Something for the weekend - Spec Ops: The Line is free on Humble Store

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Just a quick tip, Humble Store is currently giving away Spec Ops: The Line which has a Linux version. It's free to grab a permanent copy (no strings attached) for another 1 day and ~20 hours.

Spec Ops was ported to Linux by Virtual Programming back in 2015. Here's a little more about the game itself:

Spec Ops: The Line is an action-packed Third-Person Shooter that delivers heart pounding physically close combat through a squad-based play mechanic. Players lead a team of three characters, Captain Martin Walker, Lieutenant Adams and Sergeant Lugo. Each character has his own distinct personality and specialized skills, and the mature story they each play a role in explores the dark side of war in a realistic way, in which there are no good outcomes, only hard choices. As missions are completed more advanced weapons and equipment are made available. In addition, the desert environment of Dubai is brought into the game in a unique way with stunning visuals, and dynamic sandstorms that actively effect level designs, and which can be used to help and hinder progress. The vertical interiors of Dubai high rise buildings also provide tactical advantages and risks that can used be by players. Multiplayer campaigns bring new modes and unusual situations and environments to expand the single player experience.

If you see stuttering issues, you can try opening the file "steamapps/common/SpecOps_TheLine/Engine/Config/BaseEngine.ini" (or just right click in Steam -> Properties -> Local Files tab -> Browse local files) and adjust the "PoolSize" option under the "TextureStreaming" section to something like 256 which can make it quite a bit smoother.

If you grab it using our affiliate link, then we can also earn a little extra if you decide to pick up anything else within 24 hours.

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GustyGhost 29 Mar, 2018
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Well, that is debatable...
Liam Dawe 29 Mar, 2018
Quoting: GustyGhost
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Well, that is pedantic...
Fixed that for you ;)
razing32 29 Mar, 2018
Partnered with GamingonLinux.
Making a name out there ;-)
Koopacabras 29 Mar, 2018
I really liked this game
Spoiler, click me
the ending is so unexepected
It was the first game I played on steam and Linux :'(
I already own it, but surely someone will forget to grab the key, so here goes:

damarrin 29 Mar, 2018
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I like how there’s a line in the screenshot.
beko 29 Mar, 2018
…and before people start to ask: _That_ song is Mogwai - Glasgow Mega-Snake ;)
Beamboom 29 Mar, 2018
This is a really good, linear shooter. Exciting story, great locations / set pieces.
wvstolzing 29 Mar, 2018
Quoting: damarrinI like how there’s a line in the screenshot.

Surely it's the titular 'line'. I would've appreciated a spoiler tag at least.
Corben 29 Mar, 2018
A pretty good and imho underrated game. It even has several endings.
The game doesn‘t take your hand and shows you your choices, you have to discover them yourself.
For free it‘s a no brainer.
GustyGhost 29 Mar, 2018
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: GustyGhost
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Well, that is pedantic...
Fixed that for you ;)

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