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Xbox One Gets Another Heapin’ Helpin’ Of Backwards Compatibility

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chris-littlechild - December 19, 2015

A lot of the time, backwards compatibility isn't a big deal with new consoles. You know how it is. Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo are too busy spouting the PRtastic in their fancy-ass business suits on stages. Buzzwords like ‘innovative,' ‘groundbreaking' and ‘revolution,' consoles' new tech specs, their amazing 10 billion teraflops per second (nope, I've no clue what a ‘teraflop' is, other than a funny word) horsepower, all of that stuff.

All of this BS rarely leaves any room for looking back. This is 2015, grandpa, dazzling photo-realistic graphics are all we need. Older models of systems like PS3 and Nintendo DS were backwards compatible, but dropped the functionality like a hooker with herpes later on.

It's a damn shame for us poor old dudes who love us some nostalgic gaming. It's like goddamn spaghetti junction behind my TV, with a Genesis and Dreamcast and who the hell knows what else all plugged in at once.

If you are one of these old dudes, things are looking up. PS4 and Xbox One have taken steps in that direction of late, with PS2 Classics hitting PSN and such, and now here's Microsoft with another.

Yesterday, 16 more games were added to the list of Xbox 360 titles playable on Xbox One. They are: Fable III, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Halo: Reach, Hydro Thunder, Braid, Kane and Lynch 2, Iron Brigade, Spelunky, Motocross Madness, Ms. Pac-man, Peggle, Portal: Still Alive, Splosion Man, Ticket to Ride, Zuma's Revenge and, for some reason, Doritos Crash Course.

So now you know.

Via Kotaku

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