I have to correct myself. I did a nother run of strings ont he exe's and StarCraft is the one with no linux references. Nor do I find any apple or osx references. Diable 3 does have osx and linux references:
strings Diablo\ III.exe | grep -i linux
strings Diablo\ III.exe | grep -i cache
strings Wow-64.exe | grep -i linuxLinux
it's not like packages for every distro under the sun aren't going to be made available by the community in under a week anyway.
Wouldn't surprise me if Blizzard just release SC2, Diablo 3, and WoW on Linux at the same time since Sam Latinga (creator of SDL) was directly involved in developing most of their game engines wouldn't be a stretch to think they have Linux native clients of those three games. Most likely Warcraft 3 would be the only one left out.
Developers should code for the highest common denominator in this case so that the lack of GPU features become prioritized bugs in Open Source driver development.
OTOH, NVIDIA should be more of a community member and participate in nouveau driver development. They could could greatly help by providing documentation on power states/ clock frequency adjustment and other basic, low level initialization. If NVIDIA would commit to bringing Nouveau to feature-complete power management and 2D acceleration for each generation I'd imagine the community would respond a little better to them.
Because, if you want Africa to catch up, you don't buy Japanese products, you buy African products to stimulate the economy.
The time poll comes and 90% of users have nvidia claiming "help opensource, buy nvidia", opensource will be completely ignored further on.
Your phrase is like "kill for peace", I don't get it.
Besides, the gaming on Linux have JUST started! And they have to start somewhere...!?
Starting with Ubuntu ... which have a large userbase, lots of distros based on Ubuntu, and a company with money in their back... it is a natural choice to start with Ubuntu.
And I find it extremely weird that I would see a complaint about announcements about games coming to Linux. Shouldn't we be happy about that? I certainly am.
AND if Blizz really does release WoW for Linux (Ubuntu), I might just start playing it. Simply to throw some money in their faces, no other reason :)
And I would do it with a smile :o
Also, the fact you described Canonical as a company with money, considering their major problem is their inability to make a profit...