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Unigine OilRush Barely Does 800 Sales To Date

While OilRush is the first Linux game using the Unigine Engine and it features impressive graphics (a second look), the pre-orders continue to be well below Unigine Corp's expectations and certainly what we would have expected as well.
9 March 2011 - 808 Right Now, But Mac OS X Is Coming - 101 Comments

The Xonotic Nexuiz-Fork Celebrates Its First Anniversary

Xonotic, a fork of the Nexuiz game, is celebrating its first birthday today, but do they have a new game release to deliver?
7 March 2011 - And A New Release? - 4 Comments

Linux Gamers Command 90% Of Initial Unigine OilRush Sales

Less than twenty-four hours ago Unigine opened up pre-ordering for their first game, OilRush, which is an impressive real-time strategy game that offers very impressive graphics from their advanced, multi-platform engine. While pre-orders have just got started -- and with beta access for those who pay the $20 USD / 15 EUR cost for the game -- here's some very early statistics.
3 March 2011 - But There's Bad News - 50 Comments

Unigine OilRush Pre-Order For Linux Now Open

On Monday I reported that pre-ordering for Unigine's OilRush Linux game would be imminent. This morning, you can now pre-order this impressive game built atop the demanding but beautiful Unigine Engine.
2 March 2011 - It's Finally Here - 98 Comments

OilRush Pre-Ordering Is Imminent; Unigine Now Does Flash

For those that have been wondering when the pre-order process will begin for Unigine's OilRush game, which will grant gamers access to a beta version of the game until launch, the pre-ordering is imminent.
28 February 2011 - Plus Flash Support - 18 Comments

A New Trailer Of id Software's Rage

While we don't know when id Software will end up releasing a native Linux client for Rage, which is a game based upon their in-house id Tech 5 engine, their Windows release is slated for this September with development nearing completion. With the end in sight, id Software is beginning to put out more media and information on this very intriguing game, including a new very impressive trailer that was just released.
27 February 2011 - Game For Linux - 20 Comments

Unigine Engine For Android Makes Its Debut

Last month we reported on a slimmed down version of the Unigine Engine was ported to run on Android smart-phones and tablets and on this Valentine's Day in Barcelona, this Unigine-Android build has made its official debut.
14 February 2011 - Awesome Graphics - 9 Comments

The Source Engine On Postal III Is Still Coming To Linux

While it was announced previously by the Running With Scissors Game company that Postal III would be released for Linux like had been done with previous Postal games, there has been some speculation in recent months that Postal III would not make it out for Linux. In particular, because this game is now being powered by Valve's Source Engine, and there still being many in disbelief that it's coming to Linux. Well, in fact, a native version of Postal III is still coming to Linux and it's looking like it will be here around May.
13 February 2011 - This May - 30 Comments

Huh, id Tech 5 Engine To Be Open-Source?

id Software has a long history of being friendly towards the Linux and open-source communities. id Software was an early game company to support the Linux platform and they have ported many titles to Linux, including their popular Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Quake 4, and Doom 3 titles. Their in-house id Tech game engines have been compatible with Linux and provide an OpenGL renderer. After the game engines have reached the end of their market life, id Software has also open-sourced these engines for use by the free software community. But with id Tech 5 could id Software possibly be open-source to begin with? The web-site for the Rage game seems to imply that id Tech 5 is in fact open-source.
2 February 2011 - id Says It's Open-Source - 50 Comments

Blizzard Still Has a World of Warcraft Linux Client

For years its been said that Blizzard has developed a Linux client for its very popular World of Warcraft MMORPG game but that it's never been publicly released. It turns out that this appears to still be the case that internally they have a Linux build of World of Warcraft but as of yet they have decided against releasing it to the public.
26 January 2011 - It's Mentioned - 84 Comments

Unigine Engine Ported To Android Phones, Tablets

The Unigine Engine, which is developed by the Linux-friendly Unigine Corp and is known as providing the most advanced and demanding OpenGL Linux game engine at this time, has been ported to run on tablet computers and smart-phones running Google's Android operating system. Wow.
16 January 2011 - Yes, The Unigine Engine - 17 Comments

A New Video Highlighting Unigine's OilRush Game

Two weeks back we published an exclusive preview of Unigine's OilRush as we happen to have access to the internal builds of this upcoming multi-platform, real-time strategy game. Besides that preview article where plenty of screenshots can be found, we also recorded a quick video of this oil-themed game. Now though Unigine Corp has put out a much longer (12 minutes) video that goes over this visually-intense game that will premiere with a native Linux client.
30 December 2010 - 12 Minutes Of Action - 18 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle #2 Rakes In $1.8 Million USD

The Hunble Indie Bundle #2 was a huge success. After quickly generating $1M USD in sales over a short period of time and then adding all of the original Humble Indie Bundle #1 games too, the second bundle deal has now ended. This second Humble Indie Bundle took in more than $1.8 million US dollars; $1,822,724.06 to be exact.
26 December 2010 - Nearly $2M USD - 9 Comments

A Xonotic Preview Release Comes For Christmas

In March of this year Nexuiz was forked as Xonotic following some disagreements among the Nexuiz developers and other contributors following the announcement of the Nexuiz commercial game. Since that point not too many details have emerged on Xonotic aside from it being said this new game would be a lot different. Well, the wait for finally seeing what's in store for Xonotic is now over. Maik Merten, the former Nexuiz co-leader, has written to us informing us they have just released Xonotic 0.1 Preview.
23 December 2010 - Xonotic 0.1 Released - 9 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle #2 Tops $1.3M, Adds More Titles

Over the weekend the Humble Indie Bundle #2 topped one million US dollars and the money has kept flowing in since. The expiration of the Humble Indie Bundle #2 was also extended by a few days and now the Humble Indie Bundle #2 has surpassed $1.3M USD, which is more than the original Humble Indie Bundle had generated. All of the original Humble Indie Bundle #1 games have also now been added to the second bundle.
22 December 2010 - Breaks Records - 50 Comments

A New Linux Game Update For The Holidays

While we continue to be taken away by Unigine OilRush and other projects, for those without access to these new titles and not impressed by the recent Humble Indie Bundle #2 or Zero Ballistics 2, there is a new alternative: Warsow 0.6.
21 December 2010 - Warsow 0.6 - 7 Comments

Here's A Video Of Unigine OilRush On Linux

Ask and you shall receive. Following yesterday's holiday surprise and this morning's exclusive preview of Unigine OilRush, we now have up an in-game video recording we made today of this forthcoming real-time strategy game.
19 December 2010 - Recording - 21 Comments

Zero Ballistics 2.0 For Linux Finally Released

The Linux gaming news continues to pour in this week. While we're still busy with our exclusive copy of Unigine OilRush and waiting to see what the surprise is for Humble Indie Bundle #2 raking in more than one million dollars, we have just received word that Zero Ballistics 2.0 has been released.
19 December 2010 - Tank Game - 12 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle #2 Just Made One Million Bucks

Yesterday we figured the Humble Indie Bundle #2 would earn a million dollars during its seven day sale and likely hit that mark today. Well, it has succeeded in doing so! Literally just seconds ago it crossed the million dollar USD mark.
18 December 2010 - Congrats - 31 Comments

Holiday Surprise: What's On My Linux Gaming Desktop?

It's now Christmas time at Phoronix with the appearance of some Linux "presents" starting to arrive. The end of 2010 started heating up for Linux gaming, but it looks like 2011 will be a fantastic year in comparison.
18 December 2010 - An Unreleased Game! - 52 Comments

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