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Lightweight Linux distribution for retro gaming Lakka 3.0 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms a small computer into a full blown retrogaming console, and it's the official RetroArch Linux distribution. Good for the Raspberry Pi and other small devices.

A possible light at the end of the tunnel for GPU shortages thanks to Ethereum

By Liam Dawe,
Ethereum, the stupidly popular cryptocurrency is moving from a Proof-of-Work model which needs powerful machines to a Proof-of-Stake method which will cut actual electrical power use dramatically and need less computing power to work with.

Talking Point: how about a monthly Steam Game Pass from Valve

By Liam Dawe,
Subscriptions, they're everywhere and more seem to appear all the time. So, what IF Valve were to announce their own Steam Game Pass to give you access to a great many games?

Sunday Section - May 23, another round-up of Linux and gaming topics

By Liam Dawe,
It's time for the Sunday Section once again here on GamingOnLinux, going over some Linux gaming topics and other miscellaneous Linux topics we missed recently.

Notable developer from The Dark Mod team passes away

By Hythlodaeus,
Grayman, a key team member of the standalone free and open source stealth game The Dark Mod has passed away.

Godot Engine needs more funding for post-4.0 development

By Liam Dawe,
While Godot Engine has been going from strength to strength, the co-creator and technical lead Juan Linietsky has reminded people how they rely on support to keep going.

Microphone noise suppression app NoiseTorch has a new release with early PipeWire support

By Liam Dawe,
Are you in a noisy environment? Need to filter out all the nuisances? NoiseTorch for Linux seems like a really great open source tool you need to check out.

NVIDIA update their NVAPI open source interface helping "Windows emulation environments"

By Liam Dawe,
Back in July 2020, NVIDIA announced the open source release of various parts of the NVAPI interface to help "Windows emulation environments" and they've now produced a much newer version.

NVIDIA 465.31 driver out, plus NVIDIA takes another shot at limiting crypto

By Liam Dawe,
A few bits of NVIDIA news to cover today with some small and some big news including drivers, hardware and open source.

An interview with the developer of Rocket Shipment

By Liam Dawe,
It's time for another GamingOnLinux indie developer interiew! This time we had a chat with Chocolate Pinecone, the developer of Rocket Shipment.

A fresh Steam client goes out with Linux improvements, Steam Input tweaks and more

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has bundled together a bunch of upgrades from recent Beta versions of the Steam client and push out a new stable release of Steam for everyone.

Grab a coffee for the Sunday Section round-up

By Liam Dawe,
Another week will be starting soon, so it's time to catch up on a few missing pieces for Linux and Linux Gaming that we didn't get around to covering this week.

Looks like it's all over for the once promising Smach Z handheld

By Liam Dawe,
Press F to pay respects. Remember the Smach Z? A handheld gaming unit where you could pick between Windows 10 and SMACH OS (Linux) - well it looks like it's all over now.

Steam Play Proton gets a few quick fixes in the 6.3-4 release out now

By Liam Dawe,
Valve / CodeWeavers have releases another update to the current stable Proton series with the 6.3-4 release.

Google says Stadia is very much 'alive and well' according to a new interview

By Liam Dawe,
Despite everywhere you look there's always someone pointing to the Google Graveyard, the game streaming service Stadia is still soldiering on in the face of overwhelming competition.

NVIDIA released another small update to their Vulkan Beta Driver

By Liam Dawe,
After releasing upgrading their stable drivers with version 460.80 following the release of the the RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti for laptops - a new Vulkan Beta Driver is out now.

The exciting modular Framework Laptop is now up for pre-order

By Liam Dawe,
The time has nearly come for a possible laptop revolution with the Framework Laptop, a modular system that allows for easy repairs and upgrades and you can build the whole thing yourself.

itch.io Creator Day gives 100% of the sales to developers today for 24 hours

By Liam Dawe,
Right now game store itch.io is hosting their first official itch.io Creator Day, where the store gives 100% of the sales back to developers instead of taking a cut.

Proton GE gets some big updates but you may need to remove old Wine prefixes

By Liam Dawe,
Proton GE (GloriousEggroll) is a community-built version of the Proton compatibility layer for running Windows games on Linux through Steam Play.

GitHub restores a fork of the cross-platform reverse-engineered GTA III and Vice City code

By Liam Dawe,
Remember recently we had a release of the reverse-engineered GTA III and Vice City code that worked well on Linux? Which was then promptly taken down by a DMCA notice? Well, it's back.
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