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Yes, You Can Run Windows 95 on an Xbox One

Submitted by: Odio @ 04:08 PM | Saturday, May 21, 2016 | (url: http://www.popula...)

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What better use for brand new technology than to use it to boot up some old software? Duke Nukem 3D is always a solid choice. But what about when the ability to play Duke Nukem 3D isn't enough? Well then, you need to install Windows 95, and then play Duke through that. Luckily, thanks to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, your dream can come true on the Xbox One.

The Anniversary Update is geared towards making the Xbox One more friendly to legacy apps. In fact, it makes it so friendly that this YouTuber was able to port the Dosbox emulator into the system through it, and then use Dosbox to run Windows 95, and then use Windows 95 to play Duke Nukem 3D.

While it's unlikely that this port will make it into the Xbox Marketplace, seeing that old startup bar, and then Duke's face, shows that the Anniversary Update could allow for things Microsoft never really intended. And things there is maybe not a very good reason to ever actually do, besides for laughs.

Category: Console Gaming | 7 Comments
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Starsiege: Tribes 16 years on

Submitted by: EvanVolm @ 04:32 PM | Monday, December 1, 2014 | (url: http://www.fps-z....)

Tribes will be celebrating its 16th birthday today, though celebrating may be a bit of an overstatement. Unlike other popular PC games of the mid-to-late 90s such as Starcraft, Quake, Unreal Tournament, Half-Life, and of course Counter Strike, the original Tribes has unfortunately been unable to retain much of its player base. While there was a time when the game had over 100,000 players and a plethora of servers and mods to choose from, those days have long since passed.

Those remaining today are the die-hards. The ones who know the game from the inside out, and absolutely slaughter the rare newcomers who dare to step -or fly- in front of their Spinfusor. Online activity typically peaks later into the evenings, with just two servers managing to attract between 12 and 18 players each, 20 on a good day. In total there are roughly 5 active servers, none of which feature the vanilla game itself anymore. Popular mods such as Annihilation and LT (Light Tribes or Light Training, depending on who you ask) have taken over the original game that launched in 1998.


Store managers detail PS3 failure rate at less than 1%

Submitted by: houston @ 06:03 PM | Tuesday, July 3, 2007 | (url: http://www.ps3fan...)

sony and nintendo are both below 1%, japanese electric engineers are the shit