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I would gladly welcome change if I thought it was actually going to happen, but I have lost most of my faith in M$.

Don't get me wrong, I like windows 8.1 it does everything I need. BUT if the path gets darker (in game paywalls via app store or a repeat of gfwl etc) and Linux support for games and drivers improve ( they are getting MUCH better)....

I'd go Linux/SteamOS in a heartbeat.


LONG LIVE STEAM!

LONG LIVE THE MIGHTY GABEN!
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They have been saying this since vista.... I remember back then talking about all these gaming "improvements" and focuses they were going to do. Nothing really came out of it.

If anything they will probably come out with some sort of metro focused gaming software similar to steam that be as terrible as GFWL.
Edited by orlfman - 3/25/14 at 9:27am
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post #83 of 101
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Originally Posted by Wiffinberg View Post

I would gladly welcome change if I thought it was actually going to happen, but I have lost most of my faith in M$.

Don't get me wrong, I like windows 8.1 it does everything I need. BUT if the path gets darker (in game paywalls via app store or a repeat of gfwl etc) and Linux support for games and drivers improve ( they are getting MUCH better)....

I'd go Linux/SteamOS in a heartbeat.


LONG LIVE STEAM!

LONG LIVE THE MIGHTY GABEN!

This is pretty much my feelings summed up (except I use Win7, Im not a fan of where the whole app store is going).

GABEN must unite PC gaming community under the wings of the UberPenguin, Tux!
post #84 of 101

Microsoft is full of ****. This is the same message regurgitated for over 5 years. Each time after they pushed that message, PC support got TAKEN away not pushed.

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Yeah pretty much it is due to Steam's success. EA got jealous of Steam(simplistician's law) and decided to bad mouth Steam because they weren't happy with simply selling bulk deals to Valve and feeling left out on the profits. Nevermond they're making quite a lot of money in the process. Ubisoft went through MS but still sells to Valve and they enjoy a profit no matter whom it's through. Now because of games like the AC franchise(UbiCanada) M$ sees that they can carve a piece of Steam off for themselves. This is a no brainer.

Because of this I flat refuse to do business with disingenuous companies like EA, If M$ thinks they're gonna turn a profit on this they're sadly mistaken because there are only a handful of UbiWare that Gamers religiously enjoy. Those being AC, FarCry and a couple of others I am probably forgetting.

M$ should stick to putting out the next Windows and develop it so that you can stick with the Desktop and leave the Phone OS on the developers table. Just because it works on our Smart phones doesn't men that it's what we need on our PC. The size of the screen and lack of touch logic on MOST systems relegates that Win8 pukeware wastebin imho. Can't hardly do a bleedin thing in Win8 and I refuse to spend my hard earned money on Win8. So unless they plan to offer 360/One titles through it and allow Valve to purchase licenses and give us Gamers more choices, it's not worth it for us AND them.

~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

You mean like how Valve is giving us choice... oh wait.
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I hope they don't plan on using "the cloud" to do this, since they haven't spoken to their senior or executive Ops people about any of this yet.
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Promises, Promises ......................I've heard it all before but all I've gotten is console ports. For now on I'm holding out until the reviews from PC GAMING sites.
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Firstly, Im have lots of doubts about their "Efforts" and "Focus" will be in PC gaming. Their track record is just too ridiculous for me to believe them anymore lol. I guess ill believe it when I see it.

Also, I kinda hope in a way this doesn't work out for them, since if this is successful it could seriously damage Linux's chances in getting gaming support, and games are the only reason why besides a few other applications that Windows has a partition on SSD. Otherwise, Arch Linux all the way lol.

Sorry if I seem kinda bitter for wanting a company to fail in some of their "supposed" endeavors, but I would like for the DX monopoly to go away lol. Multi-Platform please.

I am sorry, but you can not tie yourself to a sinking ship. Microsoft is going to fail. Because you can not be completely schizophrenic and expect everyone to follow you.
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10 minutes to download and install one program (maybe an hour if you wanted to test out multiple programs) is hours and hours of customization? rolleyes.gif

If only it would be so simple. But Metro always finds a way back out of it's box. Be it then some security update that opens the lid when you are not looking or search that goes for metro app whenever possible over the real thing you are trying to launch or some file type still attached to some "app" or, which is especially annoying, a "magic gesture" because you were moving your mouse around. don't get me wrong, I do think that kernel in there is pretty decent and I liked some features, however, the added annoyances are not worth it to endure that thing on a desktop for the few improvements made. I was on it for 6 months before going back to Win 7, using shortcuts, 3rd party programs, windows search, etc. I just want to do a lot more with my computer than "just look at cat pictures in internet".
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Knowing Microsoft they are going to start money for DX instead of OS.
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