Former Valve executive now heads Microsoft's PC gaming division

By Shawn Knight · 11 replies
Aug 15, 2013
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  1. Microsoft recently hired Valve’s former director of business development Jason Holtman. The executive, who had been with Valve for eight years, will now lead Microsoft’s PC gaming and entertainment division according to Holtman’s LinkedIn page.

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    This is pretty pointless whats next making the windows live gaming platform more intrusive and annoying
  3. Is it G-Man?
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,002   +1,321

    Halo 3 PC. Naow. Please.
  5. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Halo 3 cant be made by microsofts game devision it would be a windows 8.1 only game and badly coded without the features we want lol
  6. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Booster Posts: 215   +32

    What of the steam sales?!
  7. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 384   +54

    Hopefully he can get developers interested in Games for Windows Live again. I know that some people see the service as blight on the PC gaming landscape but I'm of the opinion that it's good service that was poorly implemented.
  8. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Steam is easily the better option no need to fill the PC platform with buttloads of useless options that to be honest dont come close to any of the competitors specially when users only want 1 library like steam or make it a option to add to the windows live platform or get microsoft and valve working on a integration that would bolster the xbox one a lot more than just giving users a games for windows live thing that is really annoying and hated.
  9. Divvet

    Divvet TS Member Posts: 57   +19

    That will never happen, don't you know how much Gabe hates Microsoft? Why do you think they are driving linux forward? This is simply an attempt by Microsoft to distrupt Valve, they know they can't compete in the PC space any more, and I'm pretty sure Microsoft said themselves they were not interested in PC gaming any more. Best thing Microsoft has done in the game market in a long time is re-release AOE2 on steam.
  10. General Sam

    General Sam TS Enthusiast Posts: 62   +13

    Give RARE a kick up the arse for me and get them to start making games again, none of this "Kinect Sports" tomfoolery.
  11. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 384   +54

    Personally I don't really care for Steam and it pains me that I have to use any DRM client to play games. That said I have some games that use Games for Windows Live I enjoy playing them on occasion. If the service is improved it won't radically alter the PC gaming landscape and since the service already exists why not shore it up?
  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Booted out after 8 years of hard loyal service... It's true, there is no honor among thieves. MS will probably do the same thing to him.

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