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Since the UK is currently in lockdown, I've been spending some extra time with the mini-me since school is out and I've been trying out everything they're into. This has involved, unsurprisingly, a lot of Minecraft since it's an accessible game. We've recently discovered a few communities than run huge servers, and each have a ton of mini-games. One such mini-game is Bed Wars, and it's actually quite a lot of fun.

Each team spawns on their own little island, giving you time to protect your Bed which acts as your spawn point. Lose your bed, no more re-spawning and it's the last team standing. It can get really quite tense actually! When you're busy gathering material from your team Summoner, to turn around and spot an opposing team quickly building a bridge over to your island and suddenly panic sets in. I've been trying it out on TheHive server, which seems to work well.

I also consider myself something of a Dragon Ball super fan, so I finally caved in and picked up a personal copy of DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT (Humble Store / Steam) and I must admit my intense surprise at just how flawless it runs in the latest Proton 5.0-5 for Steam Play.

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Like the HUD in the top left? That's the brilliant MangoHud covered here on GOL a few times now.

As you can see above, performance is fluid with it on max settings. It's actually a little ridiculous how easy gaming on Linux has become. Now I just need to work on my reflexes for such a fast game…I'm not usually one for fighters like it.

So GOL readers over to you: what have you been gaming on Linux lately and what are you thoughts on it? Let us know in the comments.

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namiko 5 Apr
Been watching my partner play Celeste. Can't believe he beat the PICO-8 version his first try! So proud! ^-^

* Stardew Valley (I always need more automation)
* completed Blackwell Convergence (pretty cool, need to replay a bit for achievements)
* started Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition (but might restart because I didn't listen to the tutorial like a dumbass)
* resumed Cultist Simulator (how the fuck do I play this thing??--on second thought, don't tell me)
* started Dream Daddy: Dadrector's Cut because I'm currently sick as a dog and badly needed some Dad-humour laughs

Oh, right... also language drilling with Slime Forest Adventure. It's an old game that fools me into learning Japanese kanji and word readings in the form of a simplified classic RPG. More about it here if language learning piques your interest.
Julius 5 Apr
Flat Heroes is a lot of fun both single and multiplayer.
- Imperator Rome
- Mad Max
- Dirt 4
- road redemption
- Pathfinder: Kingmaker
herbert 5 Apr
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I think I played a lot lately like most of you :-D

I completed Ori and the will of the wisps. Like the first one, magical and beautiful. Run smoothly through Proton after shader compilation.

I'm still running Metro exodus, it's awesome like the previous ones. I shit myself so many times.

With my friends, I made my come-back on CS:GO 10 years after my last played. I'm glad to see I didn't loose too much skill! When are we doing a GoL contest or at least a team?

I also played Age of Empire II : definitive edition with friends. Works fine after 3 tweaks (see ProtonDB).

I've installed The Witcher II and Doom (2016). We'll see.

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albion online good as old times. cs go as usual. League of legends mostly.
Orkultus 5 Apr
Been playing Farcry 5 since the latest glorious eggroll version of proton fixed it.
mylka 5 Apr
Nelly Cootalot
just finished metro last light redux first time.
magnificent game, especially compared to metro 2033 vanilla.
interesting to explore, awesome shooting also.
kokoko3k 5 Apr
Replaying shenmue and shenmue 2 on retroarch.
I'll get the third to play via Proton, next.
It will be the first game to play on Proton I'll spend money for.
I played Field of Glory II, Pike and Shot Campaigns, Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun, and Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach on Proton. All use versions of the same engine, are easy to learn but hard to master. Tabletop Simulator was the only native "game" I played recently.
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