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0 A.D. raises the game for open-source RTS

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betanews.com: Open-source RTS games aren’t generally known for having quality graphics, even when finished, so you probably wouldn’t expect too much from an alpha build. Which is why 0 A.D. is a real surprise.

Linux gaming on the rise: EA arrives on Ubuntu and Valve plans Steam port

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arstechnica.com: Ubuntu’s built-in Software Center, which allows users of the popular Linux distribution to purchase software, is attracting game developers. A recent partnership with the backers of the Humble Indie Bundle proved successful. Mainstream publishers like EA are also starting to take an interest.

Unigine Engine Is Now Even More Beautiful

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  • Unigine Engine Is Now Even More Beautiful
  • Action RPG 'The Real Texas' Released for Linux
  • Linux games: Lone Survivor

Most Open-Source Game Artwork Is Awful

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  • Most Open-Source Game Artwork Is Awful
  • Humble Bundle seeking Linux developers
  • Ryan 'Icculus' Gordon explains game development for Linux
  • Linux Gaming Update: Carmageddon, Lodestar, From Dust + More

10 GNOME games your friends will enjoy

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duskfire.wordpress: Here is a list of some of the more popular games for the GNOME 3 desktop environment. The “gnome-games” meta package will install a total of 16 games, among which are all of the ones below.

Will Unreal Engine 4 Games Come To Linux?

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phoronix.com: This week from the E3 Expo there's been new details to emerge about Unreal Engine 4 as the latest game engine that's in development by Epic Games. But will there be any native UE4 Linux games to come?

Carmageddon Reincarnation Mac and Linux versions confirmed

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eurogamer.net: Mac and Linux versions of Carmageddon Reincarnation are confirmed after its Kickstarter ended with 156 per cent of its target raised.

Steam for Linux will launch in 2012

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  • Steam for Linux will launch in 2012
  • Valve's Gabe Says "Yes" To Steam Linux This Year

Limbo On Linux Incites Humble Bundle Petition

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zcint.co.uk: Over a hundred Linux gamers have signed a petition against the inclusion of non-native games in the popular Humble Bundle compilation in response to the appearance of LIMBO in the fifth such bundle.

also: The raw truth about Linux game ports

Introducing Humble Indie Bundle V

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wolfire.com: Humble Bundle is proud to announce the launch of our latest pay what you want plus charity promotion: Humble Indie Bundle V!

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