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It's a good idea if your a fan of Gears of War .. especially if GOW3 comes to PC>
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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?
It's not as if this would prolong the Xbox 360's life to the point where a successor console isn't necessary. Microsoft and Sony will still come out with their new consoles within the next few years and developers will move on. Still, whether that means DX11 is anybody's guess.

Xbox 360 uses normal DVD drives, though each has a drive key specific to each console, making swapping drives impossible without modification.
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Epic!
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Gee cant wait

Yep, thats what Im gonna do with windows 8, play directX 9c games!
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Long thread for only 15 hours old!

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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.
Financially, I believe Microsoft breaks even on the consoles (or close to it). Regardless, most of their money comes from accessories and games I would think, so compatibility would be the biggest issue in my eyes preventing this from happening.
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Long thread for only 15 hours old!

Financially, I believe Microsoft breaks even on the consoles (or close to it). Regardless, most of their money comes from accessories and games I would think, so compatibility would be the biggest issue in my eyes preventing this from happening.
I imagine Xbox Live is by far their biggest money maker. If they do this with half decent compatibility then that means DLC and such. I also doubt they'd drop the Xbox Live fee, unlike Games for Windows Live.

I don't know what kind of cut Microsoft gets for third-part content on Maretplace, but they have a decent amount of content themselves, like Halo and Gears map packs.
post #177 of 327
I imagine something like the ability to back up or transfer xbox360 data on a windows 8 pc and vice versa rather than play games.

Maybe initially microsoft are planning to release some 360 games and 720 for pc, windows 8 compatible only, for advertising purposes
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You know this kind of makes sense, but a perfect world is impossible....
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Online play between PC & Xbox 360 = this.
http://kotaku.com/5593259/rumor-micr...60-online-play
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Imagine finally being to play all those wrestling and fighting games!
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