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Quoteworthy - "Windows 8 is a Catastrophe" - Gabe Newell

"The big problem that is holding back Linux is games. People donít realize how critical games are in driving consumer purchasing behavior," says Valve's Gabe Newell as quoted on AllThingsD. "We want to make it as easy as possible for the 2,500 games on Steam to run on Linux as well. Itís a hedging strategy. I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space. I think weíll lose some of the top-tier PC/OEMs, who will exit the market. I think margins will be destroyed for a bunch of people. If thatís true, then it will be good to have alternatives to hedge against that eventuality." Thanks VG247.

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151. Re: Quoteworthy - Jul 26, 2012, 14:07 Creston
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 02:10:
I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft was investigated by the EU and other regulatory bodies anyway, as it's not possible to run Metro apps that don't come from the Windows Store and they have complete control over what is and isn't approved.

The EU has no issue whatsoever with Apple doing the same thing, so odds are pretty good that they will have no issue whatsoever with MS going that route.

As for a Steam front-end on Metro, I'm sure MS will be more than happy to allow it, in exchange for 20% of Steam's profits...

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