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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, Counter Strike, Portal, Team Fortress, Left for Dead 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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"Any of their other series" included those.
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A Linux version of steam would probably be enough to finally get me to get off of XP. I've already been considering switching to Linux Mint, but I needed something to motivate me to do so - and this may just be 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.

Well see, that's different. Before, you just said when it was released.

I agree that what you said likely won't happen -- I'm estimating a Linux Steam beta with one or more games by the end of this year, and the rest of the Source lineup next year.
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"Any of their other series" included those.

I'm aware. It's just I felt they deserved being mentioned directly.
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Well see, that's different. Before, you just said when it was released.
I agree that what you said likely won't happen -- I'm estimating a Linux Steam beta with one or more games by the end of this year, and the rest of the Source lineup next year.

I'd think they'll do a Mac launch like thing, as in launch it with a few games at once with a promotion or two for some games. (Maybe a Tux hat for TF2 or something)
    
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Linux Steam is a unicorn. I'll eat my shoe when it actually releases.

What kind of topping/frosting would you like with that shoe? tongue.gif
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If my Essence ST worked in Linux or OSX, I would be inclined to run those on my sig rig. Until then, or until I get a USB DAC, I'm forced to stay on windows.
    
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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.

pretty soon indie titles and sequels are gonna be the new AAA titles, i think after some time linux ports are gonna pick up in popularity, lfd2 could be consider an AAA title seeing as it is on console and all so was doom 3.
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