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I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly. Find me on Mastodon.

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Proton Experimental updated with Proton 9 - adds fixes for Helldivers 2 and more

By Liam Dawe,
Now that the testing is open for Proton 9, Valve have now updated Proton Experimental to move over to Proton 9 along with a bunch of extra game fixes for Steam Deck / Linux.

Windowkill is a clever multi-window twin-stick shooter that moves around your screen

By Liam Dawe,
This might be one of the most unique games I've ever played. Windowkill from torcado just released on Steam with Native Linux support and it's use of multiple moving windows really changes the bullet-hell genre.

Stealthy platformer Kiyo in need of Linux testers

By Liam Dawe,
Developer Pixel Rats emailed in about their stealthy platformer that now has a Playtest available on Steam, and they're requesting backup from Linux players to see how it runs across different systems.

We can probably say a final goodbye to Roblox on Linux with Wine soon

By Liam Dawe,
After Roblox recently introduced Hyperion anti-tamper, there were some issues running it on Linux, but there's been workarounds and some of the Roblox staff made it to work on Linux with Wine again, but it seems not for much longer.

Upcoming GZDoom shooter Selaco will have Steam Workshop support

By Liam Dawe,
Selaco looks absolutely incredible, a first-person shooter built on GZDoom that I've covered a few times because the demos were so much fun. And at the Early Access release in May, it's going to have Steam Workshop support.

Wine 9.3 out now with Internet Proxy support improvements, New HID pointer device driver

By Liam Dawe,
Wine 9.3 has landed as another early development release of the Windows compatibility layer on the road to Wine 10 next year. Here's the highlights of what's changed.

Proton 9.0 now in Beta with improved game compatibility for Steam Deck / Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Valve announced that Proton 9.0 is now available for testing, with lots of game compatibility improvements for Steam Deck and Desktop Linux thanks to it now being based on the recent Wine 9.0 release.

Discord Overlay for Linux v0.7.0 should improve idling and on battery power

By Liam Dawe,
Discover, not to be confused with the KDE Discover software store, is a Discord overlay for Linux and the first update in a while is out now with version 0.7.0.

Palworld has now sold over 15 million copies on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
Palworld continues to be an insane success, as Pocketpair just revealed it has now seen over 25 million players for their Early Access game.

NVIDIA 550.54.14 driver released as stable

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA today launched the 550.54.14 Linux driver as stable coming with a whole bunch of fixes and improvements, so here's all that's changed.

Snap store from Canonical (Ubuntu) hit with another crypto scam app

By Liam Dawe,
Not the first time this has happened, but recently the Snap store from Canonical hosted a scam bitcoin app that claimed to be "Exodus wallet" that caused a user to lose money.

Fanatical Bundle Fest launched with a new Steam Deck game bundle

By Liam Dawe,
Fanatical has recently launched Bundle Fest again, where a new bundle has been launched each day and there's some good stuff you can grab for cheap like the latest Play on the Go Bundle with all Steam Deck Verified games.

Cross-platform development library SDL3 gets a Vulkan Renderer and camera API

By Liam Dawe,
With development work ongoing for SDL3, some recent exciting improvements include a Vulkan Render backend and a camera API.

CrossOver 24 released with Wine 9.0 - plus CodeWeavers still hiring developers

By Liam Dawe,
CodeWeavers have announced the release of CrossOver 24, their application for managing games and applications designed for Windows installed with Wine on Linux and macOS.

Lies of P recently removed Denuvo and it's on sale - good time for soulslike fans

By Liam Dawe,
For those of you who skip over games that have Denuvo, you might want to go and check in with the rather good soulslike game Lies of P as it's been removed from the game.

The Force Engine for classic Star Wars: Dark Forces now on Flathub

By Liam Dawe,
Want an easy way to get The Force Engine on Linux to play Star Wars: Dark Forces (and eventually Outlaws too)? Well, now it's available on Flathub.

Geometry Survivor is wonderful nostalgia bait updated for the survivor-like era

By Liam Dawe,
I have some ridiculously fond memories of playing Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, to the point of having a mini-party with lots of us sat around an Xbox 360 blasting through high-scores. To see Geometry Survivor appear is quite a highlight.

Move over Diablo 4 and Path of Exile as Last Epoch 1.0 is here

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for your next action RPG? Diablo and Path of Exile fans may want to take a look at Last Epoch, which has finally left Early Access with the 1.0 update and there's plenty to love about it.

Slimbook reveal the AMD powered Excalibur laptop and KDE Plasma 6 Slimbook

By Liam Dawe,
For all of you who keep asking for more AMD powered laptops, Slimbook have delivered with the brand new Excalibur which also has a KDE Slimbook counterpart.

STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection announced with Steam Deck support

By Liam Dawe,
Aspyr Media are busy! Not long after launching Tomb Raider I-III Remastered, they've now announced the STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection and it's coming with Steam Deck support.
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