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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RE: Comment by Wafflez
by flynn on Thu 26th Jul 2012 03:18 UTC in reply to "Comment by Wafflez"
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Microsoft's App Store will take a lot of Valve's money.

No, it won't. You are severely underestimating PC gamers' love of Gaben and hatred of GFWL.

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

You are in the severe minority. Live integration on PC exists, it's called Games For Windows LIVE, and it's universally reviled as an ungodly abortion of a system. Look at all those people that were clamoring for a PC port of Dark Souls claiming they would buy it in a second; most of them are now whining and back peddling after the GFWL integration was announced.

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