Gaming Comes to Android/Linux

Gaming is one of the niches often touted as a show-stopper for GNU/Linux. I ignored gaming mostly because I am too old to be interested but others do not. Now Sony is bringing PlayStation content to Android/Linux. Since as many ARMed thingies will be produced as conventional PCs in 2011, this is potentially a huge entrance into gaming on Linux. It could eventually assist GNU/Linux on x86 if Sony ports stuff to GNU/Linux more generally. It’s definitely a major shift for SONY.
see the press release
“Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today unveiled “PlayStation®Suite” (PS Suite), delivering the PlayStation® experience to Androidâ„¢ based portable devices*1. Through this entirely new initiative, users will be able to enjoy PlayStation content on an open operating system for the first time in PlayStation history.”

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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9 Responses to Gaming Comes to Android/Linux

  1. ray says:

    But wouldn’t it make the game slower?

  2. Zachery says:

    Extremely advice! I have already been hunting for something like this for a long time now. Appreciation!

  3. Pownies are my favourites says:

    So what? You can run GNU/Linux on XP and 7 using VirtualBox, Virtual PC and VMWare, too.

  4. Dann says:

    You can run Xp and 7 on GNU/Linux using KVM, VirtualBox, VMWare.
    Or my favourite, crossover games/professional

  5. Ray says:

    I was talking about the games 🙁

  6. Pownies are my favourites says:

    “You can run Android on Linux or you can run GNU/Linux on Android”

    So what? You can run XP on Windows 7 too.


    GNU/Linux is amazing. You can run Android on Linux or you can run GNU/Linux on Android. It’s all part of the virtualization craze.

  8. Ray says:

    Problem: I can’t run it on a standard linux pc 🙁

  9. Richard Chapman says:

    I’ve never heard any of the Microsoft faithful say, “Now that’s a mighty blow to the Wintel camp”. Or anything of that nature. They are running out of opportunities to be honest about dire straits their beloved Microsoft faces.

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