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Inside Xbox: Episode 2 Recap

by on April 10, 2018
 

Earlier today, Xbox broadcast the second episode of Inside Xbox.  Although the show was a bit long (clocking in at an hour and a half), it was chalk full of exciting announcements.  You can watch the full video on Xbox News Wire, or read our quick recap!

Backwards Compatibility Announcement

Arguably the most exciting news in this episode was the list of original Xbox games that are now backwards compatible.  Blinx: The Time Sweeper, Breakdown, Conker: Live and Reloaded, Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Hunter: The Reckoning, Jade Empire, Panzer Dragoon Orta, and SSX 3 will be available April 17th  Destroy All Humans, Full Spectrum Warrior, Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction, MX Unleashed, Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory, Star Wars: Battlefront I and II, Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Jedi Starfighter, Knights of the Old Republic II, and Republic Commando will be available April 26th.

It was also announced that the following Xbox 360 games will be Xbox One X Enhanced: Darksiders, Gears of War 2, Portal 2, Red Dead Redemption, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.  I am hyped for the enhanced version of Red Dead Redemption!!!

New Overkill’s The Walking Dead Trailer

Meet Mya, another character that will be featured in the upcoming Walking Dead game from Overkill –

Some Details (and Changes) to Xbox Fanfest @ E3 2018

Fanfest is a very popular global event, at E3 this year, there will be a few changes to the big fan event.

Fanfest will be held June 10th – 11th (the 10th is my birthday, Microsoft.  Just throwing that out there…).  400 people will have the opportunity to attend.  There will also be an opportunity for 1000 fans to attend the Xbox Briefing on June 10th at 1 pm PST.

Last year, there were some issues with Fanfest tickets, so there have been some changes.  This year, a random drawing will decide who gets the Fanfest and Xbox Briefing tickets.  The website where fans can enter the drawing will be live soon.  You will need an Xbox Live Gamertag and be over 21 years old to enter.

Fanfest will also come at a price.  If you are chosen, the ticket will cost $45.  However, the ticket winners will be able to purchase 2 tickets each. Some of the money raised will go towards charity, which is fantastic.  And, of course, Fanfest attendees will some serious swag, including a Fanfest jersey and a Sea of Thieves 2TB Game Drive from Seagate.

You all know that I am an Xbox fan, so I was very happy with the news.  The Battlefront games appearing on Backwards Compatibility was a very pleasant surprise, and I definitely want to try to get tickets for Fanfest this year.  Let us know what you thought about the show in the comments below!

 

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