Windows 8 and Xbox: How to realize their hidden synergy
From PCWorld Latest Technology News January 24, 2013 - 6:00am
The gaming PC and the living room game console have never been close friends. So PC gamers play their PC games, console gamers play their console games, and never the twain shall meet.
Or is everything changing?
Windows 8 helps tear down the wall that’s been built between these two different environments. Nestled within the new OS are a number of different ways by which desk jockeys can interact with their Xbox Live accounts and Xbox 360 consoles without ever having to abandon their office chairs. Follow along, and I'll show you all the new synergies you can explore.
The Games app
The main screen of the Games app shows your recent console activity.
Windows 8's default Games app already provides a basic connection between your PC and your Xbox Live account. Within its walled garden, you can track your Xbox gaming history, buy new games that download directly to your console, view ...