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360 Back-Compat Updated Again 36

Posted by Zonk
from the i-thought-they-weren't-doing-this dept.
Despite news many months ago that they weren't going to be doing much in the way of updating anymore, there's a new raft of old games that you'll be able to play on your Xbox 360. Some of the highlights include: "JSRF: Jet Set Radio Future, MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, Project Gotham Racing 2, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams"
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360 Back-Compat Updated Again

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  • DOAXV? (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward
    This update sucks: still no support for Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball.

    This game may suck as a "real" volleyball game, but it's fun and easy to play and it's great to watch. The casino isn't half-bad either.

    In any case, it's an excellent 3D "slideshow" to impress people. And when I say people, I mean guys.

    Too bad DOAXV2 has so much "loading" crap. The damn console has a fuckin' hard drive, install the damn game on it!

  • ...we get people in our shop asking for emulators...
  • Still some glitches (Score:3, Interesting)

    by hibiki_r (649814) on Friday July 13, 2007 @09:24PM (#19855501)
    You might want to know that there's still some glitches in a few of those games. In JSRF, for example, the name of the areas in the map flickers a lot for me. There are also obvious framerate drops while doing quick turning, which didn't happen in an actual xbox.

    The game is still playable, but it's not quite the same thing as it is on the original hardware.
    • by kisrael (134664)
      I wonder if they made it so JSRF worked from the dual disk w/ Sega GT...
      so these are glitches after the new update? I got a JSRF standalone disk after the first one,
      the framerate problems (esp. in that stage w/ the big twisted dragon tower) were very serious.
  • by irby0 (886254)
    All I can say is it's about time Silent Hill is BC. I can't wait to pick it up.
    • I've been itching to play Silent Hill 2 again. I had actually tossed it in the 360 last weekend hoping to play, but was sad to see it was not supported. Now I can play!
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom 2! i might finally get an Xbox 360.
  • Can I hear an "Oh h to the e to the double hockey sticks YEAH BOY!" from the RPGers out there?
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Dutch Gun (899105)
      WooT! I never actually finished Morrowind, and I was severely disappointed by Oblivion's auto-scaling system. I think I'm going to go back and enjoy the game - now in glorious HD with full-screen anti-aliasing. This is one of several games I was really hoping they'd eventually get working. I'm glad to see my patience was rewarded.
      • Hmmm...maybe it's just my luck, or maybe it's my compulsive must-get-everything-done-and-pwnzors-everything-i n -RPG syndrome, but I've found Oblivion to be quite satisfactory in terms of monster auto-scale (weapon enchantments = good). I think it was kind of a daring move by Bethseda, departing from the usual standard of RPGs being area-based with the "newbie areas" to the "super-hard bosses areas." And, looking at their goals to be "realistic" you would expect to be fighting some things that are slightly d
  • Full List (Score:5, Informative)

    by Dubpal (860472) * on Saturday July 14, 2007 @02:46AM (#19857163) Homepage
    A list of all Xbox games playable on the 360 can be found here [xbox.com].
    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by donaldm (919619)
      I counted 383 out of approx 1000 games http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Xbox_games [wikipedia.org] that is approx 38% backwards compatibility and it only took approx two years to get there, well done Microsoft.
    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by Lusa (153265)
      This link [wikipedia.org] has far more detailed information including glitches and which games will work in different regions and whether they support PAL 60Hz. The latter is a deciding factor if, like me, you live in a PAL region and use the VGA cable. Microsoft seems reluctant to provide that information themselves.
  • Wait, what? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Guppy06 (410832) on Saturday July 14, 2007 @09:33AM (#19859007)
    "Despite news many months ago that they weren't going to be doing much in the way of updating anymore,"

    Nice link there, Zonk.

    Seriously, I've been here for "many months" and I don't recall seeing anything saying "no moar back compat!" If anything, I've seen Microsoft insisting the opposite, and I also remember people being surprised that Microsoft was still working on it when their last update came out a few months ago.

    So I have to ask: where are you getting your information?
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by dreamchaser (49529)
      Where Zonk gets most of his information: a waterbong. He sees things in the clouds of smoke that elude us mere mortals.

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