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MS just had an epiphany and realized there's actually such a thing called gamers.
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If it really was, then Windows 8 would have a gamers edition that comes with the bare basics.

It would also play Xbox, Xbox 360 and the next gen Xbox games.
    
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So the main reason users should upgrade windows would be to play games?
Upgrading, getting used to the new interface, waiting for bugs to be solved etc usually takes months and many hours of frustration so as to set the os exactly as you wish.
If it was a free OS or had a cheap price i would not mind and would show some understanding.But with such a steep price, no thanks. Might as well get a desktop console for gaming if see in a pc game 'system requirements: windows 8 or later'
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Eww, if this means Games for Windows Marketplace trying to take over games everywhere, DO NOT WANT.
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When this FAILS... (cus it will)
Maybe More Games and development will go toward Cross plat or Open Source.
More JAVA Games PLEASE!
Linux is looking better and better every year.
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You can always tell how old someone when threads like this are made. XP was abnormal for Windows OS life spans, kthx.
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Originally Posted by Shrimp View Post
Microsoft doesn't even need to make a new console to support DirectX 11, they could simply support the developers that make DirectX 11 games the way they support those who make exclusives for the Xbox 360. The truth of the matter is, PC Gaming is not a priority to them and by now that is thankfully something recognized by the community nearly as a whole.
As much as I would like to agree, but how do you run DX 11 games on DX 9 hardware. An as much as I see your point, but a console is a bloody console is a bloody console.

If you love consoles so much then the OCN really isn't the place for you.
post #138 of 139
Everyone questioning why they are releasing a new OS, the answer is simple; there are only so many copies of on OS you can sell before you stop making progress/money. Windows 8 will be a whole new set of licenses with OEM's and those who buy retail copies.
    
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post #139 of 139
How long until we have only 2-3 year support cycles for Windows before they stop releasing updates? XP has like a 12 year support cycle. vista has 10 year support, windows 7 has a 6 year support cycle. does anyone see a pattern here?
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