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X Rebirth Linux Alpha Now Available

Not to be confused with the X (X11/X.Org) Server, Egosoft's X Rebirth is now publicly available in alpha form for Linux gamers.
14 March 2015 - X Rebirth On Linux - 19 Comments

Age of Wonders III Now In Beta For Linux

The latest game to make it over to Linux is Age of Wonders III. We've known for a while the game was being ported to Linux while now it's finally in open beta via Steam.
12 March 2015 - Steam On Linux - 8 Comments

Feral Interactive Confirms Their Latest Linux Game Ports

Last week during Valve's SteamOS / Linux game sale that happened during the Game Developers' Conference, a number of new Linux games were confirmed. We now know who is working on porting some of these new titles over to Linux.
11 March 2015 - Feral Linux Game Ports - 13 Comments

There's Now More Than 1,000 Games On Steam For Linux

There's now more than one thousand native games available via Steam for Linux / SteamOS.
11 March 2015 - Linux / SteamOS - 39 Comments

Prospects For Open-Source Engines Now That UE4/Source2/Unity Are Free?

How do you think the community-based game engine projects like ioquake3 will evolve now that Unreal Engine 4, Source 2 Engine, and Unity 5 are "free" for use by game developers?
8 March 2015 - Thoughts - 40 Comments

Reported Steam Linux Usage Battles To Stay Above 1.0%

With all of the GDC2015 announcements this week from Valve developing an Intel Vulkan Linux graphics driver to confirming a lot of new Linux games, I just noticed today that Valve published their Steam Survey results for February and it shows a decline in Linux gamers.
6 March 2015 - Steam Linux February - 72 Comments

Valve Launches SteamOS Sale, Confirms A Lot Of New Linux Games

Making GDC2015 week even more exciting for Linux gamers on top of the Source 2 Engine, the Steam Link streaming device, and Steam Machines shipping this year is a big SteamOS game sale via Steam. This sale is selling not only existing Linux/SteamOS game ports but also several AAA games being ported to Linux.
4 March 2015 - Steam Store SteamOS Sale - 57 Comments

ZOTAC Announces Steam Machine SN970, Powered By SteamOS

The latest excitement this week for Linux gamers is hardware vendor ZOTAC announcing today the Steam Machine SN970, their new living room PC powered by the Debian-based SteamOS.
4 March 2015 - ZOTAC SN970 - 21 Comments

NVIDIA Announces Shield Set-Top Gaming Box

After Valve announced their Steam Link streaming device, NVIDIA announced the Shield set-top box.
3 March 2015 - Shield Set-Top Box - 24 Comments

Valve Launches $49 Steam Link, SteamOS-Powered Streaming Device

Besides announcing the Source 2 Engine, Valve used GDC2015 as an opportunity to announce Steam Link, a $49 (USD) device for streaming Steam content to any TV.
3 March 2015 - Steam Link - 20 Comments

Valve Announces Source 2, It's Going To Be Free To Content Developers

Valve has announced the Source 2 Engine this afternoon from the GDC2015 event taking place in San Francisco.
3 March 2015 - Source Engine 2 - 13 Comments

Unity 5.0 Brings PhysX 3.3, WebGL Preview, Animation System Work

Version 5.0 of the Unity Game Engine was released this morning at the Game Developers' Conference (GDC) in San Francisco.
3 March 2015 - Unity 5.0 Game Engine - 5 Comments

Unreal Engine Made Free By Epic Games

The Unreal Engine 4 is now free to everyone along with all future Unreal Engine updates!
2 March 2015 - Unreal Engine - 54 Comments

Unigine 2.0 Beta Brings Performance Optimizations, Oculus Rift DK2 Support

The first beta of the Unigine 2.0 engine for simulation programs and games is now available.
25 February 2015 - Unigine Engine 2 - 1 Comment

Unreal Engine 4.7 Is The Largest UE4 Release Yet

Epic Games has today announced the availability of Unreal Engine 4.7, what they call their "biggest release yet" thanks to a number of new features.
24 February 2015 - Unreal Engine 4.7 - 4 Comments

Epic Games Starts Developer Grants For Unreal Engine 4

Epic Games has announced today the start of developer grants for Unreal Engine 4 games where they've setup a five million dollar budget for the cause.
19 February 2015 - UE4 Developer Grants - 7 Comments

FlightGear 3.4 Has Performance Improvements, New Aircraft

FlightGear 3.4 was released yesterday as the latest version of this popular open-source flight simulator.
18 February 2015 - FlightGear Flight Simulator - 10 Comments

A Radical Idea For More Linux Game Ports

How could Linux get more game ports and users? An Ubuntu developer is suggesting that Canonical and Red Hat finance the ports.
16 February 2015 - Red Hat + Canonical - 94 Comments

OpenMW Switching From Ogre3D To OpenSceneGraph

OpenMW, the project attempting to make an open-source engine re-implementation of Elderscrols III: Morrowind, is switching out their rendering engine.
16 February 2015 - OpenSceneGraph - 9 Comments

Metro Last Light & 2033 Redux Get Updated For Linux

The developers working on the Linux versions of Metro Last Light Redux and Metro 2033 Redux have released a long-awaited new patch release.
13 February 2015 - Metro Redux Linux Update - 10 Comments

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