New Valve Linux Blog Confirms Steam, Left 4 Dead 2 Ports In The Works

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Hilarity

ROFL, this is for valve's source games. It will be dozens of years by the time someone like Rockstar or Bioware release a game that fully supports Linux no problem, just install and go. By that time, Linux may not even exist or be valid any more. There is a long long long long road ahead.

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Jacobwt226

Man, looks like the developers of Wine will need a new hobby!

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crazybigdan

Linux, like the protestant reformation, is here to stay.

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whiskeymcclinton

Native gaming on Ubuntu is a great step forward. Be prepared for it to take a while to catch up to Windows. The Mac Steam selection is less than 20% of the Windows Steam selection, and that's after a year and a half.
5 years from now, it would be cool to see the same games released on all 3 platforms. We would only have to deal with delayed releases, like we see now on console vs. PC.

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glamdring

YES!!! Finally, looking at the date Valve must have wanted to say something for a while now. With all the talk on the forms and even support pages inside Valve Dev wiki for Linux.

This is a major win for Linux and I think Valve will get plenty of gratitude/love back from the open source community.

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wintercoder

Not interested.

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Jacobwt226

I see raspberry pi playing portal in the near future...

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Formedras

No. It's not. It's still x86/x64 native code. It ain't running on ARM. Not for a while.

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Peanut Fox

I'd be very surprised if Raspberry Pi as a stand alone platform could get that popular.

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Neufeldt2002

This is good news indeed. Really, the only thing keeping me on Windows is the gaming, and I am too lazy to dual boot. But I might have to now to support Steam on Linux.

Thanks Brad for reporting this, wouldn't have found it very soon if you hadn't.

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Incognito

Awesome news.

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Happy

Thank God, Linux on the desktop might actually start getting some traction now!

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