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    4chan backwards-compatibility prank bricks Xbox One, no way to play xbox 360 games :(

    It sucks that there's no way to play xbox 360 games on the Xbox One. I've got a stack of games I've not played in ages after red ring of death on my 360 and was hoping they'd change their mind. I'm sure I'll be able to get a 360 cheap from Cash converters or ebay soon to get my gaming fix while I wait for Xbox One to drop in price!

    4chan backwards-compatibility prank bricks Xbox One



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    from cnet.com.au:
    4chan backwards-compatibility prank bricks Xbox One - Games: PC, DS, PlayStation, Xbox & Wii

    A hoax set of instructions to make the Xbox One backwards compatible originates from 4chan and reportedly kills the console.
    (Credit: Microsoft)
    4chan is up to its tricks again this time taking advantage of an Xbox One feature. Built into the console is the ability to turn it into a developer kit, a feature designed to help independent developers create their games. Earlier this month, YouTuber GameTutsdiscovered how this could be done, but there is a caveat: at this point in time, you need to be a Microsoft-approved developer to access it. Entering an unauthorised Sandbox ID will brick your Xbox One.
    It is this vulnerability that 4chan has exploited (the thread has since 404ed), as well as gamers' strong desire for backwards compatibility, which the Xbox One most certainly does not have. One forum user created a set of instructions based on GameTuts' video, with the added bonus of a Sandbox ID that will send your Xbox One into a boot loop.
    After GameTuts released his video, Microsoft strongly advised consumers to stay away from Developer Settings, offering a solution just in case anyone had managed to mess up their console: "Changing the settings in this menu is only intended for developers for Xbox One, and this alone does not turn the console into a development kit. We strongly advise consumers against changing these settings as it could result in their Xbox One becoming unusable. Customers who have put their consoles into this developer setting can revert by restoring factory defaults under Settings/System, select Restore Factory Defaults."
    The instructions are below. We are providing them for informational purposes only.

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    Oh those silly boys over at 4Chan, an old flatmate of mine knows the guy that started 4Chan they used to hang out on a site called Something Awful, I think 4Chan took it to the next level something awfuller?


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