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A new Steam Client Beta adds Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) support to the Steam Controller

By liamdawe, 12 May 2018 at 12:51 pm UTC (38 Comments)
In preparation for the upcoming Steam Link app release, the Steam Beta Client has been updated with support for the Steam Controller using a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) mode.

System76 have announced a new Oryx Pro laptop model and it's a bit of a beast

By liamdawe, 3 May 2018 at 7:15 pm UTC (42 Comments)
Linux hardware vendor System76 (and now a Linux distribution maker too) have just announced their new Oryx Pro laptop and it's a beast.

The Linux-powered Atari VCS will accept pre-orders May 30th, shipping next year

By liamdawe, 30 April 2018 at 8:00 pm UTC (33 Comments)
The Linux-powered Atari VCS console is officially starting pre-orders next month on May 30th, with it not actually shipping until spring next year.

Looks like you can now run Linux on the Nintendo Switch

By liamdawe, 29 April 2018 at 9:58 am UTC (45 Comments)
You read the headline correctly, Linux can now actually be installed on the Nintendo Switch making it an even more interesting device.

You can now pre-order the SMACH Z gaming handheld

By liamdawe, 27 April 2018 at 2:58 pm UTC (29 Comments)
Remember the SMACH Z? The portable Ryzen-powered gaming handheld that comes with either their Linux-based SMACH OS or Windows 10, well it's now up for pre-order.

2nd generation AMD Ryzen desktop processors now available to pre-order

By liamdawe, 13 April 2018 at 2:30 pm UTC (30 Comments)
AMD has revealed today that the pre-orders for the 2nd generation AMD Ryzen desktop processors are now available along with their specifications.

NVIDIA 396.18 beta driver is out with a new Vulkan SPIR-V compiler to reduce shader compilation time

By liamdawe, 10 April 2018 at 5:57 pm UTC (25 Comments)
The new NVIDIA 396.18 beta is officially out and it's one of the more interesting driver releases from NVIDIA.

NVIDIA dropping support for 32bit Linux this month, also dropping Fermi series support

By liamdawe, 9 April 2018 at 3:36 pm UTC (48 Comments)
If you're an NVIDIA user still on 32bit, you might want to think about finally updating as this month NVIDIA will be moving to only providing critical security updates for 32bit systems.

HTC Vive PRO HMD pre-orders open, standard Vive has price drop

By liamdawe, 27 March 2018 at 10:15 am UTC (20 Comments)
HTC has recently announced that the HTC Vive PRO HMD is now available to pre-order with shipping expected in April, on top of that the normal Vive has seen a price drop.

The Linux-powered games console the Ataribox has become the Atari VCS

By liamdawe, 20 March 2018 at 12:16 am UTC (31 Comments)
Atari has announced that the unreleased Ataribox has been rebranded as the Atari VCS and they say they will reveal the date for pre-orders next month.

The SMACH Z gaming handheld has switched to AMD Ryzen & Vega, pre-orders start soon

By liamdawe, 5 March 2018 at 11:48 am UTC (72 Comments)
The SMACH Z gaming handheld is still a thing apparently and they've now release the final specs along with a trailer and pre-orders start soon.

Work is under way to get proper Steam Controller support in the Linux Kernel

By liamdawe, 28 February 2018 at 2:29 pm UTC (36 Comments)
In addition to an update to the excellent SC Controller software, it seems there's also work towards getting full Steam Controller support in the Linux Kernel.

SC Controller driver and UI for the Steam Controller has a fresh update

By liamdawe, 28 February 2018 at 9:51 am UTC (9 Comments)
The incredibly useful SC Controller tool has a fresh update out that sees the return of AppImage support, a few new bits and some bug fixes.

AMD's first Ryzen Desktop APUs with Vega graphics are now available

By liamdawe, 12 February 2018 at 2:38 pm UTC (30 Comments)
AMD has announced today the worldwide release of their first Ryzen Desktop APUs with Vega graphics, could be an interesting choice for low-cost Linux gaming.

Some initial thoughts on the Logitech Driving Force G29 Steering Wheel

By liamdawe, 7 February 2018 at 4:04 pm UTC (47 Comments)
I had been complaining about how hard it was in DiRT Rally with a tiny gamepad stick, so I picked up the Logitech Driving Force G29 Steering Wheel and here's some initial thoughts on it.
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