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Sneaking around in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, thanks to Steam Proton

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Unless you've been under a rock lately (which I'm guilty of some of the time, let's be honest) and you're into Linux gaming, you would have heard of a little something that the Valve Corporation has brought out in their Steam client - called 'Proton'. This bundle of goodness brings a whole host of…

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Paper Dungeons Crawler Released in Early Access; First Impressions

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Just recently released into Early Access on Steam, Paper Dungeons Crawler is the sequel to Paper Dungeons, a table-top styled turn-based RPG that also saw a Linux release, by indie team Agent Mega. This sequel takes a more pure 'Roguelike' adventure direction than its predecessor while retaining…

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Solus - Impressive, Most Impressive

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If you pay attention to happenings in the Linux world, chances are you've heard the name 'Solus' being bandied around quite a bit. The Solus project (formally known as SolusOS) has been gathering momentum and popularity lately and I figured it was high time I actually try the operating system out.…

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A Look at GNOME Recipes

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Now, yours truly isn't much of a cook, but I am trying to improve on that. With that in mind, the new GNOME Recipes application caught my eye and I decided to check it out. GNOME Recipes is still in development and its included library of recipes is certainly not exactly exhaustive, so I'm looking…

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A Look at Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Preview + Night Light

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Even as a self-confessed Arch Linux guru (okay, not a guru, but Arch is definitely my "main" distro), I do have a soft spot for the GNOME variant of Ubuntu, after running various versions of Ubuntu GNOME on my ASUS laptop for a fairly extended amount of time. With the release of GNOME…

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HITMAN on Linux - First Impressions

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With HITMAN releasing just days ago on Linux, we have yet another big title landing on our favourite platform. It's also courtesy once again of the heavy lifting in porting that Feral Interactive do. The game is also interesting in that Feral promised launch-day Mesa 13 support, which is especially…

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Miaou Moon - Linux Game Impressions

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Miaou Moon is an unusual platformer styled game. On the one hand, it's an almost hypnotic and patient adventure through space as you let yourself bounce around through low gravity while conserving energy. On the other hand, you'll suddenly find yourself using cleverly timed thrusts to avoid a…

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elementary OS Freya Beta 1 is Looking Sparse But Fast and Sleek

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elementary OS is a GNU/Linux distribution that you will either adore or on the other hand, find isn't for you. Fast, tight and favouring beauty and a logical simplicity over the ability to customize every little thing, eOS takes a different approach to many Linux distributions. In this article we…

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A Sneak Peek at Birdie 2.0

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I recently wrote about how the Birdie project, a lightweight and attractive Twitter client for Linux, was being rewritten and reborn as Birdie 2.0, an entirely new codebase. The Birdie Development team were kind enough to provide The Linux Rain with a private preview build of the new upcoming…

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Birdie - A Lightweight and Beautiful Twitter Client

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If you're looking for a Twitter desktop application for your Linux operating system, especially a lightweight and simple program you can just leave running with very little drain on system resources, Birdie may be for you. While Birdie may be very light and simple, it is also beautiful and designed…

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How to Fix Corrupted Ubuntu (Boot-Repaired) 18.04, 19.01 & 19.10

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Find Files and Directories on Linux Easily

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Former Mayor of Munich Explains How Microsoft Hates Linux

techrights: Christian Ude speaks in a new interview about what Microsoft did in Munich and elsewhere in Europe in order to undermine GNU/Linux

How to Benchmark Your Storage Devices with Gnome Disk Utility

Gnome Disk Utility is capable of benchmarking your storage devices.

How to Change Hostname on CentOS 8

Learn how to set or change the hostname on CentOS 8 without needing to restart the system.

How to transition from the help desk to a sysadmin job

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Basic troubleshooting with telnet and netcat

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Google reveal Stadia will only have 12 games available at launch, more later in the year

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Build a busy city on Mars in The Farlanders, an in-development city-builder with a free web demo

Tags: Indie Game, Itch.io, Early Access, New Release, UnityCurrently in development and quite early on, The Farlanders is a tile-based city-builder…

Cyberpunk Bar Sim fully funded on Kickstarter and coming to Linux

Tags: Indie Game, Crowdfunding, Steam, Simulation, UpcomingCurrently crowdfunding (successfully!) with a few days left, Cyberpunk Bar Sim takes…

