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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #195 on: June 11, 2017, 05:20:56 PM »
You can get digital downloads of Xbox games to play.  I don't believe it plays physical media as backwards compatibilie.   


It will run disc copies of 360 games that have been made compatible on the Xbox One.

https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/console/compatibility-with-xbox-360-faq#Xbox360gamecompatibility1

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/backward-compatibility/available-games
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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #196 on: June 11, 2017, 05:23:51 PM »
An Xbox One S for $199 tomorrow. Is it worth it? I've never, ever owned a console but I'm tempted.  :dreamer:

I think so.

Very much worth it.
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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #197 on: June 11, 2017, 07:06:45 PM »
You can get digital downloads of Xbox games to play.  I don't believe it plays physical media as backwards compatibilie.   


It will run disc copies of 360 games that have been made compatible on the Xbox One.

https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/console/compatibility-with-xbox-360-faq#Xbox360gamecompatibility1

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/backward-compatibility/available-games

I did not know this very cool.

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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #198 on: June 13, 2017, 06:49:52 PM »
Or looked at another way, it could technically play any 360 disc game if Microsoft wanted it to, but they're restricting it by code to only work with discs of games available digitally from the store.

And that concession required a massive fan backlash: Macro$lash wanted to double dip customers by forcing a rebuy of games players already owned on disc for anyone who wanted to continue playing them without the hassle of keeping another console (already notorious for a self-destructive lifespan anyway) connected up and ready to go.

As it happens, stats (in the other article) report that less than 2% of time is spent on playing 360 games on the Bone anyway. So M$ recovered some customer good-will at no great loss in potential extra revenue.

Not that I have anything to be bitter about: I'm a Playstation player. (I have my own bitternesses to be bitter about when it comes to compatibility. ;)  :pullhair: )
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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #199 on: June 13, 2017, 07:06:59 PM »
It can't just play any 360 game. AFAIK, there isn't an onboard emulator like Sony tried to do with the early PS4s (which they dropped because of cost). There is some work involved to make 360 games compatible with the Xbox one. And honestly MS (or Sony or anyone else) isn't under any obligation to provide backward compatibility. It's a nice feature to offer, but if I really want to play my 360 games I'll play them on my 360.

The truth is most users of the Xbox One don't make use of backward compatibility anyway - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/06/backward-compatible-xbox-360-games-are-less-than-2-of-xbox-one-usage-time/
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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #200 on: June 14, 2017, 07:04:16 AM »
The truth is most users of the Xbox One don't make use of backward compatibility anyway - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/06/backward-compatible-xbox-360-games-are-less-than-2-of-xbox-one-usage-time/

Yes as I noted in my post. ;)

I know they aren't under any legal or moral obligation to provide back-compat. What people were upset about was fishing for rebuys.

How does the limited compatibility work, btw? -- the disc is used for authentication and then the game (properly modified with some work to make it play on the XBone) is downloaded from the store?
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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #201 on: June 14, 2017, 12:51:50 PM »
 
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the disc is used for authentication and then the game (properly modified with some work to make it play on the XBone) is downloaded from the store?

Yep
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