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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jgagnon
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2008-06-24

And that is the kicker for me. I like dabbling with my little touch screen devices, but for gaming I WANT the real buttons and the textured feedback. Virtual buttons on a flat screen makes the endeavor far less appealing. Gaming on a PC with a mouse/trackball and keyboard is infinitely more entertaining to me than a touchscreen.

Having said that, for non gaming stuff, my 5" mini tablet gives me a world of information and opportunity at my fingertips. And that I really like.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Buttons vs. screen-buttons, sure (when it comes to games designed for buttons) ...but then you jump to praising mouse/trackball on such basis? Mouse is quite feedback-less - it feels always the same, all mouse games are built around the simplistic mechanic of pointing at stuff quite disconnected from the input device.
(and phone screens have enough of texture to similarly feel movement, when pointing/dragging, and they have ~force-feedback built in)

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