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Quake Live won't support Linux

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Wow, there's a nasty poke in the eye to Linux and Mac gamers. id Software seems to be regressing in its support of Linux. This is quite odd given what Valve is doing with SteamOS.

I guess Valve is just going to have to convince id Software that Linux is worth supporting. For the record, my money is on Valve. They know what they are doing, and I think the folks at id will do a quick turnabout when all is said and done.

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Valve's Steam Machine prototype and SteamOS (hands-on)

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engadget.com: Take a good hard look at Valve's Steam Machine, because it's the last time you'll see it. Er, something like that. Only 300 of the metal beast above will ship to beta testers, and then Valve says it's cutting off its own supply of Steam Machines.

Forced’s Successful Launch on PC, Linux and Mac

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  • Forced’s Successful Launch on PC, Linux and Mac
  • Battle Worlds: Kronos initiates advance wars November 4
  • Trilobyte Games Titles Now on Steam
  • War for the Overworld now supports Linux
  • Secrets of Rætikon flies to Indiegogo
  • Sweeney and Carmack chime in on Steam Machines
  • ‘Monaco’ Holloween update brings zombies, Blondes, and Linux
  • The 7th Guest, 11th Hour bundle up for safety on Steam
  • Here’s your October 24, 2013 Indie Game Bundle Update
  • GamingOnLinux Reviews - Trine 2: Complete Story
  • 7 Days To Die Taken Down From Steam
  • Torvalds gives the thumbs up to SteamOS
  • SteamOS could really help desktop Linux adoption, says Torvalds

John Carmack thinks the Steam Machine’s biggest problem is Linux

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extremetech.com: Ever since Valve announced its three-tier approach to bringing PC gaming to the living room — Steam OS, the Steam Machine, and the Steam Controller — people have been divided on whether or not it’s a sound idea. John Carmack, a man who changed the face of PC gaming at Id Software, thinks the Steam Machine’s odds of succeeding are “a bit dicey.”

Linux Gaming Is Cleared for Takeoff

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  • Linux Gaming Is Cleared for Takeoff
  • The Long Dark hits goal three days before fundraising lights go out
  • Shadowrun Returns patch 1.1 introduces Linux support, now in beta
  • The Humble Bundle 7 has arrived featuring six new games
  • Which of These Open Source Consoles Is Destined for Greatness?
  • Planetary Annihilation Massive Updates & Video
  • Fancy Skulls Random FPS Will Add More Options For Linux
  • Lords of Discord seeking disciples, demons for battle
  • Democracy 3 now available
  • Dominions 4 Launches

Why A Popular Open-Source Game Isn't On Steam

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phoronix.com: While more and more closed-source games -- ranging from indie titles to AAA games -- are heading to Steam ahead of SteamOS and Steam Machines, there still isn't too many open-source games on Valve's digital distribution platform. Here's some information why one of the more popular cross-platform open-source first person shooters isn't yet to be found on Steam.

All "The Bard's Tale" Games Arrive on Steam

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  • All "The Bard's Tale" Games Arrive on Steam for Linux in One Package
  • Montague's Mount Released
  • Total War developer ‘absolutely intends’ to support SteamOS
  • Having fun with sed, easter eggs, hidden in plain view
  • Cannons Lasers Rockets to Blast PC, Mac and Linux in November
  • Steam and Oculus Rift

MyGameCompany Is Shutting Its Doors

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  • MyGameCompany Is Shutting Its Doors
  • The Steam for Linux Beta Client Now Features Faster Login Speed
  • Razer and the Steam Box: Razer’s CEO says “No comment”
  • Steam Survey Shows That Linux Is on the Rise, Again
  • Valve's SteamOS Threatens GameStop, Electronic Arts
  • Dark Matter confirmed to release this month
  • Arma Tactics comes to Windows, Mac and Linux via SteamPlay

The 'Not On Steam' Sale Launches

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  • The 'Not On Steam' Sale Launches
  • TRI A First-Person Puzzle Exploration Game
  • Steam's September Hardware Survey For Linux
  • Valve trademarks Half-Life 3, internet gets very excited
  • Game Dev Tycoon Linux Update Issued for Steam Users
  • The 10 steps of Valve's ongoing quest to conquer the living room
  • Frictional Games Teases New Game With Trailer
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