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« on: November 27, 2007, 06:07:08 PM »

Yowza!  There's a new update to the backwards compatibility list!

Lots of games, not a lot to get excited about, though.  I'm personally pleased to see Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb and Demon Stone on there.

Probably some sports games to get excited about, too.

2006 FIFA World Cup™
25 to Life™
AMF Bowling 2004
APEX™
Arena Football™
Armed and Dangerous™
Baldur's Gate™: Dark Alliance™
The Bard's Tale™
Batman™: Rise of Sin Tzu™
Bionicle®
Blade II
Blinx™: The Timesweeper™
Blitz: The League
Blood Omen 2
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2
Championship Manager 2006
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Colin McRae Rally 2005™
Crime Life Gang Wars
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2™
Demon Stone™
Dungeons & Dragons®: Heroes™
EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Round 3
ESPN College Hoops 2K5
ESPN NFL 2K5
Fantastic Four
FIFA Soccer 06
Final Fight Streetwise™
Freedom Fighters™
Freestyle Street Soccer™
Future Tactics: The Uprising
Godzilla®: Destroy All Monsters Melee
Godzilla: Save The Earth
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent™
Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball Max'd
The Guy Game
High Heat Baseball 2004
Hunter: The Reckoning®
Indiana Jones™ and the Emperor's Tomb™
MLB® SlugFest®: Loaded
MVP Baseball™ 2003
MVP Baseball 2004
NASCAR Thunder™ 2002
NASCAR Thunder 2003
NBA® Ballers™
NBA Inside Drive 2002
NBA 2K32 
NBA Street V3
NCAA College Basketball 2K3
NCAA March Madness 06
NCAA® March Madness™ 2005
NFL 2K2
NFL 2K3
NHL 2005
NHL 2K3
NHL Hitz™ 2003
NHL Hitz Pro
NightCaster
NTRA Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships
Playboy The Mansion
RLH
Robin Hood Defender of the Crown®
Rocky™
Rugby 2006
Shattered Union
Shrek® Super Party!
Starsky & Hutch
Star Wars Jedi Starfighter™
Syberia II
Terminator® 3: Rise of the Machines
Test Drive
Thousand Land
Thrillville™
Tom and Jerry: War of the Whiskers
Turok: Evolution™
Van Helsing™
WarPath
Worms 3D
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007, 06:48:57 PM »

NFL 2k5!

Too bad already owning All-Pro takes a little luster off having that title now available to play... I wonder if the homemade roster updates people have been creating will work.
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007, 06:50:33 PM »

nice to see they're still cranking them out
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007, 06:55:52 PM »

Fucking A, it's about time I can play ESPN NFL 2K5 on my 360.
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2007, 06:57:14 PM »

Some real "Gems" in there too....hope these didn't take too long.

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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2007, 07:01:24 PM »

What's RLH?
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2007, 07:05:34 PM »

Quote from: warning on November 27, 2007, 07:01:24 PM

What's RLH?
Run Like Hell?
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2007, 07:13:37 PM »

Quote from: ras752000 on November 27, 2007, 07:05:34 PM

Quote from: warning on November 27, 2007, 07:01:24 PM

What's RLH?
Run Like Hell?

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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2007, 07:14:09 PM »

NFL 2k5 & NHL Hitz Pro

That narrows my list down to only 2 more I'm waiting for.  

Awesome news indeed.

Thanks!!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2007, 07:26:48 PM »

Quote from: Lockdown on November 27, 2007, 07:14:09 PM

NFL 2k5 & NHL Hitz Pro

That narrows my list down to only 2 more I'm waiting for. 

Awesome news indeed.

Thanks!!!

With the exception of Wayne Gretzky Hockey 3/Hockey League Simulator 2 on the PC, NHL Hitz Pro was the BEST, most atmospheric and utterly enjoyable hockey game I have ever owned.  I just wish I still had a copy so I could play it again.
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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2007, 07:27:40 PM »

that is so freakin' weird!  i was JUST looking at the BC list after months of not even thinking about it.  then i come over here and see this posted??? 

