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Awesome fast-paced FPS DUSK gets a helpful update with more to come like Steam Workshop

By Liam Dawe,
David Szymanski and New Blood have updated DUSK to include some helpful UI updates, along with 40% off and there's plenty more to come for this brutal retro FPS.

Free Game Wednesday - check out MannaRites, a retro beat'em'up with modern touches

By Liam Dawe,
Something I've been meaning to post about for a while is the beat'em'up MannaRites, a completely free game you can grab on Steam that's surprisingly great.

Piepacker is a new online multiplayer platform for retro gaming

By Liam Dawe,
Another attempt to bring back the glory days of retro games and local multiplayer is here with Piepacker, a browser-based platform for playing the classics with your friends.

Free Game Wednesday: take a look at the great twin-stick Cecconoid

By Liam Dawe,
Cecconoid, a fantastic twin-stick shooter with small cramped environments where the screen flicks between each section actually released the source code and now you can play free.

8-bit inspired horror Sunshine Manor to release this Fall and has a new trailer up

By Liam Dawe,
Bringing on some 8-bit inspired horror, Sunshine Manor from Fossil Games is confirmed to be releasing this Fall and the developer put out a new trailer.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 5: Quaking in My Boots

By Hamish,
Dave Taylor can be credited with kickstarting the commercial Linux gaming industry with his ports of the games Doom and Abuse. Before leaving id Software he also graced us with a Linux port of Quake, which was later taken by Macmillan Digital Publishing to form the basis of their retail Quake: The Offering package.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena open source reimplementation OpenTESArena 0.13 is out

By Liam Dawe,
Have fond memories of the classic The Elder Scrolls: Arena from the early 90s? A dedicated fan is rebuilding it with OpenTESArena, an open source game engine reimplementation.

Retro FPS Ion Fury getting an Aftershock expansion this Summer

By Liam Dawe,
Ion Fury, the old-school first-person shooter developed by Voidpoint and published by 3D Realms and 1C Entertainment is getting a big full expansion named Aftershock.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 4: Installing Red Hat Linux 7.3

By Hamish,
I had some grief installing Red Hat Linux 7.3 but with persistence I was able to get it installed. In terms of compatibility though Valhalla proved to be far superior, so I decided to stick with it and focus on improving other parts of the system instead.

FunKey S is a tiny Linux-powered retro-gaming handheld

By Liam Dawe,
Do you love retro gaming and emulation? How about pocket sized devices, powered by Linux that you can take anywhere? The FunKey S looks like a really sweet bit of kit.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 3: Installing Red Hat Linux 9

By Hamish,
My first choice was to run Red Hat Linux 9, for the arbitrary reason that it was the final release of the once dominant distribution and the second to feature the delightful Bluecurve desktop theme for both Gnome and KDE. I knew then that I was cutting things a bit close, but I still found myself disappointed with the outcome.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 2: Selecting a Graphics Card

By Hamish,
Linux graphics support is still remarkably similar to how it was 20 years ago, even with all the progress that has been made in the years since. By the time of Red Hat Linux 9 the Direct Rendering Infrastructure or DRI was firmly in place in Mesa and offered 3D support for a wide number of cards.

Torrent of Impurities is a brand new single-player and co-op Quake Episode

By Liam Dawe,
Need more of the classic FPS Quake in your life? Check out the newly released Torrent of Impurities by a bunch of Finnish mappers which serves up another dose to blast through.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 1: Dumpster Diving

By Hamish,
Older computing hardware is getting harder and harder to find. What would have been given away just five or ten years ago can now often only be found for inflated prices. So when I noticed an interesting looking beige box ready to be recycled at my local dump, I did not hesitate to rescue it in order to see what was inside.

Irena Genesis Metal Fury is an upcoming shoot 'em up for the Sega Mega Drive

By Liam Dawe,
Sega Mega Drive (Sega Genesis)? That's not a piece of Linux gaming hardware last I checked? No but Irena Genesis Metal Fury is a new game coming for the retro console and will provide the rom file for your favourite emulators.

Fully playable Caesar 3 open source game engine Julius has a new release

By Liam Dawe,
Another brilliant open source game engine, Julius is a fully playable replacement for the original 1998 release of the city-builder Caesar 3.

Make way for an $80 handheld that runs Ubuntu with the ODROID-Go Super

By Liam Dawe,
Looking for a little gaming on the go or perhaps something in bed? The upcoming ODROID-Go Super sounds like quite a useful little Switch-styled device.

Pulse-pounding 2D ninja action in 'Cyber Shadow' releases January 26, 2021

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for some serious action-platforming with an awesome 8-bit inspired style? Cyber Shadow has been confirmed for release on January 26, 2021.

Glitchangels is a fantastic glitchy retro-arcade shooter out now

By Liam Dawe,
Love twin-stick shooters? Need a fresh modern take on retro classics with plenty of upgrades? Glitchangels is pretty much all you need and it's fantastic.

1C Entertainment to publish sci-fi fantasy arena FPS Viscerafest - coming in 2021

By Liam Dawe,
1C Entertainment announced today that they've teamed up with Acid Man Games and Fire Plant Games as publisher for Viscerafest, their colourful retro themed sci-fi fantasy FPS.
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