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Rumor has it that Blizzard is working on releasing some titles that will run on Linux without the aid of third party software like Wine. Blizzard has allegedly been running a World of Warcraft Linux server within their own HQ. According to Phoronix, Blizzard intends to release whatever it is they have up their sleeves this year. Though the rumor doesn't point to which game is underway, it's said to be one of Blizzard's popular titles. Mind you, this is all speculation, but there is good reasoning why this is a likely endeavor.

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Figures, now its the Cool thing to do eh?

Hope it runs well, id love to get away from MS one of these days rolleyes.gif
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After what they did to a bunch of diablo 3 players using linux, we'll have to see how this goes.
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I think Gabe Newell said it all. Windows 8 upon release caused a 20% decrease in their software sales, this shouldn't happen. I'm not sure how linux will pan out , but it should be interesting to see.

Even if microsoft isn't invested in the PC gaming ecosystem, i'm pretty happy that others (Valve) are stepping up to ensure that the PC remains at the forefront.
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After what they did to a bunch of diablo 3 players using linux, we'll have to see how this goes.

LOL you actually still believe that? rolleyes.gif
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This is kind of exciting. I'd love for WoW to goto linux. With some luck they would be able to further optimize it for older systems and increase performance on current systems.
 
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After what they did to a bunch of diablo 3 players using linux, we'll have to see how this goes.

You realize a bunch was based on only 4 or 5 people from both articles written by the blend. Now blizzard did eventually admit it happend, but it was never a "bunch" of people.

I see this a PR move and/or preperation in case steams push to linux works out.
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I think Gabe Newell said it all. Windows 8 upon release caused a 20% decrease in their software sales, this shouldn't happen. I'm not sure how linux will pan out , but it should be interesting to see.

Even if microsoft isn't invested in the PC gaming ecosystem, i'm pretty happy that others (Valve) are stepping up to ensure that the PC remains at the forefront.

Newell is just ticked that now that Windows has its own store, there is an alternative way to buy games other than Steam. Naturally, when your partner (since Steam runs primarily on Windows) becomes a competitor, there can be some fightin' words. I therefore see all Valve-originating anti-Windows 8 news with a great deal of skepticism.
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"Whatever they have up their sleeves this year" Can only be hots right? Or already another WoW expansion? Or project titan but that would surprise me greatly.
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"Whatever they have up their sleeves this year" Can only be hots right? Or already another WoW expansion? Or project titan but that would surprise me greatly.

It will be WoW. Their biggest cash cow, why not have it support yet another OS
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