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« Reply #45 on: December 17, 2012, 10:47:32 am »

Steam for Linux open beta begins this week

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Steam’s limited Linux beta has been running for a little over a month now, recently opening up to 5,000 new testers. Today, in a message to the Steam for Linux closed mailing list, Valve has announced that it will be opening up the beta to the public next week.

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THQ Is Looking At Bringing Their Games To Linux

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THQ, the American game company responsible for a great deal of computer games and was the company behind the recent controversial Humble Bundle, is currently evaluating the market for bringing their titles to Linux.
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« Reply #46 on: December 19, 2012, 10:47:05 am »

Legends Of Aethereus Beta Launches On Linux And Mac

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ThreeGates is ready to pull back the curtain a bit further on its upcoming action roleplaying game, Legends of Aethereus, offering a new beta for Linux and Mac users that will let participants try out the game, the four player co-op and a variety of the PvP game types.

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Legends of Aethereus Linux Beta
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« Reply #47 on: December 20, 2012, 10:27:29 am »

Steam Linux now available for everyone

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There’s a large penguin on Steam’s about page, so either TF2 has got itself a surprising 10th class, or Valve have released Steam’s experiments in Linux delivery to the public.

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The Steam Linux Client Is Now Available To Everyone
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« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2012, 10:13:58 am »

The First Unreal Engine 3 Game Ships For Linux

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While Epic Games hasn't allowed for Unreal Tournament 3 to be released for Linux, the first native Linux game using Unreal Engine 3 was released today. Yes, Unreal Engine 3 for Linux.
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« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2013, 10:34:42 am »

Blizzard Entertainment Planning A Linux Game For 2013

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Blizzard Entertainment, the game studio behind wildly-popular games like World of Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft, is planning for a Linux game announcement in 2013.

This year is already looking fantastic for Linux-based gaming thanks to so many recent announcements and more being just around the cog in the future.rner. Since Valve's major Linux push with their native Steam Linux client and their continued porting of Source Engine games to Linux, many other game studios have stepped up with Linux interest, especially with the Linux-based Steam console coming in the future.
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« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2013, 10:18:23 am »

Steam Box prototype shown off by Valve at CES

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Do not adjust your LCD monitor: What you are looking at might just be the mythical Steam Box. Codenamed Piston, and developed by Xi3 in partnership with Valve, this grapefruit-sized computer was built to “specifically support” both Steam and its new Big Picture mode.
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« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2013, 10:21:43 am »

6 Tips For Improving Game Performance with Steam on Linux

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Steam for Linux is finally out. Whether you’re an old Linux user who’s never cared much about gaming performance or a new user dipping your toes into Linux gaming, we’ll help get those games running as smoothly as possible.

A variety of things can impact performance, from the versions of the graphics drivers you have installed to the desktop environment you’re using and the way you’ve installed Ubuntu on your computer.
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« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2013, 11:52:36 am »

Steam for Linux Client Now Available to Download

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To celebrate the release of Steam for Linux, over 50 titles are now 50-75 percent off.

After lots of talk and months of beta testing, a Steam client for Linux is now available, Valve announced today. Could this be the beginning of a new era in gaming? It's far too early to know for sure, though Valve's Gabe Newell has let it be known in no uncertain terms that he's not happy with the direction Microsoft has taken its Windows platform, which ultimately led to Valve fast-tracking its Steam client for Linux.

Valve opted to focus its efforts on Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution available and arguably the closest to being a mainstream distro. You can find the Steam client in the Ubuntu Software Center.
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« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2013, 03:27:47 pm »

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« Reply #54 on: June 25, 2013, 09:26:21 am »

How to Build a Linux Gaming PC

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The free Linux operating system has been around for ages, but its inherent complexity and limited support has always relegated its use to extreme enthusiasts, programmers, and other hardcore types. That might be changing, though, as a lot of loyal PC enthusiasts are less than pleased with Windows 8, and gaming juggernaut Valve has thrown its hat into the ring by launching a Linux version of Steam, its popular online content delivery service. Given the lackluster reception of Windows 8 and the renewed popularity of Linux, we decided to build a Linux gaming box to see for ourselves whether the OS, at this time, could be a reasonable alternative to Windows for gaming.

Or you could just buy a gaming machine and load it with Linux like I did.  Wink
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« Reply #55 on: July 02, 2013, 10:38:11 am »

Full Steam Ahead!

Steam has greenlit more games for Linux!

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The next set of indie games to be Greenlighted on Steam has happened and here is the run down for you!

* Verdun
* Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
* Guncraft
* Homesick
* Leadwerks

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Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded is out today

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Larry’s awkward journey with the ladies has undergone all sorts of delays, but he’s truly beat the odds and is now ready to come again. Shudder. The Kickstarted remake of the first Leisure Suit Larry game has finally reached a climax with today’s release, and a Larry 2 might already be in the works.

Backers by now should have received their copies of Larry Reloaded. If you didn’t pledge to the initial Kickstarter, you can purchase a PC, Mac, or Linux version for $20 at Replay Games’ store, or via Steam.
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« Reply #56 on: September 18, 2013, 08:16:35 am »

Valve CEO Gabe Newell Says Linux Is The Future Of Gaming, Hints At SteamBox Announcement

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In his keynote today at Linuxcon, Valve CEO and Founder Gabe Newell said Linux is the future of gaming and hinted about the announcement next week of a gaming box built on the open-source operating environment.

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« Reply #57 on: September 18, 2013, 12:23:21 pm »

I still play steam games all the time on Linux Mint 13. Its awesome... I no longer need a windows partition.
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« Reply #58 on: October 28, 2013, 10:58:37 am »

Ubuntu Linux Gaming Performance Mostly On Par With Windows 8.1

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Given the recent release of Microsoft Windows 8.1, at Phoronix we took 13 different AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards and compared the performance between Ubuntu Linux and Windows 8.1 with the same hardware and set of OpenGL games/benchmarks. For AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards with their official drivers, the performance is largely similar between the competing desktop operating systems but there are some performance exceptions.
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