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UT3 For Linux Is Laid To Rest

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  • UT3 For Linux Is Laid To Rest By Epic's Mark Rein
  • The importance of open source gaming
  • Gaming Videos On GNU/Linux

10 Awesome Free Games for openSUSE

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omgsuse.com: Back in "ye olde days" of Linux, there were no games. If you wanted to entertain yourself, you either played nethack or you tried to compile Gentoo, neither of them terrifically fun. These days gaming on Linux is a completely different story.

More Details On Unigine's OilRush Game

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phoronix.com: A few days ago Unigine Corp announced OilRush, their first in-house game that's coming from the creators of one of the most advanced multi-platform engines. Unigine developers are also fond of Linux and properly support it with the OilRush game receiving the same level of support and there will be a Linux client on launch-day.

8 Questions with John Carmack

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maximumpc.com: John Carmack needs no introduction - since 1991 he's been the main engine development guy for id Software. Shortly after his 40th birthday, we caught up with the tru engineer for a quick 8-question Q&A.

Also: Duke Nukem Forever May Show Up at PAX today

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Demo Released!

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linuxgamingnews.org: Today Frictional Games, the makers of the Penumbra series, has released a demo for their upcoming first person survival horror “Amnesia: The Dark Descent”.

No Steam for Linux - Right Now

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linuxjournal.com: Despite some early teasing, it now seems Steam is not coming to Linux after all - at least for now.

FreeOrion 0.3.15 released

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  • FreeOrion 0.3.15 released
  • Two FOSS gems
  • OpenArena - The OpenSource Quake III Arena

Stop Typing Typos!

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  • Stop Typing Typos!
  • No Gaming in Linux? Try Starcraft 2!!!

Unigine Announces Its OilRush Game For Linux

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phoronix.com: Back in July we reported that Unigine Corp, the company behind the advanced Unigine gaming/3D engine, was working on its own strategy game. OilRush is this new game created by these Russian developers.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Gone Gold

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linuxgamingnews.org: We at Frictional Games are happy to announce that Amnesia: The Dark Descent has gone gold. We are extremely pleased with our creation and cannot wait to unleash our bundle of madness on the 8th of September.

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Patent Troll Kills Open Source Project On Speeding Up The Computation Of Erasure Codes

Via James Bessen, we learn of how a patent trolling operation by StreamScale has resulted in an open source project completely shutting down, despite the fact that the patent in question (US Patent 8,683,296 for an "Accelerated erasure coding system and method") is almost certainly ineligible for patent protection as an abstract idea, following the Supreme Court's Alice ruling and plenty of prior art. Erasure codes are used regularly today in cloud computing data storage and are considered to be rather important. Not surprisingly, companies and lawyers are starting to pop out of the woodwork to claim patents on key pieces. I won't pretend to understand the fundamental details of erasure codes, but the link above provides all the details. It goes through the specific claims in the patents, breaking down what they actually say (basically an erasure code on a computer using SIMD instructions), and how that's clearly an abstract idea and thus not patent-eligible. Read more