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The Problems Right Now For Gaming On Linux

While 2013 is shaping up to be the best year for gaming on Linux with so many major milestones just ahead of us, it's not without some unfortunate sore points still present for gaming and the Linux desktop.
30 December 2012 - Issues - 51 Comments

Unigine Now Does "Seamless Forest Rendering"

With the latest improvements made to the high-end Unigine Engine, there's now support for the seamless rendering of forests plus other improvements to its OpenGL renderer.
30 December 2012 - Unigine Engine - 12 Comments

Red Orchestra 2 Might Be Ported To Linux

Earlier this month the first Unreal Engine 3 game that's native to Linux was released, thanks to the work of Ryan "Icculus" Gordon. Now with UE3 being "officially" ported to Linux in a released game, after Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux failed to be released, other UE3-based games have hope for a Linux debut.
30 December 2012 - Unreal Engine 3 - 7 Comments

Nine Years Later, ResidualVM Sees Its First Release

Nine years after the project was conceived, ResidualVM saw its first stable release last week.
29 December 2012 - First Stable - 1 Comment

OUYA Android-Based Game Console Starts Shipping

The Kickstarter-backed company to produce OUYA, an original game console built around Google's Android Linux-based operating system, is beginning to ship their developer consoles and SDK.
28 December 2012 - OUYA Console - 28 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle 7 Offers Up More Games

The Humble Indie Bundle 7, which has raised more than two million dollars in less than one week, is now offering up three additional games.
28 December 2012 - Humble Indie Bundle

Torque 3D Engine Is Wanting To Come To Linux

Many Phoronix readers have written in over the past few days about the new effort to bring the Torque 3D Game Engine to Linux. The desire for Torque 3D coming to Linux is because the engine developers believe Linux is turning into a commercially viable platform for gaming.
26 December 2012 - Torque 3D - 5 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 Now Unredirects Fullscreen Windows

For improving the performance of OpenGL games on the Ubuntu desktop, an update pushed out for Ubuntu 12.10 this morning now has Compiz un-redirect fullscreen windows by default.
26 December 2012 - Performance Improvement - 15 Comments

OpenRA: Command & Conquer On Linux, Powered By Mono

Another open-source game engine project similar in nature to Prequengine, OpenMW, and GemRB. OpenRA sets to remake bring Command and Conquer: Red Alert and other early Westwood real-time strategy games to Linux on an open-source engine.
25 December 2012 - OpenRA - 12 Comments

Humble Bundle 7 Approaching Two Million Dollars

It's been another successful Humble Indie Bundle so far with the latest pay-what-you-want, cross-platform, DRM-free game offering approaching the two million dollar mark.
24 December 2012 - Humble Bundle - 13 Comments

Prequengine: Another Open-Source Game Engine

Lately there's been an increasing number of open-source projects sprouting up to design open-source game engine implementations around older closed-source engines to handle certain game content. Another one of these projects is Prequengine, which is for Little Big Adventure.
24 December 2012 - Prequengine - 2 Comments

Unvanquished Prepares For A Great 2013

The Unvanquished open-source game is preapring for a great year ahead and for kicking off the New Year they will soon be releasing Unvanquished Alpha 11.
23 December 2012 - Unvanquished - 2 Comments

Xoreos: An Open-Source Engine Of BioWare's Aurora

When writing a few days ago about the GemRB project as an open-source re-implementation of the Infinity Engine for Baldur's Gate and then OpenMW as an open-source re-implementation of the engine used by Morrowind, a Phoronix reader pointed out Xoreos.
21 December 2012 - Xoreos - 14 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle 7 Launches, New Linux Games

Just in time for Christmas there is a new Humble Indie Bundle. Unlike the recent THQ Humble Bundle that were Windows-only titles, this new bundle is back to being cross-platform and DRM-free.
19 December 2012 - Humble Bundle - 29 Comments

Open-Source Doom 3 BFG Ported To Linux

Id Software released Doom 3 BFG Edition back in October as a re-release of Doom 3 with improved graphics, better audio support, 3D display handling, and other features to enhance the popular eight year old first person shooter. There wasn't a Linux client for Doom 3 BFG unlike the original release, but with the recent open-source release, it's now been ported to Linux.
19 December 2012 - Doom 3 BFG - 3 Comments

OpenMW 0.20.0 Brings New Gaming Features

OpenMW, the open-source game engine re-implementation for The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, is out with a new release this week.
19 December 2012 - Morrowind - 1 Comment

0 A.D. Alpha 12 Loucetios Released

The twelfth alpha release of 0 A.D. is now available as one of the leading open-source real-time strategy (RTS) games.
17 December 2012 - Linux Gaming - 3 Comments

THQ Is Looking At Bringing Their Games To Linux

THQ, the American game company responsible for a great deal of computer games and was the company behind the recent controversial Humble Bundle, is currently evaluating the market for bringing their titles to Linux.
16 December 2012 - THQ Games - 23 Comments

GemRB Is Still Advancing As An Open Infinity Engine

With word this week that Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition is being ported to Linux, GemRB came to mind. GemRB is the project that aims to provide an open-source implementation of Bioware's Infinity Engine to run games like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale. Fortunately, the project is still active and putting out new releases.
16 December 2012 - Infinity Game Engine - 2 Comments

Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Is Coming To Linux

Back in August I wrote that a Linux port of the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition game was being considered. There's now word that a native Linux port of this game is indeed coming.
13 December 2012 - Baldur's Gate - 15 Comments

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