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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
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Maybe he mistook Steam was GFWL.
post #62 of 190
I would like to see MS release some sort of Gaming or Barebones edition of Windows. Something stripped down and fast. Remember how Windows 98SE used to boot up in like 10 seconds on a 5400RPM HDD? Things are a bit more complicated now, but hardware is much faster too.

EDIT: Man, Brutuz you beat me to it!
Edited by Megaman_90 - 12/23/10 at 1:55pm
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I'm sorry. They don't need to do anything amazing. They need to do LESS. Less integration and less needing to be online for all the BS.

If they want to help then they need to promote the PC as a platform with great games and help devs and publishers out as much as possible. Its freakin' simple. You make better games people will want to play them more. That's basically it.
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steam has a long way to go to even get close to what xbox live can do. beyond valve-made games, it doesn't offer much integration other than the stupid overlay and chat.
I would agree, Steam is quite pitiful in that regard. I mean, even Xfire does a better job integrating with games...

That said, I don't want Xbox-live style integration either. I'd much prefer 3rd party support allowing anyone to write programs to join/track games... but we all know this won't happen anymore...
    
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msft doesn't need to release a gaming platform. they have us pc gamers by the balls with windows over any os anyway.

the point of a pc is it's an open platform and not a tightly integrated system like consoles. two extremes of the same thing and if you push one into the other, it's not going to work. period.
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take it from someone who owns a 360, a PS3 and a fairly good gaming PC.
take it from someone who owns every console made from 1990 (snes and on) and a powerful gaming pc.
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As long an Microsoft keeps paying Game Devs to release games and DLC onto the Xbox 360 EXCLUSIVELY 1 month before being allowed to release them on PC then all this crap about Microsoft caring about PC Gamers is complete and utter BS!!! Microsoft is fueling the end of PC gaming with these kind of deals.
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All they need to do is release Windows 8 Lite Edition. Less than 4GB HDD footprint, uses about 256MB RAM to operate, dedicated OpenGL/DX6-DX12 (got to have GOOD retro support ), and disable all automated services with the exception of home based networking/LAN services. NO extra drivers (install those yourselves punk like you will anyways!), and zero APPs except maybe Iexplorer.

Hell, I would actually pay for that copy.

EDIT: Damn IT, it was already mentioned. Back to my Lite edition of Win7... *grumble*
Edited by RagingCain - 12/23/10 at 3:04pm
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Honestly. I dont need a new OS. I need less console exclusives and more games to land on the PC.
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So what, are they going to integrate GFWL right into Windows 8? I wouldn't mind. Better Steam support would also be nice.
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