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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The Vita is Android/Linux
by slashdev on Tue 17th Sep 2013 01:27 UTC
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Member since:
2006-05-14

Just a quick note. The PS Vita is an android platform. the newly announced $99 PS VitaTV is an android gaming platform too. Food for thought...

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RE: The Vita is Android/Linux
by linux-lover on Tue 17th Sep 2013 03:14 in reply to "The Vita is Android/Linux"
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2011-04-25

No, the neither vita or vita tv is android. It is not even a linux flavour. It is 100% a proprietary OS. It could be based on FreeBSD (like the PS3 is rumored too, and the PS4 is basically almost confirmed too). But it would be a modified version.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Vita_system_software

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RE: The Vita is Android/Linux
by WereCatf on Tue 17th Sep 2013 03:18 in reply to "The Vita is Android/Linux"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Just a quick note. The PS Vita is an android platform. the newly announced $99 PS VitaTV is an android gaming platform too. Food for thought...


Where have you heard such a silly rumour?

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RE: The Vita is Android/Linux
by Fergy on Tue 17th Sep 2013 06:38 in reply to "The Vita is Android/Linux"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Just a quick note. The PS Vita is an android platform. the newly announced $99 PS VitaTV is an android gaming platform too. Food for thought...

I wish I could mark usernames because you are not only lying you are stating it as if it is a well known fact.

Everything you say is suspect.

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