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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They generate millions for who exactly? Certainly not the developers. Tim Schafer of Double Fine fame said once something along the lines of "when using other people's money to develop a game, most of whatever you make in sales, is going to them"

Kickstarter and other sites like it, bring developers in direct contact with their audience (the gamers) with the latter choosing to pay for a product that might ship in a few years, in advance. It was also the reason, InExile, who develop Wastelands 2, enabled Unity 3D to create native Linux games.

If I were one of the big publishers, I would have pissed my pants by now. The writing is on the wall. They are going extinct.

The "AAA" titles are dying. For some reason they cost millions to make and most turn out to be horrible. They end up as losses (which are blamed on piracy, of course). Just look at the latest "AAA" flop - Aliens: Colonial Marines. Took 6 years to make, turned out to be a turd.

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