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Wonder what DirectX 12 will be like. That's the only thing Microsoft's had that's been making us upgrade at any rate, new DirectX versions. Otherwise why do gamers even care?
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I'm still wondering what DX11 will be like...
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I'm still wondering what dx10 will be like
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I'm still wondering what DX11 will be like...
Exactly.

DX10 never saw any huge amount of games. Same with DX11.

Seems pointless to me now to keep releasing a new DX version with every OS.

Keep Windows 8 DX11 at the beginning, and add DX12 with SP1 or something.
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post #45 of 139
They're talking about Facebook gaming.
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What was so wrong with windows 7? I haven't heard any complaints, really.
Vista has been around since 2006. Windows 7 just redone version of Vista. M$ has a bit of a cycle of releasing completely new versions of Windows every 4-5 years.
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Windows 7 feels like it just got here. Hold it back MS, and work out the bugs.
I've been running Win7 RTM since mid 2009. It did not just get here.
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Yea W7 didn't launch too long ago so I feel this is a bit early for a new OS.
RTM'ed on July 22, 2009. Launched on October 21, 2009. That's quite a 'while' ago. It should also be noted that Windows 7 builds on the existing Vista architecture whereas Windows 8 will be a completely new architecture and Kernel rebuild hopefully beginning post-M3.
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They're talking about Facebook gaming.
This is what it will be...

I think they are just adding a lot of silly little games into the OS...like solitare and Chess (Though Windows 7 chess is a decent little game).

I pretty sure my iPhone could play that Age of Empires Online.

Though if they add DX12 in there they could possibly bring back EAX sound capabilites or something similar. All this crud and hype on DX10/DX11 when it actually took away a great aspect of gaming and we have yet to see any real advantage come from it. It shames me to admit it, but I still have a XP partition for the sole reason to play BF2142 with EAX sound.
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I hope MS doesn't start releasing a new Windows every friggin year....
oh god. please no! D:
 
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