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The 2015 GamingOnLinux GOTY award is now over, here's the results!
13 January 2016 at 3:34 am UTC Likes: 1

TheBoss
ShaoluRandom idea: What if there were a tasteful set badges or something that could be shared with Colossal Order and others? It would help these games and this site get recognition at the same time.

We had Sobkas working on a congrats image, but he's been busy with stuff and it wasn't final.

We may have some sort of badges or something next year.

I think badges would be great to give to all the top spots in each category. And maybe a special GOTY page/section here in the website. It could have a list of the winners for every year, some pictures and such.

GOL GOTY Awards Coming Up, What Do You Want To See?
17 November 2015 at 5:15 pm UTC Likes: 1

I think categories is the best and genre can be a good way to do it. Its nice to have a top 3 on each genre that you know you can pick up if you want to try out a new game. I always found it strange to have a FPS competing with a platformer or a strategy game for example.
But at the same time there can be general awards: best story, best gameplay, best graphics, best sound, best music, best port, best technical quality, best day one linux release, "best game I never played", etc... and of course LINUX GAME OF THE YEAR!
It would be nice to have other awards for best porter, best store, best linux support, etc...

This will be exciting!

Defender's Quest Will Be Getting A Native Linux Port With Its Free HD Update
16 October 2015 at 4:36 pm UTC

This is a really good one. Highly recommend it.

Telltale Games Programmer Really Wants A Linux Port Of Minecraft: Story Mode
15 October 2015 at 2:37 pm UTC Likes: 2

Telltale games and Hearthstone are the port's I'm most eager to see. And the ones I was hopeless about, so maybe there is still hope after all...

InfiniTrap, A Hardcore 2D Maze Game Made On Linux, We Have Keys For You
11 October 2015 at 8:23 pm UTC

Developing games in Linux is awesome because you get extra geek points to brag to your friends and family!

The Entroware 'Proteus' Gaming Laptop, Reviewed For Linux
10 March 2015 at 8:06 pm UTC

peteSounds similar to the problem I had, but with Schenker XMG P502 PRO (Clevo P150EM) and a Nvidia 670MX. From one day to another nvidia stoped working.
Took me some messing around with it...

This is how I got it back up:
- use the xorg edgers ppa
- install nvidia-340 (the others like 346 didn't work)
- deaktivate xorg edgers ppa (so no new updates can mess things up)
- install primusrun from git (to get Metro Redux working)

I hope I didn't forget anything, really took some time...
Thanks for the tip, I will try it next week, because I'm traveling this week. But I'm using the nvidia-340, I guess the only difference is deactivating the ppa.
The primusrun is only for the Metro Redux?

The Entroware 'Proteus' Gaming Laptop, Reviewed For Linux
10 March 2015 at 6:20 pm UTC

I have the same machine: Clevo W230SS (i7-4710MQ 2.5GHz 6MB though) and in the last month Nvidia stoped working for me. I'm also using prime. It was working fine until about a month and a half ago. Which NVIDIA driver are you guys using?
I was in Ubuntu 14.04 and now with Ubuntu 14.10 and the problem is there in both.
Before this problem I was really happy with it! It is a powerful beast.

Interview With Artifex Mundi, Publisher Of Casual Adventure Games, We Have Keys For You
13 February 2015 at 10:13 pm UTC

The first Nightmares of the Deep was the first HOPA I played. I didn't even know this was a genre on its on, I just pick it up based on good reviews of it in Linux. The best thing about it its that time flies by quite fast while you are easily going through an easy going story and enjoying some minigames challenges. Enjoyable is the key element...

RogueSweeper, A Mashup Of Minesweeper And A Roguelike Now On Linux
2 February 2015 at 11:03 pm UTC

fleskHave you played the Hexcells games? They're a bit like Minesweeper but they don't require guessing and are hand-crafted, so they make for a much more interesting experience.

Hexcells are great games!

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