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

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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Comment by v_bobok
by v_bobok on Tue 17th Sep 2013 12:05 UTC
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Please, Gaben, pleeeease. HL3 exclusive for a year for Linux and Steambox.

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RE: Comment by v_bobok
by tkeith on Tue 17th Sep 2013 14:54 in reply to "Comment by v_bobok"
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My guess is they wouldn't do exclusive, but maybe some kind of bundled deal with their BOX, or exclusive content.

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