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Crackdown come to Xbox Backwards Compatibility

Finally! Well that’s what I thought when Microsoft announced the release of Crackdown to the Backwards Compatibilty program on the Xbox One X. In fact, only last week I was wondering why it wasn’t already there and assumed it would be linked to the release of Crackdown 3, in a pre-order bonus kind of way. Does the fact that the release of this now mean that Crackdown 3 is delayed again, or that news is imminent and this release is being used to get gamers all excited about the franchise again?

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And it’s not just Crackdown that is coming to the Backwards Compatibility program. Also now available are Fable Anniversary, Forza Horizon and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

A new feature has also been added which allows greater control over the graphical settings of the 360 games on the X. When you play Enhanced Xbox 360 games on Xbox One X, you can now choose how to experience them—with enhanced graphics or in their original form. Enhanced graphics will be turned on by default, running your game with higher resolution, 9X the pixel count, increased texture details and antialiasing, allowing you to enjoy greater visual clarity than ever before. If you turn off the Graphics setting, the graphics will be comparable to the experience on Xbox One or Xbox One S.

This new setting can be found on the old 360 guide, opened by pressing the “View” and “Menu” buttons together on your controller.

New batch of Backwards Compatible games announced

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It’s around this time of the month that Microsoft like to announce the next batch of Backwards Compatible titles to be released, although that will be about to change for future announcements.

Microsoft’s very own Major Nelson has revealed the next ten games to become available via the backwards program. They are as follows:

  • Aegis Wing
  • Age of Booty
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
  • Sam & Max Save the World
  • Skullgirls
  • Small Arms
  • Soul Calibur
  • Space Giraffe
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Future Backwards Compatible announcements will no longer come in batches, Larry revealed, but will rather be added to the catalogue of reverse-engineered games as and when they are ready.

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have already noticed that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is available for free between now and the 5th of February, for both Xbox One and 360 owners.

All of the titles mentioned above should be available now. What’s taken your fancy on the Backwards Compatible list so far?

Backwards Compatible gaming offers free The Witcher 2 *Update*

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Yes folks, you read that right. With this latest batch of Backwards Compatible games, comes the prequel to CD Projekt Red’s awesome Witcher 3; The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

For a limited time only, you’ll be able to download The Witcher 2 for free, but only if you’ve registered your Live account in the US, the UK, Canada, France or Germany.

You’ve got a little over two weeks to grab this title, as it’s available from today, 21st of January, until the 5th of February.

There’s no information on whether you’ll need to be a Gold member or not, but hey, it’s a free title.

Go for it.

*UPDATE*

OK, after searching around for this, I’ve found the best way to get this for free is the following.
Using any browser, go here.

Log in and choose to Buy Game (note the price is FREE!)

Confirm the ‘purchase’.

Once complete, browse to your Games & Apps section on your Xbox One. You should find it on the far right, with your other games that are available to download.

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You’re welcome.

CI Games Lords of the Fallen for Next-Gen in 2014

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CI Games, has today officially announced Lords of the Fallen, a challenging fantasy action/role-playing game with development being led by Tomasz Gop, former senior producer of the award-winning The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings. Lords of the Fallen is a demanding and strategic third-person action-RPG experience being created for next generation consoles and PC, coming in 2014.

Lords of the Fallen is a hardcore action-RPG featuring an advanced combat systems and robust class skill trees. Set in a richly created fantasy world where the Gods have failed mankind, players will take on the role of a human named Harkyn who sets out on a quest to stand against an apparently unstoppable supernatural force. Players travel across a world that is deeply dived by those that follow and others that resist, the Fallen God. Along their journey they will be faced with a series of decisions that will alter both the world and their character thus dramatically impacting the storyline.

Playable version of Lords of the Fallen will be presented live at the E3 2013 Expo from June 11-13, 2013.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Goes Gold

Namco Bandai and CD Projekt RED studio has announced that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition has gone gold on the Xbox 360, with the Dark Edition already a sell out in Europe! The Enhanced Edition is now available for pre-order and scheduled to arrive at retail stores on April 17, 2012. Continue reading The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Goes Gold