Right, all I learnt from the trailer was that this game looks cool and that havoc is a badass. The hostage looks helpless because she has no gun, no training and is being held.......erm.....hostage. Tom is just wants to post an article that is controversial for the sake of it. It's like he has saved the bulk of this article for a while and has been waiting for anything, something that is in the current events to link it to so that he can post it. Ridiculous.
Eh, I like the new "start screen". I prefer it in fact. I don't like the clunkiness of searching via this screen compared to the old start menu. The super fast startup and the intuitive UI makes this windows much better than previous iterations.
Yet to update to 8.1 since I am waiting for a new laptop and backing up this one before I update it and give it to charity. But the only thing I am really looking forward to is the start button and the boot to desktop mode.
Edit: oh and I don't have a touchscreen laptop, I think this windows works great with normal keyboard and mouse.
The environment and music of FFXIII is awesome. That seems to be coming back in this game and that alone makes this game worth purchasing. I think the guys at SE have refined the series to a significant degree with this game. Can't wait to play it.