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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs launching Sept. 10

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polygon.com: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, the oft-delayed survival horror title from The Chinese Room, will be available Sept. 10, the studio announced today.

Valve Updates the Original Half-Life 14 Years After Launch

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softpedia.com: The original Half-Life game, the one launched all the way back in 1998 and recently ported on the Linux platform, has just received a major update.

New Humble Bundle to be a breakout hit

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  • New Humble Bundle to be a breakout hit
  • Mac and Linux versions of Strike Suit Zero available now
  • Natural Selection 2 Developers Aim For A September Linux Release
  • GSoC 2013 pushes SuperTuxKart forward
  • Electronic Super Joy Gets Linux Early Access

some odds & ends:

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  • OS X apps run on Linux with Wine-like emulator for Mac software
  • Open Source Code At Heart of Wall Street Programmer’s Bust
  • Building the open source laptop: fantasy to reality
  • using software.opensuse.org
  • MEGABYTE PUNCH is now available on PC Mac and Linux
  • Hacktivist Richard Stallman takes on proprietary software, SaaS and open source
  • Qt5 on openSUSE (including experimental KF5 packages)
  • SECRETS OF RÆTIKON to launch on PC, Mac and Linux
  • Firefox 23 Adds Features, Security to Open-Source Browser

6 Games Set to Land On Steam for Linux Soon

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  • 6 Games Set to Land On Steam for Linux Soon
  • Unvanquished Alpha 18 Further Boosts Its Renderer
  • Shadowrun Returns to get Linux port, Berlin campaign, and fixes
  • Linux Gaming: A State Of Affairs
  • Point and Click Adventure Sale
  • Get Your '90s Groove On, Shadow Warrior Classic Redux
  • A New Flight Simulator Game Is Flying To Linux

New Alien Arena Coming Soon

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  • A New Alien Arena Linux Game Is Coming Soon
  • Don't Starve Adventure Game Gets New Characters on Steam
  • Nintendo's Nuclear Option: Free Games for All
  • Nvidia Shield: shipped, praised, critiqued, dissected

A Review of Open TTD for Linux

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linuxaria.com: Open TTD is a wonderful new revamp open source expansion of the classic Transport Tycoon Deluxe and with a price tag of free, it’s a great, inexpensive, and fun way to waste your time.

Review: Gratuitous Space Battles

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tuxradar.com: If you’re like me, you sometimes end up pondering difficult questions in the pub like: why aren’t there enough space games where giant starship fleets get to pound the crap out of each other with futuristic weaponry? Fortunately, Cliff "Cliffski" Harris telepathically heard our cries and created Gratuitous Space Battles.

Open Source and the Gaming Industry

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gamedev.net: Many companies are taking advantage of open source software, much in part to the increasing popularity of Linux. Open source has become a big buzzword, with many people not really understanding what it really is.

The Grave Digger, It Looks Dead Good

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  • The Grave Digger, It Looks Dead Good
  • Fancy Skulls FPS Rougelike To Release This Summer
  • The Raven - Legacy Of A Master Thief Released Today
  • Retro Gaming Quake 2 in Linux with Yamagi Client (video)
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  • Open Source NFV Part Four: Open Source MANO
    Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF Manager and Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM). The figure below highlights the MANO part of the ETSI NFV architecture.
  • After the hype: Where containers make sense for IT organizations
    Container software and its related technologies are on fire, winning the hearts and minds of thousands of developers and catching the attention of hundreds of enterprises, as evidenced by the huge number of attendees at this week’s DockerCon 2016 event. The big tech companies are going all in. Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others were out in full force at DockerCon, scrambling to demonstrate how they’re investing in and supporting containers. Recent surveys indicate that container adoption is surging, with legions of users reporting they’re ready to take the next step and move from testing to production. Such is the popularity of containers that SiliconANGLE founder and theCUBE host John Furrier was prompted to proclaim that, thanks to containers, “DevOps is now mainstream.” That will change the game for those who invest in containers while causing “a world of hurt” for those who have yet to adapt, Furrier said.
  • Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle
    The company’s product, called Apstra Operating System (AOS), takes policies based on the enterprise’s intent and automatically translates them into settings on network devices from multiple vendors. When the IT department wants to add a new component to the data center, AOS is designed to figure out what needed changes would flow from that addition and carry them out. The distributed OS is vendor-agnostic. It will work with devices from Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Cumulus Networks, the Open Compute Project and others.
  • MapR Launches New Partner Program for Open Source Data Analytics
    Converged data vendor MapR has launched a new global partner program for resellers and distributors to leverage the company's integrated data storage, processing and analytics platform.
  • A Seamless Monitoring System for Apache Mesos Clusters
  • All Marathons Need a Runner. Introducing Pheidippides
    Activision Publishing, a computer games publisher, uses a Mesos-based platform to manage vast quantities of data collected from players to automate much of the gameplay behavior. To address a critical configuration management problem, James Humphrey and John Dennison built a rather elegant solution that puts all configurations in a single place, and named it Pheidippides.
  • New Tools and Techniques for Managing and Monitoring Mesos
    The platform includes a large number of tools including Logstash, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and Kibana.
  • BlueData Can Run Hadoop on AWS, Leave Data on Premises
    We've been watching the Big Data space pick up momentum this year, and Big Data as a Service is one of the most interesting new branches of this trend to follow. In a new development in this space, BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced that the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds. Essentially, users can now run their cloud and computing applications and services in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance while keeping data on-premises, which is required for some companies in the European Union.

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Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more