When games matter!

Gaming, and games, are a great opportunity for Linux proliferation. I keep saying that since last year success at FDC09 in Florence (Italy). They are also a good magnet for people just walking through stands in any Expo.

I feel it on my skin and that’s what people running Windows tell me. They just keep it on their HD because of games, mostly. They want to play Age of Empires, GTA, PES and whatever. They just don’t care about the rest. For these people, Wine is not an option, they don’t want to spend their free time struggling trying to make their game working. They want things working, period.

The only thing we can do, as Linux distributors and “moderate” Free Software activists, is to keep making things working out-of-the-box, providing a solid and reliable platform, STOP breaking APIs every other day, lobbying the Gaming industry, and hope.

I am one of many people out there ready to pay the double to play native games under Linux. We’re a lot, and want to have fun, too.

I tell you, things are starting to change, slowly but steadily, Phoronix.com keeps pushing on the “Gaming” button every day, keeping the hype and expectations high. That’s the right direction, and I really hope that 2011 will be remembered as the “Gaming on Linux” year.


About lxnay

the creator of Sabayon Linux, Entropy Package Manager {Eit, Equo, Rigo}, Molecule release media buildsystem, Matter Portage buildbot/tinderbox and only God knows what else...

4 responses to “When games matter!

  1. gav

    need to get to steam, you get steam over to linux and you’ve won

  2. totedati

    yes games matters a lot! fortunately is more and more web games, unfortunately mostly flash based games and less java or javascript + ajax games, like tribalwars, who is platform agnostic by default …

  3. Panuzio

    Carissimo lxnay/Fabio,

    scrivo in italiano ciò che non è in tema.
    Peccato non averti incontrato a Firenze, nella mia Firenze; e in bocca al lupo per il proseguimento del tuo corso di studi, caro giovane prodigio.

    I would hope it will be as you think and write.
    There are many games (few are beautiful), but they aren’t the only trouble for Linux.

    Anyway, I trust you and the development groups of Sabayon and GNU/Linux.

    Bye and soon and happy new year,

    Francesco L.

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