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  • efikkan
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    I guess there is going to be "big news" when Linux surpasses OS X on Steam. If the trend continues, maybe we'll know May 1st, maybe it will be a little later.

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  • Gps4l
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    The only reason why I went from Xp to windows 7 = D11.

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  • dlq84
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    Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
    linux gamers are a sad pathetic bunch


    throw them a 10 year

    HELL 10??

    like 14 year old title

    CSTRIKE ANYONE?

    throw them a 14 year old title and they will suck dick in bus stops just so they can buy it.



    you all make me sick



    get me black ops 2, then


    THEN

    I will consider
    Classic COD-player, most of those titles are older than you.

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  • Pallidus
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    do you come do you come from the land down under

    i's full of fags from here to yonder






    seriously now would it be so hard for them to release, hell, a 9 year old title, like say hl2?

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  • timothyja
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    Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
    linux gamers are a sad pathetic bunch


    throw them a 10 year

    HELL 10??

    like 14 year old title

    CSTRIKE ANYONE?

    throw them a 14 year old title and they will suck dick in bus stops just so they can buy it.



    you all make me sick



    get me black ops 2, then


    THEN

    I will consider
    No one cares about you so go back to your bus stop. The only thing that makes me sick is the structure of your writing.
    Last edited by timothyja; 03-02-2013, 07:11 AM.

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  • Mike Frett
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    Break down

    Let's break it down even smaller. The following guy had more sales on Linux than Mac, 16%. Defender's Quest

    Yes more people use Windows, but when XP and 7 finally have their support ended, the people using those Microsoft platforms will be forced into using precisely what they are avoiding, the 'modern' interface. It's going to be interesting to watch if they move to Mac, Linux or suck up to Microsoft and push themselves into that new UI.

    Let's say they pushed themselves into that new UI. Now after months and years of using that, they will be hooked into it by Microsoft's hooks. At that point, switching to Mac or Linux would be extremely difficult due to the extreme UI differences. It would be devastating for the future of Linux without a similar UI, that's what worries me. For Linux to have any future, the users of these OS's which support is ending, need to jump in our (Linux) lake and let their feet get wet.

    That's how I'm thinking, it may be difficult for some to understand what I mean. In any case, Defender's Quest shows that there is money in the Platform.

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  • Pallidus
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    linux gamers are a sad pathetic bunch


    throw them a 10 year

    HELL 10??

    like 14 year old title

    CSTRIKE ANYONE?

    throw them a 14 year old title and they will suck dick in bus stops just so they can buy it.



    you all make me sick



    get me black ops 2, then


    THEN

    I will consider

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  • timothyja
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    Originally posted by Paradox Uncreated View Post
    2% is probably not something that will keep them sustaining a linux-market.
    Thats up up from just around 1% in January which is great growth. Its a bit early to be making any calls on sustaining a Linux market, I'm sure Valve wouldnt have wasted this much effort if it didnt believe it could build a large market. I'm sure it still has a few aces ups its sleeve yet.

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  • timothyja
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    Originally posted by ltcommander.data View Post
    I guess they believe a large part of their potential customers already own the Windows version of the game so it wouldn't be sustainable to do the porting and then give them all the Mac version for free.
    That doesnt make much sense to me if they really believed a large part of their potential customers already own the Windows version surely they would not risk porting a game hoping that they would pay for the game again just to have a mac version. More likely Apple is giving them a good deal in their store to make sure that games are only available via their own store.
    Last edited by timothyja; 03-02-2013, 06:51 AM.

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  • borsook
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    seems the link I was trying to post did not get posted, so here are game devs given stats of their Linux sales:

    http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/LarsD...le_Results.php

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