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« on: February 26, 2008, 03:06:24 AM »

Felt like sitting on my bed and playing a sports game, any sports game.  Don't have any for the 360, but I have a few for my old XBOX.  Let's put in MVP 2005. Oh, it doesn't work.  How about FIFA 2005? Nope. Madden? Sorry.

Guess I'll watch some tv.
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 03:14:33 AM »

It's really pathetic. Two recent games I tired:

Chronicles of Riddick? Nope
Metal Gear Solid 2? Nope.

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 03:38:00 AM »

Well, you could have a 20/60GB PS3 with 100% compatibility. A 80GB PS3 with ~95% compatibility. Or a 40GB one with 0%. Confusing, no?
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 04:20:59 AM »

Quote from: Destructor on February 26, 2008, 03:38:00 AM

Well, you could have a 20/60GB PS3 with 100% compatibility. A 80GB PS3 with ~95% compatibility. Or a 40GB one with 0%. Confusing, no?

well, yeah,... & he could have a wii as well... but that doesn't really change what he's saying, now does it?...
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 04:43:36 AM »

Quote from: Destructor on February 26, 2008, 03:38:00 AM

Well, you could have a 20/60GB PS3 with 100% compatibility. A 80GB PS3 with ~95% compatibility. Or a 40GB one with 0%. Confusing, no?

I think I would rather be confused and have 95% compatibility smile
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008, 04:56:04 AM »

I'd rather be 95% confused and backwards.
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 04:56:38 AM »

Be confused no longer!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Xbox_games_compatible_with_Xbox_360
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008, 06:05:57 AM »

Quote from: Teggy on February 26, 2008, 03:06:24 AM

Felt like sitting on my bed and playing a sports game, any sports game.  Don't have any for the 360, but I have a few for my old XBOX.  Let's put in MVP 2005. Oh, it doesn't work.  How about FIFA 2005? Nope. Madden? Sorry.

Guess I'll watch some tv.

Or, you could look at the Xbox BC list and choose one of the sports games that is compatible  slywink
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2008, 06:39:58 AM »

Quote from: Teggy on February 26, 2008, 03:06:24 AM

How about FIFA 2005? Nope.

well if you had bought any other version of FIFA you'd be fine, but nnnnooooooo, you got to be difficult.
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2008, 06:49:08 AM »

Quote from: Canuck on February 26, 2008, 04:43:36 AM

Quote from: Destructor on February 26, 2008, 03:38:00 AM

Well, you could have a 20/60GB PS3 with 100% compatibility. A 80GB PS3 with ~95% compatibility. Or a 40GB one with 0%. Confusing, no?

I think I would rather be confused and have 95% compatibility smile

Is it really ~95% on the 80GB?  That's far better than I thought it was.

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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2008, 02:00:17 PM »

Quote from: gellar on February 26, 2008, 06:49:08 AM

Is it really ~95% on the 80GB?  That's far better than I thought it was.

Well, that number is based on games that are working perfectly and games that work with 'minor non-gameplay breaking issues'. But it's still a pretty large percentage.
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2008, 02:13:47 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on February 26, 2008, 06:39:58 AM

Quote from: Teggy on February 26, 2008, 03:06:24 AM

How about FIFA 2005? Nope.

well if you had bought any other version of FIFA you'd be fine, but nnnnooooooo, you got to be difficult.

Same with MVP - 2003 and 2004 are BC, but 2005 is not.  I actually searched to see if 2005 was compatible and found sites that said it was.  Later I found some sites that explained it had initially been announced in error by MS and some of the sites that printed the list never went back and deleted 2005.
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2008, 02:32:24 PM »

Quote from: Laner on February 26, 2008, 04:56:38 AM


Dammit, Gladius still isn't on the list?!  I just rewatched Gladiator over the weekend and I got the itch to replay this.  Why oh why didn't I just get the PS2 version which is compatible with my 80GB PS3?
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2008, 04:36:25 PM »

So is BC something that is continuously worked on so that more and more older titles are compatible or is it just abandoned completely at a certain point?  Seems like BC is a really nice perk to have with a console, at least IMHO it would be.   
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2008, 04:37:47 PM »

Quote from: deadzone on February 26, 2008, 04:36:25 PM

So is BC something that is continuously worked on so that more and more older titles are compatible or is it just abandoned completely at a certain point?  Seems like BC is a really nice perk to have with a console, at least IMHO it would be.   

Microsoft has pretty much said that they're done with BC. Sony is in the same boat if you have the 80GB version (and you're just out of luck if you have the 40GB one).
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« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2008, 04:43:07 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on February 26, 2008, 02:32:24 PM

Quote from: Laner on February 26, 2008, 04:56:38 AM


Dammit, Gladius still isn't on the list?!  I just rewatched Gladiator over the weekend and I got the itch to replay this.  Why oh why didn't I just get the PS2 version which is compatible with my 80GB PS3?

