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

By liamdawe, 20 March 2018 at 12:16 am UTC (15 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 (70 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.

The 'GPD Win 2' could be an interesting device for Linux gaming on the go

By liamdawe, 15 January 2018 at 1:01 pm UTC (28 Comments)
For those of you interested in small portable devices that work with Linux, you might be interested in the GPD Win 2.

AMD announces Zen 2 design is 'complete', Zen+ now 'sampling' and more

By liamdawe, 8 January 2018 at 11:25 am UTC (26 Comments)
More processor news today, as AMD has released a fair bit of information from their plans including Zen 2 and Zen+.

Intel launches their new CPUs with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics along with two new 'NUC' mini-pc models

By liamdawe, 8 January 2018 at 10:52 am UTC (21 Comments)
Yesterday, Intel officially announced the release of their new CPUs that come with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics. On top of that, they've launched two new NUC models (their mini-PCs).

The Linux-powered Ataribox pre-order launch has been 'officially paused'

By liamdawe, 14 December 2017 at 2:41 pm UTC (26 Comments)
*sniff* do you smell that? It has a certain fishy aroma to it. The Ataribox IndieGoGo launch is now 'officially paused'.

The Linux-powered Ataribox will be available to pre-order on December 14th

By liamdawe, 11 December 2017 at 3:32 pm UTC (31 Comments)
I'm quite unclear on just what's going on with the Linux-powered retro console, but the Ataribox is going up for limited pre-orders on December 14th.

The Linux-powered Ataribox Joystick has been revealed, looks delightfully retro and rather stylish

By liamdawe, 27 November 2017 at 1:59 pm UTC (70 Comments)
Remember the Ataribox? The Linux-powered retro console that will turn to crowdfunding sometime soon just had the reveal of their Joystick.

One dedicated gamer made a SteamOS tabletop 'car-cade' for DiRT Rally

By liamdawe, 15 November 2017 at 9:10 pm UTC (10 Comments)
I love seeing what people have been able to do with SteamOS and this might just be the most amusing. One dedicated gamer made their very own SteamOS tabletop car-cade to play DiRT Rally.

Intel announce a new CPU with AMD graphics and HBM2 memory

By liamdawe, 6 November 2017 at 3:56 pm UTC (39 Comments)
This is rather fun news, Intel have announced a new CPU that will utilize AMD graphics with HBM2 memory.

Open source gamepad config tool 'SC Controller' has a pre-release to support more gamepads

By liamdawe, 28 September 2017 at 8:55 am UTC (21 Comments)
SC Controller is the rather fantastic open source configuration tool for the Steam Controller, only now it's expanding to cover more gamepads.
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