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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
Oceania is a new Kickstarter-backed MMORPG game being developed atop the visually impressive Unigine Engine. Native Linux support for this massively multiplayer online role playing game is being planned.
14 January 2013 - Linux Support - 33 Comments
Joining the array of Linux game console attempts is GCW Zero, an open-source game hand-held console. This isn't an Android-based solution but rather a pure Linux game console.
13 January 2013 - GCW Zero - 37 Comments
Aside from the X.Org meetings at FOSDEM, another interesting development track that takes place at the annual Free and Open-Source Developers' European Meeting is about open-source/Linux gaming.
13 January 2013 - Linux Gaming
In addition to the two peculiar games coming to Linux being done by Replay Games, another unique title coming to Linux is Euro Truck Simulator 2.
12 January 2013 - Euro Truck Simulator 2 - 19 Comments
Replay Games has written into Phoronix to talk about two commercial game titles that they will be bringing to Linux.
12 January 2013 - Replay Games - 55 Comments
While id Software isn't supporting Doom 3 BFG on Linux, thanks to releasing the Doom 3 BFG engine source-code, it's been successfully ported to Linux via the open-source development community.
7 January 2013 - Doom 3 BFG - 17 Comments
The latest monthly alpha release of the visually-advanced Unvanquished open-source game has been released. Unvanquished Alpha 11 features faster generation of OpenGL GLSL shaders and many other user-facing improvements over last month's alpha release.
7 January 2013 - GL Shading Language
It took a while to cook, but the major update to Sauerbraten (a.k.a. "Cube 2") has finally shipped.
7 January 2013 - Sauerbraten - 3 Comments
Blizzard Entertainment, the game studio behind wildly-popular games like World of Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft, is planning for a Linux game announcement in 2013.
6 January 2013 - Blizzard - 123 Comments
The ioquake3 project, the main open-source effort around the id Tech 3 engine, has announced some organizational changes concerning the popular game engine's development.
2 January 2013 - Ioquake3 - 1 Comment
There was supposed to be an update to Sauerbraten "Cube 2" in November, but that didn't happen in November or December. Fortunately, the major update to this long-standing open-source first person shooter is still forthcoming.
1 January 2013 - Sauerbraten - 17 Comments
The Unvanquished project laid out plans this weekend for 2013 so that their impressive cross-platform first person shooter can be done with the alphas by January of 2014.
31 December 2012 - Gaming
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