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Overwatch Linux ban troubles seem resolved

As the Year of the Linux Desktop rolls on, a number Linuxeers playing Overwatch have reported being banned for supposedly cheating then seemingly unbanned after Blizzard realised it was a technical hiccup. Overwatch doesn't have a Linux version, see, but unofficial tools can make it possible for pals of the penguin to run it - and Blizzard's cheat-detecting guard dog last week apparently became confused…

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Steam on Linux expanding support for Windows games

Valve have done a huge amount for gaming on Linux, bringing their store and client to the open-source operating system [don't even... -ed.] while encouraging and supporting other developers to port more games over. Their next step is building tools into Steam which can let Windows games without official Linux versions run seamlessly on Linux, appearing and working like any other Steam game. This expansion…

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Desperados: Wanted Dead Or Alive updated after 17 years to work on modern Windows

Hot diggity dawg! After years crawling the digital desert lower than a lizard, real-time tactical stealth murderer Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive now plays nicely on modern systems. Publishers THQ Nordic last week released an update making the 2001 game support modern Windows along with Mac and Linux, to fix the problem of it crashing like a horse full of rotgut. Desperados is a tip-top…

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Steam Machines “aren’t exactly flying off the shelves” but Valve are sticking with Linux

Steam Machines went nowhere, Valve have basically said (I'm paraphrasing a touch), but nah, don't sweat it, they are still committed to improving gaming on Linux. After shuffling Steam Machines deeper into the labyrinth of Steam's website menus, and the ensuing cybersquawking over Valve having done a thing, they've reflected a little on their PC branding partnership and the Linux-based SteamOS beneath it. "Given that…

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Fsck off, Cleopatra: Civilization VI coming to Linux

Recompile your kernel, grep your vim, and prepare yourself for The Year Of The Linux Desktop For Really Real This Time: Civilization 6 [official site] is coming to Linux. Porting house Aspyr Media announced yesterday that they're turning the latest Civ penguinoid, as they have several Civs before it. They've already brought Civ 6 to Mac. Unlike The Old Days, Aspyr's ports tend to come…

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Jacks Into Linux

I'm sure Adam Jensen thinks himself a cool cyberpunk sticking it to The Man, with his cyberarm and cybershades and Beppebeard, but he doesn't truly know what it means to hack the planet. We've never even seen him use Linux, let alone rip some sweet nollie flips on his skateboard. You can now show him up. Porting house Feral Interactive today launched the Linux version…

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Devil Daggers Summons New Skulls, Top-Down Replays

New satanskulls are now roaming the darkness of Devil Daggers [official site], thanks to an update launched today. Along with new enemies, the 'V3' update has added a top-down viewing mode for replays, which makes the FPS's arena shoot 'em up stylings even clearer. It's both cool to look at and helpful, as finally I can learn about the horrors I only ever hear behind…

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Jacking Into Linux & Mac

Yeah, yeah I hacked my cyberlegs to run a custom kernel I compile myself. You've got to, you know. The Man fills your legs with all sorts of spyware, you know. Yeah, the 'Aug Incident' and all that but did you know The Man can read your pedometer count, correct your gait for you, and even jack olfaction sensors to tell when you last changed…

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Darkest Dungeon Comes To Linux, Adds Town Events

Darkest Dungeon [official site] feels like it's been a part of my life for a very long time but it only officially launched this January. A prolonged (and productive) period of Early Access made the actual release somewhat hazy in my mind. Even now, the game continues to grow and the latest update brings a fully supported Linux build and new town events. Developers Red…

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Batman Foils Penguin: Arkham Knight Scraps Linux, Mac

Oh dear. It's a shame that Batman: Arkham Knight [official site] has been such a mess on PC because it is a pretty fun game. But it was pulled from sale the day after launching due to its awful performance, took five months to relaunch, and was still a bit wonky after that. That'll sour impressions a touch. Now Arkham Knight's planned Mac and Linux…

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Latest Terraria Update Brings Mac And Linux Support

Mac and Linux support for indie games is sort of like the rolling spaceship from Prometheus. Everyone¬†thinks you can just get it out of the way but it's a little more difficult than that when you're actually in the hotseat. Terraria [official site] first launched in 2011 as an adorable and fun 2D alternative to big boy creative juggernaut Minecraft. Since then it's had numerous…

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TUXFACE: CryEngine Adds Linux Support

The mythical 'Year of the Linux Desktop' never arrived as explosively as many predicted (surprise surprise) but the open-source operating system (don't even start, pedants - it's been a long week and I will tear your windpipe out with my own gnarled hands) has steadily become a fairly attractive alternative to Windows. Games were always a big problem, but look at us today: most major…

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P-p-pick Up A SpaceChem: GOG Now Supports Linux

"The year of the Linux desktop" is a phrase people have tossed around with increasing irony since the nineties, but it was never going to arrive explosively. Linux has slowly grown and spread into homes through friendly distributions like Ubuntu and Mint, installed as easy and safer alternatives to Windows or to freshen up old duffers (my netbook is Minty fresh now). Games have followed.…

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Science Victory: Civilization 5 Now On SteamOS And Linux

Is... Is this E3 news? On day three, I can't tell anymore. Did Sid Meier swing on a trapeze across the E3 concourse to announce that Civilization 5 was now available on SteamOS and Linux? Did Aspyr gather the world's press in an art deco theatre to reveal that this was their first Linux port, after years of porting popular games to Mac? Or is…

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Sudo Shock: System Shock 2 Now On Linux

Just a few years ago, people were begging for the System Shock 2 legal situation to be resolved. It wasn't a technical problem, but a legal death trap of rights that entangled its feet, keeping it just out of grasp as we all reached out to save it. And then it was suddenly in our hands, and we could all have the game on the…

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Steam Spirit: Microsoft ‘Appreciates’ Valve’s Work

Rumours that Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft all sat around a campfire during GDC, toasting marshmallows and singing Kumbayah are entirely false. From a distance, the merry folk troubadours might have looked like the creators and purveyors of generational gaming devices, but closer inspection revealed an entirely different picture. Microsoft were there, yes, represented by Microsoft supremo Phil Spencer (not Kirstie Allsopp's chum). But the other…

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Another Crack in Windows: GOG Lines Up Linux Support

Linux is like the "unattractive" person in a movie who eventually becomes desirable just by hanging about for a bit. People were all over Windows, cooing over its icons and ease of use and the way it could form a cherry stem into a mobius strip, while poor Linux was in the corner, smelling of penguin puke and requiring root access. But Windows starts BSODing…

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Still A Steal: Monaco Gets Huge Free Halloween Update

Delightful co-op heister Monaco is getting in the holiday spirit... of Christmas, for Halloween. The Jim-approved wonder has stolen from the, I guess, someone to give bounteous gifts to the poor/you, resulting in an update that will knock your socks off (or your entire Halloween costume, if you're going as gigantic sock). For one, there are zombies, because there are always zombies, but also the…

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Spelunking Fun: Pixeljunk Shooter Comes To PC

What happens when you pour water over lava? You get steam. I think when Q-Games' Pixeljunk Shooter came out for the PS3 in 2009, where the player manipulates the levels using molten rock, water, and a magnetic fluid that I'm going to call "Polly", they were dropping a hint that it would eventually end-up on Steam. I told no-one of this supposition, but now I…

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