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Humble Bundle have some interesting deals going on for Linux gamers
3 December 2017 at 7:46 pm UTC

PhlebiacThat's what I do... I always pause the subscription if the "early unlock" games aren't on Linux / to my fancy.
I never paused... until last month when they did that crap with Elder Scrolls etc. (worst ever early unlock) - and then missed the best monthly (in my opinion) ever (I would have been happy if it would have only contained Shadow Tactics and nothing else - what a cool game!). So this month I took the bundle even though the early unlock (again) sucked... and what should I say... there is not a single game in the bundle that interests me (even if it would come out on Linux later) - that's even worse than the usual "Damn, again nothing good for linux!". But the January early unlock is finally a ray of light! I had The long dark on my wish list and the Dawn of war type of games are my thing, too (I just didn't get to play through II due to lack of time so I didn't even look at III yet (which is why it's not on my wish list)). Quantum Break seems to also be a good game and I'll just trade that with a friend at some time for something that runs for linux... win win.

The developers of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation are working on the Linux version
23 October 2017 at 2:19 pm UTC

It would be great to finally have Stardock games on Linux. There are very few titles that I didn't like when I still played things on Windows and I really really wanted OTC to release on Linux

Get thinking, as Feral Interactive are teasing another new Linux port
2 October 2017 at 3:13 pm UTC

vipor29i am hoping it is not another strategy game we got enough of those.please let it be rise of the tomb raider
Wooohaaaa!!! You can NEVER have enough strategy games . (Not that we do. There's still so much good stuff to port!)

The Humble Gems Bundle 2 has some nice Linux games in it
1 October 2017 at 7:17 pm UTC

I bought this one for Cryptark. The windows game in the $10 Tier you can easily exchange with e.g. the people on barter.vg for a Linux game (I got Interplanetary: Enhanced Edition for it). Apotheon was already part of PS Plus but it is also a sought after game... so trading its key will not be difficult. Pinstripe looks nice and so does The Count Lucanor (possibly for the kids). I'm not decided yet about Slayaway Camp though. I have to say I'm much happier with the last two individual bundles from a Linux perspective than the monthlies...

Crashlands, a story-driven crafting ARPG set in an outlandish world is coming to Linux
23 August 2017 at 2:11 pm UTC Likes: 2

Finally! I got the key a long time ago from Humble and despite a lot of people trying to get it from me on barter I resisted hoping for a linux port since the developer hinted on maybe doing it... Looking forward to playing it!

Aspyr Media confirm cross-platform multiplayer for Civilization VI with the next patch
4 April 2017 at 6:50 am UTC

KimyrielleI am a huge Civ fan, but it's honestly not a game I'd play multiplayer. Turn-based games and multiplayer don't mix very well IMHO. Still good to see this implemented for the people who wanted it.
I actually prefer the multiplayer games to just playing against the CPU. The reasons for this are:

a) You can't taunt the CPU
b) Human players behave like humans - you can actually understand their motivations and plan for them unlike the often obscure decisions the AI makes
c) None of the AI opponents matches the skills of a human player - we usually fill up the game with a few AIs and they are always (without exception) in the lower end of the scoring table when we hit mid-game - they just act as a bigger version of barbarians later on. This is especially true for Civ 6 - the AI is atrociously bad at that game.
d) With the AIs the game often is reduced to tactics and numbers - strategy is not really a strength of the AI... it optimizes for the now and in general gets worse the more complex the scenario.
e) The chat alone is worth playing usually with the comments going on there when people wait for any one player to finish up (playing with friends/family - I would never play strangers as I would be afraid that they would not finish a game) - even better if you do the whole thing with people in a room or on a conference line.
f) Simultaneous turns made the whole experience much more exciting and faster. We don't set time limits on turns because they are not necessary anymore. I usually run the games on one of my screens while doing multiple other things on the side. It's at the same time relaxing and engaging

Future Stardock games may come to Linux thanks to Vulkan
10 March 2017 at 10:44 am UTC

Last time I asked one of their devs in a GC III Twitch session he said that he hadn't heard anything about them planning to port GC to Linux (about 3 months ago). He suggested to ask Brad (Wardell) though.

Early Exclusive: Civilization VI to release February 9th for Linux with a discount, NVIDIA only for now
8 February 2017 at 8:04 pm UTC

Kimyrielle
cRaZy-bisCuiTPlease don't split the gaming community Aspyr! It's already sad Feral couldn't fix their cross-platform multiplayer.

What is the reason to buy a Multiplayer game if you can't find people to play with since the Linux and Mac community is rather small? Also if I can't play with my friends I don't see any reason to buy your game. Sorry.

Honestly, the probably biggest application of Civ multiplayer is LAN, and chances are that computers in the same use the same OS, no?
Nope,...
me -> Linux
wife -> MacOS
kid 1 -> Windows
kid 2 -> Windows

Luckily the kids are out overnight on the weekend, so I can play with my wife on the weekend

Exclusive: Civilization VI now fully confirmed to be coming for SteamOS & Linux and soon too
10 January 2017 at 8:14 pm UTC Likes: 3

slaapliedjeSo, just to add to this... how many tiny penguins + cookies + cake will it take to get a port from Bethesda?
I'm afraid you'd have to learn how to do origami penguins made of 100 $ bills.

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