MS to Integrate XBox Live Into Windows 8
Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:46 AM
MS failed at getting PC gamers to buy into the Games For Windows Live deal and ended up having to make it a free service. One would think that they learned their lesson after that little fiasco and now they are trying to force XBox Live down gamers throats by integrating it into the OS.
There are already many entertainment options with Netflix already being able to stream movies right to the PC. There is Ventrilo, Teamspeak, Steam and Xfire for finding games, screenshots, video, VoIP and ways to find games. Does MS think people will give up those options to pay to use XBox Live options? I honestly do not think so, but people do crazy things.
Posted 12 July 2011 - 04:12 PM
I don't think you're required to use it. I'm sure you could avoid it completely. There's tons of things that came with my PC that I never chose to use.
Console bias and "such games" aside, it may be a huge opportunity for friends to cross platform. You may not like anything related to Xbox, but that doesn't make this direction evil. It just may turn out to be a great thing for a lot of gamers who couldn't Co-op previously.
I hate spinach, but I don't trash spinach farmers. I just eat other things.
Posted 12 July 2011 - 04:55 PM
We also know about crossplatform gaming. It wasn't pretty and MS knows it.
Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:16 PM
Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:33 PM
But then again I'm the guy still running an outdated 5 year old system that doesn't mind turning the settings down just so he doesn't have to dump money into being able to play games in DX11 (or 10 for that matter).
Posted 15 July 2011 - 06:44 AM
Posted 16 July 2011 - 04:36 AM
I dont know anyone that I regularly would game with that uses a Xbox nor would I be interested in using Xbox over the PC....a mute selling point IMHO only.
Posted 18 July 2011 - 07:45 AM
Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:43 AM
Sure, some people would buy a special card to allow for use of an XBox game in the PC, but I do not think it would sell like hotcakes.
Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:21 PM
The only major difference between XBOX 360/PS3/PC is the processor architecture. Which I'm guessing if they are planning it for the next Xbox (720?) and Windows 8 and not backwards compatible with the 360, that they would you use x86/x64 architecture in the new XBox. If they did this then no special hardware would be necessary.
Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:54 PM
Maybe John could shed some light on how it could work when he has a chance.
Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:29 AM
Don't look the past.....look the future BFS
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