Weekly Linux gaming news, reviews, previews and whatever else we come up with.
By LinuxGameCast LLP
Linux Game Cast 535: Tricaine
November 20, 2022
The Steam Autumn Sale is almost here! Rapid GPU-based asset loading with RTX IO, Direct3D 8 for DXVK, Stunt Rally 2.7 rocks, classic Microsoft Flight Simulators on Linux, and Candice DeBébé's Tantalis
Linux Game Cast 534: Way More Grinding
November 14, 2022
Steam Deck docks with active cooling! RGB puzzle puppers, Microsoft updates Xbox Cloud Gaming for Linux, boosty Nvidia beta drivers, and DXVK 2.0 eliminates shader compile stutter.
Linux Game Cast 533: No Frank November
November 06, 2022
Emulating Proton Experimental on Arm64, AMD announces Radeon RX 7900 GPUs, Intel ARC firmware drama, speeding up Steam Big Picture (beta), and hipster-pixel roguelike survival mining done right.
Linux Game Cast 532: Pedro and Two Crows
October 31, 2022
Steam Deck Big Picture comes to the desktop! Linux drivers for the DualSense Edge, Deus Ex: Human Revolution gets decompiled, ODROID-H3+ is an emulation monster, and attempting to install the Intel AR
Linux Game Cast 531: Entirety of Shrek
October 23, 2022
Steam in a Snap, Vampire Survivors hits 1.0, Intel releases Linux drivers for ARC, punching DOOM, and Vulkan extensions in Venus.
Linux Game Cast 530: David Bowie’s Package
October 16, 2022
UNCHARTED gets Steam Deck verified! Return to Monkey Island (beta) for Linux, NVIDIA unlaunches the 12GB 4080, RGB powered "gaming" Chromebooks, and UNIGINE taps that Vulkan button.
Linux Game Cast 529: Hickory Deckory Dock
October 09, 2022
No more reservations for Steam Decks, Deck Docks are out, open-source Vulkan drivers for NVIDIA, boomer-shooter Apotheosis X hits 1.0, and why Rust will not support EAC on Linux.
Linux Game Cast 528: Happy Slaps
October 03, 2022
Intel announces Arc Alchemist pricing, Google pulls the plug on Stadia, DBrand Killswitch could harm Steam Decks, hot AMD CPUs, and 0 A.D. Alpha 26 is ready for testing.
Linux Game Cast 527: Big Data Mateus
September 25, 2022
Proton Experimental enables nvapi for a gang of new games, GPD announces their Steam Deck competitor, Steam introduces real-time charts, NVIDIA 40 series priced for miners, and navigating the Epic Sto
Linux Game Cast 526: Public Submarines
September 19, 2022
EVGA nopes their GPU division, Steam improves their Vulkan capture, CS:GO gets a performance bump, and fully functional DualSense haptics on Linux.
Linux Game Cast 525: Vampire Hunter F
September 11, 2022
Valve opens Steam Deck service centers, 2K breaks Bioshock on Linux, Bethesda deploys official servers for Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, AMD announces FSR 2.1, and the Intel Arc deathwatch continues.
Linux Game Cast 524: Fisto Roboto
September 04, 2022
SteamOS Holo sees a big jump in the latest Hardware Survey, AMD launches Ryzen 7000, Intel ARC speculation that makes sense, Half-Life 3 artwork surfaces, and a game for people who enjoy moving.
Linux Game Cast 523: Wiggle Wolf
August 28, 2022
Wii U emulator Cemu goes open-source! A new Linux handheld based on the ODROID-N2+, Valve has an abundance of Steam Decks, Denuvo wants to crack down on Switch emulation, and a new Steam Mobile App th
Linux Game Cast 522: Narch The ARCH!
August 21, 2022
Running the Nintendo Switch’s Horizon OS on Linux, W4 plans to monetize Godot, Half-Life smashes its concurrent players record, and is Win32 the only stable ABI?
