Gaming on Linux [news and developments]
08.11.2012 @ 02:08 #4
By the same token, why post it there? Do you want all the linux information on one thread?
18.11.2012 @ 18:42 #7
19.12.2012 @ 23:06 #16
Not at all. But it is confusing to observers from outside the US, because the US concept of "debtor in possession" is rare elsewhere.
Bankruptcy, specifically in the US, only rarely results in the demise of the bankrupt company. Indeed, the purpose of a "Chapter 11" bankruptcy is to allow the company to continue to operate, while being relieved from obligations that make it burdensome to operate, and settle with creditors later.
The article doesn't say that THQ is dead at all. In a business where money is the only thing that talks, it says that investors who want to keep it intact and operating are willing to put eight-figure sums of money where their mouths are.
It does, however, illustrate the danger of being a small company competing in mass markets. Failures like uDraw eat up your capital, leaving you without enough to bet on your sure things.
Linux as a market for games is likely to remain without big-company competition for some years. THQ could do well by focusing on it.
16.01.2013 @ 15:13 #18
We’re happy to announce that Snowbird Games starts working with a separate team in order to bring Linux and Mac versions of Eador. Master of the Broken World. We hope that the game will be released on all platforms simultaneously this spring.
Great to see more developers paying attention to Linux in its own right, rather than afterthought after their Windows releases. Time for CDPR to start doing it too.
16.01.2013 @ 15:56 #19
Now that Microsoft touched a sensitive area, software distribution, developers and publishers probably feel some of the pressure us users have been subjected to for years.
Good riddance, an age of DRM-free Linux gaming is approaching!
*Do not add extra DRM to your game. Support Linux Gaming!*
PC does not equal Windows. PC games should be available for all major platforms. Utilize standard, cross-platform technologies!
16.01.2013 @ 17:30 #20
Like you didn't have software distribution AKA app store on Linux.
And noone seems to care about the monopoly (pretty much) Valve has for digital games distribution.