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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Linux is borderline idiotic for a non-coding home user.



I don't get the Vista hate. I mean, I understand people not liking the mandatory DX10 issue, and disappointment in what Vista ultimately is, but this is not the next Me. Yes, there are performance issues on slightly older PCs. But there will not be with new ones. And how many of you currently have DX10 cards in your system? How many are waiting to build a new system before you bother with a DX10 card? Why not buy Vista when you build that system?

I have no intention of upgrading. Nor should I. XP is the perfect OS for my hardware. But I only have one core and I only have 2 GB of RAM. When I have more I'll want a different OS. So when I build a new PC I'll be very happy to build it around Vista.

Hate the Vista marketing with DX10, fine, but how does that reflect upon the OS itself? From what I've found most people that hate the OS either do so for the marketing, from performance on their older hardware, or due to performance issues during the beta that have since been fixed.

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