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[PCGamer] Ken Levine: SteamOS is “a brave and powerful idea”

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Levine characterizes the move to use Linux as a base for SteamOS as “a brave and powerful idea,” and thinks the open nature of Linux matches up with how gamers want to interact with developers.

“I think we’ve seen a move toward openness,” he says. “There’s been a democratization effect with Kickstarter or the Humble Bundles, or even Steam Workshop, where you putting faith in the audience to help enhance the experience and make the experience better. And that requires openness to a certain degree.”

http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/09/25/ken-levine-steamos-is-a-brave-and-powerful-idea/?ns_campaign=article-feed&ns_mchannel=ref&ns_source=steam&ns_linkname=0&ns_fee=0
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I wish Infinite had some "brave and powerful" ideas instead of being a generic FPS. tongue.gif
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One of the best games ever made. Either you have a extremely poor taste in gaming or a troll. Possibly both.
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I wish Infinite had some "brave and powerful" ideas instead of being a generic FPS. tongue.gif
This. The game was not really what was shown at E3 demos and the likes smile.gif It missed the emotion and open feel those demos had compared to the actual game.

I think THIS gives a pretty good idea of why it wasn't as good as all the reviews made it.

OT: I think anyone agreeing at this point about Linux being the way forward is just stating the obvious. I didn't need Ken Levine to point this out for me tongue.gif
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One of the best games ever made. Either you have a extremely poor taste in gaming or a troll. Possibly both.

Your personal opinion. I don't see what's so great about the game, let alone one of the best games ever made. Many games came out this year that I thought were far better in nearly every aspect. All I saw was a generic FPS (Bioshock 1 did it better) with bland characters and a game that felt it was on rails after the first couple hours. Can definitely tell they wanted to go somewhere else with the game but ended up settling on mediocrity. I simply can't help but call into question the mindset of those that think it's one of the best games ever...I can easily recall 20 games I've played in the past three years that were way better...but again, different strokes for different folks. If one thinks the game was amazing well then good for them.

Either way, my thoughts on Infinite is why I have really lost a LOT of respect for Levine. I care more about what Carmack thinks then he does at this point.

Also I am holding judgement on SteamOS until it's released. Seems to me like it's simply a Linux distro with Steam baked in. Color me unimpressed. Sure the streaming thing is cool but past that I don't see what the big hoopla is other than that and it not costing anything. Time will tell though.
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This. The game was not really what was shown at E3 demos and the likes smile.gif It missed the emotion and open feel those demos had compared to the actual game.

I think THIS gives a pretty good idea of why it wasn't as good as all the reviews made it.

OT: I think anyone agreeing at this point about Linux being the way forward is just stating the obvious. I didn't need Ken Levine to point this out for me tongue.gif

LOL! I actually have more than a few responses in the comments of that article! tongue.gif

Yeah...I was sorely disappointed...had to get it out somewhere that I wouldn't be called a troll or banned (looking at you HardForum).

Either way, off topic, just thought that was funny!biggrin.gif
Edited by AndroidVageta - 9/29/13 at 3:05pm
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