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GOG bringing 'at least 100' games to Linux this fall

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GOG is going to support Linux this fall, according to an announcement on the online video game retailer's official site.

The company plans to launch "at least 100" games with support for Linux's Mint and Ubuntu distributions.

"This is, of course, going to include games that we sell which already have Linux clients," the announcement reads, "but we'll also be bringing Linux gamers a variety of classics that are, for the first time, officially supported and maintained by a storefront like ours."

The online retailer hasn't determined which games will launch this fall, but Linux players with suggestions can make them known in GOG's Linux community wish list.

GOG's entry into the Linux ecosystem is the latest in a series for the wider industry. Valve's Steam platform officially launched a Linux version with 50 games in February 2013. The company also revealed its Linux-based SteamOS last September. In recent months, graphics chip maker Nvidia increased its support for the open source operating system and then deepened it again. This week at GDC 2014, Crytek is demoing its graphics engine, CryEngine, running on Linux.

Earlier this week, GOG announced that it would not proceed with its plans to price some games based on the purchaser's country's equivalent price in U.S. dollars.

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