Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Apr 2013 21:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems AlienWare (so Dell) has just unveiled a gaming PC running Ubuntu and Steam, designed to be hooked up to a TV - essentially a Steambox. "With over 25 gaming titles available and more being added, users can access Steam For Linux to play online games, including your favorite titles like Team Fortress 2 and Serious Sam 3." Everything starts out small, but with Valve going full throttle with this, expect this library to grow.
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RE: Hahaha
by saso on Sun 7th Apr 2013 08:14 UTC in reply to "Hahaha"
saso
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2007-04-18

If your head weren't stuck so far up your ass, you'd know that games on Steam aren't your typical fart apps that fill Apple's or Google's online stores. Steam carries ~1900 titles in total and the figure quoted in the article (25 linux games) is wrong anyway. A single look though the Steam online store tells you that the actual number is 97, or about 5% of their entire catalog.

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RE[2]: Hahaha
by Wafflez on Sun 7th Apr 2013 09:58 in reply to "RE: Hahaha"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

And what makes you think that "97 games" doesn't deserve "Hahahahaha" also?

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RE[3]: Hahaha
by saso on Sun 7th Apr 2013 19:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Hahaha"
saso Member since:
2007-04-18

Because the first release of Steam on Linux was less than two months ago. If this rate of release (or porting) is maintained, Steam for Linux would overtake the Mac catalog by about the end of this year (100 games per 1.5 months, Mac has ~600 games, so about 9 months from now). Whether this will happen remains to be seen. Chances are the Mac ports will also get released at a similar rate, since both platforms are *nix/OpenGL-based, so work done on one translates into little porting effort to the other.
Scoffing at a just-released platform for having little software available is like ridiculing a 2 year-old for not being able to run the Marathon. The interesting thing isn't the current value of the number of games available, it's the first derivative of it, and that appears to be a clear positive (and it's growing, i.e. the second derivative is positive as well) for Steam on Linux.

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