Hello Linux Gamers. Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2: The movie, which were initially launched for PlayStation 3 will be officially available for SteamOS.
The two games will be specially optimized to work on Steam. Also, Joe Danger 2 comes with a special Minecraft environment, Steve as a playable character and enables the users to play as each of the Team Fortress 2 characters, from the Spy to the Heavy.
There isn’t an official release date for the Joe Danger games for Linux, but the Hello Games developers aim to finish porting the games in 2014, before the launch of the Steam Machine.
For those who don’t know yet, Valve has initiated some ambitions projects: the SteamOS, a Linux operating system optimized for gaming, the Steam Machine, a gaming colsole that will run with SteamOS and the Steam Controller, a game controller specially designed for SteamOS and the Steam Machine. A demo video of the Steam Controller can be found here. Also, iBuyPower, a third party manufacturer will release the first non Valve Steam Machines running with AMD hardware.
Also worth mentioning is that SteamOS will not be based on Ubuntu, but a custom made Linux system and it will not provide the basic functions of a normal OS, since it won’t have a file manager or a image view aplication. However, it will most likely have support for streaming video services, like Netflix or Hulu Plus, since Valve has announced that the most popular and loved TV shows, music videos and other video media will be available via Steam and SteamOS.