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Ubuntu 18.04 is now officially released, so to mark this occasion we’ve teamed up with DRM free game store GOG for a sale and to throw some free games your way.

As you know, GOG have supported Linux for some time now, going way back to August 2014 where they made a bit of a splash with 50 games. Since then, they’ve continued to expand their catalogue of DRM free games. Not just modern games though, as they’re also nicely packaging some retro classics with the likes of DOSBox to make it simple for Linux gamers.

From now, GOG will be officially supporting Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04, as they will no longer be actively testing 14.04. They told me they’ve confirmed around 90% of their Linux games as fully working on the latest Ubuntu 18.04 release. They also officially support Ubuntu-based distributions like Mint and elementary OS. Personally, I think it’s fantastic GOG go through such lengths with their Linux support.

GOG have even given us one of those shiny partner pages, where we have listed a few choice Linux games to take a look at. With so many good Linux games available, it was a tough job to narrow it down to only a few. Feel free to link it to friends considering using Linux for gaming as a quick and easy list for some good choices. You can also see all Linux games currently on sale on GOG right here.

They’ve also given us 50 copies of Hacknet to give away! (Update: It's over now!)

Want to win a copy? Simply say "I love DRM free games!" somewhere in your comment to be entered. Competition closes 7PM UTC tomorrow, winners will be sent a PM directly here with a key if they win sometime after that.

As for what's new in Ubuntu 18.04, our good friends over at OMGUbuntu did a rather slick video you should check out. Will Cooke from Canonical also put up an overview with some tips to get you going. The biggest change, is the main Ubuntu version being moved from their own Unity desktop back to GNOME. For me personally, the move from Unity to GNOME Shell wasn't as big a shock as I expected, I've grown to quite like it honestly. Having a more customizable desktop certainly is handy, quite a fan of the one-click install for most GNOME plugins!

Naturally, there's many other Ubuntu-based distributions to look out for with different desktops like Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Budgie and so on with each of them having their own 18.04 release.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Phlebiac 28 April 2018 at 5:49 am UTC
Holy cow, 30 pages of comments. Nothing like a giveaway to bring out all the lurkers.
I already have the game, so I won't compete.

tailDASHeFFedora 28 will feature maintained repos by the Fedora Project for Nvidia proprietary drives and Steam!

Interesting; there have been excellent third party repos for quite some time, but semi-official ones make it even easier.
14 28 April 2018 at 5:49 am UTC
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I'm very happy to see this Ubuntu release. I like the changes in 18.04. Ubuntu Desktop is a huge advantage to the Linux worldwide community.
Destroyer 28 April 2018 at 5:50 am UTC
I don't love DRM free games! It makes me feel bad about having Steam.
Kallestofeles 28 April 2018 at 6:55 am UTC
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"I love DRM free games!" - Just putting it out there... you know.
Hori 28 April 2018 at 6:59 am UTC
I love DRM free games!

Keep em coming, and keep em cross-platform. Games should be for *everyone*!
In an ideal world all Steam keys would be usable as DRM-free as well, for those who would rather not use that platform. Even tho I'm lucky that I like Steam, not everyone does.
Hori 28 April 2018 at 6:59 am UTC
I love DRM free games!

Keep em coming, and keep em cross-platform. Games should be for *everyone*!
In an ideal world all Steam keys would be usable as DRM-free as well, for those who would rather not use that platform. Even tho I'm lucky that I like Steam, not everyone does.
Hypnotize 28 April 2018 at 7:14 am UTC
I love DRM free games!
PiotrDab 28 April 2018 at 7:34 am UTC
I love DRM free games! What's more I love FOSS and I'm sooooo happy a new Ubunut came out
robvv 28 April 2018 at 7:39 am UTC
Some people like GOG, some people like Itch, but I think we can all say "I love DRM free games!"
adibuyono 28 April 2018 at 7:46 am UTC
Like everyone, I like DRM free games too ?
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