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As some other exciting Linux gaming news this morning besides Valve open-sourcing their Direct3D to OpenGL translation layer and Crytek publicly confirming their Linux CryEngine port, the open-source community is out this week with SDL 2.0.2.
11 March 2014 - SDL - 1 Comment
Well, I've mentioned for a long time that Crytek was joining the Linux gaming scene... Later this month at GDC they have confirmed they will be showing off CryEngine on Linux.
11 March 2014 - CryEngine - 6 Comments
With Valve's Source Engine originally just targeting Direct3D, when initially porting their games to Linux and OS X they relied upon a hand-made Direct3D to OpenGL translation layer. In potentially assisting other game developers, Valve Software has now opened up this graphics translation layer.
11 March 2014 - D3D To GL - 2 Comments
Valve's Gabe Newell did a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" where several Linux questions were posed.
4 March 2014 - Valve - 95 Comments
The very promising Unvanquished open-source first person shooter is out with a new monthly release.
3 March 2014 - Unvanquished - 1 Comment
According to the latest figures published by Valve for their "Steam Hardware Survey", they put the percent of Linux gamers on Steam at 1.30%.
2 March 2014 - 1.3% - 46 Comments
It turns out I'll be out at the Game Developers' Conference for two days in March to look at AMD's happenings and their greater Linux focus.
28 February 2014 - GDC 2014 - 10 Comments
The Metro: Last Light game that's been exciting Linux and Windows gamers alike since its much anticipated debut is now starting to render correctly and run with the open-source Mesa / Gallium3D open-source graphics drivers.
26 February 2014 - Metro: Last Light - 26 Comments
For those that haven't fired up their Steam Linux client in the past few hours, Portal 2 is finally available!
25 February 2014 - Portal 2 - 50 Comments
ShiVa is a French-developed multi-platform game engine and coming up is the ShiVa Game Engine 2.0 release that brings with it many improvements.
21 February 2014 - ShiVa Game Engine 2.0 - 3 Comments
I was notified by a Valve Linux team member today that they have some new code out that should help in automating Steam Linux game benchmarks.
21 February 2014 - Improvement - 11 Comments
Valve has put down another Steam client update, which includes many Linux-specific changes and more features for SteamOS.
19 February 2014 - Steam For Linux - 1 Comment
Humble Indie Bundle 11 is out with a new collection of cross-platform, DRM-free indie games and this time around all of the titles are supported on Linux.
18 February 2014 - Humble Indie Bundle - 35 Comments
Valve has pushed out SteamOS update 89 along with updates today to the SteamOS Alchemist beta.
17 February 2014 - SteamOS
The lead developer of MonoGame-SDL2 is investigating the forking of the library from upstream MonoGame to focus solely upon SDL2 platform support and being a lean implementation of Microsoft's XNA4 for games.
13 February 2014 - MonoGame - 4 Comments
With Valve giving away their games free to Debian developers and now Valve's games are free to Ubuntu developers too, sadly it's no surprise there's some individuals trying to be impostors and get these games for free by posing as the developers.
13 February 2014 - Imposters - 70 Comments
As some more Linux gaming news out of Valve besides the SteamOS beta update and their VR API code is the videos from last month's "Steam Dev Days" developer conference are now uploaded to the Internet and publicly accessible.
11 February 2014 - Steam Dev Days - 6 Comments
Besides opening up the Steamworks VR API code, Valve has also made public another update to the SteamOS 1.0 "Alchemist" Linux distribution that's still in beta.
11 February 2014 - SteamOS - 2 Comments
Valve has opened up their Steamworks virtual reality (VR) API and posted the code to GitHub.
11 February 2014 - Open-Source VR - 1 Comment
Since last month Valve has been giving away free access to all their games on Steam to Debian developers. That program has now been expanded and Valve's free Linux games will also be made available to Ubuntu developers.
10 February 2014 - Steam - 31 Comments
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