Deliver pizzas, upgrade your car and smash into everything in Crash World

Tags: Indie Game, Demo, Steam, Racing, Action, UnityCrash World is an upcoming comedy pizza delivery game with some really silly physics and you can…

Red Eclipse 2 is a revamp of the classic free arena shooter coming to Steam

Tags: Open Source, Free Game, Update, Steam, Upcoming, FPS, GiveawayI will admit this is quite a surprise, Red Eclipse is a first-person shooter I…

Design your own plants and animals in the casual sim The Sapling

Tags: Indie Game, Upcoming, Steam, Itch.io, Simulation, CasualReleasing with Linux support in December, The Sapling looks like a nice casual sim…

BlooM brings together the classics Doom and Blood

Tags: Mod, FPSAnother quality mashup here, with BlooM merging together elements from both Doom and Blood into something quite different. The team…

BorderDoom adds a little Borderlands flavour to classic Doom

Tags: Mod, FPSAlways on the lookout for the new and interesting, BorderDoom came across the GOL news-desk recently adding a little Borderlands…

Valve has an Armistice Sale and Singles Day sale on Steam with some good Linux games cheap

Tags: Game Sale, SteamYet another chance to grab a game or two from your wishlist perhaps? The Armistice Sale on Steam supports the War Child UK…

Steam for Linux can now run games in a special container

Tags: Steam, BetaIn the latest Steam Beta Client for Linux, Valve have added a new way to run Linux games through a special container. This is…

Korean survival horror The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters enters Early Access with Linux support

Tags: Steam, Early Access, Horror, Adventure, SurvivalDevespresso Games and Headup continue their great Linux support, with a same-day released of…

Comedy adventure game 3 Minutes to Midnight funded and coming to Linux

Tags: Indie Game, Upcoming, Adventure, Comedy, Crowdfunding, SteamScarecrow Studio have raised enough funding to have a successful Kickstarter…

Ghost Grab 3000 is a very satisfying arcade game where you chain ghosts together

Tags: Action, Arcade, Steam, Indie Game, New ReleaseGhost Grab 3000 just recently released after a delay due to the Halloween sales and it's a huge…

Unique first-person shooter Shotgun Farmers adds an amusing Horde Mode

Tags: Indie Game, FPS, Update, Humble Store, SteamIn Shotgun Farmers when you shoot and miss, your bullets sink into the ground and grow new guns.…

Steam Play Proton 4.11-8 is out with vkd3d for Direct3D 12 support

Tags: Vulkan, Steam Play, Wine, UpdateAnother update to Steam Play Proton has been released this evening, which should bring with it plenty of…

Your weekend look at what's on sale and what you can try free

Tags: Game SaleWhile the Halloween sales are over, plenty of stores still have some big and interesting game sales going on with lots of Linux games…

Mainframe Defenders, retrofuturistic squad-based strategy now has a Linux demo

Tags: Strategy, Retro, Indie Game, Demo, RoguelikeMainframe Defenders from Old Byte Apps is an in-development retro take on a squad-based strategy…

Learn about eating enemies in the new Bite the Bullet trailer

Tags: Steam, Upcoming, Action, Platformer, Pixel Graphics, RPGThe upcoming run and gun game Bite the Bullet from Mega Cat Studios is looking really…

The Khronos Group have now released a Vulkan Guide to get you started

Tags: VulkanThe Khronos Group seems to be making another big push for Vulkan API adoption lately, after putting up an official GitHub repository of…

Summer Daze at Hero-U is successfully funded and on the way to Linux

Tags: Visual Novel, Adventure, RPG, Crowdfunding, Indie Game, Upcoming, Demo, SteamSummer Daze at Hero-U, the prequel to Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption…

Sweet action-adventure Chasm is now available on itch.io

Tags: Action, Adventure, Platformer, Itch.io, New ReleaseBit Kid have just recently put up their successfully crowdfunded action-adventure game Chasm…

Small Mode returns to Steam, Broadcast Settings appear on Linux and more on Steam Cloud Gaming

Tags: Steam, Beta, UpdateValve continue upgrading the experience for the new Steam Library with another Beta update available now. I know plenty of…

AMD announce their third-gen Threadripper processors and a 16 core flagship Ryzen 9

Tags: Hardware, AMDToday, AMD announced when you will be able to get your hands on their third-generation Threadripper processors if you're after a…

