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Here is a look back at the 15 most popular articles on GamingOnLinux for December 2016, an easy way to for you to keep up to date on what has happened in the past month for Linux & SteamOS Gaming! If you wish to keep track of these overview posts you can with our Overview RSS.

We published a total of 181 articles last month! You can see who contributed articles on this page.


What one game would blow your mind if it came to Linux & SteamOS? - 1 December 2016 at 2:38 pm UTC - Views: 18,591
It's question time today here on GOL, so sit down and come have a chat. Today I ask a very simple question: what game would literally blow your mind if it came to Linux & SteamOS?



Over 1,000 games have released on Steam this year with Linux support - 10 December 2016 at 2:49 pm UTC - Views: 16,761
Don't adjust your screens, as you did read that correctly. Over 1,000 games have released on Steam this year alone with Linux support. Also, yes, that homepage image is a case of me wondering how many gimp effects I can squeeze into one image.



Civ VI Steam forum mods banning users for expressing Linux support - 20 December 2016 at 9:04 am UTC - Views: 12,459
The volunteer moderators on the Civ VI forum have been banning Linux users for expressing their support of a Linux port.



Linux Gaming in 2016, an end of year review - 12 December 2016 at 3:09 pm UTC - Views: 12,283
2016 has been an absolute knockout year for Linux gaming, let’s have a little talk about what we have achieved.



System76 have been working with NVIDIA on Linux driver fixes, a chat with the System76 community manager - 28 December 2016 at 3:51 pm UTC - Views: 10,176
System76, the Linux hardware supplier for laptops, desktops and more has been working with NVIDIA on fixing up their drivers.



Editorial: The Nintendo Switch will use Vulkan, why that doesn't suddenly mean more Linux ports - 19 December 2016 at 10:39 pm UTC - Views: 10,090
The news doing the rounds right now is that the Nintendo Switch, the new gaming device from Nintendo will use Vulkan. People are getting rather excited and thinking it will mean more Linux ports, but right now it won't.



Helium Rain, a realistic UE4 space simulation game is coming to Linux in 2017, looks brilliant - 12 December 2016 at 9:57 pm UTC - Views: 9,835
The developers of Helium Rain sent word that their realistic space simulation game will fully support Linux at launch. The main developer is also using Linux to make the game.



What game are you truly thankful to have on Linux & SteamOS? - 23 December 2016 at 12:28 pm UTC - Views: 9,344
I've previously asked you what number one game you want to have on Linux, but what about what we already have? What is the number one game that you are truly thankful to have on Linux?



32-bit Linux distributions are no longer supported by Steam, Steam Web Browser disabled - 15 December 2016 at 7:26 pm UTC - Views: 9,067
It seems that the big Steam update, which rolled out on December 12th disabled support for the Steam Web Browser for 32-bit distributions. Steam also no longer supports 32-bit Linux distributions.



Ubuntu now has a community-built PPA for stable versions of Mesa - 8 December 2016 at 9:25 am UTC - Views: 8,655
Feral Interactive's call for a stable Mesa PPA has already made progress, as there's now a stable PPA available for Mesa.



Kingdom Come: Deliverance may not come to Linux at all, more bad news - 9 December 2016 at 3:29 pm UTC - Views: 8,457
Previously, Kingdom Come: Deliverance had an update where the developers said they weren't aiming for a same-day release for Linux. Now, they said to me directly the Linux version may not happen at all.



Astroneer, the excellent looking space adventure game will come to Linux - 10 December 2016 at 9:53 pm UTC - Views: 7,756
You may not remember Astroneer, as I covered it late last year as a possible game coming to Linux. The developers have since been back in contact with me to confirm a Linux version is coming.



Our latest user survey is done, Steam Controller seems to be the favourite - 4 December 2016 at 6:34 pm UTC - Views: 7,417
Our user survey is now done automatically from your profiles every month. On the 1st of December a fresh lot was generated.



Marek sent in a patch to fix a 9 year old bug with Mesa, helps radeonsi with multiple games - 9 December 2016 at 3:38 pm UTC - Views: 7,292
This is quite an amazing little fix. Marek sent in a patch for Mesa that fixes a bug that has apparently been an issue for around 9 years.



The Other 99, an UE4 single-player action & survival game is waiting on fixes from Epic for a Linux version - 16 December 2016 at 9:05 pm UTC - Views: 6,607
I've been following 'The Other 99' hoping to see a Linux release soon, so I poked the developers about an update. They said they need fixes from Epic due to bugs in Unreal Engine 4 and Linux support.


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What was your favourite Linux Gaming news from December 2016?

Ps. Apologies for the screw-up of the other one, the change in the year messed with it. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Pompesdesky 3 Jan, 2017
Strange or not, the Top 15 only consists of December articles ? Is it a regular pattern (i.e. there are generally more viewers in December each year) or has the site audience been growing lately ? The latter would be a good sign as it might show more people become interested in Linux gaming.

By the way are there signs of growing interest looking at the site audience ? I've never seen an analysis on this I think :)
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