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$499 Gaming Console Based on GNU/Linux

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Several years ago it seemed like the dream of GNU/Linux as a gaming platform was elusive, especially after Sony had stabbed GNU/Linux users (on PS3) in their backs. Seeing a sort of comeback — where major games are ported to GNU/Linux faster than we can keep track of and consoles are launched which are based on GNU/Linux — is a truly refreshing change that will definitely accompany the ascent of the Free desktop. No more will “gaming” be an excuse for avoiding GNU/Linux as a desktop platform.

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Leftovers: Gaming

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  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown Looks Set To Hit Linux

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.

  • Ouya goes white with new limited edition, more expensive microconsole

    Underdog microconsole Ouya is facing increased competition with the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this month, but the company will have its own new hardware this holiday season with a limited edition white version of the tiny device. The new Ouya doubles the internal Flash storage of the base model to 16GB, otherwise the two machines appear to be identical. But that new color and extra storage come at a price: the white Ouya is $129.99, $30 more than the original. The limited edition is available for pre-order now for those in North America. However, it remains to be seen whether a new coat of paint will lure many consumers to the struggling console, especially with the added cost. While Ouya recently boasted that it now offers more than 500 games, few of those are notable exclusives, and even those that are, like Towerfall, will soon be available on other platforms.

  • Open gaming platform Ouya matches funds for game developers

    In their latest efforts to support independent content developers, OUYA has created a $1 million matching fund for game developers at http://freethegamesfund.com, which will double kickstarter pledged funds up to $250,000.

  • Valve to reveal virtual reality prototype, big plans for Steam support

    Abrash will be immediately followed by Joe Ludwig heading up a "Virtual Reality and Steam" session, wherein Valve will detail its plans to both support and promote VR gaming through the Steam store. The company behind the hallowed Half-Life series has already added support for Oculus Rift gameplay to Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2, and Ludwig describes Valve's relationship with Oculus as friendly and collaborative. Still, much as with the Steam Machine itself, Valve appears unwilling to sit back and let all the hardware design be done by others. While Valve will only be showing off its prototype headset to a selection of developers and publishers, it does mark an effort to expand the VR development and support ecosystem.

  • Hero Of The Kingdom To Come To Linux In 2014
  • Joe Danger & Joe Danger 2 To Come To Steam For Linux

Valve Pushes Out Large Team Fortress 2 Update

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For those interested in some updated Team Fortress 2 gaming this weekend, Valve has updated the popular free-to-play title.

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Ouya goes white with new limited edition, more expensive microconsole

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Underdog microconsole Ouya is facing increased competition with the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this month, but the company will have its own new hardware this holiday season with a limited edition white version of the tiny device. The new Ouya doubles the internal Flash storage of the base model to 16GB, otherwise the two machines appear to be identical. But that new color and extra storage come at a price: the white Ouya is $129.99, $30 more than the original. The limited edition is available for pre-order now for those in North America. However, it remains to be seen whether a new coat of paint will lure many consumers to the struggling console, especially with the added cost. While Ouya recently boasted that it now offers more than 500 games, few of those are notable exclusives, and even those that are, like Towerfall, will soon be available on other platforms.

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Valve—It Really Does Love Linux

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I've teased about Steam, speculated about Steam and even bragged about Steam finally coming to Linux. Heck, check out the screenshot for just a partial list of games already running natively under our beloved OS. Little did I know that the folks at Valve not only planned to support Linux, but they're also putting a big part of their future behind it as well!

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Linux, VR, and Steam Machines the Focus of Steam Dev Days Presentations

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Valve has outlined a number of presentations that will taking place at their upcoming developer conference event, the inaugural Steam Dev Days, hosted in Seattle early next year. A session schedule includes presentations involving reps of AMD, Intel, Nvidia, Unity and Oculus, and of course a whole bunch hosted by the Valve Software team.

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Sony's new PlayStation 4 and open source FreeBSD: The TRUTH

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The PS4's Orbis OS is based on the tech.

