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  • More shots of Steam's new Library design have leaked out

    We know that Valve are slowly working on an overhaul to parts of the Steam Client and we have more shots of it according to a leak.

    The leak source comes from SteamDB, who noted on Twitter "A work in progress version of the new Steam client interface leaked through an update to the Chinese CSGO launcher. We're currently digging through the changes, we'll post more if we find anything noteworthy.". T

  • Andrei Lisita: Same UX, different backend

    Games currently allows the user to resume most retro games from the exact state the game was left in last time it was quit. To do this Games saves several files required to restore the state of the emulator core and resume it’s execution. These files grouped together are called a “savestate”. Currently Games has only one savestate per game which is overwritten everytime the user exits the game.

    The purpose of my GSoC project is to allow the user to store and manage more than one savestate. These past days I have been writing code that makes Games create a brand new savestate everytime the user exits the game.

  • Linux Gaming News Punch - Episode 15

    Welcome to the Linux gaming news punch episode 16, your weekly round-up to help you keep up to date.

    As always, it's hopefully something that's useful for those who just don't have the time to read our news every day.

  • Spiritfarer, a cozy management game about dying announced and it's coming to Linux

    Hey look, even more news for you tonight from E3! Thunder Lotus Games (Jotun, Sundered) just announced Spiritfarer, what they're saying is a cozy management game about dying. Okay then, that sounds—odd. I like odd though!

  • The RPG 'Wasteland 3' from inXile Entertainment has a new trailer from E3 and a new launch window

    Wasteland 3 currently in development by inXile Entertainment, a game that was confirmed for Linux on the original Fig campaign has a new chilly trailer out.

  • Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary, the (currently) free DLC is out, but not for Linux yet

    As teased when it was accidentally leaked by Steam, Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary is out and it's temporarily free, although the Linux version is currently left behind. They did add Mac support to this new DLC a few minutes later, so perhaps it will be soon.

  • Speculation: Dying Light 2 may come to Linux after all

    Dying Light 2, the massive new open-world game from Techland is looking awesome and going by SteamDB, it may actually come to Linux.

    Get your heavy dose of salt ready, treat this as completely speculative until we get something harder. On SteamDB, earlier today Techland began adding more details. The interesting update is this, which specifically mentions "Added oslist – windows,linux" which seems to indicate it will support Linux. That is, unless it was done by accident…although you would think these things would be checked more than once before submitting, but you never can be too sure on such things.

  • Double Fine Productions acquired by Microsoft for Xbox Game Studios, Psychonauts 2 still for Linux

    News just coming out of E3, Double Fine Productions founded by Tim Schafer has been acquired by Microsoft. Specifically, they're now part of Xbox Game Studios.

    I'm sure most of you know Double Fine Productions, who are responsible for developing games like: Psychonauts, the upcoming Psychonauts 2 (which is supposed to release for Linux), The Cave, Broken Age, Costume Quest, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Grim Fandango Remastered and plenty more.

  • Double Fine Productions has been acquired by Microsoft for Xbox Game Studios
  • More shots of Steam's new Library design thanks to a leak (updated)

    We know that Valve are slowly working on an overhaul to parts of the Steam Client and we have more shots of it according to a leak.

    The leak source comes from SteamDB, who noted on Twitter "A work in progress version of the new Steam client interface leaked through an update to the Chinese CSGO launcher. We're currently digging through the changes, we'll post more if we find anything noteworthy.".

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