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Editorial: An open letter to Valve on why they should keep on embracing Linux

BTRE,
News in the last week, heck, in the last few weeks and months have the potential to shake up the games industry significantly. It certainly may have huge repercussions for Linux gaming. It’s also been a little hard to follow sometimes, so I decided to explain many of the developments of the past few months and put them within an easy-to-understand context.

The Steam for Linux limited beta was six years ago tomorrow, where's the cake?

liamdawe,
Six years ago tomorrow (yes really!) Valve announced the Steam for Linux beta for a limited amount of interested gamers.

The Steam Hardware Survey for October 2018 shows a small drop for Linux, a look at daily and monthly active users

liamdawe,
After initially showing the decrease as an increase, it seems Valve have now corrected the Steam Hardware Survey results for October 2018.

Steam Play thoughts: A Valve game streaming service

liamdawe,
With the talk of some big players moving into cloud gaming, along with a number of people thinking Valve will also be doing it, here’s a few thoughts from me.

No Brakes Games have discontinued Linux support for Human: Fall Flat

liamdawe,
Some sad news to wake up to, as No Brakes Games have discontinued Linux support for Human: Fall Flat.

A statement from HOF Studios about the Depth of Extinction Steam key removal, plus thoughts

liamdawe,
After writing about how the developer of Depth of Extinction revoked a user’s externally purchased Steam key after leaving a negative review, the developer reached out to give a statement.

Game developer revokes a user's Steam key after negative review

liamdawe,
Here's a case of how to definitely not deal with getting negative feedback. A developer of Depth of Extinction revoked a user's key after a negative review.

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'

liamdawe,
In a move that's going to raise a lot of eyebrows, Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and other important open source workloads from patent assertions'.

Some thoughts on Valve’s new Steam Play feature and what it means for Linux gaming

liamdawe,
With the dust settling on the absolute bomb that Valve dropped with the new Steam Play feature, I’ve had a little time now to think about the broader implications.

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.
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