20 Year-Old Designs A Better Windows Than Microsoft

I like Windows 8, but only because its desktop mode is basically Windows 7 with faster boot times. The thought of using the "tablet" mode, or even swapping between the two, fills me with dread. Unless, that is, future versions of the operating system look like Jay Machalani's design. » 12/12/13 10:00pm 12/12/13 10:00pm

Windows 8 Was A "Giant Sadness", Says Valve Boss Gabe Newell

He's rarely had kind words to say about Microsoft's latest operating system, but in the same interview with The Verge in which he spoke at length about his company's plans for a "Steam Box" PC, Valve boss Gabe Newell also talks about Windows 8. » 1/09/13 2:30am 1/09/13 2:30am

Gamers, Relax, Windows 8 is Fine (For Now)

Windows 8 has its problems. Some of these are immediate, others hypothetical (and potentially graver in nature). But I'm finding, as I write this using the operating system, having been playing games using the operating system, the negativity over Microsoft's latest Windows seems a little extreme. » 11/04/12 11:00pm 11/04/12 11:00pm

Xbox Music Sounds Amazing (If You Use Microsoft Devices)

First announced back at E3, Microsoft today revealed the first serious details about its Xbox Music service, which will use the cloud to stream a music catalogue across platforms like the Xbox 360, PC and Windows 8 tablets. » 10/15/12 1:00am 10/15/12 1:00am

Nothing Says Windows 8 Quite Like Anime Schoolgirls

Microsoft and anime girls are not strangers in Japan. In fact, you could say that Microsoft and Japanese anime girls are a thing. And not a new thing at that!

For Windows 7, Microsoft had an OS character—or OS-tan, as they're called. OS-tans are anime personifications of operating systems that are created online by… » 10/12/12 4:30am 10/12/12 4:30am

You Won't Be Able to Buy Adult Games on Windows 8's Marketplace

Casey Muratori wrote a great piece yesterday speaking out against Microsoft's Windows 8 for all kinds of reasons, but one point that struck me was his suggestion that, because there are age restrictions on the operating system's marketplace, this would affect adult video games. » 10/10/12 11:30pm 10/10/12 11:30pm

Notch: "I'd rather have minecraft not run on win 8 at all than to play…

Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft, is in the rare position to be able to do just about whatever he wants and say whatever he feels. So the man whose game is tearing up the charts on Xbox Live Arcade (more than three million copies sold)... the man who has said publicly that he "loves" working with Microsoft… » 9/27/12 8:30pm 9/27/12 8:30pm