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Canada Computes: The courage to create: an open letter to the gaming industry Part 2

Sep 02, 2000, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"For a fair assessment, a game for both Linux and Windows would have to go head to head in stores. The problem is finding Linux games in stores. Software is increasingly being carried by big chains and megastores, which are generally only interested in a few top-volume presold titles."

"The current hot Windows games are easy to find while I never found Linux games in retail locations, even when I lived in a city."

"Until more stores stock Linux games, there is no fair way to compare. It'll take a company like WalMart or another huge chain to start stocking Linux games to really level the playing field. But before WalMart will do that, they'll need to see sales figures that justify adding Linux games to their inventory. The old Linux chicken-and-egg conundrum."

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