IDG Contributor Network: Is Steam bad for Linux gaming?

IDG Contributor Network: Is Steam bad for Linux gaming?
19-May-2017 12:45 INFOWORLD

Is Steam bad for Linux gaming? Valve has gotten a reputation for promoting Linux as a platform for gaming, and thus many people have a very positive view of the company. But is there a darker side to Valve?One writer at Polygon is quite skeptical about Valve and its Steam gaming service, and he pulled no punches in a blistering article about the company.Tim Colwill reports for Polygon: This, then, is Good Guy Valve — a corporation which employs precision-engineered psychological tools to trick people into giving them money in exchange for goods they don't legally own and may never actually use while profiting from a whole lot of unpaid labor and speculative work ... but isn't “evil.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here