Microsoft Fails PC Gamers?

Microsoft Fails PC Gamers on Daily Game (thanks Voodoo Extreme) offers some harsh criticism of Microsoft's Games for Windows initiative. Taking MS to task for Vista-only games, the shortcomings of the PC editions of Halo 2 and Shadowrun, and premium functionality that's free in existing applications, the article asks, with tongue-in-cheek, whether Redmond is trying to kill off PC gaming altogether. Turning to constructive criticism, the piece then offers several suggestions on how to address their complaints.
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Want to keep PC gaming going strong and leave MS behind? Get more developers to include Linux builds. UT2004 did this (I believe Epic has done it with other games as well). Runs great and no Windows needed.

As soon as gamers (along with developers and publishers) realize that Windows is not needed for PC gaming things will turn around. Price of a game, $50 or so. Price of a Linux distro...well, how much does a single blank CD-R cost?


Remember when PC gaming started out and the games came on floppies with their own boot discs? No OS needed (usually). It's the same idea.


Yes, I've become a Linux fanboy. Give me a good reason not to be.

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