Steam head Jason Holtman has left Microsoft

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#2 Posted by PredatorRules (7064 posts) -

Well good for him, I don't see how Microsoft got anything to do with gaming anyway, except for marketing their Xone

#3 Posted by FelipeInside (25044 posts) -

That's a shame, I was hoping that he would push for more PC gaming at MS.

#4 Edited by nutcrackr (12282 posts) -

And it's gone.

Seriously, this is bad news just like the other times when the PC guys have left MS. I would not be surprised if he left because he was facing far too much resistance in the company and nobody really cared about what he wanted to do. Once again history is repeating itself and you'll see poor PC gaming support until they hire some other fresh face.

#5 Edited by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -

I predict the PC gaming industry will start to move away from Windows and into the Steam Machine world.

I also see MIcrosoft providing an OS similar to Google Chrome that will meet 90% of home consumer needs. They might make a version of windows for gaming but something tells me they will not. In fact I think Xbox is going to get sold because I really do not see cable TV as the future.

#6 Posted by Jimmy_Russell (419 posts) -

@SEANMCAD said:

I predict the PC gaming industry will start to move away from Windows and into the Steam Machine world.

Not a chance. You can argue why all day, but you're still wrong.

#7 Posted by FelipeInside (25044 posts) -

@SEANMCAD said:

I predict the PC gaming industry will start to move away from Windows and into the Steam Machine world.

I also see MIcrosoft providing an OS similar to Google Chrome that will meet 90% of home consumer needs. They might make a version of windows for gaming but something tells me they will not. In fact I think Xbox is going to get sold because I really do not see cable TV as the future.

This made me think of you today: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2097460/chromebooks-getting-vmware-virtual-desktop-service.html

And actually Google ASKED for it. Told you Chromebook wasn't as popular as you thought (or would like), they are now trying to save it by running Windows on it.

#8 Posted by insane_metalist (5862 posts) -

@SEANMCAD said:

I predict the PC gaming industry will start to move away from Windows and into the Steam Machine world.

I also see MIcrosoft providing an OS similar to Google Chrome that will meet 90% of home consumer needs. They might make a version of windows for gaming but something tells me they will not. In fact I think Xbox is going to get sold because I really do not see cable TV as the future.

Steam machine world? You're a funny guy..

#9 Posted by 8-Bitterness (3707 posts) -

@SEANMCAD said:

I predict the PC gaming industry will start to move away from Windows and into the Steam Machine world.

I also see MIcrosoft providing an OS similar to Google Chrome that will meet 90% of home consumer needs. They might make a version of windows for gaming but something tells me they will not. In fact I think Xbox is going to get sold because I really do not see cable TV as the future.

Jesus christ dude, lol. Denser than pound cake, man, what the hell is the "Steam Machine" world? Do you know what you're talking about? Why do you do this?

#10 Posted by AlexKidd5000 (1733 posts) -

@SEANMCAD said:

I predict the PC gaming industry will start to move away from Windows and into the Steam Machine world.

I also see MIcrosoft providing an OS similar to Google Chrome that will meet 90% of home consumer needs. They might make a version of windows for gaming but something tells me they will not. In fact I think Xbox is going to get sold because I really do not see cable TV as the future.

Jesus christ dude, lol. Denser than pound cake, man, what the hell is the "Steam Machine" world? Do you know what you're talking about? Why do you do this?

Steam Machines will have there place, but they probably won't take over. But I WOULD like PC gaming to move to linux completely, so that no one has to deal with Microsoft anymore.

#11 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16108 posts) -

That's a shame, I was hoping that he would push for more PC gaming at MS.

Perhaps he did, but we all know MS isn't interested in PC gaming anymore, even if we would like that to be different.

#12 Posted by Gallowhand (476 posts) -

If only Valve had called it the SteampunkOS...ah, well. :P

I'm not surprised this Holtman fellow has moved on. I mean, he went from basically a flat almost no-tier organisation (Valve) to Microsoft with its multiple tiers where each decision has to go up through the chain of command and back down again before you can do anything (at least according to Molyneux, who apparently spent much of his time twiddling his thumbs and coming up with new sandwich fillings).