Linux Game Cast 521: Diet Milk With Lime
August 14, 2022
Axiom Verge 2 exits Epic Early Access! Steam gets crazy with Joy-Cons, simplifying id Software store listings, and NVIDIA releases a bunch of files that end in h. Then Blacken Slash faces, the ChairAQ
Linux Game Cast 520: Thorbin’ Time
August 08, 2022
Proton Experimental adds initial support for HALO Infinite! Logitech announces a cloud-based gaming handheld, OBS Studio 28.0 is ready for testing, and Dennis Payne tells us about open-source game dev
Linux Game Cast 519: 3 Headaches 1 Show
July 31, 2022
All Steam Deck reservations ship by the end of this year! Cancelled open world space sim Limit Theory goes open-source, testing We Don't Go To Ravenholm on Linux, and Intel Arc Desktop GPUs are absolu
Linux Game Cast 518: Another Ornery German
July 24, 2022
Epic releases Linux binaries for Unreal Engine 5, overclocking the Intel Arc A380, Valve warns customers about overheating Steam Decks, and Heroic Games Launcher adds support for GOG Cloud Saves. Spec
Linux Game Cast 517: The John McClane Of Squirrels
July 17, 2022
Intel shows off Arc A750 graphics performance, Valve wants to put SteamOS on the GPD Win Max 2, Crowsworn releases a new trailer, updated driver requirements for Proton, and delisting games for fun an
Linux Game Cast 516: Rabies Soup
July 10, 2022
Microsoft nerfs Xbox Cloud Gaming on Linux, Anbernic launches a budget Deck competitor, QR code powered Steam logins, AV1 hardware encoding on the Arc A380, and FEX-Emu learns how to Proton.
Linux Game Cast 515: Problems In Unityland
July 04, 2022
M.2 mods could shorten the life of your Steam Deck, Crypt of the NecroDancer gets its first update in 5 years, Unity lays off 4% of their workforce, Xonotic 0.8.5 brings the pretty, and we celebrate 2
Linux Game Cast 514: McSkyrims
June 26, 2022
The Steam Summer Sale begins! Intel Arc A380 gaming performance disappoints, FidelityFX Super Resolution 2 is opened-sourced, adding a Portal gun to Half-Life 2, and Minecraft bans players from privat
Linux Game Cast 513: Dongles for Days
June 20, 2022
Neverwinter Nights turns 20! Heroic Games Launcher unifies your game library, BeamNG.drive adds experimental Linux support, running Minecraft in the cloud, and TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge faces... the CH
Linux Game Cast 512: Steamy Double Decker
June 12, 2022
Vulkan powered Shredder's Revenge comes to Linux next week! Pokemon invades the terminal, adding a second screen to your Steam Deck, and the best controller with two spinny wheels that you will see th
Linux Game Cast 511: Captain Tracy Morgan Freeman
June 05, 2022
Steam Docks get delayed, Proton powered MechWarrior Online, Deck-sized BioShock Remastered, NVIDIA learns to Gamescope, and Mario comes to Garry's Mod.
Linux Game Cast 510: Let Your Morbs Out
May 29, 2022
Steam Deck and Index parts/repair guides are now available! Psychonauts 2 comes to Linux, an easy way to check Proton anti-cheat compatibility, and Open Morrowind enables post-processing.
Linux Game Cast 509: The QuadTim
May 22, 2022
Psychonauts 2 comes to Linux next week! Steam releases a patch for whiny Steam Decks, NVIDIA Image Scaling lands in Gamescope, and GoGodotJam 3 is underway!
Linux Game Cast 508: Conversational Train of Horse
May 16, 2022
NVIDIA releases open-source GPU modules for Linux! Per-game performance profiles for SteamDeck, Duke Nukem Forever 2001 build leaks, RIP LHR, and the Heroic Games Launcher gets 50 shades of pretty.
Linux Game Cast 507: Pengy Nuggies
May 08, 2022
Linux usage spikes in the latest Steam hardware survey, Microsoft 3D Movie Maker goes open-source, RDNA3 GPUs have AV1 encoding powers, Persona 4 Golden gets Steam Deck verified, and Epic puts Fortnit
Linux Game Cast 506: Betterer, Fasterer, Strongerer
May 01, 2022
Steam Decks get a lockscreen! Heroic Games Launcher integrates Winetricks, Collabora brings sanity to Bluetooth on Linux, Ultra Deluxe Stanley Parable, and Ubuntu puts Steam in a Snap.
Linux Game Cast 505: DeckDock
April 24, 2022
Steam Deck Docks get upgraded USB holes, Playdate consoles begin shipping, Overgrowth goes open-source, updating DualSense firmware from Linux, and a big blue fox invades Half-Life 2.
Linux Game Cast 504: Big Deck In Japan
April 17, 2022
Back 4 Blood brings zombie mayhem to Linux! Dead Cells adds accessibility options in their latest alpha, tracing rays on the Steam Deck, and the Radeon RX 7000 counts to 7.
Linux Game Cast 503: Fearing the Reaper
April 10, 2022
Valve reflects on one month of Deck, nvtop adds AMDGPU support, Intel changes ARC ship dates, and a Pi Pico powered DIY racing wheel.
