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Windows H8: developers question Microsoft as XNA falters

EDGE - Somehow, in Windows 8, Microsoft seems to have constructed the operating system equivalent of Nick Clegg: highly visible, sound in concept, but more or less disliked by everyone who really knows what they’re talking about. In July, Valve’s Gabe Newell attacked the closed-nature of the OS, telling attendees at Casual Connect, “I think that Windows 8 is kind of a catastrophe for everybody in the PC space [...] Valve wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the PC. Id Software, Epic, Zynga, Facebook, and Google wouldn’t have existed without the openness of the platform”. Responding to this, Rob Pardo from Blizzard tweeted that the OS wasn’t awesome for them either.

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