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Retro game maker GB Studio gets a big upgrade

By Liam Dawe,
Want to make retro games? How about making games on Linux that can be played on a Game Boy or the upcoming Analogue Pocket? GB Studio is your new best friend and a huge new release is out.

Use Wine for gaming on Linux? Try out Bottles

By Liam Dawe,
Bottles isn't exactly a new Linux application but it's one I had only heard about recently. It's been advancing a lot in the last year and it's really looking great.

Decentraland is the latest to help fund Blender development

By Liam Dawe,
Decentraland joins a long list of companies and individuals helping to fund Blender, the excellent free and open source 3D creation suite that just recently released the big 3.0 version.

Blender 3.0 is out now with a visual refresh, huge new features

By Liam Dawe,
A true showcase for not only how good open source software can be but also how to successfully manage every part of it. Blender 3.0 is officially out now.

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.

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.

Steam Client update adds CEG DRM support for Proton, VA-API hardware encoding

By Liam Dawe,
Valve have released the latest big update to the Steam client, after a good while of Beta versions bringing with it some major new features - especially on the Linux side.

Minigalaxy, a simple and open source GOG client for Linux version 1.1 is out

By Liam Dawe,
After many months a fresh release of the rather good Minigalaxy is out. It's a free and open source client for GOG, helping you manage your game library from the DRM-free store.

Microsoft Edge available officially for Linux today as a stable browser

By Liam Dawe,
Microsoft aren't a company we exactly cover often but it seems fitting to cover it here, especially given their history with Linux. Today they're properly releasing Edge for Linux.

Steam Client Beta improves Steam Cloud syncing, Shader Pre-Caching

By Liam Dawe,
Valve have a fresh Steam Client Beta with some pretty big back-end improvements, likely readying up as much as possible for the upcoming Steam Deck.

Apple is now funding Blender development joining many big names

By Liam Dawe,
There's apparently absolutely no stopping the Blender train, with the developer announcing that Apple has now joined their development fund.

Helping to keep your game library tidy Lutris 0.5.9 is out supporting Epic Games Store

By Liam Dawe,
The Epic Games Store comes to the game manager Lutris, giving you an even better place to deal with your game library split across many different stores.

The Epic Store on Linux continues getting easier to manage with Heroic Games Launcher

By Liam Dawe,
Heroic Games Launcher has a fresh update released and it comes with some mighty fine new features, all in the name of making your Epic Store library easier to manage on Linux.

New Steam Client Beta adjusts the Vulkan pre-caching system and PipeWire for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Another day another Steam Client Beta release and this time Valve has done some adjustments to the Vulkan pre-caching system for Linux.

OBS Studio 27.1 is out with YouTube integration and lots of improvements

By Liam Dawe,
OBS Studio is the free and open source recording and livestreaming app used by many content creators and a big new release is now available with YouTube integration.

MultiMC, the open source Minecraft launcher adds Microsoft account support

By Liam Dawe,
With Minecraft gradually being moved over from Mojang to Minecraft accounts, the open source MultiMC launcher has a new release out adding Microsoft account support.

Steam Client Beta updated with PipeWire desktop capture for Remote Play

By Liam Dawe,
Valve continue upgrading and tweaking the Steam client with a fresh Beta version being released today with a couple of tweaks that are interesting for Linux users.

RetroArch gets a Steam release bringing emulation to even more gamers

By Liam Dawe,
While it might not be the first application to provide emulation on Steam it's probably one of the biggest projects as RetroArch is not a single emulator. Instead, it provides a tidy user interface to get lots of different emulators, as well as play media and all sorts.

GameMaker Studio 2 update released to bring forth the Ubuntu Linux editor Beta

By Liam Dawe,
Back in early August we wrote about how YoYo Games were introducing the GameMaker Studio 2 editor for Linux, well as of the latest official update the Beta is actually out.

Input mapping tool AntiMicroX 3.1.7 is out with improved Wayland support

By Liam Dawe,
AntiMicroX (a continuation of AntiMicro) for mapping gamepad keys to keyboard, mouse, scripts and macros has a new release out with version 3.1.7.
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