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Ubuntu 20.04 has hit Beta (as have all the extra flavours) - help make it a release to remember

By Liam Dawe,
Ah Ubuntu, it's like a warm cuddly blanket or a favourite jumper. There's others in your wardrobe but nothing is quite like the comfy and safe feel of it. A major new version is approaching with Ubuntu 20.04 which is a "Long Term Support" release.

Valve and CodeWeavers now offering test builds of Proton before release with Proton 5.0-6 RC1 up

By Liam Dawe,
Looks like Valve and CodeWeavers are switching up how Proton is released, with a series of test builds now being provided before a new stable release in the hopes of seeing fewer issues.

X-Plane 11.50 has a first Beta with Vulkan API support which should improve performance

By Liam Dawe,
X-Plane 11 is a very highly rated flight simulation game and Laminar Research have been working on advancing the graphics side of it, with a first Beta out for the next version with Vulkan support.

NVIDIA have a new Vulkan Beta Driver out for Linux - helping DOOM Eternal on Steam Play

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA continue to fix up and improve their Linux drivers, with a brand new Vulkan Beta Driver available today.

Valve's revamp of Artifact with a 2.0 Beta will start going out to players sometime soon

By Liam Dawe,
Valve recently announced to expect news for their card game Artifact sometime soon, and now they're saying an Artifact 2.0 Beta will start trickling out to players.

A new OpenRA test build is up for classic RTS action, with more single-player mission support

By Liam Dawe,
The incredible people hacking away on OpenRA have a new test build up to provide a better experience playing Command & Conquer, Red Alert and Dune 2000 on modern systems.

Valve have a new Beta installer for the Linux Steam Client for the brave tester

By Liam Dawe,
Valve continue to push Linux gaming forward and today they have a new Beta installer available to try for the Steam Client.

New SteamVR Beta has some essential Half-Life: Alyx fixes for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
While Half-Life: Alyx isn't on Linux (yet—it's coming), Valve are still trying to get it working as good as possible with Steam Play Proton and a new update for SteamVR is up.

New Steam Client Beta up with Linux updates, Valve prepping Proton 5.0-5

By Liam Dawe,
Valve have released a new Steam Client Beta which pulls in a couple of Linux improvements and they appear to be preparing a new Proton version with a tweak for Half-Life: Alyx.

Unity 2020.1 beta is out and they're offering a GeForce RTX 2080 GPU for bug reports

By Liam Dawe,
The Unity team have put out the first Beta for Unity 2020.1 which will form the first of two "TECH stream" releases for this year.

3dSen NES emulator gives classics some 3D depth and it's pretty awesome

By Liam Dawe,
3dSen, an upcoming Emulator currently in development is now going through some Beta testing. Unlike some other Emulators, it doesn't just support old games, it aims to redefine them.

2D isometric adventure 'BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION' now has a Linux Beta available

By Liam Dawe,
BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION recently released from The Brotherhood and it does look quite amazing. As promised, they're going to support Linux and a Beta is up now.

A new Steam Client Beta is up, fixing some annoyances for Linux users

By Liam Dawe,
Valve have released a fresh update to Steam for those of you testing out the Beta, and with it comes some fixes for annoyances.

Lair of the Clockwork God gains an unofficial Linux build for testing

By Liam Dawe,
Size Five Games (The Swindle, Ben There, Dan That!) recently released Lair of the Clockwork God, a very good looking mix of a point and click adventure with a platformer and they've got a Linux build up.

Children are indestructible weapons in 'Dad Quest' - Linux Beta out now

By Liam Dawe,
Possibly one of the quirkiest platformers I've ever come across, Dad Quest is now officially in Beta for Linux on Steam.
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