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    Phoronix: Valve Publishes Packages For Their Linux Distribution

    For Valve's forthcoming Linux-based Steam gaming console the first packages are starting to emerge within a package repository on the SteamPowered web-server...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM0MDc

  • DDF420
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    Originally posted by Xilanaz View Post
    this is just plain stupid, why on earth would Valve bring out a steambox based on linux ? People who buy consoles (which a steambox essentially is) want games, right now the number of linux based games on steam is not worth it and the real big AAA titles are not coming out on steam, so if vales wants this to be a success either a LOT more linux bases AAA titles need to come out or they need to use an OS that supports the AAA titles.

    and no I am not a troll, I use Linux, am happy with it, but right now and the foreseeable future its not a gaming platform
    So are most of these going to be Linux-based Steam Boxes?

    We?ll come out with our own and we?ll sell it to consumers by ourselves. That?ll be a Linux box, [and] if you want to install Windows you can. We?re not going to make it hard. This is not some locked box by any stretch of the imagination.


    http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/8/385...ture-of-gaming

    and

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/6/395...steam-box-cake

    Originally posted by stiiixy View Post
    Can you say link which companies have committed? You said 'verified' so you sound like you've seen something that some of us may not have =D

    Well the linux steam game list is already bigger than the 16 games available for the xbox 360 on its release. Im sure this list will grow quiet substantially in the not to distant future

    http://store.steampowered.com/search...s=linux&page=1

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  • stiiixy
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    Originally posted by peppercats View Post
    Steam for Linux already has far more games than most consoles launch with, and steambox isn't launching for quite a while still. Many companies already verified that their upcoming games will be available on Linux.
    Can you say link which companies have committed? You said 'verified' so you sound like you've seen something that some of us may not have =D

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  • PreferLinux
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    Originally posted by Xilanaz View Post
    this is just plain stupid, why on earth would Valve bring out a steambox based on linux ? People who buy consoles (which a steambox essentially is) want games, right now the number of linux based games on steam is not worth it and the real big AAA titles are not coming out on steam, so if vales wants this to be a success either a LOT more linux bases AAA titles need to come out or they need to use an OS that supports the AAA titles.

    and no I am not a troll, I use Linux, am happy with it, but right now and the foreseeable future its not a gaming platform
    And I guess you realise that Valve has said on multiple occasions that their SteamBox will run Linux???

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  • Kristian Joensen
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    Originally posted by peppercats View Post
    Steam for Linux already has far more games than most consoles launch with, and steambox isn't launching for quite a while still. Many companies already verified that their upcoming games will be available on Linux.
    What do you have in mind there?

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  • RealNC
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    Originally posted by Xilanaz View Post
    this is just plain stupid, why on earth would Valve bring out a steambox based on linux ? People who buy consoles (which a steambox essentially is) want games, right now the number of linux based games on steam is not worth it
    And right now there's no SteamBox yet, so where's the problem? :-)

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  • peppercats
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    Originally posted by Xilanaz View Post
    this is just plain stupid, why on earth would Valve bring out a steambox based on linux ? People who buy consoles (which a steambox essentially is) want games, right now the number of linux based games on steam is not worth it and the real big AAA titles are not coming out on steam, so if vales wants this to be a success either a LOT more linux bases AAA titles need to come out or they need to use an OS that supports the AAA titles.

    and no I am not a troll, I use Linux, am happy with it, but right now and the foreseeable future its not a gaming platform
    Steam for Linux already has far more games than most consoles launch with, and steambox isn't launching for quite a while still. Many companies already verified that their upcoming games will be available on Linux.

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  • Nobu
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    Originally posted by Pawlerson View Post
    Stop kidding. Intel hardware is way too slow for games. I'm glad they have chosen Nvidia, because it's simply the best choice. Furthermore, Ubuntu is turning to Qt and this is another reason to like it.
    I missed something here...I mean, I like Qt too, but I don't see how this relates to anything else said in the thread.

    Also, it doesn't matter where Ubuntu is turning, because Steam will likely be "the desktop". There won't be Gnome, Unity, or KDE anywhere to be seen, unless you install it yourself. Makes for a more seamless gaming experience (no in-between desktop, or software management to take care of), although that comes at a price.

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  • iniudan
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    Originally posted by Xilanaz View Post
    this is just plain stupid, why on earth would Valve bring out a steambox based on linux ? People who buy consoles (which a steambox essentially is) want games, right now the number of linux based games on steam is not worth it and the real big AAA titles are not coming out on steam, so if vales wants this to be a success either a LOT more linux bases AAA titles need to come out or they need to use an OS that supports the AAA titles.

    and no I am not a troll, I use Linux, am happy with it, but right now and the foreseeable future its not a gaming platform
    They still have more game then the PS4 and Xbox720, has of now, what you need is to compare to the one it gonna compete against, not the current one. And nothing can't compete against Windows for game, in part due to Gabe showing that Windows 95 was a good gaming OS by porting Doom, which was one of the top 3 highest selling software [yes software in general, not just game] back then. Basically, I am ready to bet he trying to repeat history, except this time with something he can have some control on, unlike Windows.

    And I am pretty sure the incentive to buy an official Steam Box will be Valve Complete Collection (mostly for those that don't already use Steam, in other word, mostly console gamer), including the mystical Ricochet 2 (or whatever it is the code name for, hopefully something with the forbidden number, which I think is quite likely if they want do create a tidal wave of free publicity for the box).

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  • duby229
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    Originally posted by Xilanaz View Post
    this is just plain stupid, why on earth would Valve bring out a steambox based on linux ? People who buy consoles (which a steambox essentially is) want games, right now the number of linux based games on steam is not worth it and the real big AAA titles are not coming out on steam, so if vales wants this to be a success either a LOT more linux bases AAA titles need to come out or they need to use an OS that supports the AAA titles.

    and no I am not a troll, I use Linux, am happy with it, but right now and the foreseeable future its not a gaming platform
    It's a catch 22. That much at least is certain. Valve has taken the first step in solving that whole circular dependency problem.

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