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    Sources close to Microsoft's senior Xbox executives have confirmed that the company does not intend to make its next-generation console, which is set to be launched by late 2005, backwards compatible with existing Xbox software.

    Speculation about the backwards compatibility functionality has been rife since it emerged that Xbox 2 - codenamed Xenon - will have radically different hardware to the original system, with a non-x86 processor, no hard drive and an ATI, rather than NVIDIA, graphics chipset, all of which would make running Xbox titles on the platform very difficult.

    It was widely believed, however, that Microsoft had retained a team of hardware emulation experts to work on the problem - although concerns over the viability of such an endeavour were voiced by some experts, especially regarding the company's ability to emulate the functions of the graphics unit in the Xbox without violating NVIDIA's intellectual property rights.

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    Originally posted by bawa@Klite_user@23 June 2004 - 17:39
    no hard drive
    ...idiots, that's what made xbox stand out for a while there...
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    Originally posted by Titus808+23 June 2004 - 23:08--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Titus808 @ 23 June 2004 - 23:08)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-bawa@Klite_user@23 June 2004 - 17:39
    no hard drive
    ...idiots, that&#39;s what made xbox stand out for a while there... [/b][/quote]
    cos everybdy learned about and installed linux and it scared microsoft

    ....well maybe



    does anyone care aboutt backwaards compatibility anyway?? the only time ive ever used it is for tetris

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    That&#39;s what microsoft is going at, they held polls and saw that most users didn&#39;t really care about backward compatability.

    But in truth, weither you use it or not, know that it isn&#39;t backward compatable will make the competition, ps3 and whatever sega/nentindo has, seem better and make you a little more [can&#39;t think of the right word] and want to buy the oppositions system.
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    Bad move microsoft on no hard drive.

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    Originally posted by Agent Smith@23 June 2004 - 21:18
    Bad move microsoft on no hard drive.
    lol, all of a sudden i don&#39;t want to buy an xbox2, hdd really made xbox wat it was+the graphics (never forget the graphics)

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    Originally posted by cpt_azad+24 June 2004 - 05:44--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (cpt_azad @ 24 June 2004 - 05:44)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Agent Smith@23 June 2004 - 21:18
    Bad move microsoft on no hard drive.
    lol, all of a sudden i don&#39;t want to buy an xbox2, hdd really made xbox wat it was+the graphics (never forget the graphics) [/b][/quote]
    aye, I&#39;m not even asking for it next X-mas , Instead I&#39;ll get a Athlon 64 FX-72 B)
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    Could be the people that&#39;ve spent hundreds of dollars on X-Box games might want to keep playing them on new hardware. Although to keep the games and sell the old one wouldn&#39;t make much sense....I&#39;ve got a few old platforms hanging around.

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    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
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    Originally posted by MagicNakor@23 June 2004 - 23:30
    Could be the people that&#39;ve spent hundreds of dollars on X-Box games might want to keep playing them on new hardware. Although to keep the games and sell the old one wouldn&#39;t make much sense....I&#39;ve got a few old platforms hanging around.

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