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Valve Launches SteamOS Sale, Confirms A Lot Of New Linux Games

Making GDC2015 week even more exciting for Linux gamers on top of the Source 2 Engine, the Steam Link streaming device, and Steam Machines shipping this year is a big SteamOS game sale via Steam. This sale is selling not only existing Linux/SteamOS game ports but also several AAA games being ported to Linux.
4 March 2015 - Steam Store SteamOS Sale - 25 Comments

ZOTAC Announces Steam Machine SN970, Powered By SteamOS

The latest excitement this week for Linux gamers is hardware vendor ZOTAC announcing today the Steam Machine SN970, their new living room PC powered by the Debian-based SteamOS.
4 March 2015 - ZOTAC SN970 - 20 Comments

NVIDIA Announces Shield Set-Top Gaming Box

After Valve announced their Steam Link streaming device, NVIDIA announced the Shield set-top box.
3 March 2015 - Shield Set-Top Box - 16 Comments

Valve Launches $49 Steam Link, SteamOS-Powered Streaming Device

Besides announcing the Source 2 Engine, Valve used GDC2015 as an opportunity to announce Steam Link, a $49 (USD) device for streaming Steam content to any TV.
3 March 2015 - Steam Link - 20 Comments

Valve Announces Source 2, It's Going To Be Free To Content Developers

Valve has announced the Source 2 Engine this afternoon from the GDC2015 event taking place in San Francisco.
3 March 2015 - Source Engine 2 - 13 Comments

Unity 5.0 Brings PhysX 3.3, WebGL Preview, Animation System Work

Version 5.0 of the Unity Game Engine was released this morning at the Game Developers' Conference (GDC) in San Francisco.
3 March 2015 - Unity 5.0 Game Engine - 4 Comments

Unreal Engine Made Free By Epic Games

The Unreal Engine 4 is now free to everyone along with all future Unreal Engine updates!
2 March 2015 - Unreal Engine - 48 Comments

Unigine 2.0 Beta Brings Performance Optimizations, Oculus Rift DK2 Support

The first beta of the Unigine 2.0 engine for simulation programs and games is now available.
25 February 2015 - Unigine Engine 2 - 1 Comment

Unreal Engine 4.7 Is The Largest UE4 Release Yet

Epic Games has today announced the availability of Unreal Engine 4.7, what they call their "biggest release yet" thanks to a number of new features.
24 February 2015 - Unreal Engine 4.7 - 4 Comments

Epic Games Starts Developer Grants For Unreal Engine 4

Epic Games has announced today the start of developer grants for Unreal Engine 4 games where they've setup a five million dollar budget for the cause.
19 February 2015 - UE4 Developer Grants - 7 Comments

FlightGear 3.4 Has Performance Improvements, New Aircraft

FlightGear 3.4 was released yesterday as the latest version of this popular open-source flight simulator.
18 February 2015 - FlightGear Flight Simulator - 10 Comments

A Radical Idea For More Linux Game Ports

How could Linux get more game ports and users? An Ubuntu developer is suggesting that Canonical and Red Hat finance the ports.
16 February 2015 - Red Hat + Canonical - 94 Comments

OpenMW Switching From Ogre3D To OpenSceneGraph

OpenMW, the project attempting to make an open-source engine re-implementation of Elderscrols III: Morrowind, is switching out their rendering engine.
16 February 2015 - OpenSceneGraph - 9 Comments

Metro Last Light & 2033 Redux Get Updated For Linux

The developers working on the Linux versions of Metro Last Light Redux and Metro 2033 Redux have released a long-awaited new patch release.
13 February 2015 - Metro Redux Linux Update - 10 Comments

Feral Interactive Is Looking To Do More Linux Games

Feral Interactive, a game publisher and developer that historically focused on bringing AAA games to Mac OS X, is now looking to do more Linux game ports.
6 February 2015 - Feral Games On Linux - 20 Comments

Humble Bundle Does A Star Wars Bundle, But Leaves Linux Gamers Out

The Humble Bundle crew has launched their latest two-week sale of pay-what-you-want games. This newest bundle is the Star Wars Humble Bundle, but for Linux gamers you're left out this round.
3 February 2015 - Star Wars Humble Bundle - 13 Comments

Steam Linux Usage Dropped Slightly In January

While Steam had some great game deals over the holidays and titles like the Metro Redux games are fresh to Linux, these events didn't do anything to boost the Steam Linux market-share with the reported percentage of Linux gamers contracting slightly during January.
3 February 2015 - 1.09% - 40 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 36 Is "A Big One!"

Unvanquished Alpha 36 was released on Sunday with a number of gamer-facing changes while on a technical side it looks like next month's Alpha 37 will be more exciting.
2 February 2015 - Unvanquished Alpha 36

New Beta Of Witcher 2 Aims For Greater Performance

A new beta of the Linux port of The Witcher 2 was released this weekend and it aims to deliver improved performance.
28 January 2015 - The Witcher 2 - 48 Comments

Linux Game Publishing Remains Offline, Three Years After The CEO Shakeup

It was brought up today in the forums that it's been three years of having a new LGP CEO while Linux Game Publishing's website remains down for the better part of the year, their web presence is disappearing, and it simply doesn't look like there's a bright 2015 ahead for this one leading provider of games to Linux.
27 January 2015 - Linux Game Publishing - 37 Comments

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