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Steam Beta update tweaks the new Big Picture Mode from Steam Deck for desktop

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has today released a new Steam Client Beta, which amongst other things tweaks the new Big Picture Mode that is also in a special Beta that was taken from the Steam Deck.

Video recording app OBS Studio v28.1 out with NVENC changes

By Liam Dawe,
OBS Studio has a new release out now, and it comes with some changes for NVIDIA GPU owners who use NVENC.

Heroic Games Launcher 2.5 Beta adds Download Manager, external game / launcher installs

By Liam Dawe,
The Heroic Games Launcher is growing with the 2.5.0 Beta version out now, putting it in competition with the likes of Lutris and Bottles a little more with the new features.

Steam Deck UI comes to Desktop in Beta to replace Big Picture Mode

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has finally done what a lot have been waiting for, made the Steam Deck UI available for desktops although it's only available in the Steam Client Beta for now.

Volkswagen begins funding Blender development

By Liam Dawe,
Here's one from earlier in the month that was missed: Volkswagen Group has now formally pledged funding towards Blender, helping this powerful FOSS software continue improving.

Valve starts roll-out of the Steam Deck controller configurator to desktop Steam

By Liam Dawe,
The latest Steam Client Beta replaces the old Big Picture Configurator for individual games, with the one from the Steam Deck and it's quite an improvement.

Minecraft on Steam Deck Guide with Prism Launcher (and gamepad support)

By Liam Dawe,
Prism Launcher has been released for Minecraft, rising from the ashes of the controversy with PolyMC (that you should no longer use). Here's all the info on it, plus a fresh Steam Deck Guide.

A new Beta of game manager Lutris fixes up Origin, Epic Games and Ubisoft Connect

By Liam Dawe,
Lutris, the open source game manager that can help you keep together all your games from various services on Linux and Steam Deck has a new Beta release fixing some big issues.

EmuDeck 2.0 makes emulation on Steam Deck easier than ever

By Liam Dawe,
The Steam Deck is a fantastic system for indies, AA, AAA and everything in between but it's also great for emulation too. EmuDeck is software that can help automate the entire process of setting emulators up, and a huge new release is out now.

Steam Mobile App gets a huge revamp out now for everyone

By Liam Dawe,
After some time being in Beta, Valve has officially released the new shiny new Steam Mobile App for all.

Steam Deck Boot Videos get an easy app, plus videos coming to the Points Shop

By Liam Dawe,
Recently I mentioned the new Steam Deck Repo website, allowing people to upload and download custom Steam Deck Boot Videos, well now there's an easy to use app to go along with it.

VirtualBox 7.0 is out with their DirectX 11 support using DXVK

By Liam Dawe,
Well this was an interesting one entering the GOL inbox recently. VirtualBox, the general-purpose full virtualizer has a big new release out and even they are now using DXVK.

The new Steam Mobile App is getting close to release

By Liam Dawe,
A few updates later while in Beta and Valve has put out the first Release Candidate for their completely overhauled Steam Mobile App.

Wine manager app Bottles gets some drag and drop fun

By Liam Dawe,
Bottles is the awesome free and open source app to help you manage the Windows compatibility layer Wine. A fresh release is out now with version 2022.9.28.

Gamepad driver and app 'SC Controller' gets Steam Deck support

By Liam Dawe,
SC Controller, what originally started as an application to control the Steam Controller outside of Steam and expanded to cover more gamepads now has a pre-release up with Steam Deck support.

Blizzard don't officially support Steam Deck / Linux but they still fix issues for it

By Liam Dawe,
Recently, there were was an upgrade to the Battle.net client that caused it to break on Linux desktop / Steam Deck but it seems the issue is thankfully solved now.

Steam Beta lets you create a collection filtered by games you and friends own

By Liam Dawe,
Here's a rather useful feature Valve just added to a recent release of the Steam Beta Client. You can now filter your Steam Library based on what you and your Steam Friends own.

Minigalaxy, a simple open source GOG client for Linux adds lots of new features

By Liam Dawe,
While plenty of people use apps like Lutris, Heroic and Bottles there's also Minigalaxy which is a dedicated launcher just for GOG on Linux.

KDE are raising funds for the Kdenlive video editor

By Liam Dawe,
Kdenlive, a powerful free and open source video editor from the KDE team is now having a dedicated fundraising campaign to support the team working on it.

Steam Mobile App continues adding new features to the Beta

By Liam Dawe,
Valve are continuing to roll out big changes to the brand new Steam Mobile App, which is currently in Beta.
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