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Dota 2 Reborn Begins Rolling Out For Steam Linux Gamers

Last week the beta of the Dota 2 Reborn that's powered by Valve's Source 2 Engine began rolling out but was initially limited to Windows. The Dota 2 Reborn for Linux has now started rolling out today for those wanting to experience this big update to Dota 2 and Valve's underlying game engine.

22 June 2015 - Dota 2 Reborn On Linux - 24 Comments
Is The AMD A10-7870K Fast Enough For Steam Linux Gaming?

This week I started Linux testing of the AMD A10-7870K "Godavari" APU with Radeon R7 Graphics. I delivered some preview graphics numbers for this high-end APU yesterday, but for those wanting tests from Steam Linux games, here's some numbers covering that aspect of Linux gaming.

12 June 2015 - A10-7870K Radeon R7 - 14 Comments
Godot 1.1 Engine Release Brings New 2D Engine

Version 1.1 of the Godot Game Engine has been released. This open-source game engine update brings a new 2D engine and claims to be one of the most advanced 2D engines for cross-platform games.

22 May 2015 - Godot 1.1 - 2 Comments
Crytek Finally Moves Along With The CryENGINE Linux Port

For over one year we've been looking forward to Crytek bringing CryENGINE to Linux with an OpenGL renderer. That was announced back at GDC 2014 and we haven't heard much lately, but finally there's an update and the Linux support is expected soon.

8 May 2015 - CryENGINE On Linux - 14 Comments
Unigine 2.0 Beta 2 Brings PBR, SSR, Kinect 2 Support

While we sadly don't hear too much these days from Unigine on the Linux gaming front, their high-end 3D graphics engine remains Linux-compatible and they seem to be doing well off in the area of simulations and more. Unigine 2.0 has been out in preview form since last year and coming out today is the second beta.

24 April 2015 - Unigine 2 - Add A Comment
Running Benchmarks On The Newest Open-Source OpenGL 3.1+ Game

With the newest OpenGL 3.1+ game now updated on, prepare yourself for a new flow of graphics tests from this GPLv3-licensed game. Feel free to run this test profile too, in order to see how your system compares against other Linux gamers.

21 April 2015 - phoronix-test-suite benchmark - 20 Comments
SuperTuxKart 0.9 Released With Its New OpenGL 3 Engine

SuperTuxKart 0.9 has been released! This is the very significant update to this open-source, penguin-themed racing game. SuperTuxKart 0.9 introduces its new engine that now requires OpenGL 3.1+ with providing significantly better graphics potential.

21 April 2015 - SuperTuxKart 0.9 - 16 Comments
C4 Game Engine Continues Supporting Linux

At the beginning of the year was the announcement of the C4 Engine dropping Linux support with its lead developer referring to Linux as "Frankenstein OS" and citing numerous difficulties with Linux. However, quietly this game engine seems to be back to supporting Linux.

19 April 2015 - C4 Engine - 21 Comments
The Big SuperTuxKart Update Is Almost Ready

Towards the end of last year a development version of a big new version of SuperTuxKart was released that brought a new OpenGL 3.1+ graphics engine and other improvements. The new SuperTuxKart game looks great (especially for being an open-source game) and is now closer to being officially released with now having an RC version out.

1 April 2015 - SuperTuxKart 0.9 RC - 4 Comments
Shadow Warrior Is Being Released For Linux Next Week

The Shadow Warrior remake of the 1997 3D Realms' game of the same name is seeing its native Linux release next week! The remake of Shadow Warrior has been out since 2013 by Flying Wild Hog while next week will mark its debut for Linux and OS X.

27 March 2015 - Shadow Warrior - 11 Comments
Cube2-Forked Red Eclipse 1.5 Sees Huge Update

Version 1.5 of the open-source, cross-platform Red Eclipse first person shooter was released this weekend. Red Eclipse, which in turn is based on the Cube Engien 2, has seen some significant updates with this being the first major update in about two years.

22 March 2015 - Red Eclipse 1.5 - 4 Comments
BioShock Infinite Linux Gaming Benchmarks

Yesterday BioShock Infinite was finally released for Linux as the latest high-quality game being ported over from Windows. Judging from the comments, this is going to be one of the more popular Linux games for the time being. The good news is I've adapted the game for serving as our latest Linux gaming benchmark.

18 March 2015 - BioShock Infinite Linux Performance - 55 Comments
Divinity: Original Sin Is Still En Route To Linux Gaming Systems

Many Linux gamers have been looking forward to Divinity: Original Sin, a single-player and cooperative multiplayer fantasy RPG that was released for Windows and OS X in 2014. For those wondering about the state of its native Linux release, here's an update from the developers.

16 March 2015 - Divinity: Original Sin - 20 Comments
Age of Wonders III Now In Beta For Linux

The latest game to make it over to Linux is Age of Wonders III. We've known for a while the game was being ported to Linux while now it's finally in open beta via Steam.

12 March 2015 - Steam On Linux - 8 Comments
Feral Interactive Confirms Their Latest Linux Game Ports

Last week during Valve's SteamOS / Linux game sale that happened during the Game Developers' Conference, a number of new Linux games were confirmed. We now know who is working on porting some of these new titles over to Linux.

11 March 2015 - Feral Linux Game Ports - 15 Comments

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