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XLennart: A Game For Systemd Haters With Nothing Better To Do

It seems that a good number of Linux users who despise systemd as an init manager have a lot of time on their hands... From making websites bashing systemd, forking distributions over their position of using systemd, personal attacks against systemd developers, to writing page after page of forum comments about negative points of systemd. There's now even an anti-systemd game.

14 December 2014 - systemd game - 133 Comments
Metro Redux Linux GPU/Driver Tests Are Coming

Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux launched for Linux yesterday at long last. The Metro Redux titles utilize OpenGL 4.x on Linux and I'm pleased to say they're in (mostly) good shape for automated benchmarking so that we'll be able to run some Phoronix Test Suite sanctioned performance tests of the Metro Redux games on Linux with varying GPUs and drivers.

12 December 2014 - Metro Redux - 9 Comments
Valve's Dota 2 Game Can (Still) Run Natively On Mir

Canonical developers have been successful in getting Valve's popular Dota 2 battle arena game running natively under Mir once modifying the necessary libraries. Well, it's been possible since this summer, but they seem to be re-promoting the accomplishment.

8 December 2014 - Dota 2 - 48 Comments
Dota 2 In H1'2015 Will Receive Major Engine Update

While there's been signs for months that within Valve's Dota 2 game that it's transitioning from the Source Engine to Source Engine 2, it looks like Valve's next-generation game engine will be fully utilized within this multiplayer online battle arena game in 2015.

5 December 2014 - Source Engine 2 - 7 Comments
Signs Of Other High Profile Games Coming To Linux

Besides today's exciting news for Linux gamers that it looks like BioShock Infinite is being ported to Linux, there's also several other interesting Steam game updates indicating Linux porting activity.

5 December 2014 - Linux Game Ports - 14 Comments
Rich Geldreich On The State Of Linux Gaming

Rich Geldreich, the former Valve developer who did a lot of work on the VOGL OpenGL debugger before leaving the game company, and has been critical of OpenGL and its drivers, has written a new post on the state of Linux gaming.

10 November 2014 - Geldreich - 119 Comments
War Thunder Combat Game Strikes Linux Gamers

Back in June we wrote about the War Thunder MMO game coming to Linux and today -- on the second anniversary of Steam for Linux -- the game has publicly surfaced for gamers. This war combat game is free-to-play while still being in its beta state.

6 November 2014 - War Thunder - 27 Comments
Openage: Making Age of Empires II Open-Source

Like Xoreos, GemRB, and OpenMW that seek to remake popular proprietary games/engines as open-source, Openage is another such project and it's seeking to free the once popular Age of Empires II game.

28 October 2014 - Openage - 13 Comments

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