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by GAZBEROTTEN
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic
Replies: 213
Views: 8220

Sony announces Playstation 1 Classic

Sony has officially announced a PlayStation One Classic which will come preloaded with 20 classic games, offer HDMI right off the bat and will launch this December. It is unknown if Sony plans to do a PlayStation 2 Classic but for now a PS One classic is confirmed full details can be read here https...
by GAZBEROTTEN
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 79
Views: 2472

Re: Backwards Compatability

Looks like the Playstation 4 can actually run PS2 games and has been able to for years. It is a system level feature which is good news for retro gamers however Sony has not enabled it yet. Game will run at 4 times the resolution as well. Excellent news here's the video https://www.youtube.com/watch...
by GAZBEROTTEN
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 79
Views: 2472

Re: Backwards Compatability

I do wonder how many people from Xbox 360 have not upgraded to the Xbox One. It does show though that Microsoft needs to be finding ways to get the Xbox 360 fanbase to jump to Xbox One and with Sony beating there competitor Microsoft in console sales, Microsoft needs to look further into issues lik...
by GAZBEROTTEN
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 79
Views: 2472

Re: Backwards Compatability

There are Xbox 360 indie games that are available on digital download. These titles, because they are available in digital download, could then be amended or have slight amendments made to the code so they could run on the Xbox One. This would then mean that those who owned the indie game from Xbox...
by GAZBEROTTEN
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 79
Views: 2472

Re: Backwards Compatability

Ok valid points and great debate. Just wondering if instead of offering full BC by Microsoft,Sony and Nintendo would you accept ports of the best games from a last gen system if these ports offered perks like extended storys, new charicters bigger mapss etc over the original game. It would give peo...
by GAZBEROTTEN
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 79
Views: 2472

Re: Backwards Compatability

I dont think its really greed however when you have Sony tell people hey your PS3 is backwards compatible with PS 2 games then forcibly removes it from people then tells them they cant go online until you update thats was raises a red flag for me as a retro gamer. Microsoft offer bc that doesnt req...
by GAZBEROTTEN
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 79
Views: 2472

Re: Backwards Compatability

If the console is not cd based then yes id agree with there being a limit. However, if there are ways to reduce the cost of a system to do this and in the future, it won't be that to expensive to eventually include BC into newer systems. The problem though would be finding enough people in a team a...
by GAZBEROTTEN
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 79
Views: 2472

Re: Backwards Compatability

I'd think it pretty obvious that the Switch couldn't have offered backwards compatibility with the Wii U or indeed any of Nintendo's home consoles. Both the internal architecture and the form factor are just too much of a radical departure. That's not to say that they can't port the games to it, as...
by GAZBEROTTEN
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 79
Views: 2472

Re: Backwards Compatability

Hopefully, in the near future, we will begin to see improvements with the emulation as newer ways are discovered. I can't see there not being enough teams of people by then who would have released various emulators for the pc and given that there are thousands of Xbox and Playstation Branded disc-b...
by GAZBEROTTEN
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 79
Views: 2472

Re: Backwards Compatability

I agree 100% with English Invader here - if I can't physically put in my old games into a later console of the same line, then it truly isn't backwards compatible. For example, the GBA is backwards compatible with the original Game Boy - the BG Micro isn't - and just because original Game Boy games...
by GAZBEROTTEN
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 79
Views: 2472

Re: Backwards Compatability

When the Xbox,Xbox 360 systems were released they were quite pricey, now the costs of that hardware have dropped and will be ridiculosly cheap to include the chips etc in next gen consoles.This can also be said for PS1,2 and 3 as hardware isnt expensive forever and drops in price later anyway. This...
by GAZBEROTTEN
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 79
Views: 2472

Re: Backwards Compatability

I'll get an Xbox One X soon, and one of the reasons for buying it is Microsofts pretty decent commitment to backwards compatibility. The emulation, going by Digital Foundry and other similar tech analysis sites, seems to be absolutely stunning.....its "emulation plus" basically. Genuinely upscaled ...
by GAZBEROTTEN
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 79
Views: 2472

Re: Backwards Compatability

I guess I have a beef with console manufacturers claiming backwards compatibility when it's not supported in hardware and the library of games is significantly reduced. In my book, if I can't play my old discs or any used discs I buy in the future, it's not backwards compatible in any way that matt...
by GAZBEROTTEN
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 79
Views: 2472

Re: Backwards Compatability

Try explaining that to Nintendo :lol: I hope eventually Nintendo will decide to offer some way to get ports of games you already own for free so that you don't end up with two copies of the same game on different platforms when games are not that cheap in most places. It would be a good way to pers...
by GAZBEROTTEN
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 79
Views: 2472

Re: Backwards Compatability

Backwards compatibility is great, but as I keep my old consoles anyway, it doesn't tend to affect my purchasing decisions too heavily. If I get to have one fewer device set up, that's great - I'm generally happy to sacrifice a couple of minor features (a lack of PS1 link cable support on PS2/PS3, f...