If you’re nostalgic for original Xbox classics, Microsoft now has a cure for you. Initially announced at E3, the Xbox One can now play select original Xbox games with increased performance. The list includes instant classics such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, as well as cult hits like Psychonauts. Here are all of the Xbox One backward-compatible Xbox games available now.Backwards compatible Xbox gamesBLACK BloodRayne 2 Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge Dead to Rights Fuzion Frenzy Grabbed by the GhouliesKing of Fighters NeowaveNinja Gaiden BlackPrince of Persia: The Sands of TimePsychonautsRed Faction IISid Meier’s Pirates!Star Wars: Knights of the Old RepublicIf you want to play one of these games for the first time (or sold your copy), you can purchase these games digitally from the Xbox Marketplace. Each game is priced at $10 except for Red Faction II, which is $15.The Xbox One … [Read more...] about The 13 Xbox One backward-compatible Xbox games available now
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Video game players will have plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2016: not just because of what’s coming, but also for the games they already know and love. The coming year will be riddled with notable anniversaries of great and influential games.No matter what era you remember most fondly, there will be “birthdays” of games worth celebrating. Of course, these milestones also serve as a reminder of just how long it’s been since you first fell in love with that classic game the formative year when you played it.Though there are simply too many to name, here are some of the most important, influential anniversaries coming up that will likely make you feel wistful, then scratch your head and wonder, “where did all the time go?”Gears of War (10th Anniversary)Release Date: November 6, 2006 Console: Xbox 360Gears of War was the best-looking video game in the world when it was released almost ten years ago. After a rough first year for the Xbox 360, … [Read more...] about 10 Video Games That Are Going to Make You Feel Old in 2016
Updated on 4-02-2014 by Adam Rosenberg: Microsoft delivered more details about Kinect v2.0 and Windows platform interoperability during its annual Build developer conference.The main thrust of the news is that the Xbox One is now officially a Windows device. This means a couple of things. For one, developers will have the tools to build apps that support Windows as a platform, including Xbox One. An example shown during the press conference demonstrated how an app built to deliver content from the non-profit educational website Khan Academy transformed around Windows 8.1, Windows Phone, and Xbox One OS environments.The platform expansion goes both ways too; Microsoft’s recently revealed DirectX 12 graphics API will incorporate all of the fancy flourishes that the Xbox One is capable of. That doesn’t mean much on the surface to you, the user, but it should translate to prettier DirectX games with a lower processing overhead on the PC side.———Original … [Read more...] about Microsoft brings the Xbox One’s Kinect to PC, Xbox One graphics to DirectX 12 (Updated)
Shove aside those new machines and plug your Xbox 360 console back in, because you’ll be able to get down with some free-to-play war-making in Wargaming’s World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition on February 12, 2014. Announced at E3 2013, the 360 version of World of Tanks brings team-based tank-on-tank warfare into your living room, with re-tooled controls and a more console-friendly user interface. Note that you’ll need to be an Xbox Live Gold subscriber in order to play, though Silver users can take advantage of a 7-day timed trial.World of Tanks recently celebrated hitting the milestone of 1.1 million concurrent players in Russia alone (that’s where the game debuted). The PC version has 75 million users around the world and drew in roughly $372 million in 2013 alone from in-game microtransactions. We’ve gotten a close look at the Xbox 360 release two separate times, and we walked away impressed on both occasions. You’ll be able to check it … [Read more...] about World of Tanks declares war on Xbox 360 next week
One of the biggest reasons to upgrade to a new console generation is power. Better graphics, better processing capabilities — all of it leads to bigger and better-looking games. With its upcoming new version of the Xbox One, now known officially as the Xbox One X, Microsoft wants to convince you that adding more technical firepower should not be reserved for whole new generations of consoles.While the One X is a still an Xbox One, it is heftier, faster and more powerful under the hood and now with the original Xbox One no longer available to purchase, Microsoft is pushing Xbox fans young and old towards its new system.The One X is the younger sibling of both the original One and One S, with years worth of extra development and planning behind it. It should, in theory, offer substantial performance and feature improvements over its predecessor. But is it worth buying over its more affordable One S sibling?A lot of One X pre-order buyers certainly think so, … [Read more...] about Xbox One S vs. Xbox One X — is the upgrade worth it?
