Doug Stewart on 20 Jan 2011 05:34:21 -0800
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Re: [PLUG] Linux Gaming - Feasible?
- From: Doug Stewart <email@example.com>
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- Subject: Re: [PLUG] Linux Gaming - Feasible?
- Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 08:34:03 -0500
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1) As the recent Humble Indie Bundle #2 demonstrated, there are a bunch of very high-quality indie game houses out there that are offering Linux ports along side their Mac and PC versions.
2) Steam on Mac has given publishers a large target to hit in the *NIX arena. Let's hope it has downstream effects for Linux.
3) Valve offering a free Steam key for Portal 2 on the PC and Mac if you buy the PS3 version is stone-cold awesome. If you really want to game, get a console. *grin*
I'd like to add that native games on Linux seems to be seeing some recent activity (albeit mostly from "indie" houses). Check out ubuntugamer.com
for news on Linux games. Also, more commercial game engines are supporting native builds on Linux now. So you might be able to expect even more offerings in the future.
PS: Just a few hours ago we used Wine to play a LAN-based spaceship simulator at Philadelphia's local geekspace Hive 76. We had a freakin' blast!
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