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

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Today GOL asks: what have you been playing on Linux, and what do you think about it?

I've personally been playing a lot of OpenRA, which I think I may have an addiction to. Really love the classic Westwood RTS games, I just wish the AI was a little better.

We had some fun playing Left 4 Dead 2 last night as well, such a good solid game. Great fun to play with friends, even if we did utterly fail at putting fuel in the car at the end of a certain level. Stupid Tank.

Now that the XCOM 2 patch and DLC is out I am also very much looking forward to getting back to kicking alien ass.

This coming week I am hoping to polish up our statistics page some more and include a resolution picker too. Along with general bug fixing of the website I am also planning to continue rolling out more features and new sections, but more on that later.

So many games, so little time!

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kalin 5 June 2016 at 2:22 pm UTC
Dota 2. There is plenty of custom games that are very funny
The only drawback is the fact that hammer is not available under linux

Last edited by kalin on 5 June 2016 at 2:22 pm UTC
miro 5 June 2016 at 2:24 pm UTC
Payday 2
Payday 2
Payday 2
Payday 2
Payday 2
Payday 2
Payday 2
Payday 2
Payday 2
Payday 2
and Payday 2

that's it. My library has quite lots of games, but well, I enjoy robbing banks.
Even if it is a serious waste of time, I see people with more than 5000+ hours of active gameplay. I mean...that's more than half a year 24/7 of Payday2 ? So I'm still pretty normal, having just 300 hours, since it is 1st day on Linux.

Last edited by miro on 5 June 2016 at 2:25 pm UTC
Jarno 5 June 2016 at 2:25 pm UTC
Pretty fun if you can deal with perma death.
Stupendous Man 5 June 2016 at 2:25 pm UTC
Duskers, a great Indie strategy game (I just recently wrote a review about it here).

Apart from that, Pillars of Eternity on Path of the Damned and Expert difficulty, which is a great challenge.

Though all in all I don't have much time for gaming these days, too much RL stuff to distract me.
Xpander 5 June 2016 at 2:26 pm UTC
F1 2015

just finished Canadian GP today.

playing with 30 min practice, short qualifying and 50% race distance.
all assists off except traction control medium.

Crashed in Monaco, but finished most other races and currently leading in the standings with 13 points

really liking the game
Gonza565 5 June 2016 at 2:31 pm UTC
Running with Rifles. I love it. The only thing that frustrates me about it is the Moorland Trenches map in the campaign. Can't beat it! I've pushed the two factions back so they only control one base each - Mansion & Hotel - but there are sooo many of them at each base and they respawn so fast. air support has no signal for some reason & It doesn't help that the rest of my allies just want to chill. I will try again tonight, and maybe go harder with MGs, sandbags and mortars.

Still, love the game and the only thing I would change about it is how its not terribly easy to see whats going when your behind buildings. I would make the building in the foreground translucent or something.
fabry92 5 June 2016 at 2:45 pm UTC
cs go with my new monitor 144hz with gsync! It works well on linux didn't expect this O.o
Gonza565 5 June 2016 at 2:56 pm UTC
fabry92cs go with my new monitor 144hz with gsync! It works well on linux didn't expect this O.o

Yes! I have g-sync too and it works great. At least It works great in cinnamon & KDE since they have the option to turn off compositing for full screen windows, so you can remain tear-free. I don't think you can do this in XFCE or LXQT, not sure about the others.
opera 5 June 2016 at 2:56 pm UTC
Finished Teslagrad and Braid this weekend. Both are very nice and fun to play Puzzle Platformers.
Furthermore i am still busy with Alien: Isolation which is pretty awesome and the visually most impressive game I played on Linux so far.
On a regularly base i am playing Counterstrike Global Offensive, which is great as long as you have some nice premates to play with.
tmtvl 5 June 2016 at 2:56 pm UTC
Satellite Reign is amazingly challenging and fun.
Mount & Blade: Warband is fun, although getting my stats up to the point where I can consistently besiege towns takes a while.
Baldur's Gate: EE is a bit more fun than the original, as I prefer the BG2 system, will be interesting when I get my character to BG2:EE.
Pillars of Eternity is less fun than BG:EE for some reason. Taking a page from MrBtongue's book, I suppose the game is too balanced.

Also played all through A Little Lily Princess recently, it's a bit softer than the book, but it's still a neat little timesink.

I've also been trying to get Divine Divinity: Original Sin working, but I fear I might need to run a Debian derivative, in which case it probably won't be worth the pain and humiliation.
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