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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2007, 07:29:41 PM »

Ahhh. ESPN NFL 2k5.. Please, please, let me not have given this away to a friend.. I gave him a bunch of old Xbox games and I remember going back and forth whether to give it to him..

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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2007, 07:34:13 PM »

Quote from: Starshifter on November 27, 2007, 07:26:48 PM

...I just wish I still had a copy so I could play it again.

There is a store in Flemington with a ginormous old xbox game collection.  If I can find it on the cheap I'll pick it up and send it to you for Christmas.

I have kept mine tucked away awaiting this news.
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2007, 07:39:42 PM »

I think you can get a copy of NFL 2K5 for about 99 cents at Gamestop.
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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2007, 07:52:06 PM »

Quote from: Starshifter on November 27, 2007, 07:26:48 PM

With the exception of Wayne Gretzky Hockey 3/Hockey League Simulator 2 on the PC, NHL Hitz Pro was the BEST, most atmospheric and utterly enjoyable hockey game I have ever owned.  I just wish I still had a copy so I could play it again.

I know nothing of the NHL Hitz series. Is this more entertaining than the current 2K7/8 titles, Star? Is this worth picking up today when I look for my copies of NFL 2K5 and Demonstone?
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« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2007, 07:52:22 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2007, 07:55:24 PM »

Quote from: Lockdown on November 27, 2007, 07:34:13 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on November 27, 2007, 07:26:48 PM

...I just wish I still had a copy so I could play it again.

There is a store in Flemington with a ginormous old xbox game collection.  If I can find it on the cheap I'll pick it up and send it to you for Christmas.

I have kept mine tucked away awaiting this news.

Thanks!  I did a quick Google search and the cheapest I found it is $19.99 from eToys.  If you do find it at that store please pick it up for me if it's $20 or less.  I will send you the money.  Or better yet I'll have Devil send you the money for me since he needs to learn the difference between a good and a bad hockey game.  icon_lol
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« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2007, 08:08:29 PM »

Quote from: fyedaddy on November 27, 2007, 07:52:06 PM

Quote from: Starshifter on November 27, 2007, 07:26:48 PM

With the exception of Wayne Gretzky Hockey 3/Hockey League Simulator 2 on the PC, NHL Hitz Pro was the BEST, most atmospheric and utterly enjoyable hockey game I have ever owned.  I just wish I still had a copy so I could play it again.

I know nothing of the NHL Hitz series. Is this more entertaining than the current 2K7/8 titles, Star? Is this worth picking up today when I look for my copies of NFL 2K5 and Demonstone?

More entertaining without a doubt.  Atmosphere.  Atmosphere.  Atmosphere.  The game literally drips with atmosphere and fun.  By far the best hockey game to ever nail the crowd cheers and boos absolutely perfect.   And the announcers get so revved up during the game, especially when the action heats up, that it makes you want to do the wave or jump up and cheer or something.  Their commentary never gets old and is often funny as hell.  The crowd during a game has to be heard to be believed.  You know you are in for a wild ride when the players enter the ice during warmups with Zombie Nations Kernkraft 400 playing!  It's funny because playing this game you don't ever concern yourself with nitpicky things as you do in 2K8 or 08.  Why?  Because the game is so damn fun!!!

