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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
The latest Humble Indie Bundle has just been live for a period of four days, but it's already generated more than one million dollars.
22 September 2012 - HIB #6 - 16 Comments
Oliver McFadden spoke on Wednesday during the X.Org Developers' Conference about Dante, his open-source project that's derived from id Software's released id Tech 4 code-base.
20 September 2012 - Doom 3 Dante - 13 Comments
There's a new Humble Indie Bundle now available for those interested in low-cost Linux gaming.
18 September 2012 - Humble Indie Bundle 6 - 55 Comments
Aside from having an obscure name, making Escape From Booty Bay an interesting open-source game is that it's built atop EFL, the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries.
14 September 2012 - Escape From Booty Bay - 6 Comments
Torque 3D, the game engine that's been in development for more than one decade and premiered with the Tribes 2 game in 2001, is being released as open-source by GarageGames.
10 September 2012 - Torque 3D - 40 Comments
While some want Linux multi-monitor support removed, others are looking for it to be improved. Multiple display support for Linux has improved over the years with X.Org and desktop environment advancements, it's still generally less than ideal, especially for Linux gamers.
8 September 2012 - Multi-Monitor - 38 Comments
The eleventh alpha release of the 0 A.D. open-source real-time strategy game has been released.
8 September 2012 - 0 A.D. - 18 Comments
Back in January of 2011 it was announced that TransGaming would be retiring Cedega, the proprietary software formerly known as WineX that began as a fork of the MIT-licensed Wine. Cedega was to be succeeded by GameTree Linux, but this new TransGaming project hasn't been making much headway.
8 September 2012 - GameTree - 6 Comments
Unigine, one of the most impressive multi-platform 3D engines, is now even more impressive after its engine and renderers have received another round of new features, optimizations, and other improvements. Unigine is now already taking advantage of features presented by the latest specifications for OpenGL and OpenGL ES.
7 September 2012 - New Capabilities - 6 Comments
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