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Silver, a 90s Action RPG Lands on Steam for Linux

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"Silver, a corrupt and sinister sorcerer, rules the land of Jarrah with an iron fist. He and his henchmen have abducted the village women as part of a pact with the almighty god, Apocalypse. Now, only one man can put a stop to Silver and his minions. That man is you, David, a promising young…

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KDE Plasma gets Google Drive Integration

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KDE Plasma and Google Drive users rejoice - you will soon get Google Drive integration in the KDE desktop, allowing you to browse your files in the Dolphin file manager and Plasma Folder View applets. Elvis Angelaccio announced it today on his blog. Apparently it's pretty much ready to go, though…

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NVIDIA Driver with Improved Optimus Support Lands for Fedora 25+

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For those using an NVIDIA powered machine, especially those running Optimus laptops, a new NVIDIA driver stack has landed in the negativo17.org repo for Fedora 25 (and up) users. In a blog post, user "slaanesh" announced the improvements: "The Nvidia repository now contains all the…

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Solus Project Gets New Website, Migrates to New Development Tracker and More

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The fast moving Solus Project that is making some waves in the Linux distribution world has some new shiny things going on. Joshua Strobl, Solus Project Communications Manager has announced them in the latest This Week In Solus. In the 44th installment of This Week In Solus, Joshua details the…

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GNOME Recipes to Receive Interface Improvements, New Recipes and Cuisines

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A few months back we took a look at the new GNOME Recipes app that's currently in heavy development. Matthias Clasen has announced that along with a growing team of developers, some further improvements are on the way, both in terms of user experience and the selection of recipes and cuisines…

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Netflix flicks the 'On' Switch for Firefox on Linux

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In news sure to please all Firefox users who also use the Netflix streaming service, it's now possible to do so without any user-agent tweaks or hacks. It now works out of the box, as Netflix themselves have finally done the necessary changes in the background to make Firefox recognised as a valid…

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GNOME 3.24 'Portland' Released

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A bit over a month following the beta release of GNOME 3.23.91, the GNOME project has now released the latest version of the GNOME desktop, now at version 3.24, codenamed Portland. Some of the new features and fixes include: Calendar: A new week view, plus allowing Drag & Drop events to…

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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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How To Create A KVM Virtual Machine Using Qcow2 Image

QCOW is the default storage format for KVM virtual disks. In this guide, we will see how to create a KVM virtual machine using Qcow2 image in Linux.

Btrfs to be the Default File System on Fedora? Fedora 33 Starts Testing Btrfs Switch

If things go well, you'll have Btrfs as the default file system on Fedora starting with the Fedora 33 release.

BLM Effect: Linux Kernel to Adopt an Inclusive Code Language, Blocks Terms like Blacklist-Whitelist and Master-Slave

In the wake of Black Lives Matter movement, Linux Kernel developers are also implementing inclusive coding guidelines by dropping words like blacklist and slave.

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NVIDIA open sourced part of NVAPI SDK to aid 'Windows emulation environments'

NVIDIA sneakily put out a little open source release recently, with a part of the NVAPI SDK now under the MIT license. This was mentioned by the crew…

Wasteland 3 for Linux (and Mac) delayed, possible by end of 2020

inXile entertainment today put out a fresh update to go over Wasteland 3 details and they've decided to delay the Linux and Mac versions. After a…

Open source voxel game engine Minetest has a new release

Inspired by Minecraft and Infiniminer, the open source and highly moddable voxel game engine Minetest has a new release available now. Since it's…

Remembering an indie gem with Osmos over 10 years later

Ah Osmos, what an absolute gem that was back when it released for Linux in 2010. Looking back, it's one of the first set of new-wave indie games to…

Stadia round-up with F1 2020 out now, Celeste and El Hijo confirmed plus leaks

Time for another Stadia round-up, as we have a few interesting nuggets to go over for the Linux-powered game streaming service with new games coming.…

Go sightseeing in the upcoming Idaho DLC for American Truck Simulator

Coming out sometime later this month, the Idaho DLC for American Truck Simulator has SCS Software trying something a little different. While driving…

More progress on Easy Anti-Cheat in Wine / Proton coming

With the current in-progress community development effort to get Easy Anti-Cheat working in the Wine / Proton compatibility layers, they continually…

