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What have you been gaming on Linux lately? Come chat

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Another week full of game updates, new releases and plenty still to come. Time for another of our weekly chats about all the wonderful gaming we've been doing.

This week saw some interesting releases for Linux including Desperados IIIA Long Way Down, Crusader Kings III, a new set of Stadia Pro games and plenty of upcoming releases mentioned like The Jackbox Party Pack 7BOY BEATS WORLDart of rallyTenderfoot TacticsSongs of Syx and plenty more from our Gamescom round-up. Certainly no shortage and that's only off the top of my head from this last week.

My current love that I keep going back to is Super Bomberman R Online, which is currently a time-limited exclusive on Stadia. If you have Stadia Pro, it's free to claim until November 30 (and Stadia Pro still gives a month free on sign-up) and it seems there's plenty of players on it, I've had no troubles finding matches.

I've never been that big of a Bomberman fan but something about having 64 people running around various arenas is hilarious. The way it's done is very much like a Battle Royale, a little Fall Guys even. You're initially split into many arenas, with each round having a few taken away so you need to run across to another. It's frantic and brilliant fun.

I'm also mourning the loss of my trusty Logitech F310 gamepad, it had a good 5+ year run but it's time to wave goodbye as it has decided that it no longer wishes to stay connected for more than a few seconds (tested across multiple machines).

Opening it reveals no obvious fault that my total amateur tech mind can find to fix. So, it's time to shop for a new gamepad. While the Gioteck WX-4 Wireless I have still continues on, the PC/Linux support overall is still too lacking right now and as much as I still love the Steam Controller, and confessed much love before, there's times where a stick is just needed and for local multiplayer titles another is required. Sure would be nice if those older hints of a new Steam Controller came true don't you think? 

So, do I go for another trusty Logitech F310? For the price, the F310 is still one of the best PC gamepads around. Perhaps the wireless F710? Or one of those fancy units from 8BitDo? Although the last 8BitDo I had needed some manual repair only a few months after picking, with a button acting like it was always being pressed, so their build quality doesn't feel too great overall.

Feel free to give over your gamepad suggestions for Linux gaming in the comments this week. What are you using, what's your favourite with great game support? Other than that — over to you in the comments: what have you been gaming on Linux lately?

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scaine 6 Sep, 2020
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I've been busy in VR, doing a little playtesting of an upcoming rhythm shooter called Groove Gunner. I've also re-started Alyx (because it's amazing), and played a bit more Beat Saber - I'm up to "hard" now, on the basic in-game tracks, although I can't see me dedicating enough time on it to get to Expert. Finally, I bought Arizona Sunshine on sale. It's great, very satisfying, although some of the "boss battles" can be pretty challenging. The voice acting is superb.

And outside of VR, I continue to play Children of Morta. I've already raved about this, but once more - go buy this. It's incredible. What a story. I think I'm about 2/3 of the way through now, having played around 17 hours. Great value.

On Proton, I've nearly finished Outer Wilds. Also absolutely superb. Deep, deep gameplay and a wonderful mystery story told first-person. Great graphics, just sublime stuff, to be honest.

Finally, I got the bug for more card-play recently, perhaps after Liam covered the upcoming Artifact 2. I loved Fate Hunters, having poured around 40 hours into it, but of course, the dev fell out with their publisher, so they've re-imainged that game as Dreamgate. It has a much better roguelite progression, and I think they've nailed the difficult - still challenging, but relying far less on RNG. Dreamgate is excellent.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!
jens 6 Sep, 2020
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Mostly C++ ;)
sourpuz 6 Sep, 2020
Just returned from a visit to the family and I'm somehow in the mood for some classic rpg goodness. But I'm not sure yet what might scratch that itch. I'd love to play Arcanum, but it's not easy to set up on a modern PC, even on Windows.
Janne 6 Sep, 2020
I've dived back into Factorio after the 1.0 release. And for variety I've started another Stardew Valley run. That's kept me going the past few weeks.

Though to be honest I've mostly spent my time reading for a change. Had my summer holiday,and as we can't really travel it's mostly been books and coffee for me.
sourpuz 6 Sep, 2020
Quoting: JanneThough to be honest I've mostly spent my time reading for a change. Had my summer holiday,and as we can't really travel it's mostly been books and coffee for me.

Sounds quite relaxing!
Tchey 6 Sep, 2020
At least i’m curred of my Daggerfall Unity addiction, and i can play other games now without thinking all the time about Tamriel... Nothing too serious though, just playing random games more for testing than gaming.

About pad, my xboxOne USB is good a new after years of service.
If i had to buy another pad, i’d buy the same one again, i think.
Most games have built-in xboxone pad controls, and it works great with (almost) all games.
Even if i prefer largely keyboard+mouse, some games are nice with a pad.
tuubi 6 Sep, 2020
Quoting: sourpuzI'd love to play Arcanum, but it's not easy to set up on a modern PC, even on Windows.
I haven't tried them myself (yet), but Lutris has Wine install scripts for the GOG version or Arcanum and its essential patches here. Should be worth a try.
pcavalcanti 6 Sep, 2020
Slay the Spire! That game is one of the most addictive I've played in a while.
Liam Dawe 6 Sep, 2020
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Quoting: sourpuzI'd love to play Arcanum, but it's not easy to set up on a modern PC, even on Windows.
I haven't tried them myself (yet), but Lutris has Wine install scripts for the GOG version or Arcanum and its essential patches here. Should be worth a try.
Gosh, now Arcanum is a game that truly needs an open source game engine for it. Give it proper resolution support, a few added game fixes - would have been brill.
denyasis 6 Sep, 2020
Tried Terreria. Sadly I feel bored with it pretty quickly. I think I just want in the mood.

Switched over to Crying Sun's with proton. Liking it quite a bit, although it's inspiration from ftl is obvious, the setting is quite nice. Reminds me a bit of eclipse phase
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