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#ActualXanather

Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:29 AM

I think...

 

- If microsoft holds onto removing the start menu then Windows 8/Blue will never sell as well as windows XP/7 did on desktop PC's (including the loss in growth on desktops) and the Valve's focus on the Linux change for steam probably wont work (at-least for the next few years).

 

- Indie games will still be increasing in popularity.

 

- Better NPC AI due to significant breakthroughs in AI (this might be further in the future though).

 

the only 1 i question is the last, do you have some basis for why you think AI is due for a "significant breakthrough"?

 

I edit it, after re-reading it, it did sounds a little funny. Something will probably happen to AI in the future and will probably affect game AI so I just put it there

- If microsoft holds onto removing the start menu then Windows 8/Blue will never sell as well as windows XP/7 did on desktop PC's (including the loss in growth on desktops) and the Valve's focus on the Linux change for steam probably wont work (at-least for the next few years).

Huh, any reason why a lack of start menu would be bad? They could come up with something better in the future, you know (then again, as long as I can access programs by just pressing a few keys on the keyboard I'm happy).

 

I wouldn't bet so much on the Valve one, though. Sure, with things as-is I see it unlikely that will ever change, but there's always the possibility of some killer app coming out of nowhere and taking everybody by surprise. But of course, good luck predicting that, it's the very kind of thing that tends to break predictions =P

Maybe if they changed the start menu a bit it might be better, but right now I just cant ever see myself using the new start menu/metro UI on windows 8 at all (just stick in desktop mode).


#1Xanather

Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:29 AM

I think...

 

- If microsoft holds onto removing the start menu then Windows 8/Blue will never sell as well as windows XP/7 did on desktop PC's (including the loss in growth on desktops) and the Valve's focus on the Linux change for steam probably wont work (at-least for the next few years).

 

- Indie games will still be increasing in popularity.

 

- Better NPC AI due to significant breakthroughs in AI (this might be further in the future though).

 

the only 1 i question is the last, do you have some basis for why you think AI is due for a "significant breakthrough"?

 

I edit it, after re-reading it, it did sounds a little funny. Something will probably happen to AI in the future and will probably affect game AI so I just put it there

- If microsoft holds onto removing the start menu then Windows 8/Blue will never sell as well as windows XP/7 did on desktop PC's (including the loss in growth on desktops) and the Valve's focus on the Linux change for steam probably wont work (at-least for the next few years).

Huh, any reason why a lack of start menu would be bad? They could come up with something better in the future, you know (then again, as long as I can access programs by just pressing a few keys on the keyboard I'm happy).

 

I wouldn't bet so much on the Valve one, though. Sure, with things as-is I see it unlikely that will ever change, but there's always the possibility of some killer app coming out of nowhere and taking everybody by surprise. But of course, good luck predicting that, it's the very kind of thing that tends to break predictions =P

Maybe if they changed the start menu a bit it might be better, but right now I just cant ever see myself using the new start menu on windows 8 at all.


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