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Linux To Gain More Gaming Street Cred With Support From GOG This Fall

Linux To Gain More Gaming Street Cred With Support From GOG This Fall

In terms of gaming, Linux is on a roll lately. The latest company to throw its weight behind the open source platform is GOG.com, which says it's been working on bringing Linux games to its service for the past few months. There's still work to be done, buy by this fall, GOG.com plans to launch at least 100 classic titles on Linux.

"We're initially going to be launching our Linux support on GOG.com with the full GOG.com treatment for Ubuntu and Mint. That means that right now, we're hammering away at testing games on a variety of configurations, training up our teams on Linux-speak, and generally getting geared up for a big kick-off in the fall with at least 100 Linux games ready for you to play," GOG.com announced in a blog post today.

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GOG.com is keeping mum on most of the other details at this early stage, and as such, it's not yet willing to discuss which specific titles will make the leap to Linux. That's due in part to GOG.com not yet knowing which games will be available, as this is an ongoing process.

The announcement comes less than a week after Crytek revealed it was adding Linux support for CryEngine. In addition, we expect to see some additional Steam Machine launches next month, all of which gives Linux legs in the gaming community.

As for GOG.com's plans, if you have ideas for the upcoming Linux client and/or would like to request titles for consideration, the company is all ears via its Community Wishlist page.
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If the many many years i've been in computers I've seen the push for linux a number of times, maybe now that it has more support it may make it.

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It's about time! A ton of the old games run through software that's also available for Linux, so this truly is overdue.

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I just installed LXLE Linux on my old laptop and it has Steam pre-installed.

So I'm gonna check it out in the morning.

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'Linux support for the Cryengine sweet' Sweet

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This sound interesting, as long as Linux can recognize the sound card and the video card. The last time i used Linux I spent three days trying to get sound to work with no luck. With MS on a trip to madness with windows 8.1 and MS wanting to merge Windows with XBox it is time again to look to a different system, not Chrome though.

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