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If you need to start your week off with some new games, you should take a look at DRM-free store GOG.com as they have a pretty huge sale going on.

Before getting into that: they also have Serious Sam: The First Encounter free for 48 hours. No direct Linux support on that (they added it proper with the later Fusion engine release) but you can try your luck with the Wine compatibility layer. The other option is the Serious Engine itself, which is actually open source, so you could use the data files with it.

They also setup a few lists to look over including:

Some quick highlights of good games worthy of putting some time into:

There's obviously a lot more, even just filtering for Linux supported titles on GOG there's over 400 discounted right now so you might find what you've been waiting on.

Head over to GOG.com for the full sale.

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Linas 24 Aug
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Ah, Serious Sam, the memories, the carnage.
emphy 24 Aug
Hmm, may try to get that source compiled on my pi4.
TheSHEEEP 24 Aug
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
The anouncement of Serious Sam 4 without Serious Sam 3....
"Slain: Back From Hell" (GOG Version) free too.
More info here: https://mailchi.mp/digeratidistribution/akuparaoffer
Iggi 24 Aug
For Serious Sam: The First Encounter there's also the original Linux installer from icculus.org or an updated installer from the Loki Installers for Linux Gamers project if you don't want to build the engine yourself.


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Swiftpaw 24 Aug
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoThe anouncement of Serious Sam 4 without Serious Sam 3....

Too bad SS4 isn't releasing with day one Linux support.

Croteam used to be big Linux advocates. The Talos Principle was released on day one for Linux, OS X, and Windows. But now we're 2nd class again with Serious Sam 4.
Quoting: Swiftpaw
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoThe anouncement of Serious Sam 4 without Serious Sam 3....

Too bad SS4 isn't releasing with day one Linux support.

Croteam used to be big Linux advocates. The Talos Principle was released on day one for Linux, OS X, and Windows. But now we're 2nd class again with Serious Sam 4.

well... It will be available on Stadia. So technically it will have a Linux version...subsidized by Google.

I hate all those publishers.
If you gonna make a Linux port of your AAA game, do a little more job and release it for generic Linux desktops and not only for Stadia...
uff. this is getting off topic, so I will stop.

Back on topic, maybe GOG give us a surprise during this sale.
Swiftpaw 24 Aug
Quoting: Comandante Ñoñardo
Quoting: Swiftpaw
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoThe anouncement of Serious Sam 4 without Serious Sam 3....

Too bad SS4 isn't releasing with day one Linux support.

Croteam used to be big Linux advocates. The Talos Principle was released on day one for Linux, OS X, and Windows. But now we're 2nd class again with Serious Sam 4.

well... It will be available on Stadia. So technically it will have a Linux version...subsidized by Google.

I hate all those publishers.
If you gonna make a Linux port of your AAA game, do a little more job and release it for generic Linux desktops and not only for Stadia...
uff. this is getting off topic, so I will stop.

Back on topic, maybe GOG give us a surprise during this sale.

Will never ever ever ever give a shit about Stadia, or Google, or Microsoft, or Apple. None of their software or hardware will ever be allowed in my house.

Specifically "game streaming" services such as Stadia, one of the biggest wet dreams of capitalism, there is no greater form of DRM and attempts at doing that such as Stadia should die. Talk about the ultimate way to strangle gamer and computer freedom.
Pit 25 Aug
Quoting: SwiftpawWill never ever ever ever give a shit about Stadia, or Google, or Microsoft, or Apple. None of their software or hardware will ever be allowed in my house.

ACK on that.
For my personal use, I also add Steam to that list....
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