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OpenRA has a new playtest with another Red Alert mission

By Liam Dawe,
The OpenRA developers are steadily working towards the next stable releasing to continue supporting Red Alert, Command & Conquer and Dune 2000 on modern platforms with full cross-platform play.

Valheim has a rather large bug-fix release in testing

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for the next bigger patch for survival game Valheim? Developer Iron Gate has a new public test available with lots of fixes.

NVIDIA Vulkan Beta driver 525.47.34 out now

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA have released another update to their Vulkan Beta driver series with 525.47.34 out now. So here's what's new and fixed.

Valve adds ability to see Steam Deck verification in desktop Steam

By Liam Dawe,
In the latest Steam Beta Client update for desktops, Valve has added a new option to let you view Steam Deck Verified status.

NVIDIA Vulkan Beta driver 525.47.31 released

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA has released a fresh update to their Vulkan Beta Driver for developers with version 525.47.31 now available for testing.

Steam Beta improves Openbox support and fixes focus issues with AMD / Intel

By Liam Dawe,
A fresh Steam Beta update was put out for desktop and Steam Deck, it comes with a whole bunch of little bug fixes and improvements. Especially nice on desktop if you have AMD or Intel GPUs.

Open source Theme Hospital game engine CorsixTH v0.67 gets a first Beta

By Liam Dawe,
Oh goodie, goodbye again free time. Remember the classic Theme Hospital? CorsixTH is a free, open source and cross-platform game engine to keep it looking good on modern systems and a new release is getting close.

Classic LucasArts games emulator DREAMM adds early Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
Want a way to play classic LucasArts games on Linux? While some ways already exist like ScummVM, another is DREAMM and it now has early Linux support.

Linux Mint 21.2 gets a Beta release

By Liam Dawe,
Linux Mint 21.2 is getting close to release now with a Beta available for testing across their Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce desktop environments.

Steam UI scaling should work even better in the latest Beta

By Liam Dawe,
Having Steam UI scaling issues? You may want to have a look at the Steam Client Beta that was released June 15th and see how you get on.

NVIDIA driver 535.43.02 Beta for Linux updates Wayland support, new Vulkan extensions

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA has released the 535.43.02 Beta driver for Linux today, bringing with it support for multiple newer Vulkan extensions and extends Wayland support further.

Valve tries to improve Big Picture Mode on Linux for NVIDIA GPUs

By Liam Dawe,
In the latest Steam Beta Client for desktop, Valve has made an attempt to improve the experience for NVIDIA GPU owners on Linux.

NVIDIA Vulkan Beta 525.47.24 brings new extensions, 4GB+ pipeline caches support

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA have a brand new release of their special developer-focused Vulkan Beta Driver with v525.47.24 available now.

Valheim has a performance boost patch in Beta

By Liam Dawe,
Valheim is a fantastic game but it could do with some optimisations, especially when you're building up a big castle and whatever else people come up with. Thankfully Iron Gate have put out some improvements.

Arcane Wilds kicks off with some refreshing RTS ideas

By Etienne Mahler,
Have you been someone who loved playing games like Starcraft and Age of Empires primarily in multiplayer mode with your friends, or do you still play them? Then I might have something for you that could make your competitive RTS heart beat faster and bring some fresh ideas.

Steam will now scale better with KDE and GNOME

By Liam Dawe,
In the latest Beta release for Steam from May 5th, Valve finally did some more work on scaling the UI of the Steam Client.

Another Steam and Steam Deck Beta brings fixes and Steam Input improvements

By Liam Dawe,
After the huge update recently that overhauled the Steam Overlay, Valve has put up another Steam and Steam Deck Beta to fix up lingering issues and upgrade Steam Input.

Huge Steam Beta upgrade with new overlay, screenshot manager & more

By Liam Dawe,
Wow. Valve sure love to just drop awesome stuff out of nowhere don't they? A brand new Beta update is now live for Steam with some massive improvements. There's also a fresh Steam Deck Beta too!

Steam Deck gets a Preview update with STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor improvements

By Liam Dawe,
STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor is releasing on April 28th, so Valve has released an updated graphics driver in the Preview update branch for Steam Deck.

Linux and Steam Deck game manager Lutris has a fresh Beta out

By Liam Dawe,
Lutris is an all-in-one game manager to brings your games from different places under one roof, and a second Beta is now available for v0.5.13.
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