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“It won’t be that one day they flip a switch that will break your Steam library – what they’re trying to do is a series of sneaky manoeuvres. They make it more and more inconvenient to use the old apps, and, simultaneously, they try to become the only source for the new ones.

“Slowly, over the next five years, they will force-patch Windows 10 to make Steam progressively worse and more broken. They’ll never completely break it, but will continue to break it until, in five years, people are so fed up that Steam is buggy that the Windows Store seems like an ideal alternative.

Interesting, since Epic games deals with Microsoft intimately and exclusively.
Edited by caenlen - 7/26/16 at 5:33pm
    
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"This will happen because i said so"

Yeah right. rolleyes.gif
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Yet another Microsoft is evil article with baseless claims.

it is just Windows 10 dropping support for old programs. Support for old program have to drop after sometimes.

If there is a problem, can run in compatibility mode. Alternatively Steam may need to evolve due to that, failure to do so is valve fault not Microsoft.
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"This will happen because i said so"

Yeah right. rolleyes.gif

Epic Games has a lot to lose by saying this publicly. You do realize Epic works exclusively with Microsoft? I find such a statement is more genuine when it comes from the belly of the beast.
    
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The first commenter of that article is right - there is no proof of this. But I wouldn't put it past MS to do this. I think MS are competent enough to do it, so I disagree with Tim Sweeney in that respect. The issue is whether or not people find out and do something about it, if it happens.

Anyone here running Windows 10 notice any minor issues with Steam so far?
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Yet another Microsoft is evil article with baseless claims.

it is just Windows 10 dropping support for old programs. Support for old program have to drop after sometimes.

If there is a problem, can run in compatibility mode. Alternatively Steam may need to evolve due to that, failure to do so is valve fault not Microsoft.

Well then we probably have nothing to fear. If the application is widely used it will probably be supported (it's not like the XP scenario).
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Do not see how this can happen. People will literary murder Microsoft.
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Epic Games has a lot to lose by saying this publicly. You do realize Epic works exclusively with Microsoft? I find such a statement is more genuine when it comes from the belly of the beast.
Speculations is still speculation,no matter who says it.

And to call it more genuine,how can speculation be genuine or more genuine when it's based on something that is not known?
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http://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-boss-confirms-more-steam-releases-coming-disc/1100-6440958/

Though a month ago Microsoft said that they will release more games on steam. Itll be interesting how this plays out
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Haha, the fear is palpable, so easy to instill fear onto humans.Starting by throwing rumors and doubts ! Good job Epic Fallacies ! thumb.gif
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Everyone windows account is admin..


So of what i know.. STEAM COULD JUST ERASE THE WINDOWS ISSUE. Like you can delete anything in window with simple software like unlocker etc
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