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When Will Steam Come to Linux?

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extremetech.com: I hesitate to use a word as melodramatic as "evil" here, but Microsoft's near monopoly on computer gaming via its proprietary DirectX code has made it incredibly difficult for any company to consider releasing both Windows and Linux versions of its games.

Tiny and Big - Up that Mountain

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  • Tiny and Big - Up that Mountain
  • Tiny and Big - New action/puzzle game

Valve mum On Steam for Linux

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phoronix.com: Back in 2007 we reported on Valve looking for a senior software engineer to port their Windows-base games to Linux, then in 2008 we said the Source Engine would be coming to Linux based upon our sources. This week Valve finally announced Mac OS X support for Steam and the Source Engine.

The Case Of Nexuiz

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linux-hardcore.com: The founder of the Nexuiz project with many of it’s major contributors agreed to “sell” their domain and GPLed sources to IllFonic, LLC. While the GPLed Nexuiz will remain free the “New” Nexuiz (which is developed for the consoles) will be closed source.

Explore open source games Glest and FreeCol

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techrepublic.com: Mention the phrase open source and, odds are, the thing that pops into most peoples’ minds is usually Linux or possibly OpenOffice. While all of those are good examples of open source, there is more to life than work; occasionally, you need to capture a city or throw a fireball or two just to relax.

Linux Versions Of Grubby Games Discontinued

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linux-hardcore.com: Troy Hepfner the president of My Game Company has posted sad news on the Linux Hardcore forums regarding GNU/Linux versions of Grubby Games

Galcon Fusion – Review

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lgn.linux-hardcore.com: When Galcon Fusion was released for GNU/Linux I thought it was another of those simple games that I will play for 10 minutes and lose interest very quickly – but I was so wrong…

Codeweavers Crossover Games Rules

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wine-reviews.net: After being a computer game fiend for almost all of my childhood up until early college, since moving exclusively to using a Macbook, I have been absent from the gaming world for quite some time. I eventually stumbled on the wonder that is Crossover.

John Carmack Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

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tomshardware.com: John Carmack, one of the geniuses in 3D gaming technology will be recognized in March at 2010 Game Developers Choice Awards for his lifetime of achievement.

Quake Live Tips

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biodegradablegeek.com: Quake Live is a free, manly game to play. QL is a version of Quake 3 that runs as a browser plugin for Firefox, Safari, and IE. It features a skill-matched game finder, a friend’s system, and other modern features.

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