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CES 2007: Games on Windows Vista Live

2007-01-10 23:46:00  ยท  Niero Gonzalez
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Last year's launch of two new consoles has overshadowed gaming on the PC, which has prompted the debate that seems to come and go every five years -- is PC gaming dead or has it become niche? Yesterday we were given the lucky opportunity to find out what the future of PC gaming will be like, and so far it's looking pretty damn hawt. Everything that's good about owning an Xbox 360 and playing games online on Xbox Live (consistant experience, voip, gamer rep, and cheat prevention to name a few) are coming to Windows Vista.

We have a video coming with details of the strategy and functionality of the product, but for now here's a huge gallery of teasers. Note the granular parental control and ESRB rating, the smart shortcut manager, the Windows Experience Index hardware rank, and how multiplayer sessions and friend management will be like. Look familiar? The service will be interoperable for existing Xbox Live Gold memberships and other peripheral services are being developed (such as support for dedicated servers) are also on the way.  Pricing, however, remains a mystery.

Also pictured below is a wireless dongle which allows Xbox 360 controllers to hook up on Vista without drivers. 


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