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SteamOS Update 133 Has Better Intel Performance, VA-API

Valve released this morning the 133 update to the SteamOS Alchemist Beta. With this update comes new packages and other updates.
26 August 2014 - SteamOS 133

Steam Now Supports VA-API For In-Home Game Streaming

Another Steam Linux client update is out today and with this latest revision comes VA-API video acceleration support when using Steam on Linux for in-home streaming.
21 August 2014 - VA-API - 20 Comments

Valve Just Released A Big Linux Steam Client Update

Valve just pushed down a big Steam client update that has a number of Linux improvements along with other general improvements.
14 August 2014 - Steam - 5 Comments

Leadwerks Game Engine Now In Beta On Steam For Linux

The Leadwerks game engine is now available in an experimental form on Steam.
12 August 2014 - Leadwerks - 2 Comments

Steam Survey Results For July 2014 Show A Slight Drop In Linux Usage

With the start of a new month comes updates to Steam's hardware/software survey by those running this multi-platform gaming software.
3 August 2014 - Steam Survey - 30 Comments

Steam On Linux Now Offers 600+ Games

Two months ago I wrote about Steam having 500+ Linux games while now to start off August they have crossed the 600 game threshold.
3 August 2014 - Steam 600 - 27 Comments

SteamOS Beta 126 Better Handles XBMC

Valve has pushed another update out to SteamOS, with this time around there being benefits to fans of the XBMC multimedia software.
1 August 2014 - SteamOS - 12 Comments

Valve Is Still Hiring For SteamOS, Linux Work

Valve has been poaching Linux developers for years and there's no sign of them slowing down, but in fact are still hiring.
23 July 2014 - SteamOS - 15 Comments

SteamOS Update 123 Fixes Multiple Reboots, The Compositor

Valve pushed down the SteamOS update 123 to their Alchemist Beta channel this week.
19 July 2014 - SteamOS 123 - 2 Comments

SteamOS Alchemist Beta 120 Updates Intel/AMD/NVIDIA Drivers

For those that do their gaming primarily on the weekends, Valve has a new SteamOS "Alchemist Beta" out this morning.
28 June 2014 - SteamOS - 8 Comments

Valve Working Towards A New Steam Runtime SDK With GCC/Clang Changes

Scott Ludwig of Valve shared some details this weekend about a new release of the Steam Runtime SDK they're working towards to improve the Linux gaming experience.
22 June 2014 - Steam Runtime SDK - 15 Comments

Steam's Summer Sale Is Now Happening

For those wishing to support Valve and their partners for bringing over 500 games to Steam on Linux along with working on SteamOS and other improvements to the Linux stack like VOGL, better graphics drivers, etc, here's the perfect opportunity to show Valve your appreciation with their annual summer sale.
19 June 2014 - Steam - 26 Comments

Rich Geldreich Leaves Valves; Points To More "End Of OpenGL" Articles

First of all, Rich Geldreich has left Valve. Geldreich was involved with Valve's OpenGL and Linux efforts and has spoken at Steam Dev Days, GDC, SIGGRAPH, and other conferences along with contributed to some open-source projects.
9 June 2014 - OpenGL - 83 Comments

XBMC For SteamOS Is Under Development

An optimized version of the XBMC media center software is under development for Valve's SteamOS living room gaming Linux distribution.
9 June 2014 - XBMC - 9 Comments

A Game Developer's Perspective On Linux Driver Quality

After writing about the many problems with OpenGL, Valve's Rich Geldreich has written a new blog post about his perspective on the different major Linux drivers.
12 May 2014 - OpenGL - 43 Comments

SteamOS Update 105 Lands New AMD Linux Driver

Valve has pushed out their latest build of the SteamOS Alchemist Linux gaming operating system.
8 May 2014 - SteamOS - 6 Comments

Steam's In-Home Streaming Now For Everyone, Other Improvements

Valve issued an updated Steam Linux client this week and it's landing heavy with many new features and other changes.
3 May 2014 - Steam Beta Update - 10 Comments

Steam For Linux Last Month Showed A Slight Rise In Usage

The Steam Hardware Survey has been updated to reflect the April 2014 numbers. Last month, there were slightly more reported Linux users running Steam to obtain the latest Linux games.
2 May 2014 - Survey - 22 Comments

More Steam Linux Tests/Benchmarks Might Be Coming

Thanks to changes being made to the Steam Linux client, it looks like we might be closer to being able to deliver more often benchmarks of Steam Linux games.
24 April 2014 - Steam On Linux - 3 Comments

Valve Is Bringing VOGL To Windows & Working On Regression Tests

Valve's VOGL OpenGL debugger is being ported to run on Microsoft Windows. Besides the work on making the open-source debugger for game developers to work on non-Linux platforms, VOGL also is receiving some other interesting work.
23 April 2014 - VOGL - 10 Comments

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