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Links 14/2/2014: Games

Posted in News Roundup at 6:51 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

  • Will Steam Machines Be the Death of Windows?

    Over time the GNU project grew as thousands of programmers throughout the world donated free software code to Stallman’s pet, causing everyone involved save lots of time and even more money. All that was left was a kernel to put the GNU project’s free, opensource software on. In comes Linus Torvalds.

  • Full SteamOS Ahead!

    Although its timetable may not always be ideal, Valve has come through for Linux users lately. Not only has it released a native Linux version of Steam (with many native games!), it also has expanded its Linux support as the basis for its standalone SteamBox. The first step toward a Steam-powered console is the operating system. Thankfully for nerds like me, Valve released its operating system (SteamOS) to the public.

  • Steam Brings A Game Tagging System
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  • Jagged Alliance: Back In Action To Go Gold For Linux This Month

    The currently in-beta Jagged Alliance: Back in Action is due to be pushed out properly to Linux users on the 14th of February.

  • Valve Open-Sources Steamworks VR API Code

    Valve has opened up their Steamworks virtual reality (VR) API and posted the code to GitHub.

  • Valve Releases Source Code For Their Virtual Reality API

    In a move that will please developers Valve has opened up the source code to their VR API so anyone can now dive in.

  • Steam client update ‘dramatically’ improves in-home experience

    Valve has pushed another update to it’s Steam Client which brings many improvements to In-Home Steaming. Before you go ahead to download the client keep in mind that there is an issue with the updater which may download two or three times before ‘settling down’, as Sloken writes on the Steam Community page.

  • Fake Debian Developers Are Trying to Get Steam Keys from Valve

    The distribution of Steam keys to the Debian and Ubuntu developers is being handled by a third-party company called Collabora, which is consulting Valve in open source matters.

  • A Look at Warzone 2100

    I’m not really much of a computer gamer. That said, I’m both ashamed and oddly proud of the hours (probably thousands!) I spent playing Dune 2000 back when it was cutting-edge gaming technology. There’s just something about real-time strategy games that appeals to those of us lacking the reflexes for the more action-packed first-person shooters. If you also enjoy games like Dune 2000, Starcraft, Warcraft, Civilization or other RTS classics, Warzone 2100 will be right up your alley.

  • SteamOS beta gets update

    Valve has updated SteamOS beta which brings better support for wireless cards. If you are running beta of SteamOS you will be getting these updates. Those who are using stable version may change to beta version to get advantage of these packages. The update adds additional packages to the repo to support gdb, NFS, and creating an alchemist chroot.

  • Valve Ships Another SteamOS Linux Beta Update
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