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An Interview With Curtis Olson of Flightgear

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unixmen.com: FlightGear is one of the most amazing and most important open source projects in existence. With a huge community around it, and a group of talented aviation lovers to develop it, FlightGear is the greatest and most open way to travel our world.

5 Best Free Games For Ubuntu

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pcsplace.com: We have been sharing some pretty good Ubuntu apps and tutorials with you lately. And in this post, we would sharing some cool open source Ubuntu games with you.

FTL: Faster Than Light Review

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pastemagazine.com: “So what’s this FTL game you guys have been raving about?” I asked my friend, attempting a more gentle phrasing of “what’s this thing you won’t shut up about?”

Steam has 15 Linux-compatible games so far

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geek.com: What we don’t know is how many games Steam for Linux will have when it does launch. Steam for Mac had over 50 on launch day, and while we can’t guarantee that level of support will be reached, we can point to the fact 15 games on Steam support Linux already.

Open-Source Game Advancing Its GL3 Renderer

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phoronix.com: Developers working on the Unvanquished open-source game as a visually impressive project have been advancing their OpenGL 3.x renderer.

Steam for Linux Beta Announced

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ign.com: Valve has announced that a beta for Steam on Linux will begin in October. According to a blog post on Valve’s site, internal beta testing will begin next week, followed by a private external beta for 1,000 users later in October.

A Look Into StuntRally 1.7

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unixmen.com: Some time ago, we did o comparison of StuntRally and Speed Dreams, and analyzed how two completely different bases result in what you’d expect from their forks. As version 1.7 was released a few days ago, I had to take a look and see what changed.

Torchlight debuts on Linux along with the rest of the latest Humble Indie Bundle

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venturebeat.com: The latest Humble Indie Bundle is live. Torchlight, Rochard, Shatter, Vessel, and S.P.A.Z. are all packed in this latest bundle and are available for any price you wish to pay.

Linux users are hungry for commercial games

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networkworld.com: Those of us who actively promote Linux as a viable desktop alternative to Windows are often greeted with the following refrain: "Nobody will use Linux because there are no good games."

Linux Platform Option Appears on Steam Website

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ubuntuvibes.com: Linux platform has made its first appearance on Steam website. Few days back, Valve added a zombie Tux to Left4Dead 2 website announcing that it will head to Linux soon and now a Linux platform filter has been added to Steam Greenlight.

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