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Steam for Linux Now Available, Titles Up To 75 Percent Off

by Brandon Russell | February 14, 2013February 14, 2013 4:00 pm PST


Valve on Thursday said Steam for Linux is finally available, after a few agonizing months of being in open beta. Through Ubuntu Software Center, a huge distribution center for the platform, Linux users can download the Steam client for free—prepare yourself for Valve’s fancy Big Picture mode.

In conjunction with the launch, a celebratory sale has commenced, with 50 Linux-compatible titles up to 75 percent off. Games include Counter-Strike 1.6, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life and Team Fortress 2—all will be on sale until Wednesday, Feb. 21.

On Valve’s journey to create a Steam Box, Linux will play a big part on realizing a final product. This is the first step toward the final upshot, though it’s unclear when Valve will actually release something. For now, let’s celebrate Steam’s arrival on Linux.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...