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I think it is picking up some steam. Browsing other non-Linux forums, I have noticed a lot more Linux related posts as of late. I think it's more from people getting fed up with spyware than for gaming purposes though.
Actually it's not uncommon for games with a heavy Multi-Player element (quake 3 unreal tournament series) to have Linux versions because Linux boxes make such great servers. Some of the best online servers I've ever played on were Linux boxes because they're so reliable. Every once in while (about every few months) I take a day and just play an online game all day and when i do I've found that the Linux servers are more likely to stay online then windows servers.
Also if there's a bug in a game, Linux is stable enough that if the game crashes Linux won't. Unlike Windows where it likes taking the whole system down with the game.
Yup yup popular FPS's most of the time have a Linux side so people can host off linux boxes. However there is a slightly growing trend of the more elite computer users toying with linux. However most of it is curioisty instead of fear of spyware as firefox seems to be a decent defense agaisnt most spyware.