The Oculus Rift started the most recent resurgence of Virtual Reality. However, since then, it has failed to capitalise on its head start as other players such as Sony and Valve have revealed their products. While a retail release might still be a ways away, the Rift finally has PC requirements. And boy are they high.
I really like Klei. The guys behind Mark of the Ninja and Don't Starve have given me hours of entertainment. I already got Invisible Inc. when it was in Early Access, but now it has released and it's looking a million times better.
I know you guys laugh at me for loving my Mac, but I can't help it. I'm even looking to get a new one at the end of the year - sure I could go PC, but then I'd lose my hipster credibility. But fear not my fellow Mac or Linux users, we can also take over the future world in Civilization: Beyond Earth.
There's something about the wilderness. The fresh air. The green leaves. The tall tress. It would be a shame if everything...oh I don't know...just went up in smoke now wouldn't it? That's exactly where Firewatch wants to trap you.
It’s no secret that Valve’s Gabe Newell hates Windows and everything it stands for. It’;s one of the reasons that the company has made its Steam platform (along with many of its games) available to Linux users, and one of the reasons Valve’s own SteamOs will soon be a thing. They’ve now cemented their Linux love, by joining the non-profit Linux Foundation.
In the first announcement of an apparent three we can expect this week, Valve announced SteamOS - a Linux-based operating system built for your living room. Is this the first step towards a "Steam Box" or do the plans go deeper?
We've known for a while that Valve was preparing to launch some kind of new hardware, often referred to as the "Steam Box". It seems we don't have much longer to wait for details - we should be getting news as soon as next week!
The latest Dota 2 update adds the hero Abaddon to the game, new Compendium items and support for Mac OS X and Linux.
It’s finally here, Steam for Linux launches with a totally unexpected celebratory sale. Welcome to our world Ubuntu users, you will hence forth be broke until you die.
I generally loathe Mondays, apart from obvious reasons like; I have to almost use my brain for anything other than playing games, I never find awesome news to do and that just sucks bricks. But hey, did you know Valve has now officially gone into the next phase of brining Steam to Linux?
You may have noticed that Valve’s slowly been dabbling with native support for the tinkerer’s operating system of choice, Linux. It’s not because he loves you- more because he hates the direction that Windows is going - going so far as to call it a catastrophe.
It seems like Diablo 3 just can’t stay out of the news at the moment and it’s rarely for good reasons. The latest issue is that a large swath of Diablo 3 players using Linux and WINE are being banned by the Blizzard Secret Service.
[Update] Blizzard has denied banning Linux players.
Remember when you were able to load Linux on your PS3 and cure cancer? That was cool, but then the evil corporation that is Sony stepped in and disabled that feature because if anyone’s going to cure cancer then it’s not going to be on a PS3.
Or it was because of piracy concerns, not sure but either way the ability to run Linux on a PS3 was removed and 99.9% of PS3 owners couldn’t have cared less.
If you were one of the handful of people running OtherOS on your big black box of Blu-ray, I hope you havenâ€™t updated to firmware 3.21 already. Why?
True to his hacker word, George Hotz has gotten the feature running on Sonyâ€™s latest PS3 firmware â€“ which was intended to remove the ability, citing â€œsecurity concerns.â€
George Hotz, better known as GeoHot, one of the pioneers of iPhone hacking and tinkerer who discovered the PS3 exploit is now a man on a mission. Unhappy with Sonyâ€™s decision to remove the OtherOS feature - the ability to install Linux â€“ from the PS3, heâ€™s undertaken to saving it.
Heâ€™s encouraging people not to update â€“ and says heâ€™s going to write a custom firmware to enable all of the features of the upcoming update, but still keep Other Os support.