According to Major Nelson, there will be no achievements or gamer score associated with the upcoming Original Xbox downloadable games. That sucks.
Wow, that sucks.
That would have added lots of replay value and would have, perhaps, topped Sony's offer of PS1 games (disregarding the fact that many PS1 exclusive titles were better than some Xbox 1 titles) based on the fact that those games are a generation above PS1 and would have 1uped Sony into offering downloadable last gen games for a decent price (Tekken 5 notwithstanding).
... would have been nice. I'll just be sticking to the current gen games then.
The 20GB 360 model is hardly big enough to store more than 2 or 3 last gen Xbox games. Furthermore, you can buy them cheaper on CD...whats the point?
I've thought about that, but I think theres something different in the way data can be compressed when its goint to be DL'd as opposed to put on a disc. I dont know why ... or how ... but the HD movies you can DL from the XBL marketplace are generally 5 gigs, give or take. It sounds a little nuts, but I think the games are going to be compressed and not be the same size as their on-disc counterparts. If they can shrink a 20 gig movie to 5 ... why cant they shrink a 5 gig game into 1 ?
Generally speaking over 1/2 of the data on a DVD/HD disc is just the extra content most studios put on the DVD versions. More so on the HD disc because of all the little bells and whistles they throw in. Actually you can burn pretty much any HD movie onto a single sided DVD. There would defiantly be some compression, but nothing you would particularly notice. Anyways thats why DL movies are only around 5gigs.
I just hope Halo:CE is online..... without that this whole thing is pretty pointless.
You can throw your chances for that out the window. It's already been clarified that this Halo: CE won't have online play.
there goes the chance of me ever purchasing an xbox game on this crap.
yeah its basically downloading the image file of the game and 360 acts like an old Xbox emulator. no thanks.
Then what's the point of buying these ISOs of Xbox games?
to feed Bill Gates' fat ass cat
achievements give spice to gaming
we'll microsoft just killed that idea, The appeal of geting games I never was able to get in the past is pretty much null cause I can mod my origianl xbox and just download those games for free. If they had added achievements and gamerscore *they could easily do it by adding in a bit of code to the emulator to monitor the conditions* then I would have bit that lure but not any more, it just takes up space and money. *if they we're to allow to you store said games on a seperate usb hard drive and they only costed 5 bux then id bite still cause their are a few games i missed last gen xbox*
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