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The problem for gaming isn't the OS Microsoft, its that thing you call a console that is holding devs back from developing games for DX11.
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HMMM no thanks. Just put whatever version of DirectX you're working on now and some decent hardware into your next console and we might actually see some decent games. Sucks it has to be that way though. I wish people would actually innovate.
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The problem for gaming isn't the OS Microsoft, its that thing you call a console that is holding devs back from developing games for DX11.
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.
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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 don't think MS will try to compete with steam. They just released Fable 3 on steam, and that's the first MS game I ever seen on steam. While they might try to make GFWL compete with steam, I'm sure they realize how big steam is if they're putting one of their own games on it.
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By pc gaming they mean farmvile and live games so you can now pay £40 a month to play console ports online
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Originally Posted by Yvese View Post
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'm hoping this isn't true. GFWL is garbage. I had so much trouble logging in for games such as AOE online. Also the interface and servers are garbage compared to steam.
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New operating system every 2-3 years is standard.
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post #68 of 139
They better be speaking performance wise with the OS itself in mind. I don't think they're talking connectivity because it's unrealistic to go up against competition such as Steam, plus they already have GFWL which may be a huge failure in all aspects but it's already something.
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Win 95 meh...
Win 98 YES!
Win 2000 meh...
Win XP YES!
Win Vista Meh...
Win 7 YES!
Win 8 -- Meh (???)
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Sounds interesting.. I am curious what will they come with..hm
    
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