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  • Don't get excited about the Humble Bundle being able to be activated over Steam. That's just for the windows and mac users - there's a blog post over on wolfire about it.
    Hope is one thing - but sorry, nothing to get excited about yet!

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    • Your speculations are baseless.

      LGP went down because of a hard drive failure.

      And there is nothing to support what you think about killing floor.

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      • Originally posted by liamdawe View Post
        Your speculations are baseless.

        LGP went down because of a hard drive failure.

        And there is nothing to support what you think about killing floor.
        Clearly... but I just assumed he was joking... Presumably parodying the desperate attempts by some people to find the "smoking gun" evidence that valve is developing weapons of mass destruction.

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        • Originally posted by Setlec View Post
          android is a embedded OS, which is different from gnu/linux OS!

          @B15hop: the client showed several problems to run iirc and most were due to some libs... (alpha version maybe) how it would run any game?
          <bzzzzt!> Sorry, wrong answer, thank you for playing.

          Android is an embedded Linux distribution with a Dalvik application framework on top of it. The distinction you're trying to make only exists in the minds of the people trying to make it.

          You won't get games like Caster running on top of Dalvik so you'll end up with a rather large chunk (99% roughly...) of native C/C++ code bound to the Dalvik remainder in a JNI fashion.

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          • Originally posted by mirv View Post
            Don't get excited about the Humble Bundle being able to be activated over Steam. That's just for the windows and mac users - there's a blog post over on wolfire about it.
            Hope is one thing - but sorry, nothing to get excited about yet!
            Well...then there's this odd post by Hothead over Deathspank being possibly on Linux. Official comment was that there'd be no Linux version until Steam was on Linux.

            You typically don't make remarks like that unless there's a possibility thereof.

            I know...until Valve says/does something official, there's nothing there- and you all would be right. But I keep seeing odd things and catching the odd bit of info here and there that would lead one to believe otherwise.

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            • Oh god you're turning into a believer now too nooooooo :P

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              • So here we are. All these months later.

                I'm not seeing it are you?

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                • Again, it's not stated WHEN it comes.

                  I even don't get it why this messy thread even gains
                  more posts. There is nothing to discuss. Not until
                  the release.

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                  • Originally posted by Rabauke View Post
                    Again, it's not stated WHEN it comes.

                    I even don't get it why this messy thread even gains
                    more posts. There is nothing to discuss. Not until
                    the release.
                    I'm a unicorn.

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                    • Originally posted by Rabauke View Post
                      Again, it's not stated WHEN it comes.

                      I even don't get it why this messy thread even gains
                      more posts. There is nothing to discuss. Not until
                      the release.
                      Ok it's simple. It's not going to happen until there is an ironclad way of saying how many Linux machines there are, capable of running games, are out there.

                      Now if you want sales figures for the number of MBP's, MP's, MB's and such you just have to poke Apple and they'll spit it out. So you can with a reasonable degree of accuracy what their market share is.

                      Now did that Ubuntu ISO get used once, twice, thrice or twenty times? Are those machines capable of running HL2 (for example)? Who the hell knows.

                      Ohhh Alpha software was released... didn't work... then it was yanked the second Valve figured out the public were seeing it. A script in the OS X version mentions Linux, well... it would... that's sensible.

                      Portal 2 is NOT being released nativley for Linux.

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                      • Originally posted by SarahKH View Post
                        Ok it's simple. It's not going to happen until there is an ironclad way of saying how many Linux machines there are, capable of running games, are out there.
                        Heh... You've gotten enough of one, not once, but twice now.

                        I'm afraid that old saw's not going to go for much longer...

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                        • Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
                          Heh... You've gotten enough of one, not once, but twice now.

                          I'm afraid that old saw's not going to go for much longer...
                          Cool. Call of Duty: Blops, Portal 2, HL2, SupCom2, E2. All in Linux native format delivered by Steam for Linux.

                          Ohh it's a bunch of indies and it's not using a mythical content delivery platform.

                          Your mistake.

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                          • TITLE NEEDS TO BE CHANGED

                            IT IS NOT OFFICIAL AND SUCH THINGS ARE OUTRIGHT LIES


                            oh look it was Phoronix that started this thread... lies as per usual

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                            • Originally posted by HON post
                              Times though are certainly great for Linux gaming with Unigine Corp starting off the week by expanding their Linux game development competition to hopefully provide three new Linux games, Alien Arena 2011 is about to be released, Frozenbyte's Trine Linux port is nearing completion, there's a new dedicated Linux game porting company, and Humble Indie Bundle #2 was just released. It's only Tuesday and there's already all of this Linux gaming news and the week is far from over.

                              At the very least, there's one more Linux gaming related item coming up and it will be exclusively detailed on Phoronix this weekend or perhaps Monday.
                              I'm thinking this may be suggestive.

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                              • Here is a short cut from an interview with icculus (http://www.hardware.no/artikler/ryan..._simms/68450/2).
                                Are you working on a exiting Linux-port now that you're allowed to talk about?

                                I've gotten into the habit of not talking about projects until the moment they ship... I've had more than one fall apart after announcing it.

                                But I will say: as UT3 is wrapping up, we've got a portable version of UnrealEngine3, so my next move will be to aggressively court Epic's licensees. Several of them have expressed interest in Mac and Linux support, and it'll will be nice to start getting them running on the latest codebase.

                                There are so many projects I'd love to do in 2009. Everything seems possible this year.
                                Maybe phoronix should learn his lesson.

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