Open gaming roundup for December 12-18, 2015

Steam controllers, Street Fighter V coming to Linux, and more open gaming news

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Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at the latest Steam controller update, a Company of Heroes Linux update, and more.

Open gaming roundup for December 12-18, 2015

Steam controller update

Not being able to carry your configurations across was an issue for several Steam gaming enthusiasts, but not any more. The latest update of Steam controller lets you take your custom configurations with you. You can also customize the on/off sounds and brightness of the Steam button. It also lets you share non-Steam-game configs. Read more here.

Company of Heroes updated for Linux

A long overdue Linux update came to Company of Heroes this week. The update is welcome news for the community. You can find the game here.

Pick of the week: FlightGear

FlightGear is an open source flight simulator. It runs on all the major platforms, i.e. Linux, Mac, and Windows. The primary goal of the FlightGear project is to create a sophisticated and open flight simulator framework for use in research or academic environments, pilot training, and engineering, but gaming enthusiasts can certainly take it for a spin for fun. You can download FlightGear here.

New games out for Linux

War Thunder Royal Armour update

War Thunder introduces British tanks and a host of new vehicles in its latest Royal Armour update. Here's what Linux game news says:

Thirty British tanks including variants of Valentine’s, Matildas, Cromwells and Churchills will be introduced over the coming weeks with five regular and four premium tanks starting for the Brits. Over the next few weeks the British ranks will steadily grow and encompass self-propelled guns and the very first armoured cars in War Thunder in the form of the T172E2 and Mk.II AA.

Street Fighter V is coming to Linux and SteamOS in 2016

Street Fighter V is a fighting action game powered by Unreal Engine 4. Here's what Capcom blog announced a while back:

I’m excited to announce that Street Fighter V will be officially supporting Steam OS! We are working closely with Valve on this endeavor, and will have more details to announce in the near future, so stay tuned for updates. Street Fighter V will also support the Steam controller, and you’ll be able to try that out right away during the upcoming beta test that takes place from December 18~20.

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