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Here's another way to look at the Linux market share on Steam
4 December 2017 at 4:08 pm UTC

liamdaweWell, if they came out with an AMD-based Steam Machine, it could end up being a fair bit cheaper than an Intel model and still perform really well. It also gives them an advantage there, with the open drivers that they can help shape and control updates closer.

It doesn't sound too far-fetched either, considering all the Mesa work Valve has employed people to do. Although they previously mentioned a large part of that was to get VR in shape on Linux.

Although people still want those F2P, AA, AAA games. Unless valve make a move to wrap games up in WINE and port using say flatpack then there is still a gap no matter how cheap the unit is, perhaps they could incentivize developers by taking less of a cut on each sale ?

Maybe Valve will make a target VR platform. SteamOS2 might be a VR centric unit with the headset bundled.
Vulkan, AMD drivers with new low latency modes implemented (by valve), a free OS with as you said reduced cost using AMD hardware. They cut a deal and it becomes the cheapest, most stable and fastest way to VR on PC.

After all there isn't the gulf of VR titles between Windows and Linux just yet

I was recently a guest on the 'Destination Linux' show, check it out
4 December 2017 at 3:02 pm UTC Likes: 3

Had one of those radio moments where you imagine a face to go with the voice and then years later you see the presenter and the face doesn't match the voice

ATOM RPG is a rough, but promising Early Access post-apocalyptic RPG
4 December 2017 at 1:06 pm UTC Likes: 1

Nice play through.This wasn't on my radar until recently, as a fallout fan im watching this one.

The brutal FPS 'Apocryph' is planned for Linux, looks quite brilliant
4 December 2017 at 12:54 pm UTC

Wow this game looks really dark. Well I suppose it is Unity so it will need the black screen workaround


j/k

Sci-fi horror 'SOMA' now has an easier mode to give a different experience
4 December 2017 at 12:47 pm UTC Likes: 4

Such a great game hampered by grinding your way past monsters. Il have to return to this, one of the only games i resorted to using a guide. Worth a purchase even if your just into graphics whoring.

Here's another way to look at the Linux market share on Steam
3 December 2017 at 2:37 pm UTC

Mountain ManTo be honest, the Switch is probably going to be my next big gaming purchase.

Probably the same here

Here's another way to look at the Linux market share on Steam
3 December 2017 at 1:37 am UTC Likes: 4

QuoteWhat we need to think about, is preparing for the bubble bursting back in our favour.

The bumpy ride isn't over yet, in fact it is just beginning. Nintendo are being very kind to indie developers and encouraging them to port to the Switch. Quite a few indie devs are aiming their sites on that platform down to it being much less cluttered store front and it's dual purpose as a portable device, perfect for games such as Stardew valley. The switch (is it linux based ?)even got AAA PC title Doom albeit with reduced graphics using Vulkan.. Linux not in sight.

https://gonintendo.com/stories/295934-indie-devs-discuss-what-attracted-them-to-switch

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They are making bank and have a huge captive audience.

This has been a problem for Linux ever since Consoles went X86 PC hardware and are now basically Windows/BSD PC's in a console case. Just as Linux/SteamOS was around the corner Devs were starting to look the way valve was pointing and then all of a sudden it became much more lucrative ( and easy down to better engine / middleware support) to develop for Consoles on a stable target platform.. press a button and export to 90million users without the need to learn a whole new console architecture like the old days.
I have witnessed many Linux promised games take a back seat to their console counterparts where previously Linux was logically next on the list ( Mac has fared even worse )

So with this in mind apparently Microsoft has some thing big planned for indie devs next year to compete. AAA game space is shrinking, even EA said so themselves.

So there is Xboxone/xboxoneX , PS4/PS4k , Windows10, Switch, then for many devs Andriod & IOS.. Somewhere down the Line is Linux and it makes very little sense right now to really invest hard on the platform. Not pointless of course i belive it is growing but it is going to take some genuine support and marketing from Valve to get this moving again.. perhaps even decent GOG galaxy support.

Im still going to put my money into Linux & use it for computing but i can't say im not tempted by the current crop of consoles

Who knows, with better drivers & VR, valve might make a SteamOS 2.

There's a big Aspyr Media sale on Steam right now, grab some great Linux games
10 November 2017 at 1:02 pm UTC

liamdaweBorderlands 2 is the better one, The Pre-Sequel isn't as good. Borderlands 2 is really fun, if you like shooters with tons of random loot and awesome weapons.

This is a fact.

SteamOS is still alive with a new Beta, although it's a rather uninteresting one
10 November 2017 at 12:42 am UTC Likes: 3

Cyba.CowboyI almost wonder why Valve even bothered at all.

I think it really was a parting shot at Microsoft to show them that they were not happy with the MS Store front. And what have Microsoft done ?? Doubled down on the store front and brought xboxone games & the service to Windows.

Valve really ought to have a better game plan, Microsoft are not as dependent on Steam as
Valve might think.

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