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    Phoronix: Activision Is Preventing A Game From Coming To Linux

    A game studio has shared publicly that Activison is preventing a new game from actively being made for "that platform", a.k.a. Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU0MTA

  • #2
    My pitchfork is ready.

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    • #3
      Kickbacks? :P

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      • #4
        too bad for them. I wont buy their game. I hope Activision does not have the delusion to think that they are publishing good games enough to motivate people to buy Windows.

        Won't happen to me for sure.

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        • #5
          I suggest protesting boycoting or worse

          Pirate their games, use them under wine.
          FU Activision!
          I payed for every Linux title I own or owned.
          I will however lightheartedly pirate their games and play them in wine, providing they run there. I will use every dirty way to do them damage now.
          Hackers, Black Hats, please take note who to f*** up next, same goes to Anonymous.
          Fuc**** As* hats!

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          • #6
            Prevent or not funding?

            Hmm... Exaggerate much?

            Lots of games aren't being ported to Linux. That normally means "a company is not paying for a port" not "company is happy to lose money by deliberately not porting".

            Now if Activision cancelled a PS3 port of something I'd be getting paranoid...

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            • #7
              boycott Activision.

              Just looked at their product line and the only title that's of note is Call of Duty, which I'm not interested in myself.

              Activision used to have a name since they ventured from Atari, but today they are more or less pushing crud. I can imagine they see supporting Linux as fostering their competitor, Steam and Value due to the current standing points of those companies.

              They'll be back to suck up if SteamOS is a major success.
              Last edited by e8hffff; 12-11-2013, 01:33 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by OneTimeShot View Post
                Hmm... Exaggerate much?

                Lots of games aren't being ported to Linux. That normally means "a company is not paying for a port" not "company is happy to lose money by deliberately not porting".

                Now if Activision cancelled a PS3 port of something I'd be getting paranoid...
                I don't want to be the guy bringing the bad news, it is most likely related with Valve's stance on Linux and some internal political fights (between Valve and Activision). As the development team targeted Linux (as Android) and all platforms excluding Windows are using OpenGL (as most graphics programming is the most difficult part to master today), it is normal to expect Linux to some degree.

                The bad part is that not supporting Linux means a missed opportunity for some people to pick Linux.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by OneTimeShot View Post
                  Hmm... Exaggerate much?

                  Lots of games aren't being ported to Linux. That normally means "a company is not paying for a port" not "company is happy to lose money by deliberately not porting".

                  Now if Activision cancelled a PS3 port of something I'd be getting paranoid...
                  If I understand it correctly, the forum thread states Activion is not funding the game, so they are actually actively preventing the game from being ported to Linux, not just not funding the port (as they are not funding the Windows version either).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dimko View Post
                    Pirate their games, use them under wine.
                    FU Activision!
                    I payed for every Linux title I own or owned.
                    I will however lightheartedly pirate their games and play them in wine, providing they run there. I will use every dirty way to do them damage now.
                    Hackers, Black Hats, please take note who to f*** up next, same goes to Anonymous.
                    Fuc**** As* hats!
                    As much as I dislike their stance, I have to disagree with you.
                    1. Steping over copyright is not a valid reaction.
                    2. The activision games all suck

                    Just ignore them, Kotick is a prick anyway.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by volca View Post
                      As much as I dislike their stance, I have to disagree with you.
                      1. Steping over copyright is not a valid reaction.
                      Sure it is.

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                      • #12
                        I am kind of surprised to see such a stance on linux targeted website.

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                        • #13
                          Hey folks.

                          My understanding is that Gabriel Knight will use Unity 3D, which is Linux compatible, and the studios did not request extra funds for the port. They were perfectly happy with providing the port for themselves.

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                          • #14
                            for that platform. Just PC
                            And today we learned: Our platforms are not PCs.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by volca View Post
                              As much as I dislike their stance, I have to disagree with you.
                              1. Steping over copyright is not a valid reaction.
                              2. The activision games all suck

                              Just ignore them, Kotick is a prick anyway.
                              While I agree with you on 1, I can see how, if they did not commit any funds to porting to your platform,
                              you get not to commit any funds on supporting their games.

                              Or, to put under a different light, by enforcing monopolizing tactics -who knows what three-way between MS, Apple and Activision is going on,
                              they are breaking the law. Just because they can afford better representation for their illegal actions, doesn't make their illegal actions less
                              illegal than a single user's illegal actions.

                              But yeah, I otherwise agree with you.

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