Valve's monthly hardware/software survey is out for the data collected in March and provides an interesting look at the current Linux gaming market-share.
While these days there's more than 1,000 Linux games on Steam, just three years ago in their early Source Engine porting process they were barely able to get good frame-rates.
LunarG, the company that's been doing a lot of consulting work for Valve on optimizing Linux graphics drivers, is also the company that Valve paid to develop the Intel Vulkan Linux graphics driver. LunarG has been doing Linux graphics driver development for years with Mesa/Gallium3D and was formed by some of the same former Tungsten Graphics staff. Here's some more information on their Vulkan and SPIR-V adventures.
At this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas there are no big Steam Machines announcements but just much talk about the state of affairs for Valve and their Steam Machines and SteamOS projects.
Valve has started the new year with a new Steam client beta for all supported platforms.
While Valve doesn't provide any official BSD binaries of Steam nor are any of the Steam game titles listed as supporting BSD, it doesn't stop some from trying to get their gaming fix on FreeBSD/PC-BSD.
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.
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.
The Steam hardware/software survey has been updated with its October 2014 data and it reflects slightly larger Linux gaming market-share.
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!
Valve has released to stable their SteamOS Update 145 today after the changes were in their alchemist beta testing area since last week.
Curious if running Linux games via Steam's Big Picture Mode causes a performance impact over a conventional desktop session? Here's some benchmarks.
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.
Valve pushed down a big update yesterday following their successful Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Linux launch last week.
AMD is expected to release an updated Catalyst Linux driver in due time that will improve the frame rates for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
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.
Valve's Pierre-Loup A. Griffais has begun publicly listing known issues with AMD's Catalyst Linux graphics support.
Valve is finally getting ready to bring Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to Linux!
A new Steam beta update was released yesterday that adds support for streaming from Linux hosts.
Valve released this morning the 133 update to the SteamOS Alchemist Beta. With this update comes new packages and other updates.
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.
Valve just pushed down a big Steam client update that has a number of Linux improvements along with other general improvements.
The Leadwerks game engine is now available in an experimental form on Steam.
With the start of a new month comes updates to Steam's hardware/software survey by those running this multi-platform gaming software.
Two months ago I wrote about Steam having 500+ Linux games while now to start off August they have crossed the 600 game threshold.
Valve has pushed another update out to SteamOS, with this time around there being benefits to fans of the XBMC multimedia software.
Valve has been poaching Linux developers for years and there's no sign of them slowing down, but in fact are still hiring.
Valve pushed down the SteamOS update 123 to their Alchemist Beta channel this week.
For those that do their gaming primarily on the weekends, Valve has a new SteamOS "Alchemist Beta" out this morning.
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.
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