Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Feb 2013 20:21 UTC
Games "Valve today announced the release of its Steam for Linux client. In celebration of the release, over 50 Linux titles are now 50-75% off until Thursday, February 21st at 10 AM PST. The Steam client is now available to download for free from the Ubuntu Software Center. Ubuntu is the most popular distribution of Linux used by millions of people globally and known for its well-designed, easy-to-use customer experience." The beginning of the Steambox. We're on the cusp of a sea change in the gaming world.
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RE: Downloading now
by shmerl on Fri 15th Feb 2013 02:00 UTC in reply to "Downloading now "
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

Tons of games run on Linux with Wine these days.

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RE[2]: Downloading now
by Kochise on Fri 15th Feb 2013 08:26 in reply to "RE: Downloading now "
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Speaking of Linux specific games, made FOR Linux, not vampiring other platform's game through emulation. Otherwise you can say... Mame !

Kochise

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RE[3]: Downloading now
by SeeM on Fri 15th Feb 2013 09:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Downloading now "
SeeM Member since:
2011-09-10

Speaking of Linux specific games, made FOR Linux, not vampiring other platform's game through emulation. Otherwise you can say... Mame !

Kochise


Eeeeek! Dont say this Word!
Which word? Emulation?
AAAAAAA!!!
But Wine is an emu...
[kills You with a herring]

It is how games are "ported" to Mac. Do you belive that Starcraft 2 has a native Mac port?

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RE[2]: Downloading now
by lucas_maximus on Mon 18th Feb 2013 21:13 in reply to "RE: Downloading now "
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Crysis doesn't, Starcraft II, Battlefield 3 etc. etc. etc. etc.

Until then Linux is second rate for gaming.

Crysis 1, 2 and 3 (I have beta multiplayer) is the most demanding DirectX game and will take any resources you may have.

Running in emulation isn't good enough. I want triple A title not just run of the mill stuff I could have had years ago (if I was running windows).

Until there is cutting edge triple A titles for Linux it isn't good enough for PC gamers.

PC Gaming is about cutting edge.

Edited 2013-02-18 21:14 UTC

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