Windows 8 Thread, I think I found a use for Windows 8 in Technical; Well, not for me personally - I mean in general; a reason for it's existence.
So I spend my time ...
5th October 2012, 09:14 AM #1
I think I found a use for Windows 8
Well, not for me personally - I mean in general; a reason for it's existence.
So I spend my time on these forums justifying the exuberant prices I'm happy to pay for Apple tech whilest denouncing the popularity of Android and bemoaning the death of Windows 8. Then I found this...
Razer confirms Windows 8 gaming tablet with integrated gamepad | Ars Technica
Given the popularity of Windows Gaming, Steam and the XBox, it's a product that surprisingly actually makes some sense. Seen something similar done for iOS and Android and never quiet got the point of it, but properly marketed this could be a good thing for Windows.
Not saying I'd buy one, but credit where credit is due.
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5th October 2012, 09:21 AM #2
I dont think id buy it but if it kicks off i can see better versions appearing
5th October 2012, 09:23 AM #3
12th October 2012, 07:15 AM #4
windows 8 + big picture mode on steam with ssd = fast booting gaming pc, not sure if you can just boot straight into big picture mode without seeing the metro interface tho,
12th October 2012, 09:31 AM #5
There's probably a setting somewhere that can do it.
Originally Posted by caffrey
12th October 2012, 09:38 AM #6
I tried using the consumer preview for a similar thing, I put the steam desktop shortcuts on the metro inyourface, but the games didn't work too well (directx issues I think) Might retry again with a spare ssd.
Looking around its a registry hack, might not work for release?
12th October 2012, 09:42 AM #7
Just a shame you have to put up with luminous coloured massive boxes that look like they were made in the 80s on the start menu
12th October 2012, 09:49 AM #8
Mmmm, could edit the default shell to be Steam...
12th October 2012, 11:16 AM #9
someones had that idea, might give it a go later Big Picture "Shell" :: Big Picture
12th October 2012, 07:41 PM #10
Amazingly enough it works, however i need to add the -silent switch too.
Slow tho, the networking isn't up before steam so there's a delay - other thing is the power off is a bit ugly have to hit ctrl-alt-delete
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