It's pretty cool how Microsoft provided a way to run homebrew on the XB1 without hacking.

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    I know it's not the intended purpose of the mode... But it's pretty smart. If we're allowed to run our own code, people wouldn't feel the need to hack it. It's pretty neat. There's even premade dev tools (Visual Studio) and established libraries. Thoughts?
     
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    Better than PS4.
     
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    Cool since you can test if your stuff works on every device. (UWP)
     
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    And most of those apps are also of benefit to W10M and W10-PC users (and maybe the IOT version too)

    that's the only thing I really appreciate of W10
     
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    You can also install these apps on W8.1 since it supports packages also.
     
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    That would depend on the individual app, just like on Android you can choose (within the limits of your code) the minimum SDK version (and TH2 was the most common minimum for new apps about a year ago)
     
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    I agree. But, to be fair, the PS4 has Linux on the few hackable firmwares. It's basically a PC now. Which is also cool. I like that ours doesn't require any hack and works on any firmware.
     
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    I'm sure it's not intended for homebrew and or emulation but either way it keeps both sides happy. If anyone asked me what's one feature you like the most on Xbox One it's hands down Dev Mode. No other console is doing this.
     
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    It definitely is for myself. I originally got mine because of backwards compatibility with 360 games. I didn't even have a clue about dev mode until I stumbled upon it here.

    Now a few months later 80% of my 360 games work and emulators on dev mode have started making real progress. Now my XB1 can replace both my 360 and original Xbox while still being able to go online and play new games without any worries.

    I am perfectly fine with those trade offs for a slightly less powerful GPU than the PS4 has.
     
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    Yes its a cool and free of charge :-)
     
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    When the Xbox One X comes out, someone needs to confirm if we can still use Dev mode.
     
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    I plan on doing just that
     
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    hope so the dev for ppsspp said hes gonna work on the xbox one port when the xbox one x comes out
     
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    I don't see why it wouldn't. They run the same software.
     
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    I'm quite interested in Dev Mode, but how does it affect 360 games? As in how would you go about being able to play them? And someone else said free of charge, but wasn't it $20?
     
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    You can still play your 360 games by just switching back to retail mode. It's a seamless process that takes like 25-30 seconds and you can always switch back and forth. And yes it was $20 originally, but its now free with the promotional coupon
     
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    Thanks! It's going to be an interesting time when I set it up x3

    Two questions though, checked some articles about it, it requires a wired connection to your PC? Can't connect through the network?

    Also how easy is it to run emulators and the such? And the UWP platform only supports their packages correct? No way to easily package a .exe decompiled or such? No unity games or....?

    I completely forgot that they were still adding additional games to the backwards compatibility list xD
     
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    Nah, you can use WiFi too.
     
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    Sweeeeet :3

    Only problem, no more free registration tokens right now ;_; guess I gotta wait