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Do you think Linux gaming will ever be a thing?

#1fallenswordsPosted 7/23/2014 8:10:25 AM
topic.

i really wish i didn't have to use windows to play games.
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#2SinisterSlayPosted 7/23/2014 8:12:12 AM
It's entirely possible.
Android is Linux, and iOS is BSD (which is kind of like Linux)
PS4 is also BSD, same with PS3.

If devs would drop the directX addiction we would be all set.
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#3thasnipermasterPosted 7/23/2014 8:14:06 AM
maybe when the mass of steam machines start rolling out.
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#4BIastPosted 7/23/2014 8:14:29 AM
SinisterSlay posted...
If devs would drop the directX addiction we would be all set.


YES. I'm gonna port Half Life 3 to my opengl toilet in 30 years.
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#5Orestes417Posted 7/23/2014 8:16:10 AM
The problem with Linux gaming is "Linux" isn't an OS. That said there will almost certainly be more migration over to Linux based stacks as time goes on. Especially now that the kings of procrastination have taken it up as their life raft to survive Windows.
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#6halomonkey1_3_5Posted 7/23/2014 8:17:55 AM
Once Steam machines are publicly released I would expect it to get more support, but I cant see it getting widespread support unless MS really f***s up Windows. Just making unpopular UIs wont be enough, I'm talking full on "walled garden" BS.
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#7SinisterSlayPosted 7/23/2014 8:19:25 AM
halomonkey1_3_5 posted...
Once Steam machines are publicly released I would expect it to get more support, but I cant see it getting widespread support unless MS really f***s up Windows. Just making unpopular UIs wont be enough, I'm talking full on "walled garden" BS.


Well the requiring a windows live account to use your system could be an issue for everyone that doesn't have internet access.
Forcing the cloud on everyone is really hurting microsoft.
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#8FenriswolfPosted 7/23/2014 8:20:01 AM
Never. Anything Steam Machines can do, a Windows-based gaming PC can do better. Why would anyone deliberately restrict themselves to a bunch of indie games?
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#9SinisterSlayPosted 7/23/2014 8:20:39 AM
Fenriswolf posted...
Never. Anything Steam Machines can do, a Windows-based gaming PC can do better. Why would anyone deliberately restrict themselves to a bunch of indie games?


So the NSA doesn't know what you had for breakfast?
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#10Digital StormPosted 7/23/2014 8:33:30 AM
No.
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