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Garry's Mod Creator Comments On Linux Plans

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Published on 08 May 2013 12:33 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Garry Newman, the creator of the popular "Garry's Mod" Source Engine game mod, has commented on their Linux release plans.

Garry Newman did a "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit and during that time today he was asked about Garry's Mod for Linux. After all, it's already been confirmed for Linux and Garry passed off its release as an April Fool's gag.

Garry responded that the release should be soon but was held up because he was waiting on Awesomium, a Web-UI bridge software component to be on both Linux and OS X.
I know I've been saying this for a long time. But Very Very Very Very Very soon.

There was a hold up because Awesomium took a long time to release a Linux version. Then they released a linux version and not a mac version. They've since sent me a mac version - so we're all go!
On a related note, Garry was also asked about Valve's biometric/wearable initiatives, to which he responded:
I am not interested in the biometric stuff at all. I'm sure it's great for testing, but I'm not so certain that it would add anything to playing games.

Steambox is a step in the right direction. But it needs to look like an Apple TV and make no noise at all to find a place in my living room.

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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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