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Unigine 2.0 Beta Brings Performance Optimizations, Oculus Rift DK2 Support

The first beta of the Unigine 2.0 engine for simulation programs and games is now available.
25 February 2015 - Unigine Engine 2 - 1 Comment

Unreal Engine 4.7 Is The Largest UE4 Release Yet

Epic Games has today announced the availability of Unreal Engine 4.7, what they call their "biggest release yet" thanks to a number of new features.
24 February 2015 - Unreal Engine 4.7 - 3 Comments

Epic Games Starts Developer Grants For Unreal Engine 4

Epic Games has announced today the start of developer grants for Unreal Engine 4 games where they've setup a five million dollar budget for the cause.
19 February 2015 - UE4 Developer Grants - 7 Comments

FlightGear 3.4 Has Performance Improvements, New Aircraft

FlightGear 3.4 was released yesterday as the latest version of this popular open-source flight simulator.
18 February 2015 - FlightGear Flight Simulator - 10 Comments

A Radical Idea For More Linux Game Ports

How could Linux get more game ports and users? An Ubuntu developer is suggesting that Canonical and Red Hat finance the ports.
16 February 2015 - Red Hat + Canonical - 94 Comments

OpenMW Switching From Ogre3D To OpenSceneGraph

OpenMW, the project attempting to make an open-source engine re-implementation of Elderscrols III: Morrowind, is switching out their rendering engine.
16 February 2015 - OpenSceneGraph - 9 Comments

Metro Last Light & 2033 Redux Get Updated For Linux

The developers working on the Linux versions of Metro Last Light Redux and Metro 2033 Redux have released a long-awaited new patch release.
13 February 2015 - Metro Redux Linux Update - 10 Comments

Feral Interactive Is Looking To Do More Linux Games

Feral Interactive, a game publisher and developer that historically focused on bringing AAA games to Mac OS X, is now looking to do more Linux game ports.
6 February 2015 - Feral Games On Linux - 20 Comments

Humble Bundle Does A Star Wars Bundle, But Leaves Linux Gamers Out

The Humble Bundle crew has launched their latest two-week sale of pay-what-you-want games. This newest bundle is the Star Wars Humble Bundle, but for Linux gamers you're left out this round.
3 February 2015 - Star Wars Humble Bundle - 13 Comments

Steam Linux Usage Dropped Slightly In January

While Steam had some great game deals over the holidays and titles like the Metro Redux games are fresh to Linux, these events didn't do anything to boost the Steam Linux market-share with the reported percentage of Linux gamers contracting slightly during January.
3 February 2015 - 1.09% - 40 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 36 Is "A Big One!"

Unvanquished Alpha 36 was released on Sunday with a number of gamer-facing changes while on a technical side it looks like next month's Alpha 37 will be more exciting.
2 February 2015 - Unvanquished Alpha 36

New Beta Of Witcher 2 Aims For Greater Performance

A new beta of the Linux port of The Witcher 2 was released this weekend and it aims to deliver improved performance.
28 January 2015 - The Witcher 2 - 48 Comments

Linux Game Publishing Remains Offline, Three Years After The CEO Shakeup

It was brought up today in the forums that it's been three years of having a new LGP CEO while Linux Game Publishing's website remains down for the better part of the year, their web presence is disappearing, and it simply doesn't look like there's a bright 2015 ahead for this one leading provider of games to Linux.
27 January 2015 - Linux Game Publishing - 37 Comments

Dying Light Is Headed To Linux, SteamOS

Dying Light is a survival horror game developed by Techland. Up to now its release later this month has been billed as a Windows / PlayStation 4 / Xbox One title, but it looks now like it will premiere on Steam for Linux / SteamOS... Well, now it's confirmed!
24 January 2015 - Techland Dying Light - 21 Comments

Xonotic 0.8 Finally Released With SDL2 & Many Game Updates

For those looking toward one of the very best open-source first person shooters, Xonotic, it's finally reached version 0.8.
15 January 2015 - Xonotic 0.8 - 21 Comments

SteamOS Update 153 Brings Updated AMD/NVIDIA Linux Graphics Drivers

While some are pondering the state of SteamOS and Steam Machines rumors, Valve has put out SteamOS Update 153 after being in the Alchemist Beta state for the past week.
14 January 2015 - SteamOS - 15 Comments

Automated Unreal Engine 4 Benchmarks For Linux

In the past few days there's been some progress in benchmarking newer Steam Linux games thanks to support from Valve developers and separate from that was now support for automated benchmarking of Metro Redux (Metro Last Light Redux and Metro 2033 Redux). The Metro Redux test ability led to yesterday's 22-way AMD/NVIDIA GPU comparison for this OpenGL 4 Linux game. The latest excitement? Getting automated tests up and running for Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4!
14 January 2015 - UE4 Linux Tests - 15 Comments

C4 Engine Drops Linux Support, Calls It "Frankenstein OS"

Version 4.2 of the cross-platform C4 Game Engine was released today. The big change of C4 Engine 4.2 is that it gets rid of Linux support after its lead developer has had a very unhappy and difficult experience with Linux.
12 January 2015 - C4 Linux - 256 Comments

Metro Redux Is The New Favorite OpenGL 4.x Linux Game Benchmark

I've now managed to get Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux working well for Linux graphics benchmarking!
11 January 2015 - Metro Last Light + Metro 2033 - 21 Comments

Running Benchmarks On Newer, Popular AAA Linux Games***

With the numerous Linux graphics driver/hardware benchmarks done at Phoronix each week, one of the frequent requests is to use more popular Linux game titles available via Steam than the current selection of Linux game tests and OpenGL tech demos.
10 January 2015 - Gaming - 31 Comments

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