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Old 10-23-2017, 06:43 PM   #1
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Set Your Calendar - Original Xbox Games Available Tomorrow via BC

One of the actual surprises of this year's E3 was the announcement from Phil Spencer that original Xbox games would be available via backwards compatibility to play on Xbox One.

Since the announcement was made, little has been heard officially, save the occasional "we're still working hard on that" statement from the folks over at Xbox.

Well, much like the out-of-the-blueness of the original announcement, Bill Stillwell, Lead Program Manager of the Xbox Platform, today announced that the following 13 games will be playable TOMORROW (October 24th, 2017):
  • BLACK
  • BloodRayne 2
  • Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
  • Dead to Rights
  • Fuzion Frenzy
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • King of Fighters Neowave
  • Ninja Gaiden Black
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Psychonauts
  • Red Faction II
  • Sid Meierís Pirates!
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

But wait, there's more:

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The 13 Original Xbox games releasing tomorrow will look better on the Xbox One family of devices, taking advantage of the power of Xbox One with up to 4X the pixel count on Xbox One and Xbox One S, and up to 16X the pixel count on Xbox One X. Youíll be able to play Original Xbox games on Xbox One through the disc you already own, or you can purchase the games digitally in the Microsoft Store.
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I am SUPER excited about Black and Crimson Skies! What about y'all?
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:18 PM   #2
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Crimson Skies was a great game. None of the others really jump out at me, that I couldn't play on PC at least.
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:32 PM   #3
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Yeah, everything else had superior versions elsewhere, but Crimson Skies and Black are gems. It's still awesome that Microsoft is doing this, though.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:06 PM   #4
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KotOR!!!!!!!!

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Old 10-23-2017, 08:45 PM   #5
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KotOR!!!!!!!!

Be still my Kecking heart.


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Man, what a piece of garbage that game was.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:47 PM   #6
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muddi, get off Keck’s phone.


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Seriously, though, for someone who didn't play it when it was new, it hasn't aged well. I wanted to like it.
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I excitedly tried Black this morning (6:30am), and it didn't work. I had a sad.
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I prefer remasters and updates of older games: They just don't hold up all that well most of the time.
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Looking forward to Crimson Skies for sure. The others, we'll see.
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played some crimson skies today streamed some to twitch.
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I tried a bit of Ninja Gaiden Black as I owned it on the 360 as a download. It holds up quite nicely. My only issue is the camera turning horizontal axis is backwards for me. Can’t remember if that’s how it was originally and can’t find anyway to switch it.
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Interesting after all this time. If the Xbox One was fully BC with the original Xbox and 360, I would likely have purchased one by now. I barely have any original Xbox games, and I believe my 360 plays all of the ones I do have.
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I tried a bit of Ninja Gaiden Black as I owned it on the 360 as a download. It holds up quite nicely. My only issue is the camera turning horizontal axis is backwards for me. Canít remember if thatís how it was originally and canít find anyway to switch it.
I believe, although I'm not certain, that the game was like that originally.
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