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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
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
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
Aeon Command is a space war strategy game that's now been released for Linux.
31 January 2013 - Aeon Command - 3 Comments
Heroes of Newerth, the game that's had a Linux client available from the start and back in 2009 excited many Linux gamers as we gave away thousands of early access keys to the game, has released a major new version of the game.
31 January 2013 - HoN 3.0 - 25 Comments
A new beta of the Serious Sam 3 game has been released for Linux via Steam.
29 January 2013 - New Beta - 17 Comments
The first (and only planned) point release to QEMU 1.3 is now available. The QEMU 1.3.1 release fixes just over two dozen bugs, including critical issues for OpenBSD guests.
28 January 2013 - QEMU 1.3.1 - 2 Comments
Back in November, Egosoft expressed interest in bringing their games to Linux over Steam, and now this effort is becoming a reality. X3 Reunion is in beta under their in-house porting efforts.
28 January 2013 - Egosoft - 21 Comments
This coming week marks one year since there was the big shake-up at Linux Game Publishing where Michael Simms, the founder and CEO of twelve years, stepped down. A new CEO stepped in, and there were promises of future work, but so far there's been any major announcements and LGP continues to fade away.
27 January 2013 - LGP A Year Later - 49 Comments
Spearmint is another open-source game engine project. The objective of Spearmint is to build upon the ioquake3 game engine with further improvements. While it adds in some features, Spearmint has yet to see any widespread adoption.
25 January 2013 - ioquake3
In addition to yesterday's release of Half-Life for Linux, Counter-Strike 1.6 was added to the Steam CDR as another game that Valve Software is making natively available for Linux.
25 January 2013 - Counter-Strike 1.6 - 19 Comments
Last month I wrote how 2013 would be "the year of Linux gaming", but it turns out already in the three weeks to this year there's already been some surprise Linux game announcements thanks to Valve's Linux support.
22 January 2013 - Wargame: European Escalation - 12 Comments
The popular "Crusader Kings 2" game is now available with native Linux support and is available for digital download through Valve's Steam Linux client.
15 January 2013 - Crusader Kings 2 - 25 Comments
John Carmack, the veteran game programmer that co-founded id Software and was the lead developer on the id Tech engine and their most popular game titles, has shared some new opinions on C/C++ programming as it pertains to the id Tech game engine.
14 January 2013 - Doom 3 C++ - 66 Comments
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