Back in May The Witcher 2 was released for Linux but the quality of this Linux game port was extremely bad and problematic for many Linux gamers due to slow performance and other issues. Fortunately, it looks like some of the problems at least may be addressed as a new open beta is beginning for the Linux version of The Witcher 2.
It's time for another monthly development update to the Unvanquished open-source, cross-platform first person shooter.
Linux developers and fans of Unreal Engine 4 have started offering compiled builds of several UE4 tech demos and some simple games for 64-bit Linux.
At the same time as announcing Oculus Connect, a new developer conference for the popular virtual reality gaming device, Oculus has shared they have acquired RakNet and open-sourced the software.
At the end of April LGP was migrating servers and expected to "keep downtime to an absolute minimum" while more than two months later the once leading Linux game publishing company remains offline.
The Speed Dreams open-source racing game forked from TORCS is planning for their next major release in the days ahead.
With the start of a new month brings our monthly recap and it also brings Valve's updated Steam hardware/software survey numbers.
I just noticed Warsow 1.51 was released earlier this month and this open-source first person shooter has some decent changes for being a release coming not too long after the introduction of Warsow 1.5.
The comical Goat Simulator game is finally in beta for Linux and OS X gamers.
Many Linux gamers have written in today with excitement that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available via Steam on Linux.
Rich Geldreich, the former Valve OpenGL developer that left the company and has been publicly expressing the poor OpenGL driver landscape, has another new post out today.
Several Phoronix readers have been writing in with word via a video recording that War Thunder is coming to Linux. War Thunder is an online multiplayer combat game that's currently in open beta for all major (non-Linux) platforms.
While LGP was once the leading source for providing Linux-native games, these days there isn't much to say for them and their web-site remains offline one and a half months after trying to do a server upgrade.
Ages of Wonders III, a turn-based strategy game released earlier this year by Triumph Studios for Windows will be coming to Linux with a native port.
While Crytek's Linux efforts are coming along well with natively supporting CryENGINE on Linux with an OpenGL renderer, they're still in need of more help.
The latest AAA game shipping for Linux is... Civilization V!
An updated version of the open-source OpenRA engine is out, the project with the goal of being a libre/free real-time strategy project recreating the original Command and Conquer titles.
Valve has funded work by LunarG on a project codenamed "Glassy Mesa" to deliver potential performance improvements on the open-source Mesa graphics driver stack.
For anyone firing up Steam today for some weekend gaming, you may notice there's a large advertisement on Steam's main page with a notice that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to SteamOS (Linux).
The latest major update to Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 was released this week and the Linux support has taken another step forward.
Softdisk was the company where John Carmack, John Romero, and Adrian Carmack met and developed games originally before founding id Software. Those original Softdisk game titles are now being open-sourced under the GPL.
The Russian developers responsible for the Unigine Engine have begun to share details on the next iteration of their visually impressive, Linux-friendly game and visualization engine.
Crytek has just announced Homefront: The Revolution as a new first-person shooter game that will feature native Linux support with the CryENGINE and launch on the same-day as for other platforms.
The latest monthly update to the popular Unvanquished open-source game is now available.
With the start of a new month comes Valve's Steam Hardware/Software Survey statistics that have been revised for May 2014.
After sharing the views of another developer this weekend about OpenGL being broken compared to Mantle and Direct3D, another game developer has come forward with his own "rant" that also says OpenGL has problems but it also has potential.
The developers behind the Unity 3D game engine are planning to introduce a new UI system this summer with the Unity 4.6 update.
Epic Games has shared their "first play" (albeit rather short and basic) footage of the new Unreal Tournament game that's in early stages of development with the community.
There's follow-ups to two unfortunate news stories on Phoronix in recent days.
While it looked like Steam Machines would be ready to take on other living room PCs/consoles in 2014, the latest update from Valve moves the focus to 2015.
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