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Steam On Linux Competes To Stay Above 1%

The August numbers for Valve's Steam Hardware/Software Survey indicate a possible drop in Steam Linux usage as the overall percentage of Linux gamers using this digital distribution platform hovers just around 1.0%.
7 September 2014 - August Numbers - 52 Comments

Sony Open-Sources A Universal Game Level Editor

Sony has open-sourced "LevelEditor", a level editing application for game levels that can be adapted to work with any game engine and uses a nice WYSIWYG interface.
3 September 2014 - LevelEditor - 17 Comments

Borderlands 2 Is Coming To Linux

Borderlands 2, an action role-playing game mixed with first-person shooter elements is coming to Linux. Borderlands 2 has been out for Windows gamers for nearly two years while now it's finally getting ready to meet Linux and SteamOS gamers.
2 September 2014 - Borderlands 2 - 19 Comments

The Witcher 2 Ups The Performance More & Works Around Catalyst Bug

Just over three months after the release of the troubled Witcher 2 Linux port, it seems The Witcher 2's performance is finally getting into decent shape after numerous optimizations and bug-fixes.
2 September 2014 - The Witcher 2 - 20 Comments

Metro Redux Is Going To Require OpenGL 4.x On Linux

Metro Redux is on its way to Linux and it will require Linux gamers have OpenGL 4.x core support. For now this means that right off the bat the open-source Mesa/Gallium3D drivers are off-limits for the time being.
29 August 2014 - Metro Redux - 26 Comments

Metro 2033 Redux Will Hopefully Hit Linux Real Soon

The Metro 2033 Redux game was released yesterday to US gamers and while we've known a Linux port was in the works it looks like its release isn't too far off.
27 August 2014 - Metro 2033: Redux - 21 Comments

Company of Heroes 2 Might Be Coming Out For Linux

While last year developers on the Company of Heroes 2 game said a Linux port was unlikely, recent Steam activity indicates that a Linux port is likely in the works.
27 August 2014 - Company of Heroes 2 - 5 Comments

Ioquake3 Works On Finally Switching Over To SDL2

The ioquake3 open-source game engine derived from the id Tech 3 code-base is working to finally switch over to using SDL2 and ditching the old SDL 1.2 support.
26 August 2014 - ioquake3 - 19 Comments

Leadwerks Launches On Steam For Linux

The Leadwerks Game Engine has officially launched on Steam for Linux.
25 August 2014 - Leadwerks - 13 Comments

Robocraft Is Rolling Over To Linux

Robocraft, a game described as "Minecraft Meets World of Tanks", will soon be released on Steam for Linux.
22 August 2014 - Robocraft - 5 Comments

A New First-Person Mystery Game Might Be Coming To Linux

There's another high-profile game that's looking to come to Linux.
22 August 2014 - The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - 1 Comment

Wasteland 2 Gets An Official Release Date

Brian Fargo's Wasteland 2 game that's the successor to the original Wasteland from two decades ago now has an official release date...
19 August 2014 - Wasteland 2 - 7 Comments

Dead Island For Linux Appears Imminent

Dead Island is a action role-playing game developed by Techland for all major platforms and is based on a zombie-infested open world island. There's been talk of a potential Linux port and it looks like it might finally be materializing for Linux gamers.
19 August 2014 - Dead Island - 14 Comments

Humble Jumbo Bundle 2 Shafts Linux Gamers

The Humble Jumbo Bundle 2 was just announced with "$210 worth of awesome games" that can be found on Steam, but before Linux gamers get too excited, they're mostly left in the dust.
19 August 2014 - Humble Indie Bundle - 45 Comments

The Witcher 2 Performance Rises Again For Linux Gamers

Earlier this week I wrote about The Witcher 2 Linux port being updated with performance improvements and now just a few days later is yet another beta with the performance continuing to be optimized in order to rectify the sour launch of Witcher 2 on Linux.
14 August 2014 - Witcher 2 - 23 Comments

Darksiders 2 Is Coming To Linux

Leszek Godlewski, the developer that presented this week at GDC Europe on advanced Linux game programming, just shared that Darksiders 2 will be coming to Linux.
14 August 2014 - Darksiders 2 - 9 Comments

Advanced Linux Game Programming At GDC Europe

Besides SIGGRAPH going on right now in Vancouver, Canada, over in Cologne, Germany right now is GDC Europe.
13 August 2014 - GDC Europe - 1 Comment

The Witcher 2 Should Now Be Offering Faster Performance

The Witcher 2 was released for Linux earlier this year but the quality of the initial Linux port was very troubling. Since then, the developers have been working to improve the Linux version of The Witcher 2 ahead of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
11 August 2014 - Witcher 2 - 30 Comments

Stunt Rally 2.4 Brings New Open-Source Racing Fun

A new release of Stunt Rally is out, an open-source racing game powered by VDrift with Bullet physics and uses OGRE for rendering.
11 August 2014 - Stunt Rally 2.4 - 4 Comments

Metro Redux Is Looking Fantastic

Metro: Last Light on Linux has been amazing penguin gamers with the visual clarity and AAA game-play. Since May we've been excited over 4A Games working on a "Redux" game with Linux support. Metro Redux incorporates Metro: 2033 and Metro: Last Light and should be another amazing hit for Linux gamers later this year.
9 August 2014 - Metro Redux - 7 Comments

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