Gaming News Archives
There's been a discussion that organically started within the forums concerning whether Linux is a "very weak system for gaming", with a variety of reasons being expressed by a number of different Linux users. There's now more than 100 comments on the topic, but do you think Linux can succeed as a first-rate gaming platform?
28 August 2012 - Let's See - 46 Comments
For those curious about the development progress on Steel Storm 2, a quick video update has been published.
25 August 2012 - Steel Storm 2 - 9 Comments
Unvanquished is still on track to become one of the most compelling and visually impressive multi-platform open-source games.
25 August 2012 - Unvanquished Gaming - 28 Comments
Without Wine, it's now possible to run Unreal Engine 3 on Linux.
24 August 2012 - Natively - 18 Comments
FlightGear, the leading open-source flight simulator software, features a number of improvements with its new v2.8.0 release.
23 August 2012 - Open-Source Flying - 12 Comments
Developers behind the open-source multi-platform Alien Arena game have managed some performance improvements as well as visual enhancements through some improvements to the engine's renderer.
22 August 2012 - Alien Arena Gaming - 21 Comments
Last week a new Humble Indie Bundle launched with a focus on Android games but with support for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows too. Being announced today are a few more titles that have been added to the DRM-free cross-platform game bundle.
22 August 2012 - Humble Bundle - 3 Comments
Going from supporting OpenGL ES to OpenGL while using EGL rather than GLX is quite easy, as shown by recent work on the open-source Doom 3 code-base.
20 August 2012 - OpenGL EGL - 7 Comments
The Liberated Pixel Cup has been going on since April as a free-as-in-freedom game development competition being hosted by the Free Software Foundation, Creative Commons, and OpenGameArt. For those more (or equally) interested in the license of the game rather than quality, here are some reviews of the different Liberated Pixel Cup submissions.
20 August 2012 - Liberated Pixel Cups - 6 Comments
The official release of Valve's much-anticipated Counter-Strike: Global Offensive title is set to happen on the 21st of August. In anticipation of the launch, Valve has released a new CS:GO trailer.
18 August 2012 - CS: GO - 52 Comments
A new Kickstarter project called Planetary Annihilation is exciting many Linux gamers with plans that this forthcoming RTS will be available for their favorite platform.
17 August 2012 - New RTS Game - 57 Comments
Valve's Steam Linux beta will be available fairly soon.
17 August 2012 - Yep, Soon - 38 Comments
It's time for another Humble Bundle game offering where it's pay-what-you-want, DRM-free, and cross-platform. This new bundle is Humble Bundle Android #3, but titles are also available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.
15 August 2012 - Humble Bundle Android - 20 Comments
Last week was the SIGGRAPH graphics conference in Los Angeles and now this week in Köln, Germany is the European Game Developers Conference (GDC). Will there be any new Linux gaming news to emerge this week?
13 August 2012 - GDC Europe - 3 Comments
Oliver McFadden's Dante port of the open-source id Tech 4 engine and Doom 3 code-base has been ported to Google's Android operating system for mobile devices.
13 August 2012 - Dante
Here are the slides that Valve presented at SIGGRAPH LA 2012 about their Left 4 Dead 2 / Source Engine porting to Linux.
12 August 2012 - Available - 39 Comments
Following this morning's Here Is Valve's Source Engine Left 4 Dead 2 On Linux article, here is most of the details that were shared during yesterday's SIGGRAPH presentation about Left 4 Dead 2 running natively on Linux with OpenGL and outperforming the Windows version.
9 August 2012 - Details - 103 Comments
Valve's SIGGRAPH 2012 presentation last night -- about the Source Engine on Linux and their experiences with maximizing the OpenGL performance of their game engine on Linux -- was a success.
9 August 2012 - Valve - 27 Comments
Valve officially confirmed today that their Steam distribution software will go beyond just offering games and will provide applications from "creativity to productivity" software.
8 August 2012 - Anything - 31 Comments
Oliver McFadden has been working on renderer improvements to the open-source id Tech 4 engine for the Doom 3 game. This project is now going under the name Dante.
4 August 2012 - Doom 3 - 7 Comments
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