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What are you playing this weekend and what do you think about it?

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It's the weekend and the sun is out, so naturally many of us will be staring at a bright screen playing the latest and greatest Linux games.

I tend to go through phases of being attached to specific games for a few weeks before utterly burning myself out on them, currently Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has managed to hook me back in. It's not exactly the newest game, but it still has such fluid and fun gameplay that there's still really nothing else like it in the shooter scene.

HITMAN is also tempted me back once more, since I've never actually gone through the Patient Zero bonus campaign. With HITMAN 2 being announced, I feel like I need to get my practice down in case Feral Interactive say they're porting it to Linux again (they sadly haven't—yet). It would be odd if they didn't, since HITMAN seemed to be quite a popular game with Linux gamers.

Caves of Qud has also been amusing me lately, such a great story maker. I won't tell you how many times I've died…

So many games, so little time. Choosing what to play does become a real issue, with an insane amount of great quality games on Linux—there's truly never been a better time for us.

What are you playing this weekend and what do you think about it?

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stan 14 July 2018 at 11:31 am UTC
PatolaBound By Flame, great RPG with witcher 3-like vibe, although I've being bitten by the keyboard input bug (it won't recognize the keys, only the mouse)
I just tried it again and:
- I have to set it to windowed mode or the mouse detection is offset vertically
- keyboard keys are recognized, but I was unable to find a key that moves the character… It’s strange as I did play this game a bit in the past. Unfortunately there are no key binding options.

Two Worlds, I started playing it but abandonned it… I should try again. There’s not much hand-holding in that one.

I’ve been playing Kingdom Rush Frontiers, a very good tower defense.
WorMzy 14 July 2018 at 11:33 am UTC
I'm playing Eternal Darkness using the Dolphin emulator. I don't have much time for anything else on Linux right now.
deathxxx 14 July 2018 at 11:37 am UTC
I play SORR Remake v5. Very good challenge survival game.
https://youtu.be/H1KU8qk4ncY
Patola 14 July 2018 at 11:56 am UTC
stan
PatolaBound By Flame, great RPG with witcher 3-like vibe, although I've being bitten by the keyboard input bug (it won't recognize the keys, only the mouse)
I just tried it again and:
- I have to set it to windowed mode or the mouse detection is offset vertically
- keyboard keys are recognized, but I was unable to find a key that moves the character… It’s strange as I did play this game a bit in the past. Unfortunately there are no key binding options.
Hey, thanks for the help! Changing to windowed mode didn't solve, but then changing it back to fullscreen somehow registered a few keypresses. I'll try other stuff.
But there are options to change the keybindings. Go to option, controls, then change the control there to "mouse and keyboard" and go to the second page; the keybindings will be there for you to configure.

stanTwo Worlds, I started playing it but abandonned it… I should try again. There’s not much hand-holding in that one.

Well, I just finished it, bought it on GOG wine-wrapped and I always register my times at HowLongtoBeat, both for registering use of "Linux" and how long I took to get to the ending. I find it a very pleasant RPG and one that did not bother me to keep grinding, in fact I mostly launched it to wander around and kill monsters and level up, the quests were secondary, and the landscape gorgeous. I used a custom shell script to record my time in the game, since GOG does not have that feature.


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FerroTiC 14 July 2018 at 12:10 pm UTC
For couple of weeks, I've been indulging myself by playing Overload.
It is modern successor to Descent games from the 90', in Unity engine and Linux native on GOG and Steam.

The start was a bit underwhelming, and old-school principle of six-degrees of freedom shooting in mining shafts in a modern engine. But once you re-learn the basic movement system, weapons and enemies, the game becomes really fun. The difficulty spikes are enough to keep you on your toes every level, weapons can be upgraded, there are some new enemies and the gauntlets/boss fights are excellent.

Performance is decent, not the best, graphics are good.
sbolokanov 14 July 2018 at 12:21 pm UTC
Decided to give Ballistic another go, but that game is just not my type of shooter. So deleted it after playing a couple of matches.

It's kinda disappoiting what we have available for play.


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jens 14 July 2018 at 12:37 pm UTC
Nothing, time for summer vacation ;)
Feist 14 July 2018 at 12:39 pm UTC
Nothing. It´s just *too-bloody-warm* for gaming, I had hoped that by now I would at least have played through PoE2 but I´ve only played it for about 15 hours since it was released. Looking at the weather forecast there is no gaming in sight for my foreseeable future.
YourPalMark 14 July 2018 at 12:44 pm UTC
Certainly not "latest and greatest", I'm playing the classics: Cube 2 Sauerbraten and Smokin' Guns!
Micromegas 14 July 2018 at 12:46 pm UTC
I like this kind of article because there is always something new to discover in the comments.

Although I am a diligent reader of GOL, "The Dwarves" and "Rise of Titans" were new to me! Wishlisted instantly.

I have so many games to play but since I'm a strategy game fan most of them require some working brain to play them - ideal for weekends when you are not exhausted from work. But the sun is just too inviting and we had nice rain the last days so it's all green and not too hot.

Stellaris, Pillars of Eternity, Age of Wonders III, Shadow Tactics... have to wait. So I'm probably playing again during the week on evenings some Slay the Spire and Euro Truck Simulator 2 where you can perfectly listen to some podcasts or music while playing and not thinking too hard.
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