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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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GOG to remove archive protection from their Windows installers

By Hamish,
After hearing plenty of heated feedback, GOG.com has now backtracked from their use of encrypted RAR files in their Windows installers, something which has raised concerns about the potential for encroaching DRM on their service as well as causing technical problems for some Linux users.

The Dark Descent of Frictional Games: Part Two

By Hamish,
In the second of a two part opinion series, I will offer up my own personal conviction that the Amnesia games do not actually live up to the full potential demonstrated by their predecessors.

The Dark Descent of Frictional Games: Part One

By Hamish,
In the first of a two part opinion series, we will explore how the Penumbra games through a process of gradual evolution created a solid design template for later Frictional Games titles to follow.

Yet Another Postal 2 DLC Is In The Works

By Hamish,
While Linux, Mac, and non-Steam players are still waiting for the arrival of the already released free updates to Running With Scissors flagship title, the Tucson based developers are already working on their next project, one which promises to revitalize the already eleven year old game in new and surprising ways.

Paranautical Activity Cancels Co-Op And Draws More Ire For Early Access

By Hamish,
I assume I am not alone in seeing the hate that Early Access has been getting from some sources recently. Well, the latest game to stoke the fire has been set off by CodeAvarice, developers of Paranautical Activity, a game that we have featured previously that combines both FPS and Rougelike gameplay features.

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,
Rating: 8/10 I had first heard about Psychonauts as an industry curiosity mentioned in a series of student video lectures about the history and development of video gaming as an art form. Mentioned as a notable commercial flop for the industry, the lecturer nevertheless pointed it out as a model of good video game storytelling...

Desura to more clearly label third-party DRM

By Hamish,
Desura developer Dave Traeger reveals that there is a new version of Desura in the works, and that it will be more informative when it comes to whether or not a game has DRM.
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