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Urban Terror Prepares For 4.2 Beta

Urban Terror 4.2 is expected to go into public beta tomorrow with many new features and improvements.
2 August 2012 - Game Update - 5 Comments

Showing Off The Linux-Friendly Unigine Renderer

Besides Valve Software, another Linux-friendly game company to be presenting next week at SIGGRAPH LA 2012 is another Phoronix favorite, Unigine Corp.
2 August 2012 - Unigine Engine - 26 Comments

Warsow 1.0 Is A Nice Game, Decent GL Benchmark

Warsow 1.0 was released on Sunday as a major update to this multi-platform open-source game that actually has good game artwork, is quite unique and interesting, and serves as a decent Linux OpenGL benchmark.
30 July 2012 - Warsow 1.0 Released - 6 Comments

GNOME Is Losing Relevance On The Linux Desktop

By now many of you have likely seen the blog post by GNOME's Benjamin Otte where he argues that GNOME is staring into the abyss, but if you have not, it's worth reading.
28 July 2012 - Yes, Really - 132 Comments

Will Blizzard Be Bringing Their Games To Linux?

It looks like Blizzard agrees with Valve: Microsoft Windows 8 is a wreck. But will Blizzard be bringing their games natively to Linux?
27 July 2012 - Unsure - 40 Comments

Warsow 1.0 To Be Released Tomorrow

For those into open-source multi-platform gaming, the Qfusion-engine-powered Warsow game will see its version 1.0 release on Saturday.
27 July 2012 - New Game - 37 Comments

Open-Source Doom 3 Running On Wayland

The dhewm3 engine, which is one of the open-source forks of the id Tech 4 engine similar to ioDoom3, is now working on Wayland.
27 July 2012 - It's Working - 32 Comments

Talking Linux Gaming On The Linux Action Show

As I alluded to yesterday, on Sunday I'll be on the Linux Action Show broadcast to discuss Linux gaming with the recent public Valve Linux news that I have been exclusively talking about for months/years, etc.
22 July 2012 - Linux Action Show - 11 Comments

Electronic Arts Lacks Exciting Linux Strategy

With all the excitement this week about Valve confirming their Linux plans on their blog and other worthwhile developments like collaborating with Intel on their open-source Mesa driver and Valve wanting to do things for open-source, EA and their Linux efforts have once again been brought up.
21 July 2012 - Not Much Good - 16 Comments

Finding Bottlenecks In Your Linux Game, Application

If you are curious how Valve and Intel improved the OpenGL performance of their Mesa driver and also at the same time finding areas for performance optimizations within the Source Engine, here's some of the tools used.
21 July 2012 - Scouting It Out - 5 Comments

Android-Based Ouya Already Pulls In $5 Million USD

The Android-based Ouya game console has already raised more than five million US dollars in its first ten days.
19 July 2012 - Ouya Game Console - 26 Comments

Serious Sam 3 Ported To Linux, Running On Ubuntu

It was pointed out in our forums today while discussing Valve on Linux that Croteam has shared today that Serious Sam 3 is running on Linux.
18 July 2012 - Serious Sam 3 - 32 Comments

OpenGL ES 2.0, GLSL Support For Open Doom 3

There's finally some open-source id Tech 4 / Doom 3 advancements to report on today. Oliver McFadden has released his new OpenGL ES 2.0 renderer with GLSL support for Doom 3.
17 July 2012 - Open-Source Doom 3 - 3 Comments

Unigine Hosting Open Air Game Conference

Unigine Corp is hosting an interesting "open air" game development conference later this week in Tomsk, Russia.
17 July 2012 - In Tomsk - 4 Comments

SDL 2.0 Is Coming Very Soon With New Features

On the same day as announcing he's joining Valve Software, Sam Lantinga announced that it's time to unleash Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) 2.0 on the masses.
14 July 2012 - SDL 2.0 - 20 Comments

OUYA: A $99 Android Linux Game Console

In the hours today while being pre-occupied with Debian-related matters in Nicaragua, a new Android-based sub-$100 Linux game console received over one million dollars in funding from the community.
10 July 2012 - Funded - 112 Comments

Alien Arena Reloaded - Renderer Improvements, Etc

At the end of June I mentioned Alien Arena: Reloaded would be released next week. Today in fact that was made a reality with the release of this open-source CRX-engine-powered game.
6 July 2012 - Arrived - 16 Comments

Tryst: The Forthcoming Unigine RTS Will Be On Linux

Last August I wrote about another Unigine-based game being developed, which at the time didn't have an announced title and details were scarce. In recent weeks, more information on this Unigine title -- which will have a native Linux client -- has been released and it's called Tryst.
5 July 2012 - Tryst Game - 22 Comments

id's Former Linux Guy Joins Another Game Company

Timothee Besset (a.k.a. "TTimo") left id Software earlier this year. For years Timothee was id's main "Linux guy" responsible for the ports of Doom 3, Quake 4, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, and other Linux and Mac OS X titles. It's now been shared that Timothee is joining another game company due to his Linux and OS X experience.
3 July 2012 - TTimo - 4 Comments

Unvanquished: A Very Promising Open-Source Game

While most haven't yet heard of the Unvanquished game, it's a promising but yet-to-be-officially-released open-source multi-player game.
1 July 2012 - Unvanquished - 26 Comments

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