The year 2012 is over now and it's time to take a look back on it, and summarize the main events and games of the year.
Recently Ryan C. Gordon gave an interesting interview to the gaming blog cheerfulghost.com. In this interview he addressed the newsworthy topics such as the latest developments in the Linux gaming world, Steam for Linux and Ryan's experience designing a universal binary format for Linux FatELF. For those who does not know him: Ryan 'Icculus' Gordon is one of the most famous game porters for Linux who has ported, among other things, countless games from the Humble Indie Bundle series, Prey, Unreal Tournament, and many many more to Linux.
One of the best game engines Unity has been presented yesterday as a preview version. Now the new version of Unity supports Linux apart of Windows, Mac OS X, Android, Wii and other platforms. Furthermore, a new animation system, support for DirectX 11 and Adobe Flash have been added to the game engine.
It's time again - a new version of Ubuntu with the Long Term Support for the next 5 years has been released. What offers the new version for the Linux gamers?
First and foremost, an easy to use and simply beautiful desktop - Unity, which does not only feel much smoother and more attractive in comparison to its predecessor, but also brings better configuration possibilities. For example, the size and behavior of the toolbar Dash could be easily adjusted now. In addition, among other things, Unity has better Multi-Monitor support.