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Linux Game Publishing Is Hitting A Bumpy Road Again

Linux Game Publishing, the UK-based company that's ported a number of game clients to Linux but last year had a pretty quiet time (nearly going the way of Loki Software) after their only server went kaput and was offline for months. Earlier this year, LGP said they were working on a new Linux game port, but they failed to comment further.
6 August 2011 - Server Problems... - 17 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle #3 Now Includes Old Bundle

For those that missed it, after the Humble Indie Bundle #3 was already upped by adding "Steel Storm" to the bundle when the sales price approached one million dollars, another bonus has been added. Now when purchasing this collection of DRM-free, multi-platform games where you "pay what you want", if the price exceeds the floating average purchase price (currently at $5.35 USD), you'll also receive all the titles from the second bundle.
5 August 2011 - Restrictions Apply - 8 Comments

id Software's Rage May Not Be Coming To Linux Soon

The good news out of John Carmack's QuakeCon 2011 keynote is that the Doom 3 source-code will be released this year following the release of id Software's Rage game based upon their shiny new id Tech 5 engine. The bad news? The Linux client for the Rage game has an uncertain future.
4 August 2011 - Shafted - 46 Comments

Doom 3 Source-Code To Be Released This Year

Just as suspected: the source-code to id Software's Doom 3 game will be publicly released this year!
4 August 2011 - Here We Go! - 22 Comments

What Should Linux Gamers Expect From QuakeCon 2011?

QuakeCon, the annual gaming event and massive LAN party hosted by id Software, is about to get started in Dallas, Texas and run through Sunday. At this free public event, there's usually a variety of interesting announcements made, some of which can impact Linux gamers.
4 August 2011 - id Software - 9 Comments

A Modular Rendering System For ioquake3 Engine

The ioquake3 game engine, the open-source project built around id Software's Quake 3 engine release and is used by a number of multi-platform games, has its rendering system now modularized.
3 August 2011 - Modular Renderer Committed - 8 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle #3 Ups The Ante

For those that missed it when Humble Indie Bundle #3 made a million dollars, two new games were added to the DRM-free cross-platform pay-what-you-want game collection: Steel Storm and Minecraft.
3 August 2011 - At Over $1M USD - 19 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle #3 At Nearly $1M USD

Humble Indie Bundle #3 just launched last week Tuesday and in its first day it grossed more than $100,000 USD and before even starting the weekend it raked in more than $650k USD. Now on Monday evening, this collection of multi-platform DRM-free games where you "pay what you want" is approaching the million dollar mark.
1 August 2011 - One Million Dollars - 4 Comments

Heroes of Newerth Goes Free-To-Play

For those that missed it, S2 Games has made their Heroes of Newerth title go free-to-play. No longer does it cost $30 USD to buy the game, but it's free, which is S2's attempt to expand the game's user-base.
1 August 2011 - No Cost - 12 Comments

Red Eclipse 1.1 First Person Shooter Released

Red Eclipse, one of the many open-source first person shooters, just experienced its v1.1 release.
31 July 2011 - New Game Release

Humble Bundle Still Selling Strong - Crosses $650k

The latest Humble Indie Bundle is still selling strong. On its first day of sales, more than $100k USD was generated by Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux gamers for this set of indie titles. Two days have passed and now the Humble Indie Bundle #3 has raked in more than $650,000 USD. With still twelve days left to this sale whereby you pay what you want for the set of five DRM-free multi-platform games, it will surely be yet another bundle to generate more than one million dollars in revenue.
28 July 2011 - Plus Giveaway - 11 Comments

Unigine Engine Support For OS X Becomes Official

Unigine Corp announced yesterday that their Apple iOS and Mac OS X ports of the Unigine Engine are now official and available to clients. Additionally, they have released a new Unigine OilRush video trailer.
28 July 2011 - And For Apple iOS

The Desura Linux Game Client Is Soon To Be Ready

It looks like we could just be weeks away from seeing the official release of the Desura Linux game client, a game distribution client similar to Valve's Steam. Posted to the Desura blog is a rather lengthy update about the current status of the native Linux client.
27 July 2011 - Almost Done - 4 Comments

Latest Bundle Already Pulls $100k; Here's A Contest

The latest Humble Indie Bundle whereby Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux gamers can pay what they want for a collection of cross-platform, DRM-free games is off to a tremendous start. This latest bundle just went live around three hours ago, but it's already pulled in more than $100,000 USD.
26 July 2011 - Humble Indie Bundle #3 - 17 Comments

Another Humble Indie Bundle Just Launched

Another Humble Indie Bundle just launched. This is yet another collection of multi-platform games where you simply pay what you want for the set of Windows / Linux / Mac OS X games and all of them are free of any DRM (Digital Rights Management) restrictions. As usual, this Humble Indie Bundle sale will just be going on for two weeks.
26 July 2011 - Physics Games - 10 Comments

Double-Precision "Huge Worlds" In Unigine

Unigine Corp released an OilRush game update before the end of last week, but the developers from their Russian studio continue to be hard at work at improving the core engine itself for them and their clients. The latest revision of the Unigine Engine now supports huge worlds with a double-precision coordinate system.
25 July 2011 - New Support - 14 Comments

Unigine OilRush Game Receives More Enhancements

There's still no revised release plans from Unigine Corp on when they plan to officially release their OilRush cross-platform game (the last official update was this "summer" but acknowledged to me delays were likely), but they did put out a new beta version. OilRush v0.72 brings a number of new enhancements to better this inaugural title developed by the Russian company.
24 July 2011 - OilRush v0.72 - 1 Comment

Linux 3.1 Kernel Gains A Wiimote HID Driver

For those with a Wiimote controller for Nintendo's Wii console, it's long been possible to use this Bluetooth-based motion controller with Linux when installing external packages. Just pulled into the Linux 3.1 kernel, however, is a Wiimote HID driver.
23 July 2011 - Mainline - 6 Comments

XL Engine For Games Is Being Brought To Linux

The XL Engine, a game engine designed to run enhanced remakes/ports of classic game titles, is being ported to Linux. Not only does this run ports of classic games, but at the same time there's visual improvements, this cross-platform capabilities, greater support for mods, and other reported benefits.
22 July 2011 - Game Port - 11 Comments

CrossOver 10.1 Released, Games Version Updated Too

CodeWeavers this week has announced the release of CrossOver 10.1.0 and CrossOver Games 10.1.1.
20 July 2011 - New Version - 2 Comments

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