News of Xbox One backwards-compatibility with Xbox 360 games is exciting, but emulation is a tricky thing, even for powerful new consoles. Can the Xbox One handle complex Xbox 360 games like Mass Effect? Some early testers provide some interesting answers.
Microsoft surprised the industry at E3 by announcing “native” backward-compatibility to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. But before you toss your Xbox 360 console out the window, you’ll want to check out the full details. The ability to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One is indeed great news, but there are several important factors to consider.
Microsoft may be focused on the Xbox One, but it hasn’t forgotten about the Xbox 360. The company today released a system update that brings long-awaited support for larger external hard drives (up to 2TB), along with some minor UI and account management improvements.
Xbox Live members will get three new free games in May as part of Microsoft’s Games with Gold program. CastleStorm: Definitive Edition will come to the Xbox One, while Xbox 360 owners will get Mafia II and F1 2013.
The Grand Theft Auto series has long included a great variety of music in the form of genre-based radio stations, but previous entries in the series have also allowed players to create a custom “Self Radio” station based on their own collection of digital music files. While that feature was absent from console versions of the game, it has made a welcome return in the PC release of Grand Theft Auto V. Here’s how to use custom music in GTA 5.
Video game fans have long been able to relive the 1996 classic Super Mario 64 on their computers via a number of legally gray emulators. Now one intrepid young developer is offering fans a full HD remake of the game, powered by the versatile Unity engine.
Computer gaming arguably started with a Star Trek game, and there have been countless games spanning the vast Star Trek universe since then. Some are undeniable classics that changed the industry; others are total stinkers that abuse Star Trek’s good name. To help you navigate the good from the bad, here’s our list of the 10 Best Star Trek games in the quadrant.
It’s easy to connect a PS4 controller to your Mac, but what about the Xbox One controller? The good news is that it works great, but the bad news is that it requires a bit more setup thanks to Microsoft’s use of proprietary wireless technologies. But don’t worry, Xbox One gamers, we’ll show you how to get up and running with an Xbox One controller and your Mac.
If you’re bored and looking for some nostalgic fun, don’t head to the Mac App Store and purchase a new game. Instead, fire up Terminal and locate one of several arcade classics that are hidden right on your Mac in the Emacs text editor.
3D Realms, former game developer and publisher that defined PC gaming in the early 1990s, has returned to offer a compilation of the company’s classic genre-defining games. The 3D Realms Anthology, released via digital download this week, features 32 games updated with a custom launcher to run on modern versions of Windows.