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    Default Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    Reports claim Microsoft's next operating system will be able to play current console game discs through an Xbox Live Gold-like subscription service.


    What we heard: The Teknylate article claims that Windows 8 will let users play Xbox 360 games on their PCs, although it attributes no particular source with the information.

    Teknylate's piece appears to be the reason this story has entered the news cycle today, but it's not entirely new. A very similar story surfaced in May on Insideris, with the author of that piece (who goes by "Sam") attributed generic "sources" with the information that Xbox 360 functionality on Windows 8 PCs will be reserved for those willing to pay an Xbox Live-like subscription fee.

    However, the subscription service won't simply be Xbox Live, as cross-platform play will specifically be prohibited to avoid competitive mismatches that could arise from one group of players sporting mice and keyboards while others wield standard Xbox 360 controllers.
    Microsoft is already giving away 360s with Windows 7 PCs. Why not build it into Windows 8?

    Such a move would drastically increase the installed user base for the Xbox 360 and bring console gaming into households that never would have considered picking up a $200 gaming system they would play rarely, if at all. The risk of Microsoft undercutting the Xbox 360 market could also be limited as the console is already older at this point than the original Xbox was when it was discontinued.

    The longer Microsoft can ride this generation, the better, but the software giant is rumored to be unveiling its next step forward by E3 2012. And given the razor-razorblade business model the gaming industry generally adheres to (in which hardware is often initially sold at a loss with the money recouped through software sales), perhaps Microsoft wouldn't mind significantly expanding the Xbox 360 user base without needing to sell more systems.

    This isn't the first time Microsoft has eyed PC and Xbox integration. The company's original Games for Windows Live initiative brought the Xbox Live gamertag (and games like Gears of War and Halo 2) to PC players with merged friends lists and achievements.
    And earlier this year, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed that the Kinect motion-sensing camera peripheral would be coming to the PC, saying, "We'll support that in a formal way in the right time, and when we have an announcement to make, we'll make it." (The company has since released the Kinect software development kit for PC.) It also doesn't take a very long look at Microsoft's first Windows 8 demo video to notice a resemblance between it and the Kinect dashboard.

    The official word: Microsoft had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment as of press time.

    Bogus or not bogus: There's essentially nothing to go on here, so it's an obligatory bogus. But Microsoft has indicated it wants to further integrate its Xbox and PC efforts, and the downside here is fairly limited.


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    Play Xbox360 Games on PC – Windows 8

    The title says it all, you will be able to play Xbox360 games on your PC with Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system.
    Although there isn’t much information about the features or limitations, one thing is for sure: You are able to play Xbox360 games by simply placing the game disk into your DVD tray.
    Remember, this is Microsoft we’re talking about. Something this generous doesn’t come without a price tag. To play your Xbox360 games online, you need to dish out some cash to access a ‘live’ feature, something similar to Xbox Live, but more tuned for PC’s.
    With the declining number of Xbox exclusives, this is a step in the right direction for Microsoft in terms of economics. Opening up an entirely new market without having to spend a cent is by far the most lucrative thing Microsoft has announced and here’s why:

    1. No reproduction – Microsoft doesn’t have to produce new game disks or cases for its new platform. Players can simply buy new or used Xbox360 games. Future games will just have a new graphic on them stating it’s ‘Windows 8 compatible’
    2. Subscriptions – Xbox Live alone makes up the majority of revenue for Microsoft. If the company can get the service on not only 1, but 2 platforms, profits can double. Pair that up with a DRM platform similar to Steam and EA’s Origin and your product line is guaranteed to earn profits.
    3. Marketing – Microsoft is no stranger to marketing, having spent over $500m on Kinect marketing alone, you can expect Windows 8 to have an extreme presence in the media in the upcoming year. Announcing the compatibility of Xbox360 games on the PC via OS purchase is enough to pull a large chunk of the gamer demographic.
    Although there’s a lot of speculation, there’s even more questions being asked. “Why would you buy Xbox360 consoles if games work on PC?” “Why would I want to buy the Xbox360 version of games?” Although I don’t have any information upon Microsoft’s new console, I can safely say that the Xbox360 is being put aside and a next generation console is in the works. So, if you have a large 360 collection and a mighty PC, you’re going to enjoy Windows 8. Stay tuned for more information.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    i don't get it..... marketing for the xbox will b a loss.... evry1 will value the PC more!!!


    playstation might compete with only nintendo Wii then taking xbox consoles out of the equation.... but won't the 360 b outdated as rumors about a new xbox, stated 2 b launched at 2012's E3, is being heard??

    i love this idea of xbox360 in the pc!

