News translated from holarse:
It is really going to happen. Valve started the beta phase of the steam linux client. From 60000 applications they chose a number of users and gave them access to the steam-client running on Ubuntu 12.04. They plan to add other distributions and to add more users to the beta-phase.
The first game running on the linux-beta is Team Fortress 2.
Valve will announce further news on this link.
I hope that this will be the beginning of the breakthrough of linuX as gaming platform. We all knew that linuX is totally suited for online gaming – now the masses will hopefully realize this as well.
as you may know linuX-gamers.net started as a gaming community page and developed into one of the main news resources about linuX games and gaming on a linuX operating system.
As playing under linuX has become sort of “mainstream” and the flow of real news on linuX-gamers.net is not really present I plan to revert this page back to a Multi-Gaming page and I would like to get your input.
My idea was to make the project as open as possible so when you already have a group of people that play under linuX you could just join linuX-gamers.net and unite with other groups under one hood.
A longterm goal is to organize linuX-LAN-Parties again and to be present on the important exhibitions.
Feel free to comment and discuss.
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It is time to gear up a little – therefore the guys from the Salvage2 Team have something special for you today: For those that can’t use PayPal or pay by Credit-Card you now have another chance to get a prime account. The only thing you have to do is – to play!
Everyone that reaches Level 25 will automatically converted into a Prime-Account with all the benefits like
- Unlimited hellbourne,
- two extra inventory slots
- ability to view stats (in and out of game)
- access to Savage2Replays.com which contains information about every match ever played of Savage 2 including a replay.
When you do buy a Prime-Account for only 9,99 $ you now get two random 60 days runes on top of the above mentioned benefits right from the start and immediately.
So – play on ladies and gentlemen and enjoy the benefits of a Prime Account !
Benjamin Peter reports:
“Debian is calling for your help to bring a more user and game friendly image to debian and ubuntu by organizing a games screenshot party.
What is this?” You are asking?
Well, see the announcement on debian-devel-games:
“The main theme of the party will be Screenshots; making sure that all game packages which should reasonably have a screenshot, has one.
Of course, this is only a theme, and if you want to work on any other
aspect of the games packages, feel free to do so, and join the party!” ”
Seems to be a perfect spot for a linuX-gamer to help
Thanks Ben for this hint.
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After S2Games gave a group of volunteers permission to maintain and update “Savage 2 – A Tortured Soul” on their own – that team now released their second and third hotfix.
Here is what you can find in versions 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52:
- Two new maps (MirChul by Dark_Strider and Akamrostu by Envor)
- Long overdue bugfixes (Sentry bats of the beast horde can now reveal electric eyes)
- New Tutorial System to ease the learning curve for beginners
- Eyecandy (spawn effects for hellbourne units, persitant items now summon a colored groundsprite effect for as long as their effects last)
- and NUMEROUS bugfixes.
You can find the complete changelog here.
As a second important step Savage 2 is now also being hosted at Desura.
Desura is a community driven digital distribution service for gamers – like you might know from Steam – but Desura already supports linuX and there are rumors that MAC might be included soon.
All this results in a slowly but steady increasing playerbase which will hopefully will help Savage 2 to get recognized by the masses.
Here is a short video what you can expect from Savage 2:
What is Savage2 all about? – Mod DB