Given the fact the UT2K4 modification are still be played, UT3 will be very much alive - 6 months from now.
One though though - do -not- buy the Windows version now and. Wait for the Linux version and buy it from a Linux shop. (Such as tuxgames) *
* Due to shipment fees, the Linux version is actually more expensive - but never-the-less, there's power in numbers... and we need numbers.
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