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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RE[3]: Thom Nails It
by tkeith on Tue 17th Sep 2013 14:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Thom Nails It"
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I can sum up your post in one sentence:

"I don't like change!"

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RE[4]: Thom Nails It
by ssokolow on Tue 17th Sep 2013 17:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Thom Nails It"
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I can sum up your post in one sentence:

"I don't like change merely for change's sake!"


Do you really think I'd be an OSNews reader if I didn't like new things?

(I will admit that I've spent my life fighting my tendency to lash out at change I didn't have a say in... but my reactions to being yanked around by others and to exploring new things of my own volition are polar opposites.)

The PC has found a comfortable niche and it's travelled quite far down the curve of diminishing returns. Hence, the most useful improvements aren't very flashy anymore.

Edited 2013-09-17 17:25 UTC

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