Wine 9.6 released with more Direct2D effects work, support for RSA OAEP padding in BCrypt

By Liam Dawe,
Wine 9.6 is the latest development release out now for the Windows compatibility layer, making progress on getting as many apps and games working on Linux as possible.

Space sim X4: Foundations is getting another huge free update with added accessibility

By Liam Dawe,
Egosoft continue expanding and improving their space sim X4: Foundations, with the next big free upgrade nearly ready. They've announced 7.00 is now available as a public Beta with a new features trailer.

Forty-Niner is an upcoming open-world wild west survival game

By Liam Dawe,
Releasing into Early Access on Steam in 2025 with Native Linux support, developer VowelA recently announced their open-world wild west survival game Forty-Niner.

The latest indie hit on Steam sees you play Russian roulette with a 12-gauge shotgun

By Liam Dawe,
Buckshot Roulette has made the jump from itch.io to Steam, and it seems like it's hitting the mark for a lot of players as it quickly gained an Overwhelmingly Positive rating.

System Shock remake is getting a huge patch with big optimizations - great for Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Nightdive Studios have announced their System Shock remake is set for a huge update arriving on April 11th, that will make it a whole lot better for everyone, especially Steam Deck players.

Open source Minecraft mod platform Modrinth goes indie, returns funds to investors

By Liam Dawe,
Well, this isn't something you read every day, a platform actually taking steps to be sustainable and not chase constant growth backed by investors.

Crypt of the NecroDancer just got a Hatsune Miku DLC

By Liam Dawe,
Okay this is quite a surprise! The excellent Crypt of the NecroDancer just got a surprise addition with a Hatsune Miku DLC launch. I know plenty of you will be buying this right?

Mysterious thriller adventure The Heirloom launches in October - looks quite special

By Liam Dawe,
Here's an upcoming mysterious thriller adventure that looks quite special, one for fans of classic adventure games and it's releasing in October.

More security issues in X.Org and Xwayland revealed and new releases live

By Liam Dawe,
Back in January we had some security issues revealed in both X.Org and Xwayland, and here we are with a few more and so there's new versions available for both to fix them.

Musical logic puzzler Beat 'N' Path has a demo live now

By Liam Dawe,
Beat 'N' Path is a game that sees you combine together your creativity and logic to create machines to play music, it looks wonderful and there's now a demo available.

Battlefield V now broken on Steam Deck / Linux with EA anticheat live

By Liam Dawe,
That's all folks. EA anticheat has now been added into Battlefield V, so it's the end of being able to play it on Steam Deck and other Linux systems.

MangoHud 0.7.2-rc1 adds Wayland keybinds, a time label and bug fixes

By Liam Dawe,
The next version of the Linux performance overlay MangoHud is close, with a release candidate up now and ready for testing with MangoHud version 0.7.2-rc1.

Linux Mint 22 moves to Pipewire, will ship newer kernels after release

By Liam Dawe,
Some good news coming out of camp Linux Mint, as the upcoming release of Linux Mint 22 is set to be quite a good one for bringing it up to standard like other distributions on newer tech.

Escape Simulator adds VR support in the latest free update

By Liam Dawe,
Escape Simulator from Pine Studio has proven to be popular, so much in fact that they hit 1 million sales in less than a year and multiple expansions later there's another big free upgrade.

Cozy Space Survivors is a sweet time survival roguelite in space

By Liam Dawe,
Cozy Space Survivors is an upcoming simple cozy time survival roguelite in space, a game for people who don't have all that much free time.

Stop Killing Games is a new campaign to stop developers making games unplayable

By Liam Dawe,
We've all been there right? You paid for a game, it required an active internet connection and a couple of years later the publisher decided they're done with it and shut it down leaving you with a broken game. Annoying.

Superstar Strategy is a turn-based tactical RPG you can play with or against friends

By Liam Dawe,
Talberon Games have recently put up a brand new and improved demo for Superstar Strategy, a turn-based Tactical RPG that you can play alone, or brings friends along to play with or against them.

Screenbound is a platformer where you play in 2D and 3D together

By Liam Dawe,
An upcoming game from Crescent Moon Games and Those Dang Games is Screenbound, and it really does look interesting for blending together 2D and 3D gameplay.

Lemonade is an attempt to continue on the Nintendo 3DS emulator Citra

By Liam Dawe,
While Nintendo took down the Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu, the collateral damage was the Nintendo 3DS emulator Citra which was also taken offline but Lemonade is an attempt to keep it going.

Humble Choice for April has Terraformers, Victoria 3, The Callisto Protocol

By Liam Dawe,
Actually a pretty good selection for this month in Humble Choice with an overall set of pretty great looking games. So here's what's in it and the expected compatibility for Steam Deck and Desktop Linux.