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so they are saying that we can now spend more money on console games that work on the PC which are more expensive than PC games and have not as good graphcs....? tbh i dont see the point.
But i do hope we can get cross platform as i would love to kick my mates ass even more than i do on console at COD on my PC against his 360
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I hope this doesn't mean they will stop making PC versions of some games, just so that to play on PC you need to buy Windows Live Gold.
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Subscription fee? Opp, well that's me out.

Oh and no cross platform gaming? Bwahaha.
    
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post #84 of 135
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This is never gonna happen.
Two news articles already confirm that it is going to happen.

I wonder if we will have to redownload our games or if we will be able to use the computers disk drive to play 360 games.
Edited by james_ant - 5/30/11 at 6:38am
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Xbox 360 dvd drives have to have a special firmware to even detect the hidden partition that holds the game. Computers see a different partition (called a "wave"), with a movie file that tells the user to place the disk into an xbox 360. The game can be read by a pc, but it requires a modified dvd drive, called a "kreon" drive. So unless Microsoft makes a firmware for all of our dvd drives to read the hidden partition, the answer is NO. Although, perhaps the new format for xbox 360 games changes things.
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I say give em' their sloppy auto-aim. A decent PC gamer would still win 9 times out of 10
One thing that PC-only gamers don't seem to get. It's not the gamer that is better, it's the input device. A gamer is a gamer, PC or console.

I play FPS games on both systems, and I find it much more difficult to play console FPS games because of the lack of dexterity I have in my thumb for a thumbstick vs. my forearm and hand with a mouse.

But just because one system's input device may be superior in some games certainly doesn't seem like a reason for one platform's enthusiasts to think that they're better than the other.
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One thing that PC-only gamers don't seem to get. It's not the gamer that is better, it's the input device. A gamer is a gamer, PC or console.

I play FPS games on both systems, and I find it much more difficult to play console FPS games because of the lack of dexterity I have in my thumb for a thumbstick vs. my forearm and hand with a mouse.

But just because one system's input device may be superior in some games certainly doesn't seem like a reason for one platform's enthusiasts to think that they're better than the other.
We are better if we have the equipment to be better. That's it.
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all of this mouse vs controller stuff is rubbish the real skill is being able to adapt when you can hold your own on any platform, any controller and in any crowd. Its good that gaming is evolving this way (especially FPS) because it means that it is no longer just survival of the fittest its no longer good enough to be the best of your own kind. Im a PC gamer but do not like the elitism (im a framerate /v-sync addict) and I think many people here underestimate console gamers.
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all of this mouse vs controller stuff is rubbish the real skill is being able to adapt when you can hold your own on any platform, any controller and in any crowd. Its good that gaming is evolving this way (especially FPS) because it means that it is no longer just survival of the fittest its no longer good enough to be the best of your own kind. Im a PC gamer but do not like the elitism (im a framerate /v-sync addict) and I think many people here underestimate console gamers.
We aren't underestimating anything. Sure, you can do FINE with a controller but it's a major disadvantage. A major one. You can never be that good at PC FPS if you only use a controller, and you will totally dominate a console lobby with a mouse and keyboard if you have an adapter that lets you do that.

However, that does not mean that there aren't controller users that beat SOME KB + M users. Just that the controller user has to be really good and the KB + M user below average for that to work properly.
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post #90 of 135
Sigh...
2 points:

1. Microsoft makes far more money off of selling and licensing games and peripherals than it does on selling Xbox's.
2. Microsoft has the most pirated OS in the world.

You see where this is going? MS, possibly unwisely, is trying to get a huge gaming consumer base that probably doesn't spend any money on their OS to at least spend money on games. Games that earn MS a fee every time they are purchased new.

Now the problem is going to be releasing any kind of code that can run 360 games on a PC, and do it well. Torrent sites are already full of 360 ISO's, so what would then prevent someone with W8 and Daemon Tools from sidestepping MS?
I guess that maybe they figure that both PC games and 360 games are so often pirated that, for the number of honest gamers out there who would buy 360 games, it's worth the cost of the piracy that would obviously follow.
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