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Steam Linux Usage Rose 0.1% During September

The Steam hardware/software survey results are out for the trailing month... Linux usage saw a 0.1% rise.
2 October 2014 - Steam On Linux - 28 Comments

Borderlands 2 Launches On Steam For Linux

Borderlands 2 is available today as the newest action RPG / first person shooter on Linux. Borderlands 2 -- a game powered by a modified Unreal Engine 3 -- is now available natively via a port done by Aspyr Media.
30 September 2014 - Borderlans - 80 Comments

5 Months After Migrating Servers, Linux Game Publishing Remains Knocked Out

Five months ago today was when LGP was planning a server migration with minimal downtime, while to this day they've yet to return.
29 September 2014 - LGP - 7 Comments

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Starts Rolling Out To Linux Users

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now appearing on Steam for Linux!
22 September 2014 - CS: GO - 44 Comments

AntiMicro 2.6 Yields Greater Compatibility For Gamepads On Linux

Released this week was a new update to AntiMicro, the GUI program for mapping keyboard keys and mouse controls to a gamepad, which is useful for games without any gamepad (or inadequate) support.
20 September 2014 - AntiMicro - 6 Comments

Wasteland 2 Officially Launched Today, Including For Linux Gamers

Besides the Linux release of Tropico 5, also available as of today is the official release of Wasteland 2, which is coming twenty-five years after the release of the original Wasteland.
19 September 2014 - Wasteland 2 - 93 Comments

Tropico 5 Launches On Steam For Linux

As expected, Tropico 5 was released today for Linux gamers.
19 September 2014 - Tropico 5 - 9 Comments

Tropico 5 Being Released For Linux Gamers This Week

There's just two days to go until a new, high quality, non-FPS game is being released for Linux.
17 September 2014 - Tropico 5 - 6 Comments

Garry's Mod Is At 6 Million Copies Sold, Linux Sales At 28K

Garry Newman announced today that the popular Garry's Mod game has sold six million copies thus far.
11 September 2014 - Garry's Mod - 10 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle 12 Launches To Some Excitement

The twelfth Humble Indie Bundle launched today with a large collection of games but sadly brings no new Linux ports to the table.
9 September 2014 - HIB 12 - 29 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 31 Piles On More Changes

With the passing of another first Sunday of the month comes the latest alpha game release for the open-source Unvanquished first person shooter.
8 September 2014 - Unvanquished A31

Yet Another Linux Distro Trying To Cater Towards Gamers

While there's already a handful of Linux distributions trying to cater towards the increasing number of gamers with no real competitive edge over any of the other long-standing, general-purpose Linux distributions (sans SteamOS), there's yet another new one to report on this weekend.
7 September 2014 - Play Linux - 24 Comments

Steam On Linux Competes To Stay Above 1%

The August numbers for Valve's Steam Hardware/Software Survey indicate a possible drop in Steam Linux usage as the overall percentage of Linux gamers using this digital distribution platform hovers just around 1.0%.
7 September 2014 - August Numbers - 52 Comments

Sony Open-Sources A Universal Game Level Editor

Sony has open-sourced "LevelEditor", a level editing application for game levels that can be adapted to work with any game engine and uses a nice WYSIWYG interface.
3 September 2014 - LevelEditor - 17 Comments

Borderlands 2 Is Coming To Linux

Borderlands 2, an action role-playing game mixed with first-person shooter elements is coming to Linux. Borderlands 2 has been out for Windows gamers for nearly two years while now it's finally getting ready to meet Linux and SteamOS gamers.
2 September 2014 - Borderlands 2 - 19 Comments

The Witcher 2 Ups The Performance More & Works Around Catalyst Bug

Just over three months after the release of the troubled Witcher 2 Linux port, it seems The Witcher 2's performance is finally getting into decent shape after numerous optimizations and bug-fixes.
2 September 2014 - The Witcher 2 - 20 Comments

Metro Redux Is Going To Require OpenGL 4.x On Linux

Metro Redux is on its way to Linux and it will require Linux gamers have OpenGL 4.x core support. For now this means that right off the bat the open-source Mesa/Gallium3D drivers are off-limits for the time being.
29 August 2014 - Metro Redux - 24 Comments

Metro 2033 Redux Will Hopefully Hit Linux Real Soon

The Metro 2033 Redux game was released yesterday to US gamers and while we've known a Linux port was in the works it looks like its release isn't too far off.
27 August 2014 - Metro 2033: Redux - 19 Comments

Company of Heroes 2 Might Be Coming Out For Linux

While last year developers on the Company of Heroes 2 game said a Linux port was unlikely, recent Steam activity indicates that a Linux port is likely in the works.
27 August 2014 - Company of Heroes 2 - 5 Comments

Ioquake3 Works On Finally Switching Over To SDL2

The ioquake3 open-source game engine derived from the id Tech 3 code-base is working to finally switch over to using SDL2 and ditching the old SDL 1.2 support.
26 August 2014 - ioquake3 - 19 Comments

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