Vista: No Games. No DVDs

Sorry if you are getting bored with this particular meme, but two interesting articles on the subject of Vista’s failings have come to light. I’ve covereda this twice before but there is more and more material out there on the web backing up my point.

Firstly Alex St. John, CEO of WildTangent a game publishing house and veteran of Microsoft where he developed the first ever DirectX, explains that ‘Vista Casts A Pall On PC Gaming’ as it’s security model makes downloading and running games very difficult. This all asside from the DRM-induced difficulties I spoke about before.

Secondly Microsoft has admitted that many PCs will be unable to replay HD-DVDs because the OS will disable this feature to comply with DRM. The Times Online Business section is carrying the story.