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What have you been playing on Linux lately and what do you think?

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Well now, it's been quite some time since I asked a direct question to my readers. Here we are once again, as I open up the floor to you.

What have you been playing on Linux lately and what do you think about it?

Personally, I've been testing out Sudden Strike 4 which releases with day-1 Linux support tomorrow. I'm going to be livestreaming a preview of it in about 10 minutes on our Twitch channel. So far, so good and I will have more thorough thoughts on it at release! Remember to keep an eye on the sidebar, as it list the next livestream and this page where you can see our schedule.

I also decided to dive in at the deep end with The Long Dark story mode, but I have to say so far it seems quite disappointing. The story feels a little boring and some of the mechanics have been annoying me quite a lot. I've lost a few campfires that I desperately needed trying to go to the pause menu quickly, but instead it just stops making my campfire — annoying. I will have more thoughts to share when I've finished the first episode, the sandbox mode is great though.

Also, a shout out to the Putt-Putt games, as my son recently completed Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo in an hour, with very little help. He loves it, so if you have kids and they might like short adventure games I highly recommend the series. Article taken from
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oldrocker99 11 August 2017 at 2:13 pm UTC
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Picked up Pillars of Eternity again. I [b]might[/] I might replay Numenara. using Rhin this time so she doesn't run away crying...
coryrj19951 11 August 2017 at 2:50 pm UTC
coryrj19951I've been playing Myth 2. Just got this about a week or so ago
Interesting, I also want to play Myth 2 eventually. Did you use Project Magma?

Yeah, the Loki installer wasn't quite working how it should of been so I went with the Magma installer which actually detected the Myth CD and installed from it. I did get the original Loathing and Fear editors running from the CD though, which I was very surprised when they actually started up.
Cimeryd 11 August 2017 at 11:15 pm UTC
Been playing a lot of Ticket to Ride lately. Solid board game, really nice for a side activity to YouTube,a good way to waste 5-10 minutes. Linux port mostly works well, but some times the menu crashes to desktop, and at other times the game keeps running in the background after being closed. Both issues are trivial.

Also powered through Full Throttle, still a great adventure game. On a side note, that was my first LucasArts adventure game, back on Dad's first Mac. Whether I'm better at it now or just remember stuff from my childhood, it now took a few hours to get through what took me a summer back then.
adamhm 11 August 2017 at 11:37 pm UTC
Started a playthrough of Fallout 3 a few days ago (using the GOG version with my Wine wrapper)
MarechalLima 13 August 2017 at 2:33 am UTC
-Team Fortress 2
Eike 13 August 2017 at 1:14 pm UTC
wojtek88So recently I've finished Pillars of Eternity + White March Part 1 and 2. According to Steam it took me 195 hours, however I don't know how the time was measured (sometimes I left game and Steam running while leaving home).

As long as the game has not been stopped, it counts as play time.
Eike 13 August 2017 at 1:15 pm UTC
nattydreadI'm stuck on the last level of xcom. Any tips?

Have at least two fully enhanced, fully equipped snipers optimized for long-range combat ready. At least!
spdr870 13 August 2017 at 3:32 pm UTC
dweezil-n0xadParadigm: Also recently played: Kingdoms & Castles, Operation Sheep Defense, Full Throttle remastered.

Very cool to read that you are playing Operation Sheep Defense. As the developer it is nice to see that someone is playing it. Hope you enjoy the game!
dweezil-n0xad 13 August 2017 at 4:37 pm UTC
spdr870Very cool to read that you are playing Operation Sheep Defense. As the developer it is nice to see that someone is playing it. Hope you enjoy the game!
Yes I enjoy your game, I've just finished level 22 :-)
scratchi 14 August 2017 at 2:47 am UTC
On my main desktop (Gentoo, i5-760, 8GB DDR3-1600 and Nvidia GTX670, Nvidia binaries) I just recently finished Tomb Raider. That was a good long game, I enjoyed it despite the fact it was kinda linear and scripted. Used steam controller for it.

On my work laptop (Opensuse Leap, i7, Nvidia GS840, Bumblebee and Nvidia binaries) once in a while I'll fire up Major Mayhem! If you haven't played Major Mayhem, I highly recommend it! It's a Unity game made by Rocket Jump (one man crew from New Zealand). I found out about it for Android first, it came to Windows and then Linux a bit after. Liam, if you haven't played/reviewed this game, give it a whirl

On my HTPC Laptop (Opensuse Leap, AMD Llano, A8-4555M with HD 8550M, Opensource RadeonSI) I play DiRT Showdown. I just finished it today actually, but I'll still play it for a bit, fun game to play on the 50" TV with Logitech controller. The game runs nice on opensource AMD drivers on 1080p, especially considering this hardware is pretty old and not that powerful. My kid like the destruction derby runs too
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