Jan 212013
 

There has been some debate and consideration in recent years about when the Linux gaming platform will officially gain ground? Critics and market skeptics have wondered when it will really take off and it will be Linux’s turn to procure large portions of the market share. New games and gaming consoles geared toward this system have left many asserting that 2013 will finally be the “year of Linux.” But why?

Controversy

In the past, it seemed that those who were promoting and predicting the role of Linux were not aware of what problems it had. Disasters such as losing iD Software faltering in its support of the company and Epic Games infighting made the path to success difficult. The question of where the Linux desktop platform and software would fit in has also been called into question in the past. Yet, these controversies have seemed to subside and the key to Linux success is being predicted not on the desktop per se but in the gaming world. It is in the games that Linux is ready to make its mark in the coming year.
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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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