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  • Shakedown Hawaii, the follow up to Retro City Rampage should be on Linux

    Shakedown Hawaii is something that popped up in my twitter feed today, and I must say it looks really rather good. Reminds me of the original Grand Theft Auto games quite a lot.

  • Development On Valve's VOGL Debugger Seems To Have Stalled

    Two years ago at this time all of the excitement was building up around Valve's VOGL OpenGL debugger. While the VOGL source code hasn't even been public for two years yet, there hasn't been any new public activity to report on with the debugger in over a half-year.

    VOGL was getting much attention when it was talked about in early 2014 and then open-sourced in March of that year. The first few months were exciting with VOGL seeing plenty of commits, work on Voglperf, etc.

  • The new Master of Orion 4X strategy game might see a Linux release

    I've put millions of hours into Master of Orion 2 both on Windows and in later years in DosBox on Linux, so to hear about a brand new Master of Orion was quite exciting. I've been following it for a while, and it looks like it might get a Linux release.

    I noticed on SteamDB they added Linux to the supported "oslist", that's a great sign but remember this is completely unconfirmed right now. I have reached out to the developer to get confirmation, and will update you all if I get any.

  • Gaming: Portal Stories: Mel

    The last days, after about 20 hours of gameplay, I have finally finished Portal Stories: Mel, the single player mod for Portal 2. After having played Portal and Portal 2, I have to say this one mod took be by surprise. I remember very well that, after having played through Portal 2 and found it to easy, I was pointed to Portal Stories: Mel in several comments, I thought “Well, it cannot be that difficult!”. I couldn’t have been more wrong!

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  • OUYA is blocking a Linux version of That Dragon, Cancer being on Steam

    They do say they should be able to do it eventually, and they should be able to get a DRM free Linux build on their website. One of our editors 'flesk' also got clarification that they should have a Linux build up on some DRM free stores too like GOG, Humble Store and possibly Itch.

    We shouldn't go with pitchforks to OUYA, as the developers are as much to blame for either not reading their agreement properly, or simply not caring enough to argue their case.

    Either way, I'm personally quite annoyed by Linux gamers getting treated like this. With no word before release that this was happening, I think the developers need to learn to communicate a lot better. I personally messaged them to no reply, but I imagine they have been pretty busy to message everyone back. Still, an official note to backers would have been the right thing to do, not make people wait.

  • Medieval II: Total War Collection released for Linux & SteamOS

    The good thing is that this game is no way near as complicated as some of the others, and that keeps my simpleton brain very happy. The tutorial is quite short and to the point, and sets you up nice and easy for the battles to come.

  • Valve Releases Full Steam Link SDK and Reveals the Hardware Powering It

    Valve has just launched the complete Steam Link SDK, making way for developers and the community to build native apps for this piece of hardware.

    The idea behind the Steam Link is a really good one. Users can connect their gaming machines to the TV, via the network. This means that you don’t need a new and shiny Steam Machine if you already have a powerful computer at home. Valve wants to dominate the living room, but it doesn't care how it’s going to achieve that.

  • Valve Puts Out The Steam Link SDK With OpenGL ES, Qt & SDL Support

    Valve has finally released the SDK for their Steam Link device that began shipping late last year for playing Steam games on any TV in a house as long as there is a computer running Steam on your network.

    Valve's release of the Steam Links SDK has support for the OpenGL ES 2.0, Qt 5.4, and SDL 2.0 APIs. Apps can be loaded onto the Steam Link via copying them to a USB drive in a steamlink/apps folder and then power cycling the hardware. Valve also revealed there is SSH support for the Steam Link if wishing to debug any apps on the device.

Leftovers: Gaming (Jolt, PlayStation 4, Homefront...)

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  • Indie marketplace Game Jolt releases open source desktop client

    Indie game marketplace and community Game Jolt has released its long-awaited desktop client.

    Currently available as a pre-release download, the open source client lets users browse, install, and play games without ever having to open a web browser.

  • PlayStation 4’s Linux Hack

    At present the full hack isn’t publicly available, nor is fail0verflow interested in releasing it, telling users to look elsewhere. Among the primary reasons for the decision are fear their work will be misused, possible legal issues, and that releasing the exploit would reveal information that could potentially enable piracy. Their prior exploits on the Wii and Wii U were released primarily to drive the homebrew community, but their release ended up resulting in piracy. They hope to redirect future users to reverse engineering instead of focusing on running Linux. which would be of little help to pirates but a bonus for the community.

    As “marcan” of fail0verflow put it: ”[W]e really think this is the way to go for the PS4. Write an exploit, point it to our loader, and you’ll get Linux (we’ll help you get it hooked up/debugged if needed). And if you want piracy, as usual, go away.”

  • Homefront: The Revolution aiming for a day-1 Linux & SteamOS release on May 20th

    I didn't expect Deep Silver to reply to me so quickly, but it seems the Linux & SteamOS release of Homefront: The Revolution will come out alongside Windows on May 20th!

  • The 2015 GamingOnLinux GOTY award is now over, here's the results!
  • Space Grunts, a really rather great turn-based action roguelike now fully released

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Medieval II: Total War

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  • Unvanquished Free First-Person Shooter Game Gets Its First Release for 2016

    The guys over Unvanquished, a free and open-source FPS (First-person shooter) game for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems have just returned from their Winter holidays and released the first Alpha build for 2016.

  • SDL 2.0.4 Was Quietly Released Last Week With Wayland & Mir By Default

    SDL 2.0.4 is the release that most notably enables Mir and Wayland support by default! It was just by chance I stumbled across the new release earlier today and doesn't seem to really be advertised. SDL 2.0.4 was long overdue and besides enabling the Mir and Wayland back-end support by default it also adds IBus IME support, support for EmScripten and Google Native Client, modern CPU feature detection, Vivante video driver support, and much more.

  • Slime Rancher pre-alpha, DRM free, available for Linux

    Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the 'Far, Far Range' where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes. With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner.

  • SteamOS beta updated to support Xbox One Elite gamepad

    For those not keeping an eye on the latest SteamOS updates, a new beta was pushed out a few days ago! It's good to see Valve keeping up with new hardware support.

  • The Wine Development Release 1.9.1 Is Now Available

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