04-07-2012, 08:08 PM
Dunno, I can't say I've ever heard someone say "If only Mac had this feature, I'ld switch over". Even with steam coming to Mac, did anybody change OS? This is a different situation with Linux, there are people waiting to make the switch.
04-08-2012, 04:22 AM
Many people I know spend most of their gaming time in 1-3 games (css, wow, dota). Some of them said directly that if those were available they'd switch the same day.
Originally Posted by entropy
Extrapolating, I'd say they don't need their entire back catalog. Just the most wanted ones, and that's enough for many to switch.
04-08-2012, 09:29 AM
04-09-2012, 12:05 AM
maybe valve can post it on kickstarter.com
04-13-2012, 03:37 AM
04-13-2012, 07:12 AM
More and more the rumours point to a console/hardware device being created by Valve. IMHO it makes business sense for the drive for Linux steam and source engine to come from this push. Even though the majority of the games available for Steam are only MS Windows compatible, maybe they'll surprise us with something for the long term.
It almost seems a bit "Don't put all your eggs in one basket"...
04-13-2012, 07:15 AM
10 days or so to ponder...
04-13-2012, 07:31 AM
Nothing to add, but - indeed!
Originally Posted by Michael
Hope you can get some answers Michael!
04-13-2012, 09:38 AM
I'm not sure they'd come right out and say that was their plan though, even if it were. It'd make more sense to release a linux steam, big screen mode, then attempt to persuade other developers to use linux by saying we'll give you a better deal if your game is steamplay.
Originally Posted by Kamikaze
Then we would see the Linux steambox, though at this point it could well be based on Windows, but that seems a bit silly considering they'd be directly competing with Games for Windows Live and the Xbox.
Who knows though.
04-13-2012, 10:06 AM
Considering the next consoles look more like weak PCs ("the PS4 may use the AMD A8-3850 APU and Radeon HD 7670 GPU" and maybe the "Xbox 720 using the Radeon HD 6670"), its pretty reasonable that Valve wants to iron out Linux for a possible Steambox.