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Microsoft plans to build Xbox Live into Windows 8

By Emil
Jun 10, 2011
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  1. Mike Delman, Microsoft's vice president of global marketing in the interactive entertainment business unit, was interviewed this week by The Seattle Times. The discussion encompassed various areas that the software…

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  2. Hm. Will this replace GFWL?
     
  3. yRaz

    yRaz TS Addict Posts: 982   +123

    NO! Makes me mad enough that as a PC gamer I have to stare at the xBox live tile in WP7. Don't effing build this in windows. Here's a thought, why not cover both groups and call it "Microsoft Live." Well, almost every title that comes out is DX9 anyway so I guess it doesn't make a difference anymore. You can take your xBox and shove it.
     
  4. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 737   +31

    Have you used your WP7 device long enough to work out you can delete tiles from the main screen? You don't have to stare at anything. And if you bought a Microsoft phone, why moan when they try to integrate the already successful gaming system that is xbox live with the phone they have created? Seriously no argument there.

    As for the OS, as long as its better like steam and not shite like games for windows live, i am all for it. And since MS are obviously reacting to iCloud and Lion etc then I assume they will be looking to do this right.
     
  5. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    "A: Xbox Live will the pervasive media service across devices."

    Missing a word.
     
  6. LOL, looks like we're getting a bloated Windows.
     
  7. yRaz

    yRaz TS Addict Posts: 982   +123

    @ Yukka, yeah, I figured that out within 5 minutes of getting the phone. I think it should just be called "live" instead of "xBox live." And to access any games you have to go to live tile unless you want them bloating up your main screen. I moan because xBox sucks, everyone loves spending extra money on games with bad graphics and an even worse interface.
     
  8. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

    Yet another reason for me for not getting Scam 8 *giggles*, but they will more likely hardcode it to games just like they did whit GFWL :(
     
  9. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Rookie Posts: 313

    In a word... yuk!!!
     
  10. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 974   +99

    As long as the feature can be disabled/enable then I don't see a problem. Personally id like this feature as I can keep in contact with friends which play on Xbox rather then PC, thats unless I have to pay for this service, then its a no no..
     
  11. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,708   +62

    I tried to cancel my xbox live reoccuring payment last night but found out the only way to cancel is to call them. I signed up for it online yet I have to call them and likely be on hold\answer a bunch of stupid ****ing questions to cancel. When the next generation consoles come out I will not buy a xbox. Yes this is a small thing but I can hold grudge!
     
     
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,239   +1,548

    You know I use Windows Live Mail, it's an extra download.
    I don't have a problem with Xbox Live becoming part of the OS, if it's an extra download.

    Don't shove it down everyones throat, because everyone doesn't use it.
     
  13. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Guru Posts: 688   +48

    Except a PC user is smart enough to NOT pay for this cheap service it could get for free..that is..unless it is free, which would be nice!
     
  14. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    I always welcome added functionality in new versions of Microsoft Windows as long as unneeded features can be easily disabled by the user. I personally don't own a Xbox console so Xbox Live integration in the upcoming Windows 8 doesn't really interest me.
     
  15. "You know I use Windows Live Mail, it's an extra download.
    I don't have a problem with Xbox Live becoming part of the OS, if it's an extra download.

    Don't shove it down everyones throat, because everyone doesn't use it."


    So you use everything included in Windows currently? That's a worlds' first.
     
  16. WildEast

    WildEast TS Rookie

    will that allow us to play upcoming xbox games over the pc? and what about the old ones?
     
  17. More Microsoft software to uninstall or service to disable. My guess is most PC gamers will not want XBox Live on their rig.
     
  18. RaiDeR55

    RaiDeR55 TS Rookie Posts: 45

    SO this Xbox live being a for entertainment/media on the pc.It replacing windows media center then?.
    Plus maybe they should call it M-Live or W-Live .

    Be great if they did allow us to play against those console peeps on Xbox live too.
    But hey We been down the road before,talking about and MS testing it.The bad out come for the console peeps
    Plus I guess it saves A person to have to hook up a Xbox to the TV(DLNA) to stream movies etc from Xbox and netflix etc..
     
  19. people do make xbox labtops, this sounds like microsoft tying to emulate a consumer made product with an officially made product.
     


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