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Old 15. Dec 2012, 04:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Steam has arrived for Linux

We all have been hearing about it and now it here, well Almost

Dedoimedo is one of the chosen few to get to try out Steam for Linux (Beta). Here's a peak on how its going so far.
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Old 15. Dec 2012, 07:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, it's about time!!! This is the first step to revolutionizing Linux usage among the masses. One major reason that I still use Windows is for the games, but the time is near where all games are going to work on Linux.

So this is the next biggest thing that has happened to Linux to attract the users and gain a massive fan base.
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Old 08. Jan 2013, 10:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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And the party continues:
Blizzard Entertainment Planning A Linux Game For 2013

" ...Besides Valve, among the publishers expressing Linux gaming interest have been Egosoft, THQ, Overhaul Games, and many other developers large and small have talked about their Linux plans. To add to the ever-growing list of Linux game milestones is now Blizzard Entertainment ..."

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTI2ODE
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I just bought the THQ bundle yesterday for 20!! That's over 240 quids worth of stuff!

Darksiders has me hooked!
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Doesn't work on Linux though.....does it?
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Doesn't work on Linux though.....does it?
Probably not, however, I can vouch for the Windows version of Steam being an acceptable part of PC gaming. I wish the Linux version all the success.
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I can vouch for the Windows version of Steam being an acceptable part of PC gaming.
In my opinion, I would say "acceptable" but not desirable. I have and use Steam. I probably have a dozen or so Steam games. But, to be honest, I hardly ever play them. I just can't get used to it. For me, I'm too used to having and using CD's and DVD's to play games.

I know that I'm probably odd or just too old to get with the new technology, but I just don't like Steam.
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I just can't get used to it. For me, I'm too used to having and using CD's and DVD's to play games.

I know that I'm probably odd or just too old to get with the new technology, but I just don't like Steam.
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Ah, I don't actually remember when was the last time that I actually bought a DVD. I used to be afraid if my discs would get scratched or something and often with a number of DVD's, I forget what all games I've in my collection. Other than that, the main advantage is that the games all stay updated, Steam always fix bugs and have latest versions of the games.

The major disadvantages that I can see are, you need to have a pretty fast internet connection for the purpose, and certain few games needs to be connected to the internet continuously to be played, although this number is actually very few.
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I'm a Steam user and very pleased with it in general.
As George points out, automatic updates and patches are a big advantage of Steam. Direct downloads are a big plus too for me.

The range of games available is huge for Windows, but I imagine it will take some persuading to convince the majority of game developers to offer a Linux compatible version of a previously released title any time soon.
I too wish the Linux version of Steam well, and hopefully, with Linux rise in popularity, the developers will increasingly feel it worthwhile to offer a Linux version when developing a new game.
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