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Witcher 2 gets backwards-compatible on Xbox One, is free for two weeks

Witcher 2 gets backwards-compatible on Xbox One, is free for two weeks

The Witcher 3 was easily one of the best games to come out of 2015. It was a big enough hit that many people who hadn't even played the previous games decided to pick it up. If you're one of those people, and you want to play the earlier games, today is your lucky day.

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9-year-old Xbox 360 case hits The US Supreme Court

9-year-old Xbox 360 case hits The US Supreme Court

It's easy to look back fondly at the Xbox 360 as the titan of last generation's console wars. In reality, it was on par with the PS3, and had a host of launch issues. The biggest issue that we all remember was the dreaded “Red Ring of Death.” Personally, I only had to have two consoles replaced because of the RRoD. But today, the Supreme Court is preparing to hear a case regarding another of the Xbox 360's mechanical issues.

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No new Call of Duty: Black Ops III maps for PS3, Xbox 360

No new Call of Duty: Black Ops III maps for PS3, Xbox 360

Bad news today for Call of Duty: Black Ops III players on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Activision has officially announced the game's first DLC pack, titled "Awakening," which includes four new multiplayer maps and a new co-op chapter in the zombies mode. Unfortunately none of it is coming to the last-gen consoles, instead seeing release first on PS4, followed by Xbox One and PC.

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Xbox One backwards compatibility adds 16 more games

Xbox One backwards compatibility adds 16 more games

Good news for Xbox One users who have been enjoying the ability to play some of their favorite Xbox 360 games via the console's new backwards compatibility feature: Microsoft today announced another 16 titles have been updated with support, bringing the total up to 120 games. Backwards compatibility debuted on the Xbox One back in mid-November, allowing users to play both disc-based Xbox 360 games and those they purchased digitally online, as well as advanced features like take screenshots, stream gameplay, and record in-game clips.

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Xbox One backwards-compatible games list made official

Xbox One backwards-compatible games list made official

In the old days of console gaming, there wasn't much a worry about backwards-compatibility. You just kept your old machine and games around, and just played that way. These days, consoles don't quite last like they used to, and digital downloads can complicate matters. Starting November 12th, the Xbox One will be backwards-compatible with older Xbox 360 titles. And we've got a list of the first 104 games to be compatible.

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Xbox One Backward Compat questions answered ahead of launch

Xbox One Backward Compat questions answered ahead of launch

In just a week's time, Xbox One owners will be receiving the biggest software update to the console ever. And while the update will be bringing many, many features, like Windows 10 and a revamped interface, one thing that many gamers are waiting for is the backwards compatibility feature for Xbox 360 games. Since such a feature has never before heard of in a mainstream console, it is only natural that there are many questions surrounding it. Luckily, Major Nelson has taken some time with FLitz from Smosh Games to answer some of those.

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Activision reveals 12M still play Black Ops 2 on last-gen consoles

Activision reveals 12M still play Black Ops 2 on last-gen consoles

Yesterday we talked about some of the limitations people will see when playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on older consoles. The two most notable things are that the campaign has been completely removed, and the FPS will have to switch between 30 and 60 during the multiplayer modes. This leaves some people wondering why Activision would spend the time and resources into putting out a stripped-down version of the game for older consoles. As it turns out, they've got a very good answer.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 gets stripped-down for Xbox 360, PS3

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 gets stripped-down for Xbox 360, PS3

It's November, which means that if you're a Call of Duty fan, this is your time to shine. We've been seeing yearly updates to the franchise for some time now, and that doesn't look to change any time soon. There are some new changes to the latest release, if you're still gaming on the previous generation platforms, so you may want to take those into consideration before picking it up.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III drops story campaign from PS3, Xbox 360

Call of Duty: Black Ops III drops story campaign from PS3, Xbox 360

Activision has said that this year's Call of Duty: Black Ops III release will only feature competitive multiplayer modes on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. This news is bound to sting for those playing on the previous-generation consoles, as it was announced back in June that Black Ops III would still come to the PS3 and Xbox 360, albeit with a few content cuts, alongside the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions.

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Xbox 360 update brings 2GB of cloud storage to previous gen

Xbox 360 update brings 2GB of cloud storage to previous gen

All eyes are naturally on the current generation of gaming consoles, but fortunately for Xbox 360 owners, Microsoft hasn't completely forgotten about them. Yet. The company has finally rolled out its latest system update, collating the previews and features that it has been teasing so far. And while the update brings a lot of new features to the fore, perhaps the highlight feature would be the expanded 2 GB cloud storage. Almost ironically, it's more meant to support the Xbox One than just the Xbox 360 alone.

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Minecraft: Story Mode hits PS4, Xbox One on October 13

Minecraft: Story Mode hits PS4, Xbox One on October 13

Good news for fans of either Minecraft or the excellent narrative titles from developer Telltale Games, as the latter's Minecraft: Story Mode is now confirmed to see release on Tuesday, October 13th. While Mojang's Minecraft proper is well-known around the world, its sandbox-style gameplay means there's no real narrative for players. Telltale Games changes that, adding a detailed storyline to the universe across five episodes, much like how the developer released the critically acclaimed Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us games.

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Destiny year 2 update begins

Destiny year 2 update begins

Today the Destiny 2.0 update will begin arriving on your gaming devices. This update will bring a swath of new features to the game for all users, including higher level caps, attack power adjustments, and a set of adjustments for the new Light system. A new set of weapon changes is appearing as well, including higher base damage for Auto Rifles - for example. Year Two weapon lethality is being taken into account with Year One stat perks - the amount these perks buff your weapon stat has been reduced - meaningful trade-offs can commence.

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