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Another week down, most of us are still in lockdown with the Coronavirus and there's plenty of time to play games. Playing games can be a truly wonderful way to get your mind off everything too!

Personally, I've been very surprised by Iratus: Lord of the Dead which recently left Early Access with added Linux support. The mix of party-building from body parts, with reverse dungeon crawling as you're trying to escape is quite a wonderful. It's quickly become my new go-to game for a few rounds, replacing Slay the Spire. Apart from that, jumping into a few rounds in PUBG on Stadia (article info - see video) has proven quite fun.

Over to you in the comments!

What have you been playing recently on Linux and what do you think about it? What's tickling your fancy this weekend?

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KuJo 2 May, 2020
PUBG in Stadia.

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER. :D
einherjar 2 May, 2020
* X4: Foundations
Still sucks me in and is fun for me. Only drawback IMHO is the micromanagement to get skilled pilots in a decent amount of time - but there is a mod for it :-)
A great game with devs supporting Linux very well IMHO

* ARK
I play this on a private server with my son. A nice game to have fun in a chilled way.

* Of course CS:GO from time to time.

* Observer
Perhaps I find time to play this one - but not sure. I bought it a year ago or so...
sub 2 May, 2020
Quoting: PatolaMy INDEX ARRIVED! So I got into:
- Half-Life: Alyx. Can't play 15 minutes without extreme dizziness and retching.
- Borderlands 2 VR: Can't play 15 minutes without extreme dizziness and retching.

Haven't played Borderland 2 VR. Some say it's a poor adaption motion wise.

But I faced exactly the same with HL:A.

Which movement style do you use?
I wanted to so hard to use the continuous motion like in classic FPS.
Yet, that killed me. Almost had to puke. In particular with going backwards. (OMG!) *
However, going to teleportation I can now play for more than an hour without issues
and motion sickness.
It's still a bit stressing as I'm wearing glasses that I need and it's not optimal.
Thinking about getting special lenses, but that's a different story.

(*) Btw, I don't own DOOM VFR, but AFAIK it doesn't feature going backward at all.
Some people complained hard in the Steam comments. They souldn't it's for the best. XD
einherjar 2 May, 2020
Quoting: KuJoPUBG in Stadia.

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER. :D

Can you play that together with friends on Steam in some way?
Liam Dawe 2 May, 2020
Quoting: einherjar
Quoting: KuJoPUBG in Stadia.

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER. :D

Can you play that together with friends on Steam in some way?
No, PUBG on Stadia is Stadia to Stadia with keyboard/mouse or Stadia + Consoles if you're using gamepad.
sub 2 May, 2020
Quoting: Patola
Quoting: sub
Quoting: PatolaMy INDEX ARRIVED! So I got into:
- Half-Life: Alyx. Can't play 15 minutes without extreme dizziness and retching.
- Borderlands 2 VR: Can't play 15 minutes without extreme dizziness and retching.

Haven't played Borderland 2 VR. Some say it's a poor adaption motion wise.

But I faced exactly the same with HL:A.

Which movement style do you use?
(...)

Continuous. I refuse to waste my hard-earned money with a slideshow, I want to see myself moving, dammit! :) I will adapt, eventually. I hope.

I feel you. Same intentions here.
Being sceptical in the beginning, teleportion doesn't take the fun and immersion away for me at all, I have to say.

The way the game and world in HL:A is specifically crafted for VR, with the extreme slow pacing, makes this possible.

I guess it's different when playing a classical FPS, say HL2, with a VR mode.

This reminds me, I should try HL2's official VR mode. :)

Have fun with your VR kit!
robvv 2 May, 2020
Still playing Dead Cells, which is fast becoming one of my top five games ever!

Proton-wise, I'm playing XCOM: Chimera Squad which seems to suffer from the same bugs as reported in the Windows version. It *could* be good if the devs listen to the feedback.

I've also been experimenting with Aliens: Colonial Marines and managed to get it running in Proton 5.6-GE-2. Using the crack for the binary and the TemplarGFX v6 mod it is now quite playable!
WorMzy 2 May, 2020
Northgard mostly, although with moving house and allotment work, I haven't had much time for gaming.
Whitewolfe80 2 May, 2020
streets of rage 4 and world of tanks
DarkVantage 2 May, 2020
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Still really liking Fort Triumph, which has rekindled my love of turn-based tactical strategy that I've been missing since XCOM 2. I just get into a groove and the hours fly by.

Also planning to return to Black Mesa this weekend. Such a great game. My reflexes aren't what they used to be, but I love the puzzle elements and the atmosphere.

Finally, been playing a lot of Jackbox Games with family and coworkers on lockdown. Lots of casual group fun. Each game takes less than 20 minutes and people can play along on pretty much any device with a browser. Hosting games via screenshare on Zoom works perfectly under Linux.
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