4Chan gets people to brick Xbox Ones

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The Xbox One utilises a very different architecture to the Xbox 360, meaning that it’s nigh impossible to get Xbox 360 games to run on an Xbox One on a purely hardware level. with software emulation, it’s a little more realistic, but there’s probably not enough power in the hardware to do a convincing job.

So unless it comes via streaming of some sort, the Xbox One will never be able to play Xbox 360 games. Still, that’s not enough for some people, who got suckered in to bricking their Xbox One’s on the back of some faux workaround to enable backwards compatibility.

Here’s an infographic that appeared on 4Chan.


Tip: Don’t follow those instructions. It’s the quickest way to turn your Xbox One in to an Xbox None. Doing so will only end up with you having a very expensive brick stuck on a bootloop. Of course, those with sense wouldn’t have done this anyway; following instructions on 4chan is generally a great way to make yourself cry. This is the same place that spawned the obviously very false claim that iOS 7 added a feature that would make iPhones waterproof.

Even Major Nelson’s stepped in, informing the world via Twitter that nothing in the world will make your Xbox One play 360 games.

Last Updated: December 9, 2013

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  • El Capitan del Blade

    Yeah man, Didn’t you know? 4chan is exclusively used to post tech tips from Industry Insiders, completely troll free environment.

    • The problem being that it escaped from 4chan,. and propagated all over the internet.

      • El Capitan del Blade

        I hate it when that happens, I mean it Happened to pedobear. he was a relatable character, then he escaped 4chan….

      • Sageville

        What happens on 4chan, stays on 4chan……

        …said no-one ever….

        • Sue

          4chan normally caters for those typing with one hand…..

      • Brian Murphy

        That wouldn’t be a problem if the media actually vetted it’s stories once in awhile.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Oh 4Chan you devilish rogues!

    • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

      Indeed. They are such kidders them!

      • Weanerdog

        Such a bunch of nice guys, must have been that one bad apple.

        • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

          Exactly, they are known for their support of anyone. And when I say support I mean ‘Your face is gay/fag!’

          • Weanerdog

            And they post all those nice pictures of your mom

          • Anon A Mouse

            ‘At least your mom still wanted to sit on it.’

          • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba


  • Shift-Tab John (JJ)

    iOS7 makes the phone waterproof. Only iPhone users can believe that.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      But of course, Steve Jobs is a god.

    • Rock789

      My thoughts precisely… 😉 🙂

  • TiMsTeR1033

    The poor sods who try this…. tisk tisk.

  • TiMsTeR1033

    This whole enter devkit mode, wont that make for playing “backup copies” really easy for the people from the Caribbean?

  • Kensei Seraph remembers Madiba

    I assume you then have to take the Xbox None back to the store where you purchased it?
    Pity the user can’t reload the OS themselves… Oh wait then it wouldn’t be a console any more.

  • CodeName Tailgunner

    Lazy gamer being the site that it is I thought I would find more results when following the first to tags.

    Alas, nothing.

  • That Tall Twit

    “This is the same place that spawned the obviously very false claim that
    iOS 7 added a feature that would make iPhones waterproof.”
    HAHA Classic!

  • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

    Lol, Brick…

    • Brady miaau

      I love Phineas and Ferb. Great cartoon.

      • Unavengedavo(aka. MadeYouLook)

        Aren’t you a little too old to be watching Phineas and Ferb?

        Why yes, yes I am…

  • Dong Blak

    4Chan 4Ever!!!

  • JaiGuru



  • nice post

  • Jerm

    How am I supposed to read this with that annoying block of social media buttons covering up the left side of the article? Is it just me? It totally could be since I’m using an old 17″ CRT set on an old school resolution due to my flat panel busting. But even if that’s the case, it’s a problem. *Stumbling on without reading the article* *Shrug*

    • Jerm

      Hmm, just un-maximized my browser window, the buttons went away. Still a problem.

  • 0nly Exeperience

    I honestly can’t believe someone would be dumb enough to do that..

  • hahaha really funny

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