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Tyranny, the new RPG from Obsidian, gets a release date and will have day-1 Linux support [Updated]
19 October 2016 at 10:04 am UTC

LeerdeckDamn it looks awesome but I have to pass for now, I still have to finish PoE with the expansions. Seriously there too many games on Linux available now. Not good for my productivity
I used to play POE through wine... player trading is pretty much non-existent there.
So I left, at-least until it gets a Linux-Native version...

...To show your love for Linux to POE devs, Vote for your Favorite Unix distribution here

A general guide for the best practices of buying Linux games
7 October 2016 at 5:40 pm UTC Likes: 2

mirv* The real heart of the matter here is not about wanting things for free, it's about supporting people who produce luxury experiences that you enjoy. Mostly that's done by paying for the product.
Actually, it's about supporting the People, Platform, & Publishers that provides the luxury experiences.
It all depends on how much you love each of these, added up.
People = Developers
Platform = your Operating System, your System Architecture, etc.
Publishers = distributors like Steam, GOG, Humble Bundle, etc.

A general guide for the best practices of buying Linux games
7 October 2016 at 5:08 pm UTC

My expectations:

1) If I buy digital media, I should be able to download it as many times as I want, and use it on as many devices as I like ! (The 5 device limit sucks - I love the way Google Play books & Google Play music works: buy once, unlimited downloads, use on unlimited devices)

2) If I buy a physical copy, then I own the physical media, and can make digital copies. In absence of online availability, I can then share the digital copies I have made with others, offline & online.


PS.
As far as I know, There are no Linux Game Re-sellers.
And before I moved to Android, I (almost) always pirated Windows games. --I had no inclination to support Microsoft Ecosystem.

User Editorial: A different approach to calculating the popularity of Linux gaming on Steam
3 May 2016 at 12:49 pm UTC

Some more Interesting Statistics:

Mobile games revenue at 30.3 billion in 2015 surpass console games revenue.
http://fortune.com/2015/01/15/mobile-console-game-revenues-2015/

Mobile games revenue of $36.87 Billion in 2016 will surpass Console games revenue, and PC games revenue.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/mobile-game-revenue-to-surpass-console-and-pc-study-says-1461265949

In 2014, 90% of $8 Billion revenue Google earned from Google play is from games. 74% of $14 Billion revenue Apple earned from App store is from games.
http://www.statista.com/statistics/510043/google-play-and-itunes-app-store-gaming-revenue-share/

There were 1.4 Billion active Android users in May 2015, 90% of that is 1.26 Billion (estimated)gamers on Android (including forks).
http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/29/9409071/google-android-stats-users-downloads-sales

By comparison, Steam had 125 Million active gamers on February 2015, and $3.5 billion revenue in year 2015.
https://www.vg247.com/2015/02/24/steam-has-over-125-million-active-users-8-9m-concurrent-peak/
http://gearnuke.com/steam-sales-2015-valve-generated-total-3-5-billion-paid-games/

The Steam Hardware Survey For May Is Here, It’s Not All Doom & Gloom
5 June 2015 at 10:49 am UTC

subI hope rumours are not true that Newell just came up with Linux/SteamOS/SteamMachines to put pressure on Microsoft.
As Win10 seems like it will get good reception and "lacks" all the stuff Newell was afraid of, some people argue Valve might abandon Linux sooner or later. After all, SteamMachines missed the fantastic "Win8" time window to take off - and that sounds reasonable to me. :/

Microsoft lost it's Mojo, when it decided to create a single UI and promotional content for both the ARM and x86 architecture combined. Now online usage of Microsoft Windows has fallen from 95% to below 55%
...meaning right now, only 55% of Internet usage is from Windows devices.

GNU/Linux is at 1-2%, with Europe at 2.4%
Android Linux is at 22%

Chromebooks is the top selling Laptop on Amazon. FireTV(Android) and Chromecast are the bestselling computing devices on Amazon

Upcoming Linux devices are Google Chromebit, Steam Machines, and C.H.I.P, the 9$ System On Chip.

...You really think 'Steam Machine' is just Valve putting pressure on Microsoft ?

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