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Wired: Linux Getting Its Game Face On

Sep 11, 2000, 21:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Farhad Manjoo)

"In the old days, our hapless Linux lover would have had to turn to his Windows PC to play a blockbuster game like Quake or Descent because commercial game-makers just didn't make games for the relatively tiny Linux market."

"But as Linux's popularity has grown over the past couple of years, companies are working to make Linux gaming a comparable -- if complicated -- alternative to Windows. And, in the process, Linux gamers are equipping the fledgling OSS with the tools needed to take on the Microsoft hegemony."

"Leading the Linux gaming revolution is a Tustin, California company called Loki Entertainment Software, which converts (or "ports") popular Windows games for play on Linux."

"We've changed the expectation," said CEO Scott Draeker. "A year ago, if there was a Linux version of a Windows game, it was a novelty."

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