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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 - Add A Comment
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
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
Leadwerks Game Engine Starts Rendering On Linux

Having raised $42,358 USD this summer of a $20,000 goal on Kickstarter, the Leadwerks Game Engine has been in the process of being ported to Linux. While the Leadwerks Linux port isn't yet ready for game developers, it is making progress and the first 3D rendering was just achieved.

7 October 2013 - Leadwerks - 6 Comments
Unvanquished Ported To SDL2 With Bots & Firebombs

The 20th alpha release of the high-quality Unvanquished open-source first person shooter is now available. This release marks the Unvanquished game being ported to SDL2 and there's also new game functionality.

7 October 2013 - Unvanquished Alpha 20 - Add A Comment
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
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
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
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

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