*Gabe Newell brands Windows 8 a 'catastrophe'
[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

Gabe Newell brands Windows 8 a 'catastrophe'

0

Ouch.

Whilst I haven't had a hands-on with Microsoft's upcoming OS, Gabe Newell was brutally honest when asked about his feelings on Windows 8 at an annual videogame conference in Seattle.

Making a rare public appearance at Casual Connect in Seattle, the Valve head honcho (and noted knife enthusiast) told former Microsoft VP of game publishing Ed Fries: "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."

As you can imagine, Gabe praised the openness of the PC platform as part of Valve's success, weighed in on touch-screen controls and why Valve wants the 2,500+ games on Steam to be playable on Linux platforms. Gabe also casually mentioned the $70,000 wearable computer that Valve has built ... wait, what?

Valve’s Gabe Newell on the Future of Games, Wearable Computers, Windows 8 and More [AllThingsD] [Image]

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Developer stuff #Gabe Newell #Linux #Microsoft #PC #Steam #Valve #Windows
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Alasdair DuncanContributor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts768Blogs 144Following49Followers64

Alasdair Duncan is that bearded, bespectacled Scotsman that covers PC gaming that is not Fraser Brown. A long time Destructoid community member and forum moderator, he covers adventure, puzzle, F... more
Trending on Destructoid:

 
 


Join the robot army! We're a family-owned site, updating multiple times a day (since 2006!) thanks to our Huge Members

User Avatar
swampsong


Since 9:02 AM on 09.02.2013

Nepugia
Nepugia


Since 8:11 PM on 08.25.2012

Animikean
Animikean


Since 3:51 PM on 09.21.2013

Tercio2002
Tercio2002


Since 5:12 AM on 02.09.2014

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!