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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.

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Faster Zombies to Steam Deck: The History of Valve and Linux Gaming

By Liam Dawe,
Well, Valve and Linux Gaming together have come a very long way since the early blogs posts about getting Left 4 Dead 2 running fast on Linux to the new Steam Deck. But just how far have they come? Let's do a little reminiscing.

The System76 Launch Configurable Keyboard is tiny, sturdy and very slick

By Liam Dawe,
System76 sent over a review unit a few weeks ago of their System76 Launch Configurable Keyboard, so here's what I thought about this tiny yet weighty device.

OpenRCT2 the reimplementation for RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 has a fun update

By Liam Dawe,
Another wonderful open source game engine reimplementation has a major upgrade. OpenRCT2 is a modern game engine for playing RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 and it just got better. waives fees for a day again, should work nicely on the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
For just today the game store is running another Creator Day where they don't take a cut from any sales. Their store should also work fine on the Steam Deck.

A chat with Joshua Strobl of the Solus Linux distribution

By Liam Dawe,
With Solus seeming to go from strength to strength along with a recent big release, it was time to sit down and have a chat with one of the team about the Linux distribution.

Alchemic Cutie will have you catch and farm jellies this September

By Liam Dawe,
You've played Slime Rancher and loved it we're sure but what if it was a 2D RPG with pixel art? Alchemic Cutie is looking like it will answer that and then some.

Free strategy game Vectorio opens up the source code

By Liam Dawe,
With its mixture of base building, tower defense and survival - Vectorio was actually pretty good at the initial release and now the code is open source.

Psychological horror adventure Saint Kotar releases in October

By Liam Dawe,
Following on from the successful Kickstarter campaign in 2020, Red Martyr Entertainment have announced two big things recently for the upcoming Saint Kotar.

Buck Up And Drive! is a completely absurd racer that throws realism out

By Liam Dawe,
A racing game inspired by the likes of Outrun that's so completely bonkers it even has a car vs car fighting mode? Buck Up And Drive! is clearly hilarious.

Netflix and chill? Nah, how about some Linux & Chill

By Liam Dawe,
Up for trying out some new games? How about some postively rated indie puzzle games that are part of a new bundle on Steam?

A new Valve game for the Steam Deck? It's not out of the realm of possibility

By Liam Dawe,
With the Steam Deck upcoming, what do we think the chances are that Valve will reveal a new game to go along side it?

Get Hearts of Iron IV from Paradox and a bunch of DLC in the new Humble Bundle

By Liam Dawe,
If you're a true sucker for strategy games then you should take a look at the new Humble Bundle featuring Hearts of Iron IV and a bunch of DLC.

Valve announces $1 million CS:GO art contest celebrating 10 years of the Steam Workshop

By Liam Dawe,
It's coming close to 10 years since the Steam Workshop went live and so Valve are doing something special. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has a big art competition going live tomorrow (July 22, 2021) for 10 lucky people to win.

Bring a garden back to life in the upcoming The Garden Path

By Liam Dawe,
UK-based developer Louis Durrant has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their Godot Engine powered slice-of-life sim game The Garden Path and it looks absolutely wonderful.

NVIDIA announce new security issues, make sure you have updated drivers

By Liam Dawe,
Here we are again. NVIDIA has today sent out a security bulletin to inform users on Linux and Windows to ensure your GPU drivers are up to date due to freshly revealed security problems.

Steam Next Fest returns on October 1 with developers able to submit now

By Liam Dawe,
Another big Steam event is coming up with the Steam Next Fest due to be live once again on October 1.

RimWorld 1.3 and the Ideology DLC are officially out now

By Liam Dawe,
A big new expansion and a big free update for everyone, RimWorld has expanded once again and so it might be time to dive back in to build just one more colony.

Looks like Splitgate will be the next 'big thing' FPS supported on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Splitgate released official native Linux support recently when the open Beta went live, and it seems to be hitting it big pulling in plenty of regular players.

Ryan Gordon and Ethan Lee on Proton and the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
For anyone who has been around Linux gaming for a while, the names Ryan "Icculus" Gordon and Ethan Lee will be well known as developers who port games to Linux and work on the tech behind tons of games.

The Wine 6.13 development release is out now

By Liam Dawe,
The Wine hackers have released the latest development build with Wine 6.13 with plenty of new features and the usual assortment of bug fixes.
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