Console Shock Podcast 80: Backwards Compatibility

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast!

With the release of the next-gen consoles, there has been some debate on the backwards compatibility features of the PS5. Some people were hoping to be able to play everything all the way back to the PS1, others are quite happy with the ability to just play PS4 games on it. Sony have said that back compat is a feature many people ask for, but few use. Does Xbox do it better? We jump in with our own thoughts on playing old games on new systems!

– Stu finally gets an Xbox Series X!

– A look at the history of backwards compatibility in consoles.

– Our thoughts on Sony’s backwards compatibility stance.

– Sony IE’s CEO Jim Ryan’s comments on old games.

– How Xbox does back compat vs PlayStation.

– The developer mode back compat “hack” on the Xbox Series consoles.

– Is the OG PS3 the greatest back compat console ever made?

Intro/Outro Music – Mean Streets – WCW Monday Night Nitro Theme – WCW (1995) – Composer(s): Jonathan Elias

Console Shock Podcast 79: Featuring The Retro Shack

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast!

On this episode we welcome Scott from The Retro Shack Youtube channel! Scott’s channel focuses on vintage computing and features videos about mods, add-ons, repairs and upgrades for such hardware legends as the C64, BBC Micro and the ZX Spectrum.

We chat to Scott about his channel and get his thoughts on retro gaming and computing in general.

– As a relatively new channel, how did Scott get started?

– What triggered The Retro Shack’s rise in popularity?

– Scott’s retro setup at home.

– What we love about the systems that lag behind their rivals in specs, like the Atari ST and ZX Spectrum.

– We reminisce about the legendary Telegames in Leicester, and its epic range of games for sale.

– What machine is on Scott’s wishlist to add to his collection, and how is the collection going?

– Thoughts on flash carts and modern ways of using old machines. – The MSX! What the hell is this thing?

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Intro/Outro Music – Title Screen Theme – Tomb Raider (1996) – Playstation/Saturn/PC CD (1996) – Composer(s): Nathan McCreeSHOW LESS