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 Wafflez on Thu 26th Jul 2012 13:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by Wafflez"
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Yes, I haven't used Live for Windows (only on xBox), but if you all say it's buggy and so on...

The reason why Steam is POS because it's part of a fragmentation. And if I would play a game with Steam integration, that doesn't help me to be in touch with my friends who are playing Battlefield (hello Origin!) or Diablo (hello!).

Now when any of my friends play anything on xBox - we still can form a party and chat away, join each other's game within a two clicks, etc. I just thought that Live integration would bring all these features into poor PC gaming world... ;)

Edited 2012-07-26 13:49 UTC

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