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Fall Guys to become Epic Exclusive for new owners, so no Steam Deck support then

By Liam Dawe,
Here we go again. Another game is moving from Steam to become an Epic Exclusive and this time it's Fall Guys.

Heroic Games Launcher 2.3.1 adds themes, platform selection, auto update

By Liam Dawe,
Heroic Games Launcher 2.3.1 is officially out now, bringing with it some big new features to help you manage games from Epic Games and GOG.

Heroic Games Launcher for Epic & GOG gets themes, platform selection, favourites

By Liam Dawe,
Heroic Games Launcher continues evolving to provide a way to manage your Epic Games and GOG libraries on Linux and other platforms with a fresh Beta release out now.

Fortnite added to Xbox Cloud Gaming, easier than ever to play on Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Microsoft has today announced that the massive free to play game Fortnite is now on Xbox Cloud Gaming, this makes it easier than ever to play it on Linux and Steam Deck.

Heroic Games Launcher for Epic and GOG on Linux and Steam Deck new Beta available

By Liam Dawe,
The Heroic Games Launcher is a very simple to use free and open source app to manage and download your Epic Games Store and GOG collections on Linux and Steam Deck.

Unreal Engine 5 has officially launched, lots of Linux and Vulkan improvements

By Liam Dawe,
After being available in Early Access since May 2021 and Preview since February 2022, Epic Games has today released Unreal Engine 5 which will no doubt go on to power some of the biggest upcoming releases.

Heroic Games Launcher now on Flathub, even easier to run Epic Games on Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Heroic Games Launcher, the community-made open source app for the Epic Games Store, is now available as a Flatpak on Flathub making it even easier to install and setup on Linux and Steam Deck.

An update on installing Epic Games on Steam Deck, plus accessing the SD Card

By Liam Dawe,
This is a short update to my previous guide on installing the Epic Games store on the Steam Deck using Proton, plus how to enable access to an SD Card.

Heroic Games Launcher gets closer to a Flathub release

By Liam Dawe,
Heroic Games Launcher is a great multi-platform alternative client for Epic Games and GOG, which helps get your games working on Linux and Steam Deck and a new release is out with version 2.2.2.

Heroic Games Launcher 2.2 (plus a hotfix) adds GOG support

By Liam Dawe,
Heroic Games Launcher is truly becoming one of the best game managers available for Linux. Not only does it support Epic Games, it's just expanded to cover GOG too.

Tim Sweeney has a point about Fortnite EAC support

By Samsai,
One of the big topics of discourse in the Linux gaming sphere recently has been Tim Sweeney's statement on porting Fortnite to the Steam Deck, where Sweeney argues that Linux would be too difficult of a target and the market not big enough to warrant the amount of resources it would take to bring all of Fortnite on the platform.

Epic Games CEO says a clear No to Fortnite on Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Were you hoping to easily play Fortnite on the upcoming Steam Deck? Well, Tim Sweeney the Epic Games CEO has made it clear that it's not going to happen officially.

Heroic Games Launcher for Epic Games on Linux gets some more fixes

By Liam Dawe,
Readying up for the onslaught of users on the Steam Deck who will probably want to play some of their Epic Store loot, the free and open source Heroic Games Launcher has a new bug fix release up.

Heroic Games Launcher for Epic Games on Linux adds gamepad support

By Liam Dawe,
Making things even easier for the upcoming Steam Deck, the unofficial Heroic Games Launcher for Epic Games can now be navigated with a gamepad.

Easy Anti-Cheat not as simple as expected for Proton and Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Even though Epic Games announced recently how they expanded support for Easy Anti-Cheat to have full support of native Linux, plus Wine / Proton (and so the Steam Deck), it seems it's not as easy as we hoped.

Heroic Games Launcher 2.0.0 brings a much improved login system for Epic Games

By Liam Dawe,
Ending 2021 with quite the bang, the unofficial Epic Games Store app Heroic Games Launcher put up a big new release improving lots of features.

Heroic Games Launcher for Epic Games appears popular with over 100K downloads

By Liam Dawe,
Despite the Epic Games Store not offering Linux support at all, it still seems to be somewhat popular with Linux users as the unofficial Heroic Games Launcher hit a big downloads milestone.

Ryan Gordon gets an Epic MegaGrant to further improve SDL, helping with next-gen APIs

By Liam Dawe,
Looks like cross-platform game development with SDL is going to get easier, as Ryan Gordon (also known as Icculus) has confirmed an Epic MegaGrant and details what it will be used for.

The Epic Store on Linux continues getting easier to manage with Heroic Games Launcher

By Liam Dawe,
Heroic Games Launcher has a fresh update released and it comes with some mighty fine new features, all in the name of making your Epic Store library easier to manage on Linux.

Epic Games announce full Easy Anti-Cheat support for Linux including Wine & Proton

By Liam Dawe,
Today, Easy Anti-Cheat from Epic Games / Epic Online Services has officially announced a full expansion for Linux including native builds and Wine + Proton. This is big for Linux Gaming and the Steam Deck.
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