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The sad case of Unreal Engine 1 on Mesa and Linux in 2020

By Hamish,
Community support for Unreal Tournament was able to breath some new life into the game, even with the limitations of the closed binary. By 2018 however the game was no longer launching for Mesa users. For an engine with such a pedigree on Linux this outcome is still disappointing.

Steam hits a new all-time high for users online, Linux share rises

By Liam Dawe,
Two quick bits of Steam news to cover this wonderful Monday morning. As expected, Steam does still appear to be growing.

Google Stadia adds GYLT and Metro Exodus for Pro and more Stadia news

By Liam Dawe,
It's time for another little roundup of happenings around Google Stadia, the Linux-powered game streaming service.

When Kickstarter goes wrong for indie games: Drift Stage

By Liam Dawe,
A lot of the time Kickstarter (and other crowdfunding) for indie games goes well, in fact the vast majority of the time all is fine. Sometimes though, everything breaks down as is the case with Drift Stage.

Steam for Linux was started by ex-Microsoft developers

By Liam Dawe,
How about we start Monday off with an interesting little titbit? According to a former Valve staffer, Steam for Linux was started up by ex-Microsoft employees.

Some of our most anticipated games for Linux in 2020

By Liam Dawe,
A new year has arrived, so let's have a quick look over some of the most promising titles to be coming to Linux across 2020. There's plenty to be excited about.

My top 5 Linux games released in 2019, those that truly won me over

By Liam Dawe,
As 2019 is now properly over and done with, it's time to take a quick look back. Here's some thoughts on the Linux games released that sat above the rest.

Looks like EA might be banning Linux gamers using Wine to play Battlefield V

By Liam Dawe,
A heads up: there's been reports of people being banned by EA and having EA claim their ban will stay, for playing Battlefield V with Wine + DXVK.

A peek at how many of the most popular games on Steam support Linux, December 2019 edition

By Liam Dawe,
As the 2010s come to a close, let's look over a few different ways of looking at how many popular games are available on Linux as of December 2019.

Some thoughts on Linux gaming in 2019, an end of year review

By Liam Dawe,
2019 is coming to a close, it's been a pretty wild year for Linux gaming that's for sure! Here's some thoughts on the year and what to expect for 2020.

Some thoughts on Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power

By Hamish,
To say that I began playing Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power with low expectations would be an understatement. Immediately put off by the 3D viewpoint, the game acquired such a poor reputation that Frozenbyte went as far as to publicly apologize to quell a significant fan backlash. Four years on though, how does Trine 3 fare as a game?

The sad case of Trine on Mesa and Linux in 2019

By Hamish,
Lacklustre Linux sales and internal restructuring appear to have taken Frozenbyte out of the Linux market for good, and with even their old games struggling to run well on the Mesa graphics stack, it marks a sad end to a series that once provided so much colour to our platform.

Seven years ago today, Steam for Linux went into limited Beta

By Liam Dawe,
Sometimes it only feels like it was a year or two ago but no, it has been seven years to the date since the valve was opened a little to let some Linux users get some Steam.

Looks like Valve could be set to launch something called Steam Cloud Gaming

By Liam Dawe,
We have Google Stadia (soon), PlayStation Now, Xbox Game Streaming, EA's Project Atlas is coming and more but what about Valve with Steam? Well, sounds like Steam Cloud Gaming is coming.

HopFrog is removing Linux support from Forager and MacOS is not coming now either (updated)

By Liam Dawe,
How about a kick in the teeth with your coffee this Friday morning? Well, that's what I've got for you. Developer HopFrog has announced they will be removing Linux support for Forager and Mac is no longer coming.
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