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Feral Interactive Is Looking To Do More Linux Games

Feral Interactive, a game publisher and developer that historically focused on bringing AAA games to Mac OS X, is now looking to do more Linux game ports.
6 February 2015 - Feral Games On Linux - 20 Comments

Humble Bundle Does A Star Wars Bundle, But Leaves Linux Gamers Out

The Humble Bundle crew has launched their latest two-week sale of pay-what-you-want games. This newest bundle is the Star Wars Humble Bundle, but for Linux gamers you're left out this round.
3 February 2015 - Star Wars Humble Bundle - 13 Comments

Steam Linux Usage Dropped Slightly In January

While Steam had some great game deals over the holidays and titles like the Metro Redux games are fresh to Linux, these events didn't do anything to boost the Steam Linux market-share with the reported percentage of Linux gamers contracting slightly during January.
3 February 2015 - 1.09% - 40 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 36 Is "A Big One!"

Unvanquished Alpha 36 was released on Sunday with a number of gamer-facing changes while on a technical side it looks like next month's Alpha 37 will be more exciting.
2 February 2015 - Unvanquished Alpha 36

New Beta Of Witcher 2 Aims For Greater Performance

A new beta of the Linux port of The Witcher 2 was released this weekend and it aims to deliver improved performance.
28 January 2015 - The Witcher 2 - 48 Comments

Linux Game Publishing Remains Offline, Three Years After The CEO Shakeup

It was brought up today in the forums that it's been three years of having a new LGP CEO while Linux Game Publishing's website remains down for the better part of the year, their web presence is disappearing, and it simply doesn't look like there's a bright 2015 ahead for this one leading provider of games to Linux.
27 January 2015 - Linux Game Publishing - 38 Comments

Dying Light Is Headed To Linux, SteamOS

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

Xonotic 0.8 Finally Released With SDL2 & Many Game Updates

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

SteamOS Update 153 Brings Updated AMD/NVIDIA Linux Graphics Drivers

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

Automated Unreal Engine 4 Benchmarks For Linux

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

C4 Engine Drops Linux Support, Calls It "Frankenstein OS"

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

Metro Redux Is The New Favorite OpenGL 4.x Linux Game Benchmark

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

Running Benchmarks On Newer, Popular AAA Linux Games***

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

Unvanquished Alpha 35 Starts Off The New Year

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

The Most Significant Linux Gaming Milestones Of 2014

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 Released As Open-Source Alternative To Minecraft

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

OpenMW 0.34 Released With Many Changes

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 Open-Source MMORPG Released

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

Xonotic 0.8 Is Slowly Creeping Closer To Being Released

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

Civilization: Beyond Earth Linux GPU/Driver Benchmarks

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

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