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Valve's VOGL Is Finally Back To Having New Commits, OS X Support

While Valve's VOGL open-source OpenGL debugger was off to a great start when announced at the start of the year, recently it fell into a bit of a dry period when it didn't see any new work for more than a month. Fortunately, that dry spell is over and there's new commits flowing back into VOGL.
19 November 2014 - VOGL - 15 Comments

Happy Second Birthday To The Steam Linux Client

It was on this day two years ago that the Steam Linux client went into beta following the many exclusive Steam Linux stories and after being over at Valve's headquarters to learn about their ambitious Linux plans.
6 November 2014 - Birthday! - 16 Comments

Steam Linux Usage Is Almost Back Up To 1.2%

The Steam hardware/software survey has been updated with its October 2014 data and it reflects slightly larger Linux gaming market-share.
1 November 2014 - 1.18% - 42 Comments

Dead Island GOTY Now Available On Linux/SteamOS

For those longing to play the Dead Island action RPG / survival horror game on Linux, the Game of the Year Edition of Dead Island is now available!
25 October 2014 - Dead Island - 34 Comments

SteamOS Update 145 Brings Compositor, Update Fixes

Valve has released to stable their SteamOS Update 145 today after the changes were in their alchemist beta testing area since last week.
22 October 2014 - SteamOS U145 - 1 Comment

SteamOS: Desktop vs. Big Picture Mode Benchmarks

Curious if running Linux games via Steam's Big Picture Mode causes a performance impact over a conventional desktop session? Here's some benchmarks.
11 October 2014 - SteamOS Sessions - 10 Comments

Former Valve/VOGL Dev: OpenGL Next Could Take 3+ Years

Rich Geldreich, one of the original Valve Linux team members who started work on their VOGL OpenGL debugger, thinks it will take three years or more before the next-generation OpenGL materializes for users.
9 October 2014 - Geldreich - 38 Comments

CS:GO For Linux Gains Better Stability, Community Server Support

Valve pushed down a big update yesterday following their successful Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Linux launch last week.
1 October 2014 - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - 10 Comments

A Future Catalyst Update Will Improve CS:GO's Linux Performance

AMD is expected to release an updated Catalyst Linux driver in due time that will improve the frame rates for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
27 September 2014 - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - 26 Comments

Valve Rolls Out A New Steam Storefront

Following the launch of the launch of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Linux and approaching the one year anniversary of the Steam Machines announcement (so much happens during Oktoberfest season...) is Valve rolling out a new Steam storefront.
23 September 2014 - Steam Store - 23 Comments

Valve Begins Publicly Tracking AMD Catalyst Linux Issues

Valve's Pierre-Loup A. Griffais has begun publicly listing known issues with AMD's Catalyst Linux graphics support.
16 September 2014 - Graphics Support - 35 Comments

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Is Getting Close To Launching On Linux

Valve is finally getting ready to bring Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to Linux!
11 September 2014 - CS: GO - 24 Comments

Steam Beta Update Adds Streaming From Linux Hosts

A new Steam beta update was released yesterday that adds support for streaming from Linux hosts.
4 September 2014 - Steam Beta - 26 Comments

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

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