Welcome to the 11th iteration of Backwards Compatibility Voting. This was kinda of a dismal week as far as voting went with record low percentages and even one title that received 0 votes in the span of a week. (Wow, zero really? Why am I doing this again?) But on the upside, I did play something besides Pinball on my new Xbox One this week. Yeahie! And it sucked. Booooo! Anyway, we’ll talk about that inside too along with a few fun comments thrown in there. Also find out what title I purchased this week that was on sale also inside this article (Experts say that if I give teasers in the header, people will actually want to read the article…I’d say I’m halfway convinced nobody reads this thing. The other half is eating a pastrami sammich). You know the drill, more inside.
Welcome to the 10th iteration of Backwards Compatibility Voting. Since I got my Xbox One, basically all I have done is play with some apps, download plenty of stuff, and play Pinball FX2. Not exactly a productive way to showoff the system, but it has been fun nevertheless. I did however get an invite for a Closed Beta to Fable Legends and the stress test is from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday. Odd timing if you ask me, but if I’m around I will give it a shot. Anyway, on to some voting analysis.
Welcome to the 9th iteration of Backwards Compatibility Voting. Before we get on to voting, I will give you a couple of important events that did happen in the last week that were important to Backwards Compatibility. The first being that the Xbox 360 did get a system update and in that update, the cloud storage was increased to 2GB. This is important because one of the most important features of backwards compatibility is to import our old game saves. And the only way to do that is through the cloud. So, they had to up it…they really had no choice but to increase it from 512mb to 2gigs. Personally I would have liked to see 5 gigs, but its a huge step in the right direction. The second part is personal and dear to me, I finally got a Xbox One. More inside.
Welcome to the 8th iteration of Backwards Compatibility Voting. It’s monthly voting time and we here are SUPER excited about it. Okay not really. But despite the low voting, there were certainly some interesting trends we saw this week. Let’s go inside and take a look.
Welcome to the 7th iteration of Backwards Compatibility Voting. Much like last week, voting was slow despite some interesting news involving the likes of Deadpool and Borderlands. It just goes to show you that if we really expect a decent # of votes, we are going to have to get some decent news. But we got some numbers and some analysis, lets get to the show.
In this Article by IGN, we can now confirm that Borderlands has been made Backwards Compatible to the XB1 including ALL DLC, Saved Game files, etc. Excellent news, especially after the depressing Deadpool announcement this week. Furthermore, Preview members will be able to enjoy Borderlands now :). Great stuff, I look forward to playing it on my Xbox One soon when I get a Xbox One (September 15) and when I get my copy of Borderlands out of storage (probably October-November). Enjoy kids.
Per Kotaku and several other confirmed sources, Activision is going to re-release Deadpool to the Xbox One and Playstation 4 platforms. As mentioned previously, Deadpool has been racking up votes in Backwards Compatibility and Activision did what they always do, try to make money off of it. So at $50 (yeah you read that right), they will re-release the game with all of the DLC and two new levels. I’m frustrated with this, I did not need two new levels, I just wanted the game I already own to work on my Xbox One. So, with this announcement, I am dropping any Activision game to 1% probability of making the BC pool. I had a small shred of hope that they would do the right thing with Deadpool or perhaps Gun, but I was wrong. So wrong. Heck with Activision, I will make it a point to buy all of their games from now on, USED. I hope no COD fans out there think that Activision won’t make a collection of those in short order on the XB1 as well. It’s coming, just a matter of timing.
Welcome to the 6th iteration of Backwards Compatibility Voting. Well, last week there was supposed to be some big announcement of more games confirmed for Backwards Compatibility. What did we get? Nothing and more nothing. Furthermore, Microsoft made the announcement that the Preview program is almost filled to capacity. Therefore, yours truly when he gets an Xbox One in September probably won’t be able to get in. Which is sad, since I spend a couple of hours every week on this topic and I would be perfect for that program. Why? Because, I would like this column to evolve beyond the votes. The votes as you will see in a few minutes are dwindling down and won’t hold together this column forever. Much can happen though…and let us go ahead and dive into the main course.
Welcome to the 5th iteration of Backwards Compatibility Voting. This week we did have a couple of announcements that I would like to share before we get to the numbers. The first being that there was hope that Microsoft would share a much bigger list of BC titles this week, maybe getting that list of now 24-32 (depending on your source) a lot closer to a hundred. Haven’t seen it yet, but we still got today or early next week perhaps. Also, and float this in the wishful thinking file, but it’s possible original Xbox titles get emulated as well in a Twitter conversation captured this week. While I would love to see Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic or Shenmue or Return to Castle Wolfenstein, I just don’t see this happening. And if it is anything like the process for 360, we will get the original Fable & Halo and they will call it a day.
Welcome to the 4th iteration of Backwards Compatibility Voting. Due to Gamescom going on last week, we certainly saw an uptick in voting. As a result we got perhaps the oddest collection of games yet with only a few familiar faces. This sucker is odd, but we also have monthly voting as well which is sure to smooth things out. Let’s go shall we?