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    Oh YES!!! please!! ALAN WAKE!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    Not gonna happen.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    Not even a possibility :/ Let's see. But IF this happens, go Microsoft

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    ami gears khelte parlei khushi...

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    that wud be great ... but its a rumor........soo ,,,,and this cud lead 2 some serious problems as well......since 360 games can be played on windows8 devs might not do a pc port for multiplats at allthey'll say...hey we're lazy ...so go play the 360 disk on iur teh pc

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    lol MS er matha kharap hoile khali ora ai kaj ta korbe!

    BTW jara chinta kortese eta holo Geow khelbe ba Alan Wake khelbe after this, mind you , you have to buy Gold Subscription Card.

    this article should be one of the candidate for joke of the year.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    GREAT!!

    BTW,Uncharted MS Xbox er na?


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    Default Re: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    pura faltu kotha.......bollei hoilo...??...

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    bolei to dise in bogus or not : It is bogus


    Microsoft atoi chagol na je oder one of the most profitable segment aibhabhe pc te integrate korbe ...... jodi next year Windows 8 ber hoy and if it contains the ability to play 360 games, taile 360 er successor next year ei release korte hobe, which is highly doubtful given the fact there is absolutely no details on the new xbox.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    bolei to dise in bogus or not : It is bogus


    Microsoft atoi chagol na je oder one of the most profitable segment aibhabhe pc te integrate korbe ...... jodi next year Windows 8 ber hoy and if it contains the ability to play 360 games, taile 360 er successor next year ei release korte hobe, which is highly doubtful given the fact there is absolutely no details on the new xbox.
    i also agree.....successor ashar por dite pare....kintu akhn dile......MS er barota bajaya dibe......

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    shabash, etodin-e MS line-e aise ... bujhse je PC chara upai nai ...
    btw, win7 pc-r shathe 360 free ditese? .. ghotona to ulta dekhi ... 360 ki valueless hoiya gelo naki?

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    hehe ... mownota shommotir lokkhon ..


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    Default Re: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    Quote Originally Posted by pollob.codename13 View Post
    hehe ... mownota shommotir lokkhon ..
    Agreed.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    Interesting news...!

    ---------- Post added at 13:56 ---------- Previous post was at 13:54 ----------

    but dont think its gonna happen..

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    Confirmed: Microsoft Confirms That Xbox Live Will Be Integrated In To Windows 8
    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."

    Here he speaks of how it will be integrated in to the system:
    "There will be a lot of similarities in design and service philosophy. Whether it’s us or Apple or anybody else, people want to be able to navigate through multiple devices in a certain ecosystem very seamlessly so we’re committed to that."

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    Default Re: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    Quote Originally Posted by pollob.codename13 View Post
    well does that mean we can play xbox 360 games on PC, or only xbox live will be available on PC with certain games, cause talking about Windows Phone 7 only arcade games are available on it.

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    MS diteo pare but only couple of Halo and misc title. It wont even cross the number 10 IMO :/
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    Default Re: Windows 8 to play Xbox 360 games?

    Quote Originally Posted by ELITEGUY View Post
    well does that mean we can play xbox 360 games on PC, or only xbox live will be available on PC with certain games, cause talking about Windows Phone 7 only arcade games are available on it.
    ami kisui jani na vai, ki mean ki .... ami just overall jei beparta bujhsi ta hoilo, Microsoft whole system ta k ekta sevice er vitor ante chaitese ... hok sheita console or pc or mobile ... like Steam I think .. Steam-e ekhon PC game-er shathe also PS3 game available
    ekta game arekta te anbe kina MS vai rai valo bolte parbe


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