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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.

All "The Bard's Tale" Games Arrive on Steam

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  • All "The Bard's Tale" Games Arrive on Steam for Linux in One Package
  • Montague's Mount Released
  • Total War developer ‘absolutely intends’ to support SteamOS
  • Having fun with sed, easter eggs, hidden in plain view
  • Cannons Lasers Rockets to Blast PC, Mac and Linux in November
  • Steam and Oculus Rift

MyGameCompany Is Shutting Its Doors

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  • MyGameCompany Is Shutting Its Doors
  • The Steam for Linux Beta Client Now Features Faster Login Speed
  • Razer and the Steam Box: Razer’s CEO says “No comment”
  • Steam Survey Shows That Linux Is on the Rise, Again
  • Valve's SteamOS Threatens GameStop, Electronic Arts
  • Dark Matter confirmed to release this month
  • Arma Tactics comes to Windows, Mac and Linux via SteamPlay

The 'Not On Steam' Sale Launches

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  • The 'Not On Steam' Sale Launches
  • TRI A First-Person Puzzle Exploration Game
  • Steam's September Hardware Survey For Linux
  • Valve trademarks Half-Life 3, internet gets very excited
  • Game Dev Tycoon Linux Update Issued for Steam Users
  • The 10 steps of Valve's ongoing quest to conquer the living room
  • Frictional Games Teases New Game With Trailer

What is SteamOS?

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  • What is the SteamOS Game Operating System?
  • The Dead Linger Zombie Survival Horror Will Come To Linux
  • The Raven: Legacy Of A Master Thief Trilogy Is Now Complete
  • The Steam for Linux Beta Client Gets Performance Improvements
  • Games industry reacts to SteamOS
  • Bionic Dues Launches Next Week
  • Valve: The Linux Steam Engine That Could? (blog safari)

ArmA 3 kicks massive ass!

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dedoimedo.com: Just a few days after it was released, I purchased the game, Deluxe Edition, at USD64.99. Even though this is a hefty price, I wanted to support both Bohemia Interactive as well as Steam for their gallant Linux efforts. There are all sorts of glitches and such, but that's not important. What we want is awesome, realistic war. And when it comes to that, no one deliver like the Czechs.

Ryan Gordon: Linux Viable Gaming Platform

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  • Ryan "icculus" Gordon Says Linux Viable Gaming Platform
  • Valve Reveals Steam Machine Controller
  • Nvidia claims SteamOS partnership
  • Making sense of Valve’s Steam Box

some odds & ends:

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  • openSUSE Beta Pizza Hackaton Starting Friday!
  • Guns of Icarus Online Announces Price Drop and Updates
  • Underestimated or underused: Portage (e)logging
  • Communication around Frameworks 5
  • Citrix's Mark Hinkle: Users Will Drive Innovation in Linux, Tech
  • What is Linux Live CD and Why You Should Use One
  • Ken Levine: SteamOS is “a brave and powerful idea”
  • The Dukepad is the Raspberry Pi based Linux tablet you build yourself
  • Goodbye Steam Boxes, hello Steam Machines
  • Linux scholar skips California opportunity

some odds & ends:

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  • ZevenOS's Neptune Distro: Linux the Way You Want It
  • Fedora's 10 Years, Joerg has the Pictures
  • The pros and cons of SteamOS
  • ‘Jazzpunk’ now available for pre-order, coming to PC/Mac/Linux January 2014
  • Introduction To Gentoo Linux
  • Who owns an open source brand—the company or the community?
  • Red Hat: Stock Sells Off As The Company Is No Longer Red Hot
  • LMDE Update Pack 7
  • Nvidia pledge to help Linux’s open source driver community
  • Mozilla: plugins are now a legacy technology
  • The Raven – Legacy Of A Master Thief Releases Third Chapter 'A Murder of Ravens'
  • Here’s how SteamOS destroys Microsoft
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