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Gaming on linux
by judgen on Thu 25th Apr 2013 17:01 UTC
judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

I am bringin up this quote from the EA dev team mailing list:
"How EA killed their own market:
They tried for years with DRM to protect our multiplayer games, and lost heavily. The new approach is alwasy on DRM and even though we had 4 million pre-orders of sim city 5, we are still losing money ont that turd. Sim city 4 was awesome and is still one of the best selling EA games. EA made the NHL 2003 which is still the best sports game ever made.
Always on is equaling sadness for the consumer, death to free gaming and origin allthough i thought it would just be a steam competitor it has turned in to the worst place to get games, as we can not guarantee our uptime.
Steam DRM might be a teeny bit invasive sometimes, but atleast they are not assholes about their games demanding 100% uptime on the net.

For all the devs, make sure your game is rendering through opengl properly, or you WILL lose all the powervr users (iphone and android stuff) and also all the macs and linux. Linux as a gaming plattform has allready surpassed the mac in steam sales and if your game sells 100 copies it might not be worth it in the first place. But if you are interested in the Linux market: Sell your games through steam until we can get a origin client for linux, 10 cutoff in price is easily worth it. Ask Crotech who sold serious sam 3, a hard title for the PC as a linux game. They have earned more than half of their revenue from the game-starved linux community whilst their competitors squabble over the decreasing windows sales.
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RE: Gaming on linux
by judgen on Thu 25th Apr 2013 17:05 in reply to "Gaming on linux"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

The poor spelling is in the quote, not my doing!

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RE: Gaming on linux
by judgen on Thu 25th Apr 2013 17:08 in reply to "Gaming on linux"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

Edit: The mail can no longer be viewed, reason: Gone, lost or protected. I can not read the responses.

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