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  1. Now up on the Nintendo store too: Linky
  2. If you need it more concise... The software solution should add no extra cost to the price of the hardware so it costs the end user 'nothing'
  3. They had to remove it because it was a physical backwards compatibility solution that added about £80-100 to the cost of each unit produced. If you do a software solution it costs nothing.
  4. Available to order again at argos £49.99 including delivery! https://www.argos.co.uk/product/4608305
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    Xbox Game Pass (Subscription Service)

    Here's six new ones, More are coming.
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    Football Thread 2017/18

    Napoli have just appointed Carlo Ancelotti as their new boss, Leaving Sarri as an option for Chelsea or Zenit.
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    Sea of Thieves - Get Yer Booty!

    The hungering Deep page is up, Sounds like some fun customisation items are time limited rewards. https://www.seaofthieves.com/the-hungering-deep Starts on the 29th.
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    Tekken 7

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    198X - An Arcade adventure

    9 days to go but yesterday it successfully reached the funding goal!
  10. It's already become monetised though to an extent. There are a number of games which were never made available digitally which now must have a digital version that frequently include all of the dlc and are now repackaged with the publishers consent and purchasable from the digital marketplace. That's how you run it effectively without an extra subscription cost.
  11. It's not a case of it being deemed important or not, In reality it should be a standard feature to get gamers linked in with an ecosystem. There's literally no negative about it. It's a win for the consumer and a win for the platform holder that can execute it properly. They didn't continue with original Xbox compatibility because the 360 wasn't powerful enough to get the vast majority of the library running in an acceptable manner. It's not at the expense of new first party titles, The BC team and First Party studios are entirely different groups with their own budgets. The lack of new studios is the problem with first party titles imo. Most of the operating budget looks like it was spent on buying Mojang/Minecraft.
  12. Yeah, The backwards compatible titles now reach higher native resolutions and framerates than the remakes. Nintendo hasn't even got the virtual console stuff up on the Switch so should they stop putting their back catalogue up again too since it's selling without them? Backwards logic works both ways. Both the virtual console and backwards compatibility are guaranteed revenue streams plus they add consumer confidence in any future device. Well maybe not VC since Nintendo can't get an account system working and force you to buy the same thing each gen. Really boggles the mind people can't see an advantage in bringing your old games forward, Just plug in a hard-drive and you've got immediate access to hundreds/thousands of games all improved alongside your new system.
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    The Unofficial Pre-E3 2018 Hype Thread

    I reckon the only hardware announce will be an Elite version 2 controller. I don't see Xbox VR happening until the next gen at the earliest if at all.
  14. Hardware sales are one thing, You make your profit from high software adoption rates and subscription models. I'm pretty sure the previous two generations were loss leaders and made no profit whereas the current setup is starting to record positive quarterly figures in the billions. Let's hope they invest some of that into new studios.

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