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Looks like GOG Galaxy won't come to Linux any time soon, as it's "not a priority"

By liamdawe, 18 August 2017 at 7:14 pm UTC (151 Comments)
Sad news, it seems GOG Galaxy won't actually be released for Linux any time soon. They may eventually get to it, but it's "not a priority".

Valve limit key requests from developers if it isn't "worth the cost"

By liamdawe, 17 August 2017 at 6:48 pm UTC (29 Comments)
A leaked picture from the private Steam forum for developers has emerged, that show Valve will in fact limit the amount of keys developers can generate if it isn't worth the cost to Valve.

Steam now has over 3,500 games for Linux, with GOG having over 700

By liamdawe, 14 August 2017 at 4:56 pm UTC (48 Comments)
I know, I know, quality over quantity! Still, I can't help but feel excited by the amount of good quality games that are now available on Linux.

Linux desktop market share hit an all time high in July, according to one measure

By liamdawe, 3 August 2017 at 11:45 am UTC (48 Comments)
Here's a bit of positivity for you today! According to the statistics gathered by the netmarketshare website, in July the percentage of people using Linux on the desktop hit an all time high.

Valve finally update their old Groups system, no longer will we be spammed with group invites

By liamdawe, 3 August 2017 at 10:17 am UTC (4 Comments)
The Groups system on Steam has been left to rot a little, but Valve have finally decided to update it. This also removes the ability for spammers to spam group invites out, something I complained about only recently.

Linux game sales statistics from multiple developers, part 5

By liamdawe, 2 August 2017 at 11:30 am UTC (182 Comments)
It’s been a long time since I’ve done this, but here’s part 5 in the series of me talking to developers about how their games have been selling on Linux.

Editorial: No, Valve is not killing SteamOS or the Steam Controller

By liamdawe, 18 July 2017 at 9:34 pm UTC (103 Comments)
Another day, another journalist claiming that Valve is killing SteamOS (amongst other things mentioned) and it couldn't be further from the truth. I'm going to be pretty blunt in this one, because it needs to be.

Game store itch seems to have a problem with people selling pirated games

By liamdawe, 12 July 2017 at 7:35 pm UTC (14 Comments)
Here's a sad one, some low-life's have been using the game store itch to sell cheap copies of other people's games for cheap.

ARK: Survival Evolved has just had a price increase, it has more than doubled

By liamdawe, 6 July 2017 at 7:01 pm UTC (48 Comments)
Studio Wildcard seem to repeatedly mess up Early Access for ARK: Survival Evolved. First with a DLC for an unfinished game and now this new eye watering price.

Steam just keeps growing according to a presentation Valve did recently, UI update is coming

By liamdawe, 5 July 2017 at 2:12 pm UTC (44 Comments)
Recently, Valve did a presentation about Steam during Indigo 2017 which took place in June. The interesting and not surprising thing here is that Steam just keeps on growing.

Some things developers might want to think about when bringing a game to Linux

By liamdawe, 4 July 2017 at 1:07 pm UTC (71 Comments)
I posed a question on Twitter recently where I asked developers to jump in with thoughts on essential things to know about when bringing a game to Linux. Let’s look over some answers!

The Witcher 3 didn't come to Linux likely as a result of the user-backlash from The Witcher 2

By liamdawe, 3 July 2017 at 9:20 pm UTC (336 Comments)
The Witcher 3 is something Linux users have been practically begging to have, but the problem is that it seems it will likely never come to Linux. An ex-Virtual Programming developer has taken to reddit explaining why this may have happened.

The share of Linux users on Steam is still holding steady

By liamdawe, 2 July 2017 at 11:58 am UTC (69 Comments)
Another month goes by and Valve have released their Steam Hardware Survey. It shows a drop in Linux marketshare, but it's not as bad as people claim.

GamingOnLinux is turning 8 years old soon, here’s what we have planned and some thoughts on 2017

By liamdawe, 2 July 2017 at 11:00 am UTC (33 Comments)
The website is growing up! On the 5th of July GamingOnLinux will turn 8 years old and we have a little plan. Plus a few quick thoughts on 2017 so far.

Paradox has acquired Triumph Studios, makers of Age of Wonders & Overlord

By liamdawe, 30 June 2017 at 8:27 am UTC (18 Comments)
This is very interesting! Paradox have announced that they've acquired Triumph Studios, makers of Age of Wonders and Overlord.
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