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#1 Wynn



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Posted 15 July 2011 - 11:23 PM

According to Insideris few months ago, Microsoft's next PC Operating System Windows 8 will allow gamers to play Xbox 360 games on it. Honestly, the rumour is too good to be true but on a similar note, it is now confirmed that "Xbox Live Will Be Built Into The PC".

Microsoft’s vice president of global marketing Mike Delman confirming:

"Live has been successful on the Windows Phone. Live will be built into the PC. It will be the service where you get your entertainment. We were talking about it — you will not just see consoles and handhelds at this show next year, this show’s going to morph into other devices."

Though it's pretty obvious, Delman hinted that the PC integration of Xbox Live may happen with the release of Windows 8. On whether its games will be playable on the OS, it's not here yet, but it certainly seems like a legitimate possibility and a very near future.

Let's get this clear, 360 disc games aren't confirmed to work on PCs. However, with Live being integrated into the next Windows iteration, how do you see this affecting Microsoft's gaming stake?

I personally think it's one of the better advertising strategies you could do. Of course, some people wouldn't touch it but I feel those are the same people that would prefer a Mac OS or even Linux instead of Windows. For everyone else, I'm sure they'd be tempted to try out at least one item or service on Live. So, what are your thoughts?


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Posted 15 July 2011 - 11:46 PM

lol that's laying it on pretty thick just to get Linux and Mac users to use the next Windows. /expected response


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Posted 16 July 2011 - 10:51 AM

I doubt that this really will matter. Xbox Live is on their mobile windows phones as well, but all it does is give you access to the arcade and whatnot to get a few small games. The interconnectivity with friends list/messages and whatnot is probably pretty good.

I... really don't see a reason to have Xbox Live on your computer. At all. Maybe to combat Steam + Sony team up for Portal 2?

Having the ability to play with people who have the game for the PC while playing on your Xbox? That would be kind of spiffy, but really not that important in my eyes.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 11:48 AM

What 360 game is on the 360 and not the computer? "Be able to play 360 games on your PC" my ass. Unless they intend to make it so your PC can play games from a 360 DVD. Which would be sort of dumb. Any one who owns a 360 game obviously owns a 360 and would prefer to play the game on the 360. [I know I would]

Plus, even if they did accomplish this feat, I doubt it would make a significant difference, as Valpal pointed out. :/