Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2012 00:28 UTC
Games Valve's Gabe Newall on Linux and Windows 8: "We want to make it as easy as possible for the 2500 games on Steam to run on Linux as well. It's a hedging strategy. I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space. I think we'll lose some of the top-tier PC/OEMs, who will exit the market. I think margins will be destroyed for a bunch of people. If that's true, then it will be good to have alternatives to hedge against that eventuality."
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rbenchley
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I dunno, my hacked PSP does a far better job of running games and emulated consoles than my touch screen phone. It has hardware buttons and an analogue stick - something a phone can only dream of. The only games I tend to play and enjoy on my phone are those designed for touch.

I agree 100% with you, but we're in the minority. For most people, an iPhone or Android device can easily meet their on the go gaming needs. They just want to be able to play Angry Birds or Words With Friends for 10 minutes. They enjoy gaming, but not enough to spend a couple hundred dollars on a dedicated portable gaming unit and $30 - $50 per game. For them, the smart phone they already own and a handful of $0.99 to $9.99 games does the trick. The Nintendo DS and the PSP sold a ton of units, but they came out before smart phone gaming took off. Sales of the Vita and 3DS have been terrible in comparison.

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