I guess Linux users are desperate for games...the platform sucks for gaming...deal with it.
I use Linux as my single OS, and while I will admit we rarely (if ever) see a big-name release, I'm in no way desperate for games. Here's a list of the commercial games I have installed on my computer right now:
World of Goo
And yet it moves
Penumbra Black Plague
Amnesia: the Dark Descent
Revenge of the titans
In addition you have all the ID games, The Clockwork man, Heroes of Newerth, Anchron, Overgrowth(soon) and What makes you tick. That's just off the top of my head. Not to say that I'd be opposed to a big famous studio like Valve or Blizzard bringing games to Linux -- I've said many times that I'll buy every Linux game I hear about if only to support the platform -- but don't make it out like it's worse than it is.
As to your statement that the platform sucks for gaming...I can see that being true if you're using the open-source video drivers, but the binary drivers are exponentially more powerful. I've got an nVidia GTX 465. If I was going to use the open-source driver I could've saved myself $150 or so, but I enjoy gaming, so I beefed it up. Sure, in comparison to the selection for Windows the amount of Linux games is much smaller, but it was the same (to a lesser extent) for Mac before Steam. It's a Chicken/Egg problem; big studios don't port games to Linux because it doesn't seem a viable platform, and Linux is thought of as a non-viable platform because of its lack of AAA titles. Maybe the guys behind the Humble Bundle can upset the paradox a little.
You can browse your dashboard with the wave of you hand."
Am I the only one who noticed the typo? Not to mention the short sentences and matter-of-fact writing style:
Kinect is going to be the new way to play.
It seems like this could have been an article where CmdrTaco could have concisely posted the general idea in his own words and passed on the link.
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