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Take-Two Interactive hit the DMCA nuke on GTA III and Vice City reverse engineered effort

By Liam Dawe,
It was only recently that we picked up the news of both GTA III and Vice City getting a fully working reverse engineered game engine, along with plenty of upgrades. Sadly, and expectedly, it got nuked from orbit.

Linux Mint want to remind you to run updates

By Liam Dawe,
In a fresh blog post, Linux Mint's leader Clem Lefebvre has written about some statistics on people running out of date software and warned people to ensure they're running updates.

Linux lands on Mars with Perseverance and Ingenuity

By Liam Dawe,
Here is your morning dose of miscellaneous Linux news. Not gaming but still very cool - Linux has officially landed on Mars with the Perseverance Rover.

Collabora share big progress on the Wine compatibility layer with Wayland

By Liam Dawe,
Collabora have shared a great progress update on getting Wine working directly with Wayland, which is going to eventually replace X11 on most Linux distributions.

Crusader Kings II gets a monthly subscription for all the DLC

By Liam Dawe,
Paradox Interactive are branching out with revenue models and they're now doing a subscription for Crusader Kings II, which itself is free to play.

Valve & Netflix teamed up for a Dota anime series

By Liam Dawe,
If, like me, you're a bit of an Anime fan you might want to keep an eye on Netflix as DOTA: Dragon's Blood has been announced for release in March.

What have you been playing recently? Come chit-chat with us

By Liam Dawe,
It's been quite a while since we had a community chat post for Linux gaming, so let's get it going again: what have you been gaming on Linux lately?

Godot Engine gains a $120K grant from game developer Kefir

By Liam Dawe,
Looks like game developer Kefir may have future titles built using the free and open source Godot Engine, as they've given them a grant of 120 thousand dollars (USD).

Catch up on Collabora's work in the Linux Kernel for futex2 to help Wine & Proton

By Liam Dawe,
There's so much going on when it comes to Linux gaming it can be hard to keep up with it all, especially with many different companies getting involved. Collabora is one that has contracts with Valve and they have a refresher up on some of the work they're doing.

Terraria for Stadia cancelled, due to Google locking the developer out

By Liam Dawe,
Stadia is back on the spotlight and not for their overhype, new games or stopping first-party games, in fact it's due to Terraria now being cancelled due to Google locking the accounts of a developer.

Ubuntu getting a new installer, desktop lead to leave Canonical

By Liam Dawe,
Two big bits of news from Canonical and Ubuntu to cover today and both about the future of the Linux distribution.

Valve to lose $4 million for patent infringement with the Steam Controller

By Liam Dawe,
Valve are yet again hitting the spotlight for the wrong reasons following the ruling from the EU Commission over geo-blocking, a lawsuit involving game pricing and now the Steam Controller too.

Saber Interactive / Embracer Group acquire Aspyr Media, Gearbox

By Liam Dawe,
Another day another acquisition with Saber Interactive / Embracer Group acquiring Aspyr Media and so we see the continuing worrying trend of consolidation in the games industry. Plus, Gearbox too.

Ludusavi seems like a pretty good open source game save backup tool

By Liam Dawe,
Need something to keep your game saves backed up with a friendly UI? Ludusavi is one such project that's free and open source, so anyone can help with it.

Valve abusing the market power of Steam on game pricing according to a lawsuit

By Liam Dawe,
Valve are in the legal spotlight again following the EU Commission Fine with a few more Steam troubles, as a new lawsuit has emerged with a claim about an "abuse" of their market power.

Try out Luxtorpeda, a Steam Play tool to run games in native game engines

By Liam Dawe,
There's quite a few games available on Steam that either don't support Linux, or do support Linux but like the Windows release there's a better way to run it perhaps with an open source game engine. Luxtorpeda will help with that.

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.
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