Gaming's Future at MS

Microsoft's big PC plans on GameSpot outlines what they've learned about what the near-future holds as far as gaming goes at the Redmond software giant. Word is there will not be a Direct X 10 (Direct X X?) anytime soon, as they gear up for the release of their next operating system, codenamed "Longhorn." There are also details on plans for a "standard controller," and word that MS wants users to consider gaming to be a primary reason to upgrade to Longhorn. Here's a bit on Longhorn gaming:
As has been rumored, Longhorn will likely include a major overhaul in Window's visual presentation, which may include 3D interface elements. Lester also said it would include a special "My Games" view that would centralize all the matchmaking, control panel settings, patching tools, and game lists and make such tasks much simpler. Microsoft is working on streamlining a number of current technical trouble areas, like the installation process and display drivers, and will centralize game updates through a Windows Update-like patch server. It's also looking into making it possible to run Windows games directly from the CD without installation. Somewhat more straightforward features include adding sophisticated matchmaking into Microsoft Messenger and parental controls over which users can play certain games.
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Re: No subject
Mar 17, 2003, 21:24
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Mar 17, 2003, 21:24
 
hippie go defend your useless United Nations.


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No subject
Mar 17, 2003, 18:39
No subject Mar 17, 2003, 18:39
Mar 17, 2003, 18:39
 
Of course there is no good reason to go into Iraq anyway.
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The possible pain, suffering and sacrifice of discovery are by no means an excuse to remain ignorant.

The bartering of things sought earned are by a means which only little men can abide by and hope to achieve.
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Re: Edit message #59
Mar 17, 2003, 02:30
Re: Edit message #59 Mar 17, 2003, 02:30
Mar 17, 2003, 02:30
 
people who think that this about oil are the most uninformed on the subject.

There are only about a million reasons that the US is not interested in Iraqi oil, but I am willing to bet that if you can figure it out on your own, my explaining to you problely won't inlighten you anymore.

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Mar 17, 2003, 00:27
Re: Edit message #59 Mar 17, 2003, 00:27
Mar 17, 2003, 00:27
 
GEROGE BURSH IS A DUMB BPIECH OF SHIT AND HE WNAST TO GO TO WAR

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Mar 16, 2003, 21:00
Re: Edit message #59 Mar 16, 2003, 21:00
Mar 16, 2003, 21:00
 

Saddam - "Yes I am an asshole, but I can only really fuck over my neighbors, my missiles are not big enough. damn you for wanting a piece of my 20+ billion dollar a year oil exports"

Bush's response- "ATTACK!"

N. Korea - "Um, we have nukes [even though we agreed not to have them before] oh btw we have Missiles that can reach the west coast of USA and we are not going to do anything about that either"

Bush's Response- "We can solve this diplomatically"

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Mar 16, 2003, 14:59
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Mar 16, 2003, 14:59
 
Here I am, just stumbling through a thread and I come upon this. Of all the mean, cruel things to say...



Not talking to you anymore ;P,
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Mar 15, 2003, 23:46
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Mar 15, 2003, 23:46
 
So where is the part when we hear how this war is in the name of the president's convenient deity?
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The possible pain, suffering and sacrifice of discovery are by no means an excuse to remain ignorant.

The bartering of things sought earned are by a means which only little men can abide by and hope to achieve.
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Mar 15, 2003, 23:29
No subject Mar 15, 2003, 23:29
Mar 15, 2003, 23:29
 
the only reason all this war shit is going on is because the US needs resources.
nobody is any sort of 'enemy' per se, but everybody has their way of saying, 'back off, get your own sandwich'.
and Bush wants their sandwich.

anyhow, I personally think that this would be a good thing for Microsoft to do, that is, overhauling their video game manufacturing centre.
I personally wouldn't mind designing games for Microsoft (good people, good advertising, great budget, etc...) but the fact remains that Microsoft outsources everything.
At current, I cannot fathom Microsoft developing games for the computer, but who knows, with the right person in charge (I honestly hope a woman takes up the leading role)they could seriously corner the market. It's scary and very true.

Well, whatever... I'm drunk.
Goodnight.

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Re: Not Really...
Mar 14, 2003, 22:42
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Re: Not Really... Mar 14, 2003, 22:42
Mar 14, 2003, 22:42
 
"First of all, Saddam and Osama are not linked. Secondly, Saddam is only a threat to his neighbors. Thirdly, N. Korea is the real enemy..."


