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Commercial Gaming Coming Soon to Linux?

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http://www.wine-reviews.net – This Article was written by "Christopher Smart" for linux-mag.com The inability to play the latest off the shelf commercial games has been a thorn in the side of Linux for a long time. With companies such as Valve starting to embrace other platforms, will that be the catalyst Linux needs to become a first class citizen? Whichever way you look at it, consumers want to be able to play the latest commercial computer games. Sure, Linux has a myriad of fantastic free games available (and even a number of commercial ones) for the platform, but that’s not good enough for gamers. Does the latest and greatest hot off the press game run on Linux? No. Does an awesome proprietary game from 10 years ago run on Linux? Possibly. The lack of commercial gaming on Linux continues to be a stumbling block for many and the current gaming market keeps them on Windows. (Indeed, many otherwise full time Linux users dual boot Windows for games.) There is a huge untapped potential for Linux gamers, designers and programmers here that never may never eventuate because they never try anything other than Windows (why would they?). (Software)