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What have you been playing recently and what do you think about it?

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It's been quite some time since we last had an open discussion about what you've all been playing recently. Let's get things going again.

We've almost finished the second month of 2020, we've had tons of Linux games that have released this year already and a huge amount more on the way. Now with the rise of game streaming, Steam Play Proton and more options appearing constantly there's never a shortage of gaming to be had.

Personally, I've been getting back into the deck-builder Faeria (Humble/Steam).

With the big recent patch, it gave me a new reason to pick it up and I had honestly forgotten just how good the gameplay is. Building the board as you go really does spice up the usual turn-based tactics, as does the single-player content that's quite plentiful. Gamepad support that was recently added has also made it more accessible than ever. Crafting a good deck of cards is always the hard part but Faeria is fun to learn.

So, over to you: what have you been playing recently and what do you think about it?

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namiko 24 Feb, 2020
Been playing a combination of Stardew Valley, Euro Truck Simulator 2 and Everspace. That combination of games sounded less weird in my head... Also trying to finish the Act 1 demo of Missing Stars on the old lappy when I get in the mood/time.

Totally loving how you're rewarded more for exploration in Everspace, I'm not happy unless I can see every interesting-looking pixel in a 3D game. Takes a while to adapt to the controls, but runs perfectly with Steam Controller, using a slightly modified layout to switch the stick and Left D-pad controls, it's better for RSI purposes.

Should also take the time to play Talos Principle and Portal 2 again for the Co-op because neither of them would have worked until we got a proper AMD graphics card.
SirLootALot 25 Feb, 2020
I got that humble bundle just for Slay the Spire. Very addictive.
Xaero_Vincent 25 Feb, 2020
Been playing several games recently and have so many more I haven't played to completion or started:

Batman Arkham Asylum (Wine/Proton)
Batman Arkham City (Wine/Proton)
Watch Dogs 2 (Wine/Proton)
The Talos Principle (Native)
Bioshock Infinite (Native)
Metro 2033 Redux (Native)
Slime Rancher (Native)
Half Life 2 (Native)
Darwin Project (GFNVM)
Destiny 2 (GFNVM)
Fortnite (GFNVM)

*GFNVM: GeForce Now on Linux via an Android virtual machine.


Last edited by Xaero_Vincent on 25 February 2020 at 6:12 am UTC
stud68 25 Feb, 2020
[/quote]And slightly OT, because it's about as far from Linux as it gets, but for some reason I found myself going back to Mirror's Edge, Rez HD, OutRun Online Arcade (offline these days, of course), and Space Giraffe on the XBox 360 yesterday afternoon. I hate to admit it because, well, Microsoft, but that's definitely my favourite console of all time. It just is.[/quote]


Mine too for console wise. But you can RGH it and run Ubuntu.
Also been playing The Surge, Wolfenstein 2, Road Redemption and Homefront:The Revolution.


Last edited by stud68 on 25 February 2020 at 9:21 am UTC
Lanz 25 Feb, 2020
Deep Rock Galactic. Playing via Proton on my 5700XT with Mesa. Works fantastic and what an amazing game. I've gotten 4 friends to buy it and another two play it shared from someone else.
catbox_fugue 25 Feb, 2020
ive gone through steam's DEMO and F2P section and tried out a ton of games....

although ive never played the other 200 games in my library...


the backlog is strong with this one

recently finally installed GZDoom for the first time and played some of my retro titles.
some of these games i literally havent played since shareware in the 90s


ive also gotten more active on itchio, hunting down unique and interesting titles from alphabetagamer


Last edited by catbox_fugue on 25 February 2020 at 5:42 pm UTC
g000h 25 Feb, 2020
Quoting: Xaero_VincentBeen playing several games recently and have so many more I haven't played to completion or started:

Batman Arkham Asylum (Wine/Proton)
Batman Arkham City (Wine/Proton)
Watch Dogs 2 (Wine/Proton)
The Talos Principle (Native)
Bioshock Infinite (Native)
Metro 2033 Redux (Native)
Slime Rancher (Native)
Half Life 2 (Native)
Darwin Project (GFNVM)
Destiny 2 (GFNVM)
Fortnite (GFNVM)

*GFNVM: GeForce Now on Linux via an Android virtual machine.

Quite interested in your playing "any game you own" via GeForce NOW streaming service (e.g. The non-Linux-friendly game sellers - Epic, Ubisoft, Blizzard, Bethsaida) running in an Android Virtual Machine (with Qemu) on Linux. Would this system also allow playing Steam games that have EAC (e.g. Rust) to work without problem (other than performance)? Also, I'd be interested in a Setup Tutorial for this: I don't suppose you know of one, which is already out there on the internet? I imagine this would allow certain troublesome Steam Windows-only games to work on Linux that do not currently work with Proton.


Last edited by g000h on 25 February 2020 at 7:13 pm UTC
iiari 26 Feb, 2020
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Quoting: g000hQuite interested in your playing "any game you own" via GeForce NOW streaming service (e.g. The non-Linux-friendly game sellers - Epic, Ubisoft, Blizzard, Bethsaida) running in an Android Virtual Machine (with Qemu) on Linux. Would this system also allow playing Steam games that have EAC (e.g. Rust) to work without problem (other than performance)? Also, I'd be interested in a Setup Tutorial for this: I don't suppose you know of one, which is already out there on the internet? I imagine this would allow certain troublesome Steam Windows-only games to work on Linux that do not currently work with Proton.
I can't speak to the OP's Android virtual machine, but just be aware that a Chrome client allowing anyone with Chrome to play GeForce Now is coming in the near future, and that'll almost certainly open that interesting service up to Linux users...
LordDaveTheKind 28 Feb, 2020
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Quoting: facelessI’ve been playing shadow of the Tomb Raider! Fantastic game that gives me the vibe of first reboot game that Rise didn’t! Also, it’s just gorgeous!

Honestly I really enjoyed the environment and the setting of SoTR. Setting it up in pre-Colombian Latin-America was a very good choice. I couldn't say the same thing about the game storyline and pacing though. It felt awesome but short.
furaxhornyx 1 Mar, 2020
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Quoting: furaxhornyxI am currently playing Greedfall

I finished Greedfall (on proton), it was really a great experience. Took me a bit more than 50 hours to complete though, so be ready to sink dedicate some time into it :P

I'll definitely have a second run, with another "class" and... "approach" to some quests :D
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