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Natural Selection 2 Open-Sources Its HLSL To GLSL Converter

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This code translates Microsoft High-Level Shader Language (HLSL) shaders from legacy Direct3D 9 to OpenGL GL Shading Language (GLSL) shaders.

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SteamOS update 96 released

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Debian
Gaming

An updated installer ISO and ZIPs[repo.steampowered.com] are also included. Major changes here include fully unattended installation (no more mucking around with steam/desktop logins and manually running scripts), multiple language support and pre-installing all the firmware packages.

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Maratis: An Open Source, Visual Game Engine for Linux

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Gaming

A new open source game engine has been launched by the name of Maratis. It is a portable open source, visual game engine that can be used both by game developers and artists alike.

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Firefox Becomes Gaming Platform With Unreal Engine Support

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Moz/FF
Gaming

You'll soon be able to stream and play highly realistic three-dimensional video games from within the Mozilla Firefox browser. Mozilla recently announced that the most recent version of its Firefox browser can run games developed with the Unreal Engine by Epic Games, which forms the backbone of many major 3D video games.

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Linux community wants Witcher 3

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GNU
Linux
Gaming

Gaming on Linux is picking up and so is the demand for more and more games to be available on the platform. Witcher 3 users now want the game to be made available on Linux at the same time when it hits other operating systems. Linux users are requesting CD Project Red to consider Linux as a standard platform for the Witcher 3 along with their other games in development.

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IGF Winner Cart Life Departs Steam For Open Source Waters

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Gaming

Before Valve began greenlighting games by the bucketload, busting onto Steam was seen as a massive accomplishment for an indie developer. So it always raises one’s curiosity when a game’s creator decides to leave the berth of the all-mighty digital distributor for the lands of open source. In this case, it’s Richard Hofmeier and his IGF prize-winning title Cart Life.

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Opening up Linux: Is the OS becoming ripe for game development?

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GNU
Linux
Gaming

Develop investigates how recent changes and support from gaming's biggest companies is making Linux a viable option for developers

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Also new: Witcher 2 available for download for Linux users

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Crytek demos CryEngine for Linux at GDC

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GNU
Linux
Gaming

If you've been following the news lately, it'll come as no surprise that Crytek is working on a Linux port of its game engine. At GDC today, I had a first-hand look at CryEngine running on Linux, and I was able to get some extra details from the Crytek folks on the scene.

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Alienware and Crytek partner to broaden Linux-based gameplay

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Linux
Gaming

Alienware is collaborating with leading independent game developer and publisher, Crytek, to create a more immersive gaming experience for its customers. Crytek will integrate the Alienware AlienFX lighting control software with its state-of-the-art CRYENGINE development solution. In addition, Alienware also provided Crytek with Alienware systems for the development and promotion of CRYENGINE with full native Linux support.

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Sony open sources games tools framework: woos developers to Playstation land

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Sony is making it Authoring Tools Framework product available to programmers for free under the Apache 2.0 open source license.

The Authoring Tools Framework (ATF) will be free to download and use.

Industry commentators have suggested that this may now create an incentive for independent third-party developers to start developing games (or indeed porting existing games) to the PlayStation.

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Tux Takeover: GOG.com Adding Linux Games

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GNU
Linux
Gaming

Asus May Be Developing an Android Game Box

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Android
Gaming

Do we really need another Android console? Apparently so, as evidence suggests that Asus is jumping on that very bandwagon, possibly looking to score where a few of the current solutions have failed to hit. The device will be called Game Box, and the specs have appeared on AnTuTu while the controller struts its stuff all over the Bluetooth Special Interest Group website.

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This Week Is GDC: Great News For Linux Gamers

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GNU
Linux
Gaming

- Valve is showing off new Steam Controller prototypes and we will likely hear more from Valve's hardware partners about forthcoming Steam Machines.

- Valve's VOGL debugger and how it will help out game developers in porting/debugging Linux OpenGL issues. The VOGL code was open-sourced just a few days ago.

- We should learn more about Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4. Unreal Engine 4 has an OpenGL renderer and Android support and will most likely feature native Linux support. Hopefully there will be some interesting Linux-native games coming out powered by UE4 in the future.

- Crytek is finally showing off to the public their CryEngine Linux support.

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Valve fires another shot in its war against Windows gaming dominance

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Linux
Gaming

Valve is leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to insure that Windows will no longer be the dominant platform for computer gaming, and this will be a good thing for gamers over the long haul.

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GoG dropping a teeny hint about Linux support

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GNU
Linux
Gaming

Good Old Games or GoG is a well-known site to any gamer as a place where one can get games completely DRM free and almost always with additional goodies that they can’t find anywhere else. Now it seems that they will be adding to the good praises that they have been receiving by spear heading a DRM free revolution, by adding support for Linux games in their catalogues.

The possible rumour came into being following a forum post by a GoG team member on the official GoG boards. A user had commented that the user would like if they supported Linux, which was one of the only reason that they preferred to use other sellers like Humble Store which is known to sell games for Linux. To this comment, the community representative replied with “Linux you say … hmmm … let us chew on this … ;)”

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Mozilla and Epic Preview Advanced Web Gaming

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Moz/FF
Gaming

Mozilla and Epic Games have been working together for some time now, but it looks like they are set to take their partnership to the next level. Last year, the two companies demonstrated Unreal Engine 3, the basis for many games, running in the Firefox browser via the WebGL 3D graphics API and some offshoots of JavaScript. Now, Epic and Mozilla have announced that they are porting Unreal Engine 4 to the web.

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