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Hell yes wheee.gif
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HOLY CRAAAAAAAAAPPP!!!! Do want. This is huge, I just hope few days doesn't equal 65 days.
https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Valve_Time
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Oh.. so why is this a big deal?
I know, progression and all but the hype seems to be large for a) a 1000 beta and b) only a few games at best
Not trying to be a downer, i just dont get it
It's not so much for what it is right now, but what it's going to be.
Valve has quite a bit of influence and for the first time in a long time Linux is taken seriously for gaming at a wider scale.
Polling here on OCN shows that a overwhelming number of people stick to Windows because of the lack of games on other platforms.

People are excited that things are happening (more publicly soon).
Edited by Evil Penguin - 10/1/12 at 1:34pm
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It's not so much for what it is right now, but what it's going to be.
Valve has quite a bit of influence and for the first time in a long time Linux is taken seriously for gaming at a wider scale.
Polling here on OCN shows that a overwhelming number of people stick to Windows because of the lack of games on other platforms.
People are excited that things are happening (more publicly soon) and that's good enough for them.

This.

Also: woohoo! wheee.gif
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I will believe it when I see it...not a moment before.

The sad thing is that there IS games on Linux that are fun and made with decent quality...and not free, but never over $30 or so. However, most people will never hear about them. The good ones will often make it over to the Windows side. Steam could really open a flood gate here
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It's not so much for what it is right now, but what it's going to be.
Polling here on OCN shows that a overwhelming number of people stick to Windows because of the lack of games on other platforms.

It will be interesting to see how accurate that is though. I don't mean to sound elitist or anything, but I kind of suspect that a lot of people who say they only use windows because linux has few games haven't actually used linux a significant amount. Hopefully though people will actually make the switch smile.gif
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It will be interesting to see how accurate that is though. I don't mean to sound elitist or anything, but I kind of suspect that a lot of people who say they only use windows because linux has few games haven't actually used linux a significant amount. Hopefully though people will actually make the switch smile.gif
Games of course is just one of the many potential issues people have with migrating to Linux.
Driver support isn't all there and there are certain non-gaming programs that haven't been ported or don't have an equivalent.
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It will be interesting to see how accurate that is though. I don't mean to sound elitist or anything, but I kind of suspect that a lot of people who say they only use windows because linux has few games haven't actually used linux a significant amount. Hopefully though people will actually make the switch smile.gif

I think i would probly give linux a fly for my upcoming HTPC if it had more support for games. Better than aquiring a windows liscence for it
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Oh.. so why is this a big deal?
I know, progression and all but the hype seems to be large for a) a 1000 beta and b) only a few games at best
Not trying to be a downer, i just dont get it

It's the next step to bring gaming to Linux. I don't think people would feel a motive to try to port games to linux or make games for linux without Steam.
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I think i would probly give linux a fly for my upcoming HTPC if it had more support for games. Better than aquiring a windows liscence for it

The only trouble with linux on a HTPC is that you will not be able to play blurays. At least I haven't seen a bluray player for Linux. You can rip everything first, but I don't always want to rip a disk just to watch it.
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