Weekly Linux gaming news, reviews, previews and whatever else we come up with.
By LinuxGameCast LLP
Linux Game Cast 553: Uncle Slappy’s Nicotine Shack
March 27, 2023
The Counter-Strike 2 limited test is underway! GE-Proton adds support for Diablo on Linux, Windows updates for Steam Decks, Raja Koduri leaves Intel, and smashing the Vulkan button on Asahi Linux.
Steamy Ubuntu Snaps & native Half-Life 2 on a Raspberry Pi 4
March 20, 2023
Ubuntu is testing Steamy Snaps, Neverwinter Nights grows an ARM, GODOT invades Epic, Half-Life 2 on a Raspberry Pi, and why you should stick with Windows for gaming.
Linux Game Cast 551: Double Deckin’ It
March 13, 2023
Automatic snapshots for the Steam Deck! Fly Dangerous tracks heads, GZDoom powered Apocalyptic Vibes, celebrating ten years of Robocraft and Google torches what's left of Stadia.
Linux Game Cast 550: Thighceroy
March 06, 2023
Aphex Legends bans Proton users! DOOM traces rays on Deck, GODOT 4.0 is ready for public consumption, and Thorium Nova is the best next-gen bridge simulator you've never heard of.
Linux Game Cast 549: Maybe Bytes
February 27, 2023
DOTA 2 banhammers 40K accounts! Overclocking AMD GPUs on Linux with LACT, 3D printed gamepads, and poking Steam LAN transfer for fun.
Linux Game Cast 548: Seven Deadly Santas
February 20, 2023
Celebrating 10 years of Steam on Linux! Natural Selection 2 developers call it quits, AMD open-sources FSR 2.2, Ludum Dare staff picks, and Team Fortress 2 gets a holiday-sized update in 2023. All thi
Linux Game Cast 547: Sony Yeeta
February 13, 2023
GODOT goes mobile! Framework enters the Steam Deck business, Next Fest is bringing back game demos, and TheForceEngine gets a Linux button.
Linux Game Cast 546: Proton Powered Screwbisoft
February 06, 2023
Valve wants you to buy more DLC! AMD is undershipping chips, PikaOS fuses Nobara with Ubuntu, Proton 7.0-6 fixes the Ubisoft launcher, and Hi-Fi Rush gets Steam Deck verified.
Linux Game Cast 545: Furry Cyber Truckers
January 29, 2023
Finding out what's it like working at Valve, Freedroid comes to Steam, WINE 8.0 completes the PE conversion, Intel is working on a mystery Arc, open-source LOL, and Google unlocks the Stadia controlle
Linux Game Cast 544: Stick Your D*ck in Windows
January 22, 2023
Ubisoft enables Steam Deck support for the Division 2! 3DFX support is noped from the kernel, indie Smash Bros with Farlanders, an asset store for GODOT, and game packing made easy with GameImage.
Linux Game Cast 543: TidePod Cast
January 16, 2023
GOG disconnects from Steam! Team Fortress 2 leaks all over the place, Google enables Bluetooth on Stadia controllers, GitHub removes Mortal Kombat II source code, and hipster-pixel platforming in Lisp
Linux Game Cast 542: Post-Apocalyptic Day Care
January 09, 2023
Valve is working on HDR support for Proton! Fallout 2 goes 3D, Alienware tries to one-up the Steam Controller, and FreeCol hits 1.0!
Linux Game Cast 541: Blanket Goblin
January 01, 2023
The best Steam games of 2022! Mortal Kombat 2 source leaks, GPU sales hit 20-year low, Steam Deck exclusives, and crashing into planets at 30 FPS. All this, plus your hate mail!
Linux Game Cast 540: It’s Full of Toasters!
December 27, 2022
Intel breaks up the graphics group, Atari halts VCS production, GE-Proton gets hairy, Steam Deck OS 3.4 tears things up, and Pedro plays with an Alpakka.
Linux Game Cast 539: Pretty Princess Horsey
December 18, 2022
Valve answers questions about the future of Steam Deck, VKD3D gets a Vulkan performance bump, NVIDIA 4050 Ti rumours, home-brew cloud-gaming with qwantify, and Epic pulls the plug on Unreal Tournament
Linux Game Cast 538: Gigs and Shittles
December 11, 2022
Installing Linux on on the Playstation Classic, test driving a N64 Rocket League demake, RTX portals with Proton, and a new 2.5D fighting game with rollback netcode.
Linux Game Cast 537: It’s Got a Fk’n Scroll Wheel!
December 04, 2022
Get a Steam Deck per minute during The Game Awards! MESA adds support for RDNA 3, a 3D printable controller with a scroll wheel, openRGB vs Riots rootkit, and TF2 announces VScript.
Linux Game Cast 536: Steam Wrectangle
November 28, 2022
Steam Autumn Sale picks, Dead by Daylight experiments with Easy Anti-Cheat on Linux, the GPU market takes a nosedive, open-source tabletop simulation, and Sega CD in a browser.
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 DeBb'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.