Linux Game Cast 502: Our Backend is Fine
April 03, 2022
Installing SteamOS on your Playstation 4! Hypercharged Unboxed comes to Linux, Fall Guys flirts with EAC support, Lutris adds support for the Steam Deck, new Intel ARC details, and the state of handhe
Linux Game Cast 501: PotatOS
March 27, 2022
Steam on Chromebooks is now a thing! NVIDIA is working on Gamescope, Steam Decks get opt-in feedback, and RIP RetroArch Playtest.
Linux Game Cast 500: Episode D
March 20, 2022
Microsoft brings Xbox Cloud Gaming to the Steam Deck!? Vermintide 2 experiments with EAC on Linux, AMD announces FSR 2.0, DOOM on the Raspberry Pi Pico, and the developer of Lutris shares his thoughts
Linux Game Cast 499: A Familiar Blur
March 13, 2022
Google threatens to update Stadia, universal DXVK Cache files, Elden Ring is better on the Steam Deck, and Windows drivers for your Linux console. Special thanks to: Stein (new patreon) Tomasz (execut
Linux Game Cast 498: Exsquarimental
March 06, 2022
Valve releases Steam Deck recovery images! Destiny 2 threatens to ban Linux gamers, Vkd3d-proton gives Elden Ring a speed boost, hackers leak NVIDIA source code.
Linux Game Cast 497: Decks Out For Harambe
February 27, 2022
GOG suggests installing Windows on your Steam Deck, Deck compatibility guides, and salty Deck reviews. Then we talk about a new game from Valve, adding scripts & macros to gamepads, N64 emulation in t
Linux Game Cast 496: Dunk’n’Lube
February 20, 2022
Steam Deck replacement parts will be available from iFixit! Intel desktop GPUs scheduled for spring, Arthropods invade multiplayer voxel RPG Veloren, and recording multitrack audio with OSB on Linux.
Linux Game Cast 495: Metal Hoisting Lizard
February 13, 2022
Valve open-sources Steam Deck CAD files! ChimeraOS gets a sweet compatibility rating system, EA experiments with Easy Anti-Cheat on Linux, and building an open Gamedev school.
Linux Game Cast 494: Super Fux Kart
February 06, 2022
Game developers share their thoughts on the Steam Deck, CodeWeavers is looking for a Linux QA gaming human, a new compatibility layer for the Glide API, and adding FSR support to SteamOS.
Linux Game Cast 493: Also Your Mom
January 30, 2022
Valve announces Steam Deck shipping dates! WINE 7.1 gets Vulkan 1.3 goodness, Nvidia 3050 reviews, rendering hipster-polygons with Tetra3d, and the head of YouTube gaming calls it quits.
Linux Game Cast 492: Wesnoth, Which Is Weird
January 24, 2022
Wii emulator CEMU is headed to Linux! Valve makes Easy Anti-Cheat easier for Windows developers, Porting Jak and Daxter to PC, a new GOG competitor, and Steam Deck compatibility reviews begin.
Linux Game Cast 491: Floppy Things
January 16, 2022
Humble removes DRM-free Linux downloads from the Trove, Steam Deck shipping updates, running God of War on Linux, and €300 Radeon RX 6500XT's because reasons.
Linux Game Cast 490: Year of the Linux Deck-Top
January 09, 2022
Canonical is hiring a Linux Desktop Gaming Product Manager! Enabling EAC on Linux takes more than a few clicks, Intel talks about ARC at CES, and reducing your shooty pew pew times with LatencyFleX.
Linux Game Cast 489: Hamsandwich Dot Com
January 03, 2022
The top Steam games of 2021! OBS gets super Flatpak powers, Intel ARC release dates leaked, SuperTux enters early access, and will AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution be a big deal for Steam Decks?
Linux Game Cast 488: One Legged Duck
December 26, 2021
Steam gets banhammered in China! PotonDB has a festive holiday update, wine on Wayland year-end updates, and Linux has become a viable gaming platform.
Linux Game Cast 487: Silent Girth
December 19, 2021
Valve shrinks the Steam Deck, Amazon wants a Linux gamer, CS:GO gets a Vulkan button, and Open Razer makes 10 new devices blink.
Linux Game Cast 486: Surly Access
December 12, 2021
Valve reveals an exclusive case for the Steam Deck, 12GB Nvidia 2060 benchmarks, resurrecting LEGO® Universe with open-source, and a working DayZ launcher for Linux.