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Old 06-01-2006, 01:49 PM   #1
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Xbox BC not a priority, says Moore.

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In a 180-degree turn from statements made over the past year, it would appear Microsoft is starting to back away from their previous commitment to make "every Xbox game work on the 360." According to Xbox chief Peter Moore, "Nobody is concerned anymore about backwards compatibility. We under promised and over delivered on that."

While Moore acknowledges there are still more Xbox compatibility updates on the way, he went on to say he was "stunned" that his team has been able to make hundreds of Xbox titles compatible with the Xbox 360. At last check, fan favorites Panzer Dragoon Orta, Soul Calibur 2, and the Kingdom Under Fire series were still absent from the official list, but you can still play Drake of the 99 Dragons!

If original Xbox games are to be made available over the Xbox Live service, how many of you would be willing to buy them (again)?
Looks like some of those 360 promises are doing a 180 alright.
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Old 06-01-2006, 01:56 PM   #2
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Moore can suck it.
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Old 06-01-2006, 01:56 PM   #3
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The thing is, if no one is actually using the b/c of the console, why keep pursuing it? It would be pretty stupid on their part to keep investing resources into a feature that the Xbox360 customers are rejecting. Realistically, the Xbox catalogue is not full of timeless classics that stand the test of time.

Joystiq comments on whether or not people would re-buy the same games on XBL is pretty off the mark. Everyone who has owned a Nintendo system has re-bought the same games (SNES to GBA SP ports as an example), and the whole concept of a virtual console is to re-sell older gen games for the new systems.
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Old 06-01-2006, 02:00 PM   #4
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Sure would suck if you had to buy your backwards compatibility through the Live marketplace.
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Old 06-01-2006, 02:12 PM   #5
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"if no one is actually using the b/c of the console, why keep pursuing it? It would be pretty stupid on their part to keep investing resources into a feature that the Xbox360 customers are rejecting."

I use that feature quite a bit and i'm still waiting to use that feature on several of my games. Besides when you see those games in HD it's hard to go back.

Besides, that's BS on no one wanting to use it... sony has managed to have that feature and I know tons of folks that use there PS2 to play PS1 games....

I want my Panzer Orta, Gun Valkyrie and Outrun 2/SP
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Old 06-01-2006, 02:44 PM   #6
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I would use it.

I plan on using the Wii's gamecube compatability alot. I'm usually always up for a game of Ikaruga or Megaman X Collection.
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:01 PM   #7
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The thing is though that the 360's b/c is based upon someone having XBL in the first place and that's pretty explicity clear. Therefore, MS can tell pretty easily how many of their customers are actually interested in b/c. Cleary, the number must be pretty small for MS to limit the number of titles that are b/c at this point. Some people may get left out of the loop, but they are interested in supporting what the majority of their customers want. Also, for the non-XBL 360 owners, they clearly bought the system and have chosen are not interested in b/c. It may just be that with the used games for sale, the need for b/c has really stopped as people are unloading their old games to trade up.
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:07 PM   #8
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Why do you need to have XBL in order to use B/C? Isn't that kind just screwing consumers?
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:18 PM   #9
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You don't need it, its just the easiest way to get the BC updates.
You can order the update disc or burn your own.

And yeah, Moore, maybe "enough is enough" but you guys arn't even close yet.
Where's DOA Ultimate?
Kingdom Under Fire?
X-Men Legends?

Atleast we can all play "great" games like Barbie's Horse Adventure and Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures, right? Right?
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Would be pretty stupid if it was.
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:44 PM   #11
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**** off Moore. Your team sucks ass if they can't deliver BC. Nintendo and Sony just schooled you in console development. Welcome to the big boys, Microsoft.
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:47 PM   #12
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Wait I thought MS hadn't really screwed the consumers yet? Fucking biased fucks.
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The big three always screw you over in some way or other. The fun part is waiting to see what exactly they plan to screw you with, and if they can top the other guys. Is your anus wide enough to accept this screwing? That depends on how much you were looking forward to the promised feature. For those who really wanted backwards compatability for their 360, its basically a virgin christmas for them. Or should I say...a de-virginizing experience.
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:00 PM   #14
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Wait I thought MS hadn't really screwed the consumers yet? Fucking biased fucks.
Or maybe it's you first trip to the MS section. Hanging out exclusively in the Sony section might give one an opinion that this forum only bashes Sony, try other sections every once in awhile.

To say "oh my poor sony gets pick on and not the other consoles" is retarded.

Fanboys

A company gets bashed regardless who it is if they deserve it. Sony just happens to deserve it more than anyone else because of their arrogance and the way they talk down on people like they're slaves to them (PS3 is better than a PC, $599 pricepoint, a billion people will buy it if no games ever came out for it etc....) Everytime one of their dipshit executives speaks it just pisses people off, so they get what they deserve. But this shows that if you say some stupid **** and you're not Sony you're still getting bashed.

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Old 06-01-2006, 05:16 PM   #15
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I've bought three games post-360 for the original Xbox that I was hoping to be able to play on the 360. Games that should rightfully be working.

Elder Scrolls III
Jet Set Radio Future
Phantom Dust

Why don't these work? Weren't they highly reviewed and quite popular (except for PD)? I'm pissed.
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