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The Unvanquished open-source game powered by the Daemon Engine now has built-in support for handling FXAA anti-aliasing.
4 September 2013 - FXAA Anti-Aliasing
Unvanquished, one of the most promising open-source games when it comes to delivering compelling graphics and technology compared to its open-source competition, is out with its monthly alpha update.
1 September 2013 - Unvanquished - 3 Comments
For those that didn't hear yet, Valve has put out a beta of Counter-Strike Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes for Linux gamers.
21 August 2013 - Counter-Strike - 5 Comments
Unigine Engine developers have talked about their latest round of improvements to their cross-platform visual masterpiece.
18 August 2013 - Unigine Engine Improvements - 13 Comments
Tropico 5 was announced yesterday as the latest in a 12-year-old game franchise of this island maker game. What makes Tropico 5 really exciting is that when released in 2014 this construction/management simulation game will have native Linux support. The Blitzkrieg 3 World War II game is also being ported to Linux.
16 August 2013 - Tropico 5 - 14 Comments
An open-source developer has spotted thousands of potential memory problems with Mesa when using Valgrind.
14 August 2013 - Valgrind Mesa - 25 Comments
While SDL 2.0 was finally released this week after being in development for years, future SDL 2.x features and changes are already being plotted and even some early thoughts concerning SDL 3.x for game developers and other cross-platform developers relying upon this important Simple DirectMedia Layer library.
14 August 2013 - SDL 2.0 - 13 Comments
As was expected, SDL 2.0 has been officially released! This is a very important milestone for multi-platform game developers, among others.
13 August 2013 - SDL 2.0 - 29 Comments
Metro: Last Light, a first-person shooter horror video game of AAA quality, is now out for Linux. This post-apocalyptic game can be found on Steam for Linux.
12 August 2013 - Metro: Last Light - 69 Comments
It's been revealed that a new aircraft flight simulator game, which last year was released for Windows and the Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3 consoles, will soon see a native port released for Linux as well as OS X via Steam.
5 August 2013 - Air Conflicts: Pacific Carrier - 23 Comments
In the latest monthly alpha update to the Unvanquished open-source first person shooter are some renderer improvements, art asset enhancements, and much more.
5 August 2013 - Unvanquished - 1 Comment
Valve's Steam Hardware Survey has been updated for July 2013 and it indicates not much for Linux in the way of change. The Linux gamer base using Steam remains at just over 1%.
3 August 2013 - Not Much Change - 106 Comments
To be released soon is the Alien Arena 7.66 game update, but more interesting than this small update that just provides minor optimizations and an overhauled menu system, is the introduction of a new Alien Arena game. Alien Arena: Tactical is the new CRX-powered open-source game.
1 August 2013 - Alien Arena: Tactical - 8 Comments
The Linux beta of the Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition game is now available via Steam.
29 July 2013 - Linux Beta - 9 Comments
A new open-source game (actually, two games) have been ported to run on Wayland without a dependence on X11.
28 July 2013 - Neverball / Neverputt - 41 Comments
It's been a while since last talking about the Spearmint and Watermint game engines, but I'm pleased to report that activity on them is progressing.
25 July 2013 - Watermint Game - 14 Comments
The game developers behind Warsow, an open-source Qfusion-powered first person shooter, have opened up the code-base to Warmama. Their Warmama component serves as an online game matchmaker / statistics service.
23 July 2013 - Warmama
Beyond there finally being Team Fortress 2 benchmarks on Linux, at Phoronix is now also support for OpenGL frame latency benchmarks! It's another much sought after feature and request for graphics hardware and driver testing.
18 July 2013 - Phoronix Test Suite Support - 18 Comments
There's finally a Phoronix Test Suite test profile for being able to benchmark Valve's Team Fortress 2 on Steam in a (semi-) automated manner on Linux.
18 July 2013 - Team Fortress 2 - 78 Comments
Cradle, a "science-fiction first-person quest" game that's powered by the visually astounding Unigine Engine, is finally showing signs of life.
17 July 2013 - Unigine Cradle - 12 Comments
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