Half-Life: Alyx - Final Hours details lots of cancelled Valve projects

Here's one for serious Valve enthusiasts and people wanting to get juice details on their cancelled projects, and everything that led up to…

NVIDIA Vulkan Beta Driver 450.56.01 out, Ray Tracing and bug fixes

Shortly after giving us a brand new stable mainline driver, the NVIDIA driver team have released a new developer-focused Vulkan Beta Driver. A big…

SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE arrives for Linux PC on July 16

Time moves when you move. Ready for more? SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE is confirmed to be launching for Linux and it's going to be available on July…

NVIDIA 450.57 is out for Linux with DLSS and NGX, Image Sharpening plus more

NVIDIA today just released a big new stable driver for Linux with 450.57. It pulls in a whole bunch of big features from the recent 450.51 Beta.…

Wilderness survival game 'Vintage Story' adding seasons, improved graphics

Vintage Story, an uncompromising wilderness survival sandbox game inspired by lovecraftian horror themes has a new test release up that makes it an…

Primal Light is out now with some great pixel-art platforming action

With artwork I instantly fell in love with, the pixel-art action-platformer Primal Light is out now. Made with Godot Engine, developer Fat Gem worked…

Tropico 6 gets a new 'Lobbyistico' adding in a Corruption mechanic

Not long after Tropico 6 gained a free feature update and a release for Linux arriving on GOG, Limbic Entertainment and Kalypso Media have released…

Northgard custom maps can now be played online

After Shiro Games recently expanded their real-time strategy game Northgard to include a map editor, they've just made that feature even more fun.…

Quirky vehicle building game 'Making it Home' enters Early Access on August 6

Making it Home definitely looks a bit odd. You're a ladybug, building a big contraption to travel from one side of America to the other. Certainly is…

Programming puzzle game Monster Logic is out now

Based on the esoteric programming languages Befunge and Trefunge, the programming puzzler Monster Logic is out now on Steam with Linux support. Note:…

Trusted Mode is now live for everyone in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Valve has now launched the Trusted Mode update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, in their attempt to reduce cheating further - here's what's…

Albion Online's upcoming Corrupted Dungeons sound fun

With the next massive update 'Rise of Avalon' coming to Albion Online in August, Sandbox Int have started giving out more in-depth details about the…

Google's UI toolkit Flutter comes to the Linux desktop with help from Canonical

This might be quite big news! Flutter, the UI toolkit from Google that's used in tens of thousands of Android applications is coming to the desktop.…

Like sumo wrestling with explosions, BOMBFEST is pretty amusing

BOMBFEST, an explosive party game that released last year seems to have been missed by most and it's seen very few user reviews which is a shame due…

The 2020 Steam Summer Sale ends soon, here's some final picks

Stuck for what to pick up? With the huge Steam Summer Sale ending tomorrow at 5PM UTC, here's a little helping hand for you on what's good. I get why…

Tropico 6 gets a few new features plus a Linux release on GOG

Want to take on the role of El Presidente? Well if you've been holding out for a Linux release on GOG we've got good news, plus it continues to be…

Fragment's Moonrise is a free Early Access open-world strategy game

With some promising ideas that could be great when further developed, Fragment's Moonrise is a new open-world real-time strategy game out now in…

Suns Out, Buns Out is another awesome Overcooked! 2 update

Get your fire extinguishers ready and try not to set your kitchen ablaze in the latest free content update to the co-op cooking game Overcooked! 2…

Khronos Group open sources the OpenXR Conformance Test Suite for VR & AR

In another important step forwards for free and open standards, plus the future of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, the Khronos Group have open…

Unique puzzle-adventure 'OneShot' now has a Linux build on itch

If you've been itching to play the surreal puzzle adventure OneShot since it arrived on itch.io, we've got good news for you. While OneShot is not…

Playing SpringRTS games on Linux gets easier with Flatpak

SpringRTS, the free and open source game engine for playing various real-time strategy games is now even easier to get running on Linux. If you've…

Railway Empire is getting a Complete Collection on August 7

Publisher Kalypso Media and their in-house developer Gaming Minds Studios have announced that Railway Empire - Complete Collection is coming on…

