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Psyonix, creator of Rocket League is joining Epic Games (updated)

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Epic Games don't seem to be just doing exclusives now, they're also pulling in studios with Psyonix (Rocket League) announcing today they're joining Epic Games.

After suggesting a developer drop Linux support, Vivox have released a statement

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Vivox, the voice chat middleware used by a number of games that doesn't currently support Linux recently suggested a developer just drop Linux support. They've now reached out to me with a statement.

You can now easily run the Epic Store on Linux with Lutris, Epic suggests applying for a grant

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Thanks to some effort from the team behind Lutris (and Wine of course), you can now run the Epic Store quite easily on Linux.

The EU is going after Valve and others for "geo-blocking", a statement from Valve

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It seems Valve and five publishers have attracted the attention of the EU, as they claim they're breaching EU competition rules.

Epic Games new 'Epic Online Services' will support Linux and it's free for developers to use

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Here's something interesting, Epic Games are launching their Epic Online Services and it will support Linux as well as multiple different game engines.

OpenXR from The Khronos Group and Monado from Collabora could unify VR & AR

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The Khronos Group recently announced a provisional specification of OpenXR, a royalty-free open-standard aimed at unifying access to VR and AR (collectively known as XR) devices. Also, Collabora announced Monado, a fully open source OpenXR runtime for Linux.

Google announce ‘Stadia’, their new cloud gaming service built on Linux and Vulkan

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Google have now finally unveiled their new cloud gaming service named Stadia, offering instant access to play games in Google Chrome.

The Culling, one of the first Battle Royale games on Linux is shutting down

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The Culling was probably the second Battle Royale game I ever played, after the Hunger Games in Minecraft and it seemed to never really click and so it's shutting down.

SDL2 has pulled in support for the Wii U/Switch USB GameCube controller adapter

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SDL2, the cross-platform development library has now merged in support for the Wii U/Switch USB GameCube controller adapter.

Seems like there's no hope for BattlEye support within Steam Play

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With Valve and Easy Anti-Cheat in talks to get EAC supported within Steam Play, many readers asked about BattlEye as it's another anti-cheat solution blocking games actually working with Steam Play on Linux. I now have an answer on that.

Ryan Gordon is re-working "sdl12-compat", a tool to provide SDL2 to software using SDL1.2

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This is pretty fun! Game porter Ryan "Icculus" Gordon has announced that they've picked back up an older project called sdl12-compat, which provides SDL2 compatibility for older software stuck on SDL1.2.

Cities: Skylines turns four years old, has some impressive stats

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Cities: Skylines, probably the best city-builder available on Linux has turned four years old and Paradox have released some impressive stats on it.

Paradox Interactive sale going on Humble Store and Paradox have opened a new studio

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Two bits of Paradox Interactive stuff to cover today! First, the have a big sale going on the Humble Store with loads of Linux games and they've also opened a new game dev studio.

A look at some sales figures for Spinnortality, a cyberpunk management sim

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For those interested in seeing how well indie games are selling, developer James Patton who made Spinnortality has given out some interesting details including a breakdown per-platform.

ProtonDB released another data dump, here's a quick look over some February 2019 info

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ProtonDB, the rather nice ratings website where you can go and give your thoughts on games played through Steam Play put out another data dump, here's a look inside.
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