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[PCGamer]Windows 8 launch next year will start “a real new push into PC gaming”

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In a speech in Tokyo, covered by Develop, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced that Windows 8 will be launched for PCs, tablets and smartphones next year, and has been designed with gaming in mind. According to a Techradar source, “Windows 8 will represent a real new push into PC gaming. Gaming will be a key component for the whole OS.â€
If they try and compete with steam it's already doomed to fail

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Key component in what aspect? Performance wise or connectivity wise? This could mean any number of things.
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Kinda early isn't it?
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So we're getting a WIN7 without all the background and silly operations that you learned to turn off ages ago anyway?

Can't wait to see it in action though, it COULD be interesting...
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Kinda early isn't it?
Yea W7 didn't launch too long ago so I feel this is a bit early for a new OS.

Hopefully this will be 64-bit only though.

Unfortunately with how GFWL worked out I'm not expecting much out of this. I just fear they're going to create their own market place and try and compete with STEAM when they should know by now it's futile. I'm hoping for better dev support for DX11(Maybe even 12?), and getting more devs on board the PC platform.

Then again this will be built into the OS so I'm expecting an xbox-live type implementation which is already going to fail.
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I hope MS doesn't start releasing a new Windows every friggin year....
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If you're getting your hopes up about this, please remember Microsoft still own Games for Windows Live and Xbox, so in my opinion, we'll be getting some built-in bull-expletive that makes our PC have those stupid Xbox Live avatars and generally make it more of an Xbox.
    
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Windows 7 feels like it just got here. Hold it back MS, and work out the bugs.
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didn't they just say this, oh I don't know the last 3 years?
Difference being this time they are serious? lol, no one has faith in MS and pc gaming anymore.
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What was so wrong with windows 7? I haven't heard any complaints, really.
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