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Submitted by Sharodan 641d ago | opinion piece

Windows 8 will not hurt PC gaming

Windows 8 is not the end of PC gaming, it's the beginning. At least that's what Nate is saying as Microsoft launches its new OS. (Dev, Industry, Microsoft, PC, Windows 8)

Prcko  +   641d ago
y right
win 8 is crap for games
Intentions  +   641d ago
We'll see when devs actually make games for the OS.
decrypt  +   641d ago
There is no such thing has making games for the OS.

Sure that would apply if there was a new version of DX that was specific to the OS, however in this case there is no reason why OS's like Vista or Windows 7 cant run whatever that can run on Windows 8.

Hell even if Windows 8 did come with a new DX it would still be irrelevant since DX 11 has hardly been implemented yet (thank the dinosaur consoles, most games today are made around the ancient DX 9).
southernbanana  +   641d ago
How could Windows 8 be bad for gaming when it works with current and future games? When you install a game meant for the traditional desktop it will open in the traditional environment. I have been using Windows 8 since the developer preview and it is simply the best OS they have ever developed.
Knight_Crawler  +   641d ago
The funny part about this is that the people who are complaining about W8 are mostly the ones who have not tried it and just want to be hipster.

So tell me Prcko, why is W8 bad for games?
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SilentNegotiator  +   640d ago
1) Worse framerates recorded with Crysis 2, Black Ops, etc
2) No Steam on Start page
3) GFWL compatibility issues
Knight_Crawler  +   640d ago
@Silent

1.Please provide links showing the comparisons and not just some fanboy blog or it did not happen.

2.You will still be able to use Steam - so what is it takes you a couple of secs to get to Steam but how does this affect games?

3.Again please provide link...have you experianced this issues your selfs because I have not heard any uproar about this from the gaming community.
grailly  +   640d ago
I just happen to hate the interface, but as far as games go, I don't think it'll change much for anybody.
nhales80  +   640d ago
@Silent

2. You can have Steam on the Start Screen. It's is a pinable tile that when click launches it immediately from the desktop.
bumnut  +   640d ago
If you had stopped after the word crap, you would have got more agrees.

Im skipping windows 8, only ditched xp after I got a DX11 card.
Dovahkiin  +   640d ago
Windows XP was a pleasure to use.
ATi_Elite  +   640d ago
Windows 8.....SUCKS
Unless you have a touch screen monitor then Windows 8 is no big deal!

Stick with Windows 7 which is secure and stable unlike the flaws, bugs, and security breaches you will get with windows 8 until they fix them.

Also you don't make games for a particular OS you make games for the GPU APi i.e. DirectX or OpenGL

Companies like Valve are moving away from DirectX to the Freedom of OpenGL so they don't have to worry about dealing with Microsoft when it decides to screw-up or Rape Developers with fees for DirectX

DirectX 10 sucked which caused a huge lag in high end graphical PC Games but MS got it right with DX11

Hopefully with advanced EFI mobo's and AMD/Nvidia working closely with Devs, one day we can just boot directly to a game and not have to worry about an OS for gaming.
acidbrn  +   641d ago
At least Microsoft know what people think of Windows and gaming. Maybe they will take that all to heart and really put some much needed effort into it.
Roccetarius  +   641d ago
Windows 7 is probably going to be another Windows XP. That is, if this is what Microsoft is planning for future OS.
DeadlyFire  +   641d ago
Windows will still be windows. Just gotta click desktop tab of Xbox 3 interface on Windows 8. haha

