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With the start of a new month, Valve's popular hardware survey has been updated with the latest software/hardware stats about their millions of customers.
1 March 2013 - February - 103 Comments
New games are now available from the Steam Linux client.
26 February 2013 - Counter Strike: Condition Zero - 15 Comments
Linux Game Publishing has quietly shutdown PenguinPlay, the game match-making service offered by the UK-based company that ported games to Linux.
24 February 2013 - The Start Of Liquidating? - 11 Comments
OpenMW 0.21.0 has been released that provides a number of fixes for this open-source game engine that seeks to re-implement support for Elderscrolls III: Morrowind.
20 February 2013 - OpenMW - 5 Comments
The Unigine Sanctuary/Crypt tech demo has been ported to run natively in modern web-browsers -- without any plug-ins -- through the use of Emscripten.
20 February 2013 - Emscripten - 11 Comments
FlightGear 2.10 was released today as the newest feature-release of this leading open-source flight simulator. This sixteen-year-old open-source project now features more than 400 aircraft and a world-wide scenery database.
19 February 2013 - FlightGear 2.10 - 6 Comments
Liberated Pixel Cup, a game development competition that's just based around using free artwork that's licensed under the Creative Commons (CC-BY-SA 3.0) and GPLv3 while the game being under the GPLv3+ license, has announced its winners.
18 February 2013 - Liberated Pixel Cup - 1 Comment
The Dagon Game Engine that powers the first person adventure "Asylum" horror game has been open-sourced.
15 February 2013 - Dagon - 38 Comments
In addition to word that Garry's Mod is soon being released for Linux, there's some more positive Valve/Steam Linux news to share today.
14 February 2013 - Valve On Linux - 140 Comments
While a lot of people are fretting today over a minor reduction in the head count at Valve Software (as I was quick to say yesterday on Twitter, I'm not worried), there is some good Valve-related Linux news to report. Garry's Mod, the sandbox physics game built atop Valve's Source Engine, will soon be released for Linux.
14 February 2013 - Valve - 9 Comments
Just as I said would happen a few days ago, Unigine Heaven 4.0 was officially released. This is one very demanding OpenGL tech demo for Linux (and Windows / Mac OS X) systems, but Thursday's release of Unigine Valley will be even more jaw-dropping.
13 February 2013 - Unigine Heaven 4.0 - 6 Comments
While Unigine Valley is finally being released this week as a beautiful OpenGL (and Direct3D for Windows users) tech demo, it's very demanding on the system's graphics card and drivers. The open-source Mesa/Gallium3D drivers are out of the question and even the proprietary graphics drivers drop to their knees.
11 February 2013 - Unigine Engine - 5 Comments
A development log update posted to the Unigine website reaffirms what I wrote this past weekend with Unigine Valley and Unigine Heaven 4.0 Coming Next Week.
11 February 2013 - Unigine Features - 3 Comments
Back in mid-November there were concerns about packaging Valve's Steam Linux client by Linux distributions that allow binary blobs to reside within their package repositories. In particular, Arch Linux developers were unsure whether they were legally allowed to put Steam into one of their repositories for each re-distribution. Valve has now said it's okay by clarifying their license.
8 February 2013 - Valve's Steam - 20 Comments
The latest update to the Alien Arena open-source first person shooter is now available for gamers. Alien Arena: Mercury Edition has a whole lot in the way of changes.
8 February 2013 - Alien Arena - 10 Comments
John Carmack, the co-founder of id Software that's widely known through gaming circles due to his remarkable work on developing Doom and Quake and other titles, sparked some controversy earlier this week when he promoted Wine for Linux gaming over native Linux game ports. He's now provided some additional clarification and thoughts.
6 February 2013 - id Software - 21 Comments
Counter-Strike 1.6 for Linux was released towards the end of January while this evening Counter-Strike Source has finally been brought to Linux over Steam.
5 February 2013 - Counter-Strike Source - 32 Comments
John Carmack, the co-founder of id Software and lead developer of the id Tech engine for the Doom and Quake franchises, is now promoting Wine for Linux gaming rather than native Linux ports.
5 February 2013 - Carmack - 81 Comments
The popular Unvanquished open-source first person shooter game that promises to deliver on good quality in-game graphics and compelling game-play, is now out with its monthly alpha release.
4 February 2013 - Unvanquished
While it was speculated it would come to Linux as a key developer stated internally they were running the game on Linux, Wargame: European Escalation has now been officially announced for Linux. The game is currently undergoing closed beta testing on Linux before its official Steam debut.
2 February 2013 - Wargame - 27 Comments
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