JrbuPTur writes: Phoronix went to visit the Valve office and got some good news; Steam and the Source engine are coming to Linux finally. While he was there, Michael Larabel was "busy trying out the Linux development binaries and helping them out, discussing technical details, and letting them pick my brain." Further, he writes "Listening to Gabe Newell talk about Linux for hours made me wonder whether he was a former ex-Microsoft employee or the director of the Linux Foundation."
JrbuPTur writes: There seems to be a common theme emerging in game descriptions lately; they market themselves towards "PC and Mac". Naturally I'd assume that it would run on Linux — but that's not what they mean. So far I've backed 7 games on Kickstarter, and ALL of them do this. If you search the Kickstarter project descriptions for "Mac" or "Linux", you'll see it: Nekro, Leisure Suit Larry, Starlight Inception, The Banner Saga, Shadowrun Returns, Wasteland 2, and Double Fine Adventure. Many of the people who created these projects are programmers who made software for IBM compatible PCs back in the day. I refuse to believe they are unable to make this distinction, so are they just catering to the masses? As a side note, all 7 projects have actually pledged to create a Linux version of their game.