What’s this? An entirely new genre, you say? Well, arguably that’s exactly what Valve presented to the public in 2008 with the original Left 4 Dead, and its superlative sequel the following year. But was it really a new genre?
Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun has released on Steam and it works out of the box on Steam Deck and desktop Linux thanks to Proton 8.
Remember Duke Nukem Forever? You would be forgiven if you don't. As usual though, modders to the rescue. With the release of the Duke It Out update for the Duke Nukem Forever: Restoration Project.
This is just weird. Developer Mundfish seems to have intentionally removed all graphics options for Atomic Heart on Steam Deck. ARTICLE UPDATED.
A little janky in places as expected from an Early Access game but Starship Troopers: Extermination is a lot of fun to play with friends and even complete strangers.
Heard of Combat Master? It's a free to play first-person shooter released on Steam in late April and now it has Linux and Steam Deck support.
HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed is a shooter all about toys, a bit like the classic movie Small Soldiers and back in late March, it had a huge free upgrade.
There's been a few efforts to get Half-Life: Alyx playable without VR and the latest is HLA-NoVR, out now and it's now possible to play it through, even on Steam Deck too.
It took quite a while for the issues to be figured out but Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) now has improved Steam Deck support.
The hardcore FPS Hell Let Loose had a 2023 roadmap reveal, and they've confirmed they're planning to add Steam Deck support.
The internet is currently buzzing about mentions of Left 4 Dead 3 appearing in files for the upcoming Counter-Strike 2. So apparently Valve can count to 3.
Valve has today announced Counter-Strike 2, which will be arriving in Summer 2023 and they've released some details on what's changed.
Half-Life: MMod just released on Steam, a mod for the original Half-Life that overhauls many parts of it to create something that feels fresh.
There's been a whole lot of rumours appearing lately that seem quite credible, with Counter-Strike 2 apparently due soon.
It appears that Apex Legends from Respawn and EA has started banning some players on Linux, and while the Steam Deck uses Linux too it seems nearly all the bans were desktop Linux players.
I have mentioned before how I was unable to get Dave Taylor's original port of Doom to work as it was built as an outdated a.out binary rather than ELF. Since then, I stumbled on an article by Jason Heiss that describes how to load the binfmt_aout kernel module to attain a.out binary support, as well as installing packages from earlier Red Hat Linux releases to provide the necessary libraries.
One Valve game that is clearly unstoppable is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, their first-person shooter from 2012 just keeps growing.
Remember all the hype over the announced Team Fortress 2 update? Well, it seems Valve edited the announcement silently and hoped no one would notice.
While no announcement from the developer has been made yet, Hunt: Showdown now has the Easy Anti-Cheat file needed and works on Steam Deck and Linux Desktop.
Continuing the improvements from the previous release that added Linux support, the Modern "Jedi Engine" replacement supporting Dark Forces, mods and in the future Outlaws - The Force Engine has a new release out with lots of upgrades.