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The classic Crusader: No Remorse is ready for testing in ScummVM

By Liam Dawe,
Crusader: No Remorse, the classic sci-fi action game from 1995 is getting a new home with ScummVM and you can go ahead and test it right now.

Beyond Sunset looks like a dreamy synthpunk retro sci-fi FPS

By Liam Dawe,
Need more retro-looking FPS goodness? Beyond Sunset is a recent discovery and it sure does look good.

ScummVM adds support for Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy and The Journeyman Project 2

By Liam Dawe,
Have time to play some more classics? The latest release of ScummVM might not be out yet but they have announced some more titles will be playable.

Apogee Entertainment surprise releases Secret Agent HD, a remaster of the 90s classic

By Liam Dawe,
The 1992 classic Secret Agent has been revived with a HD remaster from Apogee Entertainment and Emberheart Games that was surprise announced and released today with Secret Agent HD.

Piepacker goes Open Beta, play retro games online with friends in a browser tab

By Liam Dawe,
Piepacker is something we previewed recently, a game streaming / cloud gaming service designed around retro games that enables you to seamlessly play online with others. It's now in Open Beta.

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Single-Player releases in November

By Liam Dawe,
Another revamp of a classic is on the way with the Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Single-Player project, which has announced a release on November 19, 2021.

Retro game streaming service Piepacker is quite impressive and works well on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
We've seen numerous game streaming services now like Stadia, GeForce Now, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Amazon Luna and probably more to come. They all focus on the new and shiny but what about old games? Piepacker is going to be a hit for that.

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.
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