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Will Steam Machine Solve Linux’s Gaming Woes?

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The Steam machine is now publicly on sale as of last week, but it’s not off to the best start. A couple of weeks ago, Ars Technica compared the performance of games when running on Valve’s Linux based SteamOS and Windows 10. Six Valve games were tested on a single machine and results showed a 21 to 58 percent frame rate drop when running on Linux. While only six games were tested out of an entire collection of around 1,800 available titles, the games used Valve’s own Source engine, which is designed for Linux and SteamOS. Valve had previously stated that Steam games run faster on Linux, so it was expected that any of Valve’s own Source engine games would run smoothly.

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PC Gaming Reaches Next Level Through Open Source

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Valve, the U.S.-based video game company, altered the gaming field with the 2013 release of its operating system (SteamOS) and Steam Machines, which are hardware platforms for playing computer video games. SteamOS, which was created with Linux, the open source platform, allows smaller gaming companies, such as Alienware, CyberPowerPC and Webhallena, to create unique gaming systems (Steam Machines) by utilizing Valve’s open source operating system. This enables them to compete with large competitors such as Microsoft and Sony.

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  • 6DoF SHOOTER SUBLEVEL ZERO HAS ARRIVED ON MAC AND LINUX!

    Previously available on Windows PC, Sublevel Zero has just launched on Mac and Linux and will be coming to consoles and VR in 2016. Sublevel Zero is a first-person, six-degree-of-freedom roguelike shooter set in a universe where reality is falling apart. Take the helm of a lone gunship and prepare to navigate your way through a dizzying labyrinth of procedurally-generated 3D levels, puzzles and raging enemies to source valuable ancient artefacts. Descend into a vast underground facility in your mission to loot and craft ancient technology which holds the key to your clan’s survival!

  • Road Redemption Combat Racer Fixed Up For Linux & SteamOS, Performs Well Now

    The Road Redemption developers delivered and fixed up their botched release, it seems the problem was a debug build that was sent up by mistake for SteamOS & Linux.

    The update was released in the early hours of the morning for me, so I was asleep while this was all fixed up. I also have a life outside of this website during the day, so I am not always able to write things up as soon as they happen, so please be mindful of that before bashing me/GOL in future (really surprised I had to write this section due to some comments recently). I am pleased to say I tested it out now I had some time, and it seems to work fine. It's really great to see them deliver.

  • Vendetta - Curse Of Raven's Cry Released For SteamOS & Linux

    Vendetta - Curse of Raven's Cry the big update to the poorly recieved Raven's Cry is now available on Linux & SteamOS.

    I really hope they have fixed the game up properly, and if you own Raven's Cry you can get a free copy, but you need to manually request it.

    There are no reviews yet, so it's not clear if it's actually any better. I'm not willing to spend £31.49 right now to see if it's worth it or not either considering the history. What I don't like is that they have now hidden the original release on Steam, to hide the poor reviews of course. I don't agree with that approach, as it's quite obvious they are hiding the past of the game.

  • Wine 1.8-rc1 Released

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