With now having a workaround for Dota 2 for my benchmarking needs, here are some benchmarks finally of this popular multiplayer online battle arena under Linux when using the R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers with the latest Linux 4.5 and Mesa 11.2 components.
While the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver stack is capable of running The Talos Principle puzzle game by Croteam, the performance is rather poor and there are some bugs.
While first person shooter games tend to dominate the Linux gaming landscape, if you are curious about some numbers for a puzzle video game like Talos Principle, here are some fresh benchmark results for a slew of different GeForce graphics cards on the latest Linux driver.
Well this comes as bit of a surprise... Our friends at Amazon have announced Lumberyard, a new AAA game engine they have been developing that's free and with the source code being public.
The team working on the Unvanquished open-source first person shooter released their 48th monthly alpha release on Sunday night. At least it's looking like a beta release is getting closer.
A few days back was the news about Croteam's intentions for supporting the Vulkan graphics API. They confirmed they intend to support Vulkan for Serious Sam 4 and will also be supporting it with their Talos Principle game. Today they confirmed this information again.
Tonight's the launch for XCOM 2 while those really excited about this game can already begin pre-loading it on Steam. Are you interested in this successor to XCOM: Enemy Unknown?
While many Phoronix readers were looking forward to playing Batman: Arkham Knight natively on Linux, the port has been canned.
XCOM 2, the turn-based tactical video game developed by Fireaxis Games off Unreal Engine 3, is set to be released this Friday! However, come 5 February, hopefully you are a NVIDIA Linux gamer using the proprietary drivers otherwise you may have a hard time running the game.
SNOW is now available for Linux, a game that's currently in Steam early access and is a free-to-play winter game.
The Black Mesa third-party remake of Half-Life is confirmed for being ported to Linux.
Feral Interactive announced that next week Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies will be released for Linux and OS X.
Darkest Dungeon is a roguelike, dungeon crawler game that's been in early access for the better part of a year while its full release is set for today.
Feral Interactive just announced that the Medieval II: Total War Collection will be released for Linux (and OS X) this week.
Released last weekend to not much fanfare was SDL 2.0.4, a significant update to the Simple DirectMedia Library, which is commonly used by cross-platform games.
The crew working on the open-source Unvanquished game powered by their Daemon Engine announced their Alpha 47 release last weekend.
If you are into retro gaming, there's a Quake 2 game mod that might now see a Linux port.
For those relying upon PlayOnLinux for playing various Windows games on Linux rather than using CodeWeavers' CrossOver or interacting with Wine directly, the newest version of this open-source program is now available.
Microsoft has blocked a Linux game port from happening over their publishing deal with a studio.
Unigine Corp has shared a video of some new rendering tech that they're working on for their advanced engine in 2016.
This year was a stellar year for Linux gaming with seeing hundreds of new native game releases and more.
The developers behind OpenRA, the open-source re-implementation of the original Command and Conquer games with a focus on cross-platform support, issued a new version of their engine for Christmas.
The enhanced edition of Divinity: Original Sin, a fantasty RPG video game originally funded through Kickstarter, is now available for Linux.
The first public preview release of Unreal Engine 4.11 is now available for testing just ahead of the holidays.
The two latest Saints Row games were released for Linux yesterday. While many were initially excited about these open-world games coming to Linux, many haven't been able to enjoy the experience due to driver issues.
Saints Row IV and Saints Row: Gat out of Hell have been released today for SteamOS/Linux.
2005 was the last year SuperTux saw a stable release, but arriving this weekend just in time for Christmas is SuperTux v0.4.
Yesterday Valve released a big update to Team Fortress 2 that brought renderer improvements for OS X and Linux gamers. However, how does it affect the performance of this popular free-to-play game?
Capcom in cooperation with Valve will be bringing Street Fighter V to SteamOS (Linux).
As part of the preparations for the year-end Linux benchmarking articles, I've published new versions of the Team Fortress 2, DiRT Showdown, BioShock Infinite, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Linux benchmark test profiles.
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