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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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Tiny rugged COM runs Linux on quad-core 2GHz Tegra K1

 LinuxGizmos: GE unveiled a rugged COM Express Type 10 Mini module that runs Linux on a 2GHz Tegra K1 and offers soldered 2GB RAM and support for CUDA and VisionWorks.

Red Hat invites all to work on its OpenShift PaaS cloud

 ZDnet: Red Hat's OpenShift Commons invites open-source programmers and users to work on its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service cloud.

GNOME 3.16 to Feature Redesigned and Superb System Notifications

 softpedia: GNOME 3.16 promises to be one of the best releases made so far and numerous changes have been already announced.

Record Screen as Animated GIF in Ubuntu with Byzanz

MakeTechEasier: If you are a Linux user and are looking for ways to record your screen as an animated GIF, byzanz is the app for you.

Ubuntu 14.04.2 arrives with updated hardware support and a new Linux kernel

PC World: Because each LTS release ends up being the recommended one for two years, the Ubuntu project releases regular updates to the LTS installation media.

Pearl OS Could Be a Gem in the Making

LinuxInsider: All in all, Pearl OS is a promising Linux distro.

The state of Linux gaming in the SteamOS era

Ars: After 14 months in beta, where does Valve's new platform push stand?

Monitor network traffic with Cacti

Linux User & Developer: Learn how to install and configure Cacti in order to watch the traffic of a Cisco ADSL router using SNMP

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Ars Technica On The State Of Linux Gaming

I, amongst others like Icculus and Aspyr, had the pleasure of speaking to Kyle Orland from Ars about the past, present and future of Linux gaming.

Insurgency FPS Finally Gearing Up For A Linux Release

It’s been a long time coming, but the FPS game Insurgency is finally looking like it may release on Linux.

Tune In To The Weekly Livestream At 6 PM UTC!

The weekend is once again upon us and that means livestreaming! It's time to tune in to the weekly casual 2-hour live segment where I play some Linux games for your entertainment while talking about (un)related topics.

Magicka 2 Linux Release Likely After The Initial Launch

Magicka is a very popular action/adventure game that is set to have a sequel soon, and the likelihood of Magicka 2 coming to Linux just went up.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Gets Release Date, Linux Is A Day 1 Release

The sequel to the brutally fun Hotline Miami is set to be released on the 10th of March. More importantly, it seems that we'll have a same-day release on Linux.

Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado Released, My Thoughts

Paradox has released the El Dorado expansion for Europa Universalis IV, adding a bunch of new features and most importantly a nation designer which allows you to create your own country to dominate the world with.

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Exits Beta For Linux, Some Thoughts & A Sale

I guess I had better announce this or the flurry of emails about it will never stop! Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is now fully out for Linux, and so you may draw your swords. It's also 66% off right now!

Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic, Some Thoughts On This Party-based Roguelike

Pixel Heroes is one of the more interesting indie titles released recently, and I had a chance to take a look at the game and give you some thoughts on it.

Republique Remastered, A Beautiful Stealth Action Game Could Come To Linux

Thanks to a tip we have found out that the recently released Republique Remastered could see a Linux version.

Dungeons 2 From Kalypso Media Due Out For Linux In April, First Game-play Shown

The Dungeon Lord is back – and this time he’s serious! In Dungeons 2, fulfil the Dungeon Lord’s insatiable quest for vengeance by recruiting fearsome new monsters from all corners of the underworld in order to undertake his evil bidding.

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Released On GOG & Steam, We Take A Look At The Linux Port

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is a revamp of one of the platformers I used to love, so how is it on Linux? Hint: It's good.

Adorable Sokoban-Like Puzzler 'A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build' Released Today, A Must-Have For Puzzle Enthusiasts

The long-awaited puzzle game by Sokobond creator Alan Hazelden is finally released. Time to solve some challenging puzzles and let the lovely animations by Benjamin Davis and the soothing soundscapes of Ryan Roth melt your heart, as the the snow too melts and makes way for spring.

Pre-orders For Cities: Skylines Stand At Nearly 2% For Linux Gamers

The developers of Cities: Skylines are doing a reddit "ask me anything", and they kindly responded to my question about Linux pre-orders so far.

Space Grunts, A Fast-paced Turn-based Action Game From OrangePixel Coming To Linux

Space Grunts is a fun looking and quick turn-based action game, and we have it confirmed it will come to Linux.

Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons, A Real Time Strategy Game, We Take A Gander

Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons is admittedly a game that has been on the back burner with the wave of news recently, so I decided to sit down and take a proper look at this promising looking strategy game.