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Steam rumors are flying again, but Desura beat them to open source
The Desura game client is not only available for open-source-loving players, but also now for developers. They've released the client on Github as Desurium under GPL v3. Desura is similar to the Steam gaming platform in that they both are a way for gamers to buy
7 comments Posted 25 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open*Life: 2011 in review
A second great year on opensource.com has proven even more that openness can improve just about anything. No matter what you're interested in, we've had a story for you. A few examples:
0 comments Posted 2 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Credit cards good here
GOG.com wins points for openness by being a distributor of DRM-free games, but now they're going even further by choosing to protect their customers' data over the convenience of a faster checkout. After the wide security breach of the Playstation Network, GOG surveyed its users about the issue--"... Read more
2 comments Posted 6 Dec 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
How we almost lost Doom 3 and id for good
For fans of both gaming and open source software, few major video game companies have been revered as id software, one of the only major game studios that has not only perpetually released game clients for Linux, but has also released the source code for many of their proprietary game engines.... Read more
7 comments Posted 30 Nov 2011 by Travis Kepley (Red Hat) Feed
On April 12 the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle of games went up for sale--for whatever price you want, and it's all DRM-free. On top of that, you can select how much of your payment goes to the developers and how much goes to charity. Wolfire Games started organizing the Humble Indie Bundle series,... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Apr 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Note: This is an old April Fool's post. But for real news, see this story from April 2012--Steam on Linux is expected by the end of the year. I'm sorry. That post title was a cheap way to get you to read this, wasn't it? But since it's April Fool's Day, it seemed like the best time to talk about... Read more
11 comments Posted 1 Apr 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
I've been involved with a fair share of open source activities, game-related and otherwise, and by and large I have thoroughly enjoyed the ride. It all started with an overly ambitious open source game. It never went anywhere, yet I treasure the time I spent working on it. This project sent me head... Read more
12 comments Posted 8 Feb 2011 by Erlend Sogge Heggen Feed
How many times have you heard of an ex-employee saying “It just wasn’t fun anymore?” That’s a refrain all leaders ignore at their peril. There is a rich body of research and philosophy that argues that the psychological experience of play is a fundamental ingredient in engagement and... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Jan 2011 by Leighton Read (Red Hat) Feed
What a great year on the Open*Life channel here at opensource.com. We had more than 150 posts covering how open source touches our lives. This is our year in review--a time to reflect on what happened over the last year and a chance to look forward to next year. I'd first like to thank all the... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Dec 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
I learned two things today. OK, let's hope that in a full day of Ohio LinuxFest, I learned more than two things. But these are the two relevant to this post: 1. People are still having LAN parties, even the Internet-disconnected kind. 2. They're doing it on Linux.
9 comments Posted 11 Sep 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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