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  • Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues has another major update for RPG fans

    Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues [Steam, Official Site], the RPG from Portalarium has another major update released and here's a look at what's new.

  • Mech combat game Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps is now in Beta for Linux, very promising

    The Linux beta can be accessed by anyone on Steam, you just have to own a copy and opt-in to the Beta, no password is required.

    I should note, that the game as a whole is early in development and their Linux support is brand new too, so there may be a number of issues.

    In comparison to Heavy Gear Assault, another mech game that supports Linux that's in Early Access, Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps instantly feels more accessible. The controls are easy and it actually has a reasonably quick tutorial for the basics.

  • Heliborne is a pretty fun online Helicopter combat game that has a Linux Beta

    The Linux Beta isn't "officially supported", but it's there if you want to try it. The developers told me it should be live on the main installation with no opt-in required, but that gave me a "missing executable" error, however, the Linux Beta branch did work without issues. They state they just haven't had enough testing to put up a Linux/SteamOS icon on the Steam store.

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  • Unreal Engine 4.16 Enters Public Preview State

    Epic Games on Friday released the first public preview of the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.16.

    There are many changes to find with Unreal Engine 4.16 while some of the highlights include volumetric fog support, a new clothing solver, optimized distance field lighting, garbage collection improvements, and more.

  • Unreal Engine 4.16 Preview

    A Preview of the upcoming 4.16 release is available now on the Launcher and Github. We have made this Preview available so that our developer-community can help us catch issues before the final release. As fixes are implemented, we will release updated previews throughout the development cycle. Please be aware that the preview releases are not fully quality tested, that they are still under heavy active development, and that they should be considered as unstable until the final release. Developers should not convert their projects for active development on preview releases. Please test on copies of your project instead.

  • Watch this highlight reel of iAlwaysSin's Alien Isolation livestreams!

    Last Thursday the newest member of the GOL Livestream Team, iAlwaysSin, completed her live playthrough of the extremely scary Alien Isolation. And, to commemorate this achievement (and all the deaths that occurred in the process) I decided to download and edit all the VODs together into a nice highlight reel. With my sarcastic remarks, of course.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti: Windows 10 Creators Update vs. Ubuntu Linux Gaming

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Gaming

Earlier this week I posted some fresh AMD Radeon Windows vs. Linux gaming benchmarks using the newly-released Windows 10 Creator Update and Ubuntu 17.04. For your viewing pleasure today are some fresh NVIDIA Windows vs. Linux benchmarks using a high-end GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.

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Best Linux Distros for Gaming in 2017

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Linux
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Gaming in Linux has evolved a lot in the past few years. Now, you have dozens of distros pre-optimized for gaming and gamers. We tested all of them and hand-picked the best. There are a few other articles and lists of this type out there, but they don’t really go into detail and they are pretty outdated. This is an up-to-date list with any info you’d need.

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  • Xed Text Editor: Can It Really Compete with Gedit and Pluma

    There are many text editors available for Linux such as command line editors (vi, vim, nano and so) and GUI editors (Gedit, Pluma, Kate and so on). Linux always has space for new stuff but Xed isn't new and around from quite sometime.
    Xed text editor offers most of the standard editor features, extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors. It supports editing of multiple text files in a window (using Tabs) just like any other famous text editor. Support to encode UTF-8 files, compare files among others, syntax highlighting of source code, auto indentation and manual indentation, printing, print preview support, and many other standard features.

  • NeuLion MC Encoder V2.5 Adds Live HEVC 4K 10-bit Encoding for Linux Servers
  • Lil Tanks is a well polished and action packed side-scroller available for Linux

    I've been playing Lil Tanks [Steam, Official Site] and I think it's a fantastic side-scrolling action game well worth a look.

  • Phoenix Point from the original creator of X-COM is now crowdfunding on Fig

    I haven't been this excited for quite a while, the original creator of X-COM, Julian Gollop, and the rest of his studio Snapshot Games have put up Phoenix Point for crowdfunding on Fig.

    I'm excited for a number of reasons: It will support Linux, it will be on both GOG & Steam and it looks very much like an evolution of the XCOM.

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