#13 Posted by FelipeInside (25044 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@FelipeInside said:

That's a shame, I was hoping that he would push for more PC gaming at MS.

Perhaps he did, but we all know MS isn't interested in PC gaming anymore, even if we would like that to be different.

Or perhaps he isn't a good worker and left cause it was too much to handle?

We'll never know.

#14 Posted by Code135 (796 posts) -

That's a shame, I was hoping that he would push for more PC gaming at MS.

He probably found out it's impossible with such idiots over there and left before he gets infected with their stupidity. Since the 360 came out years ago M$ has stopped caring for PC mainstream (excluding the WinOS obviously ... maybe ... I think) ...

#15 Posted by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -

@8-Bitterness said:

@SEANMCAD said:

I predict the PC gaming industry will start to move away from Windows and into the Steam Machine world.

I also see MIcrosoft providing an OS similar to Google Chrome that will meet 90% of home consumer needs. They might make a version of windows for gaming but something tells me they will not. In fact I think Xbox is going to get sold because I really do not see cable TV as the future.

Jesus christ dude, lol. Denser than pound cake, man, what the hell is the "Steam Machine" world? Do you know what you're talking about? Why do you do this?

Steam Machines will have there place, but they probably won't take over. But I WOULD like PC gaming to move to linux completely, so that no one has to deal with Microsoft anymore.

Well if the community here at Gamespot agrees that Microsoft is not interested in investing in PC gaming I gotta ask the community these questions

'who is investing in high end gaming then'? answer: Steam

'if I as a consumer should not be interested in PC gaming then why would I buy a windows machine for the house, for the internet?' I dont think so.

Posters here seems to to think that Microsoft is not interested in PC gaming and yet people like us will run out to the store and buy a nice machine to run home and play excel on it despite the fact we can excel on the web.

odd aint it?

#16 Edited by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -
@FelipeInside said:

@SEANMCAD said:

I predict the PC gaming industry will start to move away from Windows and into the Steam Machine world.

I also see MIcrosoft providing an OS similar to Google Chrome that will meet 90% of home consumer needs. They might make a version of windows for gaming but something tells me they will not. In fact I think Xbox is going to get sold because I really do not see cable TV as the future.

This made me think of you today: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2097460/chromebooks-getting-vmware-virtual-desktop-service.html

And actually Google ASKED for it. Told you Chromebook wasn't as popular as you thought (or would like), they are now trying to save it by running Windows on it.

so are you then willing to say that because Microsoft is looking at Android apps to run on a windows phone that this means windows phone are struggling?

as a developer myself I can say being able to run a VM on google Chrome is awesome

sales of chromebook

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2428789,00.asp

I have a chromebook by the way and its friggin sweet for the price point

#17 Posted by FelipeInside (25044 posts) -

@SEANMCAD said:
@FelipeInside said:

@SEANMCAD said:

I predict the PC gaming industry will start to move away from Windows and into the Steam Machine world.

I also see MIcrosoft providing an OS similar to Google Chrome that will meet 90% of home consumer needs. They might make a version of windows for gaming but something tells me they will not. In fact I think Xbox is going to get sold because I really do not see cable TV as the future.

This made me think of you today: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2097460/chromebooks-getting-vmware-virtual-desktop-service.html

And actually Google ASKED for it. Told you Chromebook wasn't as popular as you thought (or would like), they are now trying to save it by running Windows on it.

so are you then willing to say that because Microsoft is looking at Android apps to run on a windows phone that this means windows phone are struggling?

as a developer myself I can say being able to run a VM on google Chrome is awesome

sales of chromebook

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2428789,00.asp

I have a chromebook by the way and its friggin sweet for the price point

Windows Phone has always struggled from the get-go to get developers to create for it, even though it's app store was the fastest growing out of all the phones.

Personally I think if they go the Android way it's a mistake, but time will tell.