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Shadow of Mordor on AMD Ryzen CPU suffers from a performance hit due to non-optimal thread scheduling

By ghem, 27 May 2017 at 8:27 pm UTC (28 Comments)
While doing some comparative benchmarks between my RX 470 and GTX 1060 on a Ryzen 1700 CPU and an i7-2700k CPU, I encountered odd behaviour with Shadow of Mordor.

Stardock CEO asking to see interest in Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation on Linux with Vulkan

By liamdawe, 27 May 2017 at 7:24 pm UTC (53 Comments)
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation will come to Linux if Stardock see enough requests for it. The CEO of Stardock has requested to see how much interest there is.

Darkest Dungeon’s expansion, The Crimson Court, set to release June 19th

By BTRE, 26 May 2017 at 10:23 pm UTC (4 Comments)
The very brutal and fun dungeon crawler will get its first expansion quite soon. Thematically about vampires and their damned ilk, there will be plenty of new content and enemies that can tear you to pieces.

BlindQuest, an interactive audio novel, is looking for votes for Steam Greenlight

By BTRE, 26 May 2017 at 6:37 pm UTC (2 Comments)
Setting itself apart from the majority of visual novels by focusing on the player’s sense of hearing, BlindQuest: The Prison will also be coming to Linux if greenlit. There’s a short concept demo available too.

Bounty Train, a game about the Wild West and trains, is set to come to Linux

By BTRE, 26 May 2017 at 6:35 pm UTC (4 Comments)
With detailed equipment and management aspects, Bounty Train also has plenty of thrills and chaotic fighting. It’s being ported to Linux and should be coming out sometime soon.

Friday Livestream with Samsai at 5 PM UTC!

By Samsai, 26 May 2017 at 2:59 pm UTC (0 Comments)
We seem to have made it through another week, for today is Friday! You now have a once in a week (Shovel Knight streams do not count) chance of watching me play video games and throw around silly sentences for your amusement!

Feral announce that Dawn of War III will use both OpenGL and Vulkan

By liamdawe, 26 May 2017 at 10:05 am UTC (21 Comments)
Feral Interactive have just announced some exciting news! The Linux port of Dawn of War III will come with OpenGL as the default, but like with Mad Max you will be able to check a box to enable Vulkan!

Hyper Knights, the Medieval mix of strategy and action is now fully released, multiplayer is coming

By liamdawe, 26 May 2017 at 9:12 am UTC (0 Comments)
Hyper Knights is one of those titles I previously picked up thinking nothing of it, but it turned out to be a very fun experience.

SteamVR updated with experimental Linux support for SteamVR Home

By liamdawe, 26 May 2017 at 8:46 am UTC (11 Comments)
Valve have pushed out another update to SteamVR, this time Linux has been given experimental support for SteamVR Home.

Wine 2.9 released with support for Direct3D tessellation shaders

By liamdawe, 26 May 2017 at 8:12 am UTC (28 Comments)
Wine 2.9 is now officially available and it's a very interesting one. Fantastic work from the Wine developers.

Planet Nomads officially lands into Early Access

By liamdawe, 25 May 2017 at 10:27 pm UTC (19 Comments)
Planet Nomads, the rather fancy looking sandbox survival game has now officially launched into Early Access and it's looking pretty good.

Some thoughts on possessing dead bodies MidBoss, now on Linux as a day-1 release

By liamdawe, 25 May 2017 at 9:41 pm UTC (2 Comments)
I've been playing a bit of MidBoss, a new roguelike from Kitsune Games with the Linux port from Ethan Lee. Here's what I think so far.

The Culling survival game still broken, despite the attempted fix in the latest patch

By liamdawe, 25 May 2017 at 8:30 pm UTC (3 Comments)
Despite the developers patching The Culling today, which claims it addressed the issue of the game not launching on Linux, it's still broken.

Mesa 17.1.1 officially released

By liamdawe, 25 May 2017 at 8:17 pm UTC (0 Comments)
The Mesa team has officially released Mesa 17.1.1 which is a bug fix release to provide better stability in the open source graphics drivers.

Installation 01, the Halo fan-game that will support Linux has a new trailer

By liamdawe, 25 May 2017 at 11:39 am UTC (17 Comments)
The rather epic looking Halo fan-game Installation 01 has a fresh new trailer and it's certainly got me excited for it!
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