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Steam has turned 18 years old and PC gaming has never been the same since

By Liam Dawe,
It's truly hard to imagine just how much Valve managed to change what PC gaming is thanks to Steam. On September 12, the Steam client celebrated 18 years.

Clearing up what games will and won't run on the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
There seems to be some confusion brewing on what games will actually run on the Steam Deck, so let this serve as a reminder on keeping expectations in check. Here's a quick refresher of how things are right now.

I look forward to all the improvements KDE Plasma will get with the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
One thing I am excited about when it comes to the Steam Deck is that it has a full desktop Linux mode, which is powered by KDE Plasma and I don't think that's getting the attention it deserves.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 6: A Lone Marine Battled

By Hamish,
In the same vein as Quake: The Offering, the next game in the series got a similar treatment for Linux with Quake II: Colossus from Macmillan Digital Publishing, containing Quake II as well as it's two mission packs The Reckoning and Ground Zero.

Faster Zombies to Steam Deck: The History of Valve and Linux Gaming

By Liam Dawe,
Well, Valve and Linux Gaming together have come a very long way since the early blogs posts about getting Left 4 Dead 2 running fast on Linux to the new Steam Deck. But just how far have they come? Let's do a little reminiscing.

A new Valve game for the Steam Deck? It's not out of the realm of possibility

By Liam Dawe,
With the Steam Deck upcoming, what do we think the chances are that Valve will reveal a new game to go along side it?

The Valve Steam Deck, lots of excitement and plenty to think about for Linux gaming

By Liam Dawe,
Now that Valve has actually revealed the Steam Deck, we finally know what all their recent Linux work has been for over the last few years. We have some thoughts to share on it both positive and negative.

Steam on a Chromebook could be closer than we think, with an AMD dGPU model coming

By Liam Dawe,
Thanks to new info spotted by Chrome Unboxed, we've seen more hints of a more powerful Chromebook coming which would make for a reasonable gaming unit.

What we want to see from the possible SteamPal handheld from Valve

By Liam Dawe,
You've all seen the rumours by now, and apparent confirmation from Ars that Valve has been working on the SteamPal, a Linux powered handheld that could be released this year. Here's a short list of what we want from it.

Hints appear of Valve making a handheld Steam "SteamPal" Neptune console

By Liam Dawe,
Well well, perhaps we finally know what the end game is here for the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer and a lot of the other work Valve has been doing for Linux with a possible handheld Steam console. UPDATED.

Talking Point: how about a monthly Steam Game Pass from Valve

By Liam Dawe,
Subscriptions, they're everywhere and more seem to appear all the time. So, what IF Valve were to announce their own Steam Game Pass to give you access to a great many games?

VR is absolutely insane, I am officially a convert and it works mostly great on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
It is time! I finally have a Valve Index with thanks to supporter Scaine and it has genuinely blown a few braincells away with just how incredible an experience it actually is.

US Supreme Court sides with Google against Oracle about copying APIs being 'fair use'

By Liam Dawe,
It's being widely reported today that in the decade-long battle of Google vs Oracle that the US Supreme Court has now finally ruled in Google's favour. This is huge, for Linux and Linux Gaming too.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 5: Quaking in My Boots

By Hamish,
Dave Taylor can be credited with kickstarting the commercial Linux gaming industry with his ports of the games Doom and Abuse. Before leaving id Software he also graced us with a Linux port of Quake, which was later taken by Macmillan Digital Publishing to form the basis of their retail Quake: The Offering package.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 4: Installing Red Hat Linux 7.3

By Hamish,
I had some grief installing Red Hat Linux 7.3 but with persistence I was able to get it installed. In terms of compatibility though Valhalla proved to be far superior, so I decided to stick with it and focus on improving other parts of the system instead.

Valheim is just an incredible experience you need to play

By Liam Dawe,
Why is Valheim so popular? People have asked. Well, how we feel about games is always highly subjective and here's my own initial thoughts on it after many hours lost inside its world.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 3: Installing Red Hat Linux 9

By Hamish,
My first choice was to run Red Hat Linux 9, for the arbitrary reason that it was the final release of the once dominant distribution and the second to feature the delightful Bluecurve desktop theme for both Gnome and KDE. I knew then that I was cutting things a bit close, but I still found myself disappointed with the outcome.

What we expect to come from Valve to help Linux gaming in 2021

By Liam Dawe,
By now you've probably heard either through us in our previous article or elsewhere that Valve are cooking something up to help Linux gaming even further. We have an idea on what one part of it is.

Valve's review of 2020 shows off pretty big numbers - 120 million monthly active users

By Liam Dawe,
With 2020 done and out the way, Valve have put up a 'Year in Review' post highlighting a bunch of facts about what people were doing on Steam and some of the numbers are pretty surprising. Valve also tease more coming for Linux gaming and their continued support.

The Linux distribution I was most thankful for in 2020 - EndeavourOS

By Liam Dawe,
How do you know when someone uses Arch Linux? They will tell you. Welcome to an article telling you about how I use Arch Linux, well sort of anyway.
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