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Wine 2.8 released with asynchronous Direct3D command stream

By liamdawe, 12 May 2017 at 6:17 pm UTC (10 Comments)
Wine 2.8 has now been released and it continues their work on the performance enhancing Direct3D command stream which is now done asynchronously.

Absolver, a combat game with RPG elements, won’t have Linux support at launch

By BTRE, 12 May 2017 at 5:44 pm UTC (5 Comments)
After the disappearance of Linux system requirements on their Steam store page, a reader reached out for us to find out what was going on with their release plans.

Charlie Murder and The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile have been released with Linux support

By BTRE, 12 May 2017 at 5:04 pm UTC (4 Comments)
Originally console exclusives, this pair of older action titles from the developer of Salt and Sanctuary have been ported by the ever-prolific Ethan Lee. The Linux version has been launched simultaneously with all other platforms on Steam.

Haemimont Games & Paradox announce 'Surviving Mars', a management strategy game

By liamdawe, 12 May 2017 at 2:55 pm UTC (33 Comments)
Surviving Mars, from developer Haemimont Games and publisher Paradox is a brand new management strategy game about colonizing the red planet.

BATTLETECH, the turn-based mech battler from Harebrained Schemes has a new trailer

By liamdawe, 12 May 2017 at 2:36 pm UTC (16 Comments)
Love mech battles? How about turn-based tactical mech battles? BATTLETECH is coming to Linux and it has a new trailer.

Friday Livestream with Samsai at 5 PM UTC!

By Samsai, 12 May 2017 at 2:14 pm UTC (0 Comments)
As has been customary on GOL, the arrival of a Friday is marked with a livestream and today is no different on this front. So, strap yourselves in for some live Linux gaming, blasted straight from my gaming rig to your viewing device of choice!

Steam Controller & Steam Link on sale for a few days, the Link is especially cheap

By liamdawe, 11 May 2017 at 9:34 pm UTC (24 Comments)
Valve have put up the Steam Controller and Steam Link for sale for the next few days and the Steam Link has a pretty big saving.

The Culling hopefully won't be broken forever on Linux, the developer does 'value' the Linux community

By liamdawe, 11 May 2017 at 7:04 pm UTC (11 Comments)
It seems my last article about The Culling got noticed by the developer, who reached out to me to confirm their commitment to Linux and they do plan to fix it.

DiRT Rally is currently free to play for three days with 70% off

By liamdawe, 11 May 2017 at 6:43 pm UTC (30 Comments)
DiRT Rally, the rather excellent game ported to Linux by Feral Interactive is free to try for the next three days so be sure to give it a go!

Dungeons 2 is currently free on the Humble Store for a limited time, has a Linux version

By liamdawe, 11 May 2017 at 6:29 pm UTC (16 Comments)
No need to sell off your minions to make a quick buck, as Dungeon 2 is currently completely free on the Humble Store.

Marek submits patch series for threaded Gallium to Mesa, boosts performance in games

By BTRE, 11 May 2017 at 5:58 pm UTC (10 Comments)
AMD employee and Mesa developer Marek Olšák is at it again, proposing a series of patches that would boost performance for AMD GPUs running the open drivers.

Limit Theory, an ambitious space game, is still being developed and has quite a few beautiful screenshots to show off

By BTRE, 11 May 2017 at 1:19 pm UTC (10 Comments)
Originally crowdfunded nearly five years ago, it’s taken a long time for Limit Theory to shape up. Development is cruising along now and there’s more news of what the developers are up to.

WolfQuest, the simulation game where you can be a wolf, has a Linux build now

By BTRE, 11 May 2017 at 1:16 pm UTC (9 Comments)
If you’ve ever wanted to pretend you’re a wolf and try to survive out in the wild, then you’re in luck. WolfQuest allows you to do all that and more.

The developers of Mantis Burn Racing are open to bringing the game to Linux, if there’s enough interest

By BTRE, 11 May 2017 at 11:23 am UTC (16 Comments)
With its top-down fast action, Mantis Burn Racing looks like a fun game to play. Its developers have indicated they are open to a Linux port, so make your voices heard if you're interested.

Rocket League releases its 1.34 patch, adding more goodies

By BTRE, 10 May 2017 at 11:10 pm UTC (5 Comments)
While not as exciting as some of the previous updates, the ever-popular Rocket League has just dropped another update with a few new toys.
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