This is a great article on how Valve’s SteamOS has big implications for the gaming industry. It kind of comes back to the point I made in this thread. The gist is that Valve’s Steam platform is now in jeopardy with Windows 8, since Microsoft is now more so, supporting the closed-system model with its own App Store. Microsoft’s app store competes in many ways with Steam. For that reason, Valve is now pushing to have its own platform it can control, and Linux fits the bill.