i see this as bad for the gaming community. at m$ he might help make a stronger windows gaming enviroment but that jsut means more DX titles and less of a move to opengl or somethign like that so we can escape m$ altogether
Suggestion for Jason Holtman, if XB1 and Windows 8 are share core kernel then have any game bought digital only playable on both platforms. I play at home on the console then go round to a friends house, "hey dude, I can play this game on your XB1 too, but ohnoez you have a PC instead", but then you launch the Xbox App in W8, login with XBLive and can play on the PC too - finally unite the PC / console divide
Why disagree to more competition? I mean if you don't want to split your library, keep buying from Steam exclusively. It's up to you. If Microsoft do manage to make their platform a major competitor, Steam would be forced to offer even better services and innovate more to stay in the game, so even if you wouldn't touch the Microsoft client with a ten feet pole, you'd still benefit.