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I definitely agree that the article is way over the top. While Windows 8 may be geared for multiplatform, it in no way is the death of PC gaming, just another way to launch games via Metro, like Metro or hate it that is.. Sheese.
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Another crap article from another Gawker-owned blog.


I came in here to say this. biggrin.gif

 

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I gamed on my windows xp machine til late 2010..... and I expect to use windows 7 for the same amount of time, maybe more....
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Windows 8 isn't just the biggest threat to PC gaming...it is the biggest threat to non-tablet computing.

If they wanted to build a tablet OS, LABEL IT AS SUCH AND MAYBE WE MIGHT BASH LESS. Making standard computer users suffer for a push of a company in the computer industry is bothersome to say the least.


I will give Win8 the benefit of the doubt (though I won't try it right away), but I don't expect much. I logged in to my hotmail account and saw that screen with peoples statuses; somebody I used to chat with posted "trying windows 8 consumer preview" or something like that - - - 5 hours later i saw "windows 8 is the worst thing ever".

Back on the topic of video games, I think it will pretty much blow - especially for modders. I don't think the Metro interface will be very multitask friendly.
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The complaints in the articles are so trivial... I'd say not even valid. They just dont like the metro UI and therefore think the whole OS is going to fail? Doesnt sound likely to me. Metro is pretty cool, those who dont like it have not used it much and those who have used it a lot and dont like it have not used it on a touch screen. Since desktop mode is an option in windows 8, I see no reason why the metro UI is even a significant factor.
    
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Are you kidding me, are they really resulting to the "Windows 8 cant game" bit? lachen.gif
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Are you kidding me, are they really resulting to the "Windows 8 cant game" bit? lachen.gif

*comments section of gaming site*
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OS doesn't really affect gaming performance except Linux's driver issues/necessity of a compatibility layer. It's really all about compatibility. In that respect there is nothing wrong with Windows 8.

Actually, OS does affect gaming performance. When I went from XP to Vista, I noticed that while I got a lowerer average FPS, it was more stable without as many dips and jumps in many games.
Linux also does CPU intensive tasks faster than Windows (Which is why all the bigadv, etc users run Linux and not WS2008R2.)
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The complaints in the articles are so trivial... I'd say not even valid. They just dont like the metro UI and therefore think the whole OS is going to fail? Doesnt sound likely to me. Metro is pretty cool, those who dont like it have not used it much and those who have used it a lot and dont like it have not used it on a touch screen. Since desktop mode is an option in windows 8, I see no reason why the metro UI is even a significant factor.

The only problem is it's practically half and half..Add touch screen support for the ARM/Tablet version and keep the W7 start bar for the x86/Desktop/Laptop version. Compromising for two platforms with the one product design didn't work last time and it sure as hell won't this time. Even if the average users hate for it is only being afraid of change (I hate it because while it would be good on a touchscreen, my desktop does not and will not for a long time have a touch screen) that's going to still be quite a chunk out of MS' wallet.

And we're all in agreement that Apple started and pioneered the Tablet market, right? Well..It's not like you see the below when you start up OS X...
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Tablet and Desktop/Laptops have different input systems, obviously each has a different way of being used...You don't go for a one size fits all approach, then it just gets awkward for both.
    
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Micros**t seems to release OS's in alternating "good" and "bad" editions: ME sucked, XP was good, Vista sucked, 7 was good...and now 8 will suck. Follows the pattern perfectly.
 
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Microsoft doesn't make any money of PC gaming other then the OS. So of course they wouldnt push for it.
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