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Pokete is a Pokemon-like game for your terminal

By Liam Dawe,
Fancy catching some creatures? How about directly in your terminal window? Pokete is a free and open source Pokemon-like.

Low-poly 3D rail shooter Ex-Zodiac hits Early Access on July 21st

By Liam Dawe,
A nice little early birthday present for me, Ex-Zodiac is a low-poly 3D rail shooter (think like Star Fox) that now has a release date.

GZDoom powered dark-fantasy FPS 'Hands of Necromancy' is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Powered by the awesome GZDoom game engine, Hands of Necromancy looks like another solid choice for those of you (like me!) who absolutely love retro shooters.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 17: The Llama Master

By Hamish,
While first person shooters dominated the Linux gaming scene in the late 1990s and early 2000s, there was still more than a place for the venerable strategy genre, with Ubi Soft entering the fray thanks to the work of Linux friendly Philos Laboratories.

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved on Steam Deck is absolutely awesome

By Liam Dawe,
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved on Steam Deck, a classic from back in the Xbox 360 days has a version on Steam and it works so beautifully on the Steam Deck.

Westwood classic RPG 'Nox' lives on with the OpenNox game engine

By Liam Dawe,
Westwood Studios made quite a lot of games like Dune II and the Command & Conquer series but they also made an RPG called Nox, that now lives on with the OpenNox game engine.

Playing OXOGO could land you a big real-life prize that increases with its sales

By Liam Dawe,
The developers of OXOGO are hoping to entice some people to play their retro-styled adventure, with the added excitement of the possibility to earn a real-life prize.

ScummVM 2.6 is incoming, devs asking for testing help of more retro games

By Liam Dawe,
ScummVM, the excellent open source software that bundles together multiple game engines has a new release coming and now it's time to help test.

ScummVM adds support for the 1995 shooter Wetlands from Hypnotix

By Liam Dawe,
Another classic gets a new life thanks to ScummVM, which just recently added support for the 1995 shooter Wetlands.

Good Old Games Week is live on GOG with a sale

By Liam Dawe,
Good Old Games, what GOG were originally known as, is a bit more than just a name it's a commitment to keeping classics alive and easy to purchase so GOG are celebrating with a sale.

Wii U emulator Cemu getting closer to Linux and Steam Deck support

By Liam Dawe,
Work continues on the Wii U emulator Cemu to bring it over to Linux, and with that gain Steam Deck support.

Block Quake is basically Quake made into LEGO

By Liam Dawe,
Do you love Quake? Do you love LEGO? Well, now they've been kind-of combined together to create Block Quake.

Classic Bethesda titles come to Steam, play them easily on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
With the Bethesda Launcher shutting down, they've begun the migration to Steam and now some of their classics have become available to download easily.

Classic Sonic games being delisted to make way for Sonic Origins

By Liam Dawe,
A sad day for preservation and emulation, as SEGA has announced that they will be delisting the classic Sonic games.

Play Worms 2 on Linux with the Worms 2 Plus patch

By Liam Dawe,
Worms, a game I grew up with playing on the Amiga, it's an absolute classic and some modern versions just don't have the same charm. Thankfully, Worms 2 can be played easily on Linux (and Windows) thanks to Worms 2 Plus.

GOG attempt to bring customers back with a revival of Good Old Games

By Liam Dawe,
GOG aren't having the best of times recently, with details about their financial troubles painting a bleak picture, although it seems they have something of a plan.

The Steam Deck hit me over the head with feelings of nostalgia

By Liam Dawe,
Something happened to me recently while playing the Steam Deck, that I felt the need to share with you.

Kitsune Zero DLC announced for Super Bernie World

By Liam Dawe,
Super Bernie World, a free platformer that released back in 2020, is getting a paid DLC named Kitsune Zero.

Nightmare Reaper is a quality retro-themed FPS out now

By Liam Dawe,
Nightmare Reaper, a retro-inspired FPS that blends together elements of a looter-shooter and a sprinkle of RPG mechanics, recently left Early Access and it works great on Linux and Steam Deck.

Sci-fi fantasy arena-styled FPS Viscerafest sees Chapter 2 released

By Liam Dawe,
Acid Man Games and Fire Plant Games continue building up their retro-styled fast-paced FPS with a major update available.
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