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Steam for Linux celebration Sale!

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Today, Linux gaming takes a huge step forward as Valve have now officially released the Steam Client for Linux and so it's available for everyone to try. Valve are also doing a big sale to celebrate, with 50-75% off select games.

Additionally, they have some interesting quotes to share:

“The introduction of Steam to Ubuntu demonstrates growing demand for open systems from gamers and game developers,” said David Pitkin, Director of Consumer Applications at Canonical. “We expect a growing number of game developers to include Ubuntu among their target platforms. We’re looking forward to seeing AAA games developed with Ubuntu in mind as part of a multi-platform day and date release on Steam.”

As well as this one:

“We’re huge fans of Linux. It’s like the indie OS–a perfect home for our indie game,” said Alen Ladavac, CTO of Croteam, creator of the Serious Sam franchise of games. “And who better to lead the charge into Linux gaming than Valve? With Steam distribution on Windows, Mac OS, and now Linux, plus the buy-once, play-anywhere promise of Steam Play, our games are available to everyone, regardless what type of computer they’re running. That’s huge.”

That's not all, the free to play game Team Fortress 2 is now officially available on Linux too!

See their official news post here. This is all very exciting, can't wait to play even more games.

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Toby Haynes 14 Feb, 2013
There seem to be a number of new releases too. 'Intrusion 2' and 'Puddle' I've not seen covered anywhere else yet.
Orkultus 14 Feb, 2013
I really want Intrusion 2. It's great how we get a celebration sale during the time that i have no money.
WienerWuerstel 14 Feb, 2013
Really dig that Tux with the Cake Picture :3

@Toby Half-Life and CS 1.6 also left the Beta Phase which is also worth noting

@Orkultus Steam Sales don't revolve around Individuals having Money or no Money :P. And if you can't pay the 2,72€ then there will be another Steam Sale soon.
Liam Dawe 14 Feb, 2013
Quoting: Toby HaynesThere seem to be a number of new releases too. 'Intrusion 2' and 'Puddle' I've not seen covered anywhere else yet.
We actually mentioned Puddle previously.
Are you kidding me? 14 Feb, 2013
Nice, but there is no Steam for Linux there is only Steam for Ubuntu 12.04 i386
Simon 14 Feb, 2013
Working fine here under fedora :)
Yulike 14 Feb, 2013
Also, Steam 64bit in the USC, Valve (More specifically Alfred-valve) created a new branch for games running on the Half-Life engine. Hopeful this means the rest of the GldSrc games are coming soon. Here's a link :)
ksd 15 Feb, 2013
You can get Serious Sam 3 BFE (along with some other games too) for less (than the price on Steam sale) at http://www.indieroyale.com/ for the next five days
Orkultus 15 Feb, 2013
Quoting: Are you kidding me?Nice, but there is no Steam for Linux there is only Steam for Ubuntu 12.04 i386
Depends on what distro you are running. Ive had it running in Arch, Opensuse, Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware, and now running on Linux Mint 14 64bit. What distro are you using?
Anonymous 15 Feb, 2013
Quoting: OrkultusQuote from Are you kidding me?Nice, but there is no Steam for Linux there is only Steam for Ubuntu 12.04 i386
Depends on what distro you are running. Ive had it running in Arch, Opensuse, Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware, and now running on Linux Mint 14 64bit. What distro are you using?

Debian Sid x64 - for a big company like Valve it should work on any linux distro out-of-the-box. I mean even smaller companies(Opera, Desura to name few) can do it. I know you will get it running with many hacks and third-party packages but if you get in trouble on your Archbox they can still say something like: Sorry, but our game/Steam is offically only supported on ubuntu 12.04 blah blah blah...
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