Windows 8 and IE10 optimized Thief of Thieves site coming

Microsoft has been working with a number of companies to optimize their websites to work best on Internet Explorer. Last week, Microsoft helped to launch a web site for the musical group The xx that works best with Windows 8 and IE 10. Today, there's word that an upcoming website based on a well known independent comic book is getting some assistance from Microsoft so that it works well on Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10.

The site itself, which has yet to launch, is for Thief of Thieves, which was created by The Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman. The comic book launched earlier this year from Image Comics and centers on a thief who decides to switch sides and start stealing from other thieves. The comic book, which is supervised by Kirkman but written by other authors, is already being developed as a TV series.

The Thief of Thieves website will apparently allow users to become virtual thieves themselves as they learn skills and finally take part in their own caper. It's likely that we will see even more websites that are getting some assistance from Microsoft before Windows 8 and IE10 is launched on October 26th.

Via: IStartedsomething.com
Source: Thief of Thieves website | Image via Microsoft

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Gotta love the quick knee jerk reactions, nowhere does it say the site or others are just for IE10. MS helped get the sites going so they get some free press out of it for IE, nothing more nothing less.

GP007 said,
Gotta love the quick knee jerk reactions, nowhere does it say the site or others are just for IE10. MS helped get the sites going so they get some free press out of it for IE, nothing more nothing less.

Exactly. IE gets some publicity and Thief of Thieves gets some help with coding. I see no problem here.

I doubt they're doing anything that is contrary to standards. It's basically just advertising.
If it happens to run better on IE10 it's because it's faster. I don't personally use IE (no Reddit enhancement suite) but I know for certain things it is actually faster than other browsers.

Are they serious with this? This reminds me of 20 years ago the Designed for Netscape logos on every site.

Microsoft can't compete fairly so now it has to pay to have websites made exclusively for IE10? Web standards exist for a reason and it's to stop nonsense like this.

theyarecomingforyou said,
Microsoft can't compete fairly so now it has to pay to have websites made exclusively for IE10? Web standards exist for a reason and it's to stop nonsense like this.

Where exactly is said this website is exclusively for IE10? Ironically your comment made me think of Google who launched this game site (can't remember name) some while ago working just on Chrome.

theyarecomingforyou said,
Microsoft can't compete fairly so now it has to pay to have websites made exclusively for IE10? Web standards exist for a reason and it's to stop nonsense like this.

Considering that IE development has focused on standards compliance lately, Microsoft's work on these websites likely helps them work better with other standards-compliant browsers too.

Josh the Nerd said,

Considering that IE development has focused on standards compliance lately, Microsoft's work on these websites likely helps them work better with other standards-compliant browsers too.


lately? they've done it before and got shot down by pretty much the whole freaking world!