Windows 7 - Something for the gamer

Written by Felix Nova on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 12:29 PM

The following points were put forward in an article here regarding the new OS from Microsoft and how it caters for the gamer. While there take a look at the user responses at the bottom of the article to get a more rounded picture.

The following is quoted from ve3d.ign.com (use the above link to see the original article)

    1) Performance
    To quote a coworker: 'Across same hardware, Crysis runs awesome on Win7! Even better than XP!'. Code for the OS has been optimized for better all around performance for games. Whatever you're playing now should be a better experience in Windows 7.

    2) Compatibility
    The top third-party games, services, and international versions of games have been tested in Windows 7, so you should not worry about Windows 7 breaking your games. Feel free to move to Windows 7 because whatever you're playing now should work fabulously in Windows 7.

    3) Discoverability
    You can use Start -> Search to find any game you just downloaded or installed. No need to launch a separate application. Likewise, you won't need to launch a game to get more info about it: The Windows 7 Games Explorer can show you in-game statistics within a preview pane plus delivers up-to-date info about your favorite game publishers and gives you the opportunity to try new games.

    4) Easy updates
    The new Games Explorer will notify you whenever updates are available for your games so you don't have to go searching for them yourself or have to launch the game to see if there's an update waiting.

    5) DirectX 11 support
    DirectX 11 means better games, pure and simple, with more advanced features for games to use.

    6) Multitouch support
    An increasing number of gamers are using mutltouch devices. Windows 7 supports multitouch-capable machines, so you can buy the latest and greatest multitouch laptop or desktop confident it's going to work in Windows 7.

    7) Classics
    Here's a bonus reason for you: Windows 7 is going to bring back Internet Backgammon, Internet Spades, and Internet Checkers because you can't spend all your time hardcore.

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