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Apex Legends Upheaval update live with EOS Anti-Cheat breaking it on Steam Deck / Linux (updated)

By Liam Dawe,
Respawn and EA have today released a major update for the popular battle royale shooter Apex Legends, which gives it an anti-cheat upgrade. Sadly it's causing issues for Steam Deck / Linux players. ARTICLE UPDATED

PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs launches in early May

By Liam Dawe,
I know I'm going to be suckered into PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs when it releases on May 8th, after previously being a Stadia exclusive.

Respawn release statement and update on the Apex Legends hacking situation

By Liam Dawe,
Recently I reported on Apex Legends pro players getting hacked during the Global Series tournament, and now the developer Respawn Entertainment has released a small statement.

Proton Hotfix updated for Apex Legends to work again on Steam Deck / Linux

By Liam Dawe,
A recent update to Apex Legends has been causing some havoc on Linux / Steam Deck, but now Valve have released a fresh update to Proton Hotfix to get it working again.

Goober Dash is a chaotic 32-player Race Royale

By Liam Dawe,
From the creators of the rather great Rocket Bot Royale, Winterpixel Games Inc. just announced Goober Dash, a racing royale game of pure chaos.

Apex Legends Ignite Update broke anti-cheat on Steam Deck / Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Well, here we go again. Apex Legends just launched the Ignite Update, and with it sadly it seems they messed up Easy Anti-Cheat for Steam Deck / Linux.

PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs heads to Steam in 2024

By Liam Dawe,
Finally! PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle was a lot of fun back when it originally released in 2020, sadly it was exclusive to Google's shuttered cloud gaming service Stadia but a proper cross-platform release is coming in early 2024.

Apex Legends banning some Linux players, keep an eye out Steam Deck players

By Liam Dawe,
It appears that Apex Legends from Respawn and EA has started banning some players on Linux, and while the Steam Deck uses Linux too it seems nearly all the bans were desktop Linux players.

Totally Accurate Battlegrounds now works on Linux and Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Totally Accurate Battlegrounds got upgraded recently due to needing to implement new anti-cheat, and thanks to that this free to play game now works on Linux Desktop and Steam Deck.

Hunt: Showdown added Easy Anti-Cheat for Steam Deck & Linux

By Liam Dawe,
While no announcement from the developer has been made yet, Hunt: Showdown now has the Easy Anti-Cheat file needed and works on Steam Deck and Linux Desktop.

Top-down PvPvE Battle Royale game Gene Shift Auto now free to play on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
After many years of development and going through multiple different names like Subvein, Mutant Factions and Gene Shift — the online mode has gone free to play as Gene Shift Auto.

The Cycle: Frontier works nicely on Steam Deck and Linux desktops

By Liam Dawe,
Initially an Epic Store exclusive, you can now play The Cycle: Frontier free on Steam and thanks to Proton — on Steam Deck and Linux desktops.

CRSED: F.O.A.D. is like PUBG with powers, now on Linux and Steam Deck Verified

By Liam Dawe,
We may not have PUBG supported on Linux / Steam Deck yet but we do now have CRSED: F.O.A.D. (previously called Cuisine Royale), a Battle Royale game that looks quite a bit like PUBG but sprinkles in some powers.

Super Animal Royale gets Steam Deck support

By Liam Dawe,
There's a Battle Royale for everything now of course and Super Animal Royale puts 64 furry things in an arena and makes them fight until the end. Oh, it also now has Steam Deck support.

Rocket Bot Royale is like a Worms styled Battle Royale with jumping tanks

By Liam Dawe,
Rocket Bot Royale is a brand new release from developer Winterpixel Games that seems to be what you get if you took Worms, turned it into a Battle Royale and turned everyone into a tank.

Apex Legends now broken on Steam Deck and Linux desktops (update: fixed)

By Liam Dawe,
Even though Apex Legends was marked officially Steam Deck Verified by Valve on March 9, that we covered in an article, it's now been updated and it's broken on Steam Deck and Linux desktops.

Apex Legends gets Steam Deck Verified

By Liam Dawe,
The day we've all been waiting for right? Apex Legends from Respawn and EA has now been officially Steam Deck Verified.

PUBG's newer anti-cheat sounds problematic for the Steam Deck and Linux

By Liam Dawe,
PUBG is currently a game that doesn't work at all on Linux due to anti-cheat, even with the Steam Deck coming it's sounding like a game that won't play nicely. Oh, it's also going free to play.

Get the feel of the classic GTA2 played online in Geneshift with a massive new map

By Liam Dawe,
Lots of people love the original GTA and GTA2, myself included and Geneshift has a major overhaul (again) that tweaks the Battle Royale gameplay along with a huge new map to give classic GTA2 vibes.

Stadia gets PAC-MAN 64-player Battle Royale, Jedi: Fallen Order soon and HUMANKIND beta

By Liam Dawe,
When Google started hyping up three days of announcements and demos, it has probably disappointed many that the first day was PAC-MAN.
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