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Games: Valve and ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider'

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  • Valve Soothes SteamOS Fans After Yanking Steam Machines

    Valve has been working to reassure members of its community that it has not yet thrown in the towel on SteamOS and Linux gaming systems that have been hampered over the years due to performance issues, soaring sales on mainstream rival platforms, and generally weak demand for Steam Machines.

    Valve recently withdrew SteamOS machines from its direct online sales portal, saying it was working to reconfigure the platform.

    That move did not go unnoticed by the Steam for Linux community, which prompted developer Pierre-Loup Griffais to offer reassurances in an online post last week.

  • ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration’ Will Hit Linux This Month

    The ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Linux release will arrive this month.

    Games porting company Feral Interactive announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration was Linux bound back in February, though the exact release date was unknown.

    Now, in a tweet posted on its official account Feral says: “Lara Croft is returning to Linux in Rise of the Tomb Raider later this month, shortly after macOS”.

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider will release for Linux this month

    This will be the twenty first Linux port from Feral (counting the Dawn of War II and Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai standalones together with the main games), although they are also bringing Life is Strange: Before the Storm and Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia to Linux so there's more to look forward to this year.

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider Coming To Linux This Month

    Feral Interactive has just confirmed that Rise of the Tomb Raider for Linux will be released this month.

    We have known that Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming for Linux "this Spring" while Feral has just confirmed on Reddit that the release is happening this month. The macOS release is already to happen this week.

Games: RUINER, Emulation, Ash of Gods

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Games: Tomb Raider, System Shock, BadLands RoadTrip, Nantucket and More

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Games: Phoenix RC, Undead Horde, Crusader Kings II

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  • Linux 4.17 Gets PhoenixRC Flight Controller Support & PS/2 Mouse Improvements

    From several of the pull requests covered on Phoronix this week for the in-progress Linux 4.17 kernel, there are many areas seeing improved hardware/device support with this next kernel upgrade, including the input drivers.

    Last month I wrote about Phoenix RC Flight Controller support coming to Linux. That flight controller is modelled after radio controllers for model airplanes/helicopters/drones and designed for the Phoenix RC model aircraft/drone simulator on Windows, but thanks to a passionate independent developer, is now being supported on Linux. I was surprised by the interest indeed in this driver/controller support.

  • The latest teaser for the action adventure 'Undead Horde' from 10tons is out

    Ready to become a Necromancer? Undead Horde [Official Site] from 10tons is starting to look really damn good and it's coming to Linux.

  • Crusader Kings II is free to keep if you grab in the next two days

    The medieval grand strategy title/kinslaying-simulator has been made free to get for a limited time. There’s also a general sale of all of its DLC.

Games: Crest, Robocraft and More

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Games: Full Metal Furies, RUINER, Humble Indie Bundle 19

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Valve Defends Debian-Based SteamOS

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  • Valve Reaffirms Commitment To Linux, SteamOS

    While there was a lot of hoopla recently about Valve removing the "Steam Machines" link from their main navigation on their website, Valve's Pierre-Loup Griffais has written a public post to reaffirm the company's commitment to Linux and SteamOS.

    While he acknowledges that Valve dropped the "Steam Machines" link as it wasn't getting much traffic, they are still committed to their Linux goals. "We're still working hard on making Linux operating systems a great place for gaming and applications. We think it will ultimately result in a better experience for developers and customers alike, including those not on Steam."

  • Valve confirms their continued support for Linux gaming

    It seems my recent article about Valve removing the link to the Steam Machines page caused quite a stir, so Valve have now confirmed their continued support for Linux gaming.

    Truthfully, I wasn't expecting my article to do anything, however I seem to have vastly underestimated just how many eyes there are on us now. Many larger tech and gaming sites picked it up from us like PC Gamer, Ars Technica (who amusingly called us a "fan site"), VG247 and so on. Many more sites then picked up the news from them (some claiming it was originally reported by others—oh well, can't win them all) and so it ended up as a much bigger story.

    We've had quite a lot of emails and notifications about this, including a Valve rep emailing us directly to link us to this post by Pierre-Loup Griffais, where they state that the removal of the Steam Machines link was part of a "routine cleanup" where it was removed based on "user traffic".

  • SteamOS, Linux, and Steam Machines

    We've noticed that what started out as a routine cleanup of the Steam Store navigation turned into a story about the delisting of Steam Machines. That section of the Steam Store is still available, but was removed from the main navigation bar based on user traffic. Given that this change has sparked a lot of interest, we thought it'd make sense to address some of the points we've seen people take away from it.

    While it's true Steam Machines aren't exactly flying off the shelves, our reasons for striving towards a competitive and open gaming platform haven't significantly changed. We're still working hard on making Linux operating systems a great place for gaming and applications. We think it will ultimately result in a better experience for developers and customers alike, including those not on Steam.

  • Valve Says It's Committed to Make Linux and SteamOS a Great Place for Gaming

    Valve has addressed the exaggerated disappearance of the Steam Machines section from the Steam Store that some users noticed last week, confirming Steam Machines, nor SteamOS and Linux support.

    Valve said that the Steam Machines section was delisted from the Steam Store navigation after a routine cleanup, but the page is still available here for those who want to purchase a gaming console powered by SteamOS, Valve's Debian-based GNU/Linux operating system for Steam Machines.

    User traffic has to do with the removal of the Steam Machines section from the main navigation bar of the Steam Store, and while it doesn't look like Valve plans to enable it again in the Steam Store navigation due to sluggish sales, it confirms their continued support for Linux gaming and SteamOS.

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