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Games: GNU/Linux Gaming Predictions, Valve Steam Deck,and 0 A.D.

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  • Linux Gaming Predictions for 2021: What Did You Think Back in April? - Boiling Steam

    Here’s another look at the survey results as collected back in April 2021. After looking at cloud gaming trends, hardware choice between AMD and Nvidia, and the usage of different game stores, we will use this time to focus on how respondents assessed different Linux Gaming predictions we published back in February 2021, about what would happen by the end of the year.

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    Most respondents did not believe this was going to happen. Only one out of four thought this was somewhat likely or very likely for SteamOS, and only about 18% for the hardware part. Turns out that this small minority guessed right, as it’s now very clear that Valve will achieve both by the end of the year following the introduction of the Steam Deck and its companion SteamOS 3.0.

  • Imagine if you could customize the Steam Deck colours - try it out with this tool | GamingOnLinux

    With the upcoming Steam Deck from Valve only (currently) coming in one colour, it's fun to imagine what it would look like if you could customize the casing colours - so let's try it out.

    One of our readers Grady Vuckovic mentioned in our Discord Channel a little tool they made, which allows you to customize a few parts of a Steam Deck image and it actually works quite well. It's been fun to play around with possible colouring and I can't help but now actually want some official variants. Hopefully once the Steam Deck is out, perhaps we might see some fun skins to stick over it. It's a portable after-all, we want to show it off right?

  • Valve Steam Deck hands-on: the Nintendo Switch of PC gaming

    As one example, Valve says it’s planning to produce its own video to explain exactly what it means to open up the Steam Deck and access the internals, because that’s definitely a thing the company’s planning to let you do. (It has Philips-head screws.) We’d already heard you can swap the SSD, but reparability is very much on the company’s mind as well. Valve’s Greg Coomer says the company has a complete set of nuanced answers to your burning questions there.

  • Impressive free and open source RTS 0 A.D. Alpha 25 is out now | GamingOnLinux

    The twenty-fifth Alpha version of 0 A.D., a very impressive free and open source RTS is out now. Much earlier than usual since they managed to get over some development hurdles in the previous release. It remains is one of the most technically and visually impressive open source games around, and definitely one to take a look at if you love historical themed strategy games.

    With this release the code-name is Yaunã, an old Persian word for Ionians (Greeks).

0 A.D. Alpha 25 Released For This Open-Source RTS Game

  • 0 A.D. Alpha 25 Released For This Open-Source RTS Game

    0 A.D. as the long in development real-time strategy game developed by Wildfire Games is out with its twenty-fifth alpha release.

    0 A.D. has been in development as open-source for more than one decade now (and original development being two decades old) while now out is Alpha 25 as their first alpha update in a half-year.

0 A.D. Alpha 25 Released! Implement Single Player Campaigns

  • 0 A.D. Alpha 25 Released! Implement Single Player Campaigns [Ubuntu PPA]

    Real-time strategy video game 0 A.D. released version Alpha 25 a day ago. Code name is “Yaunã”.

    0 A.D. (pronounced “zero ey-dee”) is a free and open-source RTS game under development by Wildfire Games, that works on Windows, Linux, and MAC. It is a historically-based war/economy game that allows players to relive or rewrite the history of Western civilizations, focusing on the years between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D.

Historical Strategy Game 0 A.D. Alpha 25 Released

  • Historical Strategy Game 0 A.D. Alpha 25 Released

    0 A.D. Alpha 25 "Yaunā" has been released over the weekend with improvements to pathfinding, performance and GUI, an initial implementation of single player campaigns, and more.

    0 A.D. is a free and open source historical real time strategy (RTS) game that runs on Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD, and OpenBSD. It features the real-time strategy gameplay components of building a base, economic development, training an army, combat, and technology research. The game has both single and multiplayer functionality.

    The game was originally started as a total conversion mod concept for Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings. The developers then decided that making a mod was too limiting, so an in-house engine was created. For more about the game, check out this page.

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