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Finally... After talking much about Steam on Linux at Phoronix over the years and many people that have doubted the earlier Phoronix exclusives, Valve is rolling out the Steam Linux Beta today!
6 November 2012 - Valve - 144 Comments
Unvanquished, one of the few open-source game projects to actually deliver fairly good graphics quality and art assets, is out with another monthly alpha release.
5 November 2012 - Unvanquished - 1 Comment
Last year there was the release of CoreBreach, a racing game originally developed for Mac OS X that came out of the Austrian-based CoreCode game studio. Back in June the studio exclusively shared with Phoronix that they want to open-source CoreBreach while now to kick off November, they have released the game's source-code. CoreBreach was ported to Linux from OS X using GNUstep, etc.
2 November 2012 - CoreBreach - 17 Comments
Now that Ubuntu's been ported to the Google Nexus 7 and there's other interesting Ubuntu work going into the tablet/mobile-space, developers want more open-source games ported to using OpenGL ES rather than the full OpenGL stack.
31 October 2012 - GLES - 17 Comments
As part of the push to make Ubuntu a competitive gaming platform, developers at Canonical and within the Ubuntu community will be working to improve the Unity desktop and Compiz window manager performance for Ubuntu 13.04.
29 October 2012 - Ubuntu Unity - 11 Comments
The Valve Linux survey is now live if you wish to partake in Valve's external beta testing process for their forthcoming Steam Linux client.
26 October 2012 - Valve Linux - 94 Comments
Ryan Gordon, the well-known Linux game porter and developer of SDL and other open-source projects, along with Sam Lantinga, another key SDL developer and recent hire for Valve's Linux team, have proposed a window manager change to work out the full-screen X11 window mess.
25 October 2012 - Proposing - 64 Comments
Many Phoronix readers have been writing in over the past day getting excited that it looks like Team Fortress 2 is coming to Linux.
24 October 2012 - TF2 For Linux - 23 Comments
A software engineer from Valve will be speaking next week in Copenhagen about the Valve Linux efforts during the Ubuntu Developer Summit.
23 October 2012 - Valve - 4 Comments
One of the events being co-hosted alongside LinuxDays is a Gentoo mini-conference. A session held this morning concerned the state of Linux 3D graphics drivers and gaming for Gentoo Linux.
21 October 2012 - Gentoo For Gaming? - 10 Comments
Yesterday when mentioning that Doom 3 BFG Edition is already cleared for a GPL open-source release, I mentioned it was unlikely id Software would be providing a native Linux client for this brand new game. Those fears have now been confirmed with id Software saying they have no plans for a Linux version.
21 October 2012 - Fail - 32 Comments
id Software released "Doom 3 BFG Edition" this week, a revised version of the Doom 3 game that came eight years after the original release of Doom 3. The engine source-code for Doom 3 BFG, which is still a modified id Tech 4 engine, is already approved for open-sourcing.
20 October 2012 - Doom 3 BFG - 41 Comments
The Unigine Engine has been revised with a number of new features and impressive capabilities. One of several new features is "real-time global illumination with spherical harmonics", which may be a mouthful but is for delivering even more beautiful graphics.
20 October 2012 - Unigine Engine - 8 Comments
After months of Linux gamers wanting GOG to come to their favorite operating system, there's a new status update from those behind this game sale and electronic distribution service.
15 October 2012 - GOG.com - 30 Comments
At the Ubuntu Developer Summit later this month in Copenhagen, a number of gaming-related development sessions are scheduled as Ubuntu developers try to push their Linux distribution as a first-rate gaming platform.
12 October 2012 - UDS-R - 41 Comments
In an effort to make Ubuntu Linux a better gaming platform and make the open-source operating system more attractive to game developers, hardware vendors, and end-users, Canonical will make it easier to upgrade your graphics driver.
11 October 2012 - For Gaming - 17 Comments
id Software published their Doom 3 / id Tech 4 source-code nearly one year and one day after pushing out the game engine source-code under the GPL license, the ioDoom3 project was born. The ioDoom3 engine project intentions were similar to that of the successful ioquake3 engine as a flavor of the open-source id Tech 3 code-base, but unfortunately ioDoom3 is yet to be as popular.
11 October 2012 - Updates - 6 Comments
The eighth alpha release of Unvanquished was released this weekend with some major changes to its graphics renderer.
8 October 2012 - Unvanquished Alpha 8 - 10 Comments
Developers working on the Unvanquished open-source game as a visually impressive project have been advancing their OpenGL 3.x renderer.
4 October 2012 - OpenGL 3.0
Humble Indie Bundle 6 is now over and it's generated just over two million dollars during the two week DRM-free, pay-what-you-want, cross-platform game sale.
2 October 2012 - Humble Bundle - 26 Comments
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