Enjoy Microsoft Xbox 360 games on Windows Phone 7

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Seattle, Aug 17: Microsoft plans to bring it's Xbox 360, online multiplayer gaming service, to the upcoming Windows Phone 7.

Microsoft told that a dedicated group inside of Microsoft Game Studios will develop video games for Windows phones, which will help outside game publishers and scout out small, independent game makers. The new move is described as an attempt to capitalize on the success of the Xbox 360 as Microsoft tries to compete with Apple's iPhone.

The new game features in Windows Phone 7 will allow the users to check out new games, keep track of scores, send messages to fellow players and interact with their animated game, World Avatar, a cartoon character customized to look like the user.

Microsoft is also hoping that Xbox Live on Windows Phone 7 devices might get a boost from the upcoming launch of Kinect, a motion-sensing game controller for the Xbox 360.

Windows Phone 7 will have Xbox 360 console games like Halo Waypoint, Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst and Guitar Hero 5, ilomilo etc.

Microsoft launched Xbox 360 gaming console on May 2005. It's integrated Xbox Live service allows players to compete online, download arcade games, game demos, trailers, TV shows, music and movies and its Windows Media Center multimedia capabilities.

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