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Unvanquished Begins Landing C++11 Engine Rewrite

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.
27 November 2013 - Unvanquished - 22 Comments

Another Game Studio Backs AMD's Mantle API

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.
25 November 2013 - Mantle Rendering - 27 Comments

Counter-Strike: Source Linux GPU Benchmarks

Last week I provided some new NVIDIA GeForce Team Fortress 2 benchmarks for Valve's popular Team Fortress 2 game and those Linux benchmark results were followed by 9-Way AMD Radeon Linux results for this Source Engine game. Now for starting off a new week is just not new benchmark results but a Counter-Strike: Source test profile for benchmarking.
11 November 2013 - Counter-Strike: Source - 7 Comments

Leadwerks: GDB Is Annoying; Editor Using GTK

Leadwerks, one of the recent commercial game engines that's being ported to Linux following a successful Kickstarter campaign, has shared more of their Linux game engine progress from a developer's perspective.
8 November 2013 - Leadwerks - 60 Comments

Total War: Rome II Will Come To SteamOS, Linux

After Project CARS, the latest popular PC game title that's been officially confirmed as heading to Linux for SteamOS is Total War: Rome II.
7 November 2013 - Total War - 14 Comments

Project CARS Will Be Brought To SteamOS / Linux

The Project CARS racing simulation video game out of Slightly Mad Studios has been confirmed now as a title that's coming to Linux via Valve's SteamOS.
6 November 2013 - Project CARS - 14 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 21 Brings Many Game-Play Changes

The very promising open-source open-source Unvanquished first person shooter game that's powered by the Daemon Engine is now out with its latest monthly alpha release.
4 November 2013 - Unvanquished - 1 Comment

Amazon Lists Linux Support For World Of Warcraft

Amazon.com's product listing for World of Warcraft is now listing Linux support for the popular MMORPG from Blizzard.
1 November 2013 - Amazon - 34 Comments

Leadwerks Game Engine Now In Beta For Linux

The Leadwerks 3.1 game engine is now in beta for Linux and supports an OpenGL 4.x renderer when paired with the proprietary AMD and NVIDIA graphics drivers.
30 October 2013 - Leadwerks - 6 Comments

GLX_MESA_query_renderer Still Not Mainline

Going back for almost a year Intel has been working to improve the Linux gaming experience and as part of that they came up with a new OpenGL extension for better exposing graphics card details and other system information. While there's been a draft of the extension going back to March, the code has yet to be mainlined.
26 October 2013 - GLX_MESA_query_renderer

Football Manager Shows More Linux GPU Driver Bugs

Football Manager 2014 went into beta last week on Steam for Linux. While it shouldn't be too surprising to the Phoronix-reading Linux graphics enthusiasts, the new non-FPS game has illustrated new Linux graphics driver bugs.
21 October 2013 - Football Manager 2014 - 24 Comments

AssaultCube Gets Overhauled In Latest Release

It's been nearly three years since the last update was released to AssaultCube, an open-source first person shooter built around the classic Cube engine, but released recently was the major 1.2.0 update. With more than one thousand commits to the game since the previous release, there's a lot for open-source shooter fans riding on this latest release.
21 October 2013 - AssaultCube 1.2.0 - 2 Comments

Painkiller Linux Dev Recommends Non-NVIDIA Open Drivers

Earlier this week Painkiller: Hell and Damnation was released as the latest popular game title reaching Linux. Painkiller: Hell and Damnation is powered by the Unreal Engine 3 and its Linux porter has recommended an interesting choice of drivers.
20 October 2013 - Painkiller - 50 Comments

Android Game Console Looks To Support SteamOS

A Haswell-based game console with Iris Pro graphics that originally set out to be an Android gaming platform is now looking to support Valve's SteamOS.
18 October 2013 - Android Game Console - 4 Comments

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Now Out For Linux

Painkiller: Hell and Damnation, a first person shooter by The Farm 51 and released in 2012 for Windows, is now out for Linux. This Unreal Engine 3 title can be found in beta on Steam for Linux.
16 October 2013 - Painkiller - 13 Comments

Four New Linux Games Debut WIth New Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle with Android 7 was announced this afternoon where you can pay-what-you-want for the next two weeks to get the collection of cross-platform DRM-free titles that work on Windows, OS X, Linux, and Android systems. As part of this indie game bundle are also four titles making their debut on Linux for the first time.
15 October 2013 - Humble Bundle Android 7 - 35 Comments

Why A Popular Open-Source Game Isn't On Steam

While more and more closed-source games -- ranging from indie titles to AAA games -- are heading to Steam ahead of SteamOS and Steam Machines, there still isn't too many open-source games on Valve's digital distribution platform. Here's some information why one of the more popular cross-platform open-source first person shooters isn't yet to be found on Steam.
14 October 2013 - Xonotic - 32 Comments

Battlefield 4 Developers Would Love To Get Into Linux

The game studio DICE responsible for hit titles like the Battlefield series, has expressed "strong" interest in Linux. DICE, which is owned by EA, is just the latest of many game studios now exhibiting strong interest in Linux following Valve's leading Linux actions.
13 October 2013 - DICE - 104 Comments

The Dark Mod 2.0 Now A Complete Standalone Game

The Dark Mod started out a few years ago as a Doom III mod and now with today's release of The Dark Mod 2.0 it's a standalone game that no longer depends upon Doom 3 assets. Finally we have a new standalone game on Linux powered by the id Tech 4 engine.
10 October 2013 - Doom 3 Mod - 13 Comments

Total War: Rome II To Be Ported To Linux For SteamOS

Thanks to Valve's SteamOS Linux distribution, Creative Assembly is going to be bringing their popular Total War game series to Linux.
10 October 2013 - Total War Series - 35 Comments

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