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While id Software was known for years as being a Linux-friendly game company with providing native ports of their in-house titles with support for the id Tech engines on Linux, this is no longer the case. John Carmack, the founder of id Software, has lost his commitment to seeing Linux support.
4 August 2012 - id Software - 345 Comments
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
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
Valve's growing Linux team is already experiencing success in optimizing the Source Engine, and in particular their initial Left 4 Dead 2 game, for Linux. In fact, the native Linux build with the Source OpenGL renderer is faster than running the game on Windows 7 with DirectX!
1 August 2012 - Optimizations - 184 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
Left 4 Dead 2 running natively on Linux will be showed off in two weeks from Los Angeles.
26 July 2012 - SIGGRAPH - 16 Comments
As shown last week, Serious Sam 3 is running on Linux. This will be one of the launch titles for the Steam client on Linux.
25 July 2012 - As Confirmed - 20 Comments
The Left 4 Dead 2 web-site has been updated to further reflect last weeks' Valve Linux news: Left 4 Dead 2 will be natively released for Linux this calendar year.
25 July 2012 - Zombie Tux - 11 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
Aside from how Valve can better embrace Linux and open-source, another thing to ponder with Valve officially writing about Steam/Source on Linux, is the future of Linux Game Publishing.
18 July 2012 - Useless - 75 Comments
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
What should Valve be doing for Linux and open-source software? They don't plan to just release the Steam client and select titles for Linux and then suddenly scream "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!"
17 July 2012 - Valve Linux - 133 Comments
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