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Godot Engine powers up GLES2 with batching coming in Godot 3.2.2

By Liam Dawe,
With a big release behind them this year with Godot 3.2, and while Vulkan support is being worked on for Godot 4.0, the team is also hard at work to improve the current version further.

NVIDIA have a new Vulkan Beta driver out - further polishing Ray Tracing support

By Liam Dawe,
Today NVIDIA put out a brand new Vulkan Beta driver, as they continue to expand the capabilities of Vulkan Ray Tracing with a bunch of fixes.

Linux distribution 'Pop!_OS' has a Beta release for the upcoming 20.04 with automatic window tiling

By Liam Dawe,
Pop!_OS, the Linux distribution based on Ubuntu from the folks at System76 is also getting in on the fun with a Beta release of the upcoming Pop!_OS 20.04.

Set in a sinister, slowly decomposing land the action-RPG 'Crumbling World' has a demo out

By Liam Dawe,
Releasing later this year on May 21, Crumbling World definitely has a curious setting. An action-RPG where the world is just falling apart and decomposing around you.

Free and open source Master of Orion clone 'Remnants of the Precursors' has a Beta release

By Liam Dawe,
Remember the original Master of Orion? Remnants of the Precursors is a strict feature clone of the 1993 classic. It's free, open source and a Beta version is out now.

Iratus: Lord of the Dead releasing April 23 - a Linux beta is up ready for testing

By Liam Dawe,
Iratus: Lord of the Dead, a turn-based tactical roguelike RPG set in a dark fantasy universe that looks fantastic is now due for release on April 23.

Ubuntu 20.04 has hit Beta (as have all the extra flavours) - help make it a release to remember

By Liam Dawe,
Ah Ubuntu, it's like a warm cuddly blanket or a favourite jumper. There's others in your wardrobe but nothing is quite like the comfy and safe feel of it. A major new version is approaching with Ubuntu 20.04 which is a "Long Term Support" release.

Valve and CodeWeavers now offering test builds of Proton before release with Proton 5.0-6 RC1 up

By Liam Dawe,
Looks like Valve and CodeWeavers are switching up how Proton is released, with a series of test builds now being provided before a new stable release in the hopes of seeing fewer issues.

X-Plane 11.50 has a first Beta with Vulkan API support which should improve performance

By Liam Dawe,
X-Plane 11 is a very highly rated flight simulation game and Laminar Research have been working on advancing the graphics side of it, with a first Beta out for the next version with Vulkan support.

NVIDIA have a new Vulkan Beta Driver out for Linux - helping DOOM Eternal on Steam Play

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA continue to fix up and improve their Linux drivers, with a brand new Vulkan Beta Driver available today.

Valve's revamp of Artifact with a 2.0 Beta will start going out to players sometime soon

By Liam Dawe,
Valve recently announced to expect news for their card game Artifact sometime soon, and now they're saying an Artifact 2.0 Beta will start trickling out to players.

A new OpenRA test build is up for classic RTS action, with more single-player mission support

By Liam Dawe,
The incredible people hacking away on OpenRA have a new test build up to provide a better experience playing Command & Conquer, Red Alert and Dune 2000 on modern systems.

Valve have a new Beta installer for the Linux Steam Client for the brave tester

By Liam Dawe,
Valve continue to push Linux gaming forward and today they have a new Beta installer available to try for the Steam Client.

New SteamVR Beta has some essential Half-Life: Alyx fixes for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
While Half-Life: Alyx isn't on Linux (yet—it's coming), Valve are still trying to get it working as good as possible with Steam Play Proton and a new update for SteamVR is up.

New Steam Client Beta up with Linux updates, Valve prepping Proton 5.0-5

By Liam Dawe,
Valve have released a new Steam Client Beta which pulls in a couple of Linux improvements and they appear to be preparing a new Proton version with a tweak for Half-Life: Alyx.