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Sony execs talk backward compatibility, PS3 comeback

One year after EGM's infamous BattleStation cover feature on the PS3's problems, the latest issue has a feature that's quite a bit more bullish about the system's chances in the coming year. Included in that feature is an interesting interview with two PlayStation executives that reveals some...

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The end of back compat updates may be nigh

Kotaku spoke to Xbox 360 group marketing manager Albert Penello this week at CES and uncovered some unfortunate news regarding backwards compatible Xbox games on the Xbox 360. In short, Penello said that Microsoft is more or less done with releasing back compat updates. Penello told Kotaku "I don't...

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Back compat games showing up on Gamercards

It seems that the Fall Update brought with it more than we realized. A befuddled Knuckles Dawson IMed us the other day, noting that backwards compatible Xbox games are now showing up on Xbox 360 Gamercards. We checked our own console, and sure enough, a recently played Xbox game (Ninja Gaiden) was...

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Joystiq Poll: Most missed Xbox 360 back compat titles

On Tuesday, Microsoft dropped another 84 original Xbox games onto our 360s, bringing the grand total of backwards compatible games up to 465. With each back compat update, they get closer and closer to hitting every major Xbox title that anyone would care to play again. Couple that with the newly...

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Back compat update brings sports, dungeon crawlers

Seemingly out of nowhere, a backwards compatibility update has been unleashed for the Xbox 360. While there are over 80 new games on the list, the ones that catch our eyes are the numerous sports titles and a few of the Xbox's better dungeon crawlers. These include Dungeon & Dragons Heroes,...

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27% of top 300 Xbox games are back-compatible

Cheap Ass Gamer (and Joystiq's good buddy) CheapyD put on his thinking cap to figure out just what percentage of the top-rated Xbox games work on the 360. With notable classics like Psychonauts still unplayable (did you send out your e-mail?), how far along is the MS team in their ongoing struggle...

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