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    News - Microsoft to focus on gaming in Windows 8?

    Latest rumours suggest that games will play a major role in the new OS.
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    Re: News - Microsoft to focus on gaming in Windows 8?

    we knew about this months ago...

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    Re: News - Microsoft to focus on gaming in Windows 8?

    Fingers crossed the truely mean to help the PC regain ground because its fast becoming a disappearing format from the high street.
    Walk into a Game or HMV and your lucky to find one stands width if at all. Tescos is one retailer that I would have though big enough to press the price down to a level that would allow sales in stores.

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    Re: News - Microsoft to focus on gaming in Windows 8?

    There is one reason that PC games are disappearing from shops. They can't compete with Valve and their awesome Steam platform. Just one look at this holidays steam sales screams win! To be honest I believe Valve is the last bastion of computer gaming. I hope Microsoft try to join in pushing the market forward, rather than launching a product to compete with Valve, which will ultimately fail.

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    Re: News - Microsoft to focus on gaming in Windows 8?

    Micrososft DID try to compete with Valve .. subscription based Games for Windows Live.

    What Microsoft is basically trying to say in the article is that we will release HALO 3 on PC.

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    Re: News - Microsoft to focus on gaming in Windows 8?

    Didn't they promise same for windows 7

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    Re: News - Microsoft to focus on gaming in Windows 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by Astridax93 View Post
    There is one reason that PC games are disappearing from shops. They can't compete with Valve and their awesome Steam platform. Just one look at this holidays steam sales screams win! To be honest I believe Valve is the last bastion of computer gaming. I hope Microsoft try to join in pushing the market forward, rather than launching a product to compete with Valve, which will ultimately fail.
    And you need an internet connection to use it. One of many pointless restrictions which means they won't be getting my custom.

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    Re: News - Microsoft to focus on gaming in Windows 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by k3vst3r View Post
    Didn't they promise same for windows 7
    And Vista. And XP. And 98...

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    Re: News - Microsoft to focus on gaming in Windows 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by k3vst3r View Post
    Didn't they promise same for windows 7
    They gave you DX11

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    Re: News - Microsoft to focus on gaming in Windows 8?

    Google should buy valve

    although it doesn't fit it could boost the PC gaming industry considerably

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    Re: News - Microsoft to focus on gaming in Windows 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by Astridax93 View Post
    There is one reason that PC games are disappearing from shops. They can't compete with Valve and their awesome Steam platform. Just one look at this holidays steam sales screams win! To be honest I believe Valve is the last bastion of computer gaming. I hope Microsoft try to join in pushing the market forward, rather than launching a product to compete with Valve, which will ultimately fail.
    True. I just won't move from Steam now. I have too big a collection (Thanks christmas sales). It would take something amazing to even compliment moving let alone do it.

    Also I think the PC is dead in the highstreet - I can't remember the last PC game I got in the highstreet. I just purchase through play.com, amazon or steam and laugh at the prices in game/gamestation.
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    Re: News - Microsoft to focus on gaming in Windows 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    And you need an internet connection to use it. One of many pointless restrictions which means they won't be getting my custom.
    In this age of always on internet and 3G it is a rare scenario for me when I can't get enough internet together to launch a game on Steam.

    Downloading the game at home or office is hardly a chore...

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    Re: News - Microsoft to focus on gaming in Windows 8?

    Oh dear, so now Windows 7 is pants/not cool and we gotta upgrade to Windows 8 to play the games? Wonderful new "experience" here we come. Sod you Microsoft!

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    Re: News - Microsoft to focus on gaming in Windows 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    And you need an internet connection to use it. One of many pointless restrictions which means they won't be getting my custom.
    You can start Steam in offline mode so you dont need the internet.

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    Re: News - Microsoft to focus on gaming in Windows 8?

    I'd prefer it if they focused on Xbox alone.

    /switches to Maximum armour.
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