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    Phoronix: EA Begins Their (Sad) Ubuntu Game Push

    The first native Linux games from Electronic Arts are beginning to appear within the Ubuntu Software Center...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA5ODk

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    Wow I already have very low expectations, but this is beyond them, really? this and nothing are almost the same, however, I'm going to download them to show support, but really, I was expecting, at least, something like PvZ, or Zuma, or bejeweled...

    ps1: I can't download them yet

    ps2: what are those batman pictures on michael twitter? any other suprise?
    Last edited by YaPeL; 05-08-2012, 02:06 PM.

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    • #3
      I don't really care what games they try to "push." I like to think about it this way: They are now actually paying attention to Linux, even if only a little. It's more attention than they used to pay.

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      • #4
        It appears that they are just testing the waters. I would not feel bad (considering the company we're dealing with) if Ubuntu users gamed the system and installed both games from the SC on their PCs in order to artificially boost the DL stats, even if they have no intention of playing them.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by russofris View Post
          It appears that they are just testing the waters. I would not feel bad (considering the company we're dealing with) if Ubuntu users gamed the system and installed both games from the SC on their PCs in order to artificially boost the DL stats, even if they have no intention of playing them.
          Hey, that's not a bad idea. Time to install Ubuntu.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by asdx
            OMG this is fucking pathetic.
            You can say it very loud!

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            • #7
              oups, wer is BF3 Michael Larabel ?
              Ah ...
              Only bullshit


              Only EA javascript game on GNu/Linux.

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              • #8
                Amazing, is not even a stand alone game, is just a shortcut, A SHORTCUT TO THE WEB PAGE!!!

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                • #9
                  They're just teasing us until they release the big guns. Plants versus zombies!

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                  • #10
                    At lest it a first step. We as a community should try to show so support for what they are doing. Maybe they will reward us with some better titles in the future. I would love to see the SIM City series make it to Linux. Other then that I can't really think of any other games they have released in the last couple of years that I would be interested in playing..

                    Oh, and I have tried Lords of Ultima via Chrome. Not a bad browser based game, just lacking any real hold appeal.I played it for about 2 months.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fuzz View Post
                      I don't really care what games they try to "push." I like to think about it this way: They are now actually paying attention to Linux, even if only a little. It's more attention than they used to pay.
                      They're not really paying attention to linux. Its gorram javascript and flash. You basically can't prevent it from working on linux.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by not.sure View Post
                        They're not really paying attention to linux. Its gorram javascript and flash. You basically can't prevent it from working on linux.
                        Technology != marketing

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by fuzz View Post
                          Hey, that's not a bad idea. Time to install Ubuntu.
                          Runs just fine in VMWare Fusion (or Workstation). 3D even works, though not to the level required for competitive gaming. Recreational gamers should be OK though. Go for it. I keep a VMWare Ubuntu image for work that I'll check the installers on.

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                          • #14
                            I wasn't thinking AAA games but maybe something along the lines as the Shank series which is included in an EA indie bundle (!?!?) on Steam. So EA seems to have rights to some games which have a native Linux client. The browser games mentioned is a bit of a let down but lets see what happens.

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                            • #15
                              Don't diss it...

                              They worked with Ubuntu/Canonocal enough to get it featured in the software center, which shows they have an interest in attempting to get something done THE RIGHT WAY with a major linux distro. So what if it isn't a big AAA title. It's a hell of a lot more than you've ever gotten before. How about you be thankful you got anything, and encourage more in the future. They probably just want to see if anyone in linux-land really will play a game if it's given to them in the correct manner (software center), and how many new people that will pull to an otherwise un-noticed title.

                              How bout you "install" the game, to show support for the (possible) trend, stop complaining about not getting everything you wanted with a bow on it, and help encourage the adoption of linux as a platform, instead of drive EA away with negative responces to a decent gesture.

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