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

Ageofempires 1According 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.
Microsoft Corp will offer its console and computer games for Apple Inc's iPhone and other smartphone platforms this fiscal year, through a tie-up with Japanese smartphone game maker Klab Inc, the Nikkei said on Monday.

Through a licensing deal, Klab will bring Microsoft's Xbox and Windows-based computer games to the iPhone and smartphones using Google Inc's Android operating system, according to the Nikkei.
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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11 months ago
I'd be all over an iPad version of Age of Empires. Great to see Microsoft doing this.
Rating: 22 Positives
11 months ago
Age of Empire for the ipad would be amazing.
Rating: 11 Positives
11 months ago
How about MS Train Simulator for iPad? :)
I'd suck a d**k for that. That's what my ex gf used to say. She was trashy.:D

P.S. Damn i miss her. I might call her. Hope she got out of jail.
Rating: 10 Positives
11 months ago


Age of Empires is said to be one of the first to arrive, with Reuters saying (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/24/us-microsoft-games-idUKBRE95N16J20130624) it will be a free-to-play game expected by the end of fiscal 2013.


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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Does this mean Microsoft is giving up on making a phone themselves?


No it means they are not going to discriminate against OSes when it comes to pocket picking.
Rating: 8 Positives
11 months ago
so we get the games and the windows phone doesn't LOL
Rating: 6 Positives
11 months ago
Smart move by Microsoft.
Rating: 6 Positives
11 months ago
Original Halo please. My god, that would be so sick...
Rating: 5 Positives
11 months ago
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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so we get the games and the windows phone doesn't LOL


Hehehe :p

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Original Halo please. My god, that would be so sick...


*Ahem* Halo 3.
Rating: 4 Positives
11 months ago
Rise of Nations please.........
Rating: 3 Positives
11 months ago
good luck playing that on the iPhone's 4" screen.
Rating: 2 Positives

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