Xbox Originals News


How to Play Original Xbox Games on Xbox One

By Sam Chandler, Apr 18, 2018 6:46am PDT

Breathe new life into your old Xbox games by playing them on your Xbox One console with the backwards compatibility functionality.


19 OG Xbox Games Join the Backwards Compatibility Program

By Sam Chandler, Apr 10, 2018 10:00pm PDT

A whole lot of old Star Wars games will be available this month thanks to the back compat program.


Xbox Originals pricing not yet determined

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 28, 2014 6:30am PDT

While it's entirely possible that these series could be included as part of an Xbox Live Gold subscription, Xbox Entertainment head Nancy Tellem told us that the company is "exploring the stages of whether or not it will be behind a paywall."


"I think they're determining whether they want this as another Gold incentive or let Silver ..."

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Xbox Originals lineup detailed, Gears of War & Fable TV series teased

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 28, 2014 6:00am PDT

Microsoft has a rather extensive lineup planned for its "Xbox Originals" program, including new comedies from Seth Green, Sarah Silverman, and Michael Cera, a soccer documentary series, and an exclusive livestream of the Bonnaroo music festival. At a preview event, Shacknews...


"NO ONE CARES ABOUT TV SHOWS!!!! We want GAMES GAMES GAMES!!!! If I want a DVR I'll buy a Tivo, ..."

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A Double Dose of Max Payne Hits the Xbox 360

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 27, 2009 8:09am PDT

The original Xbox versions of Max Payne and Max Payne 2 are available now for Xbox 360 as Xbox Live Marketplace downloads, publisher Rockstar has...


"I still can't get over the fact that Max Payne 2 was released quite a bit before Half-Life 2, ..."

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Max Payne 1 & 2 Potentially Headed to Xbox 360

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 30, 2009 8:37am PDT

Listings on the ESRB website suggest Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne are headed to the Xbox 360, Joystiq has spotted. This...


"Not a fan of either, but having the choice I would still choose PC over my X360"

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Xbox 360 Gets Blown Out on Xbox Originals

By Chris Faylor, Jan 14, 2009 10:47am PST

For the next Xbox Originals release, Microsoft is digging so far into the console's back catalog that it has found a game I didn't know about....


"Because they have to get a license for every game they offer through the store. This isn't a ..."

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New Xbox Originals Downloads: Sega Soccer Slam, Raze's Hell

By Chris Faylor, Dec 10, 2008 10:42am PST

Two more downloadable original Xbox games will be added to the Xbox 360's online Marketplace come Monday, December 15, Microsoft has announced....


"You mean Deathrow and I fully agree. Although I wish you could turn the swearing off."

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Coming to Xbox 360 Marketplace Next Week

By Chris Faylor, Oct 16, 2008 9:08am PDT

Come October 20, Rockstar North's Xbox edition of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will mark the latest addition to the catalog of downloadable...


"I wonder this too, the xbox version (disc) has black bars to the left and right, not total ..."

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Destroy All Humans! and Intellivision Lives! Coming to XBLM

By Blake Ellison, Sep 12, 2008 11:54am PDT

Next week sees the release of two exclamation-mark bearing games on the Xbox Live Marketplace under the Xbox Originals line: Destroy All Humans!...


"It was great when the tropical storm went over your crops but sucked when it killed your ..."

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Jade Empire Hits Xbox Live Marketplace

By Chris Faylor, Jul 21, 2008 2:00pm PDT

The Xbox edition of BioWare's Jade Empire today hit the Xbox 360's online Xbox Live Marketplace, marking the latest addition to the downloadable...


"You did better than I did. I couldn't get past the village you start in. It just bored me to ..."

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Guilty Gear, Spyro Arrive as Xbox Originals June 16

By Aaron Linde, Jun 11, 2008 12:26pm PDT

Microsoft has announced that Arc System Works' Guilty Gear XX #Reload and Krome Studios' The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning will be added to the...


"Are you sure about that? I thought it was just supposed to be a "spiritual successor", set in ..."

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New Xbox Originals Downloads: Stubbs, Gauntlet

By Chris Faylor, May 14, 2008 11:27am PDT

The Xbox editions of Stubbs the Zombie and Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows will be downloadable from the Xbox 360's online Marketplace next Monday, May 19,...


"Except that a bare 120GB laptop drive costs $60+ dollars retail. And while I'm sure MS would get ..."

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Metal Arms, Splinter Cell 3 on XBLM Monday

By Chris Faylor, Apr 15, 2008 11:56am PDT

Ubisoft Montreal's stealth-action effort Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory and Swingin' Ape Studios' action game Metal Arms: Glitch in the...


"The multiplayer was verrry fun....nice to see that out of all possible xbox titles to bring ..."

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Dreamfall on Xbox Live Marketplace Next Week

By Aaron Linde, Mar 20, 2008 5:03pm PDT

Microsoft revealed today that Funcom's Dreamfall: Game of the Year Edition (PC, Xbox) is the newest addition to the Xbox 360's online Xbox...


"Why is the first game better than the latter one? Probably the controls, since dreamfall's ..."

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