Oh, sorry, did I say "money"? Hmm, yes I did... Well, I meant "resources" .. :P
Anyway, I see your points. However, I still don't see them as reasons to why I would be annoyed by devs making statements that they will make a native Linux game targeted for Ubuntu
And yes, of course you are right, this is not the start of Linux gaming, that started ages ago (Must never forget Tux Cart). But please, you know what I mean ... oh, you don't?
Oh, Desura recently came... now Steam is coming. Unigine Engine ... Unity 4.0 ... Nvidia finally starting to push out proper drivers. Not to mention all the articles that are gaming-related here on Phoronix.
Obviously, SOMETHING has started just recently, or at least picked up a substantial pace
Mostly just because of the Ubuntu label applied - if they just said they would only offer officially offer support for X distro/distros it may actually be different, but by doing this they attach the "one distro to rule them all" baggage that a lot of Ubuntu fans used to proclaim (although I admit that has died down quite a bit in the last few years). Plus it adds to fears of Unity integration and USC only distribution (if these two did not exist there probably would be a lot less fear). And technically there is no reason for it - there are set binary standards they can adhere to that have worked for almost fifteen years.
Originally Posted by Shahrizai
Oh, Quake 3 recently came... now Doom 3 is coming, Unreal Engine 2, LGP, ATI and Nvida are investing in new drivers... (welcome to 2003)
Originally Posted by Shahrizai
Still, no, I am not blind when it comes to seeing that some things are gaining certain momentum. But this did not just start recently, I have been gaming on Linux for years including with commercial titles, and as someone who has watched this community grow and even tried to help in my modest little way, it does bother me that some people feel they can just write that all off now that we are gaining something new.
Well you know I DREAM I can use closed sources drivers from Amd... BUT using a muxed HYbrid graphics [amd/intel] catalyst doesn't support since ... 11.6 ? and
Originally Posted by vortex
having a decently recent xserver/kernel not supported by any old Catalyst ...........I HAVE to use radeon
Any updates on this? Blizzard just released SC2: Heart of the Swarm, I was kind of hoping it was that...
No updates I'm afraid. I think it's still on track though, and was scheduled to come out some time this year but it's Blizzard time anyway.
They've said they want to announce something that PAX East, and that it wasn't a sequel or an expansion pack, and that it was also a game. I doubt it's Linux games though.
To say this is a disappointment would be understating Blizzards ability to make an intelligent game or original game these days.
Originally Posted by Licaon
Summer summer summer time, summer time.
Where is the announcement by Blizzard?
We're only a third of the way though NA's summer. Be patient. If it does happen, it could be in July or August.
Originally Posted by ChemicalBrother
06-29-2013, 04:01 AM
Looking at the weather here in France, it seems we are still in October, so summer seems far away