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Penguin party: Steam Linux launches with week-long celebration sale

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Steam Linux celebration sale

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It's been tested (opens in new tab) , it's been debated (opens in new tab) , and it's now available to all: Valve announces the official launch of the Steam Linux client (opens in new tab) after nearly four months in beta. Expectedly, a sale is going on (opens in new tab) for all Linux-supported games in Steam's catalog, including Crusader Kings II and Counter-Strike: Source.

The sale lasts until February 21 and takes 50 to 75 percent off the 54 games (opens in new tab) Linux users can slot into their brand new platform. Team Fortress 2 joins the revelry by automatically awarding a free and tradeable in-game Tux accessory (opens in new tab) for all Linux mercs jumping into the free-to-play shooter before May 1. Prepare for an avalanche of crates, Ubuntuans.

Grab the Steam Linux client (opens in new tab) and browse the full list (opens in new tab) of discounted titles on the sale page. Welcome to Steam, Linux gamers.

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?