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  • Total War: WARHAMMER Realm of the Wood Elves DLC Out Now on Linux and SteamOS

    Today, December 20, 2016, Feral Interactive, the UK-based video game publisher known for porting numerous AAA titles to Linux and SteamOS platforms, proudly announced the availability of the Total War: WARHAMMER Realm of the Wood Elves DLC on Linux.

    The company teased Linux/SteamOS gamers with the release of Total War: WARHAMMER Realm of the Wood Elves DLC on Steam for Linux and Valve's Debian-based SteamOS gaming platform a couple of weeks ago, when they told us that it might land just before the Christmas holidays. And today is that day!

  • Enter the Realm of the Wood Elves — new DLC released for Total War: WARHAMMER on Linux

    In Realm of the Wood Elves, the reclusive race of Elves venture out into the Old World with the largest piece of downloadable content for Total War: WARHAMMER.

  • 20 node, retro gaming BBS is alive!

    Ever have the urge to play some of the best BBS games of the 1980’s and 1990’s?

    Games like Trade Wars 2002, Legend of the Red Dragon (LORD), Barren Realms Elite, The Pit, and others defined multiplayer gaming (via dial-up modem) for over a decade.

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Linux Gaming In 2016: 1000+ Games Released On Steam With Linux Support

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Do you remember the time when people didn’t even consider Linux-based machines for playing computer games with impressive graphics? Well, times have changed and Linux kernel developers and distribution vendors are putting serious efforts into adding better support to modern GPUs and their drivers.

Popular Linux gaming news website Gaming on Linux recently published the 2016’s Linux gaming overview. This year, more than 1,000 games have been released on Steam with Linux support.

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  • Editorial: The Nintendo Switch will use Vulkan, why that doesn't suddenly mean more Linux ports

    The news doing the rounds right now is that the Nintendo Switch, the new gaming device from Nintendo, will use Vulkan. People are getting rather excited and thinking it will mean more Linux ports, but right now it won't.

    For one thing, the Switch hasn't even been released yet and it remains to be seen if it's even successful. It seems obvious, but people aren't even thinking about that.

    The second most important thing to remember is that this is a brand new API, it's not proven itself just yet and not that many developers are actually using it. It's been out for nearly a year and so far on Linux only two games use Vulkan.

    For the record: Using an open API is amazing for the success of the API. I think this is a great thing for it, but I don't want people to be unrealistic about what this means for Linux gaming. I also want to state for clarity I am not being negative here, but trying to help people be realistic for now.

  • Civ VI Steam forum mods banning users for expressing Linux support

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    Aspyr Media is currently working on the feasibility of porting Civ VI to Linux. They are the same great company that gave us the Linux port for Civ V.

    Note: This is also discussed in this Steam group.

    The Steam topic in question is about Linux support, wherein we, the Linux community have been expressing interest and support of the possibly upcoming Linux release by Aspyr. We've also been talking about technical challenges, APIs, as well as things we'd like to see in a port.
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  • Free, open source: Games that use machine learning to boost autism attention spans

    Autistic spectrum disorders, or ASDs, impose huge costs, both human and economic, on sufferers, their families, and the community.

    The human toll, in terms of care and impaired relationships, is almost impossible to quantify. Looking at the US alone, the economic expenditure last year was estimated at about $268bn.

    The exact causes of the pathology are still unknown, and there is no medical solution except for early and intensive education, which can at least reduce the symptoms.

    "However, families often can't access or afford tailored education for their autistic children, due to the inadequacy of state funding, and the lack of private instructors and trained people," Turkish computer scientist and edtech entrepreneur Zafer Elcik tells ZDNet.

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  • Orwell, the surveillance simulation game is now on Linux

    Not long after requesting Linux testers for Orwell [Steam, Official Site], the surveillance simulation game, it's now officially available on Linux.

  • The open source itch games client has been updated yet again
  • Dota 2 7.00 Benchmarks - Intel Vulkan vs. OpenGL On Linux - Mesa 13.1 + Linux 4.9

    In addition to big end-of-year AMD Radeon Linux benchmarks and the forthcoming NVIDIA data points among other interesting EOY comparisons, there is also ongoing fresh Intel Linux benchmarks as we end out 2016. For your viewing pleasure today are the latest Intel OpenGL vs. Vulkan Linux benchmark results using last week's Dota 2 7.00 game release.

    Last week were some fresh AMD Dota 2 benchmarks while here are the numbers from Dota 2 with Intel Skylake HD Graphics 530 as of this weekend. Testing was done with the Linux 4.9 kernel and Mesa 13.1-devel as of this past week from the Padoka PPA on Ubuntu 16.10.

  • It Looks Like CryENGINE's Sandbox Editor Could Eventually Work On Linux

    While the CryENGINE 5.x game engine is supported on Linux, to date their sandbox editor isn't compatible with Linux but it looks like eventually there could be said support.

    CryENGINE developer David Kaye has been commenting in our forums pertaining to the discussion around CryENGINE 5.3, which sadly didn't ship with the Vulkan API support as planned. About the lack of Vulkan support in CryENGINE 5.3, the Crytek developer commented, "we looked at the state of Vulkan prior to branching for the stabilisation of 5.3 and decided that we weren't happy with its level of stability, so we delayed it. This is also the reason the release as a whole was delayed. This prioritisation of stability over new features is something our community have requested."

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