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    Blizzard Announces Linux Game

    From phoronix.com:

    "Blizzard Entertainment, the game studio behind wildly-popular games like World of Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft, is planning for a Linux game announcement in 2013."

    They say they will target Ubuntu just as Valve has done.

    I personally am hoping for a native WoW client, or, barring that, Warcraft 4 (seriously it's about time...).

    Whatever it ends up being, I'm buying it.
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    Hopefully it will be Warcraft 4. WoW was a big disappointment, and I personally feel that WoW destroyed the Warcraft series.

    If it is WoW that get ported (which is most likely), I will not buy it or subscribe to it.

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    Re: Blizzard Announces Linux Game

    Oh that would be awesome. Any game they port will be a step forward.

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    Re: Blizzard Announces Linux Game

    Quote Originally Posted by pompel9 View Post
    Hopefully it will be Warcraft 4. WoW was a big disappointment, and I personally feel that WoW destroyed the Warcraft series.

    If it is WoW that get ported (which is most likely), I will not buy it or subscribe to it.
    WoW itself I don't feel was a disappointment but rather WoTLK was the begin of the fall. The original WoW game I feel was actually pretty good.

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    Re: Blizzard Announces Linux Game

    You forgot the source http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTI2ODE

    I think that each release the popular game on Linux makes Ubuntu more attractive to players. Although I'm not a fan Blizzard and I don't play WOW, Diablo, etc..
    Last edited by mentorious; January 13th, 2013 at 02:09 PM.
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    Re: Blizzard Announces Linux Game

    Quote Originally Posted by doxramos View Post
    WoW itself I don't feel was a disappointment but rather WoTLK was the begin of the fall. The original WoW game I feel was actually pretty good.

    +1 definately



    Quote Originally Posted by mentorious View Post
    You forgot the source http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTI2ODE

    I think that each release the popular game on Linux makes Ubuntu more attractive to players. Although I'm not a fan and Blizzard I don't play WOW, Diablo, etc..
    +1 too !!

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    Re: Blizzard Announces Linux Game

    I like WoW and will likely buy the game what ever it is. Blizzard makes good games. Its about time they started selling them to us.
    Last edited by regor210; January 11th, 2013 at 04:14 AM.

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    Re: Blizzard Announces Linux Game

    Phoronix? Well, the only reason it was right on Steam for Linux is the same principle as a broken clock being right twice a day.

    IF there's any truth to this, I wonder what's pushing Activision to (maybe) publish some of it's Blizzard label titles under Linux. And if this means more than just Diablo 3 or WoW.

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    Re: Blizzard Announces Linux Game

    Not trying to sound discouraging, but Linux engines for Neverwinter Nights and the iD games didn't exactly cause a wholesale move away from Windows to Linux. Hopefully (and I do hope), this move by Blizzard, along with Steam (if they can get off of "steam time"), MAY make the best OS more attractive. I hope.
    Last edited by oldrocker99; January 14th, 2013 at 02:17 AM.

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    Gaming is the only thing that keeps a windows partition anywhere near my PC, so the more gaming that comes to linux (whatever the form) is a big positive for me.

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