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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 - Warsow 1.1/1.5
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.
7 December 2013 - ioquake3 Launch - 6 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 - Humble Jumbo Bundle - 8 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.
3 December 2013 - RBDOOM-3-BFG - 15 Comments
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 - FOSDEM 2014
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.
1 December 2013 - OpenMW 0.27 - 9 Comments
Just a few reminders should you be partaking in any "Black Friday" online shopping today or holiday shopping in general.
29 November 2013 - Linux Black Friday
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 - SuperTuxKart - 9 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 - Unigine Simulators - 15 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.
27 November 2013 - Unvanquished - 22 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.
25 November 2013 - Mantle Rendering - 27 Comments
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, 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
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
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
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.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
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
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 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
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