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Wine 9.3 out now with Internet Proxy support improvements, New HID pointer device driver

By Liam Dawe,
Wine 9.3 has landed as another early development release of the Windows compatibility layer on the road to Wine 10 next year. Here's the highlights of what's changed.

Proton 9.0 now in Beta with improved game compatibility for Steam Deck / Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Valve announced that Proton 9.0 is now available for testing, with lots of game compatibility improvements for Steam Deck and Desktop Linux thanks to it now being based on the recent Wine 9.0 release.

Discord Overlay for Linux v0.7.0 should improve idling and on battery power

By Liam Dawe,
Discover, not to be confused with the KDE Discover software store, is a Discord overlay for Linux and the first update in a while is out now with version 0.7.0.

Palworld has now sold over 15 million copies on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
Palworld continues to be an insane success, as Pocketpair just revealed it has now seen over 25 million players for their Early Access game.

NVIDIA 550.54.14 driver released as stable

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA today launched the 550.54.14 Linux driver as stable coming with a whole bunch of fixes and improvements, so here's all that's changed.

NVIDIA open source driver to use NVK + Zink for OpenGL on newer GPUs

By nwildner,
A recent merge request on the Mesa Git repository added the initial support for allowing drivers to chose Zink as the translation layer for handling OpenGL.

Snap store from Canonical (Ubuntu) hit with another crypto scam app

By Liam Dawe,
Not the first time this has happened, but recently the Snap store from Canonical hosted a scam bitcoin app that claimed to be "Exodus wallet" that caused a user to lose money.

Fanatical Bundle Fest launched with a new Steam Deck game bundle

By Liam Dawe,
Fanatical has recently launched Bundle Fest again, where a new bundle has been launched each day and there's some good stuff you can grab for cheap like the latest Play on the Go Bundle with all Steam Deck Verified games.

Cross-platform development library SDL3 gets a Vulkan Renderer and camera API

By Liam Dawe,
With development work ongoing for SDL3, some recent exciting improvements include a Vulkan Render backend and a camera API.

CrossOver 24 released with Wine 9.0 - plus CodeWeavers still hiring developers

By Liam Dawe,
CodeWeavers have announced the release of CrossOver 24, their application for managing games and applications designed for Windows installed with Wine on Linux and macOS.

Lies of P recently removed Denuvo and it's on sale - good time for soulslike fans

By Liam Dawe,
For those of you who skip over games that have Denuvo, you might want to go and check in with the rather good soulslike game Lies of P as it's been removed from the game.

The Force Engine for classic Star Wars: Dark Forces now on Flathub

By Liam Dawe,
Want an easy way to get The Force Engine on Linux to play Star Wars: Dark Forces (and eventually Outlaws too)? Well, now it's available on Flathub.

Geometry Survivor is wonderful nostalgia bait updated for the survivor-like era

By Liam Dawe,
I have some ridiculously fond memories of playing Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, to the point of having a mini-party with lots of us sat around an Xbox 360 blasting through high-scores. To see Geometry Survivor appear is quite a highlight.

Move over Diablo 4 and Path of Exile as Last Epoch 1.0 is here

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for your next action RPG? Diablo and Path of Exile fans may want to take a look at Last Epoch, which has finally left Early Access with the 1.0 update and there's plenty to love about it.

Slimbook reveal the AMD powered Excalibur laptop and KDE Plasma 6 Slimbook

By Liam Dawe,
For all of you who keep asking for more AMD powered laptops, Slimbook have delivered with the brand new Excalibur which also has a KDE Slimbook counterpart.

STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection announced with Steam Deck support

By Liam Dawe,
Aspyr Media are busy! Not long after launching Tomb Raider I-III Remastered, they've now announced the STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection and it's coming with Steam Deck support.

World of Goo 2 launches in May on the Epic Store - but Linux support from their website

By Liam Dawe,
World of Goo 2 was quite a surprise reveal late last year and now it actually has a released date, although it won't be on Steam.

ELDEN RING Shadow of the Erdtree trailer up - releasing June 21st

By Liam Dawe,
ELDEN RING continues to be one of the most played games on Steam Deck (and it works great on Desktop Linux) and now what many have been waiting for - ELDEN RING Shadow of the Erdtree has a trailer and release date.

There's no end to Vampire Survivor-likes with Temtem: Swarm announced

By Liam Dawe,
Remember the days when every developer seemed to be announcing some kind of Battle Royale game or mode for an existing game? Well now it's very much Vampire Survivor-likes. Even the monster catching Temtem is being turned into one with Temtem: Swarm.

Steam users redeemed over $80 million in physical wallet cards in December 2023

By Liam Dawe,
Valve continues to pretty much print money, and they've released their latest yearly review and 2023 seems to be another great year for Steam.