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This is the most absurd rumour I've read so far about Windows 8. The primary advantage of a console is set hardware, if you allow console games to be played on PC then developers would have to account for the endless number of configurations that PCs have.

Whats probably closer to the truth is that the Next gen Xbox will run Windows 8.
Uh Devs don't have to account for the configurations, that'd be up to the emulator aka microsoft to get it working....
edit: also kinda hard to go back and patch the huuuge collection of old games due to ms's update policy.
Edited by Eagle1337 - 5/28/11 at 12:15pm
post #232 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.
proftble?

Sony still's paying for PS3... and has a 6 bilion debt.

make me laugh



But if 's true.... might worth paying for windows original.
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post #233 of 327
I'd rather them release an expansion pack for windows 7 or something that's a full on dos emulator so I can play my old games without a hitch.
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post #234 of 327
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This is the most absurd rumour I've read so far about Windows 8. The primary advantage of a console is set hardware, if you allow console games to be played on PC then developers would have to account for the endless number of configurations that PCs have.

Whats probably closer to the truth is that the Next gen Xbox will run Windows 8.
Releasing games for 360 and PC makes more money as opposed to releasing them for just 360. Makes perfect sense.
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post #235 of 327
interesting. its going to be like portal 2 pc and ps3
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post #236 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.
Actually, since this would be an emulator controlled by Microsoft and game developers would still need to pay MS to develop the xbox game it would be extra profitable. The reason being that the gaming companies don't make money on the consoles until late in their life usually, they sell the consoles at cost or even a loss because they'll make it up in game licensing. The more consoles the more potential customers to buy the games. By allowing Windows 8 to run xbox360 games they would increase their user base by quite a lot, selling more games and making more money, as their lic. fee is per game.
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post #237 of 327
Cant say This is a good idea in my opinion Due to piracy.
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some people pirate the hell out of xbox360 already. this will just bring more money to microsoft... it's a good idea.
post #239 of 327
that would be sooooooooooo awesome.
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most pc gamers i know own consoles for the exclusive games

But if u could play 360 game on Win8 they would make minium systm requirements run the emu. Also pc games come out cheaper and drop faster so more 360 only game means more $ for ms

U can get 360 controler adaptors and they could be required to make it fair and patches could be implempted to improve graphics

I hope they do ill still get both as my wife only likes consoles and as my 360 recently RROD im getting a new one

This would be smart think so i doubt MS will do it
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