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post #271 of 327
Supposing this is true

how would game designers justify making a primitive looking game fit for xbox360, then making a crappy port of it for a much more advanced PC, and then have it side by side the original one in win8


are game graphics going to start going backwards, or be stuck at at lower level even more


time to oil up the guillotines
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post #272 of 327
I'm willing to bet games are going to not drop in graphics but we won't see any real big improvements. The problem is games are too far ahead for the general consumers hardware.

Devs want more sales and will therefore always cater for the medium market. That's why we have seen an apparent stand still in game graphics I reckon.
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post #273 of 327
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98uk View Post
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.
well.. that would just not sell consoles

the games would still require a controller + xbox live stuff?

the consoles arent the main source of income from the console market.. its the games

many people hate consoles. :b
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post #274 of 327
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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.
You're completely wrong. Most companies LOSE money on selling the console, and make it all back in the games purchases. This would be extremely profitable.
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You guys do realize that just after Windows 8 will be released, they'll probably be releasing a new Xbox, within a year or so I'd figure. Pretty much all the profit to be made on the 360 has been made. I don't see how they would lose money by allowing old console games to be played on a PC.
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You guys do realize that just after Windows 8 will be released, they'll probably be releasing a new Xbox, within a year or so I'd figure. Pretty much all the profit to be made on the 360 has been made. I don't see how they would lose money by allowing old console games to be played on a PC.
^^^ LOL been wanting to say this for the longest but didn't pay this thread enough mind. What MS is doing if true is genius. By allowing PC to play Xbox games the hope to penetrate another market segment. PC gamers who never bought a xbox and want to try some xbox exclusive games. Games like GW2 and GW3 will now be able to be played.

There is no way for MS to lose money. Xbox 360 is on the way to being obsolete. Might as well wring out some more cash from this niche market.
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playing xbox games on a pc doesnt seem right
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bluebunny View Post
playing xbox games on a pc doesnt seem right
sounds perfect to me, hopefully the software supports hardware scaling, through on some AA, etc.

Hey, we are both from Denver!
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Yea I'm still amazed everytime I see someone make it out like this is a bad thing. Vein given an extra feature plus another library of games just because... How is that bad or going to effect you in any way, whether you make use of the feature or not.
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I feel like it would actually help profits for console games, but it may hurt profits for pc games. Think about it, all the Xbox "exclusives" that would now be playable on PC, I'm sure many people with just PC's and no consoles would buy those console games. Now, on the other hand, if people have both a console and a PC, people may just buy the console game to use on both, assuming multiplayer will be accessible when playing an xbox game on the PC, which could hurt the already small PC gaming community. Although, I feel like it is highly unlikely for Xbox games to be playable on PC, if it does happen, it would be rather stupid.

EDIT: I guess I should say I don't expect it anytime SOON. It would be unlikely for it to happen SOON. But if Windows 8 comes out after or around the same time the new Xbox comes out, then I could see this being a definite possibility.
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