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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2014. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 3rd.


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View Poll Results: Game Distribution Service of the Year
Desura 4 2.61%
Game Drift Linux 3 1.96%
GOG.com 15 9.80%
Humble Bundle 18 11.76%
Steam 113 73.86%
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:38 PM   #1
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Game Distribution Service of the Year


A new category this year.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-15-2014, 11:41 PM   #2
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GOG for their drm-free games
 
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:20 PM   #3
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Between GOG, Humble and Steam, this is honestly a tough choice.
 
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:31 AM   #4
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I'd say... the repository of your GNU/Linux distro.
Most distros have repositories with all the Free Software games you could wish for. (Other than Red Eclipse, Urban Terror, or Warsow. For some reason, Trisquel's repos don't have those.)

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Old 12-17-2014, 10:27 AM   #5
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Angry Not Steam

I do not know who to vote for as I have not used the top four. I do know however who not to vote for and that would be Steam. I have used Steam via Windows 7 and it has not been a pleasant experience.

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Old 12-17-2014, 11:52 AM   #6
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No-brainer for me. GOG doesn't officially support Linux (though most work). Steam - meh. Better Linux support, but lots of headaches (at least for me). Humble Bundle - WIN! Never used the others.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 03:46 PM   #7
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None of the above. I REFUSE to run ten old and busted versions of wine just to run a game on Linux. If it won't run natively (without wine, compiles directly on Linux) I won't install it. I just tried gog.com and it froze up firefox insisting on running some script. To hell with that. :/ Ric
 
Old 12-17-2014, 05:06 PM   #8
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No-brainer for me. GOG doesn't officially support Linux (though most work). Steam - meh. Better Linux support, but lots of headaches (at least for me). Humble Bundle - WIN! Never used the others.
I kept emailing them, advising that I would be MORE THAN HAPPY to spend money with them, if a bundle contained only native Linux games written to run directly with Linux and not some stupid win95 game running under #$%^& wine.

I never get replies, so they never get my money. If I had people working for me who lacked such basic human marketing skills, I would fire their butts.
 
Old 12-18-2014, 08:30 AM   #9
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None of the above. I REFUSE to run ten old and busted versions of wine just to run a game on Linux. If it won't run natively (without wine, compiles directly on Linux) I won't install it. I just tried gog.com and it froze up firefox insisting on running some script. To hell with that. :/ Ric
Every game I run with Wine, and there are a lot of them, work fine with the current dev version of Wine. Are you using PlayOnLinux? They like to install 20 different versions of wine, but I've found it isn't necessary. I have yet to find a game I want to play that won't work with the current dev version of wine. Maybe you and I just have a very different game list?
 
Old 12-18-2014, 08:31 AM   #10
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I do not know who to vote for as I have not used the top four. I do know however who not to vote for and that would be Steam. I have used Steam via Windows 7 and it has not been a pleasant experience.

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The problem is Windows. I've use Steam since it was in beta (yes, I was a Steam closed beta tester) and the Linux version, even on "unsupported" distros, is far better then Steam on Windows ever was. There is a reason Valve is moving to Linux, and that reason is Windows.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 02:32 PM   #11
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No-brainer for me. GOG doesn't officially support Linux (though most work).
They support Linux now.

http://www.gog.com/news/gogcom_now_supports_linux

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Old 12-26-2014, 02:34 PM   #12
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They support Linux now.
Yea!!!
 
Old 01-06-2015, 10:22 PM   #13
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This is tricky one for me.
@Dugan said it, in post #3.

We are in the midst of a revolution in Linux gaming, and ain't it grand?
Not used Desura or Game Drift for ages, so can't comment on them.

I'd agree that Steam under Linux (Bodhi) works seamlessly.
Gog have indeed launched support for Linux in 2014, and I've found them to be friendly and helpful.
Bought a few games, too, but don't recall now which ones they were.

Humble Bundle is a bit in the doldrums for the last couple of months, but over 2014 they have produced a stonking selection of games, books and stuff at silly money and supported charity whilst doing it. Much of our Steam collection came via HB.

Good to note the generosity of the Linux community on HB - we usually trounce the other OS formats.
Think that Humble Bundle deserve a vote, if only for introducing so many people to alternative OS choices, and supporting charities.
 
Old 02-03-2015, 12:21 AM   #14
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I gave Desura a chance but they are pretty much dead. Steam is too locked down. GOG.com and Humble Bundle! GOG.com gets the nod because they bundle as Windows apps via DOSBOX a lot of old DOS games that I never had time or money to play (most are still lots of fun today). Its trivial to use WINE to pull out the DOSBOX parts: *POOF* "native" Linux port!
 
  


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