More games coming to Linux thanks to Steam!

The team dedicated to Linux games on Steam is currently testing out a new beta version of Steam Play which is based on software called Wine. If you're a Linux user on your gaming computer (for whatever reason...) you'll soon be able to play a lot more games thanks to their efforts! The new Steam Play beta is using the modified distribution of Wine software, they call it Proton. It will…

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive available on Linux!

Valve keeps porting their games to Linux for the Steam OS and now you can play CS:GO as well, there was no official statement yet but you can just open up Steam on Linux and see that the game is going to work just fine. Global Offensive supports SteamPlay which means you just have to buy one copy of the game to play it on Windows, Mac and Linux. Source:…

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Unreal Engine 4 adds SteamOS and Linux support!

Around month ago Epic Games released the source code and tools for its brand new Unreal Engine 4 to studios and individual subscribers. The big news in Epic's 4.1 update notes is the full support for packaging games onto SteamOS and Linux. It's another big step in broadening what defines high-quality PC gaming beyond Microsoft Windows. Support for alternative operating systems is finally introduced into the engine directly. All developers…

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SteamOS now available!

Are you ready to test Valve's new Linux-based operating system? If yes you can download the 960MB installer here. Please remember that the initial release of SteamOS won't necessarily be mainstream-friendly. Also keep in mind that installing SteamOS will erase everything on your machine. A new FAQ from Valve explains that SteamOS is based on Debian 7.1. The 1.0 release is nicknamed "alchemist" and the main tweaks introduced by Valve…

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Steam: Linux client gets a major update!

All the penguins are happy today, check this out: The Steam client got a major update recently with some pretty needed features: On game launch, if there is an update available but we haven't started downloading it yet, ask the user if they want to launch the existing bits or wait for the update.How it took them this long to add in that option is crazy, it will be a…

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Poll Time: Are you using Steam on Windows, Linux or Mac?

Just a simple question, lets see how many people are out there who actually use Steam on systems other than Windows. Go! [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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Steam Linux sale results for Defender’s Quest

Here’s a great research on Linux sales on Steam from Gamasutra: “The question on everybody's mind is : how many Linux users are there anyway (on Steam)? Nearly three times as many Linux sales as Mac sales, Linux (for desktops) is a much smaller market than Mac. There's several possible explanations for these results - pent-up demand from Linux users, Defender's Quest being one of only a handful of Linux…

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Valve Pushes Out Half-Life For Linux

Valve has ported Half-Life to Linux. If you already own Half-Life on Steam just open it up on Linux and you can download it without any additional fees. If you didn't buy the game a decade ago, Valve still sells Half-Life on Steam for a price of $9.99 (in USA). The Linux port of this game, which is powered by the "GoldSrc" engine (a heavily-modified Quake engine), is currently considered…

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The Verge: Gabe Newell’s exclusive interview on Steam Box

Check out this cool interview with Gabe Newell, talking about Steam Box, biometrics and Windows 8!

So you’re working on your own Steam Box hardware. Why work with so many partners when you have your own ideal design in mind?

What we see is you’ve got this sort of struggle going on between closed proprietary systems and open systems. We think that there are pluses and minuses to open systems that could make things a little messier, it’s much more like herding cats, so we try to take the pieces where we’re going to add the best value and then encourage other people to do it. So it tends to mean that a lot of people get involved. We’re not imposing a lot of restrictions on people on how they’re getting involved.

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Steam for Linux open beta coming next week

Steam for Linux will be available for everyone to try next week! The list of available games on Steam for Linux users: Amnesia Dynamite Jack Eversion iBomber Attack Killing Floor Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 Serious Sam 3:BFE Sword & Sworcery The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles World of Goo Source: OMG Ubuntu

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Valve will release its own console with Linux based Steam on board

At last night's Video Game Awards, Gabe Newell confirmed the company's plans to sell its own living room PC that could compete with next-generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft. The biggest revelation is that Valve seems set to release its own complete hardware and software solution. Newell says that he expects companies to start selling PCs designed for the living room next year and that Valve will create its own…

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Steam for Linux coming in 2013

Valve is expected to have the initial Steam Linux client available along with the Left 4 Dead 2 game in some form of beta soon, full-blown Linux push by Valve Software might not happen until around February of 2013. Valve has already been showing off Steam on Linux to partners and Left 4 Dead 2 is in decent standing: L4D2 is faster on Linux than Windows with the NVIDIA binary…

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Steam is officially coming to Linux

Steam is coming to Linux, Valve has announced. The first game on Linux? Left 4 Dead 2. Valve's 11-person Linux team will target the Ubuntu audience. The team's made "good progress" getting Steam working with Linux this year, and all the "major features" are present and correct. Still work to do though, internal beta focused on compatibility and auto-updating will begin "in the near future". Left 4 Dead 2 is…

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Linux users permanently banned from Diablo III; Blizzard refusing to lift bans or give refunds

Seriously, what the fuck? This game just became a lot worse. More information on official Diablo III forums. Update: Bashiok of Blizzard support replies to Linux bans: "...the circumstances for which they were banned were clear and accurate, and we are extremely confident in our findings. Playing the game on Linux, although not officially supported, will not get you banned – cheating will."

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Canonical in touch with Valve to ensure Steam is well supported on Ubuntu

    Lots of Steam on Linux news this week after Michael Larabel visited Valve office and confirmed Steam and Source Engine on Linux. Now, in a Live QA session for Ubuntu 12.04 release, Ubuntu Developer and Community Manager Jono Bacon said that he knows Canonical has been in touch with Valve to ensure top notch support of Steam client on Ubuntu. Check out the video, skip to 52:14 for…

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Steam is coming to Linux!

Michael Larabel (of Phoronix) met with Valve today; tweets "steam is coming to Linux…":   And another quote here: @michaellarabel #valve does have Linux games coming plus other very positive Linux plans... I'll briefly post some screenshots and such tonight. And even more info here.

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Steam for Mac goes live, Linux client announced!

  Steam, is now available to Apple users. Mac users will be able to download Portal, Football Manager 2010 and Torchlight at launch, with more titles added every Wednesday. "We're very excited to be bringing Torchlight to the Mac," said Max Schaefer, co-founder of Runic Games, the company behind the title. "Having Steam for the Mac solves so many problems for us as a developer." Steam, which has around 25…

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Canonical is going to bring Steam to Ubuntu?

One of the UbuntuForums.org administrators - Matthew Helmke – created a poll concerning the most desired applications on the Ubuntu linux distribution. The poll is meant to show Canonical in which direction Ubuntu should go. We can find several commercial apps in the poll, such as: Adobe Photoshop, World of Warcraft, Steam and Apple iTunes. These are the most desired applications for Ubuntu of all time. However, there is a…

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