[nSLUG] Mad Penguin: Linux Gaming 2.0: Why More Linux Users Aren't Gamers
budman85 at eastlink.ca
Tue Mar 11 14:26:32 ADT 2008
Michael Lauzon wrote:
> What would it take to get more Linux users playing video games? A
> better selection of native games for the Linux platform? It has been
> tried over and again with very limited results. But perhaps it's worth
> trying again, this time with real, obtainable tools and help? Enter
> Garage Games.
The games do run better and faster on Linux than they ever did on Windows.
When I see a game that supports Linux, I would pick it up if I like it.
I've never been an avid gamer, in my younger years. I use games as a
form of relaxation.
Besides, my wife would probably not like it if I spent all my free time
playing games or coding.
Working 10 to 12 hours days already, doesn't leave much room for games.
I found other hobbies,
like playing guitar and photography. But, every now in then... the
desire to play Doom or GTA surfaces. :)
Loki tried a few years back, but the cost of the licensing the
proprietary libraries drove them under.
(Overestimating the market hurt too).
I did buy a few of their games, was planning on others until they pulled
I still like playing Heroes of Might and Magic III, but don't have the
time for role playing games.
I do have a series of Quake 2 & 4 (3 was fun, but I like solitaire
games), Dooms 1,2,Ultimate, and 3.
Playstation 2 - I mostly have Hockey, Madden, GTA (a few of them), Ghost
Recon (was decent).
Thats about it for my gamin endeavors. I would like to play others,
maybe if I didn't have long hours,
and was still single. :P But then I'd probably be programming like
crazy. I program a lot at work,
and I think my wife would shoot me if I started on my spare time as
well. I do reminisce to my youth,
pulling a few 72 hour programming runs... :P Coke Classic and Cold
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