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  • Black Ops 2 Available on Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility

    black ops 2 available xbox oneCall of Duty: Black Ops 2 is now available on the Xbox One via backwards compatibility. The news hit via an announcement post on the Xbox news website.

    The new Black Ops 2 backwards compatible version is free to everybody that already owns the physical or digital version of Black Ops 2 on Xbox 360. If players do not own Black Ops 2, they can now purchase a digital copy for their Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store.

    Currently, the digital copy of Black Ops 2 on the Xbox One is on sale with a 60% discount for those with Xbox Live Gold and a 50% discount for those who do not have an active Gold subscription. The sale will continue until April 17.

    Unsurprisingly, the newly available backwards compatible Black Ops 2 has brought thousands of Xbox One players back to the title. With recent numbers, it looks as if the new Black Ops 2 player base may even surpass the current Infinite Warfare player base. It's great to see the Xbox One backwards compatibility program grow to support some of the biggest hits to launch on the Xbox 360.

    Will you be playing Black Ops 2 on the Xbox One? How do you think Black Ops 2 compares to Infinite Warfare? Is there even room for comparison? Judging by the recent boost in player count to Black Ops 2, it's clear many are bigger fans of the Black Ops series.

  • New Backwards Compatible Games Help Xbox One Library Surpass 200

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    The Xbox One backwards compatible games list has been growing ever since the feature was added to the console late last year. This month, new games have been added to the list and the total amount of compatible games has now surpassed 200.

    For those unaware, backwards compatibility refers to Xbox 360 games that are now supported on the Xbox One system. At the end of June Microsoft added the following games to their list.

    Bloodforge - Bloodforge is a third-person hack n' slash style game developed by the Climax Studios and Microsoft Studios. The game was originally released as an Xbox Live Arcade title in 2012

    Mars: War Logs - Mars: War Logs is a cyberpunk themed RPG game. The game was published by Focus Home Interactive. Originally Mars: War Logs was released in 2013.

    Gripshift - GripShift was a stunt driving game that was developed by Sidhe Interactive and co-published by Red Mile Entertainment, Sony Online Entertainment and Ubisoft Entertainment for the PlayStation Portable handheld in 2005. Later it launched as an Xbox Live Arcade title.

    Go! Go! Break Steady - Go! Go! Break Steady is a puzzle game developed by Little Boy Games. The game was originally released in 2008.

    Whilst these games may not be the most popular titles in existence, it's good to see that more developers are working to include their game in the backwards compatible program. A lot of the most popular titles have already been released for the backwards compatible program and plenty more games are going to be added in the future.

    With backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles, players are able to continue earning achievements and make save game progress. Unlike the backwards compatibility feature for the Xbox 360, the Xbox One essentially emulates the Xbox 360 system so that games can be played in their entirety.

  • Xbox One Now Has 104 Backwards Compatible Games

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    Xbox has confirmed that the Xbox One now currently supports backwards compatibility for a total of 104 Xbox 360 titles. Going forward, all Games with Gold Xbox 360 titles will also be made backwards compatible each month they are announced. These additional titles each month will add to the total number of supported Xbox 360 games and Xbox plans to add more support for other games in the future too.

    Without further ado, here is the list. Use F3 or Ctrl+F to search for your favorite titles.

    A Kingdom for Keflings

    A World of Keflings

    Alien Hominid HD

    Assassin's Creed II

    Asteroids & Deluxe

    Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts



    BattleBlock Theater

    Bejeweled 2

    Bellator: MMA Onslaught

    Beyond Good & Evil HD

    Blood of the Werewolf

    BloodRayne: Betrayal


    Call of Juarez Gunslinger

    Castle Crashers


    Centipede & Millipede

    Condemned: Criminal Origins

    Crazy Taxi

    Deadliest Warrior: Legends

    Defense Grid: The Awakening

    DiRT 3

    DiRT Showdown

    Discs of Tron


    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


    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: Special Edition

    Monkey Island 2: Special Edition

    Ms. Splosion Man

    Mutant Blobs Attack!!!


