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Proton Experimental brings lots of bug fixes, controller support in a few launchers

By Liam Dawe,
Valve pushed out a new upgrade to Proton Experimental, their staging ground for public-testing of what will eventually make its way into a main Proton release for playing Windows games on Linux Desktop and Steam Deck. The April 12th update is quite an interesting one too.

RimWorld - Anomaly expansion and big free update out now

By Liam Dawe,
Ludeon Studios just released RimWorld - Anomaly, a huge new expansion to the colony-building sim filled with all sorts of crazy looking horrors.

Palworld is getting a major content update this Summer, plus a PvP Arena mode later

By Liam Dawe,
Palworld is set to expand in multiple big ways, which actually sounds quite exciting with a whole lot of new content set to arrive in the monster catching game.

PathBlasters is like a competitive vertical-scrolling Bomberman

By Liam Dawe,
Inspired by classic arcade games, PathBlasters looks like an absolute gem that deserves some attention mixing in some fun gameplay elements with a bit of a competitive edge to it.

Check out Devil's Hideout a horror point and click adventure game

By Liam Dawe,
Cosmic Void are currently developing Devil's Hideout, a horror point and click adventure where you have to deal with a bunch of cultists that faked your sister's death.

Nanuka: Secret of the Shattering Moon is a colourful cinematic 2D puzzle platformer

By Liam Dawe,
OutOfTheBit Ltd are doing it again. After the wonderful Full Void last year, they've announced Nanuka: Secret of the Shattering Moon, another great looking cinematic platformer.

Riot Games talk Vanguard anti-cheat for League of Legends and why it's a no for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
While previously you've been able to play League of Legends on Linux, and there's some pretty die-hard fans using Wine to play it, that's set to end soon with Vanguard being introduced.

Fallout 4 is getting a fresh update and will be Steam Deck Verified

By Liam Dawe,
Bethesda announced that Fallout 4 is getting a fresh update to bring some new features, along with getting it Steam Deck Verified later in April.

Combined Arms (OpenRA) for Command & Conquer just had a huge upgrade

By Liam Dawe,
Need some more RTS in your life? Combined Arms is one of my favourites. Built on the free and open source OpenRA, it brings together the Allies, Soviets, GDI, Nod and Scrin.

Cave-diving action roguelite UnderMine 2 announced by Thorium

By Liam Dawe,
Another interesting one from the Triple-I showcase is UnderMine 2, Thorium's follow-up to their pretty great cave-diving action roguelite and this one sounds like a good improvement over the first game.

Brotato: Abyssal Terrors is going to ruin my free time, especially with co-op

By Liam Dawe,
Oh no, please no more, I have so little time as it is. Brotato: Abyssal Terrors has been announced as the first DLC for the excellent top-down arena shooter roguelite Brotato and it's full of goodies.

Streets of Rogue 2 gets a new trailer plus a demo for Steam Next Fest in June

By Liam Dawe,
One of the games I am truly most looking forward to getting my hands on is Streets of Rogue 2, which seems like it takes everything good about the first game and just expands on it greatly. Gimme.

Vampire Survivors: Operation Guns is a Contra collab DLC releasing May 9th

By Liam Dawe,
Another fun looking one from the Triple-I showcase is Vampire Survivors: Operation Guns, a fresh new DLC for everyone's favourite survivor game. This is a collab between developer poncle and KONAMI's Contra team.

Lutris v0.5.17 brings critical bug fixes and a new way to run games with Proton

By Liam Dawe,
The open source game manager Lutris has a new release out, with brings in some critical bug fixes along with some new features needing testing.

You can get art of rally, MudRunner, Circuit Superstars and more in this bundle

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for some racing fun? The Catch My Drift Humble Bundle has some quality stuff inside. So here's all you'll need to know about Steam Deck and Desktop Linux compatibility.

Slay the Spire 2 announced by Mega Crit for 2025

By Liam Dawe,
Mega Crit have announced Slay the Spire 2 during the Triple-I showcase, a game that no doubt will be exciting for many with how great the first is.

The first handheld to use PlaytronOS is some Web3 thing - the SuiPlay0x1

By Liam Dawe,
Remember Playtron and PlaytronOS? They made an attempt at a big splash recently with plans to create a Linux-powered system to rival SteamOS (Steam Deck) and Windows across various devices and multiple stores. The first device has been announced and it's some weird web3 thing.

Cute gravity-bending platformer ROTA is now free and open source

By Liam Dawe,
Always nice to see more developers open up their games. ROTA released back in 2022 is now not only free, but it's also been made open source by the dev.

The incredible pixel-smashing game Noita got a huge free update

By Liam Dawe,
Noita is something really special, a roguelite game where every pixel is physically simulated and it's easily one of the best games ever made. It's grown again with another big free upgrade out with the Noita Epilogue 2 Update.

Tomb Raider 1 open source engine TR1X adds a 60FPS mode

By Liam Dawe,
The open source TR1X engine for running Tomb Raider 1 continues to bring in lots of enhancements, making it easily one of the best ways to play the original on PC.