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PC shipments to decline in 2012 for the first time since dot-com bust, can Windows 8 save the day?

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The global PC market will see worldwide shipments decline this year, which will mean a drop for the first time in 11 years, according to IHS’ iSuppli. More specifically, the technology research specialist expects a contraction of 1.2 percent: from 352.8 million units in 2011 to just 348.7 million in...
PC shipments to decline in 2012 for the first time since dot-com bust, can Windows 8 save the day?

Minecraft creator tells Microsoft to 'stop trying to ruin the PC'

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The creator of the popular game Minecraft, Markus Persson, took to Twitter on Thursday to slam Microsoft over Windows 8. Persson's critique is the latest to emerge from the gaming world, which is bad news for Microsoft, as the company seeks the support of software developers to ensure Windows...
Minecraft creator tells Microsoft to 'stop trying to ruin the PC'
Microsoft reassures companies that Windows 8 won't destroy their businesses

Video-Game Publishing CEO Trash Talks Windows 8

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Valve chief executive Gabe Newell said Microsoft's new OS "is kind of a catastrophe for everybody in the PC space."...
Video-Game Publishing CEO Trash Talks Windows 8
Intel names COO Brian Krzanich as its new CEO, will start May 16
Deconstructing Gabe Newell's oddly profound quote on Apple and the future of the living room
Windows 8 speeds to fourth-most used OS among PC gamers according to Steam survey

Gabe Newell: Steam Box's biggest threat isn't consoles, it's Apple

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The biggest danger facing the success of Steam Box or any other PC ecosystem hoping to find space in the living room is Apple, according to a lecture given by Valve co-founder Gabe Newell to a class at the University of Texas' LBJ School of Public Affairs. "The threat...
Gabe Newell: Steam Box's biggest threat isn't consoles, it's Apple

Dell XPS One 27 review roundup: an all-in-one PC worth owning

www.engadget.com
Let's be honest here: there hasn't been an overly compelling option in the all-in-one PC space in a really, really long time. Not to say there weren't decent options, but that "blow you away" factor has been missing for a good while. No more. Dell's wildly handsome XPS One...
Dell XPS One 27 review roundup: an all-in-one PC worth owning
The rumor that won't die: Apple's perpetually pending video game console

Intel’s first smartphone coming this week

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Intel’s first smartphone will be hitting store shelves sooner than expected, featuring the company’s new efforts in making chips for mobile devices. The news came straight from the horse’s mouth on Tuesday when chief executive Paul Otellini surprised investors on the call by announcing a launch “later this week.” The...
Intel’s first smartphone coming this week

Steam's Newell: Windows 8 "catastrophe" driving Valve to embrace Linux

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Valve head—and one-time Microsoft employee—Gabe Newell has branded Windows 8 "a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space" at videogame conference Casual Connect in Seattle. The Valve boss continued, saying that in the fallout from Windows 8, "we'll lose some of the top-tier PC/OEMs, who will exit the market. I...
Steam's Newell: Windows 8 "catastrophe" driving Valve to embrace Linux
Windows 8 is 'a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space'
Valve confirms Steam Box coming in 2013, says it will compete with next-gen consoles

This week at Microsoft: Internet Explorer, Dell, and an earnings cycle

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Happy Friday friends, it’s been quite the week. Today in this post we will focus on three stories, keeping ourselves light as this entry is a bit late today. Ensure that you are following TNW Microsoft on both Twitter, and Facebook, and let’s dive right in. Microsoft + Dell Microsoft...
This week at Microsoft: Internet Explorer, Dell, and an earnings cycle
Minecraft creator doesn't want to 'play along' with Microsoft on Windows 8
Why AMD needs to kick into high gear -- or be left behind by Intel and ARM

Indie game developer echoes Valve's Gabe Newell on Windows 8: "No thank you, Microsoft"

