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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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Mohandevir 6 April 2020 at 3:14 am UTC
Witcher 3, Doom 2016. On top of that, my daughter and my son discovered Sonic All-Star Racing. In split screen, we have quite a blast, thanks to Proton!
Hamish 6 April 2020 at 3:15 am UTC
I just finished playing through Penumbra: Overture again but on Hard this time.


Next up is Black Plague, but it looks like I stumbled on another article to write with this one.
shawnsterp 6 April 2020 at 3:22 am UTC
Funny thing, I decided to take a look in my "unplayable folder". There were only two items in there, and I am happy to say that Last Epoch has fixed their issues with some linux machines being unable to login, which means that it is now playable for me. They have also fixed a longstanding bug whereby the mana ball would always appear empty.

I gotta say, they have made a lot of improvements to the game in general. it looks great, and is fun to play. If your not familiar, it is a diablo 3 / Path of exile game. It is different enough from both to be unique.
ageres 6 April 2020 at 4:32 am UTC
Resident Evil 3, which needs Proton GE (it doesn't work with regular Proton despite the demo does) and the mfplat fix. At first it crashed every few minutes, but it stopped after I lowered some graphics settings to reduce VRAM usage.

I also recently switched to RetroArch with Beetle PSX HW core for PS1 emulation. ePSXe runs very poorly on my new computer, mednafen is too picky about games images and renders games only at the native PS1 resolution. RetroArch also supports .chd file format allowing to reduce images size greatly with chdman utility. The new Ozone UI is much better than the old one. I've finished some PS1 games, now I'm playing Parasite Eve 2.
rat2000 6 April 2020 at 5:16 am UTC
I've been playing The Long Dark this quarantine. I had it in my steam library and I tough it is the perfect time to try it, and I actually love it.
Next on my list is FTL Faster Than Light, I did play it a little bit a long back but now I have more time so after I am done with The long Dark that is my next one
Vishar 6 April 2020 at 5:25 am UTC
hercThe few hours I've managed to squeeze in have been put into the demo of Project: Gorgon (Steam). It's an MMORPG that doesn't hold your hand and you need to pay attention when it comes to questing. I love it so far and I will probably buy it within the next week.

The reason I found out about it is because someone mentioned they put over 1500 hours into it last time you did one of these "What have you been playing".

Welcome and now it more than 1700h at my side

Yes, I still playing it and still can recommended it to all 'old shool MMO' fans

Wildermyth and Urtuk - The Desolation are sometimes run too
seamoose 6 April 2020 at 5:45 am UTC
Well, I was playing The Witcher 3 but on Saturday I read a discussion about Subnautica on /r/patientgamers and decided to try it out since I got it for free from the Epic store and it's essentially DRM-free. I am now eight hours in and I've got six lockers full of titanium with no end in sight...

Also playing a bit of Little Nightmares (good but not great), Monkey Island 2 (never finished it), The Journey Down (again, now that I have all three episodes), and Trine 2 (coop with my daughter who is trapped at home with her parents).
alexbrrsclnt 6 April 2020 at 5:46 am UTC
This weekend I downloaded Automobilista 2 (Early Access), and although it has some bugs, the performance is quite good, and online races work well.

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Purple Library Guy 6 April 2020 at 6:27 am UTC
I was meaning to play different stuff but I'm back on Stellaris. Having fun with this run, though. I'm running idealized Commies/social anarchists . . . fanatically Egalitarian, democratic government, Shared Burden civic, even got the commissar-style voice-over. What I'm enjoying is that though they're Materialists, the anarchist utopia didn't seem to quite go with either massive genetic engineering or turning everyone into machines, so I was quite stoked that an interesting event let me go the Psychic route instead.
One thing I always find annoying in the later stages of Stellaris is that, with all the migration, my leader pool is always cluttered up with various aliens when I want to recruit my species 'cos they're frankly superior. I guess I can avoid that by being evil, which is fun now and then but . . .
Boldos 6 April 2020 at 7:21 am UTC
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