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Looks like Xenon ` Xbox2`360 will play Xbox1 games afterall

Discussion in 'ATI' started by a link to the past, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. It seems that Xbox2 ` Xenon ` Xbox Next ` Xbox360 will be backwards
    compatible, so it will play Xbox games.

    http://forum.teamxbox.com/showthread.php?t=340720
    http://forums.gaming-age.com/showthread.php?t=44804

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    Next we'd like to tell you more about Xbox Live.
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    Quickmatch feature and easy to find an opponent at your skill level with the
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    game system (dubbed Xbox 2) that will be far superior in look and feel to
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    .. If you are already an Xbox Live subscriber through the original Xbox
    system, you can continue to play against gamers who are on Live through Xbox
    2 -- as long as they are playing a current generation Xbox game.
    Xbox Live is an online gaming service that works across both the current
    Xbox system and the future Xbox 2. You will be able to play online and
    compete against others across both consoles. If you are playing an Xbox game
    on Live you will be able to compete against people playing that same game on
    Xbox 2.

    .. If they are playing an Xbox 2 game on the Live service, you must own Xbox
    2.

    Xbox 2 offer available at your retail store
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    Direct - The following option allows you to subscribe and renew directly
    through the Xbox 2 console
    12 month subscription to Xbox LIVE for £39.99

    Xbox 2 offer available at your retail store
    12 months subscription to Xbox LIVE, including a demo disc with game demos
    for MechAssault 2, Xarcade, and Burnout 3. Also includes a headset to allow
    you to communicate with gamers online. All for £44.99

    Xbox 2 offer available at your retail store
    3 month subscription to Xbox LIVE, including the full game of Project Gotham
    Racing 3 (exclusive game for Xbox 2 that is just released). Also includes a
    headset to allow you to communicate with gamers online. All for £49.99 "

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    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22839


    Xbox 360 to be backwards compatible

    It's a-Live


    By Wil Harris: Wednesday 27 April 2005, 10:17

    A QUESTIONNAIRE being taken online by Xbox Live users appears to give the
    final confirmation that Xbox 360 will be backwards compatible - at least, if
    you buy it with the optional hard drive.
    The questionnaire deals with Xbox Live and says subscribers through the
    original Xbox will be able to play against gamers on Xbox 2 -- as long as
    they are playing a current generation Xbox game.

    "Xbox Live is an online gaming service that works across both the current
    Xbox system and the future Xbox 2. You will be able to play online and
    compete against others across both consoles. If you are playing an Xbox game
    on Live you will be able to compete against people playing that same game on
    Xbox 2".

    So XBox games will run on "XBox 2".

    The hard drive comes in because the original Xbox had one and the games are
    written to use one.

    INQUIRER reader, Epobirs suggests that the hard drive could be used to house
    an optimisation library of Xbox 360 native binaries to run the
    first-generation games, thus increasing performance.

    This sounds like a pretty good idea to us, and one that has had some use
    previously, with FX!32 on the DEC Alpha, utilising translations of code it
    produced previously to optimise the next time an application ran.

    It is unlikely that Xbox games running on the Xbox 360 will look any better,
    although it's possible that they could be anti-aliased using spare graphics
    power. "
     
    a link to the past, Apr 27, 2005
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  2. Oh so this is sent to people who currently have xbox live....
    so why tell us what it is.... if we already have it we know...

    Paulo
     
    Paulo De Souza, Apr 27, 2005
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  3. Because some people do not have it and are thankfull for the info ya dumb
    tw@
     
    news.blueyonder.co.uk, Apr 27, 2005
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  4. a link to the past

    Matt Hook Guest

    His point was why are MS telling the person they sent the email about live
    when they've only sent it to current Live subscribers!
     
    Matt Hook, Apr 28, 2005
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  5. a link to the past

    Jim Campey Guest

    I'm afraid you've just shown yourself as the "dumb tw@"

    The email was sent to Live subscribers *only*. Anyone who didn't have
    live, wouldn't have got the email.

    Therefore, Paulo was right.........why tell people who have Live, what
    live is like?????

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    Jim

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    Jim Campey, Apr 28, 2005
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