Now I'm yearning to get this game again.  Lockdown!  Get to that store in Flemington today!!!  icon_wink
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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2007, 08:17:46 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2007, 09:04:36 PM »

Well I'm personally pleased to see Star Wars Jedi Starfighter become BC, I can't convey how dissapointed I am that there's still no :

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MICROSOFT Rallisport Challenge 2

Every time a BC update arrives, I'm absolutely pissed beyond words that Microsoft can't be bothered to put in the effort for their own 2 games! Job well done Microsoft! finger
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« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2007, 09:46:27 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on November 27, 2007, 09:04:36 PM

Well I'm personally pleased to see Star Wars Jedi Starfighter become BC, I can't convey how dissapointed I am that there's still no :

MICROSOFT Midtown Madness 3
and
MICROSOFT Rallisport Challenge 2

Every time a BC update arrives, I'm absolutely pissed beyond words that Microsoft can't be bothered to put in the effort for their own 2 games! Job well done Microsoft! finger

i still wanted to see the project zero(fatal frame) games metal gear solid2 and the european version of silent hill 2

but good to see armed and dangerous on there...might be a good time to hunt that one down
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« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2007, 11:52:40 PM »

Shifty - I'll check tomorrow at lunch.  If they have it, I bet it's cheaper than 19 bucks.  NHL Hits Pro has got to be the funnest multiplayer game I have ever played.  My brother, my nephews, and I play with Player-Lock on the same team and just piss ourselves laughing as we rip through games one after the other.  We even rename our team after ourselves and our friends; and listening to the announcer say our names as we do things is just flippin' awesome!

Deno - Wading through OpSports is a nightmare.  I need you to walk me through everything I need to do to get accurate rosters onto my 360 for ESPN NFL2k5 please.  I'm guessing if anyone knows how to do this, it's probably you.



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« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2007, 02:10:18 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2007, 03:36:55 PM »

Keep in mind that the MS games were Xbox native so they would likely be MORE entrenched in the Nvidia instruction sets; this would make it much more difficult than working with a multiplatform game.

They had to do teh Haloz for launch though; anything less would be stupid.
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« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2007, 04:09:45 PM »

Quote from: Purge on November 28, 2007, 03:36:55 PM

Keep in mind that the MS games were Xbox native so they would likely be MORE entrenched in the Nvidia instruction sets; this would make it much more difficult than working with a multiplatform game.

They had to do teh Haloz for launch though; anything less would be stupid.

It wouldn't be so bad if there were other games in the pipeline that were similar to some of the MS games that haven't been made BC. You could argue that Dirt fills the gap for Rallisport Challenge 2, but I don't see anything on the horizon like Midtown Madness 3 or Oddworld: Strangers Wrath.
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« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2007, 04:41:16 PM »

just picked up NFL2k5 at Gamestop for $2
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« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2007, 05:12:36 PM »

And what about Voodoo Vince, huh?  That was published by Microsoft and still isn't on the list.

I won't even mention Beyond Good & Evil again as a multiplatform game that dearly deserves to be on there. 
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« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2007, 05:26:26 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 28, 2007, 05:12:36 PM

And what about Voodoo Vince, huh?  That was published by Microsoft and still isn't on the list.

I won't even mention Beyond Good & Evil again as a multiplatform game that dearly deserves to be on there. 

Re: Voodoo Vince, see above.
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« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2007, 11:25:41 PM »

while i'm glad to see a bunch of new BC titles, i still wish they'd go back and fix some of the earlier games that have problems.  i've always heard that Mercenaries is a great game and would love to check it out, but the i've heard the initial BC patch for that game has some serious issues...
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« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2007, 12:35:38 AM »

Aw, no Karaoke Revolution. Still, lots of new games added which is good to see.
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« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2007, 08:03:43 PM »

I forgot to mention in my other post that no BC for MK:Shaolin Monks is also a big dissapointment. Again, I don't see any games in the X360 pipeline that feature similar gameplay. It's looking more and more like I'm going to have to pick up the PS2 version do get some co-op fighting goodness.
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« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2007, 08:31:14 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on November 30, 2007, 08:03:43 PM

I forgot to mention in my other post that no BC for MK:Shaolin Monks is also a big dissapointment. Again, I don't see any games in the X360 pipeline that feature similar gameplay. It's looking more and more like I'm going to have to pick up the PS2 version do get some co-op fighting goodness.

