backwards compatibility Stories November 4, 2015

Pre-order Fallout 4 to receive access to Fallout 3 via Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

With backwards compatibility set to hit next week, Xbox One gamers are beginning to look forward to all of the previous generation titles that will soon have new life. Aside from the Gears of War bundle, one of the more notable 360 hits will be Fallout 3. Those that pre-order a digital or physical copy of Fallout 4 will receive free access to Fallout 3.

There are a few nice pre-order deals currently available for pre-order. Prime members can grab it for $49.99 (Reg. $60). The Fallout 4 Ultimate Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide pre-order has dropped to $77.99 shipped (Orig. $130). Be sure to check out the recently announced Fallout 4 bundle as well. All three are set to launch on November 10th. Get ready for the release with these cool Fallout Boy-inspired socks or this Christmas sweater.

As always, be sure to hit up our daily games roundup for the best deals across every platform.

Source: Major Nelson

backwards compatibility Stories October 28, 2015

expiredFree Xbox Live Gold Games for November: Pneuma Breath of Life, Dungeon Siege III, more

It’s almost November and that means it’s time for Microsoft to reveal the next month’s list of freebies for the Games with Gold Program. There will be four games available on Xbox One and 360 in November. With backwards compatibility launching this month, that means Xbox One users will be able to take advantage of all four titles. Head below for full details.

backwards compatibility Stories August 3, 2015

Today, Microsoft announced a killer bundle for Gears of War fans. Anyone that purchases the upcoming Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will receive the entire Gears collection via Xbox One Backward Compatibility. This includes the original game, 2, 3 and Judgement. All you’ll need to do is play the Ultimate Edition game between the August 25th launch date and December 31st to unlock the older titles as a digital download.

Xbox One Backward Compatibility was announced this spring at E3 and will be available to the public in the fall. If you’re into Gears of War, this is perfect opportunity to enjoy the previous generation games all on one console. There are a few different opportunities for pre-ordering Gears of War: Unlimited Edition, here are your options:

Source: Xbox Wire

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backwards compatibility Stories July 2, 2015

Pre-order Fallout 4 for Xbox One and receive a free digital download of Fallout 3

Good news for all you Fallout 4 fans out there: Bethesda is currently offering a free download of Fallout 3 for Xbox 360 with the pre-order of the upcoming title for Xbox One. There are a few details to ensure you receive this offer. First visit this page at the Xbox Store to pre-order and a download code for Fallout 3 will be delivered to your Xbox message center within 7-10 days. After you’ve secured the code, redeem it on your Xbox 360 for digital download.

Even better news, Fallout 3 will be available on Xbox One once backward compatibility access is made available. Details on this new feature were released back at E3 and is currently only available to Xbox Preview members. Fallout 4 will be released on November 10th.

Be sure to take a look at Bethesda’s real life Pip Boy accessory for iPhone and Android.

Full details from Bethesda:

Before making your way to the wastelands surrounding Boston, give yourself a 101 primer on Fallout by returning to the Capital Wasteland in Fallout 3!

We’re excited to announce —  for a limited time – your pre-order of Fallout 4 for Xbox One will entitle you to receive Fallout 3 on Xbox 360. The code for Fallout 3 will be delivered to your Xbox message center in 7-10 days.  Redeem your code on or on your Xbox 360. Fallout 3 will have Xbox One backwards compatibility access when made available.

Fallout 4 releases on Xbox One worldwide on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. If you missed it, catch Game Director Todd Howard’s presentation during the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing.

backwards compatibility Stories May 26, 2014

expiredWestern Digital 4TB My Book USB 3.0 desktop drive: $130 shipped (Reg. $160)


B&H has the 4TB Western Digital My Book USB 3.0 Desktop drive for $130 shipped (add to cart to see the discounted price). That’s $70 off its original listing, $20 better than Amazon and the current lowest price we can find. It features USB 3.0 connectivity local and cloud backup, backwards compatibility, and up to 5Gb/s data transfer speed.

This WD has received a 4.2/5 star rating on Amazon.

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