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Microsoft to port Xbox, PC games to Android and iOS

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Jun 25, 2013
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  1. Microsoft is reportedly preparing to port several Xbox 360 and PC games to Apple’s iPhone and Android platforms later this year through a licensing deal with Japanese smartphone game maker Klab Inc. One of the first titles available will be...

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  2. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Hmmm, halo would be cool but virtual thumbsticks are the worst thing ever invented imo.
    Used to have the original age of empires on my pocket pc back in the day. It worked wonderfully because of the precision of the stylus on the screen. Idk how it would work using fingers trying to sever individual units and whatnot.
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Age of Empires on iPhone. Nope.
  4. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,823   +630

    Great, so mobile devices will now have a bunch of old games no one wants to play, that also run terribly if not buggy, control like crap and well I think thats enough reasons not to do this. Last thing, playing games on a tiny screen is not appealing, it gets worse when the game was never intended to be played on such a small screen. I really hope Microsoft doesn't bother with Halo, who wants to play a mediocre at best FPS game from 2001, it's almost as sad as all the individuals still playing CS 1.6 on their CRT monitors.
    H3llion likes this.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,270

    MS games for PC are far too old to warrant consideration.
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Regarding CS1.6: hardcore fanatics prefer it over CS:S due to an unfortunate by-product of the new code - aim accuracy is slightly lost.

    AoE1... how that will work is beyond me. The amount of micro-management and mouse clicking required.....

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