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Xbox One Backwards Compatibility with First Xbox Games is Possible

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Announced at E3 2015, backwards compatibility between the Xbox One and Xbox 360 games is still the talk of the video game industry, and now Microsoft may take the feature further by tossing games from the first Xbox into the mix. When a fan asked Xbox boss Phil Spencer about the possibility of the Xbox One being backwards compatible with the original Xbox -- an idea many would consider “silly” -- the response was rather straightforward: “I don’t think it’s silly. I ask the BC team this question a lot. Need to finish 360 BC for now.” DON'T MISS: Xbox...

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Original Xbox Could Have Been Free, Microsoft Planned to Buy Nintendo

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Would you believe us if we told you that Microsoft originally intended to make the first Xbox free? That’s right, all you had to do was go to the store and grab one free of charge. What if we also told you that instead of making its own console, Microsoft actually planned on buying Nintendo? In an interview with Games Industry, Seamus Blackley, one of the creators of the Xbox, revealed that Microsoft initially wanted to make the Xbox free at one point, partnering up with Oddworld Inhabitants to take on the big player at the time: Mario. Later on...

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