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History, sci-fi, technology, cooking, writing and playing games are things I enjoy very much. I'm always keen to try different genres of games and discover all the gems out there.

Oh and the name doesn't mean anything but coincidentally could be pronounced as "Buttery" which suits me just fine.

Crusader Kings III is now out, some thoughts on the medieval mayhem

By BTRE,
Paradox Development Studios’ newest entry in the character-driven medieval strategy series has come out today. And, boy, is it ever good to be the king.

Half-Life: Absolute Zero mimics Half-Life's original vibe, run on Linux with Xash3D FWGS

By BTRE,
The original Half-Life turned out to look and feel rather different than what originally shown before release. This fan project seeks to give players a different experience more inline with that original design.

Challenging sci-fi action RPG Hellpoint is now available

By BTRE,
After a successful crowdfunding campaign several years ago, the slick and violent Hellpoint has now released with same-day Linux support.

Svoboda 1945 is a historical follow up to Attentat 1942 and will support Linux at launch

By BTRE,
Created with the help of professional historians, Svoboda 1945 tells the story of the events that followed the end of the Second World War in a small Czech village. By uncovering the past, players can explore the experiences of those who survived the war.

Monster Sanctuary’s newest update adds a new area and story arc

By BTRE,
The Early Access monster-catching title continues to improve. The newest update to Monster Sanctuary adds not only a new area but quality-of-life changes and a few other new features.

Godot Engine to get various improvements thanks to the Google Summer of Code program

By BTRE,
The open source Godot game engine is a really amazing project that’s quickly becoming even more amazing. Development continues unabated and, thanks to dedicated programmers, there’s plenty to look forward to in the works.

EVERSPACE 2 continues to shape up in Alpha, shows off second star system

By BTRE,
The rather pretty open-world space action sim from ROCKFISH games looks to be steadily improving as it nears Beta quality. The developers have shown the adjustments made in response to feedback as well as new content they hope to add soon.

PlayStation 2 emulator PCSX2 continues to show improvements in latest progress report

By BTRE,
The quest for better emulation is never quite done, it seems. The open source PS2 emulator saw its first major stable release in years a few months ago and since then more exciting stuff has been under development.

In Blood is an upcoming visual novel about toxic relationships and lovecraftian horror

By BTRE,
Ever wondered what it would be like to make a blood pact with an ancient god? In Blood will explore the consequences of an accidental encounter as the protagonist struggles to balance her impulses and retain her humanity.

Godhood to ascend Early Access on August 11

By BTRE,
After about a year, the auto-battling god game is close to launching out of Early Access. There’s a few new features leading up to the full release as well.

Vulnerability found in GRUB2 bootloader, nicknamed ‘BootHole’, compromising Secure Boot

By BTRE,
Users of the popular bootloader may want to update their systems in order to mitigate the danger of this new exploit.

Europa Universalis IV: Emperor is now available, some thoughts

By BTRE,
The sprawling strategy title by Paradox Development Studios sees its latest expansion rework and add content to many of the nations of Europe. I spent a few hours building up my empires and have a few thoughts to share.

Hearts of Iron IV's espionage-themed expansion, La Résistance, is a fun addition to a hard-fought war

By BTRE,
Prepare to use your intelligence to win the war. The latest expansion for Paradox Development Studios’ World War 2 title focuses on all things espionage and has a revamp for several nations. Prospective partisans and all other players will also be getting a large patch with new free features.

dont_forget_me is an upcoming cyberpunk adventure game about exploring memories that looks promising

By BTRE,
Expect megacorporations, lots of neon, noir, jazz and synths and more in this adventure. A short prototype demo is available so you can get a little taste of uncovering memories.

Yacht Club Games have shown off quite a lot of upcoming Shovel Knight content

By BTRE,
The retro-inspired platformer continues to get love from its developers five years on from launch. Expect more content in December and as well as a new spinoff game sometime in the future.

The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut is now out, adding Linux support and other goodies

By BTRE,
Linux gamers have had to wait a while but, with the launch of the new director’s cut, The Bard’s Tale IV now has a native port. The new enhanced version also has a lot of new improvements over the original game.

Underworld Ascendant's Linux port has now been released

By BTRE,
Get ready to dungeon crawl! After many delays, the sequel to the classic Ultima Underworld games has finally seen a Linux release.

Cthulhu Saves the World has an unofficial Linux port available

By BTRE,
The comedic retro-inspired RPG has been brought to Linux thanks to porter Ethan Lee and FNA. You can now aid the horrifying Cthulhu in his quest to save the world in order to ruin it properly later.

The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut to be launched August 27

By BTRE,
The dungeon crawler by Brian Fargo and inXile is set to finally launch on Linux soon. The new director’s cut will bring more than just a new coat of paint.

Oaths, coalitions and betrayal — some thoughts on Total War: THREE KINGDOMS

By BTRE,
The latest entry in the Total War franchise has had me battling all over China in a bid to obtain the mandate of heaven. Becoming emperor is easier when you've got good friends.
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