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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ronaldst asked....

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

If you really believe this, then I find myself speculating as to whether you even own a OUYA or not. Granted as many faults as the OUYA has (has had?) perhaps with the wiser headship of Valve many of those could have been ironed over as far far too many of the issues would have been quite easy to fix if only someone with a brain had been available to set the drunken idiots currently in charge of the ship to rights.

I guess we'll never really know.


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