I can understand the temptation to give into despair when it comes to Linux versus Windows in gaming. After all it has been Windows that has historically dominated in terms of gaming over the years. Linux was either an also-ran or it simply never mattered in any way whatsoever to game developers. A lot of them would have laughed if you???d mentioned Linux to them as a viable alternative to Windows for their games.
But it’s important to remember that those days are in the past, and they’re never coming again. Valve has made sure of this by releasing Steam for Linux, and the upcoming release of SteamOS along with its Steam Machines will put Linux on the gaming map in a big way. I’ve never seen such excitement among Linux gamers as I have after Valve announced SteamOS, you could tell that things were changing in a big way.