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LLVMpipe Still Doesn't Work For Linux Gaming

For those curious what OpenGL gaming frame-rates are like if trying to run LLVMpipe on the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors, here are some numbers.
28 May 2012 - Intel LLVMpipe - 15 Comments

The Portal Cube Shown On Open-Source Linux

Here's a video of the "Companion Cube" from Valve's Portal video game rendering on Linux.
25 May 2012 - Companion Cube - 9 Comments

Linux Gamers Are Going Crazy For This New Game

There's another Kickstarter-backed game that may be coming to Linux and it's causing Linux gamers to become extremely excited. In the past day I've received no less than 30~40 emails from readers talking about this possible Linux port of Carmageddon: Reincarnation.
25 May 2012 - Carmageddon: Reincarnation - 46 Comments

Wasteland 2 To Run On Unity Game Engine

Wasteland 2, the very successful Kickstarter game project as the sequel to the two-decade-old Wasteland RPG, will be running on the Unity Engine with its Linux client included.
14 May 2012 - Wasteland 2 - 81 Comments

EA's Open-Source Site Is Disappointing

As Phoronix readers were quick to discover following the boring Ubuntu EA talk yesterday, the open-source web-site for Electronic Arts is also a disappointment.
10 May 2012 - Electronic Arts - 13 Comments

EA Talks About Gaming At UDS: It's Boring

An Electronic Arts representative just finished talking at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Oakland.
9 May 2012 - EA Talks - 39 Comments

EA Begins Their (Sad) Ubuntu Game Push

The first native Linux games from Electronic Arts are beginning to appear within the Ubuntu Software Center.
8 May 2012 - Disappointing - 29 Comments

Doom 3 Progresses On OpenGL ES 2.0, EGL

Last month I wrote about a new GLSL back-end for the Doom 3 engine by Oliver McFadden. This week he's now shared his work done to bring OpenGL ES 2.0 and EGL support to this game engine.
7 May 2012 - ioDoom3 - 1 Comment

Blizzard's Diablo III On Linux?

In a recent gaming interview, Blizzard's director of the forthcoming Diablo III game was asked about a Linux client.
5 May 2012 - Diablo 3 - 40 Comments

Humble Botanicula Generates $822k USD

The Humble Bundle Botanicula Debut ended yesterday. Here's some figures from this two-week, pay-what-you-want, cross-platform, DRM-free game bundle sale.
4 May 2012 - Figures - 3 Comments

Upcoming Linux Hardware Tests, Benchmarks

Here's a look at some of the interesting Phoronix articles, open-source Linux benchmarks, and other coverage coming up in the next few weeks on Phoronix.
2 May 2012 - Phoronix Coverage - 5 Comments

Another Video Demo From Last Week

Here's a preview of another Linux demo that happened last week out in Bellevue.
30 April 2012 - Bellevue - 13 Comments

Ryan Gordon's MojoShader Sees New Mojo

There's renewed efforts going into MojoShader, the project by Ryan Gordon for dealing with Direct3D HLSL shaders on non-Direct3D non-Windows platforms.
30 April 2012 - New Efforts - 5 Comments

id's Rage Linux Port Not Actively Pursued

While there's been great Valve Linux news this week, over at the once very Linux-friendly id Software, Tux isn't so well represented these days at the Texas game studio.
28 April 2012 - Shit! - 44 Comments

A Video Of The Source Engine On Ubuntu Linux

Here's a very brief video of Left 4 Dead 2, one of Valve's Source Engine games, with the OpenGL renderer running natively on Ubuntu 11.10 with the AMD Catalyst driver.
26 April 2012 - Quick Video - 30 Comments

Cube 2's Tesseract Vastly Improves Graphics

The Cube 2 / Sauerbraten engine can now provide vastly improved graphics capabilities that can take better advantage of modern hardware thanks to Tesseract.
24 April 2012 - Tesseract - 3 Comments

A New Game Engine Comes To Linux

Confirmed yesterday was a new version of a popular but proprietary game engine that will work on Linux with its next release.
24 April 2012 - Next Version - 37 Comments

Overgrowth Publishes Linux Game Teaser

If you're not busy with going through the extensive Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge Linux test results (the Ivy Bridge Linux Mesa graphics results will be out in the next few hours), here's some Linux gaming news for today.
23 April 2012 - Linux Gaming - 2 Comments

A New GLSL Backend For Doom 3

There's a new open-source GLSL renderer back-end for the open-source Doom 3.
23 April 2012 - Doom3-GLSL - 1 Comment

Next Week Is Looking Phenomenal For Linux

There's lots of big news coming next week that will affect the Linux desktop.
20 April 2012 - Big News - 27 Comments

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