It's now Christmas time at Phoronix with the appearance of some Linux "presents" starting to arrive. The end of 2010 started heating up
for Linux gaming, but it looks like 2011 will be a fantastic year in comparison.
What's under the tree of monitors this year?
It's Unigine's OilRush
! Yes, it's running on Linux right now on some of the Linux test systems.
For those hoping to find Unigine's OilRush under your Christmas tree, the final release will not be here until March
. However, there will be a way to get beta access early on, which will be talked about in the new year along with other OilRush details. Initial thoughts on the OilRush game for Linux along with proper in-game screenshots will be published on Phoronix in the coming days with our exclusive coverage. Needless to say, the graphics are stunning and obviously do no justice with these quick iPhone snapshots. [Details on the OilRush game
What else? That's it for now; as most Glühwein-drinking German/Austrian readers (or the Scandinavians with their Glögg) would agree, it's much better to enjoy these beverages when hot -- even steaming hot -- in cold weather rather than to put up with the short thermal half-life where it would be left for dead.