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Xbox Live Indie Games shutdown delayed to October – Report

It looks like the Xbox 360 indie games programme won’t shut down today after all. The Xbox Live Indie Games store will remain online until October 7th, Eurogamer reports. ID@Xbox previously announced that the store would close today (September 29th) but it looks like it’s now been delayed. Eurogamer points …

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Data questions popularity of Xbox backwards compatibility

Backwards compatibility has always been a headline winner, but the extent to which it is actually used has always been a point of contention. New data from Ars Technica about Xbox Live usage suggests that, in Xbox One’s case at least, very little time is spent taking advantage of the …

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Nearly 50% of Xbox One owners have used backwards compatibility

Microsoft has said that nearly half of Xbox One owners have taken advantage of the machine’s backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games. Now over 300 back compat titles,” Xbox boss Phil Spencer tweeted. Nearly 50% of XB1 owners playing BC games is great to see. Thanks for supporting the program.” …

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Compatible Xbox 360 games re-released in Xbox One boxes

Microsoft is making the most of its market-leading backwards compatibility feature by delving into its Xbox 360 back catalogue. As spotted on Reddit, some games (in this instance, Fallout 3 and Doom 3) have been reprinted and put into an Xbox One style box. The cover banner has both the …

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GAME: PS3 and 360 are now ‘played through’

It appears that time is finally up for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. GAME says that the collapse in sales of these two formats have been one of the main reasons behind the retailer’s recent disappointing financial results. Our results were impacted by the UK console market in transition from …

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The original Forza Horizon is being retired

Forza Horizon 3 arrives tomorrow (September 27th) but its release will bring with it the demise of the series’ earliest instalment. The game’s official blog has revealed what it describes as Forza Horizon’s EOL (End of Life), which is scheduled for October 20th. On October 20, the original Forza Horizon …

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Red Dead Redemption sales spike following Xbox One backwards compatibility announcement

Sales of Red Dead Redemption for Xbox 360 have shot up by nearly 6,000 per cent in just a day on Amazon. This follows Rockstar’s announcement that the title will be coming to Xbox One this Friday (July, 8th) thanks to backwards compatibility. Starting on Friday, every Red Dead Redemption …

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Nearly 1m Xbox Live Gamertags will be cleared for sale tomorrow

Gamertags associated with long-forgotten Xbox Live accounts will be offered for sale tomorrow. One million of them, which have been sourced from original Xbox accounts that never migrated over to the Xbox 360, will on May 18th be available to those who have had an active Xbox Live subscription for …

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How Xbox 360 changed everything

Back in 2004, Xbox VP Peter Moore spent two days pretending to be PlayStation CEO Ken Kutaragi. During the planning stages of Xbox 360, Moore (who now works at EA) and his fellow Microsoft employees – including former Xbox president Robbie Bach and chief technology officer J Allard – had …

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