Xbox 360 back-compat update

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  1. Boardwise

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    Those jolly, secret-keeping experts at Microsoft have revealed that the list of soon-to-be-backwards-compatible Xbox games leaked earlier this week was in fact quite genuine. What's more, the update that makes them work on your Xbox 360 is now available. Hooray!

    That means that instead of just playing Halo 2 all the time you boring man, you can now play the likes of excellent platform game Psychonauts, excellent action-adventure Fahrenheit, and the Xbox port of Shenmue II, without having to dig your Xbox out from under your bed (or, in some cases, to remove the bed-sheets from your recycled Xbox).

    Also on the list are some relatively recent games that have also been released on Xbox 360 itself, meaning that you can now choose to play the Xbox versions of Splinter Cell: Double Agent or Far Cry Instincts instead of buying the 360 versions, if you're that sort of person.

    The full list, including some Japan or North America only caveats (like, annoyingly, the fact that Soul Calibur 2 only works on US consoles), can be found below. Don't forget, either, that you can now play them in high definition, which is particularly handy for us Europeans, since we were only able to do that on the original Xbox if we stuck a chip in it.

    Best of all, you don't even need to have your Xbox 360 hooked up to Live to take advantage, with the December 2006 update available as a CD image from the Xbox website.

    * Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    * Burnout 3: Takedown (Updated)
    * Conker: Live & Reloaded
    * Dead Or Alive Ultimate
    * Destroy All Humans!
    * Dynasty Warriors 4
    * Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick
    * Ex Chaser (Japan only)
    * Family Guy
    * Far Cry: Instincts
    * Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy
    * I-Ninja
    * Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude
    * Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
    * MotoGP
    * Incredibles
    * Muzzle Flash (Japan only)
    * MX Unleashed
    * Open Season
    * Pariah
    * Plus Plumb 2 (Japan only)
    * Psychonauts
    * Psyvariar2 Extend Edition (Japan only)
    * Rainbow Six: Lockdown
    * Rapala Pro Fishing
    * Rent-A-Hero No. 1 (Japan only)
    * Scarface: The World Is Yours
    * Shark Tale
    * Shenmue II
    * Soul Calibur 2 (North America only)
    * Splinter Cell: Double Agent
    * Tenerezza (Japan only)
    * The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
    * Ultimate Spider-Man
    * Wakeboarding Unleashed: Featuring Sean Murray
    * Whacked!
    * Winback 2: Project Poseidon
    * Xiaolin Showdown

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    The only one that interests me is Ultimate Spiderman.
    Oh well, lets hope the next update comes quicker.
     
  2. McBradders

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    BUFFY! Fuck yes. Such a great game!
     
  3. flamepanther

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    Damn it. Still no Panzer Dragoon.
     
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    Still no Race Driver 3. Bums.
     
  5. Samana Rombuca

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    CONKER! :D  :D  :D  Finally, but it's too late for me too care that much. *Still waits for Panzer Dragoon Orta*
     
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    Shenmue II? Fuckin' SWEET.
     
  7. misterd

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    If you like platformers, give Psychonauts a try. You can get it as cheap as $5, and it's got to be one of my favorite games this past generation.
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    damn, the only xbox game i have left is evil dead regeneration, and still no update for that! but they port fistful of boomstick? they're just teasing me now.
     
  9. Deathx360

    Deathx360 Farewell Dear Friend

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    I wish they would make the Street Fighter II Anniversary Collection compatible. I only have two original X-Box games and it is the only one not compatible with my 360, although I may buy more later.
     
  10. OmegaSaber

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    Ultimate Spidey is good, still waiting for them to finally give us some Capcom Vs. SNK 2, of Street Fighter Anniversary love.
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    does spiderman 2 work yet? im tempted to go out and buy that... (again)
     
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    I'm still waiting/hoping for some updates on the Capcom and SNK fighters. Then almost all the games I want will be updated.
     
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    I would say not since it's not on that list and it didn't worst when I tried it the other day (before I downloaded the new update). Which sucks, because that and Prince of Persia Warrior Within are the only two games I really want to play, and neither are backwards compatible. Oh well, back to Gears of War.
     

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