While not nearly the same as Shaolin Monks, MK: Armageddon is compatible and has the adventure mode.
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« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2007, 10:09:27 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 30, 2007, 08:31:14 PM

Quote from: kronovan on November 30, 2007, 08:03:43 PM

I forgot to mention in my other post that no BC for MK:Shaolin Monks is also a big dissapointment. Again, I don't see any games in the X360 pipeline that feature similar gameplay. It's looking more and more like I'm going to have to pick up the PS2 version do get some co-op fighting goodness.

While not nearly the same as Shaolin Monks, MK: Armageddon is compatible and has the adventure mode.

Does Armageddon have a 2 player co-op mode? Fantastic if it does, but I'm almost certain it doesn't. And from what I've read, Armageddon doesn't have anything even close to a 1/2 decent story while Shaolin Monk's is fairly decent.
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« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2007, 01:13:25 AM »

For those of you who have played both NFL2k5 and All-Pro 2k8, what do you think? 2k8 is definately in the cheap seats now (only $20), but I sure enjoyed 2k5 and I've heard middling things about 2k8. I hung onto 2k5 hoping backwards compatibility would eventually come to fruition, but I do tend to gravitate towards shiny, new things.

Note that the lack of a franchise mode and current players/teams aren't really an issue for me, which I know is two of the primary issues with 2k8. I just play seasons, and assembling my own team appeals to me.
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« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2007, 07:24:34 AM »

2K8 plays an excellent game of football, but it doesn't quite have the polish of 2K5. It feels like the first game of a new franchise in a way, little hiccups here and there, nothing major. But on the field it feels great apart from the new kicking mechanic which is silly. Unfortunately, 2K5 edges out 2K8 as the better game simply because of the franchise, etc options but it is really hard to go back to after playing next gen games (graphically speaking).

2K8 is only about $10 at Target now and $20 or less everywhere else. I say grab it, especially because you're not excited about actual NFL teams or franchise modes. It really is a spectacular playing game of football. And assembling your own team of all time greats really is a lot of fun. It's pretty much 2k5 with much better graphics and a new skin.
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« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2007, 06:27:14 PM »

Quote from: Old Negus on December 01, 2007, 07:24:34 AM

But on the field it feels great apart from the new kicking mechanic which is silly.

Is it possible to automate the kicking mechanic? For example, can I just have the kicker do his thing without input? I've heard from some that the kicking is a game-breaker in 2k8, because it's impossible to reliably score a field goal even from relatively short range. Of course, others seem to say it's as easy as pie.
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« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2007, 06:06:44 PM »

Whether it's the old two-trigger free throw system in their old basketball games or the football kicking, I don't understand why 2Ksports messes with stupid control schemes for relatively minor game components!

I'm not able to check if you can turn off user controlled kicking... anyone else? Even if you can, it's a shame that you might have to. It's not terrible if you can get the hang of it (I always need to move the stick sooner than I'd expect) but it's still too easy to screw up a field goal left or right.
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« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2007, 12:54:39 AM »

Quote from: BiggerBoat on December 01, 2007, 06:27:14 PM

Quote from: Old Negus on December 01, 2007, 07:24:34 AM

But on the field it feels great apart from the new kicking mechanic which is silly.

Is it possible to automate the kicking mechanic? For example, can I just have the kicker do his thing without input? I've heard from some that the kicking is a game-breaker in 2k8, because it's impossible to reliably score a field goal even from relatively short range. Of course, others seem to say it's as easy as pie.

Actually kicking is easy if you invest in a legend kicker.  Even a bronze legend will make 50 yarders if you practice a little bit.  But non legends will struggle past 35 yards even if you do it right manually.

But that is what the game is all about.  Choosing where to invest your legends, and where not too.  I think the kicking is just hard enough to make you consider investing in a kicker.  In my opinion the on-field gameplay is better than Madden and well worth $20.
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