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Linux Games — new entrants


The Steam interface, developed by Valve Corporation, provides its subscribers with access to thousands of games. Users are given a Steam username and password which allows them to purchase the games to play on their own PCs. Steam collects payment and operates the copy-protection system that prevents copying of the games. Since its foundation in 2002, Steam has grown rapidly. It now handles some 2,000 games, and recently announced a move into non-gaming software. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Games


Creche epistle

In 1968 the US Science fiction writer Philip K Dick wrote a novel entitled Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?¬†about a future in which a bounty hunter pursues sociopathic androids that have escaped from custody. The book got a second lease of life when it was used as the basis for the film Blade Runner with Harrison Ford and a young Daryl Hannah, and a third ‘electric sheep’ was adopted for the name of the Internet’s first social-networking screensaver. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 1, 2011 in Games, Graphics software, Monitors