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The much anticipated Rage video game was released yesterday by id Software as the inaugural title on their next-generation id Tech 5 engine. Unfortunately, as expected, this first-person shooter mixed with racing game was released without a native Linux client at launch.
5 October 2011 - Delayed - 155 Comments
Unigine Corp has updated its advanced multi-platform game engine. The Russian-based company has also announced an initiative to try to pull in more indie game developers into using this game engine for future titles.
5 October 2011 - Discount - 15 Comments
There's a new Humble Indie Bundle that launched yesterday. This time around the two-week pay-what-you-want sale is just for a single game: Frozen Synapse. Though if you pay more than the current average price, you get the Frozenbyte games bundled in too.
29 September 2011 - Frozen Synapse - 17 Comments
The Desura Game Client, which is a similar service to Valve's Steam game distribution platform for e-delivery, is now in beta on Linux.
21 September 2011 - New Release - 14 Comments
For those into open-source real-time strategy games, there's a new alpha release of the growingly-popular 0 A.D. game.
18 September 2011 - New Release - 1 Comment
The Russian developers at Unigine Corp continue to enhance their cross-platform game engine while still prepping to ship their inaugural OilRush game to Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and PlayStation. The latest update to their game engine brings some interesting changes.
13 September 2011 - Game Engine - 3 Comments
Nemesys, a game studio run out of Budapest, is porting their game titles to Linux. The studio's current titles include Fortix 2, A.C.S, and Ignite. Nemesys Ignite, in particular, is a very promising racing game that will surely roar things up for Linux.
6 September 2011 - Interesting - 19 Comments
Roccat, the European manufacturer of various gaming peripherals like keyboards and mice, actually has rather good Linux support for their hardware.
5 September 2011 - Hardware - 19 Comments
Unigine Corp announced yesterday they have a new licensee for their Unigine Engine. The latest game studio to license this visually impressive multi-platform game engine -- with first-rate Linux support -- is BlueGiant Interactive. BlueGiant is developing a real-time strategy game using the Unigine Engine.
31 August 2011 - Hopeful Linux Support - 17 Comments
For those following Phoronix for gaming news rather than Linux graphics driver information and other hardware topics, there's some new footage of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to watch.
26 August 2011 - Weekend Fun - 19 Comments
FlightGear, the leading open-source flight simulator, is out with a new major release. FlightGear 2.4.0 brings many changes in an overhaul of this free software application over the past year and a half.
18 August 2011 - Flight Simulator - 5 Comments
With still twelve hours to go in the two-week sale of a collection of DRM-free multi-platform games, the third Humble Indie Bundle has pulled in more than two million US dollars. As of right now, the gross amount is $2,038,931.51 from 351,251 transactions, which is a new record for the project.
9 August 2011 - Congratulations - 7 Comments
There's just one and a half days left to the Humble Indie Bundle #3, but in less than two weeks the game offering has already grossed nearly $1.9M USD. Recently the developers behind these indie games had allowed the community to ask them questions on Reddit about their work. Ryan "Icculus" Gordon was one of the developers responding and he had provided some interesting comments.
8 August 2011 - Open-Source GPU Graphics - 118 Comments
Ryan Gordon has just written on the Wolfire blog about porting the HGE engine to Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.
7 August 2011 - HGE-Unix - 11 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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