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

By liamdawe, 11 April 2018 at 1:30 pm UTC (30 Comments)
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

By liamdawe, 4 April 2018 at 6:22 am UTC (90 Comments)
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

By liamdawe, 30 March 2018 at 1:04 pm UTC (96 Comments)
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

By liamdawe, 16 March 2018 at 3:01 pm UTC (28 Comments)
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

By cloudif, 28 February 2018 at 8:05 pm UTC (16 Comments)
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

By liamdawe, 28 February 2018 at 10:13 am UTC (19 Comments)
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

By liamdawe, 16 February 2018 at 10:28 pm UTC (29 Comments)
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

By liamdawe, 14 February 2018 at 1:41 pm UTC (24 Comments)
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

By liamdawe, 8 February 2018 at 2:00 pm UTC (102 Comments)
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

By liamdawe, 5 February 2018 at 9:59 am UTC (127 Comments)
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.

The developers of fan-made Halo game 'Project Contingency' have decided not to support Linux

By liamdawe, 4 February 2018 at 8:51 pm UTC (34 Comments)
I'll be honest, I'm not too bothered about Project Contingency deciding not to support Linux because I've only just heard of it, it's still in the early stages and Installation 01 will support Linux.

Looking for ways to spice up your gaming? Here’s a few games with awesome mods

By BTRE, 4 February 2018 at 7:22 pm UTC (14 Comments)
With the continuous stream of new releases, it’s sometimes hard to remember that there's still plenty of excuses to fire up games you already own. User-made modifications are one of the best things about being a PC gamer and so I’ve taken the time to make a very biased list of games that have great mods.

BATTALION 1944 is not coming to Linux, despite showing a SteamOS icon and system requirements

By liamdawe, 1 February 2018 at 11:26 am UTC (28 Comments)
There's always going to be problems when developers are able to set anything they like on Steam with no proper checks from Valve. Despite listing SteamOS/Linux system requirements and showing a SteamOS icon, BATTALION 1944 is not coming to Linux.

Microsoft is rumoured to be looking to buy Valve, EA and others

By liamdawe, 30 January 2018 at 7:35 pm UTC (121 Comments)
The rumour mill is spinning rather quickly lately, with rumours about Microsoft apparently looking at buying Valve, EA and others.

GDC’s annual "State of the Gaming Industry" report is out, shows encouraging signs for Linux

By BTRE, 25 January 2018 at 6:59 pm UTC (11 Comments)
The report is a survey of around 4,000 game developers that’s released as a snapshot of the industry ahead of the annual Game Developers Conference. There are positive signs for Linux as a platform in the responses.
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