Re: The gaming market ... So many choices
I too made the decision last year never to buy another game unless it was a Linux version. I will not support companies that don't make games for the OS I use (because, of course, I wouldn't be able to play them...).
I think choice is good, but only if it were more open and more under the control of the community, like FOSS. I, for one, am sticking with Steam and Desura (and if the rumors about Blizzard are true, I'll stick with them, too, though it would be great if they would just launch all of their stuff through Steam and tie-in all of the achievements that way, though I'm sure with games as big as the ones they have, it would be a monumental undertaking). I only really like PC gaming, but since Valve is making the Steambox Linux-based, I'll probably buy it anyway.
I think the choices of games for Linux now is INCREDIBLE. One year ago I NEVER would have thought this would happen so soon. I have ~90 games on my Steam account, ~60 of which run under Linux (the rest will eventually; either they already have Linux versions which will soon be uploaded, or they're Valve games that are waiting to be ported), and they're all great quality, not BS games I could've drawn in MS Paint. The fact that I haven't even played all of them yet just amazes me.
It's a beautiful thing.
Add me as a friend. Kill zombies/aliens/nazis with me. ON LINUX.