The Future of PC Gaming | Recently the founder of Valve and whole hearted king pin of the PC gaming industry, Gabe Newell, has spoken and his words may reflect what others in the industry feel, that the next generation of Microsoft’s Windows 8 may make a turning point in the gaming industry and for the worst. Does this finally mean that when the departure starts to happen and Microsoft follows the business plan of Apple, linux will become the next operating system PC gaming must have?

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decrypt1930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )

Lol Windows 8 will just fail if MS acts this way.

PC gaming community is different than console gaming, they don't allow corporations to shove anything down their throats.

MS tried to charge for GFWL online service it failed on PC. On Xbox gamers gladly welcomed it.

Ubisoft tried to make games require online connection, PC gamers revolted. Games no longer require online connection, Ubisoft failed.

Activision removes dedicated servers from MW2, PC gamers revolt, Activision is forced to bring back dedicated servers.

I think history has a way of repeating itself, PC gamers will just revolt, MS will fail again. MS or Sony they need to keep these sort of tactics limited to the console crowd thats where it will work, in fact the fanboys will gladly support any decision designed to screw the base over lol.

ATi_Elite1929d ago

Most of what you said is true and right on except Online DRM is here to stay in the form of every game being virtually a MMO or F2P on the PC. Online DRM doesn't bother me cause I have Internet access no matter where I am but Online DRM does annoy some people.

Anyway......Most PC Devs are already getting ready to move away from Microsoft. Linux and OpenGL are the new Frontier that will allow PC gamers to game WITHOUT having a MS OS. Windows 8 is gonna totally suck and i may even run my Hackintosh a lot more while keeping Win7.

Also PC Gaming is the ONLY thing that has kept MS in the commander seat on the PC and if MS totally pisses off PC Gamers, we have no problem going to Linux, OSX, or Google's OS and leaving MS in ruins.

Valve has been laying the ground work for years to go totally MS free and GAMERS will follow. MS OS has been good for Open Development of games but if MS pulls a Prick move like they do their consolers, PC gamers will leave!

Remember Gabe Newell LEFT Microsoft for a reason......cause he doesn't need Microsoft and neither do WE PC Gamers!

Power to the GAMERS!

Diffraction_Fos1930d ago

I have absolutely no qualms about switching to Linux or Mac if PC devs are willing to. MS has been trying non-stop to screw over the PC gaming community like it did with the Xbox community. It's time to send them a clear, unmistakable message - "F**k off".

rufusman911930d ago

Piracy. Piracy everywhere.

hennessey861930d ago

want everything for free, including games. If steam was available on consoles Valve would have doubled there profits. Any time a PC dev tries to combat piracy PC gamers throw a hissy fit its pathetic

Bonerrr1930d ago

Not true. The steam sales for the past 2 weeks disagree with you. I've spent more than 100 quid on the steam sales. I don't pirate games, Just music :)

vega2751930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )

i hate when people say "i don't pirate PC games, just movies or music" but then get upset when someone does pirate games. that's the most hypocritical dumb s&*t i heard in my life. you think dev's should be paid for their work. but movies and artist shouldn't.


have a bub+
that was well said. i think gabe is worried that this will cut into their profits and control. after the BS they pulled with the new ToS. i no doubt believe that gabe is scared that steam will lose a lot of steam as far as being the top dog on PC.

StayStatic1929d ago (Edited 1929d ago )

"Any time a PC dev tries to combat piracy PC gamers throw a hissy fit its pathetic"

Any time a Console dev wants to screw over the consumer , many consumers will gladly bend over the table because their spineless cowards , it's pathetic.

aliengmr1929d ago

Most PC devs are more aware of what kinds of DRM are tolerated. Yes there are PC gamer completely against DRM, but I would say the majority are fine as long as it doesn't get in the way. Always on DRM is problematic because it gets in the way. But did it stop people from "buying" Diablo 3?

Steam is not available on consoles because they are closed systems. PC gamers don't like to be told what they can and cannot play. Pretty sure MS and Sony don't want Steam dominating systems they control.

Bonerrr1930d ago

I run Wubi on top of Faildows 7, i truly wouldn't mind if i could run it standalone. I'm hoping most devs abandon M$ and go with Linux or something similar. I wouldn't mind at all :)

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