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Welcoming The ioDoom3 Project

Following the release of the Doom 3 source-code last night by id Software under the GNU GPLv3, an "ioDoom3" project has already been formed out of this id Tech 4 engine code.
23 November 2011 - First - 28 Comments

Doom 3 Source Code Published Under The GPL

The Doom 3 source-code -- based upon the id Tech 4 engine -- is now available as open-source software to the gaming community under the GNU GPL license.
22 November 2011 - Open-Source - 19 Comments

It's Already Time For A New Humble Indie Bundle

Unigine OilRush isn't the only Linux gaming news today, but the Humble Indie Bundle crew has already announced another bundle.
22 November 2011 - AGAIN - 10 Comments

Unigine OilRush Release Date Is Set

There's finally a release date set for Unigine's premiere game, OilRush.
22 November 2011 - Not Till January - 1 Comment

Steel Storm 2 Game Coming For Linux

There's going to be a successor to Steel Storm, an indie action shooter game. Steel Storm 2, however, will be a first person shooter.
20 November 2011 - Steel Storm 2 - 43 Comments

XreaL-ified Enemy Territory Sees Release

While the Doom 3 source-code from the id Tech 4 engine is about to be released, there will continue to be some open-source projects basing their work off the already-open id Tech 3 (ioquake3) engine. One of the interesting projects that had a lot of hope for a while but never really got off the ground was the XreaL engine incarnation of id Tech 3, but this month it's finally released a build with its improvements ported to Enemy Territory.
18 November 2011 - ET:XreaL - 4 Comments

Carmack's Reverse In Doom 3 Has Work-Around

It looks like the patent issue with the open-source Doom 3 game won't severely delay the push of this code to the public. John Carmack has already worked around the legal issue within the id Tech 4 engine.
18 November 2011 - Fixed Up - 15 Comments

Desura's Public Linux Client Is Here With 65+ Games

For those that didn't notice yet, the public Linux client for Desura is now available and it's out of the closed-beta process. You can now fetch some 65+ games for Linux from this Steam-like digital distribution platform.
17 November 2011 - Out There - 17 Comments

A New Commercial Game For Linux That's Not An FPS

There's a new commercial game coming to Linux that's not yet-another-first-person-shooter. Besides not being an FPS, one of the most common genres of Linux native commercial games, the game studio behind this title claims "there are some technical details about this game that make it completely unique within Linux."
16 November 2011 - CoreBreach - 60 Comments

There's A Patent Issue With Open-Source Doom 3

There's some good and bad news concerning the imminent release of the Doom 3 source-code. The bad news is that the lawyers for Bethesda / id Software have voiced concerns regarding some of the Doom 3 source-code due to a patent issue. The good news is that John Carmack himself is now writing some new code for this open-source drop of the popular game built on the id Tech 4 engine.
15 November 2011 - Scheisse! - 19 Comments

New Comments By Ryan Gordon On Linux Gaming, Drivers

Our friends over at OSNews have written about the state of Linux gaming in a new editorial. What's interesting, in particular, are the comments by veteran Linux game porter Ryan "Icculus" Gordon.
15 November 2011 - Linux Gaming - 18 Comments

Humble Voxatron Bundle Stops Short Of A Million

The latest Humble Indie Bundle, which started as just the Voxatron game and was since expanded to include other titles, has now ended. This latest DRM-free pay-what-you-want offering of indie games has this time failed to pull in more than one million dollars. There's also information on a new game bundle site as well as the Overgrowth Linux port.
14 November 2011 - Humble Indie Bundle - 15 Comments

A New MMORPG On The Linux-Friendly Unigine

It's looking like next year may be quite a positive year for Linux gaming with the likely open-sourcing of Desura, open-source Doom 3 code being in the wild, hopefully the Rage Linux client, and several games powered by the Linux-friendly Unigine Engine gearing up for release, among other Linux gaming announcements.
14 November 2011 - MMORPG Game - 5 Comments

Unigine Rolls Out Schemer, Skinner & Scratch

Unigine has today introduced three new projects: Schemer, Skinner, and Scratch. This news comes as their inaugural OilRush game nears completion.
11 November 2011 - OilRush Nearly Ready - 1 Comment

Desura Game Client Is Looking To Go Open-Source

Desura, the digital distribution platform for games that is similar to Valve's Steam platform, is looking to have its Linux client open-sourced.
10 November 2011 - Linux Client

More Games Added To Humble Voxatron Offering

At the end of last month a new Humble Indie Bundle was launched, which consisted of only one not-widely-known indie game, but at least it's still pay-what-you-want and multi-platform. With four days to go, more games have been added to this Humble offering.
10 November 2011 - Humble Indie Bundle - 6 Comments

Doom 3 Source Code Is About Ready To Go

It looks like id Software will soon be releasing the source code to their very well known Doom 3 game.
1 November 2011 - It's Here - 27 Comments

Another Single-Game Humble Bundle Deal Launches

Another "Humble Indie Bundle" is now available, but like the last bundle, there's only a single game being offered up. At least it's still multi-platform, DRM-free, and goes under a "pay what you want" model. Another catch is that the new game that forms this bundle is still in an "alpha" state.
31 October 2011 - Scheisse! - 25 Comments

Unigine Announces Plans For Expansion

Unigine Corp is announcing this morning they are expanding in a big way.
27 October 2011 - Details - 5 Comments

Postal III On Linux Is Kaput For Now

Last week I received a message from Vince Desi, the founder and CEO of Running With Scissors, concerning the Linux client for the soon-to-be-released Postal III game.
17 October 2011 - Not Yet - 58 Comments

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