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Updated OpenRA Is Out To Relive Command & Conquer

An updated version of the open-source OpenRA engine is out, the project with the goal of being a libre/free real-time strategy project recreating the original Command and Conquer titles.
9 June 2014 - OpenRA - 7 Comments

Valve Funds Glassy Mesa Development For Better Driver Performance

Valve has funded work by LunarG on a project codenamed "Glassy Mesa" to deliver potential performance improvements on the open-source Mesa graphics driver stack.
7 June 2014 - LunarGLASS - 52 Comments

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Is Coming To SteamOS, Linux

For anyone firing up Steam today for some weekend gaming, you may notice there's a large advertisement on Steam's main page with a notice that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to SteamOS (Linux).
7 June 2014 - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - 52 Comments

Unreal Engine 4.2 Brings 500+ Updates

The latest major update to Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 was released this week and the Linux support has taken another step forward.
7 June 2014 - Unreal Engine 4

id Software's Softdisk Open-Sources Some Really Old Games

Softdisk was the company where John Carmack, John Romero, and Adrian Carmack met and developed games originally before founding id Software. Those original Softdisk game titles are now being open-sourced under the GPL.
6 June 2014 - Softdisk - 15 Comments

Unigine Engine Has Big Changes Coming

The Russian developers responsible for the Unigine Engine have begun to share details on the next iteration of their visually impressive, Linux-friendly game and visualization engine.
5 June 2014 - Unigine - 10 Comments

Crytek Announces A New FPS Game With Linux Support

Crytek has just announced Homefront: The Revolution as a new first-person shooter game that will feature native Linux support with the CryENGINE and launch on the same-day as for other platforms.
2 June 2014 - Homefront: The Revolution - 29 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 28 Brings Maps, Gameplay Changes

The latest monthly update to the popular Unvanquished open-source game is now available.
2 June 2014 - Unvanquished - 1 Comment

Linux Steam Usage Dropped Slightly In May

With the start of a new month comes Valve's Steam Hardware/Software Survey statistics that have been revised for May 2014.
1 June 2014 - Steam For Linux - 21 Comments

Another Developer: OpenGL Has Issues, But Potential

After sharing the views of another developer this weekend about OpenGL being broken compared to Mantle and Direct3D, another game developer has come forward with his own "rant" that also says OpenGL has problems but it also has potential.
1 June 2014 - OpenGL - 7 Comments

Unity 3D Engine Is Receiving A New UI System

The developers behind the Unity 3D game engine are planning to introduce a new UI system this summer with the Unity 4.6 update.
29 May 2014 - Unity 3D - 17 Comments

First Play Footage Of Epic Games' New Unreal Tournament

Epic Games has shared their "first play" (albeit rather short and basic) footage of the new Unreal Tournament game that's in early stages of development with the community.
29 May 2014 - Unreal Tournament - 13 Comments

LGP Remains Offline, MakePlayLive Also Gets Knocked Out

There's follow-ups to two unfortunate news stories on Phoronix in recent days.
29 May 2014 - Web-Sites - 3 Comments

Valve Steam Machines: Now Look Forward To 2015

While it looked like Steam Machines would be ready to take on other living room PCs/consoles in 2014, the latest update from Valve moves the focus to 2015.
27 May 2014 - Steam Machines - 21 Comments

Humble Bundle PC & Android 10 Launches

The tenth Humble Bundle for PC and Android is now available where you can pay-what-you-want for the collection of cross-platform, DRM-free indie games.
27 May 2014 - Humble Indie Bundle - 1 Comment

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Is Coming Out For Linux

Feral Interactive has officially confirmed today their first game they will be natively porting to Linux, XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
27 May 2014 - XCOM: Enemy Unknown - 11 Comments

Unity 4.5 Game Engine Released With Many Linux Fixes

Version 4.5 of the Unity Game Engine is now available and it carries 450+ reported fixes, redoes the 2D physics support, updates their shader compiler, and has many other changes.
27 May 2014 - Unity 4.5 - 6 Comments

Leadwerks Game Engine Pushed Into The Ubuntu Store

Leadwerks and Canonical are making the Linux-native Leadwerks Game Engine available through the Ubuntu Software Center.
27 May 2014 - Ubuntu Software Center - 4 Comments

Linux Game Publishing Has Disappeared, Again

Four years ago LGP was offline for months when its lone server failed. Since then, and the takeover by a new CEO, there hasn't been much to report on... Even with many AAA games coming over to Linux and the outlook for Linux gaming never looking better. LGP has now been offline again for nearly one month.
23 May 2014 - LGP - 18 Comments

The Quality Of The Witcher 2 Linux Port Is Upsetting Many Gamers

Yesterday marked the release of The Witcher 2 Officially Released For Linux for Linux gamers. This is the first time The Witcher is coming to Linux, but sadly the quality of the port leaves a lot to be desired.
23 May 2014 - The Witcher 2 - 89 Comments

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