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Editorial: No, Valve is not killing SteamOS or the Steam Controller

By liamdawe, 18 July 2017 at 9:34 pm UTC (75 Comments)
Another day, another journalist claiming that Valve is killing SteamOS (amongst other things mentioned) and it couldn't be further from the truth. I'm going to be pretty blunt in this one, because it needs to be.

Game store itch seems to have a problem with people selling pirated games

By liamdawe, 12 July 2017 at 7:35 pm UTC (14 Comments)
Here's a sad one, some low-life's have been using the game store itch to sell cheap copies of other people's games for cheap.

ARK: Survival Evolved has just had a price increase, it has more than doubled

By liamdawe, 6 July 2017 at 7:01 pm UTC (48 Comments)
Studio Wildcard seem to repeatedly mess up Early Access for ARK: Survival Evolved. First with a DLC for an unfinished game and now this new eye watering price.

Steam just keeps growing according to a presentation Valve did recently, UI update is coming

By liamdawe, 5 July 2017 at 2:12 pm UTC (44 Comments)
Recently, Valve did a presentation about Steam during Indigo 2017 which took place in June. The interesting and not surprising thing here is that Steam just keeps on growing.

Some things developers might want to think about when bringing a game to Linux

By liamdawe, 4 July 2017 at 1:07 pm UTC (69 Comments)
I posed a question on Twitter recently where I asked developers to jump in with thoughts on essential things to know about when bringing a game to Linux. Let’s look over some answers!

The Witcher 3 didn't come to Linux likely as a result of the user-backlash from The Witcher 2

By liamdawe, 3 July 2017 at 9:20 pm UTC (322 Comments)
The Witcher 3 is something Linux users have been practically begging to have, but the problem is that it seems it will likely never come to Linux. An ex-Virtual Programming developer has taken to reddit explaining why this may have happened.

The share of Linux users on Steam is still holding steady

By liamdawe, 2 July 2017 at 11:58 am UTC (69 Comments)
Another month goes by and Valve have released their Steam Hardware Survey. It shows a drop in Linux marketshare, but it's not as bad as people claim.

GamingOnLinux is turning 8 years old soon, here’s what we have planned and some thoughts on 2017

By liamdawe, 2 July 2017 at 11:00 am UTC (33 Comments)
The website is growing up! On the 5th of July GamingOnLinux will turn 8 years old and we have a little plan. Plus a few quick thoughts on 2017 so far.

Paradox has acquired Triumph Studios, makers of Age of Wonders & Overlord

By liamdawe, 30 June 2017 at 8:27 am UTC (18 Comments)
This is very interesting! Paradox have announced that they've acquired Triumph Studios, makers of Age of Wonders and Overlord.

Facepunch Studios 'Rust' has $4.3 million in refunds

By liamdawe, 29 June 2017 at 9:44 am UTC (17 Comments)
Facepunch Studios developer Garry Newman tweeted out yesterday about how Rust has done in terms of refunds, turns out it's quite a lot.

IO Interactive retains the rights to HITMAN and becomes fully independent

By liamdawe, 16 June 2017 at 6:52 pm UTC (39 Comments)
Good news for fans of HITMAN, as IO Interactive have confirmed they've retained the rights and become a fully independent studio.

The Ashes of the Singularity Linux request topic has more requests than the game has reviews

By liamdawe, 4 June 2017 at 5:54 pm UTC (17 Comments)
In an impressive show of support, the post from the Stardock CEO asking for Ashes of the Singularity Linux version requests has more posts than reviews on Steam.

An update on the Xenonauts Linux port that's only for 'legacy customers'

By liamdawe, 16 May 2017 at 4:52 pm UTC (12 Comments)
I recently wrote about how the Linux version of Xenonauts is no longer supported with the developer now saying it's only for 'legacy customers', I reached out to the developer for some answers and here's what they told me.

Square Enix is selling Io-Interactive, developer of HITMAN

By liamdawe, 14 May 2017 at 7:12 pm UTC (11 Comments)
In a move that might prove frustrating for fans of HITMAN, Square Enix are selling the developer Io-Interactive.

The Linux port of Xenonauts is not supported and was only made for 'legacy customers'

By liamdawe, 12 May 2017 at 6:42 pm UTC (24 Comments)
Here's your utterly weird news of the day. Some time ago Xenonauts was ported to Linux by Knockout Games. The official website now claims it's not actually supported and is only meant for whatever the heck they mean by 'legacy customers'.
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