As Phoronix has reported, it does not exist an alternative for directx under Linux, making it harder for developers to create games under Linux. I hope this change. One thing is to start like this and then let developers of games create this alternative for directx. Maybe, maybe not..
I've got an Intel G45 box that I am testing all the latest git drivers and several distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, Sabayon) on looking for stability and performance improvements. An up-to-date RTS game like HoN would be a nice addition to my selection of test applications.
I was pretty excited back when UT2k4 was on the shelves. I'd just got a new system and was running 64bit Linux. I was really excited that not only did UT2k4 come with a Linux installer on the disk, it also worked on 64bit. I've been quite disappointed since then, particularly with UT3. I'd love to see another title available for Linux, and am itching to give this game a test drive.