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GNOME Games 3.18: A New App To Organize Your Linux Games

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There's a new GNOME application called Games -- not to be confused with the few GNOME games out there like Sudoku and Solitaire. GNOME Games is not a game itself but intended as a tool for managing your game library.

GNOME Games is trying to be a consistent way to access all your games on a Linux system whether they be games installed by Steam, games installed from your package manager, video game console ROMs, web-based games, and other gaming formats. For some games -- like those supporting the Libretro API -- it then tries to offer a bit of integration for managing the game.

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  • Report: Valve is messing about with some ‘Linux compatible’ games on Steam

    According to several reports on Gaming on Linux, Valve has been removing icons for “Linux compatible” games that don’t work 100-hundred percent perfectly with its Steam OS. Linux users who want to download those games cannot download these games even if they don’t use Steam OS, according to the report. This move follows a move Valve made in May of this year when it replaced the familiar “Tux” Linux mascot icon and replaced it with Steam OS icons. Those Linux users who have already purchased games that are “Linux compatible” can still install and play those games despite them being removed…

  • Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition hitting consoles and Linux next week

    Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition has been enormously popular since it hit PC and Mac last year and deservedly so – it’s a fantastic game. Now Larian Studios have announced when PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Linux gamers will be able to get their Source Hunting on – October 27th. Although it hasn’t been confirmed, this is also when we PC and Mac gamers are likely to get the free update containing the Enhanced Edition‘s content and upgrades.

  • Dungeons & Dragons-based Sword Coast Legends out today on Linux, PC, Mac

    As previously reported, it’s a classic top-down RPG in the same vein as Baldur’s Gate and similar titles, only with the ability to ruin your friends’ good time by acting as Dungeon Master.

    The PC, Mac, and Linux title contains a real-time Dungeon Master mode, which like the table-top version of D&D, allows the DM to guide players through customizable adventures. Rather than focusing on typical of 4v1 games, the DM mode “encourages DMs to engage and empower their players” but they can be rather brutal if it suits them.

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Pre-orders open for DragonBox Pyra Linux handheld game console

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The DragonBox Pyra is a handheld gaming device aimed at a very specific niche: folks looking for a versatile, open source machine that can run desktop Linux apps and emulate game consoles including the PlayStation 1 and PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo 64 and Gameboy DS.

It’s been in development for a few years, but now you can finally pre-order a DragonBox Pyra… kind of.

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Valve puling Linux games from Steam that fail to meet SteamOS standards - report

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Valve has removed its SteamOS icon from a batch of Linux-compatible games on Steam, which has reportedly resulted in Linux players no longer having the option to download said titles.

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Steam Controllers Don't Work in Ubuntu, Here's What You Need to Do

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The Steam Controllers have started to ship to gamers across the world, and some people are already using them to play games. Unfortunately, the Steam Controllers don't work by default with Ubuntu, but there is a workaround in place.

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Steam’s living room hardware blitz gets off to a muddy start

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Valve didn’t give itself an easy job when it publicly announced its decision, over two years ago now, to bring the PC gaming experience to the living room TV. Plenty of companies have tried, and most never even got off the ground (see the Infinium Phantom for just one high-profile failure). But Valve is perhaps better positioned for success than any past effort, with a deep understanding of the PC gaming market and a deeply entrenched, market-leading distribution platform in Steam.

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  • Don't Be Patchman Windows Version Delayed, A Bit Hilarious

    I still haven't properly tried out Don't Be Patchman, but it looks cool. The funny bit of Wednesday news for you is that it's still the only game on Steam to only support Linux, and the Windows release is now delayed.

  • Valve polishes up SteamOS 2.0 ahead of impending Steam Machine launch

    Valve’s Steam Machines will launch on November 10, and it looks like they’ll ship with the newly stable SteamOS 2.0. Those Steam mini-stores in GameStop will probably offer Steam Machines running software based on Debian 8 “Jessie.”

    SteamOS 1.0—codename “Alchemist”—was originally released at the end of 2013. It was based on Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” and included a newer Linux kernel, proprietary Nvidia and AMD graphics drivers, and Valve’s Steam Big Picture mode provided as the default interface.

  • Before the Echo comes to Mac and Linux with literally no warning whatsoever

    Iridium Studios, developer of the critically acclaimed Before the Echo and There Came an Echo, is proud to announce its first title, Before the Echo (formerly “Sequence”) is now available for the Mac and Linux platforms. It’s possible that they were recently inspired by that new Steve Jobs movie, or just happened to recently find a programmer who was good at this stuff. It’s a mystery, really.

  • Linux Expansion for Cards Against Humanity to Launch Soon

    If something was missing from the Linux world that was an expansion pack for Cards Against Humanity, that's entirely about Linux. Well, it won't be missing for much longer, and one such expansion is on its way.

Several Sites Publish Their Thoughts On Steam Machines & The Steam Controller

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The most in-depth ones I have found yet is engadget and ars technica who deserve some applause here, as they went into quite a bit of detail, and more so than any other website.

They seem reasonably positive about the whole thing. They do note the interface does still have its issues, like accidentally introducing a bug that shows Windows games which will get ironed out properly (one would hope anyway!).

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