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+ - About 20% Of New Titles On Steam Support Linux->

Submitted by Dega704
Dega704 (1454673) writes "There is some interesting news over at Phoronix regarding the state of Linux support among game developers.

"Phoronix reader Casper Gielen wrote in with some interesting information that may have been overlooked by other Phoronix readers. Casper wrote, "While browsing the 100 newest releases on Steam I noticed that 20 supported Linux. That's quite a lot. Of the 18 games under "coming soon" 6 support Linux. That's even better, which suggests that it's not just a lucky day but a real trend. Only 13 of the best selling games support Linux, but even that is a rather nice number."

So right now 20% of the new releases support Linux, 33% of the current "coming soon" titles support Linux, and 13% of the "best selling" games advertise Linux support. Those wanting to check out the games for yourself can visit store.steampowered.com and click on the various tabs.

These numbers are only likely to rise given Valve continuing to push more game developers to support Linux, SteamOS and Steam Machines will drive game developers and gamers to the Linux-based operating system, and Valve continues to work on new initiatives to help developers in moving their games to Linux — e.g. continued Source Engine optimizations, LLDB improvements, joint work on a new Linux debugger for game developers, etc."

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Comment: Re:I hope the WiiU is Nintendo's Dreamcast... (Score 2) 282

by autojive (#41325573) Attached to: Nintendo WiiU Price and Release Date Announced
The 3DS hasn't been a success? You do realize that it's out-paced the original DS as far as sales figures when you compare their first years after release date and has already sold 19 million units worldwide as of July?

http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=169581

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/359705/3ds-sales-hit-19-million-ahead-of-3ds-xl-launch/
Games

+ - The Nintendo Wii U revealed->

Submitted by TimHanlon
TimHanlon (2242012) writes "Nintendo took the wraps off its new Wii U console at E3 today, sporting a controller with a 6.2" touchscreen, PS3-caliber graphics, the ability to play without a TV, a launch lineup with plenty of hardcore games, and a release some time in 2012."
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+ - The War On Photography: Legal Analysis->

Submitted by YIAAL
YIAAL (129110) writes "We've seen increasing numbers of stories about photographers facing arrest or assault by police and security officers simply for taking pictures — often pictures of law enforcement misconduct. Although photographers have a legal right to take pictures in pretty much any public place, this article by Morgan Manning concludes that the legal remedies for violations of that right are inadequate and often entirely unworkable. Is law-enforcement education the solution, or do we need new civil rights laws — maybe with attorney fees and heavy damages — to protect photographers from being hassled?"
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Scientists Say a Dirty Child Is a Healthy Child 331

Posted by samzenpus
from the snack-is-going-to-be-on-the-floor-today dept.
Researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of California have shown that the more germs a child is exposed to, the better their immune system in later life. Their study found that keeping a child's skin too clean impaired the skin's ability to heal itself. From the article: "'These germs are actually good for us,' said Professor Richard Gallo, who led the research. Common bacterial species, known as staphylococci, which can cause inflammation when under the skin, are 'good bacteria' when on the surface, where they can reduce inflammation."
Music

+ - Danger Mouse Releases Blank CD-R To Spite EMI-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "DJ Danger Mouse famously fought with EMI of his Beatles/Jay-Z mashup "The Grey Album" seems to be battling with the label again. Rather than release his latest album and face legal issues with EMI, Techdirt is reporting that Danger Mouse will be selling a blank CD-R along with lots of artwork, and the buyer will be responsible for finding the music him or herself (and, yes, it's findable on the internets) and burning the CD."
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Windows

+ - Windows 7's disingenuous "Advantage"->

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Barence
Barence writes "An interesting blog about Microsoft's 'slimy' and 'sneaky' anti-piracy policies. Quote: "Last week, Microsoft announced some details of anti-piracy measures in Windows 7. It sounds like they're going to be slightly less intrusive than those in Vista, and probably roughly as effective. I don't exactly resent all this product validation stuff. I'd prefer it if Microsoft didn't feel the need to do it; but I accept that the company has a legitimate interest in dissuading casual copying, and to me a one-time online authorisation doesn't seem an unreasonable way of going about that. But I do resent all the weasel words and spin that surround the process.""
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Intel

+ - Intel recieves record fine by the EU-> 2

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Firefalcon
Firefalcon writes "Intel has been fined a record 1.06 billion euros ($1.45 billion / £948 million) by the European Competition Commission after being found guilty of anti-competitive practices. This makes Microsoft's 497 million euro fine in 2004 (which was a record at the time) seem like a slap on the hand. Reports had previously suggested that the fine would be similar to Microsoft's. Intel was charged (among other things) with encouraging manufacturers and retailers to purchase fewer (or even not stock) AMD processors. More details of the ruling are on the European Commission's Competition website."
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