Does Windows Vista break 90% of games?

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 31 2007 @ 16:34 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
WildTangent's CEO Alex St. John claims Windows Vista breaks the vast majority of games available on the market today:
The reason, according to St. John, is the extensive reengineering that went into Vista's security efforts that left many developers and their games in the dust. He told TG Daily that not only does Vista security architecture require a new installation routine but even if that part works, "it's almost certain that Vista's digital rights technology will break existing casual games." For example saving game progress won't be able with Vista, he said.

In a phone interview, in which we talked to the executive about the background of his accusations, he mentioned that "Microsoft went overboard and a little silly with security." Also, he said that he believes that Microsoft isn't so knowledgeable about their users as they claim are: "Otherwise they would have known that online gaming is the third largest application on the Internet and they would have made sure that this works on Vista computers."

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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