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does this mean i could play red dead redemption and la noire on windows 8....rather than wait for that selfish rockstar to release these game for pc...does this apply to gta5 too if it is also released for xbox360
First off, it's a rumor.
Secondly, how is Rockstar being selfish by not releasing PC games anymore? When you mainly develop single player based games on the PC, you're just asking to be pirated.
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First off, it's a rumor.
Secondly, how is Rockstar being selfish by not releasing PC games anymore? When you mainly develop single player based games on the PC, you're just asking to be pirated.
firstly,i love rockstar more than any other game makers.but their strategy to release PC games at a very delayed time than consoles and take a position to neither confirm nor deny...these are the things why i call them selfish..care about money and not about the feelings of their loyal pc gamers...
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firstly,i love rockstar more than any other game makers.but their strategy to release PC games at a very delayed time than consoles and take a position to neither confirm nor deny...these are the things why i call them selfish..care about money and not about the feelings of their loyal pc gamers...
So you're saying they don't release PC games because they care about money too much? Obviously they are losing money on PC games, hence why they have stopped developing on the PC. No sensible company would continue a practice if they continue to lose money on it.
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So basically no reason to ever develop a PC version of anything?

Don't believe it, but it wouldn't exactly be great if it did happen.
    
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So you're saying they don't release PC games because they care about money too much? Obviously they are losing money on PC games, hence why they have stopped developing on the PC. No sensible company would continue a practice if they continue to lose money on it.
Most companies still see positive net income even with pirates. Companies like Capcom and Crytek admitted good sales yet complained about pirates and dropped support for PC gaming. Though Capcom picked it up again recently and Crytek is...

Losing money? Not the best way to put it, more like losing potential revenues. They still make gains, just not as much.
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So you're saying they don't release PC games because they care about money too much? Obviously they are losing money on PC games, hence why they have stopped developing on the PC. No sensible company would continue a practice if they continue to lose money on it.
facts and figures tells that gta4 pc made millions profit for them even with all that criticism about that game...so losing money is out of question..its the strategy to care about making more money...more and more
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Most companies still see positive net income even with pirates. Companies like Capcom and Crytek admitted good sales yet complained about pirates and dropped support for PC gaming. Though Capcom picked it up again recently and Crytek is...

Losing money? Not the best way to put it, more like losing potential revenues. They still make gains, just not as much.
I can agree with that, but in Rockstar's case, the time and development to code for the PC is not worth the loss of revenue due to piracy. However, I don't think they should be called 'selfish' for that.
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Lies, It would run at 10 FPS on whatever high end computer if this were possible
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Great news. This will bring a large portion of gamers back to PC. which we HONESTLY NEED.
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Not for the 360 there aren't. There are third party emulators for consoles several times weaker than modern PCs that still don't have perfect performance scaling, not to mention inconsistencies and bugs with games in a case to case basis.

Now you think emulating the entire 360 platform on PCs will be feasible? The 360 may be old but with 3 PowerPC based cores with SMT the CPU is still hefty.
Actually, emulating the CPU is the easy part. Console CPUs are generally very week compared to their highly optimized and documented GPUs. I imagine that most of the difficulty of simulating a console would be matching the highly optimized calls to the GPU that video games have to make when running on the console.

It was a lot more difficult in the playstation 2 era and prior because the architecture was so far removed from what was commercially available for the PC user. I'd imagine that emulating the GPU of modern consoles should be easier, as they've moved closer and closer to readily available computer hardware.

If Microsoft was truly interested in this, it would be child's play to emulate the PowerPC architecture, and reroute the calls to the positively antiquated Xenos(X1900/HD2900) the Xbox360 is built upon to modern CPUs and DirectX9
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