Microsoft Demos Game Across Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360, and Windows 7

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Whoa. During the keynote presentation at TechEd Middle East in Dubai, Microsoft's Eric Rudder played the same Indiana Jones-ish game on a Windows computer, a Windows Phone 7 phone, and an Xbox 360. Gaming is about to get real ubiquitous.

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Not only is the game itself playable on all three platforms, but the session is maintained when you move from device to device: if you're playing on your Xbox and have to run out the door, you'll be on the same level when you fire it up on your Windows Phone 7 Series phone. Basically, you'll never have an excuse not to be gaming.

I'm sure this is very exciting to some of you and a little scary to others. Regardless of its potential for crippling your productivity and taking out your social life at the knees, it's pretty amazing stuff. Presumably we will be seeing more cool tidbits like this in the next few weeks when MIX and CTIA roll around. [Engadget]

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Wow.....So the code is that close huh? A question for people smarter than me.....Since winpho7 series phones have better specs than the original xbox, would it be very hard to port them over to winph07? And because the "live" has shut down for halo and halo 2, might they be brought to "life" again via winpho7? Using verizons network? Oh and since "90%" of the code is the same between the 360, pc, and winpho7, how close is the original xbox to the 360 as far as coding goes? Ive posted this pic once and ill post it again...this is what i want for a phone....