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Icculus has ported The End is Nigh to on-demand service 'Jump', Linux may come soon plus some thoughts

By liamdawe, 20 September 2017 at 7:26 pm UTC (6 Comments)
Ever heard of the on-demand subscription gaming service Jump? It's an on-demand game streaming service and Icculus just ported The End is Nigh to it.

City-building strategy game 'Banished' is no longer having a Linux port

By liamdawe, 13 September 2017 at 5:29 pm UTC (34 Comments)
This is a weird one, after blogging for a while about porting Banished to Linux (and Mac), the developer seems to have given up on it.

Want to play 'Duck Game' on Linux? Well, it's possible thanks to XnaToFna

By liamdawe, 13 September 2017 at 12:19 pm UTC (10 Comments)
Duck Game is a popular action game that's a little insane and it's actually possible to run it on Linux, thanks to developer "0x0ade".

Linux desktop market share has hit another all time high above 3%, according to netmarketshare

By liamdawe, 1 September 2017 at 2:36 pm UTC (53 Comments)
Another month, another record. Linux market share has now hit 3.37% according to the netmarketshare website.

Please support me on Patreon, we need your help to continue on

By liamdawe, 22 August 2017 at 11:16 am UTC (50 Comments)
Without continued support from our amazing readers, we wouldn’t be able to continue doing what we do!

Ryan "Icculus" Gordon is looking for new games to port to Linux, pay not required

By liamdawe, 21 August 2017 at 3:26 pm UTC (152 Comments)
Ryan "Icculus" Gordon, the man responsible for maintaining many development tools like SDL 2 and who ported many games to Linux, is looking for new games to port. The fun thing is, he doesn't require payment since he's funded by his Patreon.

What have you been playing on Linux lately and what do you think?

By liamdawe, 10 August 2017 at 11:52 am UTC (107 Comments)
Well now, it's been quite some time since I asked a direct question to my readers. Here we are once again, as I open up the floor to you.

Join the fun on our new server for Rust

By liamdawe, 6 July 2017 at 7:34 pm UTC (75 Comments)
You asked, some of you repeatedly and so I listened. GOL now officially runs a server for Rust and you're all welcome to join in.

Parsec is another game streaming service, now with Linux support and it's blown me away

By liamdawe, 24 May 2017 at 9:46 am UTC (48 Comments)
I've been chatting to the founders of Parsec, a new game streaming service that allows you to stream games from any cloud machine to your desktop. They just released Linux support and apparently it even works on streaming to a Raspberry Pi.

Thimbleweed Park developer stated on Twitter that Linux (and Mac) sales have been good

By liamdawe, 29 April 2017 at 8:14 pm UTC (26 Comments)
Thimbleweed Park developer Ron Gilbert mentioned on Twitter how strong the Linux (and Mac) sales have been, and that it would be silly to ignore it.

Linux gamers on Arch may want to hold off on updating due to openssl breaking some games (updated)

By liamdawe, 24 April 2017 at 5:09 pm UTC (67 Comments)
It seems an Arch update today has broken a few games, several Feral Interactive titles as well as Civilization VI from Aspyr Media no longer run. UPDATED, see the bottom.

Games Republic, the store previously owned by 11 bit studios is coming back (updated)

By liamdawe, 24 April 2017 at 8:38 am UTC (1 Comments)
A little odd news to start the day today, it seems Games Republic, the store previously owned by 11 bit studios that closed down at the end of last year is coming back online.

Announcing a new fun venture for me: Our sister site LifeOnLinux

By liamdawe, 18 April 2017 at 1:58 pm UTC (40 Comments)
I've debated for quite some time setting up my own more generalised Linux and technology site, so screw it, I did it. Announcing LifeOnLinux as a new experiment!

Canonical drop the Unity desktop environment for Ubuntu favour of going back to GNOME

By liamdawe, 7 April 2017 at 8:14 am UTC (102 Comments)
I have been debating writing about this since we are mainly a gaming news site (I should really setup another site for all the other Linux news I want to write about!), but Canonical switching back to GNOME on Ubuntu is very big news for everyone.

The Linux Game Jam 2017 is a thing now, go sign up

By liamdawe, 12 March 2017 at 4:13 pm UTC (12 Comments)
'The Linux Gamer' has officially launched 'The Linux Game Jam 2017' which starts in a few days time! Will you be joining in?
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