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AMD Lose Another Big Name, This Time To Nvidia

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After CPU architect Jim Keller left AMD recently, Phil Rogers has now also left and joined up with Nvidia. According to the article on fudzilla his defection to Nvidia was kept under wraps, I wonder why.

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  • Open-Source Doom 3 Spin Updated With Many New Features

    While many initially looked at ioDoom3 as the exciting fork of id Software's id Tech 4 / Doom 3 source-code as it was done by some of the same folks as ioquake3, there sadly hasn't been much to report on in recent times for the project. Fortunately, the independent "dhewm3" is making strides as an open-source Doom 3 project.

  • Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Expansion Released & Thoughts From A Civ Addict
  • Unity To Abandon Their Web Player In Favor Of WebGL

    For games developed in Unity and designed to be run from the web-browser, Unity has offered a Web Player plug-in for browsers. However, with Chrome dropping NPAPI support and other browsers changing their plug-in handling, Unity is dropping that plug-in to instead just use open web APIs and using WebGL for graphics. Unity has already supported WebGL but now it's about the death of their Web Player.

  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 Linux or Mac Ports Uncertain

    While Divinity: Original Sin 2 is pretty much confirmed for Microsoft Windows following its successful Kickstarter campaign, the same cannot be said for the Linux or Mac version of the game.

    The independent Larian Studios wants to remain publisher-free, and collected little over $2 million with its Kickstarter fund campaign. However, despite expectations of a Linux/Mac port for the game, the developers have pretty clearly stated that they cannot afford to port the game on other platforms at the time of release.

  • Virtual Programming Is Porting Four More Titles To Linux

    Virtual Programming has published their latest in-development titles for Mac and Linux, which includes the Overlord and Saints Row games making it over from Windows.

    While many Linux gamers particularly don't like Virtual Programming Linux game ports due to their use of the eON wrapper layer, which started out as a train wreck but has improved for recent games like DiRT Showdown, they're bringing more games over to Linux.

  • SteamOS 2.0, emulators on Raspberry Pi, and more open gaming news
  • Unigine 2.0 Officially Released With Big Improvements For This Linux-Friendly Engine

    While the Unigine engine isn't used by too many games compared to its presence in simulation and other industries, it remains one of my favorite engines for its top-notch Linux support over the years, beautiful OpenGL capabilities, and powering the most demanding Linux graphics tech demos. Today Unigine Corp is excited to announce the release of Unigine 2.0.

  • Valve Is Trolling Us With A New Half-Life 3 Leak
  • HL3 References In Dota 2 Are Raising Eyebrows

    SteamDB has revealed some new references to Half-Life 3 content within today's Dota 2 game update.

    Most evident is "hl3.txt", which is a file defining some game assets while there are also some other new game definition files. Some of the definitions do differ with Source 2 and there's also some VR-related definitions.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Massive Steam Client Update Brings Chromium 45, Big Picture Improvements, FLAC Support

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Hear ye, hear ye! Valve just pushed a few minutes ago a new, massive update to the stable branch of their Steam desktop client for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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Also: Steam for Linux Beta Client Gets More Fixes in New Update

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Valve Makes SteamOS 2.0 the Official Distro, Now Based on Debian 8.2

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Valve is making SteamOS 2.0 the official version supported by the company, and it looks like it might ship with the Steam Machines after all.

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SteamOS Now Based on Debian 8.2 and Fully Supports Xbox 360 and Xbox One Controllers

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Valve is working on SteamOS, and the newest version of this Linux distro is now based on Debian 8.2. The developers have also added some new features and packages, and it looks like things are in place for the November launch of the Steam Machines.

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  • The Linux Migration: April 2017 Progress Report
    In December 2016, I kicked off a migration to Linux (from OS X) as my primary laptop OS. In the nearly 4 months since the initial progress report, I’ve published a series of articles providing updates on things like which Linux distribution I selected, how I’m handling running VMs on my Linux laptop, and integration with corporate collaboration systems (here, here, and here). I thought that these “along the way” posts would be sufficient to keep readers informed, but I’ve had a couple of requests in the last week about how the migration is going. This post will help answer that question by summarizing what’s happened so far. Let me start by saying that I am actively using a Linux-powered laptop as my primary laptop right now, and I have been doing so since early February. All the posts I’ve published so far have been updates of how things are going “in production,” so to speak. The following sections describe my current, active environment.
  • Galago Pro: Look Inside
    Look inside the Galago Pro and see how easy it is to upgrade!
  • Direct3D 9 Over Vulkan Continues Progressing
  • Nouveau 1.0.15 X.Org Driver Released With Pascal Support
  • Arch Linux running natively on Pixel C
  • openSUSE Conference 2017 Schedule Posted

Making GNU/Linux Look Nice

Lumina Desktop Gets lumina-mediaplayer

  • 1.3.0 Development Preview: lumina-mediaplayer
  • Lumina Desktop Gets Its Own Media Player
    There's now yet another open-source media player, but this time focused on the BSD-focused Qt-powered Lumina Desktop Environment. Lumina Media Player is one of the new additions for the upcoming Lumina 1.3. Lumina Media Player's UI is quite simple so far and allows playing of local audio/video files along with basic audio streaming -- currently implemented for Pandora.

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