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Colin's day job is working as a data analyst. In the evenings, he likes to blog about Linux, games, and Linux gaming.

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Godot 4.0 Beta 1 has been released

By Colin L, 2022-09-19 22:39:49

The open source game engine Godot has had its first beta release on the way to the upcoming Godot 4.0.

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AMD passes Intel as most-used CPU among Linux gamers

By Colin L, 2022-08-02 16:13:19

Valve's July 2022 hardware survey is out and shows that AMD is now the most common CPU among Linux users. SteamOS-based distros are also holding steady at 7.5%.

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Vehicle sim BeamNG.drive is experimenting with native Linux support

By Colin L, 2022-06-16 05:16:20

BeamNG is giving Linux a go with a very experimental native port of their physics-based driving and vehicle simulator.

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GPU rendering with AMD is now available in Blender 3.2

By Colin L, 2022-06-10 03:50:42

More good news for AMD users, Blender 3.2 is here and GPU rendering and now available on recent AMD cards.

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Dota 2 patch 7.31d brings some Dota Plus features to all players

By Colin L, 2022-06-09 04:38:28

Dota 2 gameplay update 7.31d is here bringing a Dota Plus seasonal refresh, Battle Pass changes, gameplay balance updates, a clip builder, and Vulkan improvements.

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Albion Online - Into the Fray update is here

By Colin L, 2022-06-08 17:25:12

The Into the Fray update for Sandbox Interactive's MMO - Albion Online - is here. This update reworks the Magic Staff class of weapons and brings bank and marketplace access to the Outlands via Portal Towns.

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Jump start your own Godot narrative adventure with gd_fpcc

By Colin L, 2022-06-06 04:56:05

Have an idea for your own walking sim? Get a head start on your game with gd_fpcc from MenacingMecha, an open source Godot project that supplies the basic gameplay mechanics of a walking sim.

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Valve adds clarification to mod makers - no leaked code - Havok license no longer needed

By Colin L, 2022-06-05 17:48:54

Steamworks documentation regarding Source mods has been updated to make it clear that using leaked code is NOT okay. Stick to the official SDK.

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Noise suppression tool NoiseTorch v0.12.0 is out after a community audit

By Colin L, 2022-06-02 04:10:36

The repository for NoiseTorch, the popular Linux noise suppression tool, has been restored after the completion of an audit. It was initially taken down due to a suspected security breach two weeks ago.

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Steam hardware survey for May shows early signs of SteamOS and Steam Decks

By Colin L, 2022-06-02 03:31:34

Steam's monthly hardware and software survey data shows that over 5% of Linux users are running SteamOS 3.0/holo. Suggesting that the Steam Deck has had a decent launch.