Such an unappreciated gem.  I so wish there was going to be a sequel.  So wonderful.
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« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2008, 04:49:24 PM »

Quote from: ATB on February 26, 2008, 04:43:07 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 26, 2008, 02:32:24 PM

Quote from: Laner on February 26, 2008, 04:56:38 AM


Dammit, Gladius still isn't on the list?!  I just rewatched Gladiator over the weekend and I got the itch to replay this.  Why oh why didn't I just get the PS2 version which is compatible with my 80GB PS3?

Such an unappreciated gem.  I so wish there was going to be a sequel.  So wonderful.

With all the love for turn based strategy games like Advance Wars, Final Fantasy Tactics, and the like, you'd think a handheld version of Gladius would be an easy sell.
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« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2008, 04:54:19 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on February 26, 2008, 04:37:47 PM

Quote from: deadzone on February 26, 2008, 04:36:25 PM

So is BC something that is continuously worked on so that more and more older titles are compatible or is it just abandoned completely at a certain point?  Seems like BC is a really nice perk to have with a console, at least IMHO it would be.   

Microsoft has pretty much said that they're done with BC. Sony is in the same boat if you have the 80GB version (and you're just out of luck if you have the 40GB one).

Really?  Wow, it just seems like something that a lot of people would like to have.  Is it hard or something to make games backwards compatible?  Or maybe they are just trying to transition the consumer from the old to the new?
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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2008, 05:03:50 PM »

Quote from: deadzone on February 26, 2008, 04:54:19 PM

Quote from: Destructor on February 26, 2008, 04:37:47 PM

Quote from: deadzone on February 26, 2008, 04:36:25 PM

So is BC something that is continuously worked on so that more and more older titles are compatible or is it just abandoned completely at a certain point?  Seems like BC is a really nice perk to have with a console, at least IMHO it would be.   

Microsoft has pretty much said that they're done with BC. Sony is in the same boat if you have the 80GB version (and you're just out of luck if you have the 40GB one).

Really?  Wow, it just seems like something that a lot of people would like to have.  Is it hard or something to make games backwards compatible?  Or maybe they are just trying to transition the consumer from the old to the new?

They say this every couple of months.  Usually, however, the BC team says, "No, no...we're still working."  I don't think I've heard from this time, but I'm holding out hope.  The next batch would be due any time now, if it's coming.
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« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2008, 05:15:20 PM »

Quote from: deadzone on February 26, 2008, 04:54:19 PM

Quote from: Destructor on February 26, 2008, 04:37:47 PM

Quote from: deadzone on February 26, 2008, 04:36:25 PM

So is BC something that is continuously worked on so that more and more older titles are compatible or is it just abandoned completely at a certain point?  Seems like BC is a really nice perk to have with a console, at least IMHO it would be.   

Microsoft has pretty much said that they're done with BC. Sony is in the same boat if you have the 80GB version (and you're just out of luck if you have the 40GB one).

Really?  Wow, it just seems like something that a lot of people would like to have.  Is it hard or something to make games backwards compatible?  Or maybe they are just trying to transition the consumer from the old to the new?

It's either more work, more expensive, or both to make games BC.  MS and Sony have had a hard time quantifying the level of work to an amount of sales, so I think they both just said 'fuck it' and dumped the programs.

Basically, if you are Average Joe Consumer, the inclusion or exclusion of BC is probably not going to weigh in your mind much at all when you decide to purchase a 360 or PS3.  That's what Sony and MS think, anyway.

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« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2008, 11:14:08 PM »

I was actually moved to buy my PS3 about 6 months before I normally would just to lock up a 60gb and full BC. I played several Cube games on the Wii, and I have played a ton of PS2 games. It's nice knowing I can browse the PS2 section and have More choice for my gaming dollar. I haven't really used the 360 for Xbox games, I may in the future, but I'm not really stressing it.
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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2008, 12:14:27 AM »

Somehow I don't like to use BC features on XBOX360 and PS3. I just use XBOX and PS2.
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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2008, 01:58:27 PM »

Quote from: biggercup on February 27, 2008, 12:14:27 AM

Somehow I don't like to use BC features on XBOX360 and PS3. I just use XBOX and PS2.

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« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2008, 02:06:11 PM »

I'm a big fan of BC in general but, in particular, I love the BC on the 60 Gig PS3s with it's upscaling options. 
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« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2008, 09:17:34 PM »

I have no PS2 games so the BC shouldn't be important; however I've never owned (just had extended periods of borrowed systems) so there is a vast number of games I'd like to try one day.

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