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[–] archvile7 2 points 37 points (+39|-2) ago 

I'm pretty sure the mass information gathering is more important to Microsoft than the gaming.

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[–] Dashippy 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

The gaming is important because they hope people will let that slide because of the great gaming support. Look at how people didn't react too much to the the news Kinect was almost always on, and watching you. I'm sure Bill Gates has seen me masturbate.

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[–] MistaMusick 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Yeah but kinect was garbage.

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[–] TheBeesTrees 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm sure Bill Gates has seen me masturbate.

Nah. He's got people for that.

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[–] ReverseEntropy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Customer's reactions is exactly why the always online aspect of the Xbox was changed.

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[–] piv0t 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

what do you - didn't react much? They literally pulled a 180 and removed the always online + kinect requirements for the x1 due to sales losses and complaints

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[–] SkepticalMartian 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

How do you gather mass information if people aren't using your OS a lot? Gaming is critical to that end too.

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[–] archvile7 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You're missing the point; the fact that most of the information gathering is opt-out rather than opt-in, coupled with the fact that 95% of users will not turn it off due to lack of knowledge/caring about it, means they will of course push their "free" OS to as many people as possible.

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[–] laancelot 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

Gaming is a critical reason for not uninstalling windows for a lot of people.

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[–] farwind 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Definitely the case for me.

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[–] Zuqoo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Why does people don't stay with Windows 7?

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[–] Fuck_Forgot_Password 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's "Why do people" and it's because the majority of user don't see all the data gathering because they only use the immediate front of their computers. They see the new product and hear it's supposed to contain more features and run faster.

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[–] Bitchrod 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Windows 7 will not, as I understand it, have DirectX 12, which will be increasingly needed over the next year and probably vital within 2 years.

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[–] Dracomarine 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Because people like using more up to date systems with better features maybe?

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[–] majink 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago  (edited ago)

"DirectX 12.1 Only $25.99!" - Microsoft in 12 months

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[–] Laserchalk 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

And it will be a yearly subscription thing like office 365

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[–] barset 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Choo choo mother fuckers all aboard Train Vulkan.

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[–] ninjai 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

"DirectX 12.1 Only $25.99 a month!"

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[–] majink 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hey now, they're bad but they're not EA bad... who am I kidding, $25.99 A DAY.

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[–] farwind 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Sure hope so. It'd push all the developers to linux.

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[–] tophatz 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

The only reason I have a windows partition is for gaming, I don't use it for anything else.

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[–] sergeantslate 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Unfortunately their target "gamer" is not me at all.

I just want a simple OS with a basic unobtrusive GUI that runs games smoothly and doesn't violate my privacy. Sadly for me, windows doesn't want to entertain that idea.

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[–] Ralesblasband 3 points 5 points (+8|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Honestly, I'm pretty much done with Windows. Yes, I'll use it on my work computer because I have to, but my home and laptops are all getting switched to Linux. I'm perfectly happy to be a console gamer if it means that I'm not personally supporting Windows information nonsense and rolling licenses.

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[–] jacob7395 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I still game on windows 7 but I will not be upgrading to that monstrosity.

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[–] RedLeader 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I heard there is an update for Win 7 that will include the spying shit that 10 has. Is this true? Can it be avoided? I'd love some instruction.

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[–] HeavyBrain 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You better not, my dad tried it and that fucked the system up completly.

He had to whip his HDD clean TWICE till he was able to use 7 again.

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[–] Ispankdamonkey 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

You're perfectly happy being a console gamer.. So if you have an Xbox One guess what?....

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[–] ninjai 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Exactly. Xbox One does basically the same shit.

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[–] Ralesblasband 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That, my friend, certainly is a problem, but it's not as bad as my computer.

The difference between the Xbox and a computer is that I do everything from conduct business, shop, socialize, watch movies and just generally screw around on a computer. On the Xbox I'm largely playing one person RPGs, strategy games, or my kids are playing shooting games. I don't use it for anything else -- even though it would be very nice and convenient to run all of the house's entertainment stuff through it. But the downside of sharing all of that with Microsoft is just too much for me.

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[–] Elys 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Why the fuck would I want Office on my Xbox?

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[–] barset 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

So you can play Eve via Excel.

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[–] StuffThatSandwich 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Cool, so give us halo 3 already, fuckers.

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