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Windows 7: Playing Cross-Platform games?

19 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Playing Cross-Platform games?

This may seem like a dumb question, but it's an area I know nothing about. My brother-in-law has been playing Call of Duty: Black Ops quite a bit on his Xbox 360. I recently got the game for my PC, but I'll admit, I don't normally play any games online. So, that leads me to my possibly stupid question.

Is there anyway the two of us can play online together? Or, do you need to be on the same platform, or at least on a console to achieve this?


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19 Aug 2011   #2

 
 

PC direct online vs 360 isn't possible. I don't think any of games allow it.

There was talk - and a title pn GFWL but I don't know what became of it.



Tl;DR - No, you can't
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19 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

That's actually a good question as I didn't know it wasn't possible. Though in a way it kind of makes sense since some titles may have/get content/features added that the other platform doesn't get.

Though I'm a huge gamer I don't do on-line gaming. Anyway thanks for the question, and answer.
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19 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I heard some windows live games you can but noone has really listed what

I play street fighter 4 pretty often and it seems that thiere is a few 360 players playing

But i cant tell for sure reason im saying that is there connection sucks and most of the time they fall off the game

To come right back to try again /That has had me wondering for a while about this

And if it is possible I would like to see How Pc gamers fair against platform guys
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19 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I honestly am surprised that it can't be done. Not that I am disagreeing. I thought I remembered that it would be possible, and that was the big push behind these games, was to have anyone be able to play anyone else.

Although, I can rationalize it to some degree. Call me old school, but I play a lot of FPS games, and I feel like I can aim and shoot much better with my mouse than a gamepad.
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19 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I honestly am surprised that it can't be done. Not that I am disagreeing. I thought I remembered that it would be possible, and that was the big push behind these games, was to have anyone be able to play anyone else.

Although, I can rationalize it to some degree. Call me old school, but I play a lot of FPS games, and I feel like I can aim and shoot much better with my mouse than a gamepad.
+1 for that Gampads are overrated even though i use them from time from time but good ole fashion keyboard and mouse im there
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19 Aug 2011   #7
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rahulsood: Console Gamers Get Killed against PC Gamers

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There was a project that got killed at Microsoft. This project was designed to allow console gamers and PC gamers to interact and battle over a connected environment. Personally I wish it would have stayed the course. I've heard from reliable sources that during the development they brought together the best console gamers to play mediocre PC gamers at the same game... and guess what happened? They pitted console gamers with their "console" controller, against PC gamers with their keyboard and mouse.


The console players got destroyed every time. So much so that it would be embarrassing to the XBOX team in general had Microsoft launched this initiative. Is this why the project was killed Who knows, but I'd love to hear from anyone involved --- what happened?
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19 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Call me old school, but I play a lot of FPS games, and I feel like I can aim and shoot much better with my mouse than a gamepad.
I'm a FPS player myself, though I've lately gotten into RPG's and I've never played with anything other than keyboard and mouse.

At any rate the way the games are being made to use either keyboard or mouse is a bit baffling why you can't cross platform them to play together online.

Nice info stormy.
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19 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Shadowrun (2007 video game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I remember this coming out a while back, but other than that I don't know of any other games.
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19 Aug 2011   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Makes sense. The controller disparity would have lead to unbalanced play and a shitstorm of whining.

While controllers are good for what they are, quick and precise aiming is not one of their fortes. I bounce back and forth between controller/mouse KB roughly 50% of the time - and I hate aiming with a controller. Slow and bloody cumbersome thing it is.

Unless controllers become more precise, it's a hurdle that's likely to keep a project like this grounded for good.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wat docdude View Post
Shadowrun (2007 video game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I remember this coming out a while back, but other than that I don't know of any other games.
That's the one I was thinking of! So much hype for 'the new' direction in Online gaming. It was touted as a 'DX10' flagship title too...
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