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Valve CEO: Why Linux is the future of gaming

By: linuxscribe

September 16, 2013 1:15 pm

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If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: The reason why desktop Linux hasn’t made it is because of its lack of games. Thanks to Gabe Newell, CEO of Valve and its Steam game platform, that’s not true anymore.

As a keynote speaker at the Linux Foundation’s 2013 North American Linuxcon, Newell explained that the old proprietary ways are no longer working for gaming companies. In no small part, that’s because the economics of games are changing. Newell said, “Games are becoming nodes in a linked economy where the majority of digital goods and services are user generated, rather than created by companies…”

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(ZDNet, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)