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It's question time once again, time to tell the world what you've been playing and let us know if it's worth getting.

I've actually been really enjoying Sid Meier's Civilization VI with the new expansion, it's far more addictive than I originally thought. While I previously got bored with it after a few rounds, that's no longer the case.

The disasters system with climate change adds so much to the game to seriously make it that much more interesting. Soon my English army shall take over what's left of the world…

In regards to the performance of the port (which isn't great in the later game), Aspyr Media did say this on Reddit:

The answer is actually not technical, but simply bandwidth. Frankly, it was a valentines miracle to get Linux out along-side Windows in a playable state that we were happy with AND cross platform. There will be time for optimizations once the dust settles, and we will continue to optimize for as long as we work on the product. For Civ V, that was years.

As for other games, I still can't pull myself away from Rocket League. Now that I have a few hundred hours in it, the amount of tricks I can pull off is increasing all the time, once you get to grips with some aerial maneuvers the game certainly opens up a bit.

Another shout out to Streets of Rogue, still one of my absolute favourite indie games. The amount of time I'be put into this is nuts. Probably one of the funniest games I've ever played with friends. Absolutely check it out if you haven't and do have a look at our video of it!

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Gobo 17 Feb, 2019
I was gifted a copy of Grey Goo and the same issues with video playback like the rest of the commenters on I'm only three missions in, so there is still a lot left to discover.

I also got SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell and it is awesome! That game got me a lot of flashbacks to Quake Defrag and Warsow Race mode. And it's nice to work your way up the leader boards, my best rank so far was 79 after just two hours in the game. I'll definitely be going back to this one :)
Shmerl 17 Feb, 2019
Quoting: einherjarI just finished The Witcher 1 and started with Witcher 2.

Sadly I couldn't use my Witcher 1 savegames. Seems not to work, because I bought TW1 and GOG and TW2 on steam :-(

So I do not have my nice Swords and less Orens.

Otherwise I had lots of fun with TW1 and will play all three titles to enjoy the whole story.

You can get GOG version of TW2 here, using the code provided by the Steam version:

Your saves should be compatible, but you can start over if you want, using TW1 save. In order to use it with the Linux version, place your TW1 final save in

$HOME/.local/share/cdprojektred/witcher2/GameDocuments/The Witcher/saves


Last edited by Shmerl on 17 February 2019 at 6:59 pm UTC
kaiman 17 Feb, 2019
Pillars of Eternity 2 with the turn based combat mode. Still enjoyable after the first 50 hours, but also not without its flaws. The main quest is actually fairly intriguing, but it only comprises a small part of the game. The majority seems to consist of running errands for the 4 factions, none of which are organizations I'd normally want to associate with, were it not for XP and cash. Given that most of their tasks revolve around inter- and intra-faction squabbles, this makes the whole game a somewhat unsatisfying experience as far as the writing is concerned. On top of that, 4 of the companions also have ties to specific factions, which only serves to amplify my impression that the game was written around the factions, instead of them being a small and organic part of a wider and more varied world.
Shmerl 17 Feb, 2019
Quoting: DuncI played TW1 after TW2, and never actually completed TW2 on the PC (I got almost to the end and thought, “Yeah, I remember what happens now. That'll do.”), so I don't have a proper “history” of saves.

TW3 works around that, by asking your what choices you made in the past (it's built into the story). If you provide a save, that part is skipped.
nolanlikeeh 17 Feb, 2019
Terraria, 454hours and counting.
I'm usually big into FPS games but this thing has me completely hooked.
Very in depth, I still have to look at the wiki!
Completed several times but still lots of things to do, highly recommended.
da_habakuk 17 Feb, 2019
xcom2 - war of the chosen - really nice tactics game, buggy but nice :9
i've already done xcom and xcom2. i hope phoenix point will have linux support. really curious.
robvv 17 Feb, 2019
I've been playing Dusk and Amid Evil: both really good old-school FPS games. Also recently completed the second level of the Ion Maiden demo.

Have also got back into Sunless Skies recently with the full release now being available. The writing and lore behind the game is amazing, and the music really suits the atmosphere. Love it :-)
Dodger 17 Feb, 2019
I've been playing Slay the Spire, never thought that an card game could be so good. I spend around 18 hours into the game and it isn't to become boring by now.
And DUSK is just awesome, controls, gunplay, music and graphic are very well done.
stud68 17 Feb, 2019
Replaying all Tomb Raiders. On Tomb raider 3 at the minute.
Anyone know if the lighting bug on TR4 has been sorted yet?
ziabice 17 Feb, 2019
I'm playing King's Bounty: Dark Side via Proton, works like a charm and I love to be evil, for once in my life! :D
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