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New Linux Distribution Built for Gamers



With a Gnome desktop that offers different layouts and a custom kernel, PikaOS is a great option for gamers of all types.

PikaOS wants to be your new favorite desktop Linux, especially if you're into games. This distribution is similar to what Nobara offers, only instead of using Fedora as its base, it opts for Ubuntu.

PikaOS promises gaming "out-of-the-box" so you don't have to bother with complicated configurations or complex third-party app installation. You'll find the best drivers installed or readily available via the Welcome App and a high level of compatibility for both software and hardware.


Grab our latest PikaOS ISO now!


What is the Nobara Project?



The Nobara Project, to put it simply, is a modified version of Fedora Linux with user-friendly fixes added to it. Fedora is a very good workstation OS, however, anything involving any kind of 3rd party or proprietary packages is usually absent from a fresh install. A typical point and click user can often struggle with how to get a lot of things working beyond the basic browser and office documents that come with the OS without having to take extra time to search documentation. Some of the important things that are missing from Fedora, especially with regards to gaming include WINE dependencies, obs-studio, 3rd party codec packages such as those for gstreamer, 3rd party drivers such as NVIDIA drivers, and even small package fixes here and there.


A deep dive in our new Budgie Gaming Application



There was quite a lot to go through and I hope you had fun checking what Ubuntu Budgie team is doing for Linux gamers. We certainly had a lot of fun getting this Gaming application up and running.

I also want to take a moment to thank all the developers of the gaming clients and tools we added to our Gaming applications. It is only thanks to their work that we can improve end user experience on Ubuntu Budgie.


Turn Any PC Into a Retro Gaming Machine With Batocera Linux



Batocera is a Linux-based operating system with a focus on retro gaming. The OS is designed to run on virtually all computers, from desktops to laptops to single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi.

In addition, Batocera can be installed on a USB flash drive (or SD card), which allows you to boot your device directly from the Batocera USB. Having all of your games and settings already configured like controller preferences effectively turns the USB drive into a portable video game emulation powerhouse – all you need is a computer, a screen and a controller. Ultimately, this allows you to avoid altering your hard drive in any way, which means that the existing operating system can stay intact.


How to Play PS3 Games on PC with RPCS3



Emulating the PS3 on a PC is not an easy task due to its complicated architecture. Thanks to RPCS3, now you can easily play PS3 games on your PC. Let’s take a look at how you can play PS3 games on your PC with RPCS3.


Lakka the open source game console



Built on top of the famous RetroArch emulator, Lakka is able to emulate a wide variety of systems and has some useful features such as automatic joypad recognition, rewinding, netplay, and shaders.

We try our best to keep the hardware required to run Lakka as cheap as possible. The software is optimized to run fast even on low end computers, and we support a lot of USB joypads.





RetroArch is a frontend for emulators, game engines and media players.

It enables you to run classic games on a wide range of computers and consoles through its slick graphical interface. Settings are also unified so configuration is done once and for all.

In addition to this, you are able to run original game discs (CDs) from RetroArch.


Retroarch Not Working? Here’s a Bunch of Fixes



For a growing number of people, Retroarch is the ultimate hub of everything emulation-related. It doesn’t do Retroarch justice just to call it a “frontend” for every console emulator imaginable because all the great emulators can be integrated into it, downloaded and loaded up as “cores” within seconds. Such a vast platform with so much going on inevitably runs into problems, however. ROMs may fail to scan, emulators run too slowly, and controllers don’t get detected.

Here we run through the most common Retroarch issues and fixes to get it working again.


Just a small sample of up to date ways you can enjoy gaming on a linux based computer. Some old and some new players to the games.

Have fun and enjoy. 🤩

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Asus ROG Ally Hands-On: Can This Win 11 Gaming Handheld Top the Steam Deck?



Pure and simple, the one feature of the Ally that has turned the most heads is the fact that it runs Windows 11 natively. Even at the surface level, running an operating system most people are familiar with, and being able to use a Windows desktop for PC-style uses, is enough of a win on its own. But for gaming, the implication is huge.


Interesting development. Will it be a winner ? 🤔

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Sony’s new Q handheld is official: 8-inch screen, streams PS5 games



“We will launch a dedicated device that enables you to stream any game from your PS5 console using Remote Play over Wi-Fi,” PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said during the PlayStation Showcase. “Internally known as ‘Project Q,’ it has an 8-inch HD screen and all of the buttons and features of the DualSense wireless controller.”



If you want to try Remote Play to stream games from your PS5, you don’t need to wait for Sony’s handheld. Most any iPhone, Android phone, Windows, or Mac can do it, and there’s even a Linux app you can load onto the Steam Deck called Chiaki.


Asus ROG Ally review: it’s time to stop pretending Windows is the answer



Windows handheld gaming PCs existed before the Deck, and there’s been a parade of them in the 15 months afterward. Some are more powerful. Many boast premium build quality. Almost all have higher-resolution screens. Yet none have offered the combination of battery life, portability, and price as Valve’s portable. I won’t bury the lede: the new Asus ROG Ally, officially shipping June 13th for $699.99, doesn’t change that as of today. 


Both the projects below are based on Arch linux.





Yes, Gabe. SteamOS functions well on a toaster.

This project attempts to bring the Steam Deck's SteamOS Holo redistribution into a generic, installable format, and provide a close-to-official SteamOS experience. Main point of this project focuses in re-implementing proprietary (as in runs-only-on-deck) components that Steam client, OS itself, gamescope and user-created applications for Deck rely on and making me learn Linux in a fun and unique way.





ChimeraOS is a Linux-based PC operating system designed for a game console experience.

It runs Gamepad UI, the same interface used by the Steam Deck, allowing you to play most of your Steam library, but also allows you to install and play many non-Steam games through the built-in Chimera web app.



ChimeraOS is based on Arch Linux. However, this is only relevant to ChimeraOS developers and no Arch Linux knowledge is required to install or use ChimeraOS.

The key difference between Arch Linux and ChimeraOS is that ChimeraOS has a unique install and update mechanism called frzr and does not make use of Arch Linux's native package manager pacman.

In fact, ChimeraOS does not deal with packages at all. Instead, the entire system is provided as a single downloadable image that is extracted to disk as a read-only volume upon each update.

This allows safe, automatic, zero downtime updates that require no human interaction.



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