Until recently Linux users were the most unloved members of the gaming world, but back on February 14, they received the best Valentine’s Day present ever: Steam. The download service for a veritable smorgasbord of videogames, Steam games could be played only on a PC running Windows and occasionally a Mac. But now one of the best games (IMHO) on any platform is about to become one of the best games for Linux. First spotted by UK Linux blog, OMGUbuntu, Valve has released a native Linux beta for its first-person puzzler, Portal.
If you’ve been following the news from the 2013 CES, you’ll know that NVIDIA has announced its handheld Tegra 4 powered, Android-based gaming device, SHIELD. It looks like the PS3/Xbox-style gamepad controller and a Nintendo DS had a baby. And like all infants, it has terrific potential.