    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

    Rayman 3 HD

    R-Type Dimensions

    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

    Super Meat Boy

    Supreme Commander 2

    Tom Clancy's RainbowSix Vegas

    Tom Clancy's RainbowSix Vegas 2

    South Park: The Stick of Truth


    Toy Soldiers

    Toy Soldiers: Cold War

    Tron: Evolution

    Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon

    Viva Pinata

    Viva Pinata: Trouble In Paradise

    Wolfenstein 3D


  • New Backwards Compatible Titles Will Be Announced Each Month

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    Now that backwards compatibility has been added to the Xbox One, we have plenty of exciting things to look forward to in the future. Whilst the catalogue of available backwards compatible Xbox 360 games is still quite expansive, Microsoft plans to add more games to the list.

    In fact, Microsoft has revealed that they will be unveiling new backwards compatible titles each month. If you've got any Xbox 360 games lying around that aren't yet supported for backwards compatibility, we'd definitely suggest holding onto them.

    Phil Spencer revealed on Twitter that the Xbox team will announce new games monthly. It's expected that each month a new updated list will be posted online by somebody working at Xbox, although the exact date for the monthly titles has not yet been decided.

    It's great to see that Microsoft will still be putting resources into the new backwards compatibility feature. I personally cannot wait to see what new games are added to the list each month. I have a big backlog of Xbox 360 games that I still haven't played through so the backwards compatibility feature will give me more of an incentive to dust off my collection.

    In other news, Xbox announced the free Games with Gold that would be available in December. Unfortunately the December backwards compatibility list has not yet been released but we do know that the following games will be available for free to Gold members throughout the month:

    Thief - Dec. 16 to Jan. 15, 2016

    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing - Dec. 16 to Jan. 15, 2016

    CastleStorm - Dec. 1 to Dec. 15

    Sacred 3 - Dec. 16 to Dec. 31

    Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising - from Dec. 1

  • Download Codes for Gears of War Backwards Compatible Titles coming Soon

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    When Gears of War: Ultimate Edition was announced, the developers revealed that pre-ordering the game would make players eligible for all four of the previous Gears of War games on Xbox 360 - these titles would be provided to players via digital download codes and they would be sent out once the backwards compatibility patch goes live on the Xbox One.

    Well good news is that the plans for the backwards compatible Gears of War games are still going ahead and now that the backwards compatible patch has been released, Coalition games has mentioned exactly when the four Xbox 360 Gears of War titles will be available for the Ultimate Edition pre-orderers.

    According to Microsoft, all four backwards compatible Gears of War games will be available for download from December 1 - if you already own either of the Gears of War titles on Xbox 360, you will also be able to insert the discs into your Xbox One after the November 12 backwards compatibility patch.

    So what games do actually come with the Ultimate Edition pre-order? You will get Gears of War Judgment, Gears of War 3, Gears of War 2, and surprisingly Gears of War 1, despite Ultimate Edition being a remake of the first game.

    If you are eligible for the Gears of War backwards compatible games, will you play through the three other titles once they are available on December 1? All four Gears of War games are absolute classics and hopefully the backwards compatibility patch for the Xbox One should help revitalize the online server population for all of the games.

  • Fallout 4 Details Shared on Twitter

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    Fallout's Pete Hines has taken to Twitter to answer a few questions from Fallout 4 fans. As a result, we've managed to learn a few things about romance options, Fallout 3 on the PlayStation 4, and more details about the wasteland.

    One PlayStation 4 owner asked whether Fallout 3 was going to make it's way to the PS4. He asked this question because it was recently confirmed that Fallout 3 will soon be playable on the Xbox One. Pete Hines responded by saying that Bethesda haven't worked to put Fallout 3 on the Xbox One but instead have simply allowed Microsoft the rights to make Fallout 3 backwards compatible.

    For that reason, if the PS4 were to be backwards compatible as well then players would also be able to play Fallout 3 on the PlayStation 4. As it stands right now, however, only the Xbox One can play Fallout 3 via the Xbox 360 version of the game.

    Further through the week Pete Hines mentioned that players will not be able to build settlements anywhere within the Wasteland. There will be specific areas where building will be possible but outside of these areas  building will be prohibited. From a game mechanic standpoint, this makes sense. It would be potentially game breaking if players could build absolutely anywhere.

    Another fan asked how players would be able to get in and out of the PowerSuit. Hines responded with, "you put it on/off by stepping in and out of it. The garage key art is a not-so-subtle hint as well."

    Fallout 4 will be available on November 10, 2015.

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