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Tencent now own majority stake in Don't Starve and Oxygen Not Included creator Klei

By Liam Dawe,
More game industry news coming at you following the Team17 buying up Golf With Your Friends and YoYo Games being acquired by Opera we now have Klei Entertainment agreeing for Tencent to take a majority stake in them.

Valve have multiple games in development they will announce says Gabe Newell

By Liam Dawe,
Gabe Newell of Valve Software (Steam) recently spoke to 1 NEWS in New Zealand about everything that has been going on and teased a few fun details.

Valve and others fined by the European Commission for 'geo-blocking' (updated)

By Liam Dawe,
The European Commission just announced that they've now issued formal fines against Valve, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media and ZeniMax for breaching their antitrust rules. Update: added statement from Valve.

Is opening up your source code worth it? Terry Cavanagh thinks it was for VVVVVV

By Liam Dawe,
A lot of game developer still worry about being more open with their code but it seems Terry Cavanagh (VVVVVV, Super Hexagon, Dicey Dungeons) believes it was worth it.

Getting Linux running properly on Apple M1 Silicon has begun with Asahi Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Asahi Linux is the name of a new project aiming to get Linux properly supported and working on Apple Silicon, the new ARM based chips designed by Apple like the Apple M1 found in their latest hardware.

Epic Games has acquired RAD Game Tools so they now own Bink video and more

By Liam Dawe,
Epic Games latest acquisition is RAD Game Tools, one a great many game developers will be familiar with.

Linux on the Nintendo 64? Yes that's possible and there's a new up to date port

By Liam Dawe,
2020 was a really weird year with lots of surprises. Some good, plenty bad and Linux seeing a fresh port to the Nintendo 64 was also a thing that happened.

Mad Max and Shadow of Mordor delisted for Linux and macOS on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
It seems Feral Interactive have a few less ports available to buy supported for Linux and macOS to start off 2021 with as both Mad Max and Shadow of Mordor have been delisted for both platforms.

FNA dev and porter Ethan Lee stops future macOS ports, Linux to be their focus

By Liam Dawe,
Ethan Lee, the developer responsible for the XNA reimplementation FNA along with around 50 game ports to Linux and macOS has announced the sunsetting of future macOS ports with a big update to a bunch of existing games.

Valve starts 2021 off in style by breaking another concurrent user record on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
While Steam as a gaming platform is facing ever increasing competition, Valve likely aren't too worried given how much Steam has been growing over 2020 and into 2021.

Atari VCS games really are just plain Linux desktop builds

By Liam Dawe,
Now that the Atari VCS is out in the wild for plenty of IndieGoGo backers, we've seen plenty of reports of how it works and one GamingOnLinux reader gave us plenty of info.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year from GamingOnLinux

By Liam Dawe,
The end of 2020 will shortly be upon us, so we wanted to offer our best wishes to all of our readers.

Collabora announce their Wayland driver for Wine

By Liam Dawe,
The Wine compatibility layer for running Windows apps and games on Linux currently needs X11 or XWayland but that looks like it could change with a new Wayland driver for Wine.

The best Linux distros for gaming in 2021

By Liam Dawe,
For newer Linux users or people looking to switch, it can be a minefield to try and find accurate and up to date info on what Linux distro to game with. Here to help. What is the best Linux distribution for gaming? It's actually not a tough question.

Valve officially launches the Steam News Hub

By Liam Dawe,
Giving you much more control over what news you see from games, applications and curators on Steam - Valve officially launches the Steam News Hub.

Steam broke some huge all-time high records over the weekend

By Liam Dawe,
A sign that Steam as a release platform and store continues to grow, over the weekend two big concurrent user records were totally smashed.

Grab an up to date MangoHud with NVML, GOverlay and vkBasalt on Ubuntu with a new PPA

By Liam Dawe,
Canonical (Ubuntu and Ubuntu MATE) developer Martin Wimpress has announced a fresh PPA for Linux gamers.

Linux hardware vendor ZaReason has officially closed up shop

By Liam Dawe,
Always sad when a Linux-focused business fails. ZaReason announced recently that they're no longer in business.

Uno Platform 3.1 released, adding Linux support to their Universal Windows Platform Bridge

By Liam Dawe,
For developers who are building all sorts of software, you now have another choice to get them running on Linux with the release of Uno Platform 3.1.

GNOME launches the GNOME Circle program to widen developer outreach

By Liam Dawe,
GNOME is a lot more than a Linux desktop environment, and the GNOME Foundation are now trying to entice a few more developers to take a look with GNOME Circle.
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