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CrossOver 23 released for Windows apps and games on Linux, ChromeOS and macOS

By Liam Dawe,
CodeWeavers, the company that works in partnership with Valve on Proton, has released CrossOver 23 - the latest version of their app to help run Windows apps and games on other platforms like Linux, ChromeOS and macOS.

Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu gets lots of optimizations, fixes for Pikmin 4

By Liam Dawe,
The team working on the Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu have another progress report up, and as usual it's looking mighty fine so here's a little run over what they've done recently.

High On Life, The Outer Worlds, Journey To The Savage Planet and more in this bundle

By Liam Dawe,
You can get a whole lot of crazy space sci-fi in this Spaced Out Humble Bundle and there's some really good picks. So here's what you can get and what compatibility to expect on Steam Deck and desktop Linux.

ProtonDB now has filters for PC and Steam Deck reports

By Liam Dawe,
ProtonDB is the go-to for a lot of people to see how games run on Linux desktop and Steam Deck, and while its rating system is far from perfect it's nice to have. A recent upgrade also makes it a lot nicer to browse.

Happy Debian Day - going 30 years strong

By Liam Dawe,
Today is Debian Day and it's quite a special one, because the Debian Project has now been going for 30 years which is a very impressive milestone.

Steam Beta updated with Indonesian support, 4K high quality streaming preset

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has released a new Beta version of the Steam client for desktop and Steam Deck, plus an expansion to add in Indonesian language support.

Overwatch 2 becomes the worst user-reviewed game on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
While other developers like Larian are riding high with Baldur's Gate 3, it seems Blizzard are not doing so well with the recent Steam release of Overwatch 2 becoming the worst user-reviewed game of all time on Steam.

Linux kernel gets an AMD Zenbleed fix for the Steam Deck APU

By Liam Dawe,
One security issue I somehow missed back in July was Zenbleed, an issue with AMD CPUs that's getting patched up in the Linux kernel and now the Steam Deck is getting a kernel fix for it too.

AMD RADV Ray Tracing to potentially get much faster on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
With some work currently pending to be pulled into Mesa, the open source AMD RADV driver could be about to get much faster with Ray Tracing which is exciting to see.

Win a Framework Laptop 13 in the KDE Plasma 6 Wallpaper Competition

By Liam Dawe,
With the release of KDE Plasma 6 closing in, a Wallpaper Competition is live and the prize is pretty awesome - you can win a Framework Laptop 13 DIY Edition!

Rest in peace Dustin 'Crusader' Reyes, a pioneer of Linux gaming news

By Liam Dawe,
Some sad news to share this Monday morning. A name I imagine a lot of newer readers won't actually know, Dustin “Crusader” Reyes sadly passed away - someone who was a pioneer of Linux gaming news.

Humble has a new bundle with Jupiter Hell, Coromon, Songs of Conquest

By Liam Dawe,
Now this is a tasty looking bundle full of tactical goodies! The Take Your Turn & RPGs Bundle is live and it has a really nice set of games to pick up. One not to be missed.

Linux Mint planning new 'EDGE' ISO, plus Linux Mint 21.3 due in December

By Liam Dawe,
There's some interesting plans ahead coming from the Linux Mint team including a new EDGE ISO for running Mint on newer hardware, info on the next Linux Mint release and their concerns with Ubuntu and Snap.

Proton Experimental fixes Street Fighter 6 and disables NVAPI for Rachet & Clank

By Liam Dawe,
A small update for Proton Experimental launched on August 10th for Steam Deck and desktop Linux to fix issues with two problematic games.

Fanatical has Play On The Go Summer Bundle for Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Fanatical is currently doing their own special Summer Sale with new bundle launches like the Play On The Go Bundle - Summer Edition, a free game and lots of discounts.

Celebrate QuakeCon and Quake II Remastered with this Steam Sale

By Smellbringer,
Earlier we reported about how id Software and Nightdive Studios had come together once more to remaster Quake II for a new generation and shadow dropped it at QuakeCon. Well, that was only one part of the festivities as id and Bethesda have put a bunch of their hit games on sale to celebrate QuakeCon.

Resident Evil Village and plenty more available in this new bundle

By Liam Dawe,
Might be finally time for me to play through Resident Evil Village thanks to the Resident Evil: Decades of Horror - Village Edition Bundle from Humble Bundle that's now live.

Downfall is a new 'severe' flaw in Intel CPUs, while AMD deal with INCEPTION

By Liam Dawe,
Uh oh! Another rather serious security flaw has been found in Intel CPUs named Downfall, so here's a bit of info on it. Additionally, AMD are also dealing with INCEPTION.

NVIDIA driver 535.98 now available for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA GPU owners may want to go and grab some updates as driver 535.98 is out now. Here's a look over what's changed.

Now official: you can buy a refurbished Steam Deck from Valve

By Liam Dawe,
After it was leaked a bit too early, Valve have now confirmed and put up all three Steam Deck models to buy refurbished direct from the Steam store.
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