The Xbox One S offers a sleek, compact, and 4K Blu-ray-capable alternative to the original Xbox One, which has now been discontinued, and with multiple bundles sporting a variety of storage capacities and packed-in games, the Xbox One S is great option for anyone looking to pick up an Xbox system for the first time. At just $280 for the standard 500GB version with a game, it’s also one of the most affordable consoles on the market today.Should you go all out and purchase the 2TB version of the console, or stick with your tried-and-true Xbox One? With the native 4K-capable, ultra-powerful Xbox One X console launching at the end of 2017, the answer to that question really depends on your eagerness to adopt the latest-and-greatest tech. Below, we take a look at how the newest console from Microsoft competes with its predecessor, the original Xbox One, in terms of specs. After all, a side-by-side juxtaposition could be enough to sway you one way or another Xbox … [Read more...] about The Xbox One S is here, so is it time to ditch your original Xbox One?
Xbox One X.That’s the official name Microsoft has given to Project Scorpio, the 4K-capable cousin to the Xbox One. Microsoft promised the $500 Xbox One X would be “the most powerful console ever,” and now that it’s launched, it indeed delivers much more performance than Sony’s $400 PlayStation 4 Pro—and even many gaming PCs. Read on for details on Xbox One X pricing, availability, specs, noteworthy features, and compatible games.Editor’s note: This article is constantly updated as new info comes out. It was last updated November 7, 2017 with links to our Xbox One X review and Xbox One X PC build.The Xbox One X is the most powerful console ever, and even more impressively, it manages to push so many frames while running quietly and offering the best price-to-performance ratio of any gaming hardware today. And yes, that includes DIY gaming PCs. Read PCWorld’s Xbox One X review to discover why Microsoft’s 4K console impressed our … [Read more...] about Xbox One X: Everything you need to know about Microsoft’s powerful 4K gaming console
When Bill Gates announced Microsoft's plans to build a games console back in 2000, there were plenty who believed it could never be done -- that the powers of Sony, Nintendo and Sega were too powerful to compete with. Tens of millions of console sales later, however, the Xbox franchise has become a dominant force in gaming. One man on the front lines of the console war in the Xbox's early days was former Microsoft VP of game publishing Ed Fries. A major figure in the games industry, Fries took some time to answer CNET's questions on "Halo", wooing developers and the Xbox One console today. With the Xbox, Microsoft took a unique approach to console construction, building it using many off-the-shelf PC components, and own-brand software. This wasn't how games machines were traditionally built but, Fries explains, it was a hit with those who knew their way around Windows. "All the PC developers we knew were excited about it," Fries says. "Nintendo and Sony … [Read more...] about Father of first Xbox Ed Fries optimistic about Xbox One
Xbox One X.That’s the official name Microsoft has given to Project Scorpio, the upcoming 4K-ready cousin to the Xbox One. It will, in Microsoft’s words, be “the most powerful console ever.”That was Microsoft’s main message during the console’s reveal at E3 2017, repeatedly emphasizing the Xbox One X’s advantages over the competing PlayStation 4 Pro (without ever mentioning its rival console by name, of course). And it sure is a powerful console. Read on for details on Xbox One X pricing, availability, specs, noteworthy features, and compatible games.Editor’s note: This article is constantly updated as new info comes out. It was last updated September 20, 2017 with information about standard edition Xbox One X preorders and “enhanced” games.During its E3 press conference, Microsoft touted a “worldwide” release on November 7 for the Xbox One X, but the company has so far listed prices in only five currencies: … [Read more...] about Xbox One X: Everything you need to know about this powerful gaming console
Xbox One is getting a little bit cheaper in the United Kingdom. Microsoft’s newest console will cost £399 come February 28th, down from £429 at launch. For right now, any such reduction is strictly limited to the UK. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock “For us it’s about giving UK gamers the best value we can,” Xbox’s UK Marketing Director Harvey Eagle told IGN. “That really starts with the announcement we’re making today with this new £399 price-point.This comes hot on the heels of the announcement that Microsoft plans to sell a Titanfall bundle at the same price as the regular Xbox One, which, as Paul Tassi notes, is something of a $60 price cut in itself. As usual, there’s no word about when we might see a similar price cut in the US or anywhere else, but it’s safe to assume that Microsoft is going to be paying very close attention to how this goes over in the UK. I wouldn’t be … [Read more...] about Xbox One Gets Price Cut Coming