Microsoft could have another trick up its sleeve to make a comeback in its long lost battle against Apple.
As much as I love OS X, microsoft does seem to be have some tricks up it's sleeve for W8. If only they could get their OS to be more efficient.
windows also needs to be smoother and reduce the ridiculous number of options and/or decisions it asks you to make. also in reply to intro"to make a comeback in its long lost battle against Apple." i dont think microsoft has ever lost the battle against apple remember that in the rest of the world(in other words not america) many ppl dnt even know how to use apples or even confronted one and im from england not africa or somthing. on topic though running 360 games of PC seems like MS picking up on somthing and quickly using it for their advantage like onlive,cloud gaming and many many other digital services poping up here and there.
its nice to have ooptions
the tile based user interface is a refreshing change from the conventional icon based ui, that is if its practicality
Yea I really like the look of those tiled UI, they can be configured too - so that makes them widgets I guess..
I hate metro ui, it looks like something from the early 80s only more colourful.
I've used the Windows 8 Developer Build, honestly it's probably a great OS for tablet devices, but it's just really bad for the desktop platform, it's just not optimal. I'm probably a bit stubborn though, stuck in my ways, but there seriously is extra legwork with that new UI to do basic functions compared to Windows 7. With that said, I'm not a fan of Xbox 360 games being compatible on the PC platform, we get shoddy console ports as it is, if the developers don't even have to TRY and get it decent on the PC platform due to inherent compatibility it's just going to be really bad for us.
how did u get get to use the windows developer build
Google "Windows 8 Developer Build" and download it..
theres a registry tweak to get the start menu back to normal. Then its like windows 7 with some optimizations.
It would be smart of Microsoft
But wouldn't console quality games degrade the quality of true PC games.. and it would also affect sales of Xbox...
I'd only be interested in Xbox exclusive games.
@ChrisW Totally agree with you, why play 360 games if 99% of them come out on PC with better graphics. Would be nice to play Forza 4, etc without having to have a 360.
The one big thing people are forgetting is that 2012 will be the last big year of the 360. 2013 will bring the new BOX. So this is just push to keep the 360 brand going. Maybe even use it as a portable gaming platform. Imagine having the entire 360 catalog available for download on your tablet running W8.
@Wikkid666 I was just thinking the same thing but I dont know how long a laptop or tablet would last out and about playing games like Halo Forza or gears though as the power it would need would suck up alot of battery life. But I cant wait for Windows 8 I have a Windows Phone 7 and IMO its the best mobile OS on the market out of the box and most stable too. I also have the new 360 dash for beta testing and it is by far the best console experience I have ever had and that's with just the beta apps. The Voice control is better than anything ive seen on anything before. I am also testing the Windows 8 pre build and again even though its far from finished I can see where MS want to take the Metro UI and it is the next big step for MS. For the last 10 years or so MS have not been at the front of software technology but I see the next 10 years MS being aback at the top with what they have planned.
its because consoles are going to die, microsoft is preparing.
Im talking about if they are away from their Xbox , they can play it on a notebook
So windows 8 will basically make the 360 pointless for any1 who gets windows 8. This will be good for me cos I'm not much of a fan of 360 but there are a couple of games I'd like to play on it.
lucky for us ,dont have to buy an xbox 360 to play gears of war or halo
i dont really like those games tbh, played em both wen i had a 360, halo was good with first 2 the rest are just the same and outdated, i want me some forza 4 lol
This might be slightly misleading, possibly over-selling itself.
Windows 8 will effectively be emulating the XBOX 360 architecture. Anyone who knows anything about emulation will know you need a pretty beefy setup to emulate a dedicated piece of hardware.
The Windows OS is an overhead in itself, i'd be quite interested to see how it pans out for specifications.
I hope this is true , but I heard from a few websites a few months ago that this is'nt true
That's one bold claim. If its anything like the emulation from the xbox360 for original xbox games. Its a solid fail. Unless your playing halo.
How so? All the games that are backward compat works just fine to me. Yes, you do see some graphical issues here and there, but overall, its nothing to complain about.
I disagree. ESPN 2K5 was down right unplayable on the X360. From the stuttering to the delay in audio. Best part of the game was the perfect half time show and it couldnt even do that. My greatest gaming failure was trading in my xbox for the x360 thinking It could play my old games.
"Microsoft could have another trick up its sleeve to make a comeback in its long lost battle against Apple." Does this guy live in Bizarro World?
YEEEEEEAAAA!!!..... ah wait. Rumor vote. *Nothing to do here*
Wait that means i could play gears and halo on my PC? OMFG
Another reason why PC gaming is the best.
Is that why so many ex-PC exclusive developers are developing for consoles now?
If that's true then why would people need a 360 anymore?
well if win 8 comes out in the next two years... we will probably see the next xbox around that time... and if the 360 games can be played on pc theres no reason for backwards comparability for the next xbox?
Understand that MOST people does not hook up a PC to their HDTV for entertainment playback. A HD console will still be how most people get their gaming fix in the living room. Also, PCs that is capable of playing Xbox 360 level games will start at $500...but a Xbox can be had for $199...again, most people will go with the cheaper option if it gets you the same quality.
This is great for MS because they make most of their money off royalties of game sales from 3rd parties...if MS can sell an extra 2-5 million of every 3rd party game made for the 360, then its more money in the bank for them. Also more accessories and peripherals, more Gold memberships, more digital items sold on Xbox Live, bigger footprint etc. Its a win win. MS only need keep the cost of the Xbox 360 at the low point and the Windows 8 PC at the mid-high price point and all will work out.
What this does do however is give gamers multiple platforms to play the same game. Buy Halo 4 and play it on the 360 in the living room, or on the notebook/tablet when you're away from home. The buy once - play anywhere aspect will look very good to consumers. It wont be a either/or for most...it will be a here and there thing.
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