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I, wierdo124, will eat my shoe, if a native Linux Steam client comes out this summer with 4 or more games supporting it, with no emulation necessary. Summer is defined as before september 1st.
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I, wierdo124, will eat my shoe, if a native Linux Steam client comes out this summer with 4 or more games supporting it, with no emulation necessary. Summer is defined as before september 1st.

During the second day of Pax Prime :O That'd be a good time to announce it!
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I, wierdo124, will eat my shoe, if a native Linux Steam client comes out this summer with 4 or more games supporting it, with no emulation necessary. Summer is defined as before september 1st.
I'm sure OCN users want proof when the time comes, so you should be ready to post a video about eating your shoe on Youtube. tongue.gif
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Linux is a great OS for Desktop use. Anyone who says otherwise has never truly tried Linux. I use it 24/7 on all of my machines. And it even runs most Windows games (via Wine) perfectly fine with little to no issues. MW3 runs 100% great through Wine. BF3 Can't at the moment because Wine is capped at DX9 ( but they are already integrating DX10 into it, at which point BF3 will be playable ( with at the most, a few bugs to work out ). And while some of the FOSS programs are not completely up to par with Microsofts suites (office/visual studio/etc), they still keep up quite well for being, for the most part, hobbies. Few are funded by any major companies, while Microsoft has billions to throw at their devs.
There's millions of Linux users who would gladly pay for games on Linux. No mainstream big publisher has had the balls to dip his toes into the water yet though. That and not having the DX API turns a lot of them off, even though OpenGL can easily keep up with DX.
And gaming is holding back a LOT of people from using it more often. As well, Microsoft will always have the lead on Market share, no matter what. Unless they suddenly crash and burn. They got there first, and got all the OEM's to preinstall Windows on every machine that most people use today. Had Apple wanted to, they could have done the same, and today would of been a radically different world.

I have truly tried it isn't a great desktop os it's alright desktop os.
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I, wierdo124, will eat my shoe, if a native Linux Steam client comes out this summer with 4 or more games supporting it, with no emulation necessary. Summer is defined as before september 1st.

And they said September where? I doubt this would be out before the end of the year as they'll launch a bunch of Source engine games on it too.

As for reasons why it's worth it, the humbleindiebundle already proved Linux gamers are willing to pay more for games than Windows gamers...
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And they said September where? I doubt this would be out before the end of the year as they'll launch a bunch of Source engine games on it too.
As for reasons why it's worth it, the humbleindiebundle already proved Linux gamers are willing to pay more for games than Windows gamers...

Well yeah.

It's like Water in the Middle East. They pay obscene prices for it, but hey, they need it.

Games on Windows are a dime a dozen...while a game that runs natively on Linux...well yeah.
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Well yeah.
It's like Water in the Middle East. They pay obscene prices for it, but hey, they need it.
Games on Windows are a dime a dozen...while a game that runs natively on Linux...well yeah.

The indie market is hardly short on Linux ports, though. AAA games and the like, sure, but in the Indie market more often than not the game gets a Linux port. The only one I can think of that doesn't is Cortex Command, actually.
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Natural Selection 2 is Windows only right now. They might due a Mac port if it's successful.

Linux's list of mainstream games is really small. That is why this is such a big deal.

Source coming to Linux and running natively is way more impressive than a Indie game doing so. A big name studio can start a movement.

Just like when Steam did game for Macs.
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If Valve is successful, you may see other developers and publishers follow. Valve started the whole digital distribution games model that others copied. Valve went into Russian/Eastern European market. Valve went to Macs. Valve is now going to Linux.
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Yeap, even if Valve went defunct 5 years from now, they'll have a place in video game history, for not only Half-Life, Steam, or any of their other series, but for also pushing gaming onto Linux & Mac as viable.

Alot of games on Steam these days are becoming Mac Compatible, which a few years ago would have been unthinkable. Before that, really only Blizzard did a Mac version, forget Linux.
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