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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Yes, I've become a Linux fanboy. Give me a good reason not to be.
How about this: most new games still don't have Linux executables. A large number of mods are distributed as Windows installs and are hard to install in Linux. Wine is iffy at best. Shall I go on?

Your suggestion that games (along with developers and publishers) should realize that Windows is not needed for PC gaming is a good one. However, gamers won't (and shouldn't) make that realization until the developers and publishers do first. The simple fact of the matter is that at the current time, Windows is actually needed for PC gaming. That's not going to magically change just because a lot of gamers start using Linux. The developers and publishers need to start making the switch before gamers can leave Windows behind.

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