gaming

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. more>>

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. more>>

New Products

Please send information about releases of Linux-related products to newproducts@linuxjournal.com or New Products c/o Linux Journal, PO Box 980985, Houston, TX 77098. Submissions are edited for length and content.

The Linux powered LAN Gaming House

LAN parties offer the enjoyment of head to head gaming in a real-life social environment. In general, they are experiencing decline thanks to the convenience of Internet gaming, but Kenton Varda is a man who takes his LAN gaming very seriously. His LAN gaming house is a fascinating project, and best of all, Linux plays a part in making it all work. more>>

Supergamer

Spotlight on Linux: Supergamer Supreme 2.5

Supergamer is, as you might guess, a Linux distribution whose main focus is on gaming. It's based on a lighter distributions, features a light desktop, and is chock-full of games and demos. It began life in the Spring of 2006 and was received with great enthusiasm. more>>

Sabayon Gaming Edition

Sabayon to Bring Christmas Surprise

The holidays are upon us and many are running around trying to get loved ones shiny boxes to open Christmas morning. Oftentimes, Linux users get a cute plush penguin or a cool book. But sometimes surprises come from the most unexpected places. more>>

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Scary New Horror Adventure Available for Linux

The folks who brought the three-part Penumbra series to the Linux community now bring us another even more terrifying adventure. Amnesia: The Dark Descent follows Daniel as he confronts a sinister dark shadow in his quest to hunt and kill evil Alexander in order to save his own mind and life. Danger hides in every corner. more>>

Valve Steam

No Steam for Linux - Right Now

Despite some early teasing, it now seems Steam is not coming to Linux after all - at least for now. more>>

Interstate Outlaws gameplay screesnshot (source: HappyPenguin.org)

Linux Gaming Projects That Need a Little TLC (or How You Can Contribute)

My favorite PC game of all time was Interstate '76. It was really unique in its gameplay and has the best soundtrack for a game ever, featuring 70's funk, where I would pop in the cd on my computer just to play the music. more>>

Valve Software's Steam, a Content Delivery System

It's Official, Steam Coming to Linux

We recently touched on one way of being a Linux gamer. Recent news that Valve Software will soon be releasing a Linux client promises to provide another option for Linux gamers. more>>

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