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I think Microsoft would be in a better position to comment on their operating system and compatibility. We haven’t done any research necessarily to try and understand are PC gamers leaving PC gaming because of Vista. As a hardware vendor, if you ask me, I think it has more to do with hardware platform decisions that are being made than it does the operating system…

Mainstream consumers are not buying desktops now. They’re buying notebooks. And when they buy a notebook they go to store or they buy it online. No one’s telling them, hey you know what, this is a mainstream notebook, but it [can’t] play games. We all know there are gaming notebooks that are just out if this world awesome – Alienware, Dell, many, many other folks out there making just a great gaming notebook. But there’s a much wider market of mainstream consumers that are going out there buying $700, $800, $900 notebooks and they’re doing so expecting that every piece of software they bought for their desktop will still run on their new notebook. I think in large part when they start to play those games on their notebook they didn’t know when they bought that notebook for example that it wasn’t gaming-capable or it wasn’t able to play the games they had previously enjoyed o their much older desktop.

That’s a challenge for the industry. Notebook gaming is growing by leaps and bounds. If you look at some of the trends, casual gaming is on the rise. Why is casual gaming on the rise so much? Of course, [casual games] are available on just about every website. You go to Oprah’s website, I think she’s got games available... They’re everywhere. Aside from that, the fact that they play on just about every platform makes them ubiquitous and makes us able to say there’s this huge audience of PC gamers, 250 million of us worldwide - of which maybe half are exclusively casual gamers. And the PCGA, coming together as a consortium, is recognizing this trend and one of the main things we’re trying to accomplish is sitting down and saying, “Okay. Here is the experience we want to advocate as a minimum staring point of gaming on the PC.â€

And we want the hardware OEMs and the game publishers to support that guideline and to advocate the experience of gaming on the PC at a stable starting point, something will last a couple years and then move on to the next [standard]. Something that when you know that you’ve got that equipment that’s gaming-ready that you’re gonna have an acceptable experience with the games that you want to play on that machine whether it’s a desktop or a a notebook.
I think it did...partly because, of the rumours and the bad publicity the OS got.DX10 was meant to be the next uber thing... I will reserve my comment.


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Well if they would start using say the AMD 780G then some of that would be avoided. It's a really ballsy onboard video. And the Hybrid-crossfire is really cool too.
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It's a really ballsy onboard video. And the Hybrid-crossfire is really cool too.
It's a cool idea, but not worth gaming with, imo.
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There are currently many problems with this platform not just vista...NVIDIA and ATi are just sitting on the fence without doing jackall! imho. They don't contribute anything to the industry. Don't make durable graphics cards.

If they want to hit the mainstream market. Make a card(i.e. Mainstream) which actually can play more than one new game maxed out without having to worry about hardware compatibility and make it more affordable.

I know, technology progress is crucial and its the driving force for moving forward, but the PC platform focuses on the niche market(enthuasiasts) not mainstream players.

If there is no market for it...then no one is going to buy it tbh and that's why the console market always gets more attention than the PC. The average joe is able to purchase games without having to worry about hardware.
Edited by HowHardCanItBe - 12/15/08 at 12:13am
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I think that vista did damage gaming because of its poor performance compared to XP. Its funny how big of a difference there is in gaming compared to those 2. Ok vista has dx10... 99% of the dx9 games run better on xp. Plus if u want a notebook that play games fine on vista u have to pay up
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it was the rumors and crappy RTM that ruined it :\\.. i really hope they do EXTENSIVE beta testing for windows 7. perhaps allow the public to get a crack at it for at least 6 months?
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My sincere apologise if I upset anyone but its a fact what I have written above .

I will continue to support the PC gaming industry though .
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Did Vista "damage" the PC gaming platform?? No, the hardware you choose shall determine that. Excuse me while I try and play Crysis on my old 8600 GT on Vista, and then blame "Vista" for the lousy performance.
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Did Vista "damage" the PC gaming platform?? No, the hardware you choose shall determine that. Excuse me while I try and play Crysis on my old 8600 GT on Vista, and then blame "Vista" for the lousy performance.
yea that happens
people will try vista on 5-10 year old hardware
or low end mainstream hardware, and complain that it does not run as good as XP did, really stupid

its not the operating system, its the hardware
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Crysis plays just fine on a 8600GT....and it plays fine on a 9600GT....what it does NOT play fine on is a 8400M (laptop) video card.

Actually, nothing in the article talked about Vista...just crappy laptop hardware. Why is the title asking if Vista hurt the market? In reality, misinformation and uneducated people kill the market. People don't know that a $700 laptop won't play new games very well.
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