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Darksiders Has Been Ported To Linux

Leszek Godlewski of Nordic Games has shared that he's ported the Darksiders game to Linux.
12 July 2014 - Darksiders - 79 Comments

The Witcher 2 Works On Beta Improvements

Back in May The Witcher 2 was released for Linux but the quality of this Linux game port was extremely bad and problematic for many Linux gamers due to slow performance and other issues. Fortunately, it looks like some of the problems at least may be addressed as a new open beta is beginning for the Linux version of The Witcher 2.
10 July 2014 - Witcher 2 - 30 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 29 Makes Use Of libRocket

It's time for another monthly development update to the Unvanquished open-source, cross-platform first person shooter.
8 July 2014 - UIs - 2 Comments

A Variety Of Unreal Engine 4 Linux Demos Are Now Available

Linux developers and fans of Unreal Engine 4 have started offering compiled builds of several UE4 tech demos and some simple games for 64-bit Linux.
7 July 2014 - UE4 - 31 Comments

Oculus Acquires RakNet Middleware & Open-Sources It

At the same time as announcing Oculus Connect, a new developer conference for the popular virtual reality gaming device, Oculus has shared they have acquired RakNet and open-sourced the software.
7 July 2014 - Oculus VR - 9 Comments

Two Months & Counting, LGP Remains Offline

At the end of April LGP was migrating servers and expected to "keep downtime to an absolute minimum" while more than two months later the once leading Linux game publishing company remains offline.
5 July 2014 - LGP - 7 Comments

Speed Dreams 2.1 Is Planned For Release Next Week

The Speed Dreams open-source racing game forked from TORCS is planning for their next major release in the days ahead.
2 July 2014 - Speed Dreams - 1 Comment

Steam Linux Usage Was Up Slightly In June

With the start of a new month brings our monthly recap and it also brings Valve's updated Steam hardware/software survey numbers.
2 July 2014 - June 2014 - 19 Comments

Warsow 1.51 Brings GLSL, Multi-Threaded Sound, Engine Improvements

I just noticed Warsow 1.51 was released earlier this month and this open-source first person shooter has some decent changes for being a release coming not too long after the introduction of Warsow 1.5.
23 June 2014 - Warsow 1.51 - 12 Comments

Goat Simulator Now In Beta On Linux

The comical Goat Simulator game is finally in beta for Linux and OS X gamers.
20 June 2014 - Goat Simulator - 20 Comments

XCOM: Enemy Unkown Released For Linux

Many Linux gamers have written in today with excitement that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available via Steam on Linux.
19 June 2014 - XCOM: Enemy Unknown - 16 Comments

Rich Geldreich: A Bad Catalyst GL Driver Is Bad For Everyone

Rich Geldreich, the former Valve OpenGL developer that left the company and has been publicly expressing the poor OpenGL driver landscape, has another new post out today.
17 June 2014 - OpenGL - 48 Comments

War Thunder MMO Combat Game Is Coming To Linux

Several Phoronix readers have been writing in with word via a video recording that War Thunder is coming to Linux. War Thunder is an online multiplayer combat game that's currently in open beta for all major (non-Linux) platforms.
16 June 2014 - War Thunder - 3 Comments

Linux Game Publishing Remains Offline

While LGP was once the leading source for providing Linux-native games, these days there isn't much to say for them and their web-site remains offline one and a half months after trying to do a server upgrade.
14 June 2014 - LGP - 48 Comments

Age of Wonders III Will Be Coming To Linux

Ages of Wonders III, a turn-based strategy game released earlier this year by Triumph Studios for Windows will be coming to Linux with a native port.
12 June 2014 - Age of Wonders - 7 Comments

Crytek Is Still In Need Of Linux Engine Help

While Crytek's Linux efforts are coming along well with natively supporting CryENGINE on Linux with an OpenGL renderer, they're still in need of more help.
12 June 2014 - CryENGINE - 17 Comments

Civilization V Is Now Available For Linux, SteamOS

The latest AAA game shipping for Linux is... Civilization V!
10 June 2014 - Civilization V - 61 Comments

Updated OpenRA Is Out To Relive Command & Conquer

An updated version of the open-source OpenRA engine is out, the project with the goal of being a libre/free real-time strategy project recreating the original Command and Conquer titles.
9 June 2014 - OpenRA - 7 Comments

Valve Funds Glassy Mesa Development For Better Driver Performance

Valve has funded work by LunarG on a project codenamed "Glassy Mesa" to deliver potential performance improvements on the open-source Mesa graphics driver stack.
7 June 2014 - LunarGLASS - 52 Comments

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Is Coming To SteamOS, Linux

For anyone firing up Steam today for some weekend gaming, you may notice there's a large advertisement on Steam's main page with a notice that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to SteamOS (Linux).
7 June 2014 - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - 52 Comments

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