Windows 8 - Really Not Good For Gamers?
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:15 PM
I really like Windows 8 and the Desktop environment works great for me. I can install Steam, Origin and all the games which can be installed in Windows 7 but still "Windows 8 Is Not Good For Gamers" according to a Kotaku's journalist.
Read the article here and post if you agree with her or not:
"The major issues are twofold: first, Microsoft has inserted several extra steps into the process of performing basic functions like "launching a program" or "shutting down the system." Second, the parallel tracks of the "Metro" and Desktop environments give it what feels like a split personality. The overall result makes it challenging to navigate smoothly, and will likely frustrate many gamers."
"It's great that I can see that my friend has a beacon set for Mass Effect 3 multiplayer on her Xbox, but that does me absolutely no good if I am running the game on Windows through Origin. Rather than having a useful social connection, we're staring at each other through unbreakable glass."
"After a few days wading through the disorganization that I felt Windows 8 forced on me, I can see why developers are concerned. Yes, existing programs like Steam and Origin run perfectly well in the Desktop environment. But the way they will have to publish and develop their games, going forward, may change dramatically. The "Games" feature built into the OS is, in every way that matters, a tablet-friendly version of XBox Live."
Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:27 AM
That's what I was thinking while reading the article. The gaming experience and performance, both are same as was in Windows 7. You don't have to use the extra gaming features if you don't like them.
Edited by USG Ishimura, 26 August 2012 - 05:28 AM.