Linux is the future of gaming - Gabe Newell

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  1. Ocky

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    Gabe Newell: Linux is the future of gaming, new hardware coming soon

     
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    Except I don't play mainstream games, it doesn't make any difference to me. Windows all the way to go~ :p
     
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    Gabe Newell talks the talk :eek:

    It would be great to see linux and gaming but it just ain't happening....
     
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    Forgot the word ideally methinks. Though Android is an exception.
     
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    I wont bother with that vid, seriously I still recall when Half life 2 was being released and Gabe kept saying it will be done in a months time.... and then like a million years later it arrived lol

    I recall also a year or 2 ago he was saying he was releasing a linux gaming console....

    Just vapour the lot of it lol
     
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    SteamOS

     
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    If it does happen then it's nothing else but a pure gain for the linux.
     
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    It may be more than that.
    I suspect Valve is aiming higher; maybe hitting Microsoft with a flank movement (through the living room entertainment) instead of a frontal attack like the distros have been trying for years.
     
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    It will be amazing and I will eat my words if that os ever comes out and delivers!

    Still it will most likely release when half life 4 comes out...
     
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    This has really gotten my hopes up. First Steam for Linux, now this. With the weight of Valve behind it, maybe AMD and Nvidia will start making better Linux drivers, and game devs will start coding AAA games for Linux more. I can dream.
     
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    I don't think it's anything more than a new distro that boots into Big Picture Mode as its "desktop." If I were using a PC to do other things besides play games or watch movies, I'd probably just install a standard distro and add Steam.
     
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    Valve and Steam are pretty much irrelevant to me. Many of the games I prefer are completely different than mainstream fodder. And I tend to not like having to be "connected" to play anyways.

    If it happens, great, more power to them. If not, I'm certainly not going to get upset or cry a tear. If they offer the material I prefer, even better! Can always set up a VM for Linux.
     
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    I like this idea very much. Kudos to them.
    Mrk
     
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    hmm looks like whatever it is coming out soon after all, as in tonight the announcement.

    Good luck, if they can create some free linux os that can do all their steam games and windows games..... but It sounds too good to be true so will see sooner or later!

    Hardware world are quite tense you got ATI next gen card announcement tonight, and of course all that hype about BF4 running highly optimised on AMD cpus and AMD gpus..... then you got this steam os
     
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    This is getting more and more interesting.
     
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    I wouldn't get my hopes up about the Windows games. You'll still need a Windows PC to run games without Linux ports. What Steam will do is locally stream the output from that PC to the "console" connected to your TV, similarly to how the Wii U streams games running on the console to the small screen on its GamePad controller.
     
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    Yes, unless the idea is exactly those ports.
    And then why stop there?
     
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    Well, I wouldn't expect companies other than Valve and indies to port their games to Linux. Most games don't even get patched for bugs after a year or so, unless they have a thriving multiplayer component.

    Part of the problem is that Steam is no longer a one-stop shop for PC games. EA is running its own service and stopped releasing new games on Steam more than a year ago. Ubisoft has its own service now, and I wouldn't be surprised if they leave Steam at some point as well. Unless this thing sells like hotcakes, I don't see much incentive for them to do Linux ports of old games, especially when they're selling for under $10. It would be nice, but I don't think it's realistic.
     
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    I read that they will take up the fight against services like Google Play and Apples App store/iTunes, and aim to provide Music, TV, and Movies too inside Steam, so it won't be about games only it seems.
     
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    The more competition the better. Us consumers will be the true winners with this.
     
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    Put me on the list of skeptics . . . :D
    Linux future of gaming? Unless he meant a decade or more i dont see that happening. (I'm talking about PC gaming)
     
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