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Open 3D Engine (O3DE) sees a first major release, Linux support in preview

By Liam Dawe,
Open 3D Engine (O3DE) from the Open 3D Foundation is what was once Amazon Lumberyard, now open source it's just had a first major stable release.

Steam Next Fest gave developers a '500%' increase in converting wishlists to sales

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has written up a short blog post going over how their Steam Next Fest has improved things for developers, and it seems by a huge amount in some cases.

Heroic Games Launcher for Epic Games appears popular with over 100K downloads

By Liam Dawe,
Despite the Epic Games Store not offering Linux support at all, it still seems to be somewhat popular with Linux users as the unofficial Heroic Games Launcher hit a big downloads milestone.

The Jingle Jam 2021 Games Collection is live to help charity

By Liam Dawe,
Want to help good causes and get some awesome games at the same time? The Jingle Jam 2021 Games Collection is live for another year with plenty to love.

A love-letter to the FPV community, Liftoff: Micro Drones lands in Early Access

By Liam Dawe,
Love drone racing and think it's getting a bit too cold for the outside world? Check out the new release of Liftoff: Micro Drones that's in Early Access.

Minecraft set to be 30% faster on Linux with Mesa drivers

By Liam Dawe,
If you're using the open source Mesa drivers on Linux (mostly AMD/Intel) and you're a fan of Minecraft, the next Mesa release is going to give you a big performance uplift.

November marked 7 months of Linux rising on Steam & 5 months above 1%

By Liam Dawe,
I think we can now firmly say that we are the 1%? Another month is down as so the latest Steam Hardware Survey numbers are out and it continues being very positive for Linux gaming.

Dead Cells: The Queen and the Sea announced for 2022

By Liam Dawe,
Developers at Motion Twin / Evil Empire have announced Dead Cells: The Queen and the Sea DLC that will be releasing in early 2022 (Q1) and it has a teaser.

PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3 shows off big game fixes

By Liam Dawe,
RPCS3 continues advancing to truly nail-down the experience of playing classic PlayStation 3 games emulated on modern platforms and a fresh video shows lots of fun.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena reimplementation OpenTESArena gets a big upgrade

By Liam Dawe,
While it's currently still in heavy development, OpenTESArena is another great example of what can be done with open source with it reimplementing The Elder Scrolls: Arena in a modern cross-platform game engine.

Valve reportedly developing a Half-Life shooter-strategy hybrid

By Liam Dawe,
There's been some reports circulating thanks to YouTuber Tyler McVicker (previously known as Valve News Network) that goes into some detail about what Valve is up to. Seems like we might get an RTS/FPS hybrid for the Steam Deck.

Collabora announced Venus, 3D accelerated Vulkan in QEMU

By Liam Dawe,
Well this is quite exciting. Collabora, the open source consulting firm that often works with Valve, has announced the experimental Venus driver for 3D acceleration of Vulkan applications in QEMU.

Your monthly catch-up post is here for November 2021

By Liam Dawe,
Here is a look back some of the most popular articles on GamingOnLinux for November 2021, an easy way to for you to keep up to date on what has happened in the past month for Linux gaming, open source and other general Linux news.

As GOG struggles, Steam hit a new high of 27M people online

By Liam Dawe,
Recently we had news that DRM-free store GOG has been struggling with losses, and here's Steam continuing to just smash through previous records.

Caves & Cliffs: Part II has arrived for Minecraft

By Liam Dawe,
Caves & Cliffs: Part II is out now for Minecraft, bringing with it some huge changes to the world generation to make the exploration much more interesting.

Ubisoft suggest posting on their forum for Proton support in Rainbow Six Siege

By Liam Dawe,
Now that getting games that use BattlEye for anti-cheat working on Linux (either native or through Proton) is easier, an Ubisoft rep suggests people post in their forum to show demand for it.

KDE developer suggests Plasma needs to be simpler by default

By Liam Dawe,
KDE developer Nate Graham, the same person who recently said they may become the "Windows or Android" of the FOSS world is back again with more thoughts - this time about keeping it simple.

GOverlay for editing MangoHud gets a new Steam Deck friendly UI

By Liam Dawe,
GOverlay is an application that helps to manage Linux gaming tools like the MangoHud performance overlay, the Vulkan post-processing layer vkBasalt and the video capture tool ReplaySorcery.

GOG to go through some reorganization after suffering losses

By Liam Dawe,
While Steam continues to do well with it being the most popular games store, it seems CD PROJEKT Group's store GOG is really starting to struggle.

Party-based RPG Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness sees a huge update

By Liam Dawe,
After entering Early Access in August, and then releasing a Linux native version in October, Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness just got a nice big upgrade for all players.