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Xbox 360 games on the PC... I'll believe it when I see it. The primary reason why 360 games are so profitable and so much easier to make than PC games is the fact that the games are developed for one set of hardware. To take all of those games developed for one type of computer, and say that they'll be available for anything running Windows 8... which is being released next year? Yeah, okay.
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Gives a whole new meaning to CONSOLE PORT
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I wonder if there is a way to show MS we actually would like this.
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I wonder if there is a way to show MS we actually would like this.
buy an "I LOVE MICROSOFT" t-shirt and some good knee pads, and go knock on Bill Gates door.
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If true. Do want.
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Xbox 360 games on the PC... I'll believe it when I see it. The primary reason why 360 games are so profitable and so much easier to make than PC games is the fact that the games are developed for one set of hardware. To take all of those games developed for one type of computer, and say that they'll be available for anything running Windows 8... which is being released next year? Yeah, okay.
Not that I believe the rumor, but...

You have heard of emulators, haven't you? Last I checked, amateurs have been designing them to work on multiple hardware configurations for ages now. I'm fairly certain that Microsoft can do at least as well at adapting their platform to their other platform.

I can easily see this rumor as being false, but not because of technical limitations.
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If it is true that would be awesome. Plus the timeline would also kind of fit with Microsoft creating a new console potentially ~1 year from release.

If this does turn out to be real, it would easily help Microsoft sell Xbox 360 games well beyond the life of the console.
     
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Not that I believe the rumor, but...

You have heard of emulators, haven't you? Last I checked, amateurs have been designing them to work on multiple hardware configurations for ages now. I'm fairly certain that Microsoft can do at least as well at adapting their platform to their other platform.

I can easily see this rumor as being false, but not because of technical limitations.
Yes, I've heard of emulators. Amateurs have been able to make emulators that barely run PS2-era games. I would imagine that in order to make every Xbox 360 game playable (that is, on par with an Xbox 360's native performance) on any PC would take a considerable amount of time. I'm not too concerned about MS migrating it's own software to other softwares so much as game engines, developed specifically for the hardware of the 360 not being able to be migrated. Not every Xbox game plays on Xbox 360, either.

Skepticism aside, I really, really would like to see this happen. I'd love to play Forza 2 or 3 on the PC.
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If it is true that would be awesome. Plus the timeline would also kind of fit with Microsoft creating a new console potentially ~1 year from release.

If this does turn out to be real, it would easily help Microsoft sell Xbox 360 games well beyond the life of the console.
This is exactly what I was saying to a friend about it earlier. It all makes sense with how the next console would be coming soon after Windows 8. Come on Micro$oft, think of the $ale$ boo$t$!
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THIS IS BAD NEWS!....
This would be the end of PC games. all games would be Xbox.

Dont we want DX11? unless...

well maybe they can add dx-11 for XBOX-PC I dont know.

Also I thought you need special drives?
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