Gaming remains a very important part of the PC puzzle, and though the main focus of Microsoft has shifted towards its Xbox console, the release of Windows 8 has opened up new possibilities for Redmond on the mobile front. Mobile in this case being the various form factors — PC, tablets and smartphones. Nevertheless,...

With its Xbox Live integration and strong gaming presence, Windows 8 tablets have the potential to become the de facto tablet experience for the core gamer. At least they would, if Microsoft wasn’t shooting itself in the foot with a new decision. Windows 8 Marketplace will not carry RATED M (or PEGI 18 in Europe)...

Opinions regarding Windows 8 have to be some of the most mixed and scattered I’ve ever seen. People say they love Metro, people say they hate it. You hear about how Windows is too late for tablets and then you hear that a burst of tablet sales will arrive in 2012 sometime and that the Windows release is right on...

For those who haven’t followed my previous posts, I went ahead and made Windows Developer Preview my primary OS for a little over a month. During this time I really found that I enjoyed the operating system, although there was nothing about it that particularly made it BETTER to me than Windows 7. I generally used the...