Wtf Gamers? On Backwards Compatibility

What is up gamers it is your Original Beast Gamer Kuma here with our news update in our world of gaming. Not too long ago Major Nelson just released some footage on the all new Backwards compatibility feature for the Xbox One where you the gamer can play old Xbox 360 emulated through your Xbox One. Here is the video on the announcement.

The list of games as it stands:

  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Alien Hominid HD
  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Asteroids & Deluxe
  • Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Bejeweled 2
  • Bellator: MMA Onslaught
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD
  • Blood of the Werewolf
  • BloodRayne: Betrayal
  • Borderlands
  • Call of Juarez Gunslinger
  • Castle Crashers
  • CastleStorm
  • Centipede & Millipede
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Deadliest Warrior: Legends
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening
  • DiRT 3
  • DiRT Showdown
  • Discs of Tron
  • Doom
  • Doom II
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • Earthworm Jim HD
  • Fable II
  • Fallout 3
  • Feeding Frenzy
  • Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown
  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Golden Axe
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Hardwood Backgammon
  • Hardwood Hearts
  • Hardwood Spades
  • Heavy Weapon
  • Hexic HD
  • Ikaruga
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Joy Ride Turbo
  • Just Cause 2
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Lode Runner
  • Mass Effect
  • Metal Slug 3
  • Metal Slug XX
  • Might & Magic Clash of Heroes
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Missile Command
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Monkey Island 2: Special Edition
  • Monkey Island: Special Edition
  • Ms. Splosion Man
  • Mutant Blobs Attack!!!
  • N+
  • NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
  • NiGHTS into dreams…
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Pac-Man: Championship Edition
  • Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX+
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Phantom Breaker:Battle Grounds
  • Pinball FX
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Prince of Persia
  • Putty Squad
  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Rayman 3 HD
  • Sacred Citadel
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
  • Shadow Complex
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 3
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Supreme Commander 2
  • Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas
  • Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas 2
  • Torchlight
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  • Tron: Evolution
  • Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Zuma

That’s a pretty impressive list, but where is the Crackdown series Microsoft? I know this is probably just the first wave, but how about you take out hardwood Hearts and Hardwood spades for Crackdown and Facebreaker? I think that would be fair and besides when Xbox 360 had its BC (Backwards Compatibility), it was vast, but not as impressive.

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This takes me back to my review of PlayStation Now which features a renting system for old titles on PS3 and PS1 on the PS4. I’ve had numerous conversations on how messed up that service is and here we are with Xbox coming out with a better emulator service that is not run off your stream connection.

Sony has announced that they will be doing backwards compatibility for PS1 and PS2, but since PlayStation Now is out already does this mean they are scrapping that service? Will we be getting a download service to keep out old titles again when we were on the PS3? If so then I hope this kind of back peddling and bad form to your customers comes to an end.

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I get it that you want to try ways to earn more money in some shape or form, but we as gamers already shell more than the price for a regular game as is. It is about time some of you follow your fellow developers and giving back to the customers a bit more. I do hope this works out for the Xbox One and definitely want to see Sony drop PlayStation Now and just let us have the games we already purchased on the PS3 on the PS4 again. I mean is it that much of a problem?

I want to hear your thoughts on how you feel about backwards compatibility. Please try to constructive in your opinion. Stay frosty gamers!

Beast Gamer Kuma

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2 Responses to Wtf Gamers? On Backwards Compatibility

  1. Eiyuuou says:

    It’s called PS Now mate. 😉

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