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Splitgate gets an extended Beta, developers raise $10M

By Liam Dawe,
1047 Games has seen Splitgate blow away all of their expectations, so much so they had to take the game offline (it's back now) and extend the Beta.

Looks like Splitgate will be the next 'big thing' FPS supported on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Splitgate released official native Linux support recently when the open Beta went live, and it seems to be hitting it big pulling in plenty of regular players.

Splitgate the FPS with portals (formerly Splitgate: Arena Warfare) is confirmed for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Splitgate, originally called Splitgate: Arena Warfare, is going through a huge overhaul and relaunching on July 27 and now Linux support is confirmed.

The 'Homesteading' update for survival game Vintage Story is shaping up to be huge

By Liam Dawe,
With a whole decoration system coming, survival game Vintage Story is going to be expanding in a big way with the upcoming Homesteading update that has a Release Candidate out now.

RimWorld 1.3 now in Beta, Ideology expansion announced

By Liam Dawe,
Some huge things are coming to RimWorld and soon too, with Ludeon Studios announcing the major RimWorld 1.3 update is now available in a Beta and a big new Ideology expansion was announced.

NVIDIA 470.42.01 for Linux adds DLSS for Proton, Xwayland, asynchronous reprojection

By Liam Dawe,
This is it. The big one! NVIDIA has today released the NVIDIA 470.42.01 beta driver which brings in lots of fun new things and further improves their Linux support.

Classic open source RTS Warzone 2100 has a Beta out for the upcoming 4.1 release

By Liam Dawe,
After the huge 4.0 release back in April that added in the Vulkan renderer, a new update for Warzone 2100 is in need of testing as they clean up a backlog of bug fixes.

Steam Play Proton 6.3-5 has a first Release Candidate out with lots of changes

By Liam Dawe,
Time for a weekend of testing as the next version of Steam Play Proton is closing in with Proton 6.3-5 having a first Release Candidate now available.

Linux Mint 20.2 has a Beta version now available

By Liam Dawe,
Linux Mint 20.2 is close to being ready with a first Beta version now available with the Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce desktop variants up for some testing.

Latest Steam Client Beta improves Proton startup times, fixes login issue

By Liam Dawe,
Been having trouble logging into Steam lately? You're not alone, it seems there was a problem with the auto-login which has now been solved.

Piepacker goes Open Beta, play retro games online with friends in a browser tab

By Liam Dawe,
Piepacker is something we previewed recently, a game streaming / cloud gaming service designed around retro games that enables you to seamlessly play online with others. It's now in Open Beta.

Prepare to smash blocks together as Petal Crash Online is out now in Beta

By Liam Dawe,
Petal Crash Online brings the fantastic style and gameplay from Petal Crash to everyone across the world to compete, with it currently being an exclusive Beta on

Loop Hero gets a big 1.1 Beta upgrade and a mini-documentary

By Liam Dawe,
After being something of a mega indie hit when it launched Loop Hero quietened down quite a lot but it back with a fresh Beta upgrade and it's a big one.

Pop!_OS 21.04 has a Beta out now with their new COSMIC desktop

By Liam Dawe,
System76 have recently released the first Beta of their Linux distribution Pop!_OS 21.04, which comes with their brand new COSMIC desktop environment.

Valve looks to be overhauling Steam Library folders to finally make them more useful

By Liam Dawe,
We're seeing even more leaks out of a recent Steam Beta update from Valve that not only hinted at the SteamPal console, and the new Downloads page but also a big overhaul to the Library manager.

Look after and manage young pop stars in Idol Manager, with a Beta available now

By Liam Dawe,
Here's one we completely missed from Kickstarter that was fully funded back in 2018 and has a Beta available now. Idol Manager is all about developing your agency and looking after the stars of tomorrow.

Classic freeware shooter 'AssaultCube' is making a comeback

By Liam Dawe,
AssaultCube, a name I bet plenty of Linux users know but haven't heard anything of in a long time. It hasn't seen a release since *checks notes* 2013. However, it's going to make a return.

SCS put up an open Beta for multiplayer in Euro Truck Sim 2 and American Truck Sim

By Liam Dawe,
To be available in an opt-in Beta on Steam, SCS Software are officially bringing online multiplayer to both of their truck sims with Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator.

Aquarium builder Megaquarium gets a huge performance lift in the latest Beta plus big sale

By Liam Dawe,
It seems like Twice Circled are preparing to continue expanding their aquarium building tycoon sim Megaquarium, as a new Beta is out now with some mighty changes.

NVIDIA released another small update to their Vulkan Beta Driver

By Liam Dawe,
After releasing upgrading their stable drivers with version 460.80 following the release of the the RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti for laptops - a new Vulkan Beta Driver is out now.
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