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New Humble Weekly Bundle (5 Linux Games Out Of 7)
4 September 2014 at 11:51 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: joshmnz$6 for that anmesia game alone is worth it IMO

I am rather doubtful that there are many people on here who do not already own it though.

Trine Enchanted Edition May Have A Linux Beta
1 September 2014 at 10:02 pm UTC

Quoting: edoI would prefer to have the original trine available in steam linux too, due to trine 2 runs very slow even on windows, so on linux it will be unplayable (I have to use the r600 driver).
btw, the humble-bundle trine version does not work either.

Trine 2 is perfectly playable for me on Linux with a Radeon HD 4670 and the R600 Gallium3D drivers:
http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/gamingonlinux-reviews-trine-2-complete-story.2623

I do hope that non-Steam users will still have the old Alternative Games port available for download alongside the Enchanted Edition though - if it does use the Trine 2 skills there are enough game balance changes between the two that my opinion might swing heavily between them.

GOG Announce DRM-free Movies, And Some Games Are Being Removed
27 August 2014 at 6:31 pm UTC Likes: 2

I can't say that I am that fond of the new layout - it seems to subscribe to the whole Windows 8 style of having few or no hard edges that quite frankly I despise. A real shame considering that the old GOG layout was probably the best one I have seen for a web store.

Still, it does at least work for me with Chromium (Version 36.0.1985.143 (287914)), and the Linux icon is now a little penguin, which is indeed an improvement.

Ioquake3 FPS Game Engine Switching Over to SDL2
27 August 2014 at 4:18 pm UTC

Why does everyone choose to show Turtle Arena... :P

At any rate, this is good news, especially for people who still regularly play Quake III like myself.

Universe Sandbox 2, A Physics Based Space Simulator Now In Alpha & On Linux
27 August 2014 at 3:53 pm UTC

Is this Steam only? Because I recall seeing my brother playing with the original on Windows and that one did not require Steam. :S:

Happy Birthday...Linux!
25 August 2014 at 4:55 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: oldrocker99Thanks, Linus. Again!

Well, and everyone else - it really is a community effort after all.

Happy Birthday...Linux!
25 August 2014 at 3:40 pm UTC Likes: 1

Well, I might put some more work into my Linux course today.

GOL Asks Again: What Have You Been Playing Recently?
25 August 2014 at 3:38 pm UTC

Quoting: seamooseThey're even better when people write mini-reviews (one or two lines at most) about their impressions instead of just listing the games they play.

Well, I suppose we all must apologize for being so lazy about it then... :P

Bad jokes aside, I did at least give you "despondent" about AMFP. ;)

GOL Asks Again: What Have You Been Playing Recently?
23 August 2014 at 7:44 pm UTC

Honestly, I have not been gaming recently. Too much to do.

I do still have a game of Duke Nukem 3D going using the gog.com release that I go back to on roughly weekly intervals though, and I am slowly and rather despondently making my way through A Machine for Pigs.

None of these are new releases, but then, I almost never play a game when it has just come out, even for Linux.

GOL World Tour: Gaming From Argentina
21 August 2014 at 12:39 am UTC

Quoting: fleskSweden might be a good choice too, with games like SteamWorld Dig, The Journey Down, Goat Simulator, Amnesia, Hotline Miami and more.

Or Finland, with games like Rochard, Legend of Grimrock, and Trine.

There is also Alternative Games in Finland which deserves an honourable mention for actually porting Klei Entertainment's games, among others.

Actually, that whole general region is just plain awesome. :)