Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Sep 2013 21:44 UTC
Games

Gabe Newell, the co-founder and managing director of Valve, said today that Linux is the future of gaming despite the minuscule share of the market it has today.

That seems hard to believe, given that Newell acknowledged Linux gaming generally accounts for less than one percent of the market by any measure including players, player minutes, and revenue. But Valve is going to do its best to make sure Linux becomes the future of gaming by extending its Steam distribution platform to hardware designed for living rooms.

"Half-Life 3 - SteamBox/Linux exclusive". There, chicken and egg problem solved.

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Linux is the future of gaming!
by modmans2ndcoming on Mon 16th Sep 2013 22:32 UTC
modmans2ndcoming
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2005-11-09

Because we will start building a gaming console based on Linux!

some how that does not seem like a winning strategy for Valve.

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Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

Because we will start building a gaming console based on Linux!

some how that does not seem like a winning strategy for Valve.


I guess similar things could nave been written about Google and Android

Edited 2013-09-16 23:17 UTC

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

No, not really. The Mobile computing market was nothing but growing with huge market penetration potential....Consoles are not that.

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

Because we will start building a gaming console based on Linux!

some how that does not seem like a winning strategy for Valve.

mod, if you can analyze this article:
http://www.pcgamesn.com/valves-masterplan-linux-steambox-big-pictur...

You will know that Gabe Newel a point. It's the gaming on the living room is their target. They have the steam box(in dev) for the living room. Linux's current market share is not a problem, people will buy a STEAM box because games written on it will run everywhere, not only on the steam box. While MS and Sony's console are locked down black boxes. Again, Linux desktop's market share is not a problem. It's the Linux-powered steam box that will conquer the living room.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

You're not expected to build one yourself, you're expected to buy a Steambox. It's called selling a product.

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