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The State of Linux Gaming Post-Steam Deck

6 May 2022 3 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. In April 2021, I made a blog post on the state of Linux gaming. At that time, the Linux marketshare on Steam still hovered below 1%. While the compatibility layer, Proton, made Linux gaming more palatable than in years' pas...

The "Death" of Native Resolution: How AMD's FSR 2.0 and Intel's XeSS Will Drive PC Gaming Forward

26 Mar 2022 3 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. It has taken several months, but we are finally seeing GPU prices falling down. While video cards are still sold above MSRP, the prices are not as ludicrous as they once were. But for the value-minded folks, even if prices...

Valve's Steam Deck is the Real Deal and Has Room to Grow

8 Mar 2022 4 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. Intro: Valve's Steam Deck Launches to Good-ish Reviews It took a while, but Valve finally began shipping its PC handheld device, the Steam Deck, since February 25. When tech YouTuber channels like Linus Tech Tips, Gamers Ne...

Exciting Times for the Steam Deck and Linux Gaming Ahead

27 Jan 2022 3 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. On Wednesday, January 26, Valve has announced (thumbnail origin) that the first batch of the Steam Deck will finally ship on February 28. A few months ago, Valve delayed the launch of the handheld from its original December...

Linux Gaming Had A Pretty Good 2021

4 Jan 2022 2 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. All the way back in July 2021, Linux finally crossed 1% marketshare on Steam. It was a pretty big deal as it was a sort of validation for Valve and the open-source community's efforts on Proton/WINE. Since then, Linux would...

Why the Steam Deck's Delay is an Overall Benefit

18 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. About 10 days ago, I wrote about how Linux gaming continued to gain momentum and expressed my enthusiasm for the impending Steam Deck launch. Well... almost immediately after I published that article, Valve announced that t...

Linux Continues to Show Momentum with Just a Month Away from the Steam Deck

8 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. As Valve's Steam Deck gets closer to launching next month, that has not stopped Linux gaming from taking a few notable steps forward. Last month, Linux managed to stay over 1% marketshare on Steam for the 3rd consecutive mo...

Valve Has Been Hitting All the Right Notes with the Steam Deck, but It All Comes Down to Games

13 Oct 2021 3 minute read 1 comment LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. On October 6, Valve uploaded a video on its YouTube channel where it finally showed (some of) the Steam Deck's internals. And I have to say, I came away way more impressed than I expected out of a teardown video. The Tea...

Linux Improves and Maintains Over 1% Steam Marketshare for Third Consecutive Month

4 Oct 2021 2 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. Back in July when Linux hit the 1% milestone, I hypothesized that there was genuine momentum due to the lukewarm reception towards Windows 11 and Linux's greater versatility with FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR). A month l...

Linux Gaming Gains Easy Anti-Cheat Support, Clears a Major Hurdle (Emphasis on "a")

25 Sep 2021 5 minute read 1 comment LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. Introduction: Anti-Cheat Support Finally Arrives to Linux Over the last 3 years, Linux gaming has made a lot of progress thanks to Valve's Proton compatibility layer and the translation layers of DXVK and VKD3D. If you look...