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Originally Posted by SausageDawg View Post
Not news, hence the name "Rumorpedia"

OT: I'm not buying it, it wouldn't be too beneficial financially to do this.
How wouldn't it? Consoles are sold at cost for their first several years of production. By selling console games to people that don't need the console to play them, you're not selling those units at cost.

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What a stupid rumour. Console gaming is profitable... if you can play it on your PC, then you make it PC gaming... which isn't as profitable.
Again, how is it profitable? The first several years of produced units are sold at cost, and the games are what makes up for that loss. PC gamers buying console games without buying the console for them (considering they're sold at cost at the time) would BENEFIT the company.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 5/24/11 at 11:14am
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Ehh.. It's more like combining them, not separating them.
The whole point being, if you can play on PC, then you minimise a revenue stream from MS.

This, is, a load of spherical genitalia. The only way it might be true is if the new Xbox's come out (say, 720) and backwards compatibility is done through PC.
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Fake rumor is fake.
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Wati a second...

How will they make this when Xbox 360 games are coded to run over a Power PC platform and, us PC gamers are using x86 and x64 on PC?

Correct me if I'm wrong but, wouldn't it be necessary to reprogram EVERY SINGLE GAME?
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if true then makes my hobby all the more easier.....dissecting games to there original format to make personal mods aswell close friends of mine i knew for like forever XD.. but also to the PC power that would be needed to run a 360 game wouldn't be much atleast.


icekilla if they include a translation program within the OS itself among other needed filters and files not so much reprogramming would be neccessary usually comes down to format used within the .xbe file since each game is made with different formats which needs to be translated and fast into PC terms @_@, if successful on building such a program then main work is done
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Wati a second...

How will they make this when Xbox 360 games are coded to run over a Power PC platform and, us PC gamers are using x86 and x64 on PC?

Correct me if I'm wrong but, wouldn't it be necessary to reprogram EVERY SINGLE GAME?
It would have to have an emulator...I haven't looked, but I am sure there must be 360 emulators being developed by hobbyists by now. Though maybe not, since I sure MS would sue them for their internal organs if they caught them, but maybe under the radar there is some.

Still...not going to happen. There is no way M$ will let go selling an OS and a console since in their mind every should buy both.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 5/24/11 at 11:17am
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Wati a second...

How will they make this when Xbox 360 games are coded to run over a Power PC platform and, us PC gamers are using x86 and x64 on PC?

Correct me if I'm wrong but, wouldn't it be necessary to reprogram EVERY SINGLE GAME?
No. Windows 8 would simply come pre-installed with an emulator that can handle Power PC.
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Again, how is it profitable? The first several years of produced units are sold at cost, and the games are what makes up for that loss. PC gamers buying console games without buying the console for them (considering they're sold at cost at the time) would BENEFIT the company.
I believe that was just the PS3. I think the Xbox 360 console was sold at a profit from the beginning.

Secondly, even if it were true, consoles "used" to be sold at a loss. Not any more. And given that they were loss leading, they need as much cash as they can now!
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It's an interesting idea, but I don't see it becoming a reality. If it did happen though it'd be pretty sweet.
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lol, and make everyone install games for windows live?!?!?!

no thanks, i'll keep it on my xbox.
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