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[Game Review] The Journey Down: Chapter Two

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Released on the 25th of August 2014, The Journey Down: Chapter Two is the second installment in The Journey Down video game series, a classic point and click adventure inspired by much-loved classic titles such as Grim Fandango. Described as having a "Afro-Caribbean vibe", a quick look at any of…

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Corebird, An Alternative GTK+3 Twitter Client

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If you're like me, you may not have heard much about Corebird, a native GTK+3 Twitter client. Which is a bit surprising really, as Corebird is a very nice and stable application that holds it's own with any of the other clients out there and deserves more love. There's a few Linux Twitter clients…

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B1 Free Archiver: a simple solution

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Switching to Linux requires users to abandon their usual set of favourite programs and to employ what is available. In terms of archive utilities the first and most obvious choice is the GNOME desktop environment File Roller. But does a Linux neophyte ready to get into all that stuff at once?…

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SeaMonkey - More than a Web Browser

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If you're anything like me, you may have thought or assumed that SeaMonkey was just a web browser; perhaps just a rebranded Firefox like Iceweasel. But it is in fact much more and has the name "all-in-one internet application suite" for a reason. SeaMonkey is free and open-source and is a…

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Review: Broken Age - Act 1

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A sheltered, over-protected, bored boy in space. A girl in a fairytale style land who is thrust into becoming an offering to a giant sea monster. Talking trees. Hippy lumberjacks. Broken Age has it all. And then some. Broken Age (Act 1) is a point and click adventure game officially released by…

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Review: Euro Truck Simulator 2

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If you've never been a real sim game buff or especially never played a game the likes of the Euro Truck Simulator series, you would probably snicker or roll your eyes at the idea of driving trucks from A to B, often long hauls, being "fun". But you know, I once thought the same thing! But, as you…

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Review: Salvation Prophecy

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If you love a good space romp and shooty shooty lasers you owe it to yourself to try this one. First off It's best not to play the first half hour or so and judge the game right away. Yes, it's an indie game (made by pretty much one man, no less) and the graphics and animations won't impress anyone…

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Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve the world of open source

 NetworkWorld: Facebook has partnered with several large companies to kick off a new project called TODO that aims to improve the way open source software is developed and consumed.

Linux Top 3: Fedora 21 Delayed, SystemRescueCD and Raspian Update

LinuxPlanet: There is saying that used to be commonly attributed to when Debian Linux distributions would be released. That saying is - "it's done, when it's done."

WordPress Resets 100,000 Passwords After Google Account Leak

eWEEK: As it turns out, although Google itself didn't see much impact, the exposure from the 5 million accounts is broader than just Google.

How to use Twitter in a Linux terminal with Rainbow Stream

 xmodulo: There are many native Twitter clients available on Linux platforms

Automate and Schedule Tasks In Ubuntu/Linux Mint With ComplexShutdown Tool

NoobsLab: ComplexShutdown is small GUI to shutdown your PC with lots of options.

How Matt's Machine Works

FastCoLabs: With a new version out and millions hooked, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg's unconventional model can make or break the Web.

Torvalds says he has no strong opinions on systemd

 ITwire: Linux creator Linus Torvalds is well-known for his strong opinions on many technical things.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to Finally Arrive on Linux

 softpedia: The Linux version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive seems to have been in the works for ages, but now there is finally some news about it, although it's nothing definitive.

Micro Focus Acquiring Attachmate for $2.3B

EnterpriseAppsToday: Deal will bring Novell, SUSE and NetIQ under the Micro Focus fold.

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Starbound Could Be Open Source In Future

The head of Starbound developers Chucklefish "Tiy" has said openly on twitter to all of his followers he wants to open source Starbound, and all their other games.

Another World Now Available For Linux, Plus Cheese's Thoughts And Some Words From Icculus

Eric Chahi's renowned cinematic platformer makes its Linux debut. Read inside for details, plus some quotes from Linux porter Ryan C. Gordon.

Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition Looks Set For Linux

Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition looks like it will give Linux gamers some love thanks to information from the SteamDB.

Pirates, Vikings And Knights II Source Engine Game Coming To Linux

Pirates, Vikings and Knights II is being updated to the latest Valve SDK and with it comes Linux support! Pirates, Vikings and Knights II is a unique, total conversion of the Half-Life 2 Source engine. 3 teams fight each other for kills, objectives and total domination!

Mojang Confirms Microsoft Is Buying The Minecraft Maker

In a move that will shock many, Mojang has finally confirmed the rumours. Microsoft is buying them out, and so Minecraft & Scrolls will be owned by Microsoft.

Terraria Officially Confirmed To Be In Development For Linux, Finally!

Even though it seemed likely from a developer tweeting a screenshot of Terraria on Linux there was never an official confirmation. Until now that is! The developers are now confident enough to confirm it.

Insanity's Blade Released For Linux

Insanity's Blade is an interesting mix of old school action and platforming that is now available to buy and play on Linux. They even offer up a demo for us.

The Sunday Gaming Section, Linux Gaming From Around The Web

Here is some Sunday reading for you from other gaming sites across the internet. Not much generally happens on a Sunday, so let's see what's been going on elsewhere.

A Roundup Of The Last Weeks Linux Gaming

Here is a look back at the last week on GamingOnLinux, an easy way to for you to keep up to date on what has happened in the past week for Linux Gaming!

Deadhold, A Squad Based Action RTS Game, And It's Coming To Linux

Deadhold is a Squad Based Action RTS game, brought to you by veteran game developers who have worked on titles such as Borderlands 2, Battlefield 2, Homefront and Myth 3.

Lutris Open Gaming Platform New Release

Lutris is an interesting open source application to help you manage your games from different sources, and they have released a fresh batch of builds.

Rising Angels: Reborn Available On Linux & It's Free

Rising Angels: Reborn is now available for free on Linux and promises to be an interesting sci-fi adventure.

Worlds Of Magic Strategy Game Released On Steam Early Access

Worlds of Magic is a good looking turn based strategy game that has just released into Steam Early Access and it looks great. The game is based on Master of Magic and the initial reviews are stellar.

Train Fever Business Simulation Game Now On Linux

Train Fever has delivered the promised Linux support that was missing from their initial Steam release.

Garry's Mod Hits The 6 Million Mark!

Garry's Mod has hit 6 million lifetime sales on Steam now and that's an incredible milestone. The developer also showed off how many are from Linux & Mac.