So here's the thing. Up until now I have been using Windows XP x64 on my dedicated gaming PC. It's only relatively recently that I've been seeing certain big releases (that interest me) that don't support XP (Dishonored, XCOM, Sleeping Dogs, the upcoming Bioshock: Infinite). I was recently given a PC World gift card and thought I would put it towards buying Windows 7, but PC World apparently no longer sell it (not in-store anyway). I can't use the gift cards online, I can only use them in-store and they of course stock Windows 8. I've tried to research Windows 8 online but I find conflicting opinions about it. It's difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff.
So basically, my only Windows option from PC World is Windows 8. Is this a good choice for PC Gaming? Does anyone else already use Windows 8? What have your experiences with it been like?
Obviously if Windows 8 isn't worth bothering with I'll just get something completely different.