Them’s Fightin’ Herds Version 3.0 Coming Soon

Them's Fightin' Herds Version 3.0 Coming Soon
Seems like it’s been a long time since we got an update from the 2D fighting game Them’s Fightin’ Herds. Well, not to worry, we’ve finally been updated on what’s going on with the game. Last year, the game got ported to Linux. Some time later the Mac version went up as well. Now the game will be heading to consoles later this Fall. While it may not seem like a big deal for us Linux gamers, the good news is all versions will have cross-platform multiplayer, meaning on PC you can play against someone on Switch, for example.
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Project Heartbeat 0.15 Adds a Skin Editor, A New Song, and Quality-of-Life Improvements

Project Heartbeat 0.15 Adds a Skin Editor, A New Song, and Quality-of-Life Improvements
Project Heartbeat gets an update today. Here’s a quick list of what’s new: new song: Reprisal skin editor visualizer rework and new main menu visualizer new UI elements rework of the Controls editor sorting system a cross is displayed when a note is missed plenty of bug fixes Check out the patch notes on Steam. Cover image credit: Project Heartbeat developer
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Psychonauts 2 - Linux Version Now Live

Psychonauts 2 - Linux Version Now Live
True to Double Fine Productions’ word, Psychonauts 2 is now available natively on Linux. The Mac port coincides with this update, along with two new text languages. The stability for the Strike City checkpoint at the end of the level has also been fixed. They left a few notes regarding both the Linux and Mac versions. Here’s the rundown for the Linux version: save file location is in ~/.config/Epic/Psychonauts2/ game may crash on launch or when changing the Display settings.
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ChimeraOS 33 Out Now, Adds Deck UI Bug Fixes

ChimeraOS 33 Out Now, Adds Deck UI Bug Fixes
ChimeraOS version 33 has landed hot off the press today. The following software packages have been upgraded: kernel 5.17.9 Mesa 22.0.4 Nvidia 515.43.04 (keep in mind this driver is in beta) Chimera 0.14.6 (the web app that allows you to remotely install software to ChimeraOS) steamos-compositor-plus 1.9.4 RetroArch 1.10.3 This release also brings plenty of bug fixes, particularly when using the Steam Deck UI: fixed the session being reverted to Big Picture Mode after a recent Steam update fixed non-Steam games failing to launch fixed performance overlay fixed frame limiter fixed night mode fixed brightness controls fixed ChimeraOS release version not displaying fixed some minor graphical glitches Keep in mind the Deck UI doesn’t work on NVIDIA.
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Steam Racing Sale Now Live, Get Some Decent Games for Cheap

Steam Racing Sale Now Live, Get Some Decent Games for Cheap
The Steam Racing Fest kicks off this week and lasts till May 30 at 10 AM PST. A great number of racing titles are available at a discount. Native games include: DRAG - 75% off DiRT 4 - 70% off DiRT Rally - 70% off PocketCars - 40% off Road Redemption - 60% off Super Indie Karts - 64% off Steel Rats - 90% off Descenders - 60% off If you don’t mind using Valve’s Proton compatibility layer, there’s the following:
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Steam Deck Replacement Parts Are Available (Again)

Steam Deck Replacement Parts Are Available (Again)
Following the news that iFixit somehow “accidentally” leaked the Steam Deck parts page, the page quickly got shut down. Orders that were made while the page was live were still honored though. Just a few days later, though, and the page is now back up. Unsurprisingly, some of the components are either unavailable (such as the battery and the screen) or have limited quantities. Once the parts do become available, though, you could technically build your own Steam Deck, although it’s going to be a lot more pricey than buying it through Steam.
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PCSX2 (PS2 Emulator) Gets New UI + Support for DS4/DualSense Controllers

PCSX2 (PS2 Emulator) Gets New UI + Support for DS4/DualSense Controllers
The PlayStation 2 emulator PCSX2 gets a much-needed UI overhaul. The wxWidgets library that the developers were using before has now been replaced with Qt. Now it looks much cleaner. If you’ve used the Dolphin emulator, you’ll notice the interface looks quite familiar: Image credit: @Dreamboum The controller setting interface has also been updated with this new UI library. Settings can now be set on a per-game basis, there’s an auto-updater, and there’s “native” support for the DualShock 4 and DualSense gamepads.
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2 Games Get Linux Support, Another 2 Games Get Steam Deck Support

2 Games Get Linux Support, Another 2 Games Get Steam Deck Support
Looks like we’re starting off a pretty strong week. Two titles have either received a Linux version or will be in the near future, and two titles have received Steam Deck support. Psychonauts 2 should be releasing on Linux later this week too if everything goes according to plan. Swordbreaker: Origins now has a native Linux version, and along with the update came a few fixes. Casebook 1899 is an upcoming point-and-click mystery adventure; the demo will come on May 31 with native Linux support.
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Kernel 5.18 Is Out, Here’s What’s New

Kernel 5.18 Is Out, Here's What's New
Well, actually there isn’t anything too interesting going on with this release. Kernel 5.19 is going to be the more exciting kernel to look forward to. At any rate, there’s still some goodies with kernel 5.18, particularly for Intel and AMD CPUs. Here’s some of the highlights: Alder Lake N support better RISC-V support NVIDIA Tegra video decode driver AMD sound driver support for some of its upcoming products Tesla full self-driving SoC support improved Hyper-V support trailing dot file path support on exFAT partitions initial Apple NVMe driver support Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W support Intel Software Defined Silicon driver support support for the Razer BlackWidow keyboard freesync enabled by default support for more wireless LAN cards This is just a small list though, check out the article on Phoronix for more details.
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News Round-Up for May 14-20 (Leaked Steam Deck Parts Store, Psychonauts 2 Releasing on Linux Soon, HP Laptop with Pop!_OS)

News Round-Up for May 14-20 (Leaked Steam Deck Parts Store, Psychonauts 2 Releasing on Linux Soon, HP Laptop with Pop!_OS)
Steam Deck new client update adds quality-of-life improvements to the stable channel, beta channel gets better fan control and higher audio volume see if you can withstand watching this Deck durability test without cringing over 3,000 verified/playable titles! GOL has a guide on how to take better quality screenshots iFixit accidentally leaked a parts store page. Real launch is coming “soon” Native Linux Games 19 new titles with Linux clients released this week Psychonauts 2 releases on Linux sometime next week Software Updates Proton Experimental fixes FFXIV launcher GameScope gets NVIDIA Image Scaling support Ship of Harkinian (Zelda: Ocarina of Time) now runs on Linux, natively Heroic Games Launcher v2.
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