Tagged:  valve

By RootGamer, March 21, 2013 2 Counter Strike, Download, News, Steam

Valve is still tweaking ‘Counter-Strike: Source‘ the new patch notes mentions an improvement in performance on Linux.. “How much is the increase” I wonder. Will this release kill the difference in performance between Windows and Linux? Hope to find out soon in a new benchmark session. 

By RootGamer, March 19, 2013 2 News, Oculus Rift, Team Fortress

Somewhere this week, an update to play Team Fortress 2 with the Oculus Rift will be released. Those who supported the Kickstarter campaign, get an in-game glasses to use with TF2. This comfirms the leaked news about Valve working on support for the Oculus Rift.

By RootGamer, March 10, 2013 2 News, Piston

Hardware developer Xi3 has announced that it has started accepting preorders for the Piston. The console is designed for gaming via the Steam service from Valve. A Piston will cost nearly $ 1,000, though early adopters currently get $ 100 discount.

By RootGamer, February 26, 2013 0 Counter Strike, News, Steam

‘Counter-Strike: Condition Zero‘ (CZ or CS:CZ) is a multiplayer shooter and the follow-up to Counter-Strike. The game was released in 2004 using the GoldSrc Half-Life engine. CS:CZ features a multiplayer mode, which features updated character models, textures, maps and other graphical tweaks. Unlike other Counter-Strike games, Condition Zero also contains a single-player mission pack with the player playing as counter-terrorist alongside bots. Gearbox created an… Read More »

By RootGamer, February 20, 2013 3 Day of Defeat: source, Download, Half-Life 2: deathmatch

Both ‘Half-Life 2: Deathmatch‘ and ‘Day of Defeat: Source‘ are ported to the Linux platform. The games are available to everybody, but require some actions to set up:

By RootGamer, February 19, 2013 0 Garry's Mod, News

‘Garry’s Mod‘ is a physics sandbox. Unlike regular games there aren’t any predefined aims or goals. We give you the tools and leave you to play. You spawn objects and weld them together to create your own contraptions – whether that’s a car, a rocket, a catapult or something that doesn’t have a name… Garry Newman announced the news on twitter. He also tells “the… Read More »

By RootGamer, February 18, 2013 2 Dota 2, News

There just might be a release of ‘Dota-2‘ ahead! Based on a Linux Steam screenshot, posted by Matthew Bailey,  shows Dota-2 as ‘available‘ in the steam library. Since it’s not grayed out it is installed!

By RootGamer, January 29, 2013 1 News, Serious Sam 3

‘Serious Sam 3: BFE‘ (Before the First Encounter) is a first-person shooter video game developed by Croteam and published by Devolver Digital. It is the latest game in the Serious Sam series and a prequel to Serious Sam: The First Encounter. The game’s story takes place in the 22nd century, during Mental’s invasion of Earth, as implied in The First Encounter. The game is set… Read More »

By RootGamer, January 25, 2013 4 Half Life, News, Steam

‘Half-Life‘ is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation, the company’s debut product and the first in the Half-Life series. First released in 1998 by Sierra Studios for Windows PCs. And ported to Linux platform on steam! The game is currently in beta status. In Half-Life, players assume the role of Dr. Gordon Freeman, a theoretical physicist who must fight his… Read More »

By RootGamer, January 17, 2013 1 News, Team Fortress

Valve will discuss in March, during the Game Developers Conference, a lecture about the possibility of Team Fortress 2 play with a virtual reality goggles. The title of the speech leaves little to the imagination: “What we have learned from porting Team Fortress 2 to virtual reality“

By RootGamer, December 24, 2012 4 Dungeon Defenders, News

Ryan C. Gordon, linux gaming god, confirmed via Twitter that he is behind the first official Linux port of the Unreal Engine 3. ‘Dungeon Defenders‘  port is made possible by the use of SDL 2.0. Dungeon Defenders is part of the recently released Humble Bundle-7. 

By RootGamer, December 14, 2012 0 News, Steam

Happy holiday, thanks to Valve;  ‘Steam for Linux’ will be available for everyone next week. When impatient you can bypass the beta invite with a small workaround. Valve:  The Open Beta will be available to the public and will increase the current population from 80K to a higher number Steam performance has improved greatly, also due to support of nvidia and release of new drivers…. Read More »

By RootGamer, December 11, 2012 0 News, Steam

Valve boss Gabe Newell says that now that Steam’s Big Picture mode has launched, the addition of Linux support is the next crucial step in developing its own hardware plans. The company already appears to be preparing itself with increased support for Linux in its games. He said the reaction to Steam’s TV-friendly Big Picture interface has been “stronger than expected,” and that their next step is to get… Read More »

By RootGamer, December 7, 2012 0 News, Steam

It has been a busy week on Steam; New releases, the beta got extended (Debian, and Arch) and Ryan C. Gordon shared his view on the future of the Linux gaming community. The future of Linux gaming never looked this bright. Interview Recently Ryan C. Gordon gave an interview to cheerfulghost.com. In this interview he addressed the newsworthy topics such as the latest developments in the… Read More »

By RootGamer, December 4, 2012 3 News, Steam

Valve has removed the beta label from the Big Picture mode and released the special interface  to all Steam users. To celebrate the release Valve has until 10 December a large number of discounted games suitable to play with a controller. The Big Picture interface is focused on playing games on HDTV in the living room and therefore exhibits similarities with the interfaces of game consoles… Read More »