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Talking point: Leaving user reviews for Linux games can really help a developer

liamdawe,
We all know the current Linux gaming market share isn't turning heads and it can be tough to persuade developers that having a Linux version is worth it. I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about user reviews and how they can help out.

The amount of Linux users on Steam has increased when going by daily active users

liamdawe,
Here's an interesting way to look at how the amount of Linux users on Steam has changed over time, when looking at the amount of daily active users.

The Steam Linux market share for June was 0.52% as Steam is still growing rather rapidly

liamdawe,
Valve have put out another of their monthly Steam Hardware & Software Survey and it puts the Linux market share figure on Steam at 0.52%.

The Atari VCS team aren't doing themselves any favours by accusing The Register of being professional trolls

liamdawe,
It seems the Atari VCS team are burning bridges before they're even built, as they accused the well respected tech news site The Register of professional trolling.

How to be a great advocate for a niche gaming platform

mdiluz,
Directly helping to bring games to Linux can be super complicated - I’m talking low-level, real-time, writing-a-GUI-in-Visual-Basic-to-hack-the-Gibson complicated. What if there was a way to support the platform you love with just your regular old self?

Steam revamps profile privacy settings, Steam Spy no longer able to operate

liamdawe,
While I was asleep Valve announced some new profile privacy settings which are good for users, but it seems Steam Spy is likely going to shut down as a result.

Valve confirms their continued support for Linux gaming

liamdawe,
It seems my recent article about Valve removing the link to the Steam Machines page caused quite a stir, so Valve have now confirmed their continued support for Linux gaming.

Valve has removed the Steam Machine section from Steam

liamdawe,
In a move that's not exactly surprising, Valve has quietly removed the Steam Machine section from Steam.

The developer of One Hour One Life on keeping games code & assets open and not launching on Steam

liamdawe,
The developer of One Hour One Life and The Castle Doctrine has made two interesting posts lately, one about not launching a game on Steam and one about keeping your game code and assets open to anyone.

Learning to game-dev on Linux: Resolutiion is a Zelda-like in the making

cloudif,
We are sitting outside a German cafe, enjoying the last warm days of 2015, imagining our video game project. We wanted something like Zelda on the Super Nintendo but more futuristic. And with pixels — many, many pixels.

The situation with 'Underworld Ascendant' and Linux support is currently a little confusing

liamdawe,
Underworld Ascendant, the action RPG from the original creators of Ultima Underworld added Linux support as part of the original Kickstarter back in 2015. Now, it seems they're not too sure what they're doing with Linux support.

Development on the new System Shock has been paused

liamdawe,
Stephen Kick, CEO of Nightdive Studios has written up a post on the System Shock reboot Kickstarter, to state that development has been paused.

THQ Nordic now own Koch Media GmbH

liamdawe,
Not that it really means all that much for us, but interesting nonetheless, THQ Nordic has acquired Koch Media GmbH.

Valve has boosted their Linux ranks by hiring another developer to work on open source graphics

liamdawe,
Further evidence that Valve is here for the long-run, they've hired yet another developer to help improve open source graphics drivers on Linux.

Windows 10 S might alarm Valve into boosting SteamOS again

liamdawe,
You might have heard of Microsoft's latest plans to keep people on their own store, with a locked down Windows 10 S mode to be available on all versions of Windows.
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