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Finally, Team Fortress 2 Benchmarks For Phoronix!

There's finally a Phoronix Test Suite test profile for being able to benchmark Valve's Team Fortress 2 on Steam in a (semi-) automated manner on Linux.
18 July 2013 - Team Fortress 2 - 78 Comments

Unigine Cradle Game Shows Signs Of Life

Cradle, a "science-fiction first-person quest" game that's powered by the visually astounding Unigine Engine, is finally showing signs of life.
17 July 2013 - Unigine Cradle - 12 Comments

Updates To Linux As A Gaming Platform

Last month we shared slides from a presentation about Linux as a gaming platform. After that generated much interest, the developer of this presentation has revised his slides.
14 July 2013 - Linux Gaming - 23 Comments

Epic Games Is Building A New Triple-A Shooter

Epic Games is working on a new first person shooter that's said to be a triple-A game, but it's not necessarily part of their famed Unreal series.
12 July 2013 - Epic Games - 8 Comments

Unigine Gets Physical Noise, Render Enhancements

Unigine Corp has readied another batch of changes for their visually stunning and multi-platform Unigine Engine.
12 July 2013 - Unigine Engine - 1 Comment

Dota 2 Is Now Available For Testing On Linux

Dota 2, the popular game out of Valve Software that was just talked about earlier today for being soon on its way for a Linux release, is now available for testing.
10 July 2013 - Valve's Dota 2 Game - 25 Comments

Leadwerks Engine Will Be Coming To Linux

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Leadwerks Software will be bringing their Leadwerks Engine and development tools to Linux.
10 July 2013 - Kickstarter Success - 42 Comments

Desura Acquired By Linden Lab

Desura, the digital game distribution service similar to Valve's Steam that also supports Linux gaming, has been acquired by Linden Lab.
10 July 2013 - Desura On Linux - 24 Comments

A New & Exciting OpenGL 3 Benchmark To Run

There's finally a new and visually exciting OpenGL benchmark to try out for Linux, OS X, and Windows users alike. The benchmark also supports OpenGL 3.x contexts for making testing more exciting with regard to the Linux graphics driver stack.
9 July 2013 - Unvanquished - 26 Comments

Crytek Goes Public On Linux Coder For CryENGINE

Crytek is hiring a new Linux programmer for maintaining their Linux (client-side) portion of their popular and very advanced CryENGINE game platform.
8 July 2013 - Crytek Hiring - 18 Comments

Unvanquished Improves OpenGL 3 Renderer, Installer

The seventeenth alpha release of the very promising Unvanquished open-source first person shooter was released today. This monthly development update to the Tremulous-derived game continues to improve its GL3 renderer and other game functionality.
7 July 2013 - Unvanquished Alpha 17 - 1 Comment

RAD Game Tools To Take On Linux Debuggers

RAD Game Tools, the video game development tooling company responsible for Telemetry and Pixomatic and other high-end development products, is looking to work on improving Linux debuggers for game developers.
5 July 2013 - Improving Linux Debuggers - 11 Comments

Natural Selection 2 Is Getting Closer To Linux Debut

The Natural Selection 2 FPS/RTS game out of Unknown Worlds Entertainment is getting closer to its Steam-powered Linux debut.
4 July 2013 - Natural Selection 2 - 7 Comments

Left 4 Dead 2 Officially Released For Linux

Valve Software has finally made public their native (non-beta) Linux build of the very popular Left 4 Dead 2 game.
3 July 2013 - Linux Gaming - 24 Comments

Half-Life 2 Is Now Stable On Linux

Valve's popular Half-Life 2 game and its sequels are now out of beta on Linux!
27 June 2013 - Valve Half-Life 2 - 10 Comments

8-Way Desktop Comparison On Ubuntu 13.10 Linux

Up this Saturday morning on Phoronix are some OpenGL/gaming performance benchmarks of eight different desktop environments currently available from the Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" package archive when using Intel Core i7 "Haswell" graphics with the Linux 3.10 kernel and Mesa 9.2.
22 June 2013 - Intel Haswell - 32 Comments

Lessons For Developers In Porting Games To Linux

A programmer from The Farm 51, the game studio responsible for Painkiller: Hell and Damnation and other games, has shared their experiences in porting games to Linux. It's a technical presentation of interest to both game developers and Linux enthusiasts.
21 June 2013 - The Farm 51 - 69 Comments

Planetary Annihilation Released For Linux Gamers

Planetary Annihilation, a real-time strategy game out of Uber Entertainment, is now available in alpha form on Linux.
19 June 2013 - Planetary Annihilation - 7 Comments

QFusion Game Engine Advanced With New Features

QFusion is the game engine that's derived from the Quake 2 code-base but has advanced a great deal and presently powers the popular open-source Warsow first person shooter. Since Warsow 1.0, the QFusion engine has advanced a great deal and the code has now been released.
15 June 2013 - QFusion - 3 Comments

Native Port Of Dear Esther Now Available

The native port of Dear Esther, a unique game powered by the Source Engine, is now available to Linux gamers.
12 June 2013 - Source-Based - 15 Comments

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