Doc Holliday Apr 11 @ 8:56pm
Rise of the Linux Gaming Desktop!
This year's PC Gaming Panel Pax was alot about Linux and the fail of Windows and some nice info was Oculus VR co founder Palmer Luckey age 21 run's SteamOS as hes main Desktop at home he even develop's on it also Chris Roberts said Star Citizen is coming to Linux

The downside is PlanetSide 2 is not coming to Linux any time soon and Microsoft Owns Nvidia's PR team

so yes Star Citizen for Linux is 100% confirmed

21:45 Was a slap in the face to the Microsoft PR guy or wait or was he from Nvidia?

29.30 How SteamOS is changing the world!!!!

45:17 Will we see more AAA Games on Linux?

The (Incredible) Future of PC Gaming Panel Pax East 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYp38vTFpW8
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spacelike Apr 11 @ 9:16pm 
Originally posted by Doc Holliday:
so yes Star Citizen for Linux is 100% confirmed

Is that said in the video somewhere? I've been monitoring that game for a while for any official word regarding Linux. That's really good news!

[EDIT]Found it at 21:50 :D[/edit]
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Rei Apr 11 @ 9:37pm 
Pretty soon Windows will be run completely in the Cloud and you will have to subsrcibe yearly. It will be nice to have a local desktop OS to game with. I've been slowly migrating everyone I know away from Windows, only people with huge game collections still run it.
Doc Holliday Apr 11 @ 9:48pm 
Originally posted by Wes Mantooth:
Pretty soon Windows will be run completely in the Cloud and you will have to subsrcibe yearly. It will be nice to have a local desktop OS to game with. I've been slowly migrating everyone I know away from Windows, only people with huge game collections still run it.
i only run Windows for testing and what few tools that are windozes only
-FwG- ^ Bucky21659 Apr 11 @ 10:32pm 
Originally posted by Wes Mantooth:
Pretty soon Windows will be run completely in the Cloud and you will have to subsrcibe yearly. It will be nice to have a local desktop OS to game with. I've been slowly migrating everyone I know away from Windows, only people with huge game collections still run it.
Or anyone that wants to play a AAA game that's come out within the past 24 months.

How about we try to bring BF4 and BioShock Infinite? No I don't care about speculation, I want something that'll at least run on WINE acceptably, and considering those are both DX11 games then they're far away from running anywear near native speeds.

I'm all for Linux gaming but holy crap you guys act like we're there, we still have a long ways to go.

Yoyosan Apr 11 @ 11:27pm 
Originally posted by -FwG- ^ Bucky21659:
Originally posted by Wes Mantooth:
Pretty soon Windows will be run completely in the Cloud and you will have to subsrcibe yearly. It will be nice to have a local desktop OS to game with. I've been slowly migrating everyone I know away from Windows, only people with huge game collections still run it.
Or anyone that wants to play a AAA game that's come out within the past 24 months.

How about we try to bring BF4 and BioShock Infinite? No I don't care about speculation, I want something that'll at least run on WINE acceptably, and considering those are both DX11 games then they're far away from running anywear near native speeds.

I'm all for Linux gaming but holy crap you guys act like we're there, we still have a long ways to go.

The sad truth :(
Zyro Apr 11 @ 11:45pm 
Originally posted by -FwG- ^ Bucky21659:
I'm all for Linux gaming but holy crap you guys act like we're there, we still have a long ways to go.

Don't know about you, but I'm there.
Deleted my copy of Windows this week.
Those who don't port their game to Linux don't get my money, it's that easy for me.
MadXav Apr 12 @ 12:06am 
Windows for PC is dying. Windows 8 is doing bad, the Xbone is doing bad, Windows Mobile is almost dead, and the new CEO doesn't believe Microsoft has any future on any of those plataforms. Microsoft is moving to tablets.
As for me goes, I use Linux for my desktop as my official OS (Office work, and music production), and I use windows just for playing my Steam catalog, and I'm already building a Linux catalog for moving to SteamOS once it comes out.
Farewell Microsoft. It was a pain in the ♥♥♥ working with you!
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LOLCAT Apr 12 @ 1:39am 
Steam for linux is dying as well. We are seeing the same thing we saw with Steam for mac. Market share is dropping, users are going back to windows, even these forums are deserted now. We didin't get games only indies and a few Valve titles and we know about very few that may come. Unless the SteamBox will be very-very-very successful, linux gaming won't rise at all. It is declining as you read this.

About non-gaming usage, the linux community still hasn't resolved basic stuff like font size, looks of font, xorg issues etc.

Let's not pretend everything is all right. Valve has to get its sh****t together or the so much money spent on linux will disappear and Microsoft will be stronger than ever.
[Linux] In Ya Face Apr 12 @ 1:52am 
@LOLCAT i think you are wrong. We need to wait some time. But look ue4, cryengine got linux support this year so be patient. ;)
LOLCAT Apr 12 @ 2:07am 
People won't play with engines. We need games before people completely forget that linux gaming is a possibility.
Zyro Apr 12 @ 2:37am 
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
People won't play with engines.

(Most) Developers won't write games without engines.
spacelike Apr 12 @ 2:53am 
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
Steam for linux is dying as well. [...]

It's not dying because it's not really in our hands to begin with.

Everything you are seeing is just preparations, they aren't going through all this trouble for 1-2% of their total userbase.
By the same token they aren't going to scrap the project just because ~0.1% of their playerbase goes back from Linux to Windows.

They are looking to the future, not the state of things as they are right now.
and the way things are looking is pretty clear.
One day we might look back and realize the biggest contributor to Linux gaming wasn't Valve but, ironically, Microsoft.
They are abandoning PC gaming, and most people can see that.
Valve and other companies don't want to have to put up with their app store and all the other bad decisions they are making. So they are just setting in motion something that will benefit them in the future.

All the excitement lately is just because that path looks so clear. I don't imagine it going any other way in the long term.

It won't happen right away, and of course with all speculation it can be wrong, It's definitely a gamble. But unless something completely unexpected happens then the future of Linux gaming is looking pretty solid.
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Zyro Apr 12 @ 3:25am 
31:40 "2014 - Year of the Linux destop" ;)
.o0O( Did I already hear that once ago...? )
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LOLCAT Apr 12 @ 3:38am 
Originally posted by Zyro:
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
People won't play with engines.

(Most) Developers won't write games without engines.
It's not indies who will (might) turn linux into a serious gaming platform. EA or Ubisoft won't buy engines on Steam, they'll contact the developer directly...
Zyro Apr 12 @ 3:41am 
Originally posted by LOLCAT:
Originally posted by Zyro:

(Most) Developers won't write games without engines.
It's not indies who will (might) turn linux into a serious gaming platform. EA or Ubisoft won't buy engines on Steam, they'll contact the developer directly...

Nobody talked about buying game engines on Steam.
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