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Why serious PC gamers should ignore the Windows Store

Ian Paul | Feb. 29, 2016
Microsoft is bringing AAA PC games like Rise of the Tomb Raider to the Windows Store in Windows 10, but buying them is a bad idea.

Additionally, Windows Store games lack support for mouse macros for complex maneuvers, or any kind of modding. Plus, borderless fullscreen mode is always on.

It’s pretty clear the Windows Store is less than ideal for most PC gamers at this point.

All of this may change over time if Microsoft truly wants to get serious about supporting gaming—although it’s not clear how many of these difficulties are permanently limited by the Universal Windows app platform itself. Will DirectX 12’s Explicit Multi-GPU feature work with Windows Store games, for example?

For now, however, if you love using any of the features mentioned above stay away from the Windows Store and stick with GOG, Origin, uPlay, and Steam.


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