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  • Novell Bringing Xbox 360 Games To The iPhone



    Tomorrow, Novell is going to show the world a "new technology" that will make it possible for Xbox 360 games to be morphed into iPhone apps for gameplay on the ubiquitous Apple handset. At present, the iPhone incarnation of these games will be introduced first. Novell says the Android version of the technology won't be ready for some time yet.

    In this regard, Novell is picking up the slack for Microsoft, which has obviously dropped the ball with bringing its hugely popular Xbox games to the most in demand mobile platforms hungry for the titles that presently dominate the video game industry. Strangely enough, Microsoft has had no issues, for example, teaming with Nokia to port Silverlight to Symbian phones. But have you heard anything about porting Xbox games to Symbian?

    Didn't think so.

    Novell is clearly aiming to fill a huge void in the mobile gaming arena. And it looks like Microsoft isn't about to get in the way. At the annual Game Developers Conference that took place in San Francisco last week, the iPhone took center stage as the future of mobile gaming devices. Novell is rightly capitalizing on demand that shows no signs of slowing any time soon. For Microsoft, however, this is an incredibly frustrating situation, as developers continue to turn their attention in great numbers to the iPhone app building business. Just last month it was reported that more developers are now working on iPhone games than they are games for the Nintendo DS and the Sony PSP.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Novell Bringing Xbox 360 Games To The iPhone started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 48 Comments
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      I think it will be a streaming service because there is no way that an iphone can handle 360 games.
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Wow, this could turn out pretty cool...
    1. CMOSlabs's Avatar
      CMOSlabs -
      On my 2g things already ran slow. The 3g was a lot better but still some regular news apps ran slow. Now with my 3Gs things are running pretty good. So, with CPU & Graphic power games you would atleast need a 3Gs. I bet they scale them down a tad. But then, we will have to see how fast the 4g is?
    1. Raaj FX was banned's Avatar
      Raaj FX was banned -
      WOOO , Modern Warfare 2 on my iPhone (I WISH)
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Hmm from WordPerfect Office back in '94 to this. Novell is all over the place.
    1. jordbrett's Avatar
      jordbrett -
      It will probably be xbox live arcade games similar to the new windows 7 phone. Achievements on the go for the iPhone.
    1. bengo's Avatar
      bengo -
      Another Messany fail.

      Microsoft dropped the ball? They don't make the games for XBOX smart guy. If the game manufacturers that make XBOX games wanted the games on the iPhone they would have ported them themselves...

      They do make Silverlight tho. Good thing you got that one right...
    1. Raaj FX was banned's Avatar
      Raaj FX was banned -
      Apple + Microsoft = <3
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      i love how no one has mentioned the fact that the amount of ram/processing power in a 360 is like 5000 X that of what is in a ipod/iphone.

      anyway you cut it, a phone will never catch up to a console. just look at desktops and laptops
      Who said anything about catching up to a console? It's not meant to be better or even match what the console can do, they just want ppl to be able to play xbox games on the iPhone.

      Sounds like it'll be pretty sweet. I'm not much of a gamer when it comes to my phone but I wouldn't mind playing Halo to pass up some time I think it would be even better on an iPad.

      Quote Originally Posted by bengo View Post
      Another Messany fail.

      Microsoft dropped the ball? They don't make the games for XBOX smart guy. If the game manufacturers that make XBOX games wanted the games on the iPhone they would have ported them themselves...

      They do make Silverlight tho. Good thing you got that one right... :
      Wow...someone's getting a little defensive over nothing, it's an article! What's the point of telling someone they've failed and acting like a jerk? Did it get you anywhere? Or were you just trying to get some bashing in?
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      People are assuming they said xbox 360 games are gonna run on the iPhone. OF COURSE NOT. Any idiot would know that. Maybe what they are talking about is an easy way to make dumb down versions of 360 games, meaning easier coding to make the graphics ****** enough to run on the iPhone. Nothing spectacular here.
    1. iMack007's Avatar
      iMack007 -
      Quote from bengo
      Another Messany fail.

      Microsoft dropped the ball? They don't make the games for XBOX smart guy. If the game manufacturers that make XBOX games wanted the games on the iPhone they would have ported them themselves...

      They do make Silverlight tho. Good thing you got that one right... :


      Man you have some serious issues there! What's with people attacking Messany all the time? I happen to appreciate his informative writing style and choice if topic.

      Spot on Messany! Keep up the good work and thank you for your dedication to this forum...there are many more here who appreciate it. It just seems the less disciplined ones can't keep their non-contibutory opinions to themselves....oh sorry, he did contribute a little didn't he. Thanks for that then

      Anyway, this article is very interesting and sparks the imagination as nonevof truly know what our devices can do yet.

      I'll reserve judgement for when we receive more information about what exactly this company proposes to do.
    1. matthew1111's Avatar
      matthew1111 -
      That would be awesome! Imagine modern warfare 2 on iPhone!
    1. FreshPrince's Avatar
      FreshPrince -
      I'm curious as to how exactly this is going to work, but I am a PS3 guy who would love the opportunity to play the Fable games without having to boot up my Xbox 360 (closet collecting dust) just for one game.
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      I think its like "Look I have windows xp on my iphone" when its just a VNC of it.

      So, Novell have found a way to view the 360 via VNC. yea...

      I highly doubt it will let you play 360 games. If it does then does that mean the 360 is as powerful as an iphone meaning the 360 is a piece of crap?
    1. eg6motion's Avatar
      eg6motion -
      this won't happen. not in the way everyone is thinking. The iPhone isn't powerful enough. Best we can see is weak ports, similar to a PSP game or Xbox arcade games. Don't count on online play either, that's governed by MS, nobody else.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eg6motion View Post
      this won't happen. not in the way everyone is thinking. The iPhone isn't powerful enough. Best we can see is weak ports, similar to a PSP game or Xbox arcade games. Don't count on online play either, that's governed by MS, nobody else.
      Something is better than nothing
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by bengo View Post
      Another Messany fail.

      Microsoft dropped the ball? They don't make the games for XBOX smart guy. If the game manufacturers that make XBOX games wanted the games on the iPhone they would have ported them themselves...

      They do make Silverlight tho. Good thing you got that one right... :
      What as ***-hat type comment
    1. njp316's Avatar
      njp316 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      How is this even possible??????? Will be a stripped downed version.
      It's like saying, PS3 exclusive games will play on 360 when they clearly won't whereas vice versa is possible.
      iPhone devs should make iPhone games into PS minis, would go good with the sixaxis controller.
      Yeah thats a fair comparison fanboi
    1. giancarlo's Avatar
      giancarlo -
      I think i'm the only guy that doesn't like complicated games on the iphone. Sheez, I can stand playing ZOMBIES on it with that on screen touch pad. I think they need to setup a clip-on joystick before they make the games more complex. Also, if its streaming service then I see alot of laggin players on MW:2. Just love to shoot those little bastards doing 360's into nothing
    1. bengo's Avatar
      bengo -
      Oh and by the way, looks like MS will be bringing XBOX games to the Windows 7 Phone. What a surprise right?!

      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzdH1UI-Zo8&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - vozExpress - Xbox Live Game trên Windows Phone 7.mp4[/ame]