Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jul 2012 22:19 UTC, submitted by Nth_Man
Games "The truth is that this is the first post of the Valve Linux blog. This blog is where you can find the latest information from Valve about our Linux development efforts. Avoid the rumors and speculations that multiply on the Web. Instead, come to the source - a blog where people who are interested in Linux and open source game development can get the latest information on Valve's efforts in this arena. In this initial post, we'll introduce the team (and a bit of its history) and then give you a snapshot of what we're currently doing." Steam, Source, and Left 4 Dead 2 coming to Linux. We know why.
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Interesting timing
by Athlander on Tue 17th Jul 2012 22:54 UTC
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I wonder if the timing of this blog post is significant. Although Valve's Linux project wasn't a secret, I'm intrigued by how much work they've done already. It seems like Valve can now build up interest solidly and release something soon, keeping up momentum better than if they had announced a year ago what they were doing and going quiet.

Regarding the games, it's great that Valve have a catalogue of their own that they can port, as it's unlikely games that use DirectX will get ported, or ones that are linked to Games for Windows Live.

To finish on a sad note: those people commenting on the blog and bickering over auto-update mechanisms - oh dear.

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