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User Info: SampsonM

SampsonM
3 years ago#1
At a meeting of 500 directors and above, [Steve Ballmer] talked about Windows 8 and its failures. In another, he spoke of creating gamer-focused PCs, as if he had years to go in his tenure. In another, he apparently cried at the prospect that there would be no more years.


http://allthingsd.com/20131216/will-microsoft-name-its-ceo-before-the-new-year-weary-microsoft-employees-hope-for-even-sooner/?mod=atd_homepage_carousel
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User Info: Monkeymage

Monkeymage
3 years ago#2
They had their chance with Windows Live and they utterly destroyed any kind of consumer confidence in their ability to offer a gamer-focused platform at every single turn.

PC Gamers are more leery of Microsoft than ever, the casual market is console and mobile-focused, and I'm pretty sure that the XBox division has been losing money for a while....trying to offer more hardware would be suicidal. I don't see it happening.
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User Info: CommonJoe

CommonJoe
3 years ago#3
And people think PC gaming is dying when you have this crap coming about.

pfft
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User Info: MaxCHEATER64

MaxCHEATER64
3 years ago#4
Honestly, I see this as a reaction to the oncoming threat of Valve.
I mean, look at it. If Valve plays their cards right, they have the chance to steal Microsoft's throne in every place where it matters: operating systems in PCs, and consoles in...consoles. If Microsoft is reduced to "that company that makes Office"...and Valve is going to do that. MS obviously sees that and wants to put up a fight.

Of course, after the complete catastrophe of GFWL, that isn't going to happen.
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#5
MS already has their own gaming platform
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User Info: GoIrish80

GoIrish80
3 years ago#6
Just release your god damn 1st party games on PC consistently and build up some equity back with the pc gaming community.

Releasing Halo/Forza/Gears of War/Dead Rising on PC isn't going to freaking destroy your Xbox sales.
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User Info: Slayn

Slayn
3 years ago#7
This article is so poorly written, it seems to be satire. If it is satire, it's poorly written for even that.
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User Info: biohazard1775

biohazard1775
3 years ago#8
Hopefully this means Microsoft will actually care about PC gaming again but that's too much to expect from them.
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User Info: ezekiel702

ezekiel702
3 years ago#9
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
Honestly, I see this as a reaction to the oncoming threat of Valve.
I mean, look at it. If Valve plays their cards right, they have the chance to steal Microsoft's throne in every place where it matters: operating systems in PCs, and consoles in...consoles. If Microsoft is reduced to "that company that makes Office"...and Valve is going to do that. MS obviously sees that and wants to put up a fight.

Of course, after the complete catastrophe of GFWL, that isn't going to happen.


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User Info: somebadlemonade

somebadlemonade
3 years ago#10
yea i don't even bother reading his posts anymore

he uses the code tags for every post just ignore him, sooner or later he'll just leave if everyone does it
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