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New Xbox 360 BackCompat Update 35

docdude316 writes "Gamespot is reporting that the Xbox 360 got another backward compatibility update Monday. The article says 'Microsoft has updated its Xbox 360 backward-compatibility list, this time adding 39 new games and updating support for nine more. That brings the total number of Xbox games playable on the Xbox 360 up past the 250 mark.' More backward compatibility is a good thing, but where's Psychonauts and Conker?" No Pyschonauts yet == BOOOO! And where is Jet Set Radio Future?
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New Xbox 360 BackCompat Update

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  • seriously, microsoft should really be putting all the effort into takeing over A list unique titles, like SCII, 90% of those games suck ass.
    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by GundamFan ( 848341 )
      By unique do you mean exclusive or inovative and of high quality?

      Soul Caliber II has ports on all three major last gen platforms. Plus part of the issue might be that there is a Soul Caliber game under development on the 360 on top of the fact that Soul Caliber III is out making Soul Caliber II "obsolete" in the eyes of the porting team.
      • Soul caliber III was ps2 only, and some people only buy one console per gen (I had a DC, but I don't think that counts due to it's short life) and i actually prefer SC2 on the xbox to SC3 on the ps2, it's still my favorite fighting game jointly with soul caliber on my DC, which I still play, SC2 is still a very widely played xbox title for many many people like myself who cant stand fist fighting games like DOA. SC2 is not my only gripe with BC it's also the PAL VGA adapter issues, how hard could it be to
        • There is no doubt in my mind that Microsoft's way of doing "backwards compatibility" has never worked... even going past there game busness. They don't seem to get that trying to adapt the game to the new system is doomed to falure. What they need to do is build the console to accomodate the old games but because of the way the Xbox was built the best way to do that is to crazy glue one to a 360. I feel your pain... esspecaly being stuck with an Xbox during what may have been the Plastation's (1,2,3...) g
    • by Duds ( 100634 )
      You don't understand how emulation works. The 90% of games that "suck ass" as you put it almost certainly "just worked" when they made changes to get one of the AA titles to work.
    • I with you on that. SoulCalibur II is the reason I own an original Xbox and not a 360.
  • What's the deal with getting the latest and greatest system when the old games won't run any better on it anyway?

    The real big deal with XBox360 is that MS is releasing development tools [msdn.com] that will allow the general public to develop games for the system.
    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by hector_uk ( 882132 )
      Maybe because their are not too many good games for the 360 yet and some of up acctually have HDTV's and like anti aliasing that comes into effect while running BC titles, i have no 360 equivilent of MASHED, soul caliber, jedi academy, halo, SW:BF2 some are BC which is great some are not, this matters to allot of people, I gave my xbox away when i got a 360 due to lack of space and general kindness.
      • Kindness? As the owner of your kindness I have to say, suck it. Next time don't try and do me any favors. /Paid for by the committe to suck it, suck it hard trebek.

        • Keep in mind that he said "...due to lack of space and general kindness." I read that as saying both his space and general kindness were lacking...
    • Soul Calibur 2 is that great.
  • What? (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward
    No Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball yet == BOOOO!
    • Why haven't they made Morrowind compatible with the 360?
      • by k_187 ( 61692 )
        because they want you to go buy oblivion. Why isn't burnout revenge backward compatable?
    • I got an XBox 360 and a brand new HDTV. I retire the XBox, plug everything in and play. The next day I get home later than my girlfriend, who is staring unhappily at the new set up. She plaintively asks why DOAX isn't working on the 360? She likes collecting bathing suits. I check the list. It's not there.

      Now, she paid for the HDTV too. DOAX looks all pretty-like in HD. I've only got two component inputs. So I've had to move my PS2 (making a moot point of my $35 component cables) onto an S-Video feed (I sti
  • Great Microsoft! (Score:1, Interesting)

    by macaulay805 ( 823467 )
    Now how about fixing the Xbox Live Arcade Game problem [joeslife.net] when you swap consoles out because your previous one died! Ahh, DRM at its finest.

    ... of course, it'll only get worse later on ...
    • Re:Great Microsoft! (Score:4, Informative)

      by Asmor ( 775910 ) on Tuesday August 29, 2006 @10:01AM (#15999398) Homepage
      Uhh, that's really not a very big problem.

      His girlfriend bought the games, not him, meaning his girlfriend needs to be signed in in order to play them. Note that he can still be signed in on his own account and playing it, just she needs to be signed in as well as, say, second player.

      It's more of a hassle than it should be, granted, but it's quite overblown.
      • Well, now after talking to a manager at tech support (they've called me back on an open ticket issue), the fix is to:

        1. Get a refund of Microsoft Points (via proving your innocense that you've swapped the console).
        2. Create a brand new silver account
        3. Apply the Microsoft Points refund to the new silver account.
        4. Purchase games on the new silver account.

