When it comes to its competitors, Redmond has one immediate and remarkable advantage. Thanks in no small parts to its Xbox line of console, gaming is one area where Microsoft has Google, Apple and friends thoroughly beat. The House of Windows is also well ahead in the cloud arena with Windows Azure, though Google also...

So a lot of blogs (including mine) have been reporting that Windows 8 will be the operating system that refocuses PC users on gaming. According to Techradar: A relaunched Games for Windows marketplace was a recent fillip, but it is the hiring of Rahul Sood, the founder of gaming computer brand Voodoo PC and previously...