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I've been waiting years (almost) for Shadow Complex to be ported to the PC or the iPad. Can I somehow play Xbox arcade games on my PC?

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Sadly, no. Xbox Live Arcade games cannot be played on a PC. You'll have to wait for a release on another platform in order to play on that platform.

The Xbox 360's architecture is significantly different from the PC's, although Microsoft offers certain cross-platform SDK's to ease portability between the two.

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Unless he wants to hook his 360 up to a PC monitor and pretend like its on PC – Samjus Aug 2 '12 at 19:31

Times have changed and Shadow Complex is now available for PC.

Although in other cases I suppose it's up to the developers to port them. So not impossible, but if you're patient enough...

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