Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Feb 2013 20:21 UTC
Games "Valve today announced the release of its Steam for Linux client. In celebration of the release, over 50 Linux titles are now 50-75% off until Thursday, February 21st at 10 AM PST. The Steam client is now available to download for free from the Ubuntu Software Center. Ubuntu is the most popular distribution of Linux used by millions of people globally and known for its well-designed, easy-to-use customer experience." The beginning of the Steambox. We're on the cusp of a sea change in the gaming world.
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I wish it was true.

While indies have made really good strides (Bastion was my favorite game of 2012 for example), AAA content requires millions of dollars for development.

Until we can somehow generate content (graphics, levels, audio, music, etc) with a much smaller budget there will still be a market for AAA releases.

I'm not saying AAA is particularly better (most of the time it's opposite), but they sell well. It's like the big Hollywood blockbusters, vs independent films.

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