I do agree with the article. Its not all bad. Creating a side step for Apps isn't the best idea to some, but considering you still have browsers, the desktop, and applications you can install and use normally its not much of a change. Just a Windows Dashboard just like Xbox. I figured eventually they would blend the two. Xbox 3 will be running Windows RT(or ARM edition as I call it.). Not a doubt in my mind that it supports that.
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moodgamer  +   641d ago
Ive tried this windows, its the most unpratical desktop windows that i ever put my hands on. This is great for a tablet, not for a desktop.
southernbanana  +   641d ago
I'm not sure if you have really touched Windows 8. The fact that you say it is unpractical as desktop is absurd. When I am using Windows 8 at work (have been using the retail release for several weeks now) I simply stay in the desk top app. Compatibility is a non-issue. Photoshop and all of my other productivity programs run exactly how they did under Windows 7. After all the desktop app in Windows 8 is nothing more than Windows 7 with a few minor changes. I suggest you give windows 8 a try for more than five minutes. If you have even touched it at all.
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moodgamer  +   641d ago
You have your opinion, i have mine. you disagree with me i disagree with you. Can we be friends? =). Im sorry but its my honest take on this windows 8. I love W7 just the way it is. By the way i touched it, im using it on a all in on desktop, with touchscreen. Thats why i say its very good on a tablet or touch control screen but not with mouse and keyboard. And i feel the need for the start button. I wish all the sucess but this is not for me.
Letros  +   641d ago
Installed my W8 Pro upgrade last night, awesome OS, incredibly fast.
JKelloggs  +   641d ago
It won't hurt my games because I won't be upgrading to it.
aviator189  +   640d ago
Um..even if you did upgrade, it would only provide benefits to you in terms of gaming. In no way does windows 8 hurt gaming performance. If you had looked at all the tests done by reviewers, you'd have known that windows 8 generally improves gaming performance.
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JKelloggs  +   640d ago
My mistake, I meant to put "s/" in there so everyone knew I wasn't serious and being sarcastic about that statement, but I did not. But still, I won't be upgrading to it, I'm pleased with Win7 and happy with the performance. Don't hate on me because I'm not upgrading people.

Of course upgrading won't hurt gaming, as well as what you said, it has been proven that Win8 has better performance with games.
segamon  +   641d ago
people attacking Windows 8 don't know what they're talking about. try it first you trolls.
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SilentNegotiator  +   640d ago
That's right, because everyone that doesn't like it hasn't tried it, right?

You, and you alone, have tried Windows 8. And you have decreed that it is good! Thank you for setting it straight, God!
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CRASHBASHUK  +   641d ago
there is nothing wrong with windows 8 and games going to try to install halo 2 pc in a bit lol hope it works after it failed when installing on windows 7
CRASHBASHUK  +   640d ago
halo 2 does fully work with windows 8 just make sure you turn off compatibility mode if you left it on when trying to play it in win7
Nunchez  +   640d ago
Exactly all the games which used to work in 7 work here and sometimes even better.
kevnb  +   640d ago
only thing worrying is the microsoft store and metro apps. they are there alongside the traditional desktop apps and experience, but where are they heading?
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aviator189  +   640d ago
i think the ms store will fill up pretty quickly, considering the number of people who still buy pcs.
they're already saying that they should have over 100k apps by january.
kevnb  +   639d ago
im only worried that they go closed platform.
TopDudeMan  +   640d ago
I just hope windows 7 is still supported. I'm happy with it as it is right now.
paddystan  +   640d ago
I upgraded to Pro yesterday. Have not had any problem at all when it comes to gaming.
Nunchez  +   640d ago
I still don't get why people hate it without even trying it. I was one of those people when I heard they removed the Start button and various other things, but I tried it out and it's really really good!
nhales80  +   640d ago
This is certainly not a review of Window 8. The failings or successes of the OS remain to be seen. The point being made is that the idea that it will somehow kill off or restrict gaming is false.
PhunnyJesta  +   640d ago
After trying out windows 8, linux is looking even better then ever. Come on steam.....get decent linux support so I can get rid of windows forever
NovaSethyr  +   640d ago
Eh, I'm still gonna stick with learning Linux. Not cause I dislike W8, not at all. It's fine the way it is.

I just always wanted to have Linux, have for years. Just never got around to it.
taquito  +   640d ago
win 8 is pure bunk right now, it may improve, it may not

ms seems to make a really bad os, then a really good one, then really bad, then really good

this way, by the time the good one is out, people are so desperate for it , they jump at it

if you own win 7, there is zero reason to even consider 8

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