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Minecraft Creator Not Intending to Validate Game for Windows 8
Too cool for Windows 8? Minecraft game creator Markus "Notch" Persson tweeted that he is not interested in certifying the game for Windows 8. He declined Microsoft's request for Windows 8 certification and he even hit out at the Redmond company by saying he would forgo Windows 8 than to play along.
SlashGear reported that according to tweets from Minecraft creator and game developer Markus “Notch” Persson, Microsoft emailed him and asked for Windows 8 certification for the game. Mr. Persson declined and told off the Redmond software company instead by imploring them "...to stop trying to ruin the PC as an open platform.". He also tweeted that he would rather forgo support for Windows 8 so that he can convince some people to not upgrade to Windows 8.
His negative opinion isn't a lone voice from the gaming community heavyweights. A couple of months ago, Valve's Gabe Newell condemned Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 OS as "a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space." while speaking at the Casual Connect video game conference in Seattle. He said that some of the top tier PC/OEMs will exit the market and profits margins will be destroyed for a lot of people.
Windows 8 will be generally available to users in October and devices running Windows 8 are expected late that very month. Just last week, Intel announced a slew of such devices as well as the details of its new dual-core, 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 processor.