OVERKILL begin updating PAYDAY 2 again with a patch and new DLCs out now

Tags: FPS, Steam, Update, DLCPAYDAY 2 development is officially back on and OVERKILL have today released an update with some free content, plus new…

Alwa's Legacy the successor to Alwa's Awakening announced with a Kickstarter campaign

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City-builder Kingdoms and Castles expands again with new buildings and resources

Tags: Indie Game, Strategy, City Builder, Steam, GOG, Itch.io, UpdateAs the small team behind the excellent city-builder Kingdoms and Castles work…

Fast-paced shoot and loot FPS Black Ice adds a big new area and grenade launchers

Tags: FPS, Early Access, Indie Game, Steam, Humble Store, Itch.ioI already had trouble deciding what weapons to keep in Black Ice and now they've…

Co-op real-time strategy game A Year Of Rain for Linux is a "TOP Priority"

Tags: Upcoming, Indie Game, RTS, Strategy, Early AccessDaedalic Entertainment just released their brand new co-op focused competitive RTS, A Year Of…

Dead Cells gets bigger again with a new mini-biome and mutations

Tags: Indie Game, Steam, Humble Store, GOG, Action, Platformer, Rogue-lite, UpdateThe brilliant rogue-lite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer…

Seven years ago today, Steam for Linux went into limited Beta

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The first Beta of Godot Engine 3.2 has been released

Tags: Apps, Game Dev, Game Engine, Open SourceThe team behind the FOSS game engine, Godot Engine, have now released the first Beta in the 3.2 series…

Abbey Games announce they're going to let staff go in December as they "scope down"

Tags: MiscAbbey Games, a developer known for titles like Reus, Renowned Explorers: International Society and most recently Godhood announced today…

Wilderness survival game Wayward has a massive feature update

Tags: Indie Game, Steam, Early Access, Survival, Pixel GraphicsSeemingly stranded on an unknown island, Wayward is an indie pixel-art game of…

Transport Fever 2 confirmed for release on December 11, Linux support included

Tags: Steam, Simulation, Upcoming, StrategyEntering the GOL mailbox today is an announcement about Transport Fever 2 getting a release date! It's…

Psyonix talk more about the upcoming Blueprint system for Rocket League

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Another big SteamVR update is out now, with plenty of Linux fixes for VR enthusiasts

Tags: Steam, Virtual Reality, UpdateSteamVR 1.8 is now out of Beta and with it, comes plenty of updates to the whole system with some big audio…

The FOSS rendering engine OGRE is being ported to Vulkan

Tags: Game Dev, VulkanSome fun news for game developers and the Vulkan ecosystem as another FOSS rendering engine is being ported over to Vulkan.…

Looks like Valve could be set to launch something called Steam Cloud Gaming

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition released with Linux support

Tags: Feral Interactive, New Release, Adventure, Action, ReviewShadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition from Crystal Dynamics, Eidos…

Microsoft confirm their new Chromium-powered Edge browser is coming to Linux

Tags: Misc, AppsNot Linux gaming related, sure but still very interesting news. During their Ignite conference, Microsoft confirmed their new…

Fix up some pipes the puzzler game Flux Caves, now temporarily free

Tags: Indie Game, Free Game, Itch.io, Steam, PuzzleFlux Caves is like playing with a massive set of marbles, only someone came along and pulled a…

Bridge Constructor Portal is getting a Portal Proficiency DLC where you place the portals

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EVERSPACE 2 is officially funded and on the way to Linux

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Vertebreaker, a new pixel-art side-scroller from former Sonic Mania developer Headcannon

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Road To Nowhere is a free emotionally charged live-action adventure game coming to Linux

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Relaxing puzzler Mars Power Industries Deluxe comes to PC and it's out now

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The latest Zachtronics game MOLEK-SYNTEZ is about making drugs

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NVIDIA have released the stable 440.31 driver update for Linux, plus a new Vulkan beta driver

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Godot Engine continues advancing Vulkan support, adopts new Code of Conduct

Tags: Godot Engine, Open Source, VulkanThe team behind the free and open source game engine, Godot Engine, have another progress report to share on…

Nebuchadnezzar looks like a beautifully styled classic isometric city builder coming to Linux

Tags: Indie Game, Upcoming, Steam, City BuilderSeeing Nebuchadnezzar recently gave me a bit of a buzz, a city builder inspired by classics like…