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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 - 69 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
It seems that a good number of Linux users who despise systemd as an init manager have a lot of time on their hands... From making websites bashing systemd, forking distributions over their position of using systemd, personal attacks against systemd developers, to writing page after page of forum comments about negative points of systemd. There's now even an anti-systemd game.
14 December 2014 - systemd game - 133 Comments
Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux launched for Linux yesterday at long last. The Metro Redux titles utilize OpenGL 4.x on Linux and I'm pleased to say they're in (mostly) good shape for automated benchmarking so that we'll be able to run some Phoronix Test Suite sanctioned performance tests of the Metro Redux games on Linux with varying GPUs and drivers.
12 December 2014 - Metro Redux - 9 Comments
For Linux gamers that are fans of Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the Linux port of the game could arrive as soon as next week.
11 December 2014 - Civ: Beyond Earth - 23 Comments
Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux have finally surfaced for Linux gamers.
11 December 2014 - Metro Redux - 33 Comments
The latest update out to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive this week aims to lower the system memory usage for OS X and Linux systems.
11 December 2014 - Counter-Strike: GO - 2 Comments
As some more good Linux news today, Empire: Total War has officially launched on Steam for Linux gamers.
9 December 2014 - Total War - 15 Comments
The last monthly alpha release is out for the year of the popular Unvanquished open-source first person shooter game.
8 December 2014 - Portable Native Client - 2 Comments
Canonical developers have been successful in getting Valve's popular Dota 2 battle arena game running natively under Mir once modifying the necessary libraries. Well, it's been possible since this summer, but they seem to be re-promoting the accomplishment.
8 December 2014 - Dota 2 - 48 Comments
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