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[News] OSX (BSD) May Get Gaming Boost, Linux Could Benefit Too

Apple rumored to be eyeing video game market

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| A recent series of checks by Prudential analyst Jesse Tortora indicate
| that Apple Computer has hired video game designers and may have
| aspirations of entering the video game market in long-term.
| [...]
| In his note to clients, Tortora said Apple has recently hired game
| developers at both the software and hardware levels. 


Whether Linux ports would be a trivial task task is something that remains to
be seen. Either way, a it's a move toward cross-platform gaming. The PS3
already breaks a few barriers.

Very recent:

EVE Fanfest: A Wealth of Announcements

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| "Fannar also revealed that the company is actively developing
| Linux support for EVE Online. He also strongly hinted - to the
| point where he basically confirmed - that an Apple client was
| also in the works."


Also this:

Q-Gears - Version 0.09 Just Released

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| Q-gears is an attempt to make a clone of Squaresoft's Final Fantasy
| 7 game engine. It is designed to be cross-platform and run on
| modern operating systems such as Win32 and Linux. In the future
| this is to serve as a framework for compatibility with other
| Square games. Many games after this were created with the
| same code base and design philosophy.


Why We Need an Open Source Second Life

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| Linden Lab, the company behind Second Life, is very open-source friendly.
| Its computing infrastructure is based on thousands of servers running
| GNU/Linux, Apache, Squid and MySQL.


Free Ryzom!

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| Help us make Ryzom a Free MMORPG! Donate now to help us purchase the
| source code, artwork and intellectual property associated with Ryzom, so
| we can breathe new life into it as an open, democratically run
| player project.


Ankh for Linux?

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| As Thomas Steiding announced at linuxforen.de, Runesoft is
| considering to port Ankh to Linux. Ankh is an adventure game
| awarded with the "German game of the year 2005" award. As a
| prerequisite 200 preorders for the linux version are needed.
| In case the game is ported, the German and English version is
| considered to be available on CD (or DVD).


GP2X Adds Linux Flavor to Game Console Mix

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| The GP2X file archive has hundreds of free games, while sites
| such as ROMNation offer thousands more.


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