Trying World of Warcraft and Counter Strike 1.6 on Windows 8

By on March 2, 2012

We had a Samsung Slate. And we put it to the best possible use we knew.

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How well does Windows 8 game? It was a common question that rang through our office when Microsoft released the consumer build of its new operating system earlier in the week. Never to leave world changing questions such as that unanswered, we quickly slapped the operating system on the nearest PC we could find. Turns out it was the AED 5000 Samsung Slate PC, which was perfect because Windows 8 would prominently be featured on tablets, right?

The Slate’s got a Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and an integrated chip, making it powerful enough to run…well, something. We found two: World of Warcraft and Counter Strike 1.6. To our surprise, the two titles ran pretty smoothly, albeit at low settings. Touch controls are not supported yet, so the classic combo of keyboard and mouse had to be introduced. You can watch our little test below.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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  • Rimvydas Radavičius

    I can’t run counter-strike 1.6 in opengl mode on windows 8? What’s the problem ?

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