Jan 162013
 

Linux has had a relatively difficult time in making its impact on market shares for gamers. Dominated by Microsoft and Mac, the gaming network appears to be fairly full. In 2013, though, that could all change. Linux-powered game consoles are on their way and this could greatly impact the way in which games are played and the publishers of these sources of entertainment.

Not sure what to expect in this new year? The following explains more about these Linux-powered offerings and what they could do to the market. Specifically, focus in this article is not the systems themselves, rather, but the relationship and impact their anticipation is already having on the overall nature and scene of the gaming world.

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Nov 282012
 

Article by Jason Phillips

If you’re a real gamer you know just how terrifying Windows 8 can be. With the changes they’ve made there just might not be any sort of viable way for real gamers to get the kind of experience they want.

Expect seriously inconvenient DRM implementations and major difficulties for independent developers because of the proprietary (and profitable) app store built in to Windows 8. Independent developers are going to have no choice but to make the transition, meaning quality free games will disappear, too.

The Big Boys Will Still Be There, Though… Right?

You can expect the Steam client to be present on Windows 8 for a long time to come. There will also be many games and franchises created by your favorite publishers. But with many of the issues we’ve seen even the biggest publishers face with app stores, they might not be willing to work as hard as Microsoft wants them to.

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Nov 082012
 

Steam is a great source for any gamer. It is a place that will allow you to try out and enjoy many of the more popular video games that are available on the market today. Steam Greenlight will allow you to vote on games that you would like to see come available. It is a great system for gamers, so they do not have to drop $50 to purchase every game off the shelf. They can simply join Steam and enjoy the most popular ones at a reduced price.

Steam is not only a place to acquire games to play it is also a place where you can talk with other gamers and possibly get information on cheat codes or creative ways to pass a particularly difficult level. It is convenient and rather popular.

Linux Gaming

Linux has always had its own style of gaming. The Linux users had to get creative in order to find a way to download games that were specifically created for the Windows OS to their Linux OS, but the Wine made most of this possible. There are also games that were specifically created for users on the Linux system. It originally seemed like gaming was more of an afterthought with the Linux OS, but lately Linux developers have been pushing their gaming development.

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