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A Linux Port Of Baldur's Gate Is Being Looked At

The creative director for Overhaul Games' Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition title has shared that they're looking at making a native Linux port.
31 August 2012 - Baldur's Gate - 20 Comments

Can Linux Succeed As A First-Rate Gaming Platform?

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

Steel Storm 2 Development Update: Not Too Fast

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 Still Looks Amazing For Open-Source

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

Unreal Engine 3 Now Sort Of Works On Linux

Without Wine, it's now possible to run Unreal Engine 3 on Linux.
24 August 2012 - Natively - 18 Comments

FlightGear 2.8 Betters Open-Source Flying

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

Alien Arena Boosts Frame-Rates, Enhances Graphics

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

Humble Bundle Recycles More Games In New Offering

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 OpenGL ES To OpenGL Over EGL Is Easy

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

Liberated Pixel Cup - Free Software Game Reviews

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

Planetary Annihilation Plans To Come To Linux

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

New Humble Bundle Launches With Android Focus

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

GDC Europe: Linux Gaming Announcements This Week?

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

Open-Source Doom 3 Comes To Android

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

Dante: Open-Source Doom 3

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

id Software: Linux Hasn't Produced Positive Results

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 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

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