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

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[2]: Thom Nails It
by benytocamela on Tue 17th Sep 2013 16:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Thom Nails It"
benytocamela
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2013-05-16

some people use Linux as their main desktop, and boot into Windows just to play games.


That describes my situation right now. It's actually a very good thing for my productivity, since rebooting is such a chore and it severely limits how much time I would waste playing games otherwise.

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