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Valve Linux-Based SteamBox Details Coming Next Week

For those that didn't yet watch Gabe Newell's talk about Linux gaming, at the end of the presentation he notes next week will be more information from Valve about their plans to bring Linux into the living room.
16 September 2013 - SteamBox - 16 Comments

Valve's Gabe Newell Talks Up Linux For Gaming

Gabe Newell was one of the prominent speakers today during the first day of LinuxCon in New Orleans. Here's an upload of his presentation where he's trumpeting the benefits of Linux for servers and gaming. Gabe believes, "Linux is the future of gaming."
16 September 2013 - Gabe Newell Keynote - 26 Comments

Steam Linux Usage Drops During August

Valve has updated their Steam Hardware Survey that also provides statistics on used Windows/OSX/Linux versions for this digital game distribution client. It appears that the Steam Linux usage during August dropped and the overall Linux count is below 1%.
3 September 2013 - Linux Steam Usage - 123 Comments

Natural Selection 2 Appears On Steam For Linux

The Natural Selection 2 game has surfaced on the Steam for Linux library.
24 August 2013 - Natural Selection 2 - 22 Comments

Valve's Dota 2 Now Officially Available For Linux

Just over a week since Dota 2 test builds for Linux were available in beta form, Valve has officially released Dota 2 for Linux in time for any weekend gameplay.
19 July 2013 - Dota 2 On Linux - 10 Comments

Why Valve Is Working On LLDB Debugger For Linux

Recently I wrote about RAD Game Tools looking for Linux developers with experience working on debuggers. In particular, RAD has been eyeing LLVM's LLDB debugger. Mike Sartain of Valve Software has now written about why LLDB currently comes up short on Linux.
10 July 2013 - Plus RAD Game Tools

Valve's Dota 2 Is Coming Soon To Linux

Valve's Dota 2 game will soon be released for Linux gamers. Dota 2 is the sequel to Defense of the Ancients and under Windows has proven to be a highly popular title, which is now being tested on Linux.
10 July 2013 - Dota 2 - 42 Comments

Steam Adds Support For 64-bit Linux Games

Valve has added support for Steam to support 64-bit Linux game titles.
9 July 2013 - 64-bit Linux Gaming - 20 Comments

Valve's Source SDK 2013 Supports Linux For Mods

Since Valve's Linux gaming announcements last year, many game modders have been looking for Source SDK to be supported under Linux. Valve today released Source SDK 2013 and it now supports Linux as well as OS X.
26 June 2013 - Source SDK - 17 Comments

Valve's Portal Leaves Beta On Steam For Linux

Portal's been in beta on Linux since early May, but today Valve Software has finally moved this popular Source Engine game out of beta on Steam for Linux.
25 June 2013 - Portal - 9 Comments

Valve Updates Steam Hardware Survey For May

Valve has updated their Steam Hardware Survey results to reflect usage statistics by their gamer customer base as of May.
1 June 2013 - Valve Hardware Survey - 66 Comments

Valve's Gabe Newell To Keynote LinuxCon 2013

Gabe Newell, the well-known leader of Valve Software, will be keynoting this year's Linux Foundation LinuxCon event.
9 May 2013 - LinuxCon

Portal Released For Steam On Linux

Valve's very popular Portal and Portal 2 interactive puzzle video games are now natively available on Linux!
2 May 2013 - Portal On Linux - 49 Comments

Korora 18 Supports Experimental Steam Client

Korora, the Fedora-based Linux distribution that focuses on desktop friendliness through a number of modifications and extra packages, has released their Fedora 18 incarnation.
2 May 2013 - Korora 18 - 3 Comments

Steam Linux Usage Still On The Decline

With Valve's very well known "Steam Hardware Survey", after showing some promising Linux statistics at first, last month indicated that the Linux adoption of the game distribution software was stagnate or on the decline. The April figures for the Steam hardware survey are now public and they indicate further losses for Linux gamers.
1 May 2013 - Steam Hardware Survey - 193 Comments

New Steam Linux Client Beta Released

Valve released this week a new beta version of their Linux Steam client.
25 April 2013 - Steam Client - 17 Comments

X3: Terran Conflict Hits Steam On Linux

It appears that the X3: Terran Conflict space training and combat simulator game has finally reached Linux, nearly five years after it premiered for Windows and OS X.
15 April 2013 - Terran Conflict - 29 Comments

Is Valve's Steam Client Bad & Damaging For Linux?

When I exclusively reported last year that Valve would be releasing their Steam client for Linux and Source Engine, most Linux desktop users and gamers were filled with joy. However, now that the Steam client is out in the wild and more and more games are coming to Linux via this digital distribution system, it seems not everyone is happy.
7 April 2013 - Valve Steam Client - 183 Comments

Watch How NVIDIA & Valve Ported Source To Linux

Curious how NVIDIA Corp and Valve Software brought the Source Engine to Linux and their game porting lessons learned?
6 April 2013 - NVIDIA Engine - 20 Comments

NVIDIA, Valve Share Lessons In Porting To Linux

Last month at the Game Developers' Conference (GDC), NVIDIA and Valve shared their experiences and pitfalls in porting the Source Engine to Linux. While talking about Valve's experiences, many of the information can apply to any game developer (or Direct3D/OpenGL application) wishing to come to Linux.
4 April 2013 - Game Developers - 9 Comments

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