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What have you been playing recently? Come chit-chat with us

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It's been quite a while since we had a community chat post for Linux gaming, so let's get it going again: what have you been gaming on Linux lately?

There's so many games releasing all the time, along with cloud gaming very much being a thing that you can game across all sorts of Linux devices now. New isn't always better though of course and I often go back to the comfort of a few "safety" games that I know I will enjoy. Lately, that's been a likely unhealthy amount of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

With the latest Operation named Broken Fang, it pulled in the a Retakes game mode and I have to say, I have been enjoying that massively. It's much quicker to get through, with the T side planting the bomb as soon as a round starts. Smaller levels along with picking your loadout from cards, it really has mixed up how to play CS:GO for the better. The Wingman mode is also a huge amount of fun with quick 2v2 rounds. Well worth looking into if you've not played either modes.

Apart from that, I can't get away without mentioning Valheim, the singleplayer and co-op Viking survival game. It's simply brilliant. I've been happily playing it alone, as I'm just constantly discovering new things and it's a real joy while now and then hopping into the community-run GamingOnLinux servers (info in our Discord) to see what amazing creations people have done with the building tools.

Over to you in the comments: what's been pulling you in lately and are you enjoying it? Give over your latest recommendation to fellow readers.

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ageres 15 Feb
Death Stranding. An addictive courier simulator in a very weird world. It runs at ~35 FPS on my PC and crashes sometimes, or even crashes the whole OS. Probably because WineD3D isn't as good as DVXK yet.

Ni no Kuni™ II: Revenant Kingdom. Kind of boring and repetitive. Characters' voices hurt my ears.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. Exactly the same CoD4 but with better graphics. It's very unstable, crashes too much, and when a new level is loading for the first time, it takes up to 10 minutes for compiling shaders. But at least it perform at 120+ FPS with no hiccups or freezes, unlike CoD WWII. Don't buy it for the multiplayer mode though, because it's dead.

Castle In The Darkness. At first glance it looks like a generic 8-bit platformer with mediocre pixel art, but in fact it's a well-made game with good gameplay, humour and lots of secrets. It very cheap at this moment on the Steam sale. Warning: use Proton 3.16, and there's no controller support (so use AntiMicroX as well).
scratchi 15 Feb
Quake Champions with Proton is finally working with proper audio after I updated the kernel to 5.10.12 recently (as well as the rest of the packages on my Gentoo box), so I've been playing a lot of that the last couple of weeks. Used to love the older quakes, this brings back memories...but without mod support and dedicated servers I'll probably get sick of it soon.

Also, on my FreeBSD laptop with Fermi graphics, I've been spending a lot of time with Horizon Chase Turbo, Major Mayhem, Sky Force Anniversary and Sky Force Reloaded. Steam on FreeBSD works great btw, has Proton support too, but since Fermi doesn't support Vulkan, I need to stick to native OpenGL titles.
Solarwing 15 Feb
I have played Civilization 5 and of course Dork's dilemma using C16 emulator!
DaiKaiser93 15 Feb
Finished up playing Alwa's Legacy after finishing Alwa's Awakening earlier in the week.
Going to start playing Wolfenstein: The New Order via Lutris.
Janne 15 Feb
Quoting: bradgyFirst XCOM2 playthrough here (only 5 years late, oh well), and I am sucking, hard.

XCOM2 is one of my favourite games of all time. I'm envious that you can play it with fresh eyes!
Janne 15 Feb
What have I been playing? A hint: it begins with 'V'...

Other than that, I got Dicey Dungeons on a recommendation here a few weeks ago. And it is everything it promises: A quick, fun "roguelike" dice/card battle with a lot of variation. While the likes of Valheim sucks you in for hours, you can play Dicey Dungeons in short bursts of a few minutes.
Stoney_Fish 15 Feb
This week I av been mostly playing : Rise of the Tomb Raider.
zimplex1 15 Feb
On the computer I've been playing Cyber Shadow and Comet 64. I also recently picked up a retro handheld (RG351P) and have been playing the heck out of it, and honestly, I've been playing more of it than my PC games as of late.
libgradev 15 Feb
Quoting: Stoney_FishThis week I av been mostly playing : Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Oh, how I miss The Fast Show
ajgp 15 Feb
I am currently playing a modded campaign in Stellaris; definately one of my favourite games.
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