Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Sep 2013 21:44 UTC

Gabe Newell, the co-founder and managing director of Valve, said today that Linux is the future of gaming despite the minuscule share of the market it has today.

That seems hard to believe, given that Newell acknowledged Linux gaming generally accounts for less than one percent of the market by any measure including players, player minutes, and revenue. But Valve is going to do its best to make sure Linux becomes the future of gaming by extending its Steam distribution platform to hardware designed for living rooms.

"Half-Life 3 - SteamBox/Linux exclusive". There, chicken and egg problem solved.

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RE: What to look for "next week"
by Fergy on Tue 17th Sep 2013 06:20 UTC in reply to "What to look for "next week""
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Some repackaged Ubuntu with off the shelf hardware found on Newegg.

I am prepared for a good belly chuckle.

I've never understood why Valve didn't coop with the Ouya people. They have a nice platform already built.

Valve has a nice platform yeah. Ouya has a cheap micro console.

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