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One Week To E3 Expo - Linux Gaming News?

Gaming

Published on 29 May 2012 07:39 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Starting one week from today is E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Will there be some exciting Linux gaming news to share from some of the leading game companies?

Running from the 5th to 7th of June in Los Angeles is the annual E3 event where there's usually many AAA game announcements and other exciting news for gamers. Will Linux have a presence at this year's expo? I won't be at the event in person since I only get back to America from Germany the night before, but otherwise I would probably go. Here's some potential news items you can begin to discuss and speculate within the forums for the next week.

- Valve will be at E3 2012. Is this where Gabe will announce in public about their grand Linux plans? Show Source Engine games on Linux? Talk about the crap wreck that is Windows 8? Wait and see.

- Will Electronic Arts talk about any other Linux games?

- Microsoft to explain their large Linux sponsorships?

- New Unigine Engine games forthcoming?

- The release of the OpenGL ES 3.0 specification?

- Will id Software change their mind about Linux clients? (i.e. Rage / id Tech 5 Linux support)

- FarCry 3 on Linux?

- Will there finally be a new surprise Linux game announcement? It's been about five years since the last major AAA Linux game title release (Enemy Territory: Quake Wars).

Wait and see what happens... More information on the E3 event is available from the expo website. One week from today is also the Phoronix birthday when it will turn eight years old.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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