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Porting Osmos to Linux: A Post-Mortem

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hemispheregames.com: It was pointed out to us that while some indie developer forays into Linux had resulted in drama, it was hoped that more indies would “take the plunge” and share their experiences with the Linux community, to work together towards developing Linux into a platform for gaming.

Epic Games Provides No Hope For UT3 On Linux

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phoronix.com: With Valve's Steam client and Source Engine coming to Linux in the coming months, we decided to check with Epic Games to see how Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux is coming along.

Who Will Show Up to Linux's Steam-Powered Playground?

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  • Who Will Show Up to Linux's Steam-Powered Playground?
  • PipeWalker 0.8.2 Released
  • The Chzo Mythos Is Coming To GNU/Linux

Games You Can Play Now: 'The Humble Indie Bundle' Reviewed

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switched.com: Yes, the purpose of our Friday roundups of free Flash games games is to get you through your final weekday. Till now (and after now, too), that's been our tenet, but we are cheating a bit this week. See, five indie designers got together and packaged a charmingly titled "Humble Indie Bundle," which works on PCs, Macs and Linux-based computers.

Running Windows games on Linux gets easier

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blogs.computerworld: Two recent developments have made it even easier to run Windows games on Linux though. The first is Valve and the other is an improved version of Crossover Games.

A brief history of commercial gaming on Linux (and how it's all about to change)

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opensource.com: I'm excited. I mean really excited. Excited to the point that I can hardly think. I'm talking six-year-old trying to go to sleep on Christmas Eve excited. But before I get to why, let's take a trip back to 1999.

It's Official: Valve Releasing Steam, Source Engine For Linux

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phoronix.com: The day has finally come and Linux gamers around the world have a reason to rejoice, as this is the biggest news for the Linux gaming community that sees very few tier-one titles.

Lugaru goes open-source

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wolfire.com: In the spirit of the Humble Indie Bundle, we have decided to release the source code to Lugaru! Our community has already made some great mods by editing the levels and graphics, but source code access will allow for much deeper modifications.

Also: Humble Indie Bundle goes Open Source

Open Letter To LGP

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linux-hardcore.com: A few days ago my friends compiledkernel aka CK one of the LxGC — Linux Gamers Codex staff members and UbuntuForums moderator, Liam Dawe aka ELD the Gaming On Linux website admin, and myself had a discussion on UbuntuForums about Linux Game Publishing.

Wine 1.1.44 vs Vista Benchmarks

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wine-reviews.net: Dan Kegel has been running some DirectX and OpenGL benchmarks on Ubuntu + Wine and Windows Vista, Here is the results of Dans recent benchmark test.

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