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Originally Posted by TwilightEscape View Post

While they may have gotten a lot of people wanting the games ported to Linux I still think the cost to bring them to it will outweigh any income they would receive from doing so. Not to mention they would have to put their money into porting it and then make it back later once the games sell and they aren't in the greatest of positions to be doing that currently.
All in all I do hope they go for it as it could start trending that game developers start sticking their games into Linux as well which would be great. Hopefully they can be profitable from it as well and stay alive a bit longer.
It's people using DirectX that will have more trouble. Everything else is pretty much APIs and pure C/C++. Any game on Linux must use OpenGL.
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Do AMD and Nvidia both make drivers for linux for their flagship gaming GPUs?
Absolutely.
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I know next to nothing about linux, except it it's nothing to do with Microsoft and that's all I need to know!
I hope THQ stay afloat. Sadly My paycheck came too late for me to jump on the humble bundle =( but I bought Saints row 2 + 3 for me and my Partner with all DLC's and I'm looking forwards to last light and saints row 4 next year.
Time to read up on Linux!

Read up on Linux? Give it a try! thumb.gif

You can put ISOs of Ubuntu 12.04 (or 12.10), Mint, or whatever you want to try on a memory stick and try it without installing.

I believe Ubuntu is good for newbies and will be the main distro Valve is focusing on for Steam (correct me if I am wrong here), right?
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Alright...first they gave away Metro for free and now this? Damn THQ I'm starting to really like you guys. Now I just hope they don't take 2+ years to get things going like Valve has.
     
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This is starting to sound to me like they had a brainstorming session on how to change the brand image and make quick cash, and this is just another item on the list.

Step 1. Cheap Amazon bundle!
Step 2. Humble Bundle!
Step 3. FREE GAME ON FACEBOOK
Step 4. Say we like Linux!
Step 5. ???
Step 6. Profit???????
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This is starting to sound to me like they had a brainstorming session on how to change the brand image and make quick cash, and this is just another item on the list.
Step 1. Cheap Amazon bundle!
Step 2. Humble Bundle!
Step 3. FREE GAME ON FACEBOOK
Step 4. Say we like Linux!
Step 5. ???
Step 6. Profit???????

Well clearly its working. I hope they survive their financial trouble.
    
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Yeah except they barely have money NOW to start investing in Linux. If they were well off I absolutely agree

THQ's stock sky rocketed after the Humble Bundle. It was a deviation of a business model which returned nicely.
Though if it wasn't for Valve being on board and other publishers hinting at Linux, I doubt THQ would even think about taking that plunge.
Edited by pengs - 12/16/12 at 11:14am
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Do it THQ and I'll love you for the rest of my days.
   
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Hopefully the first (or second) of many.
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This is step 1: THQ will set the precedent, and if they do port games to linux, it will grab other company's attention.

All we need is a huge blockbuster on linux... once, say, Fallout 4 runs well in linux, this snowball's gonna be unstoppable.
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