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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It would be nice
by twitterfire on Sun 7th Apr 2013 13:25 UTC
twitterfire
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2008-09-11

It would be nice to have alternatives to Windows and consoles to play games - but real alternatives not something you can only play open source games or games from humble bundles like Steam for Linux offers now.

Ouya is not an alternative. You can hook your phone or tablet or pc stick to the big screen or to a monitor and Play Android games.

Alienware "gaming" PCs with Ubuntu aren't an alternative, Linux + Steam isn't a viable option atm.

Gamers like to play AAA games and MMORPGS. Until such titles come to linux, we can't talk about an alternative to Windows or consoles.

Let's hope that Valve will be successful and manage to push linux gaming. The more platforms, the better.

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RE: It would be nice
by Neolander on Mon 8th Apr 2013 06:29 in reply to "It would be nice"
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2010-03-08

It would be nice to have alternatives to Windows and consoles to play games - but real alternatives not something you can only play open source games or games from humble bundles like Steam for Linux offers now.

Gamers like to play AAA games and MMORPGS. Until such titles come to linux, we can't talk about an alternative to Windows or consoles.

Let's hope that Valve will be successful and manage to push linux gaming. The more platforms, the better.

Nice to see you be a little bit optimistic about the Linux ecosystem for a change ;)

Regarding AAA titles, I also think that this is what will make or break any "Steambox" candidate, which is why the Serious Sam bit in the announcement got my attention. Does anyone know how the developers of such a game were led to release such a title on Linux, and if the process can reliably be extended to more games in the future ?

Edited 2013-04-08 06:31 UTC

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