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belmont

I ordered a Series S today, my first xbox! 310 euros. Hope it deliveres.

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Krzzystuff

@belmont congrats. Hope you enjoy it. Since it's your first Xbox there's a crazy deal for you. You can buy up to 3 year's of Xbox live gold and convert it to Gamepass Ultimate for $1. Best deal around. You can get the 1 year cards in most stores still, won't find it online for the normal price. There is a gamepass ultimate monthly game club going as well, we're playing RE7 at the moment.

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belmont

@Krzzystuff I wish I did know it when I originally registered in Game Pass that I did when they introduced the Windows 10 version. I will totally replay RE7, loved it when I played it in my OG PS4.

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MagicCat

belmont wrote:

I ordered a Series S today, my first xbox! 310 euros. Hope it deliveres.

I got a Series S recently as my first Xbox too! Been impressed so far.

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belmont

My Series S arrived. It is my first Xbox and I really like the small factor and the very fast SSD. I use the console in my 1080p PC gaming monitor.

Now I was pleasantly suprised by the BC games, I mean Sonic 3? Wasn't it supposed to have legal issues that made it unsellable? As a SEGA fan I was blown away: Crazy Taxi, Virtua Fighter, Castle of Illusion, Ikaruga, Daytona. As you can guess I snag some of those games, they were cheap anyway. Also Final Fantasy 13, I will surely snag the trilogy.

For the newer stuff Forza Horizon 4 and Gaers 5 play great. Resident Evil 2 too, although the performance seems on par with my PS4 Pro version.

Any suggestions for BC games are welcome, especially SEGA and Square ones. I could not find a way to search games from a publisher.

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LtSarge

@belmont Congrats on the purchase! Glad to see that you're enjoying it so far.

I think the reason why Sonic 3 is here is because of BC. The version that you're playing is the 360 version, which came out a long time ago before these legal issues arose, so it makes sense why you can still buy it.

Have you considered subscribing to Game Pass? There are lots of SEGA and Square Enix titles on there, such as Yakuza, Kingdom Hearts, NieR: Automata, Streets of Rage 4, Final Fantasy 7, 8, 9 and 15 and naturally a whole bunch of other great titles as well besides SEGA and Square ones like Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Dead Space etc.

Not to mention that Dragon Quest XI was just added to the service today!

Edit: Realised that you were looking for BC games in particular, woops. Hopefully the choices above were still helpful in some way!

Edit 2: Maybe this page will help you find those games: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_backward-compatible_gam...

If you filter the "Publisher" column you should be able to see all the SEGA and Square Enix BC titles.

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belmont

@LtSarge I already had the PC version of Game Pass but Forza Horizon and Gears played not great on my PC. I know that 300 euros my be a lot for some people but the Series S is, relatevely speaking, "cheap" or cheaper from a new laptop anyway.

Thanks for the link, for some reason I did not think to check wikipedia.

There are Fighting Vipers, Virtual On and a ton of Sonic games. Also Konami has Metal Gear and Silent Hill games. I have a ton of stuff available to play. I also have (!) to replay the Final Fantasy titles available. Oh man I really hope Sony adds also some kind of BC in PS4 or 5.

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carlos82

So I've had my Series S for a couple of weeks now and I'm very impressed and can only see a bright future for it. It took me a while to get into quick resume as I have a habit of closing games but its a literal game changer. Then games like Valhalla and Forza Horizon 4 look and run absolutely great at 60fps, I now have Gears 5 downloaded and am delighted to see it at less than 40gb.

As @belmont said there are plenty of retro games that released on 360 and are available here and with auto HDR some look truly spectacular. Also tried Skyrim today with its unlocked framerate mod and that works brilliantly and also benefits from auto HDR.

I'm loving this little console and even when I get the Series X I'll keep this for my retro games collection and indie games

Older than I care to remember but have been gaming since owning a wooden Atari 2600 and played pretty much everything inbetween.

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