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Dying Light is a survival horror game developed by Techland. Up to now its release later this month has been billed as a Windows / PlayStation 4 / Xbox One title, but it looks now like it will premiere on Steam for Linux / SteamOS... Well, now it's confirmed!
24 January 2015 - Techland Dying Light - 21 Comments
For those looking toward one of the very best open-source first person shooters, Xonotic, it's finally reached version 0.8.
15 January 2015 - Xonotic 0.8 - 21 Comments
While some are pondering the state of SteamOS and Steam Machines rumors, Valve has put out SteamOS Update 153 after being in the Alchemist Beta state for the past week.
14 January 2015 - SteamOS - 15 Comments
In the past few days there's been some progress in benchmarking newer Steam Linux games thanks to support from Valve developers and separate from that was now support for automated benchmarking of Metro Redux (Metro Last Light Redux and Metro 2033 Redux). The Metro Redux test ability led to yesterday's 22-way AMD/NVIDIA GPU comparison for this OpenGL 4 Linux game. The latest excitement? Getting automated tests up and running for Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4!
14 January 2015 - UE4 Linux Tests - 15 Comments
Version 4.2 of the cross-platform C4 Game Engine was released today. The big change of C4 Engine 4.2 is that it gets rid of Linux support after its lead developer has had a very unhappy and difficult experience with Linux.
12 January 2015 - C4 Linux - 256 Comments
I've now managed to get Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux working well for Linux graphics benchmarking!
11 January 2015 - Metro Last Light + Metro 2033 - 21 Comments
With the numerous Linux graphics driver/hardware benchmarks done at Phoronix each week, one of the frequent requests is to use more popular Linux game titles available via Steam than the current selection of Linux game tests and OpenGL tech demos.
10 January 2015 - Gaming - 31 Comments
The first monthly alpha update to 2015 is now available for the open-source, Daemon-powered Unvanquished first person shooter.
6 January 2015 - Unvanquished A35
This year was huge for Linux gamers with titles like Civilization: Beyond Earth, Metro Redux, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive seeing native Linux game releases. There were also new milestones reached for SteamOS, Linux drivers for better handling OpenGL games, etc. Here's a look at the most popular Linux gaming 2014 milestones along with a call for feedback for what you view as most significant to Linux gaming this year.
27 December 2014 - Linux Gaming 2014 - 10 Comments
Minetest 0.4.11 was released today as the latest version of this popular open-source game alternative to the extremely popular Minecraft game.
26 December 2014 - Minetest - 14 Comments
Making it out in time for some holiday open-source gaming is OpenMW, the open-source engine re-implementation of Elderscrolls III: Morrowind.
25 December 2014 - OpenMW - 5 Comments
PlaneShift 0.6.3 has been released in time for Christmas for those pure open-source gamers wishing to engage with this community-based, open-source massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG).
24 December 2014 - PlaneShift - 25 Comments
There's been talk about Xonotic 1.0 plans going back years, but in reality, Xonotic 0.7 has been the current stable release for the past year and a half while Xonotic 0.8 is slowly coming together as the next version.
24 December 2014 - Xonotic 0.8 - 17 Comments
Thursday marked the Linux release of Civilization: Beyond Earth. While benchmarking games on Steam is less than ideal, I've managed to get CivBE worked into shape so that it can be used for automated Linux performance testing.
20 December 2014 - CivBE - 14 Comments
As expected after the announcement earlier this week, the highly anticipated Civilization: Beyond Earth game is now officially available for Linux and SteamOS.
18 December 2014 - Beyond Earth On Linux - 28 Comments
A new SuperTuxKart beta premiered today after one year of work and lands their new graphics engine that leverages OpenGL 3.1 for rendering. I've now had some hands on time with this open-source GL3 game with some initial thoughts.
17 December 2014 - SuperTuxKart - 80 Comments
Supertuxkart 0.8.2 is now in beta. While v0.8.2 might not sound like a huge milestone from the numbers, it actually is. This Supertuxkart beta lands their new graphics engine that relies upon OpenGL 3.1+ for rendering.
17 December 2014 - Supertuxkart - 11 Comments
Civilization: Beyond Earth will see its native Linux port released this Thursday by Aspyr Media.
16 December 2014 - Beyond Earth - 5 Comments
Steam changes in recent days indicate that Final Fantasy XIII-2 may very well be on its way to Linux.
15 December 2014 - FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 - 40 Comments
Nearly one year after writing about a new game engine to be open-sourced and its code premiering in February, Godot 1.0 was announced today as the first stable release of this game engine.
15 December 2014 - Godot 1.0 - 5 Comments
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