Linked by boldingd on Tue 29th Jan 2013 23:12 UTC
Games It seems to have so far escaped OSNews' notice (if the top few hits for a site-search for 'Steam' is any indication) that Steam for Linux is now in Open Beta; you can get the Linux steam client from steampowered.com. So far, they appear to only be making an Ubuntu .deb available, and the client will require closed-source GPU drivers in order to work.
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RE: Good
by DrillSgt on Wed 30th Jan 2013 14:35 UTC in reply to "Good"
DrillSgt
Member since:
2005-12-02

Too bad that only crap games are available on Steam for Linux.

I guess that 2013 will be the year of the Linux desktop again.


I didn't realize that the Left4Dead series, Serious Sam 3, Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life were considered crap games.

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RE[2]: Good
by Yoko_T on Thu 31st Jan 2013 01:30 in reply to "RE: Good"
Yoko_T Member since:
2011-08-18

"Too bad that only crap games are available on Steam for Linux.

I guess that 2013 will be the year of the Linux desktop again.


I didn't realize that the Left4Dead series, Serious Sam 3, Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life were considered crap games.
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Pretty much the only people who *DON'T* think these games aren't crap are FPS Fanboys.

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RE[3]: Good
by DrillSgt on Thu 31st Jan 2013 02:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Good"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

Pretty much the only people who *DON'T* think these games aren't crap are FPS Fanboys.


FPS is my preferred genre, that doesn't make me a "fanboy". The game industry as a whole seemed to think those games were pretty ground breaking.

So lets add to the mix then, shall we? What about Amnesia, Dues Ex, Crusaders and Kings, or is World of Goo more your thing? None of those are FPS games, and they are all pretty good. But I bet you think all games are crap anyway, regardless of the genre. To each their own.

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RE[3]: Good
by rr7.num7 on Fri 1st Feb 2013 00:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Good"
rr7.num7 Member since:
2010-04-30

Pretty much the only people who *DON'T* think these games aren't crap are FPS Fanboys.


So, what you're saying is that only FPS fanboys think those games are crap. Maybe. I like those games and I'm not an FPS fanboy. So, my own experience is consistent with your claim ;) .

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