        Well, the proposed solution seems fine and dandy, untill you have to swap out your console again.

        So fast forward to the 5th console swap (not out of propor
        • if you're on your 4th xbox, and are getting symptoms that make you think that you'll have to exchange it again, you're probably doing something wrong. the probability of getting that many flawed systems is very low, i'd think. I'm still using my first machine, and it works fine. if its overheating, try moving it away from the wall. let the vents in the back of the system do their job! the other thing i do, is.. one online account per system. i don't mind my friends playing with me, but their accounts are
  • I still see no way to play The Warriors on 360.

    Now THIS is a travashamockery.

    I need to beat the Moon Runners with bats.

  • Most games seem to run fine, the ones that are compatible, however the perfomance of one in particular always comes to mind: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 (and maybe also 1). Not only is there an occasional audio glitch in the form of a piercing buzz, but also significant slowdown in every battle. Now come on, utilize those PPC cores!!!
  • Full list. (Score:4, Informative)

    by AcidLacedPenguiN ( 835552 ) on Tuesday August 29, 2006 @10:44AM (#15999697)
    for those of you behind firewalls and corporate domains. . .
    New Games
    Aggressive Inline
    All-Star Baseball 2005
    Aquaman: Battle of Atlantis
    Burnout 3: Takedown
    Dead to Rights
    ESPN Major League Baseball
    Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly Director's Cut
    Freaky Flyers
    Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows
    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon - Island Thunder
    IndyCar Series 2005
    The Legend of Spyro: A Beginning
    Lego Star Wars II
    Links 2004
    Maximum Chase
    MTX: Mototrax Featuring Travis Pastrana
    MX vs. ATV Unleashed
    Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Arcade Collection
    Outlaw Tennis
    Over the Hedge
    Sid Meier's Pirates!
    Richard Burns Rally
    Rogue Trooper
    Serious Sam
    Shincho Mahjong
    Smashing Drive
    Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run
    The Suffering
    Taz: Wanted
    Torino 2006 Winter Olympics
    Trigger Man
    True Crime: Streets of LA
    Vietcong: Purple Haze
    Wrath Unleashed
    X-Men II: Wolverine's Revenge

    Updated Games
    All-Star Baseball 2003
    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
    Crash Bandicoot: Nitro Kart
    Digimon Rumble Arena 2
    Ford vs. Chevy
    Half-Life 2
    The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer
    Kabuki Warrior
    Mortal Kombat: Deception
    • by dook43 ( 660162 )
      Lego Star Wars II
      This is significant because it 1) isn't out yet, and 2) it isn't being released as a native X360 title. The original was one of the best games I've ever played.
  • by GreatDrok ( 684119 ) on Tuesday August 29, 2006 @10:47AM (#15999712) Journal
    The only Xbox game I have bought so far was Halo 2. I had never played it because I didn't have an Xbox but when I bought the 360 it was only £10 so I figured "what the hey" because MS would obviously make the effort to ensure that Halo and Halo 2 played perfectly. Not. I don't know if anyone else has played it through from start to finish but I have and I can tell you that the emulation is not perfect. I don't know how much better it looks than on the Xbox (I believe they updated some of the textures) but in the later levels I noticed that whenever there was a really bright flash there was a residual semi-transparent image of the flash that wouldn't go away. Yes, you could see through it but it was really annoying and meant that you had to save your progress, exit to the main menu, and then reload. I lost count of how many times I had to do this. I have not bothered to buy any more Xbox games. Mind you, I haven't bought many 360 games either (at £50 a go what do you expect?), just a few preowned ones and nothing really that stands out as being massively better than the original Xbox.

    Oh, I played the demo of Saints Row having heard it was better than GTA: San Andreas. No, it isn't. The control is crappy, there is far too little blood and it crashed my 360.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    I think MS has done an AWESOME job so far, porting the game that they have.

    The single biggest reason why people are unimpressed/upset with MS's limited backwards compatability list is because they're comparing MS to Sony's ability to support Sony's own old games. But many people fail to realize that Sony has been using the same-ish hardware for all their consoles (at least I think so).

    However, Microsoft not only put a more complex processor in the 360 (3 cores in the Xbox 360, and 1 core in the Xbox), they
  • While I realize it's probably way near the bottom of the "to do list" and will probably never be added to the BC list, that'd sure be nice. The controller takes up enough space, I don't also need a box that takes up space to play just a few of my favorite games that still aren't compatible with the 360.

    Xbox controllers are esentially USB, so it wouldn't be too hard to get it to work with the 360, right?

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.