The latest AAA game shipping for Linux is... Civilization V!
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.
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.
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).
The latest major update to Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 was released this week and the Linux support has taken another step forward.
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.
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.
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.
The latest monthly update to the popular Unvanquished open-source game is now available.
With the start of a new month comes Valve's Steam Hardware/Software Survey statistics that have been revised for May 2014.
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.
The developers behind the Unity 3D game engine are planning to introduce a new UI system this summer with the Unity 4.6 update.
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.
There's follow-ups to two unfortunate news stories on Phoronix in recent days.
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.
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.
Feral Interactive has officially confirmed today their first game they will be natively porting to Linux, XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
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.
Leadwerks and Canonical are making the Linux-native Leadwerks Game Engine available through the Ubuntu Software Center.
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.
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.
4A Games and Deep Silver are bringing remastered versions of the Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light games out... While Metro: Last Light is already out for Linux gamers, this "redux" version will be the first release of Metro 2033 on Linux.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition is now officially available for SteamOS / Linux.
Going back to the Kickstarter campaign in 2012 where Linux support was talked about early on, we have been excited to see Wasteland 2 available for Linux gamers. In August is when the game has been announced for its official release.
Epic Games appears to be taking Linux support for Unreal Engine 4 quite seriously, per their latest blog post. They'll also be exploring Phoronix Test Suite support so that we'll be able to run benchmarks and test improvements of the graphics driver stack.
The 0 A.D. ancient warfare real-time strategy game is out this weekend with a significant update.
Yesterday marked the first release of Tesseract, the open-source game forked from the Cube 2: Sauerbraten code-base two years ago and since then has just been worked on by a handful of open-source developers. After trying out this inaugural Tesseract version, it's quite a nice small game with decent OpenGL visual capabilities and okay textures with its in-game assets being comparable roughly to Xonotic or Unvanquished.
While ioDoom3 is still dormant with not much activity and not nearly as much interest as ioquake3 has been over the years, RBDOOM3 and in particular RBDOOM-3-BFG is seeing a lot of new work. The latest addition to this fork of the open-source Doom 3 code-base is adding support for fast soft shadow mapping to improve the visual richness of the engine.
Tesseract is a open-source game project we covered when the project was in its infancy back in early 2012 as a very interesting fork of Cube 2 / Sauerbraten.
Epic Games is in the process of making a new Unreal Tournament game, the studio has just announced.
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