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    Phoronix: Blizzard Entertainment Planning A Linux Game For 2013

    Blizzard Entertainment, the game studio behind wildly-popular games like World of Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft, is planning for a Linux game announcement in 2013...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI2ODE

  • #2
    It has to be StarCraft 2. D3's gotten boring after a month. WoW's always been boring because of it being an MMO. SC2 however ... already played >2000 matches, still fun.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Phoronix
      From a reliable source at the company, I have been told at least one of their
      very popular titles will see a release for Ubuntu Linux this calendar year.
      So they will port an already released game? Fine.

      ...release for Ubuntu Linux...
      It's getting tiresome to read this with every major announcement of a Linux port. :/
      Last edited by entropy; 01-06-2013, 01:41 PM.

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      • #4
        I love drm
        cool new game

        i run harshlinux
        i h8 noob-buntu

        edit: nice anti-all caps you have there. :3

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        • #5
          Originally posted by entropy View Post
          It's getting tiresome to read this with every major announcement of a Linux port. :/
          Well at least they are being honest.

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          • #6
            btw, any news about Batman?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
              btw, any news about Batman?
              Why? Did you see the Bat signal or something?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                Why? Did you see the Bat signal or something?
                http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...805#post300805

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                • #9
                  I hope it's true - SC2 is one of the very few games I still like to play.
                  I wanted to build a Windows machine just for it actually (don't want to reboot). But then the price tag switched from $60 to $660+

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                  • #10
                    Not going to buy it. D3 sucked major ass. That's coming from a guy who played Diablo 2 for about a gazillion hours. They just wanted to make a WoW rip off with WoW graphics and Diablo Characters so they can piggyback on Diablo 2s success.

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                    • #11
                      I hope they'll port SC2 as well. It's the only game I play actually. It's a pain to play it via WINE since performance is sub optimal.

                      But as far as we know, WoW seems to be closer to a port than SC2

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
                        Not going to buy it. D3 sucked major ass. That's coming from a guy who played Diablo 2 for about a gazillion hours. They just wanted to make a WoW rip off with WoW graphics and Diablo Characters so they can piggyback on Diablo 2s success.
                        +1
                        I've been a huge Blizzard fan up until D2. Nothing worthy came out after that. Well, maybe SC2 if you're into that (I'm not), but even so people complained it's just more SC to begin with.

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                        • #13
                          I still think this will end up as a big failed experiment.
                          The main reason is the open source video drivers just plain suck, and many of those people who only use those drivers instead of the binary blobs will just ruin it for everyone else.
                          It would be better if the distros installed the binary blobs by default, but in many cases, they just won't do that.

                          Speaking of open source drivers, I fail to see why many people choose to support nvidia instead of AMD when picking the gfx cards themselves. AMD releases lots of docs, nvidia hasn't released much of anything really, yet, those same anti-binary blob people continue to support a company like nvidia by buying their products.

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                          • #14
                            d3wow

                            Yeah I really disliked D3, but thankfully, Torchlight gave me much pleasure and I hope Torchlight 2 is ported over here eventually. As for WoW, when you unsub, they ask why; the reason I gave was that I use Linux now and wasn't interested in using Wine because it ran fairly slow for me. And no offense to anyone here, but Wine isn't really a solution for me, I'd rather have native. I've been doing my part in my one year on Xubuntu by buying as many games as I can from the Software Center.

                            I frequently hear users of other Linux flavors asking what's so special about it. Well, just click buy and it installs, that's why. When Shank 2 was corrupt on the HB site, It installed perfectly from the software center. That's a main reason I use *buntu, It's a consumer friendly alternative that I have found nowhere else in the Linux world. This is only my opinion of course, please don't be offended, I'm on your side. =)

                            This is also my first post and I'm very excited to be part of the Community here! =)

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                            • #15
                              Haven't bought a Blizzard game since D2, but if they release a game for Linux, I would totally buy it.

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