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An independent video game developer has added to concerns raised by Valve’s Gabe Newell about Windows 8 being a “catastrophe”. Chris Delay, Creative Director of Introversion Software and Designer of Uplink, Defcon, Darwinia and Multiwinia, said on a Reddit thread: “If Microsoft manage to close Windows and get to the...
Indie game developer echoes Valve's Gabe Newell on Windows 8: "No thank you, Microsoft"

Roll of the DICE: Videogame Leaders to Nominate the Industry's Best Tonight

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The videogame industry is hosting an Oscars-like ceremony tonight in Las Vegas, where a few hundred of the top leaders will recognize the achievements in the interactive arts and sciences. The winners for the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards are decided on by members of the Academy of Interactive Arts...
Roll of the DICE: Videogame Leaders to Nominate the Industry's Best Tonight

Bluestacks Inks Deal With Asus to Bundle Its Android-on-Windows Software

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Taiwanese computer maker Asus has signed a deal with startup BlueStacks to pre-load that company’s software, which allows Android apps to run on Windows computers. The pact will give Asus PC buyers six months of free access to Android apps, with an option to upgrade to BlueStacks premium options. “This...
Bluestacks Inks Deal With Asus to Bundle Its Android-on-Windows Software

PC market shrinks year-on-year: can Windows 8 save it now?

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Quarterly figures from Gartner and IDC show that the PC market contracted on an annual basis, and been flat in sales. Will the arrival of Windows 8 in November revive it?Can anything save the PC? The industry is giving it all it's got - ultrabooks, faster chips - but so...
PC market shrinks year-on-year: can Windows 8 save it now?
Razer Announces Haswell-based Blade, Blade Pro Gaming Notebooks

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell says Apple is the biggest threat to Steam Box

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Gabe Newell, the co-founder of gaming company Valve, has revealed that he views Apple, rather than traditional gaming consoles, as the biggest competitive threat to the Steam Box and other PC-based entertainment solutions looking to enter the living room, according to Polygon. Newell made the remarks during a lecture at...
Valve co-founder Gabe Newell says Apple is the biggest threat to Steam Box

Forget the Hype Behind Windows 8 on ARM, Try Windows XP on EVO 3D

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While the hype in the tablet and PC space behind Microsoft’s camp may be Windows 8 running with satisfying prowess on ARM processors, hackers aren’t stopping there and have taken matters into their own hands. With dual-core gigahertz plus ARM CPUs on current flagship smartphones today, hackers have now successfully...
Forget the Hype Behind Windows 8 on ARM, Try Windows XP on EVO 3D

Could this be the year of the Linux desktop?

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In the 21 years or so since its inception, Linux has gained some amazing enthusiast street cred, but failed time and again to enter the mainstream. This year, however, may afford it an opportunity it’s never had before: to gain the momentum necessary to join the big boys in the...
Could this be the year of the Linux desktop?
Valve's Gabe Newell says Apple TV, not consoles, is the biggest threat to Steam Box

Windows 8 is 'not awesome for Blizzard either' says studio exec

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Calling Windows 8 "a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space" may not endear Valve's Gabe Newell to the folks at Microsoft, but it struck a chord with a member of Blizzard Entertainment's top brass. Rob Pardo, Executive Vice President of Game Design at the Irvine-based company, took to...
Windows 8 is 'not awesome for Blizzard either' says studio exec

Windows 8 on ARM kills the Windows software ecosystem

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Microsoft has given its users an unprecedented view into the development of Windows 8 but nothing matches the scope of the latest unveil. Steven Sinofksy himself has descended from his lofty throne and taken up pen and paper to describe Windows on ARM (WOA) in great detail. The full article...
Windows 8 on ARM kills the Windows software ecosystem

Ex-founder: Razer takes Voodoo PC's place, has Apple cachet

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Voodoo PC founder and former HP veteran Rahul Sood in a commentary put Razer in a unique position among Windows PC builders. He saw it at a minimum inheriting the title Voodoo had before HP bought it, taking over the high-end gaming PC space. Razer's new Blade notebook also represented...
Ex-founder: Razer takes Voodoo PC's place, has Apple cachet
Star Citizen's Chris Roberts discusses upping the ante on PC gaming
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