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SteamOS Now Based on Debian 8.2 and Fully Supports Xbox 360 and Xbox One Controllers

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Valve is working on SteamOS, and the newest version of this Linux distro is now based on Debian 8.2. The developers have also added some new features and packages, and it looks like things are in place for the November launch of the Steam Machines.

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SteamOS Brewmaster Now Has Improved Auto-Repair Function

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Valve seems to put a lot of effort into the SteamOS Brewmaster branch, which is based on Debian 8, although it's not giving any indications that it wants to migrate to the new version before the Steam Machines are launched.

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Trine 3: The Artifacts Of Power Linux Beta Released

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After waiting a while, we now have access to Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power in beta form. There are a number of issues though. You can find the announcement post here.

I've been very interested in trying it out, but the negative reaction the game does have me a little worried. People haven't been happy with how long the game is, and the story seems to be cut quite short.

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Recalbox Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming

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I’ll be first to admit that I’ve been putting off setting up a Raspberry Pi for my wife to use for retro gaming. I knew there were a few games she missed but Mario Kart 64 was the big one. I’ll also be first to point out that setting up a RetroPi isn’t difficult with the correct setup guide.

A look at Battle for Wesnoth's current game development strategy

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I had my first run-in with the turn-based, Linux strategy game Battle for Wesnoth a few years ago. It was not long after discovering open source software, and I was incredibly impressed that a small group of developers could create such an excellent game for free. Discovering this along with Linux and the numerous GNU packages is what really piqued my interest in the world of open source.

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Valve Is Using SteamOS and Linux Icons for the Same Game

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Valve is making some strange choices when it comes to Linux, and it's been using different icons to SteamOS and Linux. It's unclear why they are doing this, but the worst scenario imaginable is that some games will be built for SteamOS and not for generic Linux distros.

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