Gaming News Archives
11 December 2013 - SteamOS, Steam Machines - 15 Comments
Valve has just revealed their first 300 beta units of Steam Machines and their Steam Controllers are shipping this week, Friday the 13th. Also available at this time will be the first public SteamOS images!
11 December 2013 - Gabriel Knight - 54 Comments
A game studio has shared publicly that Activison is preventing a new game from actively being made for "that platform", a.k.a. Linux.
7 December 2013 - Warsow 1.1/1.5
It's been a long time since last having anything to report on with the Warsow, the open-source first person shooter powered by the Qfusion game engine. However, a Warsow 1.1 (or 1.5) update is still being worked on and it will be landing heavy with new features/improvements.
7 December 2013 - ioquake3 Launch - 6 Comments
Developers behind the ioquake3 engine that serves as the community's leading open-source fork of id Software's once incredible id Tech 3 engine are still working on new features. The latest sub-project of ioquake3 is working on a new game launcher.
4 December 2013 - Narcissu - 10 Comments
Another open-source game has been "Greenlit" via Steam that does support Linux and seems to have quite a following in the Japanese community.
4 December 2013 - Valve On Linux - 46 Comments
Valve's love for Linux continues... Their latest sign of the game company's compassion for the open-source operating system is by joining the Linux Foundation.
4 December 2013 - Valve Steam Linux - 13 Comments
Valve pushed out a Steam client update for all platforms this week and includes a number of Linux improvements and more work on their Big Picture mode ahead of the public SteamOS debut next month.
3 December 2013 - Humble Jumbo Bundle - 8 Comments
The Humble Jumbo Bundle premiered today where you can pay what you want for Garry's Mod, Serious Sam 3: BFE, and other new game titles.
3 December 2013 - RBDOOM-3-BFG - 15 Comments
Last week marked the one year anniversary of id Software open-sourcing their Doom 3 BFG engine changes. While they didn't release a Linux client for Doom 3: BFG Edition, a small group of open-source developers did a community Linux version via the RBDOOM-3-BFG project. That though appears to be the only major development work still around the open-source Doom 3 code.
2 December 2013 - FOSDEM 2014
While Linux gaming is quickly gaining ground, it seems not many are interested this year in speaking about open-source game development.
2 December 2013 - Steam Linux Use - 66 Comments
With the start of a new month comes some new numbers out of Valve as part of their Steam hardware/software survey.
1 December 2013 - OpenMW 0.27 - 9 Comments
OpenMW is the growing open-source project seeking to re-implement Elderscrolls III: Morrowind on an open-source engine. The latest update to this open-source Morrowind remake inroduces OpenCS as an open-source way to edit the game's contents.
29 November 2013 - Linux Black Friday
Just a few reminders should you be partaking in any "Black Friday" online shopping today or holiday shopping in general.
27 November 2013 - SuperTuxKart - 9 Comments
For the fans out there of SuperTuxKart, an open-source racing game inspired by Mario Kart that's available for countless platforms, the v0.8.1 release is finally available.
27 November 2013 - Unigine Simulators - 15 Comments
While the Unigine Engine sadly hasn't taken off in the expanding world of Linux gaming, Unigine appears to be successfully luring in commercial customers with using the advanced 3D game engine for visualization and simulation purposes.
27 November 2013 - Unvanquished - 22 Comments
While the open-source Unvanquished game's Daemon Engine began as a fork of the ioquake3 engine, it's morphed into a radically different and more advanced creation. As noted recently, the Unvanquished developers are in the process of overhauling the engine and rewriting significant portions of the code. That code is now beginning to land.
25 November 2013 - Mantle Rendering - 27 Comments
There's another game studio now backing AMD's Mantle graphics rendering API that aims to be faster and easier to implement for games than OpenGL. However, we're still waiting for AMD Mantle on Linux.
23 November 2013 - Dota 2 - 7 Comments
Besides shipping a large Team Fortress 2 update for Linux gamers this weekend, Valve also released another Dota 2 update on Friday.
23 November 2013 - TF2 Gaming - 7 Comments
For those interested in some updated Team Fortress 2 gaming this weekend, Valve has updated the popular free-to-play title.
13 November 2013 - Valve Linux - 5 Comments
Besides the recent Steam update beginning to land SteamOS changes, the one year and one week old Steam Linux client saw some more improvements this week.