Backwards-compatibility

03.09.11
Playing DS on a 3DS is less than ideal
03.09.11

Playing DS on a 3DS is less than ideal

The Nintendo 3DS has a lot of cool features, one of which is backward compatibility with DS games...

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01.31.11
PSP UMD games could be re-released on NGP game cards
01.31.11

PSP UMD games could be re-released on NGP game cards

Backwards compatibility with legacy game formats isn't the sort of make-or-break feature that deter...

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09.14.10
Sony patent for last-gen console adapter surfaces
09.14.10

Sony patent for last-gen console adapter surfaces

The long and puzzling saga of the PS3's now removed backwards compatibility with PS2 games may have...

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09.22.09
Rumor: Leaked minutes from Sega/Sony meeting reveal PS2 and Dreamcast on PSN, much more
09.22.09

Rumor: Leaked minutes from Sega/Sony meeting reveal PS2 and Dreamcast on PSN, much more

Okay, buckle up -- there's a whole lot to take in here. As discovered by French site Objectif-SEGA,...

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08.20.09
Sony: PS2 back compat not returning to PS3 (ever)
08.20.09

Sony: PS2 back compat not returning to PS3 (ever)

If you've been furiously mashing the refresh key on your Joystiq machine (also known as a computer)...

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06.29.09
Sony patents software-based PS2 CPU emulation
06.29.09

Sony patents software-based PS2 CPU emulation

In Sony's on-again/off-again relationship with PS2 backwards compatibility on the PS3, we've had ou...

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12.16.08
SingStar PS3 backwards compatibility patch available now
12.16.08

SingStar PS3 backwards compatibility patch available now

A free patch for SingStar PS3, allowing non-backwards compatible PS3s to play PS2 SingStar titles,...

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02.13.08
PS2 backwards compatibility not dead yet
02.13.08

PS2 backwards compatibility not dead yet

Gamers disappointed with the PS3's backwards compatibility (or the lack thereof) might find interest...

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01.10.08
The end of back compat updates may be nigh
01.10.08

The end of back compat updates may be nigh

Kotaku spoke to Xbox 360 group marketing manager Albert Penello this week at CES and uncovered some...

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