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Emulators they are doing is different more then likely how Microsoft would do it since they own actual Dev equiptment among many other things that go with it, while hobbiest's are using engines from other Emulators and coding them to read a certain way which usually results in higher PC specs for a hobbiest emu unlike a microsoft emulator
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wow I would love this, so many exclusives to the xbox that pc misses out on
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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!
Nearly all consoles are sold at cost for a while, 360 included. I think MS might have lost even more than Sony per unit. http://www.gamespot.com/news/6140383...t-per-xbox-360

And yea, I understand that NOW the 360 is probably profiting per unit, but I don't think it is a huge profit, and that profit margin has probably nowhere near broken even with all the losses. $125 per unit loss, maybe $50 profit per unit at the present? Just a guesstimate. I think MS is also just confident at the success of Windows 8. I'm not denying the possibility of this feature.
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Nearly all consoles are sold at cost for a while, 360 included. I think MS might have lost even more than Sony per unit. http://www.gamespot.com/news/6140383...t-per-xbox-360

And yea, I understand that NOW the 360 is probably profiting per unit, but I don't think it is a huge profit, and that profit margin has probably nowhere near broken even with all the losses. $125 per unit loss, maybe $50 profit per unit at the present? Just a guesstimate.
Even then, it makes sense to keep xbox games in their own niche, unless they are releasing a new console and want to offer backwards compatibility. This would be good because they don't have to build in hardware to emulate games on say the Xbox 720, and it maintains Xbox 360 games sales (thus clearing stock!).

Also, I know many of you will have a hissy fit, but piracy is more widespread on PC than consoles (although it exists on the latter), so I cannot see them doing this.

Rubbish rumour is rumour.
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We already play console games on PC. See Crysis 2.
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Even then, it makes sense to keep xbox games in their own niche, unless they are releasing a new console and want to offer backwards compatibility. This would be good because they don't have to build in hardware to emulate games on say the Xbox 720, and it maintains Xbox 360 games sales (thus clearing stock!).

Also, I know many of you will have a hissy fit, but piracy is more widespread on PC than consoles (although it exists on the latter), so I cannot see them doing this.

Rubbish rumour is rumour.
Your points are all valid, especially the piracy bit. 360 games already are pretty easily pirated, and having them playable on a PC would make them so much easier to pirate. Still not debunking this idea. Another thing I forgot to mention is maybe they'll bring Xbox Live to Windows 8, where you have to pay for the service to play your games online, OR, where maybe an Xbox Live subscription is REQUIRED to play the 360 games on a PC, with constant internet connection required with DRM protection.
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I know people don't bother reading the article and especially not anyone posts here usually, but as I stated, there was an alleged video showing proof of this. (although it's since been taken down and I can't find a mirror)

http://pc1.stonearch.net/forums/showthread.php?t=4556

There's the original thread on SemiAccurate from April.
    
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Microsoft was set to release a program shortly after Vista's launch that would add the ability to play Xbox 360 games.

Microsoft makes more money off the games than the consoles, but then you have all these idiots that are complaining because they can't run the games.
    
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I can see this..Built it-emulator. You're going to need a beefy PC I bet.
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Fail sauce.
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