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8 Questions with John Carmack

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maximumpc.com: John Carmack needs no introduction - since 1991 he's been the main engine development guy for id Software. Shortly after his 40th birthday, we caught up with the tru engineer for a quick 8-question Q&A.

Also: Duke Nukem Forever May Show Up at PAX today

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Demo Released!

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linuxgamingnews.org: Today Frictional Games, the makers of the Penumbra series, has released a demo for their upcoming first person survival horror “Amnesia: The Dark Descent”.

No Steam for Linux - Right Now

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linuxjournal.com: Despite some early teasing, it now seems Steam is not coming to Linux after all - at least for now.

FreeOrion 0.3.15 released

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  • FreeOrion 0.3.15 released
  • Two FOSS gems
  • OpenArena - The OpenSource Quake III Arena

Stop Typing Typos!

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  • Stop Typing Typos!
  • No Gaming in Linux? Try Starcraft 2!!!

Unigine Announces Its OilRush Game For Linux

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phoronix.com: Back in July we reported that Unigine Corp, the company behind the advanced Unigine gaming/3D engine, was working on its own strategy game. OilRush is this new game created by these Russian developers.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Gone Gold

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linuxgamingnews.org: We at Frictional Games are happy to announce that Amnesia: The Dark Descent has gone gold. We are extremely pleased with our creation and cannot wait to unleash our bundle of madness on the 8th of September.

Puppy Arcade 9 – New release!

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openbytes.wordpress: Gaming not what it used to be? Bored by the plethora of 3rd person shooters which seem to dominate the games market? Well there has been no reason to say that ever since Puppy Arcade had it’s first release.

Games resurrected using DOSBox - Part 3

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dedoimedo.com: It's been a long while since I wrote parts one and two, so I decided to freshen up the collection a bit and add several more titles to the list of successfully tested and played games using DOSBox.

Valve rubbishes Linux Steam rumours

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computerandvideogames.com: Valve has taken a Left 4 Dead-style shotgun to rumours that it is working on a Linux compatible version of its Steam platform.

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