LinuxGameCast Weekly

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, 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.