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It's Official: Valve Releasing Steam, Source Engine For Linux

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phoronix.com: The day has finally come and Linux gamers around the world have a reason to rejoice, as this is the biggest news for the Linux gaming community that sees very few tier-one titles.

Lugaru goes open-source

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wolfire.com: In the spirit of the Humble Indie Bundle, we have decided to release the source code to Lugaru! Our community has already made some great mods by editing the levels and graphics, but source code access will allow for much deeper modifications.

Also: Humble Indie Bundle goes Open Source

Open Letter To LGP

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linux-hardcore.com: A few days ago my friends compiledkernel aka CK one of the LxGC — Linux Gamers Codex staff members and UbuntuForums moderator, Liam Dawe aka ELD the Gaming On Linux website admin, and myself had a discussion on UbuntuForums about Linux Game Publishing.

Wine 1.1.44 vs Vista Benchmarks

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wine-reviews.net: Dan Kegel has been running some DirectX and OpenGL benchmarks on Ubuntu + Wine and Windows Vista, Here is the results of Dans recent benchmark test.

Saving a penny -- pirating the Humble Indie Bundle

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blog.wolfire.com: One common email we have been getting is people notifying us that they see live Humble Bundle key links around the internet on various forums, 4chan, and even Steam! I decided to look into this a little bit and try to guess how big of a phenomenon it is.

Three nice opensource games for Linux

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unixmen.com: My today selection for Linux gamers are three nice opensource games, the games are

I Don't Think Games Have To Be Open Source

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penguinpetes.com: I think games, as in video games for computing systems, should not be held up to the same standards of FOSS freedom as other kinds of software.

The State Of Mac And GNU/Linux Gaming

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linux-hardcore.com: It’s ‘common knowledge’ that Mac and Linux gaming are so unimportant that they might as well not exist. Everyone ‘knows’ that Mac games sell a tiny fraction of the amount that Windows games sell, and that Linux games simply don’t exist. But are these ideas based on reality?

LinuX Gamers Live – A Revolution in Linux Gaming

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Gaming

linux.gauravlive: One of the reasons why people don’t shift to Linux platform is Gaming. The Linux community has been aware of these problems infesting Linux adoption & have been encouraging developers to develop games for Linux.

Why there is a Market for Linux Games

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  • Why there is a Market for Linux Games
  • Why Games don't get ported to Linux...A game dev speaks.
  • Formula Retro
  • At This Rate, Don't Be Surprised If You See Steam Soon
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