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Originally Posted by Shalhoub View Post
It's a good idea if your a fan of Gears of War .. especially if GOW3 comes to PC>
that and Dead Rising are exactly why i would love for this to happen.

especially if it allows for some form of upscaling on PC, even an option to implement some kind of anti-aliasing or further smoothing, like current emulators do now.
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post #182 of 327
Maybe the next xbox will be out before Win8 so that wouldnt be to much of a lost if the new xbox is out and that way people will still continue to buy 360 games!!

I love the idea
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you know what will be sick if they make you buy an extra key for $10 to unlock any game on the 360 to stop piracy, I just really want to see this happen.
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I can see it being true, why? Well, it means Microsoft get more people to 360/Xbox 720 development (Because of the massive amount of PCs in the world) and this would also be a one-up over Sony and Nintendo. "You know Gears of War 3? WELL LETS PLAY IT ON PC, HELL YEAH"
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If true, then this is simply awesome!
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post #186 of 327
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What a stupid rumour. Console gaming is profitable... if you can play it on your PC, then you make it PC gaming... which isn't as profitable.
Somewhat correct, seeing as Xbox Live costs extra money on top of your internet connection, etc. But I believe the marketplace makes M$ more money than Live subscriptions do.

That being said, Steam is the best gaming marketplace in the world and Valve insists on making it platform-neutral. That is, if you purchase games made by Valve and a select few other companies (though this list may expand) for a specific platform, Steam will let you play that game on any platform you own. The most prominent example is how the PS3 version of Portal includes the ability to play your copy on the PC instead, but of course there are also many games on Steam that you only need to purchase once each in order to play on either PC or Mac - you don't have to purchase both a Mac and a PC version of the same game.

Clearly M$ is feeling the pressure on this front and wants to expand its ecosystem - they aren't Apple, after all. If Windows 8 means you can play Xbox 360 and next-gen Xbox games, then that is a win, not a loss, for M$. It may mean less Xbox console sales and LIVE subscriptions, but it means more sales of Xbox games over those of the PS3/Wii/Wii2, LIVE marketplace items and DLCs, and Windows 8 (specifically the flavor that lets you play these games, it won't be standard by any means).

If this feature makes it in, the Xbox becomes even more ubiquitous and platform-independence even more standardized. It can potentially be a win-win-win for M$, consumers, and the industry as a whole. Many games will never be enjoyed by large quantities of people just because of the platform-specificity and a move like this may just force everyone else to work for mainstream appeal.
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I seriously hope this cross-compatibility between 360/PC is true. The day this is confirmed true, is the day I order £2000 worth of PC parts and build my next rig.
    
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I really hope this is true...

Forza 3/4 on PC? YES PLEASE.
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wait what.
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Guys this all makes sense! Wasn't the 720 supposedly in a PC case? The new XBOX is PC!!
   
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