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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

Valve promises three announcements this week

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  • Valve promises three announcements this week – SteamBox and more?
  • Valve Has Announced The SteamOS Built On Linux
  • How Does Left 4 Dead 2 Perform On Ubuntu 13.04 Compared To Windows 8?
  • New Batch Of Titles Greenlit On Steam 18th September
  • The Fall A Dark, Story Driven Exploration In An Alien World
  • Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut Dated in North America
  • PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate coming to Mac and Linux on September 30th
  • Calm Down, Internet -- Valve Isn't Building Their Own Steam Box
  • iRacing Adds Linux to Existing MAC and PC Platforms

some leftovers:

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  • Hewlett Packard brings Ubuntu to China
  • CloudOn Joins The Document Foundation Advisory Board
  • Sugar, A Desktop Environment For Kids
  • Ledger – A Powerful Command Line Accounting Tool
  • The Fedorian Desktop Dare
  • Legend of Dungeon Released
  • Alternate Applications For Your Kubuntu / Mint KDE
  • Video of Time-Saving Commands
  • How to Download Subtitles to VLC in Ubuntu
  • Freeciv 2.4.0 Released
  • Skolelinux 7.1 Beta 2 Available
  • camshot: You didn’t think it was possible
  • Why Open Source?
  • Mint Repositories will be down Sep 18
  • Government of Argentina Launches Linux Distribution
  • First Alpha for FreeBSD 10 Released
  • Lightweight Ubuntu Software Center AppGrid available
  • Iesabel - A New Unity3D Powered Hack 'n' Slash Released On Desura
  • SUPERHOT FPS Where Time Only Moves When You Do
  • When Chrome OS & Linux Mint Collide: The Basics of Cr OS
  • How to identify video formats from command line on Linux

Valve CEO: Why Linux is the future of gaming

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  • Valve CEO: Why Linux is the future of gaming
  • Doom 3 BFG Edition Linux Port Is Still Being Developed
  • ‘Legend of Dungeon’ Impressions and Gameplay Video
  • Alien Arena: Combat Edition V7.66 Is Available Now
  • Postal 2 DLC Details Revealed
  • The State of Linux: Game On at LinuxCon
  • Montague’s Mount Dated and Screens/Video
  • Indie Game Fez on Linux – Is It Worth The Hype?
  • OpenPandora - Gaming and more
  • Valve To Reveal Linux-Powered ‘Steambox’ News Next Week

Football Manager 2014 Release Date Announced

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  • Football Manager 2014 Release Date Announced
  • Half-Life: Source Released For Linux Gamers
  • Iracing Online Racing Game Comes To Linux In Alpha Via Wine
  • Steam For Linux Is A Little Messed Up, Here's The Temporary Fix!
  • Half-Life: Source & Half-Life Deathmatch: Source Come To Linux

Steam Serving Up 64bit Linux Games

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  • Steam Announces Family Sharing & Can Officially Serve 64bit Linux Games
  • Shadowrun Returns RPG To Go Into Beta For Linux Soon
  • Montague’s Mount coming to PC, Mac and Linux on October 9 2013
  • Rorschax - A Game To Puzzle Your Mind - Released On Linux
  • Worlds Of Magic 4X Approaches Alpha And Re-opens Pre-orders
  • OUYA’s ‘Free Game Fund’ Clouded By Scandal
  • First DOSBox Powered Classics Trickle Into Linux Via Steam

Humble Indie Bundle 9 Includes Fez, Brutal Legend

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  • Humble Indie Bundle 9 Includes Fez, Brutal Legend
  • Interview with César Tellez (Krita)
  • Stellarium 0.12.3 release brings Novae plugin
  • Why the big architectural changes in Drupal 8
  • Linux Graphics News - August 2013
  • Superfrog HD coming to PC, Mac and Linux
  • Go4Wargame Tournament Series to Begin September 29th
  • Halfway A Futuristic Turn Based Strategy With Interview

Alien Arena: Tactical Demo Alpha Released

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  • Alien Arena: Tactical Demo Alpha, Plus Full Version Released!
  • NeonXSZ A Shooter That Pays Homage To Descent On Desura
  • Nuclear Dawn Will Come To Linux After All, Thanks To Valve
  • Free, open-source RTS 0 A.D. launches on Indiegogo

‘Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs’ Linux Review

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omgubuntu.co.uk: From Frictional Games (Amnesia: The Dark Descent) and The Chinese Room (Dear Esther), Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs continues the survival horror Amnesia series with a new story set in 1899.

few more odds & ends:

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  • Mageia 4 Alpha 2 Released
  • KDE 4.12, KDE Frameworks 5 and Barcelona
  • Kate Vim Progress
  • digiKam Software Collection 3.4.0 released...
  • A Nepomuk Integration Plugin for Firefox
  • Sloth Patrol A FREE Fast Paced Twin Stick Shooter On Desura
  • Tecmint Quiz 3 – “Test Yourself” 21 Linux Basic Questions
  • BleachBit – Free Disk Space, Shred Files, more
  • Unvanquished The Open Source FPS/RTS Reaches Alpha 19
  • Natural Selection 2 FPS/RTS New Build 255
  • Git Rebase and Vim
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