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Craft slick chiptune music for games or fun as FamiStudio adds Linux builds

By Liam Dawe,
FamiStudio, a pretty fun looking program designed for people making chiptune music and NES homebrewers recently had a big new release and it came with their first Linux build.

Cadmus is a new Linux UI for managing microphone noise suppression

By Liam Dawe,
Are your voice chat friends getting bothered by your fancy new loud mechanical keyboard? Or perhaps you're doing an audio recording and need everything in the background to shutup - enter Cadmus.

PSP emulator PPSSPP has a big new release out

By Liam Dawe,
Remember the PSP? The classic Sony handheld lives on thanks to open source with the PPSSPP emulator.

Game model maker Asset Forge releases the big 2.0 preview for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Asset Forge, a seriously useful program to help anyone make models and sprites for their games has a big 2.0 revamp that's in preview and it's now on Linux.

There's an app for that: use GOverlay to help configure MangoHud on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Want to get started with the excellent Linux gaming overlay MangoHud? There's an app for that. A reminder of the wonderful GOverlay which just had a new release.

Linux gaming overlay MangoHud levels up with a new release

By Liam Dawe,
MangoHud has become the go-to Linux gaming overlay for us and from comments we've seen, a lot of other people too. It continues to get better!

AMD Wattman-like open source app CoreCtrl adds NAVI support

By Liam Dawe,
CoreCtrl, a free and open source Linux app that's been compared to AMD's official Wattman has a brand new release out.

Blender 2.83 is out as the first ever LTS, gains initial VR support

By Liam Dawe,
Long-term support has come to Blender with the release of 2.83, meaning teams can stick to it for two years without major breakage worries or changes to their flow.

Steam Achievement Manager 'SamRewritten' has a new release

By Liam Dawe,
Need to tweak your Steam Achievements? Perhaps a game doesn't correctly unlock them or you want to start fresh again on a game - SamRewritten can help you do that.

FOSS sprite editor Pixelorama has a big new release

By Liam Dawe,
Pixelorama is an increasingly advanced free and open source sprite editor, and just recently it had a massive new release with plenty of new goodies.

Open Joystick Display, a gamepad input HUD has been discontinued

By Liam Dawe,
Open Joystick Display is a free and open source HUD, one that can display your gamepad input on top of a video feed for video creators and livestreaming - sadly it's being discontinued.

FOSS game engine GDevelop has a UI overhaul to improve the flow

By Liam Dawe,
GDevelop is a free and open source game engine that uses an event-sheet style of making games, dragging and dropping instead of programming line after line.

Get immersed in a classic MUD (Multi-User Dungeon) with Mudlet

By Liam Dawe,
Open source, free and cross-platform is what we like to see here. Sometimes we cover some real classic gaming too and today we're talking a bit about entering a MUD with Mudlet.

RetroArch 1.8.6 is out with Savestate Compression, 3DS improvements and plenty of fixes

By Liam Dawe,
The RetroArch team have put up another fresh release of their front-end for emulators, game engines and more. RetroArch 1.8.6 comes with some big new tricks.

Software news: Inkscape finally hits 1.0 and Krita 4.3.0 gets a first Beta

By Liam Dawe,
Two big bits of software news for artists to share today as two major bits of FOSS software have big new versions up with Inkscape and Krita.