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Google To Acquire Valve??? News

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| According to The Inquirer and 'well placed sources', Google is on the verge
| of acquiring Half-Life and Left 4 Dead developers, Valve Software, with an
| potential announcement at this week's Game Developers Conference in Austin,
| Texas.
| Google's main interest in the firm apparently rests with Valve's Steam
| content distribution system, which has become increasing popular with
| publishers in the last couple of years as a way to digitally distribute their
| titles. So far, the likes of 2K Games, Eidos, and Activision have all signed
| up to Steam, alongside indie studios such as Introversion (Darwinia) and
| Media Molecule (Rag Doll Kung Fu).


Google's cross-platform commitment would make this good news.


Valve's Source Engine Coming To Linux

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| There have been rumors since last year that Valve may be serious about
| porting Source games to Linux after Valve Software began seeking a senior
| software engineer with the responsibility of porting Windows-based games to
| the Linux platform. Valve Software has yet to officially announce Linux
| clients for any of its software, but at Phoronix we have received information
| confirming that Valve is indeed porting its very popular Source engine to the
| Linux platform.


id Software Starts Work On Doom 4!

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| In addition to the good news we broke this morning that Valve is porting the
| Source engine to Linux, id Software has announced today that they have begun
| work on Doom 4!



Id Software and Valve violating GPLs!

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| I just wanted to post it here because I thought people should know that iD
| and Valve are together taking advantage of other peoples work without even
| giving them credit. *

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