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Steam's September Hardware Survey For Linux

As usual, with the start of a new month comes Valve's updated Steam Hardware Survey. The Linux usage is still floating around 1% with not much change compared to the prior month.
2 October 2013 - Valve - 30 Comments

Unigine Keeps Tuning Its Beautiful Renderer

Unigine Corp has issued another status update concerning their cross-platform, visually amazing, and very advanced engine. Sadly while the Unigine Engine continues picking up more features that makes it further in front of the open-source game engine alternatives, it's still not widely powering many titles.
2 October 2013 - Unigine Renderer - 4 Comments

The Good & Bad OpenGL Drivers On Linux

What are the best and worst Linux OpenGL graphics drivers from a game developer's perspective? Here's some feedback from one open-source game project.
28 September 2013 - Dolphin Perspective - 56 Comments

Wwise Engine Being Ported To Linux, SteamOS

The Audiokinetic Wwise engine middleware will be ported to Linux thanks to Valve's SteamOS.
28 September 2013 - Audiokinetic Wwise - 8 Comments

XBMC Prepares Support For Running Emulated Games

Work is being prepared to merge support into the XBMC multimedia software so that support for various emulated/retro gaming platforms can be played and presented directly within the XBMC software.
27 September 2013 - XBMC RetroPlayer - 19 Comments

FlightGear 2.12 Is Flying

The FlightGear open-source flight simulator has graduated to version 2.12 and with it comes many changes as it still sets out to try to compete with commercial flight simulators.
24 September 2013 - FlightGear 2.12 - 11 Comments

The SteamBox Countdown Is Complete

The SteamBox countdown page just expired!
23 September 2013 - SteamBox - 100 Comments

Dolphin Emulator 4.0 Released For GameCube, Wii

Version 4.0 of the Dolphin Emulator has been released for running GameCube and Wii games on Linux.
23 September 2013 - Open-Source Emulator - 28 Comments

At $2.4 Million Dollars, HIB #9 Gets Four More Titles

There's just less than one week to go until the end of the Humble Indie Bundle 9 where you can pay what you want for a collection of cross-platform games, which already have pulled in $2.4 million dollars from 520 thousand gamers. Now there's four more games added to the bundle.
18 September 2013 - Humble Indie Bundle 9 - 7 Comments

Doom 3 BFG Edition Linux Port Is Still Being Developed

Doom 3 BFG Edition was released last year by id Software as an updated version of Doom 3 from nearly a decade ago. Id Software didn't release an official Linux port of Doom 3 BFG but they ended up releasing the source code changes to the id Tech 4 engine for which it's based and since then there's been a small community pushing an open-source Linux port of Doom 3 BFG.
16 September 2013 - Doom 3 BFG Edition - 8 Comments

Unvanquished Is Rewriting, Modernizing The Quake 3 Engine

The Unvanquished open-source game is one of the most fascinating open-source game projects as they've strived for fundamental improvements in the ioquake3 engine and also to deliver high quality art assets and in-game content. Unvanquished is powered by the Daemon Engine, which is derived from the ioquake3 engine at its core -- the open-source version of id's Quake III engine. With the original code being the better part of two decades old, the developers are seeking to modernize and rewrite the code-base.
15 September 2013 - Unvanquished Daemon - 45 Comments

Half-Life: Source Released For Linux Gamers

Valve has released ported versions of Half-Life: Source and Half-Life Deathmatch: Source for Linux gamers.
13 September 2013 - Half-Life: Deathmatch Source - 16 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle 9 Brings New Linux Games

While the quality of Humble Indie Bundles have been somewhat sporadic as of late and there's been some Windows-only offerings, the Humble Indie Bundle 9 launched today and it ushers in three new Linux titles for the first time.
11 September 2013 - Humble Indie Bundle 9 - 30 Comments

Alien Arena: Combat Edition Released

Alien Arena: Combat Edition has been released and with it has come an alpha demo of Alien Arena: Tactical.
6 September 2013 - Linux Gaming

Unvanquished Gets FXAA Renderer Support

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 Alpha 19 Carries New Features

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

CS Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes On Linux

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 Still Working On The Visuals

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 & Blitzkrieg 3 Will Be Released For Linux

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

Valgrind Finds Thousands Of Potential Issues With Mesa

An open-source developer has spotted thousands of potential memory problems with Mesa when using Valgrind.
14 August 2013 - Valgrind Mesa - 25 Comments

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