Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2012 00:28 UTC
Games Valve's Gabe Newall on Linux and Windows 8: "We want to make it as easy as possible for the 2500 games on Steam to run on Linux as well. It's a hedging strategy. I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space. I think we'll lose some of the top-tier PC/OEMs, who will exit the market. I think margins will be destroyed for a bunch of people. If that's true, then it will be good to have alternatives to hedge against that eventuality."
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Comment by Wafflez
by Wafflez on Thu 26th Jul 2012 00:52 UTC
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ArsTechnica covered this too:

Newell is not a disinterested third party. Valve makes money from the commission it takes on Steam sales. Windows 8, with its built-in Windows Store, challenges that revenue source. Features such as Xbox LIVE integration could make the Windows Store and Windows 8 a more appealing platform for gamers and developers alike than Steam.

That, I think, is a fine journalism. They not only present with "boo boo window 8 suxx", but also give an opinion that Microsoft's App Store will take a lot of Valve's money.

And I know that I'd rather have Live integration than that POS steam client.

So, yeah. ;)

Edited 2012-07-26 00:58 UTC

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