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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Haven't read the link yet but seems to me that MS has no intention to kill off PC gaming because the profit margins are far, far higher. MS hasn't made money on the entire xbox line yet, right? Also isn't Games for Windows more about bringing xbox people to the PC, not the other way around?

Profit margins would make sense, if Microsoft actually made money off of PC games. But they do not, except for the ones they publish themselves. Devs don't pay MS a tax to produce a game for Windows. Except now I imagine they do, if they want to get into the "Games for Windows" program.

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