While Valve's Steam Controller isn't expected to formally launch until 10 November, at least some of those who pre-ordered this gaming controller early are now reportedly set to receive their device any day now.
After teasing fans of the Trine trilogy with a trailer for the third installment of the long-running platforming and adventure series back in March 2015, Frozenbyte Games unveiled the availability of Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power in Steam Early Access for the Windows platform in May.
They have confirmed to me the Linux version already exists, and is regularly tested on Ubuntu. They are aiming to release the game at the end of October, and I'm pretty excited to give this insanely fun looking game a good run.
Red Eclipse ranks among my top five FPS games of all time, which is surprising given how light-weight and feature-less it is when compared to AAA titles (and even other more well-known indie titles). It is open-source and built on top of the Cube Engine 2. It is available for BSD, Linux, Mac, and Windows.
I'm going to be honest, how long it took them to actually fix this is surprising, annoying even, but they did finally do it. Honestly, 7 months to fix the broken launching on Linux when the community put out workarounds within a couple days is shocking, and I've not been very impressed with how 11bit handled it with no official announcement on what was going on. They have been pretty hard to get any word out of, and it annoyed me a lot.
It's been a while since last having anything to report on Xoreos, but this week they're out with a new release. For those out of the loop, Xoreos is an open-source re-implementation of BioWare's proprietary Aurora Engine. With Xoreos the aim is to make it possible to power Neverwinter Nights and similar games off this GPLv3+ engine while still relying upon the game's assets.
sIf you woke up this morning expecting to play Alien: Isolation with today being the expected release date for OS X and Linux, Feral Interactive has unfortunately had to push back the release.
In a brief news posting, Feral explains that the Linux/Mac release "has been delayed due to an issue that affects both platforms, and will not be released today. We are committed to releasing games only once they reach our high standards."
The Wine project is evolving, and developers have announced that Wine Staging and the regular Wine project have been merged, which should help users get their hands on the latest improvements and changes faster.
Today, HP officially launches the open source Open Switch network operating system. Intended to be the base of an open community, the new effort is supported by VMware, Intel, Broadcom, Broadcom and Arista. Mark Carroll, Vice-President and CTO at HP, emphasized that the OpenSwitch operating system is really a community-driven development base. Though HP is announcing the OpenSwitch OS at the Linuxcon EU conference, the effort is not formally backed by the Linux Foundation.
The Wind River Linux 8 embedded distribution has arrived with Yocto Project 2.0 and Linux 4.1, featuring faster setup, plus support for Intel Skylake CPUs.
Wind River released the version eight of its industry-leading commercial embedded Linux distribution with an updated open source foundation based on the soon-to-be-released Yocto Project 2.0 platform and BitBake build system. Other updated components include Linux kernel 4.1 and GNU toolchain 5.2. Wind River Linux 8 also reduces setup and installation time by up to 50 percent, says Wind River.
Following Apple's launch of "Move to iOS" Android app on Sept. 16, users affirm that the process of migrating data to an iPhone or iPad running on iOS 9 is relatively easy, albeit the loss of some data. According to Mac World, users should know which contents are transferred and where they get stored in the iOS device.
The company that worked to rebuild its reputation as the Android manufacturer that does things right has just taken a wrong turn. And in the context of Motorola's brand, this turn is particularly troubling.
In a blog posted this afternoon, Motorola revealed which of its phones will be receiving an upgrade to the upcoming Android 6.0 Marshmallow release. And the list contains some surprising omissions.