Cube, the famous open-source 3D first person shooter, has its 2005 release finally out which brings forth a slew of fixes and also a multitude of new maps but it unfortunately marks the retirement of Cube as we know it. Nevertheless, Sauerbraten is currently under development, which is slated to be the next generation version of Cube. For your viewing pleasure today, we've posted a swarm of new screenshots from this fast-paced FPS, which runs great on nearly any graphics card and operating system.
For your reading pleasure today, we have a short interview with Ryan C. Gordon. Those of you un-familiar with Ryan Gordon, or better known as Icculus, he is the one responsible for porting Unreal Tournament 200X, Medal of Honor, America's Army, Quake 3 Arena, and a number of different games over to Linux and Macintosh platforms. Check out this interview as we ask him a few questions relating to his different ventures.
Cube was one of the first 3D first person shooters that offered an intelligent game play complete with its own engine, using SDL and OpenGL while complying with open-source standards. Although the graphics aren't the best in the current Cube Engine version (2004), it continues to be a very popular game for open-source gamers who enjoy the most out of first person shooters. On May 31, 2005 a new GNU game has finally made its way out for public release after nearly four years in development, this game is Nexuiz. The game, in its 1.0 release, contains over 17 maps, 28 playable characters, and 10 music tracks. It even supports up to 64 players on death-match servers. All parts of this game are licensed under the GPL (GNU Public License), but exactly how does this game look and feel? We have plenty of screenshots today to report our initial findings.
Of all the games now on the market that offer native Windows and Linux support, one of the most popular games has been Doom 3 from id Software. Earlier this week a new patch (v1.3.1302) was released to the general public and here at Phoronix, we have analyzed the performance of this latest patch and now our findings have been published.
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