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Wargus - Open-Source Warcraft II On Linux

An update has been released to Wargus, an open-source version of the Warcraft II game that was originally released back in the 90's.
25 December 2011 - Update - 2 Comments

0 A.D. Alpha 8 Game Brings Significant Changes

Wildfire Games has released their eighth alpha release of their 0 A.D. ancient warfare game.
24 December 2011 - New Release - 2 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle #4 Cracks Two Million Dollars

The Humble Indie Bundle #4 just crossed the two-million dollar threshold as four days remain to pick-up a collection of multi-platform indie games at whatever price you wish.
23 December 2011 - Breakage - 4 Comments

CoreBreach On Linux Is Ready, May Go Open-Source

More than a month ago I was the first to write about the CoreBreach racing game coming to Linux. Well, there's some more interesting news to deliver today.
21 December 2011 - Gaming - 16 Comments

Humble Bundle #4 Rakes In $1M USD In One Day

The Humble Indie Bundle #4, which just launched yesterday, is off to a really great start. In less than 24 hours this collection of cross-platform indie games has pulled in more than one million dollars.
14 December 2011 - Not Bad - 22 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle 4 Just Started

As suspected, there's a new Humble Indie Bundle in time for Christmas. The "Humble Indie Bundle 4" just got started this afternoon with a collection of new multi-platform, DRM-free games where you can set your own price.
13 December 2011 - New Bundle - 44 Comments

Frozenbyte Delays Trine 2 For Linux Into 2012

If you were hoping to play Frozenbyte's new game, Trine 2, under Linux this year, you're out of luck. Frozenbyte has announced that the Linux client of Trine 2 has been pushed back into 2012 while the Mac OS X and Windows versions will ship today and the console ports before year's end.
7 December 2011 - Trine 2 - 21 Comments

Humble Introversion Bundle Pulls In $778k USD

The Humble Introversion Bundle sale ended this afternoon as the two-week period of paying what you want for a collection of cross-platform, DRM-free games. This latest bundle fell just short of 200k sales and generating $800k USD.
6 December 2011 - Ended - 6 Comments

What's Going On In The Open-Source Doom 3 World

It's only been a few weeks since id Software released the Doom 3 source-code (id Tech 4 engine) and the ioDoom 3 project was established, but there's already some interesting work going on for this newly opened GPL game engine.
5 December 2011 - ioDoom 3 - 8 Comments

Three Days Left To The Humble Introversion

There's three days left to the Humble Introversion Bundle that offers up a collection of DRM-free, multi-platform games at whatever price you wish, but how is this Linux game sale performing?
3 December 2011 - Bundle - 4 Comments

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

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