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 WereCatf on Tue 30th Oct 2012 20:15 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: It's a Valve's game"
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In any case, let's see how many serious games will be available through Metro one year from now. Hint: it'll be very little.

Well, why would games need to be Metro? It doesn't provide anything useful to the developers, plus going Metro would mean the game wouldn't work on earlier Windows versions.

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RE[8]: It's a Valve's game
by lucas_maximus on Fri 2nd Nov 2012 20:14 in reply to "RE[7]: It's a Valve's game"
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There are already games being built in metro. Armed is a good example ... can run on tablet and x86.

Nintendo Wii and the Kinect have pretty much proven that a lot of games the wider market want to play (not hardcore gamers like myself) things like Angry Birds or shorter simpler fun games.

I like stuff like Crysis myself, but when work get busy ... I tend to play a bit of street fighter or poker to cool off.

I work in the gaming industry and the amount of money people spent in flash slot games, When a slot game is released they easily generate half a million in revenue in the first few days.

Also believe it or not. Bingo is massive, I am making a Bingo site as my next project.

A HTML 5 bingo application that could run cross platform could be massive.

Edited 2012-11-02 20:17 UTC

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