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ign.com: Valve has announced that a beta for Steam on Linux will begin in October. According to a blog post on Valve’s site, internal beta testing will begin next week, followed by a private external beta for 1,000 users later in October.
unixmen.com: Some time ago, we did o comparison of StuntRally and Speed Dreams, and analyzed how two completely different bases result in what you’d expect from their forks. As version 1.7 was released a few days ago, I had to take a look and see what changed.
venturebeat.com: The latest Humble Indie Bundle is live. Torchlight, Rochard, Shatter, Vessel, and S.P.A.Z. are all packed in this latest bundle and are available for any price you wish to pay.
networkworld.com: Those of us who actively promote Linux as a viable desktop alternative to Windows are often greeted with the following refrain: "Nobody will use Linux because there are no good games."
ubuntuvibes.com: Linux platform has made its first appearance on Steam website. Few days back, Valve added a zombie Tux to Left4Dead 2 website announcing that it will head to Linux soon and now a Linux platform filter has been added to Steam Greenlight.
zdnet.com: It's becoming increasingly apparent that video game development and online distribution company Valve is serious about Linux. But desktop Linux has a 1 percent usage share. Surely there's more to this development effort than meets the eye?
linuxinsider.com: Not so very long ago, gaming was held up as one of the big obstacles keeping PC users off of Linux and on Windows instead.
ubuntuvibes.com: Evilot is a new Puzzle/Defense game for Linux, where you play as Count Dolfus, a retired evil overlord, that just wants to spend his last days in peace.
phoronix.com: A new Kickstarter project called Planetary Annihilation is exciting many Linux gamers with plans that this forthcoming RTS will be available for their favorite platform.
unixmen.com: Unknown Horizons is a 2D realtime strategy simulation with an emphasis on economy and city building. It is basically a game heavily inspired from the popular Anno series were you have to build, sustain and lead colonies into evolution.
networkworld.com: So seeing a big company like Valve throw resources into the Linux software world is a big win for all of us. Here’s the problem: The Steam store is not coming to Linux in general.
hothardware.com: If you've got 3.5 hours to kill, John Carmack's Quakecon keynotes are always fascinating. id games may not be the greatest titles around, but Carmack's knowledge and skills continue to shape the future of gaming across multiple platforms.
extremetech.com: Leave it to Richard Stallman to pour cold water on a hot idea. The noted free software activist has come out against Steam for Linux, writing that “Nonfree game programs (like other nonfree programs) are unethical because they deny freedom to their users.
extremetech.com: In the 21 years or so since its inception, Linux has gained some amazing enthusiast street cred, but failed time and again to enter the mainstream. This year, however, may afford it an opportunity it’s never had before: to gain the momentum necessary to join the big boys in the operating system world.