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24 Extra Hot Free Linux Games (Part 1 of 3)

Apr 30, 2010, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Even though PCs face increasing competition from dedicated gaming consoles, PC gaming will never die. If Linux is going to dominate the desktop market, it needs a good stream of native games. However, commercial gaming companies are only going to port games to Linux if they can realise a tidy profit from that work, and in the main that requires a significant gaming base. In many ways, open source games represent a solution to the Catch 22 situation, making Linux more attractive from a gamer's perspective, and increasing the possibility of more commercial games being released on the market.

"To be eligible for inclusion in this list each game needed to meet the following requirements:

"Free to play (no download charge, no monthly charge)

"Does not require Wine to run. Wine is a compatibility layer for running Windows software.

"Not in the early stages of development

"The only exception we have made is to include Quake Live, a truly awesome web browser based game which has under a proprietary license. But it was simply too good to miss off this feature."

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