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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.

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Prcko1345d ago

y right
win 8 is crap for games

Intentions1344d ago

We'll see when devs actually make games for the OS.

decrypt1344d 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).

southernbanana1344d 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_Crawler1344d ago (Edited 1344d 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?

SilentNegotiator1344d ago

1) Worse framerates recorded with Crysis 2, Black Ops, etc
2) No Steam on Start page
3) GFWL compatibility issues

Knight_Crawler1344d 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.

grailly1344d ago

I just happen to hate the interface, but as far as games go, I don't think it'll change much for anybody.

nhales801344d 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.

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bumnut1344d 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.

Dovahkiin1344d ago

Windows XP was a pleasure to use.

ATi_Elite1344d ago

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.

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acidbrn1344d 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.

Roccetarius1344d ago

Windows 7 is probably going to be another Windows XP. That is, if this is what Microsoft is planning for future OS.

DeadlyFire1344d ago (Edited 1344d 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.

moodgamer1344d 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.

southernbanana1344d ago (Edited 1344d 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.

moodgamer1344d 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.

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