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Linux gaming performance display MangoHud v0.7.1 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
MangoHud is the fantastic tool you can use to display various amounts of performance information while gaming on Linux, it's also what the Steam Deck uses for the HUD too. A new version 0.7.1 is out now!

THE FINALS big 1.5.0 update out with new mode - continues working on Linux / Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
I recently reported on THE FINALS now working on Steam Deck and Desktop Linux, and it seems even with the latest major update just released with version 1.5.0 bringing a new game mode it continues working.

Lutris game manager v0.5.15 brings lots of overall improvements for game installs

By Liam Dawe,
Lutris is a game manager and helpful game installer for Steam Deck and Desktop Linux that brings together your game library from Steam, Humble Bundle, GOG, EA, Emulators and more. The latest release has improvements across the whole app to make it smoother.

SteamOS-like Linux package Bazzite 2.0 is out now for Steam Deck and desktop

By Liam Dawe,
If you want an alternative to SteamOS (or Steam Deck OS as Valve sometimes decides to call it) for your Steam Deck, desktop PC or living room gaming machine - Bazzite is an interesting pick.

Heroic Games Launcher 2.10.0 released with plenty of essential fixes

By Liam Dawe,
Heroic Games Launcher has a big UI upgrade coming in the 3.0 update which isn't quite ready yet, but they have just released Heroic Games Launcher 2.10.0 which has some essential fixes for this popular multi-platform game manager.

Canonical detail a whole lot of Steam Snap improvements

By Liam Dawe,
While most people will be using a normal package for Steam on Linux or the Flatpak, Canonical continue pushing their own Snap packages and one that's needed a lot of work is Steam.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection multiplayer fixed for Steam Deck / Linux

By Liam Dawe,
After 10 days of waiting, 343 Industries / Xbox Game Studios finally again fixed up the online multiplayer for Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Linux desktop and Steam Deck after breaking it.

MangoHud v0.7 out now adding presets support like on Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
MangoHud, the awesome tool you can use to get a HUD on top of your games (included by default on the Steam Deck), has released version 0.7.0 that includes many new options so here's what's changed.

Bazzite is a new Fedora-based Linux for Steam Deck and gaming PCs

By Liam Dawe,
Want to try something a little different? Bazzite was recently announced as a custom Fedora 38-based Linux image designed to bring the best Linux gaming to PCs and Steam Deck.

ChimeraOS 42, the Linux distro for handhelds and consoles v42 is out

By Liam Dawe,
Want to get Linux onto your handheld PC or your living room PC console? ChimeraOS is probably what you're going to want and version 42 has just been released.

MangoHud performance overlay gets a few needed fixes in v0.6.9-1

By Liam Dawe,
After the previous release of v0.6.9, MangoHud has another nice update out that fixes up a few lingering problems for the Linux performance hud that's also used on Steam Deck for the built-in performance info.

MangoHud performance overlay version v0.6.9 is out now as a nice update

By Liam Dawe,
It's been a while since the last release but a nice update to the performance hud and benchmarking tool MangoHud is out now. This is the tool used for the performance stats on Steam Deck.

Half-Life: Alyx fully playable without VR even on Steam Deck thanks to a mod

By Liam Dawe,
There's been a few efforts to get Half-Life: Alyx playable without VR and the latest is HLA-NoVR, out now and it's now possible to play it through, even on Steam Deck too.

Proton Hotfix updated for Resident Evil 4 remake, Steam Deck needs SteamOS 3.4.6 Preview

By Liam Dawe,
Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais mentioned that they've updated Proton Hotfix, which should allow the new Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Demo of the remake to run on Linux and Steam Deck.

GOverlay app for managing the MangoHud overlay gets a bunch of new options

By Liam Dawe,
GOverlay is great! Giving you a real easy way to tweak the MangoHud performance overlay on Linux, along with it also working with vkBasalt and ReplaySorcery.

Remember to support the projects you use and appreciate

By Liam Dawe,
In light of some recent news surrounding the MSI Afterburner software, it's another reminder that it's quite important for people to directly support projects they use and enjoy.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is another Sony port working well on Steam Deck / Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Sony and Sumo Digital recently put out another port, this time it's Sackboy: A Big Adventure an offshoot of the LittleBigPlanet series.

My current little wish-list for Steam Deck upgrades

By Liam Dawe,
The Steam Deck has been out for a while now, it's now easy to purchase with no reservation queue, and the long-delayed Steam Deck Docking Station is also here! Valve has put out a lot of updates but there's plenty they could improve.

Minigalaxy, a simple open source GOG client for Linux adds lots of new features

By Liam Dawe,
While plenty of people use apps like Lutris, Heroic and Bottles there's also Minigalaxy which is a dedicated launcher just for GOG on Linux.

Lutris adds Amazon Games integration, plus Flatpak finally out (good for Steam Deck)

By Liam Dawe,
Lutris, the all encompassing game manager for installing games from various stores and services (both Native and with Wine / Proton) has a new version out. Plus, the Flatpak is finally ready, making it real easy to run on Steam Deck.
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