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[ESC] Windows 8 Will Be a "Real New Push Into PC Gaming"

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Microsoft plans to "relaunch" PC gaming with Windows 8, according to an anonymous source, who said that games will be a "key component" of the software giant's next operating system.
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I thought Windows Vista's purpose was to relanuch PC gaming.... no wait! Windows 7 was meant to relaunch PC gaming... oh wait!, I need FACTS.
Edited by GAMERIG - 12/23/10 at 4:10am
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I'm not so sure they are interested in PC Gaming, more that they want to encorporate Xbox Live features into a web interface. I can see them trying to move XBL onto a social network style site such as Facebook.

Complete vertical and horizontal integration in the market would help keep people in the Microsoft world.
Edited by 98uk - 12/23/10 at 4:13am
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Yeah they say this about every OS. M$ is full of B$, since launching their new revamped gaming website they have gone very quiet. Guess it flopped.

They had to work hard to win fans for the xbox. If they want PC gamers back they'll have to work just as hard.
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Ohh great, Now xbox live is essential for pc -.-
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They had to work hard to win fans for the xbox. If they want PC gamers back they'll have to work just as hard.
Issue is, there is no real reason to need to work hard. The vast majority of PC gamers are going to have Windows regardless. I know there are those warriors that shout "if it wasn't for gaming, i'd be on Linux", but in most cases, people will still have Windows.

So, improving gaming isn't really going to net you any greater sales. Microsoft don't get license fees for developers using their Operating System, unlike Xbox. So really, there isn't a particular interest on their part other than trying to make Windows a rounded product.
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One word. Steam.
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MS is ALL about the money. so why would they care about the minuscule PC game market? only a few games sell well i.e. WoW. and yes we all know companies are here to make money and no you didn't figure that out first. most companies still try to act like they care about thier coined market niche.
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Regardless, its good to hear for us pc gamers.


I love Steam personally.
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Wasn't Win8 supposed to be Cloud?
If so, NO WAY IN HELL!

And GFWL?
NO WAY IN HELL!

Games are meant to be played, not to make your RAGE.
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Ohh great, Now xbox live is essential for pc -.-
I can see this happening. Xbox live aka windows games really do have a nice intergration.

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One word. Steam.
I agree Steam and Xfire does what Microsoft needs to do with all games on the windows platform, but I am still very happy with the way things are.

Blizzard is also doing amazing things to get gamers back to the PC, but some users are too stupid to want to use a PC and for those poeple I hope they go and flame on the xbox rather than the PC.
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