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#1 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:32

If anyone had any doubt about the commitment of Valve for Linux, here is the answer, a warning to Microsoft and its latest Windows 8. The company has announced the exclusive launch of Half Life 3 for Linux .
This was announced during the Ubuntu Developer Summit by Drew Bliss, an employee of the company, later confirmed by Gabe Newell, head of Valve, who consolidates the position which I already had announced a few months ago, Valve commitment Linux expense of Windows 8.

http://techcrash.net...vely-for-linux/


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:34

I doubt it until I see it in Valve's own words on their site. And even then there's no smart reason they'd shoot themselves in the foot.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:35

i don't think they have even offically annocuned half-life 3 yet , and if they did i doubt they would alienate their windows users like that.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:37

What, will they have 1000-2000 players at a time, instead of millions? :\ Get over yourself Valve.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:38

YOUR THE BEST!!!!!!!! :)

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:38

This is a joke. Never going to happen. Just a blog trying to get views.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:39

Hurr durr


Grammer Nazi. :rofl:

#8 Denis W.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:41

...that is possibly the worst attempt at passing Engrish off as an "official statement."

Besides the absurdity of, oh I don't know, neglecting the many existing Windows Vista/7 users with this move. (Oh and OS X, can't forget those guys too)

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:42

And even then there's no smart reason they'd shoot themselves in the foot.

Foot? More like a bazooka in the face. I don't care what operating system you love, deliberately cutting yourself off of hundreds of millions of potential sales just for spite is an absolutely retarded decision from a financial standpoint. If they want to go Linux exclusive that's their right of course, just like its my right to toss Steam into the garbage.. I won't do business with a company that'll arbitrarily drop support for an entire range of an OS at the drop of a hat just because he has some inane outrage. Linux as an option sure, by all means, but exclusive? Highly doubtful.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:42

This is a joke. Never going to happen. Just a blog trying to get views.

This x1000. Would not happen in a million years.
Yes, Gabe has made his disdain for the new Windows publicly known, but all that means if they will not be developing games for the Windows Store.
Steam itself still runs perfectly normal as a stand-alone app on Windows 8, so would they really not release it through Steam just because they dislike the Windows Store?
Absolutely not. This article is a classic example of someone purposely writing fiction in order to get some page views. Nothing more.

#11 OP f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:43

Maybe it will be a Linux exclusive for a certain period of time then come to Windows/OS X?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:44

Month old bull**** is still bull****

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:45

troll troll troll

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:46

troll troll troll


Who? Me? I'm simply posting an article I came across.

#15 Denis W.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:47

Maybe it will be a Linux exclusive for a certain period of time then come to Windows/OS X?


With that logic, Portal 2, Counter-strike Global Offensive, and Dota 2 would've been Mac exclusives if their disdain of Windows was that high.