Free and open source space RPG 'Destination Sol' has a big 2.0 release

Destination Sol might not be a name known to all but it's a sweet little space exploration RPG that's free and open source, plus it's getting big…

Floor-destroying party game 'Hammer Dongers' adds rockets and new maps

Hammer Dongers is a great idea for a party game, pitting up to four people against each other in small levels with the ability to destroy the very…

Make nefarious goods in Basement, now up on GOG

Basement, a game about building up a business making some questionable goods to fund development of a video game is now available DRM-free on GOG.…

VKD3D-Proton is the new official Direct3D 12 to Vulkan layer for Proton

While the Proton compatibility layer already has DXVK for translating DirectX 9/10/11 into Vulkan, VKD3D-Proton has become the official version for…

The first DLC for Oxygen Not Included sounds huge, free update soon too

Klei Entertainment have been busy working behind the scenes on the next free update and first expansion for Oxygen Not Included and they've detailed…

Dungeon exploring puzzler 'The Wizard: WizHarder Edition' announced

The Wizard: WizHarder Edition was announced recently, as an expanded and upgraded edition of the very popular free web game that's been going for 6…

FOSS Linux game launcher 'Lutris' has a new bug-fix release out

It's free, it's open source and it helps you manage your thousand+ game library, a fresh update of the game launcher Lutris has arrived. Not a game…

Valve silences the bots in Team Fortress 2, TF2 Classic Mod out now

Team Fortress 2 continues to have a bot problem but Valve are actually fighting back and the latest update takes another blunt approach to dealing…

Starship action RPG 'Drox Operative 2' arrives on GOG

The currently in development space action RPG Drox Operative 2 can now be picked up DRM-free on GOG. If you enjoy 2D space exploration, plenty of…

Charge Kid, a new open source platformer where each jump is a puzzle

Up for some more open source gaming fun? Charge Kid, released on June 30 is a platformer that makes you think about your jumps and turns every single…

Arcade shooter with a massive skill tree 'BYTEPATH' goes open source

A few years after release, adnzzzzZ has released the source code for their crazy skill-tree arcade shooter BYTEPATH. "Expect BYTEPATH to be a mix of…

Proton GE compatibility layer has a big new release up

Proton GE, the community-built fork of the Proton compatibility layer for Linux has a big new release out. Need a quick reminder? Wine is a…

What have you been playing on Linux? Come and have a chat

Ah Sunday, that special day that's a calm before the storm of another week and a time for a community chat here on GOL. Today, it's our birthday! If…

Wine 5.12 is out - better RawInput and WebSocket API support

The Wine compatibility layer continues progressing, with the latest development release Wine 5.12 out now. What is Wine, apart from a tasty liquid…

Humble Choice for July is up with Railway Empire, EARTHLOCK and more

Humble Choice, the monthly curated bundle from Humble Bundle is up with a fresh set of games to pick from and claim to be yours. You pick a tier with…

The Universim god game gets early-game love, a new explainer trailer plus more

A city builder that's also a sort-of god game sim and eventually it will also be a multi-planet strategy game? The Universim certainly has a grand…

Top-down tactical shooter RUNNING WITH RIFLES to get a German DLC

RUNNING WITH RIFLES, a popular tactical shooter from Osumia Games is set to get a second expansion this August focused on the Germans. The expansion,…

Steampunk-inspired metroidvania 'Steamdolls' is a big Kickstarter success

With David Hayter (the legendary Solid Snake) taking the the lead role as The Whisper, the steampunk inspired Steamdolls has been a huge success on…

Dota 2 gets an 'Anonymous Mode' similar to options in CS:GO, TI10 Cache up

Valve just quietly updated Dota 2 to include a new 'Anonymous Mode' bringing in options similar to what you can tweak in Counter-Strike: Global…

Beyond a Steel Sky now confirmed for Linux PC on July 16

After a recent Apple Arcade release and a bit of teasing about when PC players will get it on Steam, Revolution Software have now confirmed the date…

Narrative RPG 'Vagrus - The Riven Realms' enters Early Access on July 22

Vagrus - The Riven Realms is a currently in-development narrative-focused RPG that's currently doing a hybrid crowdfunding model on Fig and it's…