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Geekbuzz - 5 Top Linux Games

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For the first time in the history of Linux gaming, we have the trifecta: video game engines, digital distribution, and finally hardware manufacturers all working together.

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Nuclear Dawn Open Linux Beta Soon Plus Screenshots!

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Nuclear Dawn the RTS/FPS hybrid is powering it's way onto Linux with a possible open beta later this week!

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Linux Games: Faster Than Light

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Faster Than Light (more commonly known as FTL) is a top-down, real-time strategy game on Steam, made by indie team Subset Games. The player takes control of the crew in a space vessel that’s in possession of critical information that must be delivered to an allied fleet several sectors away. However, to make the game more challenging, you are pursued by a large rebel fleet in every sector.

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You Can Trick Steam for Linux to Think It's Running in SteamOS

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Valve is fervently working on the new operating system and users can now trick the Steam client to think that is running under SteamOS.

Valve has started to integrate functionalities between Steam and SteamOS. In order to get a glimpse of that you will have to get the latest Beta.

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Quake Live won't support Linux

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Wow, there's a nasty poke in the eye to Linux and Mac gamers. id Software seems to be regressing in its support of Linux. This is quite odd given what Valve is doing with SteamOS.

I guess Valve is just going to have to convince id Software that Linux is worth supporting. For the record, my money is on Valve. They know what they are doing, and I think the folks at id will do a quick turnabout when all is said and done.

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Valve's Steam Machine prototype and SteamOS (hands-on)

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engadget.com: Take a good hard look at Valve's Steam Machine, because it's the last time you'll see it. Er, something like that. Only 300 of the metal beast above will ship to beta testers, and then Valve says it's cutting off its own supply of Steam Machines.

Forced’s Successful Launch on PC, Linux and Mac

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  • Forced’s Successful Launch on PC, Linux and Mac
  • Battle Worlds: Kronos initiates advance wars November 4
  • Trilobyte Games Titles Now on Steam
  • War for the Overworld now supports Linux
  • Secrets of Rætikon flies to Indiegogo
  • Sweeney and Carmack chime in on Steam Machines
  • ‘Monaco’ Holloween update brings zombies, Blondes, and Linux
  • The 7th Guest, 11th Hour bundle up for safety on Steam
  • Here’s your October 24, 2013 Indie Game Bundle Update
  • GamingOnLinux Reviews - Trine 2: Complete Story
  • 7 Days To Die Taken Down From Steam
  • Torvalds gives the thumbs up to SteamOS
  • SteamOS could really help desktop Linux adoption, says Torvalds

John Carmack thinks the Steam Machine’s biggest problem is Linux

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extremetech.com: Ever since Valve announced its three-tier approach to bringing PC gaming to the living room — Steam OS, the Steam Machine, and the Steam Controller — people have been divided on whether or not it’s a sound idea. John Carmack, a man who changed the face of PC gaming at Id Software, thinks the Steam Machine’s odds of succeeding are “a bit dicey.”

Linux Gaming Is Cleared for Takeoff

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  • Linux Gaming Is Cleared for Takeoff
  • The Long Dark hits goal three days before fundraising lights go out
  • Shadowrun Returns patch 1.1 introduces Linux support, now in beta
  • The Humble Bundle 7 has arrived featuring six new games
  • Which of These Open Source Consoles Is Destined for Greatness?
  • Planetary Annihilation Massive Updates & Video
  • Fancy Skulls Random FPS Will Add More Options For Linux
  • Lords of Discord seeking disciples, demons for battle
  • Democracy 3 now available
  • Dominions 4 Launches

Why A Popular Open-Source Game Isn't On Steam

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phoronix.com: While more and more closed-source games -- ranging from indie titles to AAA games -- are heading to Steam ahead of SteamOS and Steam Machines, there still isn't too many open-source games on Valve's digital distribution platform. Here's some information why one of the more popular cross-platform open-source first person shooters isn't yet to be found on Steam.

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