Why Xbox Fans Are Celebrating Right Now

Microsoft is taking aim at PlayStation’s lead by letting customers play older Xbox 360 games on the latest Xbox One

Phil Spencer, corporate vice president for Microsoft Game Studios, speaks during Xbox’s press conference at the E3 convention, at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, on June 15.

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The annual gaming convention E3 is traditionally where major video game makers preview their biggest, shiniest new games. But at Microsoft’s press conference on Monday morning in Los Angeles, the house came down when Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, said gamers would be able to use the company’s newest consoles to play older games.

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