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

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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.


Mainly, how it's a "giant sadness". And how he finds the OS "unusable".

I look forward to the winning entries from the inevitable Giant Sadness Game Jam.


Exclusive interview: Valve's Gabe Newell on Steam Box, biometrics, and the future of gaming [The Verge]

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Luke Plunkett

I'm a little surprised. "Unusable"? It's entirely usable. I get his bitching about the closed nature of MS store, it's in his interests, but saying it's unusable sounds like trolling.