With the advent of online gaming, Xbox 360 gamers have been bombarded with updates since the console's 2005 release.MICROSOFT released three more excellent backwards compatible Xbox 360 games to play on Xbox One consoles this week, along with the launch of their super sale and up to 75% off great games like Red Dead Redemption and Black Ops 2.The Xbox 360 may be fun and all, but sometimes you just feel like having a good ol' Covenant bashing session playing Halo 2. What that essentially means is the 360 needs a little software program to tell it how to play that old Xbox 1 game, and that's something Microsoft's programmers are still in the process of doing for all Xbox games.Maybe you're keen on visiting the land of Faerun again by spinning your Fable disc. Only about 200 Xbox 1 titles are able to be played on the new console, although Microsoft says more games will be continually added. Expect more updates from the big M on this in the coming months. What do I need to make the 360 play compatible Xbox 1 games?
But this process is relatively new for console publishers.I have an XBox 360 that hasn't been connected to a network for about three years. It downloaded a bunch of updates and I created an XBox Live account (just a standard one, not Gold).However, I can't seem to get it to update any of the games.How do I tell if a particular game has been updated?When you log into Xbox Live and then load a game, you'll be automatically prompted to download updates to the game, if they are available.Inserting a disc and installing it should be an easy task, but things have gone awry for some users.Some of IGN's readers have noted that game installs seem to sputter out around the 97% mark, stalling out indefinitely.As in, there's no notification that an update is available, even after starting a game.I know they're not updated because, for example, the radios in Portal don't "receive transmissions" ;) The network setup is a little non-standard: I configured my laptop to bridge the XBox ethernet to the household wireless.This can be done either by updating through Xbox Live, burning the required file onto a CD or ordering the update disc from Microsoft direct. Being on Xbox Live is the most hassle-free way to make sure you can play Xbox 1 games, as the system should automatically update each time support for new games come out. In at least one reported case, a console refusing to download the update spontaneously begin work, sometimes after hours of waiting.Attempt to install the game once you boot the console back up, but make sure you're not connected to your Internet provider.Many developers are offering Xbox 360 to Xbox One Game Upgrades, including transferring DLC season passes or subscriptions for a limited time or a small fee.If you promise to stop (by clicking the Agree button below), we'll unblock your connection for now, but we will immediately re-block it if we detect additional bad behavior.