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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.

FNA dev and porter Ethan Lee stops future macOS ports, Linux to be their focus

By Liam Dawe,
Ethan Lee, the developer responsible for the XNA reimplementation FNA along with around 50 game ports to Linux and macOS has announced the sunsetting of future macOS ports with a big update to a bunch of existing games.

The best Linux distros for gaming in 2021

By Liam Dawe,
For newer Linux users or people looking to switch, it can be a minefield to try and find accurate and up to date info on what Linux distro to game with. Here to help. What is the best Linux distribution for gaming? It's actually not a tough question.

Valve dev clarifies what some of their upcoming and recent Linux work is actually for

By Liam Dawe,
Valve are committed to Linux and Linux gaming with Steam, that much is currently clear. They're working with so many contractors on various things, and it seems not everything is as people think.

According to a Stadia developer, streamers should be paying publishers and it backfired

By Liam Dawe,
After a three day event to show off new games for Stadia, along with three special demos now live you would think Google was having a good time. Unfortunately, one developer derailed it all.

Skullgirls developer Lab Zero lays off everyone who hadn't quit

By Liam Dawe,
Things continue not going well for Lab Zero Games, after many essential staff up and quit over the behaviour of studio owner Mike Zaimont.

Unity Technologies officially files to go public with an IPO

By Liam Dawe,
Unity Technologies, creator on the Unity game engine has now formally applied for IPO (initial public offering) and the documents are pretty revealing.

The Steam Play Proton compatibility layer turns two years old

By Liam Dawe,
Two years ago to the date, Valve Software made an announcement that would change Linux gaming on Steam: that announcement was the new version of Steam Play with the Proton compatibility layer.

Looks like the recent upwards trend of the Linux market share has calmed down

By Liam Dawe,
Recently, the NetMarketShare website and the Steam Hardware Survey showed the Linux share was rising but it appears both have now calmed down.

Remembering an indie gem with Osmos over 10 years later

By Liam Dawe,
Ah Osmos, what an absolute gem that was back when it released for Linux in 2010. Looking back, it's one of the first set of new-wave indie games to kick-start Linux gaming.

Our quick-picks of the best Linux games of 2020 so far

By Liam Dawe,
We're half-way through the year already? Madness. Even with all the craziness of 2020 going on, lots of games still managed to get out of the door.

The Linux market share appears to continue rising with Ubuntu winning

By Liam Dawe,
Take it with your usual dose of salt and scepticism but when looking over the Linux market share, at least on NetMarketShare it appears to continue rising.

Supraland stops supporting Linux shortly after leaving GOG entirely

By Liam Dawe,
Supraland, a highly rated open-world puzzle adventure, has now removed mentions of Linux on Steam as the developer is unable to actually support it.

The Steam Game Festival Summer Edition is over, here's our round-up

By Liam Dawe,
Now that the Steam Game Festival - Summer Edition is over, here's a round-up of of our coverage and some more thoughts.

The Linux market share still appears to be rising

By Liam Dawe,
Looking at multiple places, it appears like the Linux desktop has been on something of a roll lately with the market share starting to trend upwards.

Editorial - Linux Gaming's Ticking Clock

By Marc Di Luzio,
Years ago, when we could still meet in the hundreds in small enclosed spaces, I was speaking to a Valve employee and brought up the topic of integrating Wine into Steam.

G2A has paid Wube Software over illegitimate Factorio keys

By Liam Dawe,
Last year, the website G2A once again went into the spotlight due to their market place allowing anyone to sell game keys and often they're from dubious sources. Now G2A has given an update.

Microsoft Build - DirectX and Linux (WSL) plus more

By Liam Dawe,
During the Microsoft Build 2020 developer conference, Microsoft has raised a number of eyebrows at their Linux plans.
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