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  • SteamOS and Debian 8 Jesse

    Debian 8 Jesse has been released, and some folks have been wondering if Valve will update SteamOS to Debian 8. It's possible that Valve might do so, but it probably won't happen anytime soon.

  • Wine 1.7.42 Implements More Of Direct2D

    Wine 1.7.42 adds support for dynamic timezone information, initial desktop shell window support, support for more of DIrect2D, and various bug-fixes. In total there's 34 known bug-fixes with this latest Wine development release.

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  • Terraria Still Planned For Linux, Due After The 1.3 Release

    The developers of Terraria have recently commented on a reddit post, and they mentioned Linux is still planned for the game.

  • Arma 3 Is Officially Being Worked On For Linux By An External Team, Won’t Be Native

    The Arma developers have confirmed that an external team is working on the Linux version, and that it won’t be native.

    For me, I don’t really care what a game uses anymore, as long as it is stable and performs well on reasonable hardware. If it does that, then fab!

  • A Brief History of Steam

    There’s no question that Steam has become an ubiquitous part of PC gaming. Some have hailed it as the savior of PC gaming, while others have seen it as more of a necessary evil. Whether or not you’re a fan, Steam is here to stay. Its massive storefront contains over 4,500 games, and some 125 million people actively use the service. The question we’re trying to answer here is this: How the hell did Steam get to where it is today?

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Reddit users want to replace Steam with open source game launcher Project Ascension

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Fans of PC gaming on social bookmarking website Reddit have decided to create their own open source game launcher in protest at Valve's monopoly over the PC gaming market.

Developers and PC gaming fans have launched Project Ascension, in order to make a new open source gaming client where users can launch games that have been bought and downloaded from anywhere – whether they be Steam games, Origin games, games downloaded direct from indie developer websites or DVD-Rom games.

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Valve Releases New SteamOS Beta with Lots of Security Updates

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Valve has released a new Beta version of its SteamOS Linux operating system, and they have upgraded a number of packages, mostly to fix various small problems and security issues.

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