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14. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 11, 2013, 13:09 jdreyer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Nov 11, 2013, 12:26:
Funny how people just assume that Valve's "living room strategy" is going to be a success, even though nobody has a damn clue how it's going to work out. It could be the hardware equivelent of SimCity for all we know. Just because it's not Microsoft doesn't guarantee success. BTW, to the asshole who called Microsoft "losers"... you should take a look at the history of the company (not the products) and tell me how making that kind of money and having such a profound affect on the world gets them classified as "losers". You obviously have a fucked up world view and I can't imagine what you consider a "winner". (It's obviously NOT YOU, fucktard.)

And just for the record, Gabe Newell is an asshole who lives with his head up his fat ass, believing the whole time that he's God's greatest gift to the planet. But, since Steve Jobs became the worm food that he deserves to be, I guess someone had to take over, huh?

Wow, when did Gabe break into your house and steal all your candy? Did you call the cops?

The problem with MS isn't that they aren't successful (and for the record, Ballmer, for all the hate he gets, brought the company from a $30B company when Gates retired, to a $70B company), the problem is that they basically abandoned Windows as a gaming platform. They made a halfhearted attempt with GFW, but failed to back it up or keep it going. They pulled crap like making Halo XBox only, under the misguided assumption that PC gamers would abandon PC for XBox. They are pulling crap like moving toward locking down the marketplace for Windows a la Apple's (cr)app store.

Imagine a world where MS-developed games like Halo got simultaneous XBox and PC releases. Imagine a world where MS vigorously pushed companies like Rockstar to release games like RDR on PC. Imagine a world where MS marketed itself and aligned its policies to be the ANTI-Apple open platform instead of trying to emulate them. Imagine a MS that didn't force DX versions to Windows upgrades. These are the reasons why PC gamers are down on MS.
 
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