One X Enhanced" Xbox 360 titles - Halo 3, Assassin's Creed, Fallout 3, and The Elder Scrolls IV...
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