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Is Windows still better than Linux at gaming?

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April 8, 2014
Is Windows still better than Linux at gaming?

In the past Linux has never had a good reputation as a platform for gaming. This seems to be changing with the introduction of SteamOS and Steam for Linux, but is it changing fast enough? Or is Windows still the big kahuna when it comes to gaming? A gamer on Softpedia shares his thoughts...
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Valve’s amazing Steam Controller

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September 28, 2013
Valve’s amazing Steam Controller

Valve announced the Steam Controller for its Steam OS devices today. And this sucker looks great! The Steam Controller is designed to work with all Steam games, even older games. It comes with two trackpads, and includes haptic feedback. The Steam Controller is hackable too. We set out with a singular goal: bring the...
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Tons of new games coming to Linux via Steam

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August 31, 2013
Tons of new games coming to Linux via Steam

Many New Games Coming to Linux on Steam The folks at Steam have greenlit a huge batch of games, and many will be supporting Linux! This is great news for Linux gamers, we’re living in an amazing time. Remember when there were very, very few games available for Linux? Steam is changing that, we’re...
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Steam and distros besides Ubuntu

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December 31, 2012
Steam for Linux

It looks like the Steam folks are considering releasing it for distros other than Ubuntu. I think this is a great idea, though there are certainly pitfalls involved in doing it. Don’t get me wrong, Ubuntu is a fine distro and many people love it. But I’ve always been a big believer in choice,...
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THQ and Linux games

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December 31, 2012
Jason Rubin of THQ

Jason Rubin, the president of THQ, sounded reasonably positive on Twitter about potentially developing Linux games. Between this and Steam on Linux, Linux gamers are getting a couple of great Christmas presents. Let’s hope that he actually decides to go through with it. I’m hopeful that the Windows 8 debacle has opened more eyes...
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Blizzard’s mobile gaming mistake

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May 12, 2012
Blizzard

Blizzard is generally regarded as a smart company with a savvy business model and knowledgeable developers. However, it has made a terrible mistake by not developing mobile versions of its popular games. Oh sure, Blizzard released its Mobile Armory ages ago. And it’s fine for what it does, but it doesn’t let you play...
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Steam for Mac review

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May 13, 2010
The Steam store menu on the Apple Mac.

Let’s face it, folks. Gaming on the Mac has sucked for a long, long time. Oh sure, Mac gamers get ports of Windows games here and there. But usually it takes forever for them to appear and, in some cases, they never do. Mac gaming has been a sad, sad story that has gone...
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Who cares about Linux on the PS3?

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May 6, 2010
Once a very powerful machine, the PS3 is now an aging console.

I don’t know about you but I’ve been amused at the amount of coverage in the media about Sony pulling the plug on alternative operating systems on the PS3. Have you been following this mess? Talk about a lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing whatsoever of importance. If you read any of the...
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When Will Steam Come to Linux?

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March 16, 2010

Valve recently announced that it will be releasing Steam for the Mac: Valve Software, whose Steam download services has become a successful content distribution platform for the PC, will expand to the Apple Macintosh, the company said. More importantly, Valve will also port its Source graphics technology to the Mac, giving both platforms access to the...
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Secret Confessions of A World of Warcraft Addict!

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November 8, 2009
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A friend of mine posted an interesting link on Twitter a while back to an article dealing with MMORPG addiction. It was sad and somewhat moving to read about one guy’s struggle with it. He lost his girlfriend, his job, and pretty much his life to Everquest. Here’s some of what he went through:...
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