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The war of the PC stores is getting ugly, as Metro Exodus becomes a timed Epic Store exclusive

By Liam Dawe,
While this might not be specific to Linux gaming, it's still something interesting I've wanted to talk about. Metro Exodus from 4A Games and Deep Silver has jumped ship from Steam to the Epic Store.

Putting games across multiple stores is not easy, as developers keep noting recently

By Liam Dawe,
One thing we see often, is that developers stick to one store. When they do put their game across multiple stores, the Linux version is often late or left out entirely. There are reasons for that, as developers have spoken about recently.

Valve's card game Artifact seems to be dying off and fairly quickly too

By Liam Dawe,
It will be very interesting to see what Valve have up their sleeve for this one, as their card game Artifact seems to be dying.

Epic and Improbable are taking advantage of Unity with the SpatialOS debacle, seems a little planned

By Liam Dawe,
As an update to the ongoing saga between Improbable and Unity in regards to SpatialOS, Epic Games have now jumped in to take advantage of it.

Editorial: An open letter to Valve on why they should keep on embracing Linux

News in the last week, heck, in the last few weeks and months have the potential to shake up the games industry significantly. It certainly may have huge repercussions for Linux gaming. It’s also been a little hard to follow sometimes, so I decided to explain many of the developments of the past few months and put them within an easy-to-understand context.

The Steam for Linux limited beta was six years ago tomorrow, where's the cake?

By Liam Dawe,
Six years ago tomorrow (yes really!) Valve announced the Steam for Linux beta for a limited amount of interested gamers.

The Steam Hardware Survey for October 2018 shows a small drop for Linux, a look at daily and monthly active users

By Liam Dawe,
After initially showing the decrease as an increase, it seems Valve have now corrected the Steam Hardware Survey results for October 2018.

Steam Play thoughts: A Valve game streaming service

By Liam Dawe,
With the talk of some big players moving into cloud gaming, along with a number of people thinking Valve will also be doing it, here’s a few thoughts from me.

No Brakes Games have discontinued Linux support for Human: Fall Flat

By Liam Dawe,
Some sad news to wake up to, as No Brakes Games have discontinued Linux support for Human: Fall Flat.

A statement from HOF Studios about the Depth of Extinction Steam key removal, plus thoughts

By Liam Dawe,
After writing about how the developer of Depth of Extinction revoked a user’s externally purchased Steam key after leaving a negative review, the developer reached out to give a statement.

Game developer revokes a user's Steam key after negative review

By Liam Dawe,
Here's a case of how to definitely not deal with getting negative feedback. A developer of Depth of Extinction revoked a user's key after a negative review.

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'

By Liam Dawe,
In a move that's going to raise a lot of eyebrows, Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and other important open source workloads from patent assertions'.

Some thoughts on Valve’s new Steam Play feature and what it means for Linux gaming

By Liam Dawe,
With the dust settling on the absolute bomb that Valve dropped with the new Steam Play feature, I’ve had a little time now to think about the broader implications.

Talking point: Leaving user reviews for Linux games can really help a developer

By Liam Dawe,
We all know the current Linux gaming market share isn't turning heads and it can be tough to persuade developers that having a Linux version is worth it. I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about user reviews and how they can help out.

The amount of Linux users on Steam has increased when going by daily active users

By Liam Dawe,
Here's an interesting way to look at how the amount of Linux users on Steam has changed over time, when looking at the amount of daily active users.
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