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Civilization: Beyond Earth Linux GPU/Driver Benchmarks

Thursday marked the Linux release of Civilization: Beyond Earth. While benchmarking games on Steam is less than ideal, I've managed to get CivBE worked into shape so that it can be used for automated Linux performance testing.
20 December 2014 - CivBE - 9 Comments

Civilization: Beyond Earth Launches For Linux

As expected after the announcement earlier this week, the highly anticipated Civilization: Beyond Earth game is now officially available for Linux and SteamOS.
18 December 2014 - Beyond Earth On Linux - 28 Comments

The New SuperTuxKart Looks Better, But Can Cause GPU/Driver Problems

A new SuperTuxKart beta premiered today after one year of work and lands their new graphics engine that leverages OpenGL 3.1 for rendering. I've now had some hands on time with this open-source GL3 game with some initial thoughts.
17 December 2014 - SuperTuxKart - 69 Comments

New Supertuxkart Beta Lands New Graphics Engine, Uses OpenGL 3.1+

Supertuxkart 0.8.2 is now in beta. While v0.8.2 might not sound like a huge milestone from the numbers, it actually is. This Supertuxkart beta lands their new graphics engine that relies upon OpenGL 3.1+ for rendering.
17 December 2014 - Supertuxkart - 11 Comments

Civilization: Beyond Earth Is Being Released Thursday

Civilization: Beyond Earth will see its native Linux port released this Thursday by Aspyr Media.
16 December 2014 - Beyond Earth - 5 Comments

Signs Of Final Fantasy XIII-2 Potentially Being Ported To Linux

Steam changes in recent days indicate that Final Fantasy XIII-2 may very well be on its way to Linux.
15 December 2014 - FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 - 39 Comments

Open-Source Godot 1.0 Engine Released & Declared Stable

Nearly one year after writing about a new game engine to be open-sourced and its code premiering in February, Godot 1.0 was announced today as the first stable release of this game engine.
15 December 2014 - Godot 1.0 - 5 Comments

XLennart: A Game For Systemd Haters With Nothing Better To Do

It seems that a good number of Linux users who despise systemd as an init manager have a lot of time on their hands... From making websites bashing systemd, forking distributions over their position of using systemd, personal attacks against systemd developers, to writing page after page of forum comments about negative points of systemd. There's now even an anti-systemd game.
14 December 2014 - systemd game - 130 Comments

Metro Redux Linux GPU/Driver Tests Are Coming

Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux launched for Linux yesterday at long last. The Metro Redux titles utilize OpenGL 4.x on Linux and I'm pleased to say they're in (mostly) good shape for automated benchmarking so that we'll be able to run some Phoronix Test Suite sanctioned performance tests of the Metro Redux games on Linux with varying GPUs and drivers.
12 December 2014 - Metro Redux - 8 Comments

Civilization: Beyond Earth Coming Soon To Linux, Intel/AMD Support Restored

For Linux gamers that are fans of Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the Linux port of the game could arrive as soon as next week.
11 December 2014 - Civ: Beyond Earth - 23 Comments

Metro Redux Games Launch For Linux

Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux have finally surfaced for Linux gamers.
11 December 2014 - Metro Redux - 33 Comments

CS:GO Lowers Its Memory Usage On Linux

The latest update out to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive this week aims to lower the system memory usage for OS X and Linux systems.
11 December 2014 - Counter-Strike: GO - 2 Comments

Empire Total War Launches For Linux Gamers

As some more good Linux news today, Empire: Total War has officially launched on Steam for Linux gamers.
9 December 2014 - Total War - 14 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 34 Brings Fixes, Still Being Ported To PNaCl

The last monthly alpha release is out for the year of the popular Unvanquished open-source first person shooter game.
8 December 2014 - Portable Native Client - 2 Comments

Valve's Dota 2 Game Can (Still) Run Natively On Mir

Canonical developers have been successful in getting Valve's popular Dota 2 battle arena game running natively under Mir once modifying the necessary libraries. Well, it's been possible since this summer, but they seem to be re-promoting the accomplishment.
8 December 2014 - Dota 2 - 48 Comments

2K Games Confirms BioShock Infinite On Linux In Early 2015

As a follow up to yesterday's Phoronix article about BioShock Infinite looking like its headed to Linux, it's now been confirmed by 2K Games.
6 December 2014 - BioShock Infinite - 10 Comments

Dota 2 In H1'2015 Will Receive Major Engine Update

While there's been signs for months that within Valve's Dota 2 game that it's transitioning from the Source Engine to Source Engine 2, it looks like Valve's next-generation game engine will be fully utilized within this multiplayer online battle arena game in 2015.
5 December 2014 - Source Engine 2 - 7 Comments

Signs Of Other High Profile Games Coming To Linux

Besides today's exciting news for Linux gamers that it looks like BioShock Infinite is being ported to Linux, there's also several other interesting Steam game updates indicating Linux porting activity.
5 December 2014 - Linux Game Ports - 14 Comments

AMD & Intel Work Hard To Fix Linux Driver Issues For Civilization: Beyond Earth

Earlier this week I wrote about Aspyr Media running into severe issues with the AMD and Intel Linux GPU drivers in terms of bad rendering with the Civilization: Beyond Earth game they've been porting to Linux. The good news is that Intel and AMD are now involved and working to get these issues resolved.
5 December 2014 - Buggy Drivers - 36 Comments

BioShock Infinite Looks Like It Might Be Coming To Linux: Steam Changes

The BioShock Infinite first person shooter game released last year for Windows and was trailed by an OS X port looks like it is being ported to Linux.
5 December 2014 - BioShock Infinite - 31 Comments

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