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[Kotaku] Is Windows 8 the Biggest Threat to the Future of PC Gaming?

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Stardock is now best known s the publisher of the Sins of a Solar Empire and Elemental franchises, after selling online distribution service Impulse last year. They have just released their annual customer report, talking not only about their experiences in 2011 but also looking into the crystal ball of PC gaming in 2012 and beyond. And the future, they find, may be hazy for Windows-based gaming.

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Wow now thats a sensationalist article if Ive ever saw one. But who knows maybe the new UI will make us all look like casual itouch gamers.
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If this "would" happen, I'd switch to linux.
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Meh, gamers will just skip over Windows 8 as will companies, and m$oft will be back to the current format in no time.
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Meh, gamers will just skip over Windows 8 as will companies, and m$oft will be back to the current format in no time.

This, I think the Metro UI is horrible from the little bit that I played with it in a VM. Although I do not know the details of the new OS, it looks like it would be perfect for tablets and those types of pcs, not desktop. Again, I am just stating my initial look at the os and I am not liking it so fat.
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Yeah I re read the article a couple of times. Scary thing is though, Stardock does make a few points that are pretty head on. One of them is Metro. It needs to die. Now.
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Ridiculous. People will migrate to Windows 8 over time. Why? Because that's what new computers will ship with, and the average user isn't going to be willing to wipe their hard drive so they can install an older OS. Then people will get used to the new GUI and eventually stop complaining. It happened with Office; it will happen with Windows.

As for the majority market suddenly shifting to Apple after using Windows for as long as they've used computers? I have no words with which to respond, so you get an emoticon instead. rolleyes.gif
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Articles like this always pop up now and then. PC gaming will never "die" there is too much money in it. AMD and NVIDIA are making an absurd amount of money off us. Just think about it $550 for a 7970 multiply that number by everyone that has one here on OCN, thats huge! The only way it will die is if they come out with some kind of gaming that allows customization of all hardware.
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Another crap article from another Gawker-owned blog.
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Annnd windows is following it's cycle.

My lifetime:

Win95 mad.gif Win98 smile.gif WinME mad.gifmad.gif Winxp smile.gifsmile.gif WinVista frown.gif Win7:)smile.gif
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