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Hamish Paul Wilson is a free software developer, game critic, amateur writer, and farm labourer living in Alberta, Canada. He is an advocate of both DRM free Linux gaming and the free software movement alongside his other causes, and more information on him can be found at his icculus.org homepage where he lists everything he is currently involved in: http://icculus.org/~hamish

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GamingOnLinux Reviews - Stacking

By Hamish,
Rating: 8/10 After two previous forays into mainstream console gaming that left Double Fine Productions out of cash and almost out of options, following the release of Brütal Legend (2009) Double Fine had to take a double take and chart out a new course for the then mostly auteur focused developer....

Postal 2 DLC progressing

By Hamish,
Developer Running With Scissors has committed to an initial release of the new Postal 2 expansion content on December 13, 2013, but unfortunately Linux, Mac, and DRM free players will have to wait a little bit longer before receiving the updates.

Double Fine Productions is now on Desura

By Hamish,
Double Fine Productions has started releasing their game titles on Desura. Most of their games have been available on both Steam and the Humble Store for quite some time already, but this is the first time that the studio notably headed by video game auteur Tim Schafer has turned their attention to Desura.

Chuck's Challenge 3D released on Desura

By Hamish,
Chuck's Challenge 3D is a new puzzle game by Chuck Sommerville, creator of the classic title Chip's Challenge. His latest creation has just been released on Desura as a result of a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Spooky Range - A new Unity3D FPS for Halloween

By Hamish,
Spooky Range is a new Unity3D powered first person shooter that is currently available for pre-order on Desura and will be released the day before Halloween.

GamingOnLinux Reviews - Trine 2: Complete Story

By Hamish,
Rating: 8.5/10 The original Trine (2009) first became notable to me after I had discovered that its developer Frozenbyte had given full permission to redistribute certain screenshots of the game under a Creative Commons license as long as an attribution back to them was preserved...

Developer Of Salvation Prophecy Answers Fan Questions

By Hamish,
Sean Lindskog of Firedance Games recently took the time to answer a variety of fan questions on the Desura profile page for his game Salvation Prophecy. Included here is an organized review of what he had to say.

Iesabel - A new Unity3D powered Hack 'n' Slash released on Desura

By Hamish,
Madman Theory Games and Forever Entertainment S.A. have released their Unity3D powered Hack 'n' Slash game on Desura .

GamingOnLinux Reviews - Psychonauts

By Hamish,
Game Information: Name: Psychonauts Released: April 19, 2005 Developer: Double Fine Productions Rating: 8/10 Hardware Specifications: Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE 3....

Desura to more clearly label third-party DRM

By Hamish,
With the arrival of Steam on Linux many gamers have latched onto Desura as being the designated DRM-free alternative - it offers many of the same features as Steam including automatic management and updates of someone's game library, a similar game key sy...

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Source Code Released

By Hamish,
We are a little late at covering this, but following the less than cheery news that Disney had closed down the venerable LucasArts in favour of licensing out their famous franchises to other developers instead, Raven Software has decided to actually m...

Soul Capture 2.0.0 has now been released

By Hamish,
The 2.0.0 release of Soul Capture, a free software utility developed by Piga Software which can be used to capture both the video and audio playback of OpenGL applications such as games, has now been released. Quote...

Rochard "Hard Times" DLC Released

By Hamish,
Rochard, the puzzle-platformer that has the distinct honour of being the first ever Unity3D game released for Linux thanks to its inclusion with Humble Indie Bundle 6, now has a little more content. Developer Recoil Games have released their "Hard...

Livalink released for Linux on Desura

By Hamish,
Anyone else notice an increase in the amount of Unity engine games making their way to Desura recently? The latest submission is from Australian developer Ben4Views in the form of a fairly nice looking FPS game entitled Livalink.

GamingOnLinux Reviews - Rochard

By Hamish,
Game Information: Name: Rochard Released: September 27, 2011 Developer: Recoil Games Rating: 8/10 Hardware Specifications: Processor: AMD Sempron 140 2.7 Ghz Video ...

Eureka offers a new option for Doom mappers

By Hamish,
A friend of mine on another forum sent me a message to ask for my opinion of Eureka, a new free software map editor for Doom engine based games that is itself based on Yadex, which was the classic option for Linux mappers back in the day.

A Double Fine Update

By Hamish,
I kind of got distracted thanks to recent events, but after having recently won Psychonauts I wrote to Double Fine about the future of the games Linux port, and here are the responses I got. About updating the port and fixing the still rema...

GamingOnLinux Reviews - Postal: Classic and Uncut

By Hamish,
Game Information: Name: Postal: Classic and Uncut Released: August 29, 2003 Developer: Running With Scissors Rating: 7/10 Hardware Specifications: Processor: AMD Sempron 1...

Trine 2: Goblin Menace Expansion Announced

By Hamish,
Although word of an expansion (not DLC) being developed has been around for months, Frozenbyte has now officially announced work on Trine 2: Goblin Menace!

GamingOnLinux Reviews - Shadowgrounds

By Hamish,
Game Information: Name: Shadowgrounds Released: November 11, 2005 Developer: Frozenbyte Rating: 7.5/10 Hardware Specifications: Processor: AMD Sempron 140 2.7 Ghz V...
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