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    Re: Phoronix' "Major Linux Game Port" speculation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by rudeboyskunk View Post
    That's why *I'm* hoping it's WoW. Both Steam and WoW going to Linux would be the watershed event, IMHO.
    I agree, even though I don't even play WoW.

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    Re: Phoronix' "Major Linux Game Port" speculation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by rudeboyskunk View Post
    That's why *I'm* hoping it's WoW. Both Steam and WoW going to Linux would be the watershed event, IMHO.
    World of WarCraft is still the largest MMORPG out there but isn't it declining in terms of users?

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    Re: Phoronix' "Major Linux Game Port" speculation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeven View Post
    World of WarCraft is still the largest MMORPG out there but isn't it declining in terms of users?
    Yes, but Blizzard noted that with the release of Mists of Pandaria the user base started to climb again (saw it in a BBC article a few weeks back; it seems like BBC really likes WoW).

    It's not so much WoW being on Linux for fans of WoW, it would be Blizzard showing that they think Linux is enough of a viable platform that other gaming companies would just start to fall in line.

    I also wonder how many users are just running WoW under wine and how many Windows/Mac users would be willing to switch to using it under Linux, apart from even thinking of any new customers.
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    Re: Phoronix' "Major Linux Game Port" speculation thread

    Dang. I am so over WoW that I would be a bit dissapointed. It would be great for Linux overall but I think that bringing a top notch newer title to Linux would help just as much.

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    Re: Phoronix' "Major Linux Game Port" speculation thread

    I guess if Blizzard was to port over games Diablo III and SC2 would also make sense (and make me happy).


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    Re: Phoronix' "Major Linux Game Port" speculation thread

    I honestly can't see how it could be WoW, I mean Blizzard had a 100% working & up-to-date version of WoW for Linux and where in talks with LGP until Blizzard decided to cancel the project. So why the change of heart now all of a sudden.

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    Re: Phoronix' "Major Linux Game Port" speculation thread

    They may be concerned about windows 8, or may have looked at data from people playing under WINE, or may be encouraged by Valve or any of a million other things.

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    Re: Phoronix' "Major Linux Game Port" speculation thread

    If they ported over Starcraft 2 I would be immensely happy, one of the best RTS games to play online!

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    Re: Phoronix' "Major Linux Game Port" speculation thread

    You actually Make a valid point weasel, now that you mention it Blizzard did voice there concerns regarding Windows 8.

    What's funny about there situation, if it turns out to be accurate is the fact that they had one of the top Linux game developers working for them for years and now that he's gone, now they looking to port to Linux.

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    Re: Phoronix' "Major Linux Game Port" speculation thread

    A lot of companies i bet will be seeing how Steam on Linux works out.

    Considering 60,000+ people signed up to beta test it is just further evidence that Linux gamers exist and are willing to pay for games!

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