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Windows 8 "catastrophe" driving Valve to embrace Linux

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arstechnica.com: Valve head—and one-time Microsoft employee—Gabe Newell has branded Windows 8 "a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space" at videogame conference Casual Connect in Seattle.

With Valve On Linux, Has LGP Lost All Relevance?

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phoronix.com: Aside from how Valve can better embrace Linux and open-source, another thing to ponder with Valve officially writing about Steam/Source on Linux, is the future of Linux Game Publishing.

100 "Funnest" Open Source Games and Apps

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datamation.com: It's become something of a summer tradition here at Datamation to take a break from featuring open source apps for businesses and concentrate on open source apps that are just plain fun.

Linux Game: Linux Tycoon

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linuxaria.com: Linux Tycoon is a management game set in the world of the Linux distributions. We will have to create our distribution with the goal of making it the most used and famous in the world.

Ouya Open Gaming Platform Draws Some Early Criticism

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ostatic.com: The buzz continues over the open source Ouya gaming platform. Some criticism of the Ouya effort is appearing, though, with skeptics saying the $99 Android-based platform has a lot to prove.

Valve Picks Up Another All-Star Linux Developer

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phoronix.com: With Valve Software's ambitious plans for Linux, they have just picked up another Linux development all-star. Their latest hire has been working on Linux games for more than a decade, is a former Loki Software developer, and he's the creator of SDL.

Raspberry Pi Modded To Play Super Nintendo Games

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tomshardware.com: PetRockBlog founder Florian has found a cool way to play with his new credit-card-sized Raspberry Pi PC: turn it into a universal gaming console.

Banned Diablo 3 Linux Users Speak Out: We Are Not Cheaters

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Gaming

cinemablend.com: There's a lot of drama right now over the Linux users being banned in Diablo III. A small portion of the Linux Wine community have come forward to say that they have been banned and they say that they are not cheaters.

Blizzard Perma-Bans Linux Users From Diablo 3

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cinemablend.com: Listen up Linux users, if you're using Linux plus Wine you can allegedly be banned from Diablo III and you won't be getting any refunds back at all. All the Linux users were cheating.

Alien Arena 7.53 reviewed

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dedoimedo.com: Several weeks back, a fellow Martian emailed me and asked me to take a look at the latest release of Alien Arena, a free, cross-platform first person shooter, numbered 7.53. All right, why not.

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