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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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Nezchan 5 April 2020 at 8:42 pm UTC
Chronicon, mostly. It's fun, although so far not very challenging on Normal. I've been killed a grand total of once, after breezing through every boss in Act 1 without even looking at my health bar. But even so, running around just mowing down everything in my path can be pretty amusing.
Spirimint 5 April 2020 at 9:09 pm UTC
I`m playing Kubifaktorium, after 150 hours still awesome.

Vintage story its sooooofood. And Steamworld Dig 2.
Vortex_Acherontic 5 April 2020 at 9:56 pm UTC
DOOM Eternal. And it's awesome. Unfortunately I am finished with the campaign but at least there are some collectibles I do not have yet
JJNova 5 April 2020 at 10:02 pm UTC
Animal Crossing.

Lots, and lots of Animal Crossing.
F.Ultra 5 April 2020 at 10:15 pm UTC
namikoBeen 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.

The Blackwell games are all awesome, never got any of the achievements to unlock in the Linux version unfortunately.
Cybolic 5 April 2020 at 10:27 pm UTC
I played and finished Terminator: Resistance which ran flawlessly through Proton on my Ultrawide monitor (3440x1440) and was surprisingly nice to play with my Steam Controller (aim-down-sight + gyro control = chef kiss). This is actually one of the only games I've finished in recent years and I fully recommend any Terminator fan to play it.
It's a bit like Fallout 3 with the big difference that I didn't dislike it one bit ;)
Arten 5 April 2020 at 10:45 pm UTC
Ashes of the Singularity, i'm transhumanist who love RTS, so... this game is perfect for me. I only wish for another story DLC...
Kingdome Come Deliverence.
Drakker 5 April 2020 at 11:28 pm UTC
With the little ones, a lot of Horizon Chase Turbo, Shovel Knight and Hammerwatch. When they get better, it will be time to hop into Legend of Dungeon.

Myself, some Vintage Story, been trying out the free Tomb Raider 2013 but it isn't very good. I recently completed The Station, which was way too short but incredibly good. I also finished Near Death, which is another very short but fantastic game. Next on the list is The Witcher II (not 3), it was incredibly cheap recently and it's about time I check what all the hype is about.

On my to do list I also have to complete Iconoclast which is sweet so far, A.N.N.E., Into the Breach, Lingotopia, Super Tony Land, Stealth Bastard Deluxe and Wizard of Legend.
axredneck 5 April 2020 at 11:33 pm UTC
1. Some Doom wads: City of DooM, Eviternity... with GZDoom
2. S.T.A.L.K.E.R with Смерти вопреки: в паутине лжи mod
3. Minetest with some addons

Last edited by axredneck on 5 April 2020 at 11:34 pm UTC
Kohrias 6 April 2020 at 12:28 am UTC
ArtenAshes of the Singularity, i'm transhumanist who love RTS, so... this game is perfect for me. I only wish for another story DLC...

What Proton version and settings do you use to get Ashes of the Singularity running? Nvidia or AMD video card?
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