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Unigine Engine Has Big Changes Coming

The Russian developers responsible for the Unigine Engine have begun to share details on the next iteration of their visually impressive, Linux-friendly game and visualization engine.
5 June 2014 - Unigine - 10 Comments

Crytek Announces A New FPS Game With Linux Support

Crytek has just announced Homefront: The Revolution as a new first-person shooter game that will feature native Linux support with the CryENGINE and launch on the same-day as for other platforms.
2 June 2014 - Homefront: The Revolution - 29 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 28 Brings Maps, Gameplay Changes

The latest monthly update to the popular Unvanquished open-source game is now available.
2 June 2014 - Unvanquished - 1 Comment

Linux Steam Usage Dropped Slightly In May

With the start of a new month comes Valve's Steam Hardware/Software Survey statistics that have been revised for May 2014.
1 June 2014 - Steam For Linux - 21 Comments

Another Developer: OpenGL Has Issues, But Potential

After sharing the views of another developer this weekend about OpenGL being broken compared to Mantle and Direct3D, another game developer has come forward with his own "rant" that also says OpenGL has problems but it also has potential.
1 June 2014 - OpenGL - 7 Comments

Unity 3D Engine Is Receiving A New UI System

The developers behind the Unity 3D game engine are planning to introduce a new UI system this summer with the Unity 4.6 update.
29 May 2014 - Unity 3D - 17 Comments

First Play Footage Of Epic Games' New Unreal Tournament

Epic Games has shared their "first play" (albeit rather short and basic) footage of the new Unreal Tournament game that's in early stages of development with the community.
29 May 2014 - Unreal Tournament - 13 Comments

LGP Remains Offline, MakePlayLive Also Gets Knocked Out

There's follow-ups to two unfortunate news stories on Phoronix in recent days.
29 May 2014 - Web-Sites - 3 Comments

Valve Steam Machines: Now Look Forward To 2015

While it looked like Steam Machines would be ready to take on other living room PCs/consoles in 2014, the latest update from Valve moves the focus to 2015.
27 May 2014 - Steam Machines - 21 Comments

Humble Bundle PC & Android 10 Launches

The tenth Humble Bundle for PC and Android is now available where you can pay-what-you-want for the collection of cross-platform, DRM-free indie games.
27 May 2014 - Humble Indie Bundle - 1 Comment

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Is Coming Out For Linux

Feral Interactive has officially confirmed today their first game they will be natively porting to Linux, XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
27 May 2014 - XCOM: Enemy Unknown - 11 Comments

Unity 4.5 Game Engine Released With Many Linux Fixes

Version 4.5 of the Unity Game Engine is now available and it carries 450+ reported fixes, redoes the 2D physics support, updates their shader compiler, and has many other changes.
27 May 2014 - Unity 4.5 - 6 Comments

Leadwerks Game Engine Pushed Into The Ubuntu Store

Leadwerks and Canonical are making the Linux-native Leadwerks Game Engine available through the Ubuntu Software Center.
27 May 2014 - Ubuntu Software Center - 4 Comments

Linux Game Publishing Has Disappeared, Again

Four years ago LGP was offline for months when its lone server failed. Since then, and the takeover by a new CEO, there hasn't been much to report on... Even with many AAA games coming over to Linux and the outlook for Linux gaming never looking better. LGP has now been offline again for nearly one month.
23 May 2014 - LGP - 18 Comments

The Quality Of The Witcher 2 Linux Port Is Upsetting Many Gamers

Yesterday marked the release of The Witcher 2 Officially Released For Linux for Linux gamers. This is the first time The Witcher is coming to Linux, but sadly the quality of the port leaves a lot to be desired.
23 May 2014 - The Witcher 2 - 89 Comments

Metro 2033 Redux To Be Released On Linux

4A Games and Deep Silver are bringing remastered versions of the Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light games out... While Metro: Last Light is already out for Linux gamers, this "redux" version will be the first release of Metro 2033 on Linux.
22 May 2014 - Metro - 25 Comments

The Witcher 2 Officially Released For Linux

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition is now officially available for SteamOS / Linux.
22 May 2014 - The Witcher 2 - 119 Comments

Wasteland 2 Planned For Release In August

Going back to the Kickstarter campaign in 2012 where Linux support was talked about early on, we have been excited to see Wasteland 2 available for Linux gamers. In August is when the game has been announced for its official release.
21 May 2014 - Wasteland 2 - 6 Comments

Epic Games Pushes Unreal Engine 4 For Linux

Epic Games appears to be taking Linux support for Unreal Engine 4 quite seriously, per their latest blog post. They'll also be exploring Phoronix Test Suite support so that we'll be able to run benchmarks and test improvements of the graphics driver stack.
20 May 2014 - Unreal Engine 4 - 4 Comments

0 A.D. Alpha 16 Shines As An Open-Source Ancient Warfare Game

The 0 A.D. ancient warfare real-time strategy game is out this weekend with a significant update.
17 May 2014 - 0 A.D. - 5 Comments

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