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You can now try the RetroArch Playtest on Steam for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
With the awesome RetroArch application for running emulators and all sorts coming to Steam, they now have a Playtest available you can opt into to try it out.

Valve expand Steam Input to support more of the PS5 DualSense Controller

By Liam Dawe,
Valve sent over a press announcement to highlight that the Steam Input API has expanded its support of the brand new PS5 DualSense Controller.

X4: Foundations gets a 4.0 Beta with the 'biggest free update so far'

By Liam Dawe,
Egosoft are continuing to expand their absolutely massive space simulator X4: Foundations, with a Beta now available for the free 4.0 update that will release properly early in 2021.

Godot Engine 3.2.4 gets a second Beta with lots of improvements

By Liam Dawe,
Godot Engine continues seeing upgrades to the current 3.x series while the work is ongoing to bring Vulkan support the upcoming Godot 4.0. The second Beta of Godot Engine 3.2.4 is out now.

Steam adds initial PS5 DualSense controller support, improves Xbox Series X

By Liam Dawe,
Another fresh Steam Client Beta went up on November 13, improving support of Steam's own Steam Input handling with the newer controllers from the next generation consoles.

NVIDIA Vulkan Beta 455.46.01 driver out now

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA have released another update to their quickly advancing Vulkan Beta Driver, with the 455.46.01 release out.

Beamdog need testers for major updates to Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

By Liam Dawe,
Canadian studio Beamdog who made the Enhanced Editions of Baldur's Gate I & II, Icewind Dale and others are currently testing a huge upgrade for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.

Linux game manager Lutris gets a 0.5.8 Release Candidate

By Liam Dawe,
The absolutely huge 0.5.8 update for the game manager Lutris is one step closer to a proper release, with a Release Candidate out now.

Steam Play Proton 5.13 gets a Release Candidate, Valve working on new Vulkan extension

By Liam Dawe,
Two pieces of Valve news to cover this Tuesday morning including new updates to Steam Play Proton and an upcoming Vulkan extension to help deal with other APIs and porting.

Minecraft has a first snapshot up for the huge Caves & Cliffs update

By Liam Dawe,
While we have to wait until much later next year for the full release of Minecraft Caves & Cliffs, the team at Mojang have put out some of the new bits to play with in a snapshot development build.

Hacking and social deduction game Untrusted enters Beta

By Liam Dawe,
Up for a little mystery, hacking and trying to figure out who is out to get you? Untrusted is an online multiplayer (10 to 16 players) hacking/social deduction game.

Valve rolls out Steam Playtest to devs, new Steam Beta up with Linux improvements

By Liam Dawe,
Valve announced last night that they're beginning the proper roll-out of Steam Playtest, a system that allows developers to bring in testers without messing with beta keys. Additionally, a new Steam Client Beta is up.

Half-Life re-imagining Black Mesa has a Definitive Edition available in Beta now

By Liam Dawe,
As promised by the team at Crowbar Collective around the 1.0 release, a Definitive Edition of Black Mesa is coming and there's now a Beta.

Godot 3.2.4 has a first beta with 2D batching for GLES3

By Liam Dawe,
Despite the small version bump, Godot 3.2.4 will be quite big release for game developers wanting to squeeze out some more performance.

Stadia gets exclusive HUMANKIND beta, ARK: Survival Evolved heading to Stadia Pro + more

By Liam Dawe,
Day 2 of 3 down for the Stadia event, with multiple new announcements to go through of new games coming and extras playable right now.
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