Over the last few days, much has been made from Gabe Newell’s remarks about Windows 8, seeing it as a catastrophe for game makers. As Gabe runs Valve, that’s kind of important. Recently, Blizzard’s Rob Pardo has given his own words on the matter, and he agrees with Gabe. The issue at stake isn’t the operating system itself, but rather, what control of the OS allows Microsoft to do. Microsoft is building Windows 8 as a sort of walled garden, wrapped around their own online store. This could make it difficult, if not impossible, for games to reach gamers with Windows 8 unless they go through Microsoft’s toll booth. Game Politics has the story.