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What was so wrong with windows 7? I haven't heard any complaints, really.
IT DOESN'T HAVE AVATARS! D:

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What was so wrong with windows 7? I haven't heard any complaints, really.
They don't want an XP behemoth again that takes damn near a decade to get users to switch to new versions. I say keem em coming.
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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.

I'd like to see better dev support for open gl since it's supports every console and platform except for the 360.
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What was so wrong with windows 7? I haven't heard any complaints, really.
Nothing. They just now realized how huge of a market the PC is which is quiet ironic considering PC gamers use their OS..

PC Gamers don't care about MS aside from their OS really. The fact they're trying to get into it now means nothing when we already have STEAM. They're late to the party, and just like the Windows 7 phone and the Zune, Windows 8 will fail.

It's sad they didn't realize yet they have no chance in competing with markets that are already established. They need to work on promoting the PC to developers and improving relations with them instead of building in x-box live type crap.
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Maybe they are bringing back EAX sound? Built in GFWL doesnot interest me...all that stupid thing does it make another little app i have to update to get a game to run. Sort of like punk buster...it never will update its self corectly
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they're gonna make it like xbox live with retarded avatars! trust me
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Maybe they are bringing back EAX sound?
Hahahahahahahahah, good one.

I see them trying some games for windows store crud.. and it will be lame. I will not switch from steam, I already have a steam account w/ games on it.. no reason to switch to some MS operated game store.. unless its tons cheaper.. which I doubt. This will fail, and add bloat ware to my OS.
NO THANKS.

MS

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they're gonna make it like xbox live with retarded avatars! trust me
Sad, but I think your right.. really sad...
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My guess:

Avatars hard baked into the OS. Always appear on dektop, user icon replaced by avatar, gamertag linked into OS, sign into GFWL to sign in to dektop.


Okay, I don't really think this, but I wouldn't put some things past Microsoft and their gaming on PC 'experience'... always what they think the user wants, not what they actually want!
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I am an avid steam user. I welcome competition. However, it's Microsoft. It's destined to be cumbersome, awkward and have nasty DRM.
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Hahahahahahahahah, good one.

I see them trying some games for windows store crud.. and it will be lame. I will not switch from steam, I already have a steam account w/ games on it.. no reason to switch to some MS operated game store.. unless its tons cheaper.. which I doubt. This will fail, and add bloat ware to my OS.
NO THANKS.

MS
Agreed. Unfortunately MS has A LOT of money so they can afford to try stupid ideas ( Zune, Windows 7 phone ). A few billion is nothing to them unfortunately. Surprised their top guys didn't realize that if even Apple can't make a dent in the OS market, what makes them think they have the brand power to establish themselves in other markets already with big players?
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