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    EA will be attending Ubuntu Developer Summit

    http://iloveubuntu.net/notorious-gam...uantal-quetzal

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    Re: EA will be attending Ubuntu Developer Summit

    Valve announces Steam Clinet for Linux and EA jumps on board to announce Origen client for Linux...?

    EA stuff is a DRM nightmare which I prefer to avoid.

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    Re: EA will be attending Ubuntu Developer Summit

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    Valve announces Steam Clinet for Linux and EA jumps on board to announce Origen client for Linux...?

    EA stuff is a DRM nightmare which I prefer to avoid.
    Good for you. EA signing on to release games for Ubuntu would be a HUGE boost for Canonical, Ubuntu, and Linux.
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    Re: EA will be attending Ubuntu Developer Summit

    If they release some games on Ubuntu that have widespread appeal, I'll be happy. However I have a feeling they'll just release one of their incorrigable Madden games for Ubuntu, the entire world apart from the US will sign a collective "Meh" and then EA will slink back to their bunker.
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    Re: EA will be attending Ubuntu Developer Summit

    If games are coming, no matter what the first wave may be, it will be huge for the ubuntu/linux community.
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    Re: EA will be attending Ubuntu Developer Summit

    One more reason I'm glad that UDS is in California this year. Definitely looking forward to seeing what EA brings to the table.

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    Eh, double-edged sword I suppose. While EA coming on board to support games for Linux may be a huge push in some people moving fully over to a linux environment -- It is EA however, and I don't hold them to high standards to begin with.

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    Re: EA will be attending Ubuntu Developer Summit

    its not surprising, with steam announcing there possable release of the client. larger companys wont sit back and go "oh steams going to linux. lets sit back and see what happens"

    There going to follow. and there going to compete, not only that, with nvidias latest updates supporting multiple features, even new randr compositing features, nvidia is boosting there developement

    Along with that, phoronix unveiled news about a new Graphical gaming engine bringing "Tessellation" to linux. the main feature/backend of DirectX 11, and native DX11

    And ontop of even that, wayland and new X Managers are due boasting impressive features. and with DR2 and Proper Piping been founded its a bright future

    My Point is. linux isnt just a terminal anymore, its graphical and breakthroughs are been made which companys are noticing. those breakthroughs allow easy game ports. good graphics, and future gaming developement so companys will eventually grab that and use it for profit margins

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    Re: EA will be attending Ubuntu Developer Summit

    Quote Originally Posted by cloyd800 View Post
    Eh, double-edged sword I suppose. While EA coming on board to support games for Linux may be a huge push in some people moving fully over to a linux environment -- It is EA however, and I don't hold them to high standards to begin with.
    My feelings too.
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    Re: EA will be attending Ubuntu Developer Summit

    If EA has no plans on releasing Linux-based binaries for hit titles like Deadspace and Mass Effect, anything else they publish might as well stay on Windows for all I care. xD I doubt I'd get anymore excited over Madden on Linux than I did on the GameGear, meh. Here's to hoping they publish software through Steam on Linux either way!

    Quote Originally Posted by lincruste View Post
    I can actually see that happening. DRM like SecuRom was the only thing stopping me from wanting Mass Effect 2 on the PC, and if they pull the same crap on Linux, I'm not interested in worrying about their flaky, intrusive DRM potentially bricking my favorite OS either. There are much better ways to protect a game without royally screwing over paying customers with software that only half-works and mild to severe hair-loss.

    Sorry for the slight rant there, but overprotective DRM has a way of making me want to shoot something, grrr I need a moment in Open Arena!
    Last edited by sffvba[e0rt; May 5th, 2012 at 10:29 PM.

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