Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 23:34 UTC
Games I'm not 100% sure this is actually word-for-word, but alas. "In a presentation at Ubuntu Developer Summit currently going on in Denmark, Drew Bliss from Valve said that Linux is more viable than Windows 8 for gaming. Windows 8 ships with its own app store and it is moving away from an open platform model." I feel like a broken record by now but here we go again: keep an eye on Valve, even if you're not into games. This is the company pushing NVIDIA and AMD to improve their Linux support, with enough clout and name to actually get stuff done. Valve doesn't mess around.
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RE[7]: It's a Valve's game
by lucas_maximus on Tue 30th Oct 2012 17:58 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: It's a Valve's game"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

It will be very little because all the same APIs that have been around since forever are still there, and the irony will be that many will be bought via Steam.

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RE[8]: It's a Valve's game
by helf on Tue 30th Oct 2012 18:17 in reply to "RE[7]: It's a Valve's game"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, I dont quite see wtf thom is talking about.

The Metro UI and APIs does not affect games much, if any, as it stands. MS is keeping and improving the APIs games use and all the games need is a Metro frontend. Which would take an hour for a coder to whip up. Most games run fullscreen anyways.. sooo..?

So much fearmongering and unsubstantiated BS flying around the internet as to make one sick.

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RE[9]: It's a Valve's game
by lucas_maximus on Tue 30th Oct 2012 20:54 in reply to "RE[8]: It's a Valve's game"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It standard fair when talking about Microsoft.

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RE[9]: It's a Valve's game
by Fergy on Fri 2nd Nov 2012 22:43 in reply to "RE[8]: It's a Valve's game"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

The Metro UI and APIs does not affect games much, if any, as it stands. MS is keeping and improving the APIs games use and all the games need is a Metro frontend. Which would take an hour for a coder to whip up. Most games run fullscreen anyways.. sooo..?

You can't make a modern browser work in Metro. What makes you think a game would fare any better?

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