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Need a new game for the weekend? Here's some Linux games on sale

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The weekend has arrived and you're looking for a new game but what to buy? Here's a look at what's both good and on sale.

First up, GOG have some nice picks:

See all Linux games on sale on GOG here.

Humble also still have The Humble Spooky Horror Bundle 2018 with Detention, Layers of Fear and White Noise 2. The Humble Monthly will give you Rise of the Tomb Raider plus access to plenty of DRM free Linux games in the Humble Trove as well.

Humble Store also have:

Meanwhile, Steam are having a big THQ Nordic sale where you can find some good stuff like:

Personally, my weekend is going to be filled with "testing" more Doom via Steam Play along with some more 7 Billion Humans (it's so good!) and probably a little more Radiis too. I'm also hoping that A Gummy's Life might be fun to play with my son, looks like it could be amusing.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone, what will you be playing?

As always, those and plenty more can be found on our Linux native sales page.

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Kyrottimus 25 Aug, 2018
QuoteHave a fantastic weekend everyone, what will you be playing?

That's a good question. Assuming I have the free time, I too will be playing Doom multiplayer on CoOp SnapMaps w/ Proton/Steam Play with buddy of mine who uses Windows (he's almost as happy about Steam Play + Proton as I am since that opens the door for a lot of games we can play together now). But I also might try some other free "Windows-only" games like Warframe.

That being said, I'm starting to get the sense from myself that I will still heavily lean towards buying Linux-native games over the Steam Play + Proton ones. I'll probably only save the Steam Play + Proton for the big must-have games like:

Mount & Blade: Bannerlord
GTFO
Insurgency: Sandstorm (Before the Official Linux client, then I'll use that of course)
*OTHER BIG-NAME, MUST-HAVE AAA GAME FILL-IN-THE-BLANK*

It's a game-changer for sure, but I'd still rather cater to the Devs who have spent the time, money and attention toward Linux.

Now, we just have more options and means of prioritization.

[EDIT: Cumbersome syntax]


Last edited by Kyrottimus on 25 August 2018 at 2:11 pm UTC
SadL 25 Aug, 2018
Quote7 Days to Die - 64% off (major patch due in the next few months)
Why are you crushing my dreams? ..just why?

..I'll end up buying a Stellaris DLC just to feel a bit better
jasonm 25 Aug, 2018
Quoting: Kyrottimus
QuoteHave a fantastic weekend everyone, what will you be playing?

That's a good question. Assuming I have the free time, I too will be playing Doom multiplayer on CoOp SnapMaps w/ Proton/Steam Play with buddy of mine who uses Windows (he's almost as happy about Steam Play + Proton as I am since that opens the door for a lot of games we can play together now). But I also might try some other free "Windows-only" games like Warframe.

That being said, I'm starting to get the sense from myself that I will still heavily lean towards buying Linux-native games over the Steam Play + Proton ones. I'll probably only save the Steam Play + Proton for the big must-have games like:

Mount & Blade: Bannerlord
GTFO
Insurgency: Sandstorm (Before the Official Linux client, then I'll use that of course)
*OTHER BIG-NAME, MUST-HAVE AAA GAME FILL-IN-THE-BLANK*

It's a game-changer for sure, but I'd still rather cater to the Devs who have spent the time, money and attention toward Linux.

Now, we just have more options and means of prioritization.

[EDIT: Cumbersome syntax]

Have you been able to get Doom working multiplayer? I've heard there are issues and it crashes when loading up a multiplayer game. The reason I haven't bought it yet. Also, I've heard Warframe is currently still a no go as well as it just crashes when you try to load it.
riusma 25 Aug, 2018
QuoteHave a fantastic weekend everyone, what will you be playing?

Just finished The Station and... well... it's not bad, but (imho) clearly not of the same calibre than Tacoma or SOMA (a bit short even if I can live with that, and lacking in term of ambiance and emotions). :|

Will try Hollow Knight tomorrow! :) (edit: it's a f***ing good game!)


Last edited by riusma on 26 August 2018 at 10:38 am UTC
Purple Pudding 25 Aug, 2018
Well, with Steamplay I have the chance to play "Sid Meyer's Pirates!" for the first time! No issues here (it's from 2004 after all). Old game but great game!

The bad thing is that this interrupted my Saints Row second run (replayed the Third and re-began then Fourth).

While chanting "Drunken Sailor" I'm trying to download the huge "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" I bought some time ago. I'll test the mettle of men Steamplay soon!

BTW, have anyone tried "Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator" with Steamplay?
(Liam, I know you are a Sci-Fi fan, check this out)


Last edited by Purple Pudding on 25 August 2018 at 6:03 pm UTC
SuperTux 25 Aug, 2018
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Just grabbed Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun from Humble Store :).
Orkultus 25 Aug, 2018
Awesome, just picked up Battle Chasers.
rafaelcgs10 26 Aug, 2018
There is a brazilian site selling Doom 2016 for what would be like 4.8 US dollars .

https://hype.games/

Note sure if it's possible to you guys buy from there.
Feist 26 Aug, 2018
I really want to buy "Battle Chasers" and "Silver", however I have such a huge backlog since I did virtually no gaming from mid-may to mid-august.

If I thought things were getting bad on the "backlog front" *before* Steam Play/Proton, then afterwards....it´s "Backlog Armageddon".

This weekend I´ll keep playing PoE2, I´ll probably also start playing "Tesla Effect" from my beloved Tex Murphy Adventure series. Perhaps also some "Monkey Island" and I kinda miss the great atmosphere from "Alan Wake", just reinstalled and it seems to work great. I may very well decide to install a whole bunch of other old favorites, as well as windows games that I never got around to installing.
ziabice 26 Aug, 2018
I wasted my weekend trying games using Steam Play. The results were great: I discovered a GPU hang, some games not working, some graphical glitches, helped my distro improve the Steam Play experience. Wrote some github issues, forum posts, bug reports.

All in all, a great weekend! :D
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