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Soon you can play Xbox games on your PC

Soon you can play Xbox games on your PC
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If you're a lover of video games like my son, Ian, then the latest announcement from Microsoft will make your day. While the new Xbox One is an incredible machine, it has some drawbacks. One of them being about the same size, and weight, as the original Xbox 360. In short: heavy.

Those clunkers are not something you want to haul around, especially if kids want to get together to play at a LAN party. But according to Microsoft, what they'll soon be able to do is play their Xbox One games on any gadget that has Windows 10.

Since Windows 10 will be Microsoft's way of bridging all of its computers and gadgets, why not bring the Xbox One along for the ride?

According to Time, Microsoft has announced an Xbox One app for gadgets that have Windows 10.

"Think next-gen SmartGlass — in other words, an app designed to bridge the Xbox One / Windows 10 platform firewall, one that’ll allow you to share gaming highlights and activities across all of your Windows 10 devices. Those activities will include, among other things: cross-platform chatting with friends, browsing activity feeds and sharing (to Xbox Live or any other social network) recorded video clips–including ones captured in Steam, automatically saved at 30-second intervals."

In short, you or your kids will be able to play Xbox One games on your PC or mobile gadget that has Windows 10. Microsoft has also announced other developments, like cross-platform support for popular games and "Windows 10 will support wireless streaming of games from an Xbox One to any Windows 10 PC or tablet" coming later in 2015.

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Source: Time
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