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.... 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.
All I can say to MS is...Good luck with that.

Granted, users would save money not having to buy a console, but PC gamers are only used to paying for games that are at the level of MMO's, which only require you to buy a new expansion about once a year...not paying a broad monthly multiplayer fee on top of the individual game unit cost.
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post #42 of 327
This imply automaticly that the new Xbox 720 will be a computer lookalike.
With keyboard and mouse
post #43 of 327
Maybe with an Xbox controller only, but with a keyboard and mouse they will need to re-code/bind every Xbox game to work. Also what about Xbox Live, how will that work?
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It would make total business sense, turning every PC into a 360 could increase their install base by a lot. That and 360 emulators are inevitably going to come to the PC eventually. MS is just staying ahead of the curve.
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I don't see that many PCs with HD-DVD...

BS
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post #46 of 327
This will be huge if true of course.

Why?

Simple as this. PC gamers will have to spend alot less,they won't have to buy a console.and since PC gamers that have consoles are minority,it won't affect Xbox 360 sales figures.

The mayority of console gamers ,ARE NOT PC GAMERS.

Oh man o man,hope this is true.
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I don't see that many PCs with HD-DVD...

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Why would a PC need an HD-DVD drive for this to work?
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post #48 of 327
I don't really understand all of you that say "Will never happen..." "Consoles are too profitable..." "The technology isn't there..." yada yada yada. Let me clear things up for you.

The reason console gaming is so popular nowdays is because consoles are cheaper than PC's. People that don't have boatloads of money will spend 150 bucks on a console, and then rent games, or borrow games, or just buy games. It takes a LOT of games to equal the price of a good computer. (maybe not now, because the consoles are so old)

I personally don't own a console because I have a good computer. I play games on the PC and let that be that. ALL of my friends, without exception, are of the same mindset. We don't bother shelling out for a console when we can play PC games, most of which are console ports anyway (unfortunately).

The major problem with console vs PC games is programming, as you all know. You code differently for different platforms, for proprietary reasons. All a console is is a computer with proprietary ****. Microsoft owns the proprietary **** for the Xbox.

The logical conclusion here, is that the markets largely don't compete. PC and console games are targeted at different audiences, for the most part. Some people have both, but most people have one or the other. So for MS to make their proprietary system available in their next OS, whether for free or a paid subscription, or otherwise, means that PC gamers can have access to Xbox exclusives without the maker of the game needing to code their whole game twice.

More games for me, more money for MS...w/e. I'm all for it.

tl;dr: - PC and consoles largely don't compete for marketshare. They are different. Games from one spilling into the other doesn't hurt profit, it helps it.
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Originally Posted by james_ant View Post
Why would a PC need an HD-DVD drive for this to work?
He apparently thinks Xbox 360 games are on HD-DVDs, he is confusing something. Xbox 360 was going to get an HD-DVD drive add-on, but it was dropped due to the failure of the HD-DVD format.


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The logical conclusion here, is that the markets largely don't compete. PC and console games are targeted at different audiences, for the most part. Some people have both, but most people have one or the other. So for MS to make their proprietary system available in their next OS, whether for free or a paid subscription, or otherwise, means that PC gamers can have access to Xbox exclusives without the maker of the game needing to code their whole game twice.

More games for me, more money for MS...w/e. I'm all for it.
Very good point, I didn't think of that one. The way things are now, games like Gears of War 2/3 and others don't reach PC gamers that don't care for consoles. By giving them the ability to play these games on their PCs, they're fishing in a huge money chest. PC gamers wouldn't have to complain about crappy console ports, because the developers wouldn't need to port them to PC to begin with if they already coded it for 360.
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Love this idea, I can just sell my xbox and play the exclusive games on my PC. Seems perfect to me, especially with a new console coming eventually.

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We already play console games on PC. See Crysis 2.
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