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Got Game? Steam Client Arrives in Ubuntu Software Center

As we’ve been reporting, after several years of slim pickings for Linux gamers, things are  really beginng to heat up on the Linux and open source gaming front. Not only are new platforms and consoles imminent and based on open source components, but Valve–which delivers wildly popular Windows and Mac gaming resources–has been steadily building out the number of games available for its Steam for Linux offering. And now, in one of the biggest developments for Linux gaming in recent years, Ubuntu users can get the Steam client in one easy installation through the Ubuntu Software Center. Canonical has issued an official announcement that Ubuntu users can install the Steam Client ( Steam Client 64-bit ) with a few simple clicks in the Software Center, and to celebrate the release, Steam has every Ubuntu game title on sale for 50-75% off until Thursday, 21 February at 10:00am US Pacific time in what is apparently going to be the first of many Steam sales.  Caonical’s post adds: "Steam also brings with it some amazing Valve titles on Ubuntu, Half-Life, Counter-Strike and the free to play Team Fortress 2. As a launch giveaway and for the hardcore gamers who need every item

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