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I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly. Find me on Mastodon.

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NVIDIA switching to open kernel modules by default in future driver update for Turing+

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA have announced some big changes are coming to their Linux drivers, which will start with the upcoming 560 series.

GE-Proton 9-5 released with fixes for Star Citizen, Apex Legends, The Witcher 2

By Liam Dawe,
GE-Proton 9-5 has been released bringing in various upgrades from Valve's official Proton, plus various other patches to fix even more games on Steam Deck / Linux.

Proton Experimental brings controller support for more launchers

By Liam Dawe,
Valve released an update to Proton Experimental for Linux and Steam Deck today which continues to expand the controller support available for various games launchers, amongst a bunch of other improvements.

Bungie's classic free FPS 'Marathon' is now on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
Before the likes of Halo: Combat Evolved and Destiny, Bungie created the FPS series Marathon which nowadays lives on as an open source project and now it's available on Steam.

Collabora detail the improved updater for Steam Deck in SteamOS 3.6

By Liam Dawe,
One of the companies that Valve fund for improvements across Linux, SteamOS and Steam Deck is Collabora and a developer has gone into more detail on the upgrades to the update system in SteamOS 3.6 that's now in Preview.

Men of War II will be online-only at launch but an offline mode is in development

By Liam Dawe,
The release of the strategy game Men of War II is fast approaching from Fulqrum Publishing and Ukrainian studio Best Way, which is confirmed to have Native Linux support but there's one sore spot.

Rogue Voltage is a refreshing and very creative engineering roguelike

By Liam Dawe,
Rogue Voltage takes the idea of roguelikes and deck-builders and spins it into something incredible clever with a little engineering involving lots of wires.

Heroes of Might and Magic III open source build gets initial gamepad support

By Liam Dawe,
VCMI, the cross-platform open source game engine for Heroes of Might and Magic III has another fresh release out and they've been working on hooking up gamepad support.

SteamOS 3.6 Preview for Steam Deck brings numerous big new features

By Liam Dawe,
Valve have now put SteamOS 3.6 into Preview for Steam Deck, so those willing to test can jump in now and check out more big new features.

Crusader Kings III gets a Free Weekend plus a big Paradox sale on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
If you have a whole lot of free time this weekend I've got just the ticket: a Steam Free Weekend for Crusader Kings III and some discounts across other Paradox titles.

Death of a Wish gets Linux support with the Randomizer update out now

By Liam Dawe,
Developer melessthanthree has today released the Randomizer update for Death of a Wish, which amongst new features brings in Native Linux support.

The Metroidvania Mania Humble Bundle has some delightful treats inside

By Liam Dawe,
The weekend is approaching and if you're once again in need of some new games, check out the new Metroidvania Mania Humble Bundle.

Airships: Lost Flotilla is a rad steampunk autoshooter - dev talks Linux / Steam Deck support

By Liam Dawe,
Airships: Lost Flotilla is a fun looking spin-off from the much loved Airships: Conquer the Skies developed by David Stark. A demo is available right now!

Sink your teeth into capitalism after a 500-year slumber in Brocula out now

By Liam Dawe,
What if you took a bit of Stardew Valley but you're a Vampire rudely awoken from a deep 500 year nap and now you have to deal with capitalism? That's your problem in Brocula.

GUNDAM BREAKER 4 releases August 29th

By Liam Dawe,
As a huge fan of all things Gundam (I've seen every series and movie there is), I am ridiculously looking forward to GUNDAM BREAKER 4 and now it has an actual release date.

Contra crossover Vampire Survivors: Operation Guns DLC out now

By Liam Dawe,
After recently releasing an update adding in trains and working doors, Vampire Survivors: Operation Guns is officially out now with plenty of extra content to play through.

Zelda-inspired dungeon maker 'Quest Master' arrives May 29th with a new demo live

By Liam Dawe,
Pulling in elements of both classic Zelda and Super Mario Maker, Quest Master has a really entertaining idea that sees you design dungeons and go on adventures.

Get ready to kick-up some dust in #DRIVE Rally

By Liam Dawe,
#DRIVE Rally from Polish developer Pixel Perfect Dude now has a release window for sometime this Autumn and it looks like a lot of fan for rally fans.

With a Nintendo Switch 2 on the way, I hope Valve make a Steam Deck 2

By Liam Dawe,
I love my Steam Deck, as any regular reader will know. It's my favourite gaming device but it could always be better right? And with competition hot (hi Nintendo), I hope Valve have more plans.

Story-driven RPG 'The Thaumaturge' is now Steam Deck Verified

By Liam Dawe,
The Thaumaturge released back in March from Fool's Theory and 11 bit studios, it looks pretty great and now it is Steam Deck Verified.
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