An article about how they could make this a possibility to have 360 games playable on PC and vice versa (such as the means they would use to do this), along with why this could be the end of PC gaming/portable systems.
if you need to pay monthly yes, but thankfully services like steam are out there.
PC Gaming won't be dying anytime soon. If anything, this will give PC gaming new life.
Nothing is going to die. Not xbox, pc or ps3 for that matter. People make more out of a situation then needs be.
So I can try full X360 games for free in the future? nice
@ Washington capitals. Now i know you're stupid, The call of duty engine is over 10 years old. Hahahaha its an engine they bought from id. Look it up buddy. You just proved my point with you're own stupidity. They have been using that engine for more then a decade. They have made updates to it, but have not built a new engine. And then you block me cause you can't handle being wrong. lol
Steam is a lot better.
MAybe this an attempt to get the family on the PC. If Live and Kinect is on PC then they can just make 8 with Xbox 720 maybe. I dont think that would be smart but who am I to determine good makreting strategy.
where have you been? The family is already on the pc, while consoles are popular, they dont have the entire family on them like pcs. All my dad will play is online poker, he does so on his cheap pc for example.
I'd bet this will be the same implementation as is on WP7. So it's really nothing special.
The majority of the 360's library is playable on the PC with the exception of some console titles and xbla titles, so no PC gaming won't die, MS is trying to do something that Steam dominates at the moment and is a free service i think that MS will create a subscription fee for this service, i just want to know how open the service will be and if MS will allow PC gamers to mod the games that will be available once its released
"i just want to know how open the service will be and if MS will allow PC gamers to mod the games that will be available once its released." it will be closed tighter than Fort Knox and the only mods around will be moderators. This is Microsoft we're talking about.
Well, here comes more piracy.
you are retarded if you think all pc gamers pirate games, and as you may know PC gaming is expensive therefore we can afford games console gamers cant.
i really dont think its what people are assuming.
gotta love the media. misleading the public since 1605
every day something is either dying or doa.
ya, in this case I dont see how it even adds up. PC gets a new service, so pc games die... o rly?
yea, apparently more things equals less gooder to some.
*FIXED* On topic: I think it would be 360 gaming dying. I mean look, it's 360 games on PC, not PC games on 360, so..if anything it would be 360.
It will just be another option for pc gamers tbh, Knowing ms anyways it will only be 360 support can't see there being any 720 games being in of that when it finally gets round to releasing. So PC gaming will go on as normal its just another ploy to sell the next windows tbh. Id prefer it not to be there in all honesty. MS will be looking to milk as much as they can out of 360 before they move onto the 720 and this will just be another exsample if it goes ahead. My steam collection is very healthy if i want to play 360 games ill play them on a console same for a ps3. PC gaming we upscale we don't downgrade. Hell to that.
Just because the functionality to play Xbox 360 games on the PC will (possibly) be there doesn't suddenly mean all other games are suddenly going to die off.... Steam will still exist. indie pc only titles will still exist. MMOs will still exist flash games will still exist Everything will be the same, just more console ports that PC gamers won't play.
Bye bye PC, rest in piece my old friend
Umm, actually it would make 360 games part of PC gaming, and would probably make the 360 completely obsolete. Looks like MS is moving away from consoles and is going to try a complete PC integration which will tie in well with their presently stupid Digital Distribution only plans.
PC gamer here. I don't think the 360 would become obsolete. There's people out there who just aren't willing to spend the money to get a PC, even if it isn't even $600. The 360 will be around, and will be an alternative to many. I know many people who game casually but still own a 360. Do you honestly see them jumping to PC gaming?
No, its not possible to play Xbox 360 games on the PC, Microsoft can not make a OS that plays Xbox 360 games, cause your DVD drive still would not be able to read Xbox 360 games. Anyways nobody has been able to replecate the SRam in the Xbox 360.
There's like what???? 5 360 games missing from PC... Can't complain about more options though...unless they're bringing over Live and it's fees...
it won't be 360 games on PC. that would be the dumbest idea in the history of video games. these articles are just wrong (and insanely stupid). the 2 platforms use completely different control methods with PC being superior. controllers are fine when you are up against other controllers, but otherwise completely pointless in a competitive environment against a mouse. how do you convince all these console owners to use a k+m when they are sitting back on their couch? seems any idiot with a keyboard can write for a blog
"360 games on PC, RIP PC Gaming?" Wait what?....How is it that a platform that can incorporate 2 separate platforms means the other is dying? Wouldn't it help the whole thing? That's potential for more PC gaming, not less. >_>
Why we need these crappy articles anyway? PC gaming ain't dyin', get over it!
That would be awesome if we can play 360 games on PC, though I highly doubt that Microsoft will do this.
"This would make it to where gamers would have separate save files and game for the PC and the XBOX 360 system. " Uh.. did they not just unveil the cloud save system? -.-
Just because they said Windows 8 will have Xbox Live doesn't mean they will be playing the games on the PC. They already said they would rebrand Games for Windows to Xbox Live and right now that has a limited game selected. Because the games for the console require a special firmware to read the discs it is highly unlikely that will happen any time soon. If it was possible it would make me serious consider Windows 8 on my laptop so I could have a portable console! Other than that Windows 8 kinda looks like a joke to me.
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