Microsoft to Bring Some Xbox and PC Games to the iPhone, 'Age of Empires' Expected First

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    According to a report by the Nikkei (via Reuters), Microsoft is planning on bringing a number of its Xbox and Windows games to the iPhone as soon as later this year.

    Microsoft has partnered up with Japanese gaming firm KLab Inc. to port its games over to both iOS and Android.
    Age of Empires is said to be one of the first to arrive, with Reuters saying it will be a free-to-play game expected by the end of fiscal 2013.

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    I'd be all over an iPad version of Age of Empires. Great to see Microsoft doing this.
     
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    Original Halo please. My god, that would be so sick...
     
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    A classic

    This is awesome. I'm in.

    Now, hopefully the new APIs let Nintendo build a controller like the one from NES, and re-release classics on iOS. I'd pay lots of money for those oldies!
     
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    Age of Empire for the ipad would be amazing.
     
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    wow oh wow oh wow!
     
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    Smart move by Microsoft.
     
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    Same here. Been waiting for this.
     
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    Wow, AoE is my fav Microsoft game. Too bad it wouldn't play so well on iPhone. I'd expect this to be an iPad only game or a tablet only game on Android. I guess I could buy it for my Touchpad with Cyanogen mod. :)
     
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    Smart move Microsoft.
     
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    so we get the games and the windows phone doesn't LOL
     
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    Mite b good
     
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    rumor is Halo will also be coming to iOS fairly soon.
     
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    Zoo Tycoon on the iPad :rolleyes:
     
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    Oh my!! AoE on the iPad!!!!
     
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    Does this mean Microsoft is giving up on making a phone themselves?
     
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    Be nice if achievements were thrown in too
     
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    Bleh. Pass. I love this new age terminology "free to play" games. Yeah, it's about as enjoyable playing in free mode as it was pretending to play an arcade game in demo mode when you were out of tokens.

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    Doubt it, they are releasing a halo game for windows phone 8 and it is exclusive for it.
     
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    Why is Age of Empires III on the article? AoE III is very, very different from the original AoE, and it kinda sucks.

    Forget it. I want Age of Empires II HD on Mac already. Best strategy game since chess. AoE was a pretty good game, but nothing comes close to AoE II.

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    Hehehe :p

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    I'm in for that and if an iPad version comes out it will make this even better!!!!
     
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    O m g
     
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    I am sorry but the title is wrong. Microsoft don't do ****, they allowed licensing of their games. Not the same thing at all.
     
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    wow, that's a great news can't wait for those awesome games.
    apple, it's time to make a bigger iphone.
     
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    srsly?
    I'd be all over AOE on IOS. I wonder if we will just get AOE III or if we will get the previous versions and the expansions as well. Some of the expansions on the first two were the best versions of the game.
    Rise of Rome is actually my favorite of all of the versions. I feel like the later versions sacrificed gameplay and strategic possibilities for killer graphics and cinematics.
     

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