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Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility Updated

Microsoft has just issued the latest backwards compatibility update for the Xbox 360, allowing over 80 previously unsupported original Xbox games to be played on the system. Thanks to the Xbox 360's software emulation, all supported games are capable of running in resolutions up to 1080i with anti-aliasing.

Notable titles added include Armed and Dangerous, Breakdown, Burnout 2: Point of Impact, Freedom Fighters, and Syberia II. To see if any of your favorite original Xbox titles are now playable, scope out the latest additions or the full list of backwards compatible games.

Today's update also increases the number of titles Microsoft will be able to offer via the Xbox Originals program, which allows Xbox 360 owners to download original Xbox titles from Xbox Live and play without a disc. Each game will run 1200 Microsoft Points ($15) when the service debuts on December 4.

Xbox 360 owners can obtain the update by either inserting an original Xbox game into the system while connected to Xbox Live or by downloading the update from Microsoft and burning it to a disc.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    November 27, 2007 10:56 AM

    playing nfl 2k5 will just make me sad that madden sucks. :-(

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      November 27, 2007 11:15 AM

      but at least you have a good game to play.

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        November 27, 2007 11:35 AM

        All Pro Football 2k8 is not bad.

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          November 27, 2007 11:46 AM

          it's great, just no NFL license makes me sad :(

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      November 27, 2007 11:45 AM

      What are these:

      # NFL 2K22 (New)
      # NFL 2K32 (New)

      Is that supposed to be 2K5?

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        November 27, 2007 12:05 PM

        No, that's 2K2 and 2K3. The 2 means they're for North America only and that I fucked up when I was editing it.

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          November 28, 2007 9:52 AM

          Wait--so 2K5 is NOT yet compatible, right? (Looks like some of the celebrations here might be premature.)

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      November 27, 2007 2:16 PM

      Finally get to play 2k5 on my 360! All pro 2k8 was such a let down that stripped out almost everything great about the 2k series....

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      November 27, 2007 5:16 PM

      That game is still the best console NFL game ever.

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      November 27, 2007 5:42 PM


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