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SteamOS Didn't Use Ubuntu Over Legal Issues

Last month when SteamOS was publicly made available in beta form there were many surprised that Valve based their Linux distribution off Debian rather than Ubuntu, which they had been heavily promoting up to this point for Linux gaming. There was some speculation why Valve went with Debian, but Gabe Newell has now confirmed the reasoning for not basing their operating system off Ubuntu.
7 January 2014 - SteamOS Debian - 102 Comments

SteamOS Update Now Officially Supports Intel

Valve has issued another SteamOS 1.0 "Alchemist" beta update during CES week. This latest beta now comes with official Intel HD Graphics support for SteamOS but they are still going without any official support for the AMD Catalyst driver.
7 January 2014 - SteamOS 1.0 "Alchemist" Beta - 8 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 23 Rewrites The Audio System

The very promising open-source Unvanquished game is out with their first release of the New Year.
5 January 2014 - Also Reduces QVM Code

Cities In Motion Will Be Coming To Linux

Paradox Interactive announced today that the Cities in Motion game franchise will be steaming ahead to Linux.
3 January 2014 - Cities In Motion - 21 Comments

A New Open-Source Game Engine Being Released

A very promising game engine that's been in development for several years and has already been ported to multiple platforms plus the popular game consoles is set to be out under as open-source in the coming weeks. This game engine has a feature-set similar to Unity and has been developed from scratch, including the various libraries commonly needed by game engines. Read on more in this Phoronix exclusive.
2 January 2014 - Not Ioquake3 - 96 Comments

Deadfall Adventures Is Out For Linux, AMD Users Beware

As of this morning the Deadfall Adventures action game is now out in beta form for Linux gamers on Steam.
31 December 2013 - Deadfall Adventures - 32 Comments

0 A.D. Alpha 15 Gets Big Gameplay Updates

0 A.D. is one of the best known open-source real-time strategy games and with this week's Alpha 15 "Osiris" release it's been made even better.
28 December 2013 - Open-Source RTS - 8 Comments

Tesseract Open-Source Engine Handles GL3, Oculus Rift

While in some of the past years we have seen new Sauerbraten / Cube 2 game releases around Christmas and the end of the year, there's no indications of any imminent releases this year, but the Tesseract fork is continuing to show signs of hope for another non-ioquake3-based game engine with improved visuals. Tesseract is derived from Cube 2: Sauerbraten but with much better visuals.
26 December 2013 - Tesseract Sauerbraten - 2 Comments

OpenRA Puts Out Holiday Game Release

The OpenRA project that seeks to remake the classic Command and Conquer real-time strategy titles is out with a 2013 holiday release.
25 December 2013 - OpenRA - 1 Comment

Unvanquished Advanced Open-Source Gaming In 2013

The Unvanquished open-source game made a heck of a lot of progress in 2013, which they've recapped the progress of their first person shooter game on their web-site.
23 December 2013 - Unvanquished Gaming

AMD Radeon Catalyst Benchmarks On SteamOS

Here's some quick dual AMD Radeon graphics card tests with the Catalyst driver of Valve's SteamOS beta.
19 December 2013 - Radeon Catalyst SteamOS

Humble Bundle PC & Android 8 Launches

The latest Humble Indie Bundle is now available, this time known as Humble Bundle PC and Android 8.
18 December 2013 - Humble Indie Bundle - 5 Comments

Urban Terror 4.2.016 Game Update Released

The latest update to Urban Terror 4.2 is now available and with this new update (v4.2.016) comes a few new features.
17 December 2013 - Urban Terror 4.2.016 - 6 Comments

It's Easy Getting Intel Graphics To Work On SteamOS

While Valve only advertises NVIDIA graphics driver support in the SteamOS Beta released on Friday, I already found that AMD Radeon GPUs work with Catalyst on this Debian Linux derived OS. With a simple tweak, Intel HD Graphics can also run quite fine on SteamOS.
15 December 2013 - SteamOS Alchemist Beta - 9 Comments

AMD Catalyst Graphics Do Work On SteamOS

The binary Catalyst graphics driver is pre-installed and does work on Valve's SteamOS.
15 December 2013 - AMD Catalyst On SteamOS - 8 Comments

Former NVIDIA, Microsoft Developers Doing Lots Of The SteamOS Work

A former NVIDIA engineer joined Valve some months ago and is responsible for lots of the work on SteamOS and their Linux support. A long-time Microsoft employee is also involved in designing SteamOS. Here's also a few other bits of information in my SteamOS adventures this evening.
14 December 2013 - Plagman - 27 Comments

SteamOS Compositor Details, Kernel Patches, Screenshots

Here are more details on the innards of SteamOS along with some screenshots of the GNOME-based desktop environment outside of the Steam Big Picture Mode.
13 December 2013 - SteamOS Details - 37 Comments

SteamOS Has Its Own Graphics Compositor

More details regarding the Debian-based SteamOS are emerging. There's also a SteamOS installer now available but the server is getting slaughtered at the moment by those trying to download SteamOS.
13 December 2013 - SteamOS - 55 Comments

Activision Linux Game Situation Cleared Up

Yesterday an article was published how Activision Is Preventing A Game From Coming To Linux, according to the technical director of the studio behind the game in question. It turns out that the Phoenix Online Studios employee was wrong.
12 December 2013 - Gabriel Knight - 41 Comments

Activision Is Preventing A Game From Coming To Linux

A game studio has shared publicly that Activison is preventing a new game from actively being made for "that platform", a.k.a. Linux.
11 December 2013 - Gabriel Knight - 88 Comments

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