That'll be your little secret.

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Not Really...
Mar 14, 2003, 05:53
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Not Really... Mar 14, 2003, 05:53
Mar 14, 2003, 05:53
 
First of all, Saddam and Osama are not linked. Secondly, Saddam is only a threat to his neighbors. Thirdly, N. Korea is the real enemy, and last but not least:

We need to stop putting bases on Muslim holy land, spitting in the face of other countries, and stepping on toes in the U.N.

Wonder what the U.N.'s founders, Mr. Churchill and FDR would think about the way Bush talks about their vision.

-A Proud American

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Wimp
Mar 14, 2003, 04:48
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Wimp Mar 14, 2003, 04:48
Mar 14, 2003, 04:48
 
I suppose you would like Saddam and Osama to come rob your house, burn it to the ground, and f**k your wife in the ass? Tree-Hugger, why don't you go move to a country for wimps like you - mmmm... maybe France?

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Re: Valve's Steam anyone?
Mar 14, 2003, 01:50
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Re: Valve's Steam anyone? Mar 14, 2003, 01:50
Mar 14, 2003, 01:50
 
Unless Bush gets the world destroyed.

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Re: Valve's Steam anyone?
Mar 13, 2003, 23:09
nin
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Re: Valve's Steam anyone? Mar 13, 2003, 23:09
Mar 13, 2003, 23:09
nin
 
I'm so fried right now I missed that.
I'm going to sleep. Wake me in 2005.

Rough day, man? Weekend's just around the corner...

Just think: by 2005, we'll have processors and video cards that can run doom3 with everything turned on!

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Re: Valve's Steam anyone?
Mar 13, 2003, 22:25
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Re: Valve's Steam anyone? Mar 13, 2003, 22:25
Mar 13, 2003, 22:25
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Whoa, fredster's doing haiku's now...

I'm so fried right now I missed that.

I'm going to sleep. Wake me in 2005.

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Re: Valve's Steam anyone?
Mar 13, 2003, 21:35
nin
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Re: Valve's Steam anyone? Mar 13, 2003, 21:35
Mar 13, 2003, 21:35
nin
 
Whoa, fredster's doing haiku's now...


fredster trolls the board
thinks hard but says very little
but which is the true fred?


Damn, it's contagious!


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Re: Valve's Steam anyone?
Mar 13, 2003, 20:09
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Re: Valve's Steam anyone? Mar 13, 2003, 20:09
Mar 13, 2003, 20:09
 
a hebrew deserves burial in the earth.
you are shit friend
do not speak to me

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Re: Valve's Steam anyone?
Mar 13, 2003, 10:41
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Re: Valve's Steam anyone? Mar 13, 2003, 10:41
Mar 13, 2003, 10:41
 
Surely, as much news as he submits, he posts here...
Or perhaps, as much news as he submits, he knows better...or has better things to do with his time.

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Re: Valve's Steam anyone?
Mar 13, 2003, 08:58
nin
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Re: Valve's Steam anyone? Mar 13, 2003, 08:58
Mar 13, 2003, 08:58
nin
 
Mike Martinez is classic. I would like to see Blue say something about him

I agree. I just thought it would be funny if someone like Mike (who's obviously up on the latest news), would (as a joke) post as someone who isn't up on anything at all.

Surely, as much news as he submits, he posts here...

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Re: Valve's Steam anyone?
Mar 13, 2003, 08:30
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Re: Valve's Steam anyone? Mar 13, 2003, 08:30
Mar 13, 2003, 08:30
 
> I thought it'd be funny if Mike Martinez and fredster were the same person (no offence to Mike!).

Mike Martinez is classic. I would like to see Blue say something about him



> Did you "thinked" about steam? Durrr! Duuurr!!! Good thinkin wilbur! Narf.

Hehe, thanks hebrew_national, i've corrected that sentence.

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Gaming OS
Mar 13, 2003, 06:53
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Gaming OS Mar 13, 2003, 06:53
Mar 13, 2003, 06:53
 
I think all this Pro/Anti MS/Linux bullshit has gone way too far. Hopefully we┬┤ll see a pure gaming OS in the near future.

MCW

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