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  • Steam for Linux Gains Users in March and Recovers After February Fall

    Valve has published the results of the Steam Hardware Survey for March, and it looks like Steam for Linux is again rising, although it is difficult to say if it's something permanent or just a simple spike up the graph.

  • Out There: Ω Edition Space Exploration Adventure Fully Released On Steam For Linux

    Out There: Ω Edition is a really nice space exploration game with zero combat. It impressed me during the beta, and the final release is now available.

  • Some More Classic Games Are Now On Steam For Linux

    Thanks to Night Dive Studios we now have a few more real classic games on Steam for Linux. A chance for some younger gamers to relive the experience.

  • The Banner Saga For Linux Is Coming Close To A Release

    The Banner Saga developers tweeted out recently that the game is nearing the final stages for Linux! I know quite a few are waiting on it, so I'm happy to relay the news.

  • How To Use A Nyko Playpad Bluetooth Controller On Linux Using Xboxdrv

    I've spent more hours than I care to admit in search of the perfect portable game controller to use with my laptop. I wanted something compact and Bluetooth enabled, so the Nyko Playpad seemed to fit the bill quite nicely. Unfortunately this little device is intended for the Android and iOS platforms. PC gaming was clearly an after thought for this thing, as is evidenced by the Android firmware updater that will prompt you to flash a PC-friendly version of the firmware, only to deny the request with promises that said feature is in the works. Highly doubtful. The Android software hasn't been updated in years, and is absolute rubbish. I finally had to use their Windows updater to flash the latest firmware.

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  • BioWare's 'Orbit 'Java framework now open source

    BioWare has announced that it is making its Orbit Java framework open source. Orbit is described by BioWare as a Java framework to "build and maintain distributed, secure, and scalable online services." This is the same toolset it used to develop technology used in Dragon Age: Inquisition and the Dragon Age Keep, according to BioWare.

  • Bioware Releases an Open Source Version of Orbit

    Bioware has released an open source version of Orbit. The platform is described as the “next-generation” of online technology which is Java Framework, helping in development of secure, stable and scalable online services.

  • Use BioWare's networking tech in your game -- for free

    This week BioWare released an open source version of Orbit, the Java framework that underlies some of the persistent cross-platform online systems at work in Dragon Age: Inquisition and the Dragon Age Keep utility, in an effort to further develop it with help from the developer community.

  • BioWare open sources networking tech Orbit
  • KDots 0.5.3 released

    I gladly want to inform about the next release 0.5.3 of the game KDots, KDE-based prototype of the game of dots.

    This release includes several bug fixes in the game play in general and the new AI plugin based on the Minimax strategy with heuristics for local decisions that showed significant smarter decision making during trial tests.

  • Linux Usage Rose By A Tiny Amount On Steam Last Month

    Valve's monthly hardware/software survey is out for the data collected in March and provides an interesting look at the current Linux gaming market-share.

  • Bonus: A low score of games after a score of games

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  • Launching into Orbit

    We’re excited to announce today the release of a BioWare project that’s unlike anything we’ve done before. Over the past few months, the BioWare Online Services team has been working hard on the next-generation of our online technology platform: Orbit.

  • The Big SuperTuxKart Update Is Almost Ready

    Towards the end of last year a development version of a big new version of SuperTuxKart was released that brought a new OpenGL 3.1+ graphics engine and other improvements. The new SuperTuxKart game looks great (especially for being an open-source game) and is now closer to being officially released with now having an RC version out.

  • Humble Indie Bundle 14 Drops Torchlight 2, Outlast, and Other Awesome Games on Linux

    Following on the footsteps of the fantastic success of the previous Humble Indie Bundle initiatives, the awesome people behind Humble Bundle, Inc. have put together yet another amazing collection of cross-platform games entitled Humble Indie Bundle 14.

  • New Linux Gaming Survey For April

    The new GOL survey for April is now available, so please make sure to fill it in if you have the time.

  • Team Fortress 2 Update Brings Balancing Fixes

    Team Fortress 2 is an online multiplayer game developed by Valve and it's one of the most popular titles on Steam for Linux. A new update has been released for it, and it applies to the Linux version as well.

  • Grass Simulator Fully Released With Linux Support

    April Fools! Wait, this is real? Grass Simulator added Linux support recently, and today they have released the final version.

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