Where did I ever say that I am surprised? I might have said that I think it is a wrong decision but I never said anything that the decision surprised me. Yes, it DID surprise me that a former DX9 game requires Win7 at least on non remastered mode there shouldn't be no need for it - but I never said that it surprises me that newer games sometimes don't support XP. You're speaking of multiple threads in which I should state my surprise - please tell me where they are because I never said anything about being surprised that newer games sometimes do need Win7.
Well you were acting surprised in this thread, but you also just admitted to being surprised in this post. This is a new release, written for and tested on Vista upwards. The fact that it's an old game doesn't mean this isn't a new release. This is Grim Fandango v2.0, it's normal for later versions of software to drop earlier OS support.
The reason for working or not working on XP is nothing to do with how demanding the game is on the hardware, it has everything to do with not targeting a 13 year old operating systems. The fact that the non-remastered mode has lower hardware requirements doesn't mean they should be writing for compatibility with a dead operating system.
And no, I wasn't speaking of other threads, just this one. When I said "making threads" I was talking about the activity. It doesn't literally mean I'm talking about you making lots of threads. I'm going to put it down to subtleties being lost due to language differences rather than pedantry but feel free to correct me if you understood and are just being pedantic. :P