Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Mar 2012 22:29 UTC
Games The rumour mill for the next generation of video game consoles has been churning out some juicy stuff these past few months. While Nintendo has laid most of its cards out on the table, Microsoft and Sony have remained tight-lipped, probably because their consoles are still seeing increased sales. So, we have to rely on rumours, and those rumours have one thing in common: Microsoft and Sony want to eliminate the used games market.
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Comment by Kivada
by Kivada on Thu 29th Mar 2012 08:37 UTC
Kivada
Member since:
2010-07-07

Linux? Check. Desura? Check. Gamolith? Check. Playdeb? Check. Humble Indie Bundles? Check.

What am I missing?

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RE: Comment by Kivada
by bassbeast on Thu 29th Mar 2012 09:44 in reply to "Comment by Kivada"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

A multibillion dollar industry that wouldn't pee on your OS if it were on fire because you don't allow any DRM? Dude bringing up Linux in a talk about gaming is like saying Tux Racer can compete with Gran Turismo or that Gimp is a replacement for photoshop.

On their absolute BEST month the indie Linux games don't make what someone like EA makes in a single day. heck you might as well comment on an article about TV "All I do is read books!" for how relevant your comment is. You might as well say we should all go back to the NES for all the point Linux has with regards to gaming, heck even Moz disabled graphics acceleration because the drivers stink.

So I'm sorry but while you might be able to claim that Linux makes a good office box claiming those fifty bazillion Q3 Arena clones is in the same league as the latest AAA titles isn't even funny, its just delusional.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kivada
by Kivada on Thu 29th Mar 2012 17:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kivada"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

I dunno, there seems to be plenty to keep the average person occupied for a VERY long time. Here are just a few of the games announced since the start of the year that I'm interested in, it's not even counting all the games that have been announced or released yet. You wont find a single Quake or Unreal clone in the bunch.

Released
Wakfu - Square Enix
Mini Ninjas - Square Enix
From Dust - Ubisoft
Arx Fatalis/Libertatis
AirMech
Warlock's Gauntlet
Rijn the Specpyre
Botanicula
Mari0
OilRush
Caster

To be released
Wasteland 2
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
Depth Hunter
Deep Black: Reloaded
Starfarer
Cradle
Faster Than Light
Dear Esther
3079
Quantum Unleashed
Legend of Grimrock
Gunpoint

And now with insignificantly small companies like Ubisoft and Square Enix looking to bring several games to Linux http://www.ubuntuvibes.com/2012/03/look-at-3d-native-client-games-c...

Not to mention Double Fine(Psyconauts, Grim Fandango) bringing their next 2 games to Linux after their overwhelming success with their Kickstart.

So no, I'm not hurting for games and things are only getting better, just have a look at the Desura store http://www.desura.com/platforms/set/linux

Edited 2012-03-29 18:01 UTC

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