Notch: Windows 8 Could be Very Bad for Games, We Need to Encourage Open Platforms

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http://www.ubuntuvibes.com – Valve CEO Gabe Newell recently slammed Microsoft's Windows 8 saying that is kind of a catastrophe for everybody in the PC space. In an interview with VentureBeat, he said that: One, we’re trying to make sure that Linux thrives. Our perception is that one of the big problems holding Linux back is the absence of games. I think that a lot of people — in their thinking about platforms — don’t realize how critical games are as a consumer driver of purchases and usage. So we’re going to continue working with the Linux distribution guys, shipping Steam, shipping our games, and making i (HowTos)