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No, Linux is not at 1900 games on Steam, we didn't get 100 games in nine days

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Note: This is an editorial, please remember this is my opinion. I'm going to talk about other websites, some people don't think I should be allowed to do that as a webmaster and I disagree. Being a webmaster doesn't mean I'm not a reader and fan of other sites, just to make that clear.

A few websites are reporting that Steam for Linux has hit 1900 games after only hitting 1800 around nine days ago, this is false. We are currently on 1820.

To get the correct reading you need to filter by Games only, and by Release Date. The default sorting option "Relevance" includes all games on Linux now, and games yet to come out. This took no time at all to figure out, I simply clicked the last page in the list to see games not yet available.

Sadly, some websites instantly reported on it hitting that milestone without bothering to look into how we got 100 games in nine days (which is an insanely quick time for so many games to come over).

I'm going to be brutally honest, as soon as I saw the figure I knew it was wrong, and I don't entirely get how Phoronix and Softpedia didn't notice. Those two websites comment on every milestone we hit (we do also), so they know how long ago we hit 1800. Part of journalism is researching, even for a few minutes, or so I thought anyway.

I pointed this out to both websites, Phoronix has yet to clarify it, and Softpedia blocked us on twitter, seriously:
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Don't like the truth pointed out I guess, or was it how blunt I was about it? Who knows, but at least Softpedia corrected themselves.

As always, I am here to simply give you the real news as we get it. We aren't in it for money, ad clicks, or anything, so we aren't in a rush to push content out that ends up being completely wrong. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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ziabice 29 January 2016 at 2:44 pm UTC
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[SARCASM] ...the moment you realize that you have 418 Steam games working under Linux because you can run 140 of them under WINE and decide to send an article to phoronix about that... [/SARCASM]
Kallestofeles 29 January 2016 at 2:48 pm UTC
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They blocked you from their tweets? Seriously?!? Mwbhahahahaha, though.
Oh god.
ThePierrasse 29 January 2016 at 2:50 pm UTC
So what's the current amount then? Can't really blame those websites as the Steam games filters are really confusing (sometimes it says that we're at 1913 games and sometimes at 1825...)
Eike 29 January 2016 at 2:50 pm UTC
QuoteTo get the correct reading you need to filter by Games only, and by Release Date. The default sorting option "Relevance" includes all games on Linux now, and games yet to come out. This took no time at all to figure out, I simply clicked the last page in the list to see games not yet available.

I always used the "Relevance" sorting for getting the numbers as well, and it used to be only slightly off from the "Date" sorting.
I wonder what has changed...
linux_gamer 29 January 2016 at 2:54 pm UTC
For me there are 1818 games (region blocking: DL is missing eg.) The number 1900+ isn't really wrong, they just have to change their headline ... are out or confirmed.
Liam Dawe 29 January 2016 at 2:54 pm UTC
For me in the UK it is 1820.
seb24 29 January 2016 at 2:58 pm UTC
It's because some games are announced on Linux but not published yet, like XCOM2 for example.

So if you filter by release date is not showing theses games.


Last edited by seb24 at 29 January 2016 at 2:59 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 29 January 2016 at 3:00 pm UTC
seb24It's because some games are announced on Linux but not published yet, like XCOM2 for example.

So if you filter by release date is not showing theses games.

Exactly what I said in the article.
Keyrock 29 January 2016 at 3:05 pm UTC
Also, do we need to report a "milestone" every 100 now? Once you hit 1000, maybe report milestones at 1500, 2000, 3000, 5000, etc.


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ziabice 29 January 2016 at 3:09 pm UTC
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Here in Italy I get 1820 released games and 1913 sorting by "relevance".
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