Valve News Archives
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
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
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
For Valve's forthcoming Linux-based Steam gaming console the first packages are starting to emerge within a package repository on the SteamPowered web-server.
2 April 2013 - Valve Linux - 40 Comments
Valve has added Half-Life 4 to Steam and it will be a title for Linux without mentioning OS X or Windows support.
31 March 2013 - Valve - 11 Comments
March 2013 was another interesting month for Linux users. The Mir Display Server, ARM on Linux advancements, and Valve's continued Linux game play continued to excite readers.
31 March 2013 - Linux Happenings - 4 Comments
Today marks one year since an important milestone in the public history of Valve's Steam client and Source Engine coming to Linux.
30 March 2013 - Gabe's Communication - 5 Comments
For those hoping to do some gaming over Easter weekend, Valve has released five new games that have been ported to Linux.
30 March 2013 - Linux Gaming - 17 Comments
Valve has released new Steam user survey data for March 2013. Interestingly though, the Linux usage hasn't risen but rather appears to be stagnant or on a decline.
30 March 2013 - Valve - 56 Comments
Valve released a Steam client update to their gaming customers today.
18 March 2013 - Steam - 9 Comments
Valve's hardware/software survey for Steam that shows details about their user-base, is now showing a lot more Linux distribution details.
17 March 2013 - Distributions - 103 Comments
Valve's original Day of Defeat game and the Day of Defeat: Source titles are now in beta on Linux via the Steam client.
13 March 2013 - Day of Defeat - 78 Comments
Based upon my extensive Linux hardware testing of enthusiast and gamer grade hardware over the past nine years on Phoronix and immense amounts of performance benchmarking, plus having been involved with Steam on Linux, here's some of my thoughts, expectations, and hopes for the hardware comprising Valve's official SteamBox.
8 March 2013 - Hardware Thoughts - 62 Comments
Released during CeBIT this week was a special edition Kanotix 2013 release, which incorporates auto-detection of the binary NVIDIA/AMD graphics drivers and it also pre-installs Valve's Steam Linux client.
8 March 2013 - Kanotix - 2 Comments
Valve has shared that they're now official up to 80 Linux games that are available through the native Steam Linux client.
7 March 2013 - Tops 80 Games - 18 Comments
It looks like Valve is planning to begin Steam Box testing with gamers this summer.
6 March 2013 - 4 Months - 12 Comments
In the flurry of polarized discussions that have emerged since yesterday's Ubuntu Mir announcement, some have speculated that Valve's interactions with Ubuntu may have had a hand in them developing their own display server. This is most likely not the case and the first-generation Linux-based Steam Box from Valve will almost surely be running an X.Org Server.
5 March 2013 - Steam Box - 31 Comments
With the start of a new month, Valve's popular hardware survey has been updated with the latest software/hardware stats about their millions of customers.
1 March 2013 - February - 103 Comments
One of the requests that Valve has long had for Intel and the open-source Linux graphics drivers in general has been supporting GL_ARB_debug_output, an OpenGL extension that assists game/application developers in debugging and optimizing their code. Fortunately, support for this extension is finally being pursued aggressively within Mesa.
23 February 2013 - GL_ARB_debug_output - 3 Comments
In addition to word that Garry's Mod is soon being released for Linux, there's some more positive Valve/Steam Linux news to share today.
14 February 2013 - Valve On Linux - 140 Comments
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