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  • Rocket League Officially Released for SteamOS and Linux with a 25% Off Promotion

    On September 8, 2016, game studio Psyonix was proud to announce the availability of a Beta version of the popular Rocket League game for SteamOS/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.

    Rocket League is a futuristic, physics-based sports/action game that lets players play European football while driving booster-rigged vehicles. It is the successor of the popular and classic Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars game released in 2008 only for Sony's PlayStation 3 gaming console, also developed and published by the Psyonix game studio.

    The game officially hit the Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 platforms in July 2015, and a few months later, in February 2016, it arrived for Microsoft's Xbox One gaming console as well. Due to popular demand, Rocket League is now also officially available for the Linux and Apple's Mac OS X operating systems, but only in a Beta form at the moment of writing this article.

  • Rocket League Finally Released For Linux
  • Rocket League released for SteamOS, it's in beta

    Rocket League is now officially available for SteamOS, due to the time of the release I will be unable to give any actual impressions as I am likely asleep while this gets published.

    I will be able to get impressions up rather early tomorrow morning (UTC time), as it will be my first priority. It will likely be the main game on our Friday livestream too.

    It's been a bit of a wild ride, but it's here ‒ finally.

  • Mesa & AMDGPU-PRO Appear To Run Fine With Rocket League On Linux

    With many Linux gamers having looked forward to the Linux release of Rocket League, I tested out the Linux port of the game when using Mesa RadeonSI Gallium3D as well as the AMDGPU-PRO blob.

    Considering Rocket League on Linux lists system requirements even lower than the Windows specifications and do mention AMD, I was expecting the process to go well. Additionally, Rocket League is powered by Unreal Engine 3 -- yes, UE3, not UE4. Considering that, it went well.

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  • Rocket League Launches on Linux This Week

    Oh boy, have you been patiently waiting for it — and now it’s finally coming. Yes, Rocket League for Linux will launch in beta on September 8. Developer’s Psyonix say they will only support SteamOS “officially”, though the game should be able to run on any modern Linux distro that Steam does, including Ubuntu.

  • Rocket League coming to OS X and Linux this week

    Rocket League, the race car-football (soccer) game fusion, will receive a new update on Thursday, September 8th. One of the biggest components of the update is the included OS X and SteamOS (including Linux distributions) support. The update also comes with a new Rumble mode, updates to classic Rocket Trails, and other changes.

  • Unigine-Powered Sci-Fi MMORPG Turn

    Earlier this year we heard of a science fiction MMORPG game making use of Unigine 2 after switching from Unreal Engine 4.

SteamOS 2.91 Beta Updates Linux Kernel to Improve ath10k Wireless Support

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Valve released a new Beta version of the next stable branch of its SteamOS gaming distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux, SteamOS 2.91, which was pushed to the brewmaster_beta channel on August 31, 2016.

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  • Atom Zombie Smasher has been updated, Linux version is now on Steam

    Atom Zombie Smasher the rather cool indie game from a while ago has finally been updated and it has a Linux version on Steam.

  • Manage your own nightclub in 'Party Hard Tycoon', an upcoming strategy spin-off of 'Party Hard'

    Party Hard Tycoon was announced a few days ago and right now the developers are inviting people to join the Alpha, which will start soon. Because the Linux icon isn't listed in the Steam store page, I decided to ask them via e-mail to see if the Alpha also includes Linux gamers (considering the first game was ported, it should be coherent that this one too, after all). Although regarding the Alpha their answer was negative, it's good to know that the game indeed will have a Linux version just like its predecessor...

  • Everyone is invisible in 'Invisigun Heroes' a multiplayer, single-screen stealth battle arena

    Invisigun Heroes sounds like a pretty funny idea, everyone is invisible, but you still have to find a way to battle them. It's not as crazy as it sounds, as it seems you appear briefly if you use a weapon. Very cleverly done, with really nice graphics.

  • Mother Russia Bleeds released on Linux, go beat 'em up, some thoughts included

    First thing: If you have more than one monitor, it may start on the wrong one. Putting it in a window, dragging it over and setting it back to full-screen works fine though.

    I highly suggested using a gamepad for this, as the keyboard controls are quite bad. I accidentally tried changing the "Select" keybind which was set as left-ALT, but it wouldn't let me re-use that key. The keybindings section of the options doesn't actually detect all the keys, which is annoying.

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  • ‘Rocket League Rumble,’ complete with Mac/Linux support, lands this month

    Last month Psyonix announced the next Rocket League update, and now we have more information, including a release date.

    Set to drop on September 8, Rocket League Rumble will be the same gameplay that fans have grown to love, but with a ton more power-ups.

  • In-Depth with the Rumble Update
  • OpenMW 0.40.0 Released!

    The OpenMW team is proud to announce the release of version 0.40.0! Grab it from our Downloads Page for all operating systems. This release brings some small new features, but mainly bug fixes and improvements. We’re winding down on implementable features, these are exciting times for OpenMW, even if releases have a little less user-visible changes. The game is basically fully playable, and future releases will bring mostly more fixes and optimizations.

  • Audio Capturing Support Landed This Week In SDL2
  • GOG withdraw their statement about The Witcher 3 never planned for Linux, they have no idea

    Maybe it will one day, maybe it won't. We again are back to officially not knowing what's going on at all.

  • Near Death Review

    The Linux version runs fantastic. It picked up my Xbox controller with no hiccups and it stayed well above sixty frames-per-second for the most part. In fact, in the game’s first patch there’s a Tux object hidden in one of the rooms that you can only find while playing the Linux version (spoiler: it’s in one of the rooms in Science). There’s not much that you can do with it other than pick it up and drop it, but it’s pretty cool we got some love there. Since the game was built with Unity I was expecting to get a fairly moderate amount of crashes — due to Unity not running so well with GNU/Linux — but I actually only got two crashes after trying to resume the game from a game over, and then after that it suddenly stopped. Never gone through a crash since. Props to the guys at Orthogonal!

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    The original BlackBerry Passport running BlackBerry OS 10.3 probably isn’t a device that you’d consider using, but how about one with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop? Before the Ontario-based firm officially unveiled the BlackBerry Priv last year, there were reports that its 2014 smartphone is getting an Android update and a video confirming as much even emerged online. While all of that verifies BlackBerry was indeed working on an Android version of Passport, nothing came out of it and the recent release of the Alcatel-made BlackBerry DTEK50 suggests that the Canadian firm is moving away from manufacturing its own phones. Well, that doesn’t mean a few prototypes don’t exist out in the wild and one lucky poster over at CrackBerry forums actually managed to get its hands on it.
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Kubuntu 16.10 Finally Gets a Public Release, Beta 2 Uses KDE Plasma 5.7 Desktop

Earlier today, September 28, 2016, Canonical announced the release of Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta, which is also the Beta 2 snapshot for some of the opt-in flavors, including Kubuntu. Read more

Black Panther OS Is No Cool Cat

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