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Pick up some classics in the Good Old Games sale at GOG

By Liam Dawe,
GOGception going on here. GOG (which originally stood for Good Old Games) has launched the Good Old Games sale.

Stardust Demon looks fantastic for retro metroidvania adventure fans

By Liam Dawe,
Planned to release sometime this year, Stardust Demon is a retro-style metroidvania adventure game inspired by Cave Story, Zelda, and many more. Featuring cute chibi characters wrapped in some dark and spooky undertones.

Descent 3 has been made open source

By Liam Dawe,
Another classic has been given the open source treatment, with Descent 3 from Outrage Entertainment now available under the MIT license.

Toaplan Arcade Shoot 'Em Up Collection Vol.4 is out now with more classics

By Liam Dawe,
If you're a shoot 'em up fan you've been eating good recently, with another quality set of games out now in the Toaplan Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up Collection Vol.4.

Over 20 classic SNK titles just released on GOG

By Liam Dawe,
If you love retro gaming, you might want to hop on over to GOG as they've teamed up with SNK again to bring a bunch more classic games to your collections.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 41: The Worm Turns

By Hamish,
The Allegro library is a cross-platform backend for low-level game routines, which for much of its history was very much associated with the MS-DOS freeware scene that was still going strong well into the early 2000s. Seeing this wealth of game content, the Fedora contributor Hans de Goede decided to see if he could port some of these over to Linux.

Old School Rally plans full support for Steam Deck - got me feeling nostalgic

By Liam Dawe,
I have truly fond memories of spending entire days playing rally games on the original PlayStation, and some later games on PC and Old School Rally really looks the part.

Toaplan Arcade Shoot 'Em Up Collection Vol.4 announced and coming soon

By Liam Dawe,
Bitwave Games are doing it again, giving us a healthy dose of nostalgia with the Toaplan Arcade Shoot 'Em Up Collection Vol.4 that's due to release soon. Plus a teaser of something else to come.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 40: The Cyborg Project

By Hamish,
An action platformer first released in 1999, you play as Urban Gutter, a man taken by an evil scientist to a secret military base and changed into a cyborg against his will. The acronym in the title then is a bit odd, but your one goal is to escape and enact as bloody a revenge on the world as possible. Any hope for true catharsis here often gets lost in frustration however.

Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection launched on Steam (and other classics)

By Liam Dawe,
EA just surprised launched the Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection on Steam in a big bundle, along with a few other classic titles.

EmuDeck removes Yuzu And Citra emulator support

By Smellbringer,
The news of the Yuzu team agreeing to pay Nintendo $2.4 million in damages and immediately shut down all operations sent shock waves through the emulation landscape. EmuDeck will now also be removing Yuzu and Citra.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 39: Beyond Heretic

By Hamish,
I stated before that neither of the contemporary HeXen ports, Linux Hexen and its fork HHexen, supported MIDI music playback through the /dev/sequencer device, but hiding on the venerable SunSITE network I found the only online trace of another early HeXen source port released in December 1999 by Russian programmer Stanislav Nesterov.

The Force Engine for classic Star Wars: Dark Forces now on Flathub

By Liam Dawe,
Want an easy way to get The Force Engine on Linux to play Star Wars: Dark Forces (and eventually Outlaws too)? Well, now it's available on Flathub.

Free Stars: The Ur-Quan Masters (open source Star Control 2) now available on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
Free Stars: The Ur-Quan Masters, which is an open source version of the classic Star Control 2, has managed to get a Steam release from Pistol Shrimp Games.

Toaplan Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up Collection Vol.3 is example of how to do retro right

By Liam Dawe,
Toaplan Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up Collection Vol.3 from Bitwave Games / Toaplan is another 4-pack of classic games, and a nice clear example of how to bring retro games the right way to modern platforms.

Diablo game engine devilutionX fixes up multiplayer in v1.5.2

By Liam Dawe,
The modern cross-platform Diablo game engine devilutionX has a new release available, and although small it does have some important fixes.

Super Pocket Taito Edition Review - Licensed Linux Retro-gaming on a Budget

By Pengling,
Blaze Entertainment's latest Evercade-compatible device makes for an excellent entry to licensed emulation on Linux.

Game Boy homebrew scene alive and well thanks to the open source GB Studio

By Liam Dawe,
GB Studio is a free and open source cross-platform game engine, that allows you to make fully-features games for the classic Nintendo Game Boy.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 38: The Stagnant Demesne

By Hamish,
When I first got the original Linux port of Doom working it was done to satisfy my curiosity. This being Doom though I soon found myself drawn in, but there were some oddities I encountered. This also made me inclined to try playing all of Heretic and HeXen, a feat I had never managed up to that point. Would I encounter any more issues with these early source ports?

AdventureQuest 8-Bit: Dungeons & DoomKnights an actual NES game now on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
AdventureQuest 8-Bit: Dungeons & DoomKnights is a really properly retro adventure, funded on Kickstarter for the NES back in 2019 it now has a fancy PC release too.
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