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Valve Officially Launches Steam For Linux 313

Posted by samzenpus
from the time-to-play dept.
sl4shd0rk writes "Valve has finally released Steam for Linux. Although some of the 57 games listed on the Linux Steam site are previously released from the Humble Bundles, there are others which should provide adequate entertainment for anyone bored with the HB games. Among the games listed, many at deep discounts of 50%-75% off, are HalfLife, CounterStrke Source and Serious Sam 3. Hopefully Valve will keep the ports coming as rumor has it that Left 4 Dead had been ported at least for developers."
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Valve Officially Launches Steam For Linux

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  • Re:Goodbye Windows (Score:5, Insightful)

    by MrEricSir (398214) on Thursday February 14, 2013 @06:54PM (#42903653) Homepage

    You might want to wait on that. At this time, there's only ~100 titles available for Linux, and many of them have aleady been out for a year or so.

    Maybe one day Linux will be a platform hardcore gamers will use, but Steam for Linux is just a baby step in that direction. Remember, they've had Steam for OS X for a while now, and there's still only a tiny trickle of games for that platform.

  • Re:Goodbye Windows (Score:5, Insightful)

    by jones_supa (887896) on Thursday February 14, 2013 @07:23PM (#42904035)

    You might want to wait on that. At this time, there's only ~100 titles available for Linux, and many of them have aleady been out for a year or so.

    Maybe one day Linux will be a platform hardcore gamers will use, but Steam for Linux is just a baby step in that direction. Remember, they've had Steam for OS X for a while now, and there's still only a tiny trickle of games for that platform.

    What's the problem? The availability of games for Linux just exploded into new numbers, and more are coming all the time. You don't have to wait for every game under the sun to be ported, and that's not the point anyway. Make the switch and enjoy. 2013 is the Year of Linux Gaming.

  • Re:SteamOS (Score:2, Insightful)

    by masternerdguy (2468142) on Thursday February 14, 2013 @07:26PM (#42904061)
    I hope not. Linux is about openness and nothing is less open than a proprietary esoteric distribution.
  • Re:Goodbye Windows (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 14, 2013 @07:48PM (#42904329)

    If gamers invested even a tiny fraction of the cumulative time they waste whining about modern video games, Linux would already be where everyone wishes it was.

    Yeah, because gamers in general know anything about software development.

    You're an asshole. No, really, you're probably the world's largest asshole, in fact. Why? Because if you posted on Slashdot less, clearly, you would have developed a cure for cancer by now.

    DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE CONTINUE TO DIE EACH DAY BECAUSE YOU NEED TO POST HERE?!

    Monstrous. Simply monstrous.

  • Re:Goodbye Windows (Score:5, Insightful)

    by jones_supa (887896) on Thursday February 14, 2013 @08:00PM (#42904489)

    Never heard that line before ... not hating on Linux, but seriously, don't hold your breath.

    A little bit of celebration would not be that out of place, though.

  • Re:Wine and bugs (Score:4, Insightful)

    by LingNoi (1066278) on Friday February 15, 2013 @04:41AM (#42907891)

    If you want WINE support for your application you either have to pay for it or you code it up yourself and submit the patches. You comment just makes your company sound cheap.

  • Hello Tux! (Score:4, Insightful)

    by hoboroadie (1726896) on Friday February 15, 2013 @08:00AM (#42908909)

    The TF2 gamers that log on with a Linux box before March 1 get an exclusive item; Don't underestimate the power of tchotchkes!

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