Editorial - Scirra’s Construct 2 game maker to get Linux exporter

Construct 2 is an easy to use game creation tool on Windows that allows exporting to many different architectures like Windows, HTML5, Android, iOS etc. 

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Co-hosts needed for the GOL podcast!

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Hello to all GOL gamers!

So let me quickly introduce myself, my name is Matthew Cross. I have been a long time Linux user, since the Mandrake days, but I have been a PC gamer for even longer. So anyways, onto the point of this post. With all the new games, and gaming happening in the world of *nix, and GOL being the place for Linux gaming news. It seems only appropriate that GoL has all the content to go with a major gaming news website.

The Boss and others, do a great job currently provides us with news, livestreams, and much more content. So I wanted to give back for their awesome work, by offering to do the GOL podcast!

So what I am currently looking for as far as format, and what is needed? The biggest thing right now that is needed are co-hosts for the show. I am currently look for 2 co-hosts to join me on the show. How often will we have show? The show will be recorded once a week with a show length running between 1 to 1.5 hours. Also, any co-host must be comfortable being on mic and/or camera. The finer details of the show format will be worked out be the co-hosts and myself. We will of course, be taking feedback and suggestions from the community for ideas and show topics

To give a quick synopsis of the show discuss news of the week, have developer interviews, and topics of discussion for the week as it relates to Linux gaming. So comment below if you are interested in co-hosting the show, and we will set up a time to talk. Game on! via Latest Articles

Tomb Raider 2013 Heading to Linux and SteamOS?

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Are you a fan of gaming on SteamOS or Linux? Although admittedly the two operating systems aren’t mutually exclusive anyway. Well, it looks like the 2013 release of Tomb Raider may be heading to the platform in the not too distant future, as the game was recently discovered in the SteamDB. We’ve heard of a lot of games being leaked via SteamDB, so there’s certainly some credibility to the rumour.

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Open Game Benchmarks, a brand new benchmarking website for Linux games

I have been hoping to see something like this. Open Game Benchmarks is a brand new website dedicated to showing off benchmarks from Linux games.

Previously we’ve only really had Phoronix (and people know how I feel about the quality on Phoronix in recent times), so it’s good to see some healthy competition in the Linux benchmarking area. While we do benchmarks, it’s generally only on big new titles as we focus more on the Sales Page, the Calendar and general day to day Linux gaming news.

I was actually going to be adding something exactly like Open Game Benchmarks to GOL, but now I don’t see a need which is great. I am going to try and team up with them to feature benchmarks here on GOL too.

It currently only supports games from Steam for Linux, as they claim that gives them a big enough selection and all high profile Linux games will be on it. It’s hard to argue with that really, but I still hope they open up a bit in future if it’s not too much trouble.

They also plan to open source it once they have cleaned it up enough, so that’s even better news. I would hate for it to die off, and if it ever does we could always host it.

It has a nice simple layout, everything looks clean and to the point, it even has simple and nice looking graphs on each game. via Latest Articles