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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The future in gaming.
by westlake on Wed 31st Oct 2012 05:31 UTC
westlake
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Steam is an app store subject to the same economic, legal and cultural restraints as any other.

I don't see Valve leading the charge to push "adult" content in gaming beyond the M or M+ ratings or their global equivalents.

In other media, there are thousands, tens of thousands, of titles available that successfully and profitably target an adult audience --- without indulging an adolescent's taste for explicit violence and porn.

Microsoft wants to use the Windows Store to create a more urban and sophisticated image of the Windows marketplace. The M rated game has a place in that strategy.

But L.A. Noire makes a better fit then Duke Nukem Forever.

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