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September 25, 2013
by sjvn01
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Valve’s Linux-powered Steam Machines gather steam

Linux-powered gaming computers and consoles are on their way. After announcing SteamOS, a full-featured Linux with added gaming features, Valve, in mid-September, the gaming giant has followed up by saying that it will release 300 prototype Steam Machines to beta-testers … Continue reading

September 23, 2013
by sjvn01
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SteamOS: The Linux for games is coming

Gabe Newell, CEO of Valve and its Steam game platform, wasn’t kidding when he said at LinuxCon in New Orleans that “Linux is the future of gaming.” Valve is releasing, in advance of the expected announcement of its SteamBox Linux-powered gaming … Continue reading

November 11, 2012
by sjvn01
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85th level Orc Rogue wins election

The U.S.’ 2012 election saw many firsts. It saw the first Buddhist elected to the Senate, the first Hindu elected to Congress, and the first Orc Rogue elected to the Maine state Senate. No, that’s not a weird typo, Colleen … Continue reading