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    Phoronix: Activision Linux Game Situation Cleared Up

    Yesterday an article was published how Activision Is Preventing A Game From Coming To Linux, according to the technical director of the studio behind the game in question. It turns out that the Phoenix Online Studios employee was wrong...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU0MjE

  • #2
    Sounds like Activision damage control.

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    • #3
      I tried to register for there forums so I could respond, but the forum keeps telling me that I didn't put in gabriel knights initials, even though I most certainly did.

      Anyway, there suggestion is to run the game in wine, which is all fine and good. But if that is there official recommendation, then they need to make sure they test each release in wine. They need to make sure that every function they implement is something that wine already supports well. Honestly that's a hell of a lot harder to do than a port. The whole situation is retarded. That womens response is obviously damage control. If first impressions are usually correct then my first impression of her is as a liar. If she isn't in fact lying, then at minimum she's really fing stupid.

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      • #4
        Phoronix is being one more time ``professional''

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        • #5
          Blatant damage control, that doesn't really explain anything, just a neutral PR statement.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by r1348 View Post
            Blatant damage control, that doesn't really explain anything, just a neutral PR statement.
            My comment I was about to post was "bad damage control".

            Screw them.

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            • #7
              Nothing is cleared up. So they are saying Linux was never planned? That's a lie:

              -it is mentioned on the kickstarter page
              -the game is to be done in Unity, so what plans? It's basically a one click away!

              It looks like Activision is trying to put the blame elsewhere, without addressing the real issue - will there be a Linux version, and if not why, if it so easy to make?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Annabel View Post
                Phoronix is being one more time ``professional''
                I doubt they're telling the truth, but it doesn't matter. Activision still sucks! I have no plans to buy their games.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Annabel View Post
                  Phoronix is being one more time ``professional''
                  Phoronix has always been professional, in this case they are just reporting the news as they are, the news are screwed up, hardly Phoronix's fault.

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                  • #10
                    Activition's liars are as poor as their coders, it seems. Too bad.

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                    • #11
                      Bullshit.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by r1348 View Post
                        Blatant damage control, that doesn't really explain anything, just a neutral PR statement.
                        I think it positive.

                        They prob never expected this Linux decision, to cause such an uproar.

                        It becomes harder and harder to ignore Linux.

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                        • #13
                          After reading this, I'm not sure the title is good. Nothing is cleared up about the Linux situation. Or just, if we see the "save the baby" statement, that Activision just isn't considering linux as a "platform" (i have a problem with that word, as it refers more on hardware than software to me) to put games on.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by borsook View Post
                            Nothing is cleared up. So they are saying Linux was never planned? That's a lie:
                            -it is mentioned on the kickstarter page
                            Where exactly is it mentioned on Kickstarter that Gabriel Knight is planned for Linux? I couldn't find it.

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                            • #15
                              Put down the pitchforks and take a chill pill

                              First I'd like to say that I knew nothing about Gabriel Knight until yesterday, so I'm coming at this from an outsider (which may be a good thing).

                              Looking at what Jane Jensen has said, and some Google searching, I think she's telling the truth. The Moebius kickstarter page, which is a "spiritual successor" to GK, does talk about Linux and she even says that Moebius will be available on Linux. Everything I can find about the GK remake never mentions Linux: TIME, Joystiq and the original GameTrailers interview only mention Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android - exactly as she says.

                              As much as I'd love having another great game on Linux, I don't think you can get too upset over something that wasn't announced anyway.

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