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SteamOS Compositor Details, Kernel Patches, Screenshots

Here are more details on the innards of SteamOS along with some screenshots of the GNOME-based desktop environment outside of the Steam Big Picture Mode.
13 December 2013 - SteamOS Details - 37 Comments

SteamOS Has Its Own Graphics Compositor

More details regarding the Debian-based SteamOS are emerging. There's also a SteamOS installer now available but the server is getting slaughtered at the moment by those trying to download SteamOS.
13 December 2013 - SteamOS - 55 Comments

Activision Linux Game Situation Cleared Up

Yesterday an article was published how Activision Is Preventing A Game From Coming To Linux, according to the technical director of the studio behind the game in question. It turns out that the Phoenix Online Studios employee was wrong.
12 December 2013 - Gabriel Knight - 41 Comments

Activision Is Preventing A Game From Coming To Linux

A game studio has shared publicly that Activison is preventing a new game from actively being made for "that platform", a.k.a. Linux.
11 December 2013 - Gabriel Knight - 88 Comments

A Big Warsow Update Is Still Being Worked On

It's been a long time since last having anything to report on with the Warsow, the open-source first person shooter powered by the Qfusion game engine. However, a Warsow 1.1 (or 1.5) update is still being worked on and it will be landing heavy with new features/improvements.
7 December 2013 - Warsow 1.1/1.5

Ioquake3 Working On A New Game Launcher

Developers behind the ioquake3 engine that serves as the community's leading open-source fork of id Software's once incredible id Tech 3 engine are still working on new features. The latest sub-project of ioquake3 is working on a new game launcher.
7 December 2013 - ioquake3 Launch - 6 Comments

Humble Jumbo Bundle Has Serious Sam 3, Garry's Mod

The Humble Jumbo Bundle premiered today where you can pay what you want for Garry's Mod, Serious Sam 3: BFE, and other new game titles.
3 December 2013 - Humble Jumbo Bundle - 8 Comments

Doom 3 BFG On Linux Is Still An Active Pet Project

Last week marked the one year anniversary of id Software open-sourcing their Doom 3 BFG engine changes. While they didn't release a Linux client for Doom 3: BFG Edition, a small group of open-source developers did a community Linux version via the RBDOOM-3-BFG project. That though appears to be the only major development work still around the open-source Doom 3 code.
3 December 2013 - RBDOOM-3-BFG - 15 Comments

FOSDEM 2014 Gaming Track Still Seeking Presenters

While Linux gaming is quickly gaining ground, it seems not many are interested this year in speaking about open-source game development.
2 December 2013 - FOSDEM 2014

OpenMW 0.27.0 Introduces OpenCS, Acrobatics

OpenMW is the growing open-source project seeking to re-implement Elderscrolls III: Morrowind on an open-source engine. The latest update to this open-source Morrowind remake inroduces OpenCS as an open-source way to edit the game's contents.
1 December 2013 - OpenMW 0.27 - 9 Comments

2013 Linux Holiday Shopping Reminders

Just a few reminders should you be partaking in any "Black Friday" online shopping today or holiday shopping in general.
29 November 2013 - Linux Black Friday

SuperTuxKart 0.8.1 Linux Racing Game Speeds Ahead

For the fans out there of SuperTuxKart, an open-source racing game inspired by Mario Kart that's available for countless platforms, the v0.8.1 release is finally available.
27 November 2013 - SuperTuxKart - 9 Comments

Unigine Supports New Advanced Simulation Features

While the Unigine Engine sadly hasn't taken off in the expanding world of Linux gaming, Unigine appears to be successfully luring in commercial customers with using the advanced 3D game engine for visualization and simulation purposes.
27 November 2013 - Unigine Simulators - 15 Comments

Unvanquished Begins Landing C++11 Engine Rewrite

While the open-source Unvanquished game's Daemon Engine began as a fork of the ioquake3 engine, it's morphed into a radically different and more advanced creation. As noted recently, the Unvanquished developers are in the process of overhauling the engine and rewriting significant portions of the code. That code is now beginning to land.
27 November 2013 - Unvanquished - 22 Comments

Another Game Studio Backs AMD's Mantle API

There's another game studio now backing AMD's Mantle graphics rendering API that aims to be faster and easier to implement for games than OpenGL. However, we're still waiting for AMD Mantle on Linux.
25 November 2013 - Mantle Rendering - 27 Comments

Counter-Strike: Source Linux GPU Benchmarks

Last week I provided some new NVIDIA GeForce Team Fortress 2 benchmarks for Valve's popular Team Fortress 2 game and those Linux benchmark results were followed by 9-Way AMD Radeon Linux results for this Source Engine game. Now for starting off a new week is just not new benchmark results but a Counter-Strike: Source test profile for benchmarking.
11 November 2013 - Counter-Strike: Source - 7 Comments

Leadwerks: GDB Is Annoying; Editor Using GTK

Leadwerks, one of the recent commercial game engines that's being ported to Linux following a successful Kickstarter campaign, has shared more of their Linux game engine progress from a developer's perspective.
8 November 2013 - Leadwerks - 60 Comments

Total War: Rome II Will Come To SteamOS, Linux

After Project CARS, the latest popular PC game title that's been officially confirmed as heading to Linux for SteamOS is Total War: Rome II.
7 November 2013 - Total War - 14 Comments

Project CARS Will Be Brought To SteamOS / Linux

The Project CARS racing simulation video game out of Slightly Mad Studios has been confirmed now as a title that's coming to Linux via Valve's SteamOS.
6 November 2013 - Project CARS - 14 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 21 Brings Many Game-Play Changes

The very promising open-source open-source Unvanquished first person shooter game that's powered by the Daemon Engine is now out with its latest monthly alpha release.
4 November 2013 - Unvanquished - 1 Comment

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