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Steam Closed Beta Now Live!

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Thanks to the Steam group chat it has been revealed that Steam will go live today when someone pointed this out, the news comes thanks to Nvidia's news here dated today with the release of an improved graphics driver.
QuoteAvailable for download at www.geforce.com, the new R310 drivers were also thoroughly tested with Steam for Linux, the extension of Valve's phenomenally popular Steam gaming platform that officially opened to gamers starting today.


Linux is also now available as a filter for finding games on the official website: http://store.steampowered.com/search/?snr=1_4_4__12&term=#os=linux&advanced=0&sort_order=ASC&page=1

Steam also has some planned Downtime today at 11PM GMT (16:00 PDT) so it could well be a late night release for me.

UPDATE: media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
Update 2: It's officially on - and i didn't get in :( http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/0/882965118606625844/
Update 3: Over 60,000 people wanted in on the beta! http://store.steampowered.com/news/9289/

So people, are you ready? What will be your first purchase on the Steam Linux client?

Ps. Add me to your Steam - "liamdawe" Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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tweakedenigma Nov 6, 2012
I have never been so ready for anything in my life.
Anon Nov 6, 2012
Is it selfish of me to want them to delay the release? I still have to do some things this week!
dimko Nov 6, 2012
I am ready! Take me, I am all yours!
But be gentle!

Embrace me into steamy hot hands of yours!
dimko Nov 6, 2012
arm... wrong forum...
Agmenor Nov 6, 2012
I am more than ready ! My first purchase will be Portal, since I never tried it and I saw nice videocasts of it.
As a side note, Steam for Linux coming this month made me finally decide to get rid of my Microsoft Windows partition. More room for Ubuntu 12.10, for documents and for games !
Larian Nov 6, 2012
Is this referring to the live client or the closed public beta? I was under the impression Valve was going to do the beta first. Has that happened already?
Liam Dawe Nov 6, 2012
Closed beta first.

Quoting: "Larian, post: 6136"Is this referring to the live client or the closed public beta? I was under the impression Valve was going to do the beta first. Has that happened already?
Kame Nov 6, 2012
Looks like Linux has been added as an OS choice on the steam website for searches!

http://store.steampowered.com/search/?snr=1_4_4__12&term=#os=linux&advanced=0&sort_order=ASC&page=1
Larian Nov 6, 2012
Quoting: "liamdawe, post: 6137, member: 1"Closed beta first.

That's not what I would call "going live", but thanks for the news anyway.
Liam Dawe Nov 6, 2012
Quoting: "Larian, post: 6140"That's not what I would call "going live", but thanks for the news anyway.


The closed beta is going live that's more what i meant since we have been covering that fact for a while. Arguments over the title aside...good find Kame will add it to the post.
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