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EB No Longer Selling Linux Games?

December 10th, 2000 by Crusader

CRYO9 wrote in with the following concern:

i recently went into the local EB and was talking to a friend thatworks there. i noticed that the 3 copies of linux Q3A as well as acouple other linux games that they had the day before were all gone, iasked if there was a run on linux games. my friend told me that alltheir linux games were recalled from somewhere higher up the chain ofcommand. he stated this action was in response to poor sales. now EBnever had alot of linux games but it was nice to see something on theshelf. when i got home i called another EB about 45 miles away, samestory, so i don’t know if this is regional or chain-wide, but sad newsnon-the-less if it is true.

p.s. the people i talked to said they were still going to carry acouple of linux distro’s, just not linux game titles.

Loki’s reseller page still lists Electronics Boutique as a distributor; however, the only Linux game title I can find on EB’s site at present is Terminus, which has all supported platforms included in one retail box. I’ve sent off requests to both EB and Loki for clarification; as soon as I get a response I’ll post it here.

2 Responses to “EB No Longer Selling Linux Games?”

  1. Anonymous Says:

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    I guess we will have to buy more games… I’m looking forward to T2 any ways. I just want everyone to do the same.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I had bought Quake3 last january at an EB, and later ordered Heretic2 for linux and SimCity 3K through their website. I got my heretic2 from them, but when SimCity was released they had removed it from their website and I had to call them up and ask them if they were going to be getting it… they didn’t know so i cancelled it and ordered elsewehere.

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