Xbox Live on Windows 8 confirmed

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Sep 14, 2011
  1. TLSS_N
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    Major Nelson confirms Xbox Live on Microsoft's upcoming operating system.

    We are confirming that we will be bringing Xbox LIVE to the PC with Xbox LIVE on Windows. We are very excited about Xbox LIVE coming to Windows 8. Xbox LIVE brings your games, music, movies, and TV shows to your favorite Microsoft and Windows devices," a blog entry read.

    "Bringing Xbox LIVE to Windows 8 is part of our vision to bring you all the entertainment you want, shared with the people you care about, made easy. At BUILD we are showing that it is easy for developers to create games for Windows 8 that take advantage of the power of Xbox LIVE. We have much more detail to share about the capabilities of Xbox LIVE on Windows and look forward to the opportunity to do so in the near future."

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    Microsoft showed an early development build of Windows 8 at the BUILD keynote earlier today. [/p]

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    I smell premium apps in the distant future.
     


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    yeah and let us pay for online gaming on PC also...
     
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    It still looks awesome with Metro, tho.
    And I suppose paying for online services would only come to mind for the "Games for Windows" titles. And since so many are gonna be multi-platform......
     
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    Member TLSS_N Who is John Galt?

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    boy oh boy, Microsoft sure does have the plans set into motion.
     
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    Former Staff Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Bring XBLA to Windows 8 and I may get it. XBLA and being able to play games online cross platform would be the only reasons I'd ever want anything to do with the Live service.
     
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    Does that mean then you can buy XBLA games and play them on Windows 8?
     
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    This lol.
    Now, all "Games for Windows" will require you to have xbox live membership for playing online [​IMG].
     
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    Microsoft know they'd get huge backlash if they tried charging PC gamers for Online.
    For Games for Windows Live only a Silver membership was required for the online. A Gold membership gave you access to the discounts etc. If they can somehow integrate full party chat (i.e chatting with friends on a PC from Xbox) in a GOld membership for it it would be great too.
     
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    so does this mean that PCs with Windows 8 can be used as XBOX 360s?
    If so, i may get a high-end computer to use as an XBOX 360 + you know, computer stuffs.
     
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    they can shove this up their ass do not want i'll stick to windows 7
     
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    Nah, I'll pass.

    Not that impressed with Windows 8. [​IMG]

    Xbox Live is also payable. [​IMG]
     
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    Not yet. Maybe with windows 9 in 3-4 years later. It seems microsoft is heading that route.
     
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    Gimme the XBOX360 emulator they've said they're gonna implement in it , and I won't ever ever have to buy a 360 again [​IMG]
     
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    Why not the 720 emulator? [​IMG]
     
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    I'm gonna stick to rumors, for now [​IMG] http://windows8build.com/2011/08/windows-8...ilt-by-default/
     
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    1st M$ is trying to turn windows into a tablet format and now their pulling this shit trying to make pc gamers PAY to play online?! [​IMG] THEY WILL FAIL!
     
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    EU is going to throw the hammer at Microsoft again since this is totally anti-competive. It's the whole internet explorer defult browser in windows fiasco again except instead of company's like Opera and Mozilla complaining, it'll be Valve (Steam), D2D, Impulse, EA (Origin) et all.
     
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    As stated before, Games for Windows had Live too. And you didn't have to pay for it, only optional for discounts and such. It'll likely be the same for this. Does it really hurt to read?
     
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    they can still shove it windows 7 works great for me.
     
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    They're not forcing you to upgrade. Hell I still use Windows XP because it works and most everything still supports it. I do believe it's the most popular OS of all time.
     

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