But monopoly on the operating system = monopoly on PC gaming. They don't make the games, but they can be sure everyone who plays games on PC is their client.|
Also, I'd hardly call their monopoly irrelevant. It allows them to make huge mistakes (ME, Vista, possibly 8) and take it all in stride, at the same time investing heavily in other, possibly loss-generating (Xbox) areas. And their mistakes don't matter, because you can be sure 90+% of computers will still be sold with Windows on board.
That said, I think at this point it's a given Valve's console will not aspire to give us access to "everything on Steam right now". They'll probably focus on bringing all future games to it.
Please don't, however, even get me started on the state any and all of the technologies competing with directx are...
Edited by dominalien at 18:29:53 02-01-2013